The latest news about Ana!

Ana and Sears resume partnership Jul 29th 2015

Ana has re-hired Britain's Nigel Sears as her tennis coach. The pair worked together between July 2011 and July 2013 and are back together preparing for the North American hard court swing.

"Nigel is someone that I trust a lot," said Ana. "He has great technical and tactical knowledge, and knows women's tennis so well."

North American hard court season preview Jul 26th 2015

Ana gets her North American hard court season underway in at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, which begins on 10 August.

Nine of the world’s top 10 players are currently entered into the tournament (only Simona Halep is scheduled to miss the event), with Ana set to be among the top eight seeds. Accordingly, she will likely receive a first round bye.

June competition winner Jul 22nd 2015

The winner of the June competition is Carl Miertschin of the USA.

He correctly gave "21" as the answer to the question, "Ana won the AEGON Classic in Birmingham last year. How many games did she lose in her five matches?"

Congratulations to him, he wins an adidas item signed by Ana.

Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

Mid-season review Jul 18th 2015

With the season halfway complete, we take a quick reflection on Ana’s year so far:

* Ana’s win-loss record for 2015 is 18-12
* The 27-year-old has reached one final (Brisbane) and two semi-finals (Monterrey and the French Open)
* Ana has beaten one top 10-ranked player so far this season: Ekaterina Makarova at the French Open
* Caroline Garcia has been Ana’s tormentor-in-chief during 2015: the Frenchwoman has defeated Ana no fewer than three times
* Ana has already competed on four different surfaces: outdoor hard courts, indoor hard courts, clay and grass

July competition Jul 14th 2015

The July competition is now online. It is free to enter to members of Club Ana, which is free to join.

First prize is an adidas item signed by Ana, with three runners-up each receiving signed photos.

Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

Ana to return to Luxembourg Jul 10th 2015

Ana has entered the BGL BNP Paribas Open in Luxembourg, which takes place during October 19-25.

Ana won the tournament in 2007, something she alluded to in her Facebook post announcing her participation:

"It’s amazing for me to think back to the time I won the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open – it was eight years ago, back in 2007! It doesn’t seem so long ago, because I remember it very vividly.

Wimbledon photos Jul 7th 2015

Images of Ana competing at Wimbledon are now in the Galleries section.

Bid on Ana's signed Roland Garros credential for StarCards charity Jul 4th 2015

Ana is the official celebrity supporter of StarCards and she has donated her signed Roland Garros credential badge (the "pass" that gave her access to the grounds during her run to the French Open semi-finals last month). Sales from the auction will benefit Great Ormond Steet Hospital Children's Charity.

Ana upset by Mattek-Sands Jul 1st 2015

Ana’s campaign at the Wimbledon Championships ended brutally in the second round as she lost 6-3, 6-4 to world No.158 Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The seventh seed never managed to settle on court and appeared to be hindered by some physical issues on what was the hottest day in Wimbledon’s 138-year history.

Ana blitzes into round two Jun 29th 2015

Ana clinched a routine 6-1, 6-1 victory over Yi-Fan Xu in the first round of the Championships at Wimbledon. The seventh seed dominated throughout and unleashed a phenomenal 29 winners during the 61-minute match.