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Ana takes on Russian Alisa Kleybanova in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, which begins in Tokyo on Sunday. The clash between the pair will be their fourth encounter this year, with Kleybanova holding a 2-1 head-to-head advantage. However, Ana won their most recent meeting in July, when she beat Kleybanova 6-3, 6-2 during the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.
If Ana beats the world No.28 she will face either Yanina Wickmayer from Belgium or 11th seed Marion Bartoli in round two. Eighth seed Victoria Azarenka is a possible third round adversary, while Samantha Stosur or former world No. 1 Dinara Safina could await in the quarter finals.
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska are potential semi-final opponents.
The bottom half of the draw includes Wimbledon and US Open finalist Vera Zvonareva, third seed Jelena Jankovic, French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, seventh seed Elena Dementieva and 12th seed Maria Sharapova, all of whom Ana cannot face until the final.
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By Joeri Moerman