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Ana suffered a broken toe prior to the Australian Open. Consequently she will rest for the next fortnight, and will be unavailable for Serbia’s Fed Cup Group I campaign in Budapest at the start of next month.
Ana suffered a shock 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 defeat to world No.141 Lucie Hradecka in the first round of the Australian Open. The Czech took all five of her break point chances as Ana became the first top five seeded player to lose in the opening round in Melbourne since Jennifer Capriati in 2003.
Ana takes on world No.141 Lucie Hradecka in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.
Hradecka, formerly No.4 in the world in doubles, qualified here by winning three matches. The 29-year-old Czech has never gone beyond the second round of a Grand Slam.
Ana has begun the year where she left off in 2014, losing a high-quality final in Brisbane to world No.2 Maria Sharapova.
Ana has been drawn against a qualifier in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.
If she reaches round two, Ana will take on either Slovenia's Polona Hercog or Qiang Wang of China. 32nd seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland could await in round three.
10th seed Ekaterina Makarova is Ana's most likely opponent in round four, while third seed Simona Halep is a potential adversary in the quarter-finals.
Second seed Maria Sharapova is a possible semi-final opponent.
Despite a marvellous performance, Ana just fell short of capturing the Brisbane International title as she lost 6(4)-7, 6-3, 6-3 to world No.2 Maria Sharapova. After two hours and 38 minutes of top-quality tennis, the Russian eventually clinched a match that could have gone either way until the very end.
Ana moved into the final of the Brisbane International following a 7-6(2), 6-4 victory against world No.34 Varvara Lepchenko. The 27-year-old was in firm control after winning the first set on a tiebreak, but she eventually needed seven match points spread over four games to seal the match after one hour and 53 minutes.
Ana reached the semi-finals of the Brisbane International with a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over world No.52 Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.
Ana's victory in an hour and 57 minutes sets up a last four meeting on Friday with American Varvara Lepchenko. A victory would see Ana move back up to No.5, after she dropped two places to 7th in the rankings following the removal of last year's Auckland points from the ranking points tallies.
Ana won her only previous meeting with Lepchenko in three sets at the China Open in Beijing in 2012.
Ana got her 2015 season off to a successful start thanks to a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Australian world No.70 Jarmila Gajdasova.
Playing in the Brisbane International for the first time since 2011, Ana triumphed in 84 minutes to set up a quarter-final with Estonia's Kaia Kanepi on Thursday.
Remarkably, given that the pair have both been playing WTA tennis for over a decade, it will be the first meeting between them.