Thursday in New York

Thursday in New York

Ana had a busy day in New York yesterday.

After an early morning practice session, during which she hit with 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana visited the indoor courts and hit with children who had been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Ana also hit with Douglas, pictured here, who is a friend of the Make a Wish Foundation and dreamt that one day he would hit with a professional player at the US Open.

Ana was pleasantly surprised by the youngster's prowess, as he demonstrated some superb groundstrokes. "I wasn't expecting that!" exclaimed Ana. "I think my hitting partner will be worried about his job."

In the evening the 25-year-old attended the Taste of Tennis culinary event at the W Hotel, where she was shown a few tricks by chef Taku Sato from her favourite restaurant, Nobu.

During the evening she launched her official Twitter account, and she also temporarily took-over the WTA's Twitter handle, tweeting eight pictures of herself from the event.

Click here to view an album of the best pictures of the evening, taken on a cameraphone.