Updated: Ana advances to round two

Updated: Ana advances to round two

Ana is through to the second round of the Ordina Open after beating former world No.8 Alicia Molik 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in her first grass court outing of the season.

“It was a tough match today,” said Ana. “The first match on grass is always tricky. I knew that she has a very good serve and can play well on grass.

“I was very focussed in the first set and serving well, but I dropped my serve at the beginning of the second set and made some errors.

“Despite this I am satisfied with this match. My goal is to build my game on grass, which I think is a good surface for my style. This was a good start.”

Ana will face world No.50 Iveta Benesova in round two on Wednesday. The Czech, whom Ana has beaten three times out of three, beat Sania Mirza 7-6, 2-6, 6-3.