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Ana’s third round clash with world No.19 Sabine Lisicki at the Wimbledon Championships has been suspended overnight at 1-1 in the second set. The match didn’t start before 8pm local time due rain in London and was halted shortly after the German had taken the opening set 6-4.
Ana takes on world No.19 Sabine Lisicki in the third round of The Championships on Saturday. It will be the just the second meeting between the pair.
Ana won their first encounter, at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart earlier this year. However, that match was on clay, which appears to be the German’s weakest surface.
24-year-old Lisicki, with her big serve and dangerous forehand, reached the Wimbledon final 12 months ago, where she lost to Marion Bartoli. En route she beat 17-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.
The annual StarCards charity auction is now open, and offers the opportunity to bid on items signed by Ana. Proceeds from the auction will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Ana is the official celebrity supporter this year. As well as Ana, many other players have signed cards, including Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwańska, Victoria Azarenka, Laura Robson, Caroline Wozniacki, Na Li and Petra Kvitova.
Ana secured a place in the third round of The Championships at Wimbledon after beating world No.66 Jie Zheng from China 6-4, 6-0 in impressive fashion. The 26-year-old produced a brilliant performance that included twenty winners and just nine unforced errors during the 61 minute match.
However, as it may have been predicted prior to the match, Zheng started brightly on court No.3: the Chinese held sweet memories from beating Ana at this event six years ago and she clearly entered today’s contest with confidence.
Ana takes on world No.66 Jie Zheng of China in the second round of The Championships at Wimbledon on Thursday. It will be the fifth meeting between the pair, with the head-to-head series tied at 2-2.
Zheng defeated Ana here in 2008, when Ana was the top seed. She added another victory in Beijing a few months later, but Ana won their last meeting convincingly - a 6-3, 6-0 win at the 2012 US Open.
Ana safely passed a tricky opening round match at the Wimbledon Championships with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 victory over Italy’s Francesca Schiavone. The world No.76 provided a stern test for the 11th seed, who eventually prevailed in 96 minutes.
Ana takes on Italian world No.77 Francesca Schiavone in the first round of The Championships on Tuesday. It will be Ana's 10th Wimbledon campaign.
Ana leads the head-to-head series 6-0, with her first victory coming at the French Open in 2005, and the most recent being in Linz last year.
Both players are former French Open champions. Ana is enjoying her highest seeding at Wimbledon since 2008, while the Italian, who turns 34 today, is competing here for the 14th time.
Images of Ana attending the pre-Wimbledon player party in London on Thursday night are now in the Galleries section.
The 26-year-old received critical praise for her outfit, by London-based Serbian designer Roksanda, including this story in the Daily Mail newspaper.
It will be a battle of former Roland Garros champions in round one of The Championships at Wimbledon, after Ana was drawn against Italy’s Francesca Schiavone.
If she reaches round two, Ana could face her 2008 conqueror here, Jie Zheng. Last year’s runner-up Sabine Lisicki is a possible opponent in the third round.
Prior to the AEGON Classic in Birmingham, Ana and Donna Vekic tried their hand at cricket.
The pair visited Edgbaston Cricket Ground and took to the pitch at half-time in the Birmingham Bears vs Durham Jets match.
Photos from their visit are now in the Galleries section.