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Ana records win #56 Oct 7th 2014

Ana reached the second round of the Generali Ladies Linz with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier.

It was the 56nd win of the year for Ana, extending her career-best record. 

Ana, who won the title here in 2008 and 2010, was broken in her opening service game but hit back immediately and soon took charge of the match.

She required a medical timeout for a long-standing hip injury when trailing 2-1 in the second set, but was undeterred and emerged victorious after 67 minutes.

Ana rises to 8th Oct 6th 2014

Ana's run to the China Open semi-finals last week has seen her rise to 8th in the latest WTA Singles Rankings. It is Ana's highest ranking in over five years.

Ana is seventh in the Road To Singapore, the standings based on results in 2014 alone. Her qualification for the WTA Finals is assured.

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Ana to meet Parmentier in Linz Oct 5th 2014

 Ana is seeded second at the Generali Ladies Linz, which begins in Austria on Monday. She will face French world No.79 Pauline Parmentier in the first round.
 
A lucky loser or 62nd-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu await in round two, while seventh seed Karolina Pliskova is a possible quarter-final opponent.
 
Third seed Dominika Cibulkova is a potential semi-final adversary.
 

Ana defeated in Beijing semis Oct 4th 2014

Ana lost 6-0, 6-4 to world No.4 Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals of the China Open in Beijing. The 26-year-old was never in her element and although she fought gamely, she could not prevent the Russian from advancing to the final.

Ana appeared to lack rhythm early on following a walkover in the quarter-finals. She quickly trailed by an early break and as three opportunities to snatch back a break were lost in the fourth game, the Russian raced into a 4-0 lead.

The Road To Singapore: how Ana can confirm qualification Oct 3rd 2014

Ana began the week 5th in the Road To Singapore, the rankings that determine the eight qualifiers for the WTA Finals during 20-26 October. However, results in Wuhan went against her and she ends the week 8th.

 

Singapore-bound Ana moves into semis Oct 2nd 2014

Ana celebrated qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore by beating world No.25 Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 7-5 at the China Open. Her scheduled quarter-final opponent, Simona Halep, has withdrawn from the tournament, giving Ana a walkover into Saturday's semi-finals.

Moments after Ana took to the court, her qualification for Singapore was confirmed when Germany's Angelique Kerber, currently ninth in the standings, lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Ana into China Open round three Sep 30th 2014

Ana reached third round of the China Open in Beijing following a 6-4, 6-2 victory against world No. 149 Romina Oprandi from Switzerland. The match will never be considered for a quality award - it featured 13 breaks of serve and unforced errors aplenty - but Ana moves one step closer to the WTA Finals in Singapore.

It was a chilly afternoon in Beijing and both players came out of the locker room wearing long-sleeved shirts. Unfortunately for the spectators, the match did little to increase the temperature on the Moon Court.

Ruthless Ana soars into round two Sep 29th 2014

Ana produced an impressive display of power tennis as she overwhelmed world No.34 Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the China Open in Beijing.
 

Ana vs Bencic Sep 28th 2014

Ana takes on world No.33 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the China Open on Monday. It will be the first meeting between the pair.

17-year-old Bencic has risen an incredible 175 places in the rankings so far this season, and looks set to be seeded at the Australian Open in January.

She has beaten the likes of Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic and Sara Errani during 2014 and is currently enjoying her career-best ranking. She was a quarter-finalist at the US Open and reached the Charleston semi-finals in April.

Ana to face a qualifier in Beijing Sep 26th 2014

Ana has been drawn to play a qualifier in the first round of the China Open, which begins on Saturday. Ana is seeded ninth at the $5,427,105 event and has missed out on a seeding and bye by one spot.

In round two Ana could face either compatriot Bojana Jovanovski or Switzerland's Romina Oprandi. Eighth seed Eugenie Bouchard is a possible third round opponent.