The latest news about Ana!

Ana rises to 5th in Road Sep 23rd 2014

Ana's sensational victory in last week's Toray Pan Pacific Open means that she is now up to 5th in the Road To Singapore, the rankings based on 2014 results only.

Ana is unchanged at 10th in the official WTA rankings, which is explained by the fact that those above her have significant points to defend between now and the end of the year.

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Injured Ana retires from Wuhan event Sep 22nd 2014

Ana was forced to retire due to a left thigh injury in the opening round of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in China.

Ana storms to Tokyo title Sep 21st 2014

Ana overpowered world No.9 Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6(2) in the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Ana did not drop a set in any of her four matches this week, and defeated players ranked 25th, 15th, 8th and 9th.

The victory marks Ana's fourth tournament win of the season and will see her rise to No.6 in the Road To Singapore tomorrow.
Ana recovered from a 40-15 deficit in the opening game and broke the Dane before moving 2-0 ahead. Wozniacki broke back and levelled at 2-2, before Ana went on an incredible run.

Winning machine Ana reaches 6th final of year Sep 20th 2014

Ana surged into her sixth final of 2014 with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over world No.8 Angelique at the Toray Pan Pacific Open. In advancing to her second Tokyo final, Ana recorded her WTA-high 51st win of the season.

It was an indifferent start from Ana, with unforced errors flowing from her racket in the opening games. She was broken in the first game and later trailed 5-3: Kerber was the more consistent player.

By this point the match had already been twice interrupted by rain, the second intermission lasting around 40 minutes as the roof was closed.

Wuhan draw Sep 19th 2014

Ana has been drawn to face Russian world No.27 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the 2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
The $2million tournament is in its inaugural year. Wuhan is the birthplace of Na Li, the Chinese legend who retired this week while ranked sixth in the world.
If she reaches round two of the 56-woman event, Ana will take on either Australia's Casey Dellaqua or Italian Roberta Vinci. Ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki is a possible opponent in round three.

Ana chalks up 50th win of season Sep 19th 2014

Ana scored a straightforward 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No.15 Lucie Safarova to reach the semi-finals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The triumph was Ana’s WTA-leading 50th win of the season, and marks her first success over the Czech lefty in over six years.

Impressive Ana overcomes Azarenka Sep 17th 2014

Ana produced a highly polished performance as she defeated two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Ana timed the ball beautifully and made full use of the court, outmaneuvering the former world No.1 throughout the 100-minute match.

Ana vs Azarenka Sep 16th 2014

Ana takes on Belarusian two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday.

Ana is seeded third at the $1m event and received a bye in round one, while Azarenka defeated home favourite Kimiko Date-Krumm 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.

The pair have met eight times before, with Azarenka leading the head-to-head series 5-3. Their most recent clash was a three-set win for the Belarusian at the 2013 U.S. Open.

Cincinnati photos Sep 15th 2014

Images of Ana competing in the Western & Southern Open, where she reached the final, are now in the Galleries section.

Toray Pan Pacific draw Sep 13th 2014

Ana has been handed an exceedingly difficult draw at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She is seeded third and receives a first round bye, but could face two-tome Grand Slam champion and former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka in round two.
Azarenka takes on 43-year-old home favourite Kimiko Date-Krumm, a wild card, in the first round.
If she reaches the quarter-finals, Ana could face her French Open conqueror, Lucie Safarova, against whom she has lost her last five matches, including in the first round here five years ago.