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During last week’s BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore Ana faced the press almost daily. Here we pick out some of the key things she said:
Qualifying for the WTA Finals
Yesterday in Belgrade, UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia Ana met with pupils, principals and parents from four primary and secondary schools that have implemented the “School without Violence” programme, as well as the donors who support the work of UNICEF. She was joined by Michel Saint-Lot, UNICEF Representative in Serbia.
The gathering was held at the Delphi bookstore in the Student Cultural Centre, where the group discussed what has been achieved and what challenges remain on the path to the prevention and protection of children from violence.
The winner of the September competition is Anthony Kalinovski from Australia.
He correctly gave "Jakarta" as the answer to the question, "Ana is set to take part in the IPTL during November/December. Which of the following cities is NOT a host venue?"
Congratulations to him, he wins an adidas item signed by Ana.
Ana's three-set victory over Simona Halep on Friday may not have been enough to qualify her for the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals, but it has secured her a year-end ranking of No.5.
The losses today of Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska ensured that Ana will enjoy her equal second-best ever year-end ranking.
The 26-year-old won titles in Auckland, Monterrey, Birmingham and Tokyo, and led the tour with 58 match wins.
Despite a marvellous 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-3 win against world No.4 Simona Halep, Ana has been eliminated from the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. The 26-year-old required a straight sets win over the Romanian in her final round-robin match to advance to the semi-finals, but dropping the second set eventually ended her hopes.
Ana takes on Romanian world No.4 Simona Halep in her final round-robin match at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore on Friday.
Following world No.1 Serena Williams' 6-1, 6-1 thrashing of Eugenie Bouchard this evening, Ana knows that she must beat Halep in straight sets if she is to progress to the semi-finals.
Ana defeated world No.5 Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-3 to keep alive her BNP Paribas WTA Finals campaign in Singapore. The 26-year-old triumphed after an hour and 24 minutes and faces fourth seed Simona Halep in a decisive group finale on Friday.
Coming into the match, Bouchard was the only player in Singapore whom Ana had not defeated: she held an 0-2 win-loss record against the Canadian.
Ana quickly went about reversing the trend. She broke Bouchard at the first attempt and opened up a 3-0 lead.
Ana takes on Eugenie Bouchard at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore on Wednesday. Defeat for either player would mean near-certain elimination from the event.
Canadian Bouchard has a 2-0 head-to-head lead against Ana, beating her 6-3, 6-3 at Wimbledon last year and in three sets at the Australian Open in January. In fact, Bouchard is the only player in Singapore whom Ana has not beaten.