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Ana is seeded fifth at the Miami Open, which begins on Tuesday. She receives a first round bye.
In round two Ana will take on either Puerto Rican Monica Puig or a qualifier. 27th seed Sabine Lisicki could await in round three, while No.11 Sara Errani is a possible fourth round opponent.
Ana is seeded to face world No.1 Serena Williams in the quarter-finals. Possible semi-final opponents include No.3 Simona Halep and No.6 Eugenie Bouchard.
The winner of the February competition is Arlene Deutscher of the USA.
She correctly gave "Africa" as the answer to the question, "On which continent did Ana NOT win a tournament during the 2014 season?"
Congratulations to her, she wins an adidas item signed by Ana.
The March competition will be launched shortly.
Ana has confirmed her availability for Serbia's Fed Cup World Group II Play-Off against Paraguay next month.
Ana's coach, Dejan Petrovic, informed the Tennis Federation of Serbia about the world No.6's availability for the 18-19 April tie in Novi Sad earlier this week.
"It's obviously a huge tie for us," said Ana. "Playing in front of my home crowd is a special thrill. I'm really looking forward to this tie."
Ana lost 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to world No. 28 Caroline Garcia in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The fifth seed lacked efficiency on the crucial points, but above all she encountered a shrewd opponent who executed her game plan in the most perfect manner.
Ana got her BNP Paribas Open campaign off to a winning start as she convincingly moved past Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-1 in the second round. The fifth seed was superior from the very beginning and never surrendered the upper hand during the 80 minute match, despite being successful on just four out of her 13 break opportunities.
Ana and Angelique Kerber fell to a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to seventh seeds Caroline Garcia of France and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik in the opening round of the BNP Paribas Open doubles competition.
The pair had been given a wild card into the draw, and lost in an hour and nine minutes.
In singles, Ana's second round opponent on Saturday is now known: she will take on Yulia Putinseva of Kazakhstan.
Putinseva beat Tereza Smitkova 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday. Ana has never before faced the world No.107.
Photo: Christopher Levy
Ana and world No.14 Angelique Kerber will team up again at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells: the pair have taken a wild card into the doubles draw.
Ana and the German partnered one another in Brisbane earlier this year, reaching the quarter-finals.
They have been drawn against the French-Slovenian pairing of Caroline Garcia and Karolina Srebotnik, who are seeded seventh.
Ana has been placed in the bottom half of the BNP Paribas Open draw - the opposite half to the returning top seed Serena Williams. Williams is expected to dominate headlines as she ends a 14-year hiatus in the desert this week.
Fifth seed Ana, like all of the top 32-ranked players, will receive a bye in round one. In round two she will take on either Tereza Smitkova of the Czech Republic or a qualifier.
Ana was defeated 6-1, 6-4 by Caroline Garcia of France in the semi-finals of the Abierto Monterrey Afirme. The world No.29 triumphed over the defending champion in just 54 minutes.
Ana had won her last eight matches at the Mexican event but ran into an inspired Garcia, while she herself suffered a real off-day.
Ana now heads to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open, the year's first Premier Mandatory event.
Photo: Jason Fontes