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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.
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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.
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Ana booked her spot in the semi-finals of the Abierto Monterrey Afirme in Mexico with a straightforward 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No.64 Kristina Mladenovic. On a very chilly evening in Monterrey, the 27-year-old didn’t spend more time on court than necessary and finished the task in just over an hour.
Ana defeated world No.103 Pauline Parmentier from France 6-3, 6-2 in round two of the Abierto Monterrey Afirme in Mexico. The 27-year-old triumphed in just 66 minutes and keeps alive her hopes of defending her title.
Ana reached the second round of the Abierto Monterrey Afirme in Mexico by beating Nicole Vaidisova from the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-6(4). It was Vaidisova’s first WTA main draw appearance in five years, with the 25-year-old returning to professional tennis last September after retiring at the age of 20 in 2010.
Ana is seeded No.1 at the Abierto Monterrey Afirme in Mexico. She has been drawn to play a qualifier in round one.
In round two Ana would face either compatriot Aleksandra Krunic or France's Pauline Parmentier. Sixth seed Alison Riske of the U.S.A. is a possible quarter-final opponent.
Third seed Caroline Garcia could await in the semi-finals. Would-be second seed Eugenie Bouchard withdrew from the tournament.