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Ana will take on Ukrainian world No.43 Elina Svitolina in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday. It will be the third meeting between the pair, with Ana leading the head-to-head series 2-0.
Both the pair's previous matches took place on outdoor hard courts: Ana triumphed 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the 2012 US Open, and she was a 6-3, 6-0 victor in the second round of last year's Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Ana will take on either Russian world No.43 Elina Svitolina or 57th-ranked Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, which takes place in Indian Wells over the next fortnight. Seeded 11th, Ana receives a bye in round one.
In round three Ana could face American 17th seed Sloane Stephens, while fifth seed Angelique Kerber could await in the fourth round.
Possible quarter-final opponents include No.4 Maria Sharapova, while top seed Na Li is a potential adversary in the semi-finals.
Ana has been drafted to play for Mumbai in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League, which is scheduled to take place across Asia and the Middle East in the off-season.
A unique format, conceived and organized by Indian doubles legend Mahesh Bhupathi, will see teams of ATP, WTA and legendary players facing each other in best-of-five set matches. The matches will feature men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and a legend’s doubles rubber.
Each set will be played with no-ad scoring and there will be a tiebreak at 5-5 if necessary.
Ana has been named as the official celebrity support of StarCards, which raises funds for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and The Supporters' Club charities.
For several years Ana and her fellow WTA players have signed playing cards and donated match outfits to charity auctions, helping StarCards raise significant sums for two worthy causes.
The winner of the February competition is Velibor Tomovic from Montenegro.
He correctly gave "Klara Zakopalova" as the answer to the question, "Who is the only non-North American player to have beaten Ana this season?"
Congratulations to him, he wins an adidas item signed by Ana.
The March competition will be launched later this month.
Ana's ranking is unchanged at 12th in the latest WTA Singles Rankings, which are published today.
In the Road To Singapore, which determines the eight qualifiers for the season-ending championships, Ana is ranked eighth.
Current WTA Singles Top 20:
1 Serena Williams (USA) 12,660pts
2 Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 6,795pts
3 Na Li (Chn) 5,705pts
4 Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 5,681pts
5 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 5,206pts
6 Angelique Kerber (Ger) 4,490pts
7 Simona Halep (Rou) 4,435pts