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The WTA this week launched WTA TV developed by Xerox, a service aimed at simplifying the viewing of live matches.
Now fans can simply visit wtatennis.com/wtatv in order to find out which TV network in their country is screening the weeks's tournaments.
The winner of the December competition is Amila Bandara from Sri Lanka.
She correctly gave "Sloane Stephens" as the answer to the question, "Which of the following players has Ana never lost against?" (The other players listed were Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci and Simona Halep).
Congratulations to her, she wins an adidas item signed by Ana.
Ana has risen to 12th, her joint-highest position in almost five years, in the latest WTA Rankings, which are published today.
Ana's Australian Open quarter-final finish, coupled with winning the ASB Classic in Auckland, mean that she is sixth in the Road to Singapore, the standing that determine the eight qualifiers for the season-ending WTA Championships.
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Ana has withdrawn from the Open GDF Suez in Paris due to a left hip strain she suffered at the Australian Open. The 26-year-old was due to make her debut at the event, which takes place during 27 January-2 February.
"I’m really disappointed that I have to pull out of the Open GDF Suez in Paris," said Ana. "This has been my best start to a season for a long time. My confidence is high and I was excited to go there and try to challenge for the title.
Ana missed a great chance to reach her first major’s semi-final in six years as she was beaten 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 by Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. The 14th seed was unable to reproduce her stunning performances from earlier in the week, losing after two hours and 24 minutes, but she will carry away a lot of positives for the rest of the season.
Ana takes on world No.31 Eugenie Bouchard in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. It will be the second meeting between the pair, after Bouchard triumped in the second round at Wimbledon last year.