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Ana reached the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over world No.93 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. The 14th seed triumphed after 92 minutes to set up a meeting with Germany's Annika Beck.
Ana took an early lead in what proved to be a scappy match, packed with no fewer than 14 breaks of serve; there were just six holds of service. It was a somewhat nervous beginning to the tournament by Ana, but her class proved to be decisive.
Ana takes on world No.94 Kiki Bertens in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday. It will be the first meeting between the pair.
Dutchwoman Bertens is appearing in a Grand Slam main draw for only the eighth time in her career. Her win-loss record in majors is 2-7.
Ana has been drawn to face world No.94 Kiki Bertens in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.
If she reaches round two, Ana will take on either Petra Martic of Croatia or Germany's Annika Beck. 17th seed Samantha Stosur is a potential third round opponent, while top seed and overwhelming favourite Serena Williams is a likely adversary in round four, if Ana gets that far.
Were she to reach the quarter-finals, Ana could clash with either of the leading Italians: No.7 Sara Errani or No.12 Roberta Vinci.
During last week's ASB Classic, Ana took part in the WTA's launch of its Road to Singapore campaign, which is aimed at promoting the season-ending WTA Championships. The event takes place in Singapore during 17-26 October.
"I visited Singapore a few years ago and I really loved it," said Ana. "I was there on vacation and had a great time. Some of the people I met work in the sports industry there and they told me about Singapore's big plans for the future.