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For the second Grand Slam in a row, Ana exited at the hands of former No.1 Venus Williams. The 6-4, 6-2 fourth round defeat on Arthur Ashe Stadium brings an end to Ana's thrilling Grand Slam season..
Ana’s early form seemed to spell trouble for Venus; she opened the match with a 116mph ace up the middle and later crushed a blazing forehand winner that skid off the baseline to secure the initial service hold.
Ana faces six-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. It will be the pair’s fourth meeting and their second in successive Grand Slams, after the American’s straight sets victory at Wimbledon two months ago.
Though 27-year-old Williams has won all three of their previous meetings, Ana is quietly confident of scoring an upset against the 12th seed. She has been in good form in the early rounds.
Ana was again happy with her performance after beating Vera Dushevina 6-1, 6-3 in the third round of the US Open. The teenager moves into round four for the first time in her short career, and has dropped just 10 games in the process.
“I'm really happy with the result,” said Ana. “She's a tough opponent. “She played good the last couple of matches, so I expected a tough match out there. But I was really happy with the result. It’s always nice to get through like this. I played some good tennis.”
Ana produced another supremely accomplished display as she saw off world No.58 Vera Dushevina 6-1, 6-3 in the third round of the US Open. The victory means that Ana has achieved her best result yet at Flushing Meadows.
As she so often does when facing players ranked beneath her, Ana made a fast start. She broke the 20-year-old in the opening game and surged into a 4-0 lead.
Winners flowed, as Ana surged into a 4-0 lead. She smiled broadly as she hit a wonderful backhand winner in the fourth game, a sign of her relaxed frame of mind.
Ana faces world No.58 Vera Dushevina in the third round of the US Open today. The match is scheduled as the second on Louis Armstrong Stadium and should begin sometime after 12.45pm local time (6.45pm Central European Time).
It will be the sixth contest between the two. Ana leads the head-to-head series 3-2, with Dushevina triumphing on the first two occasions, and Ana the last three. That includes a three-set victory in the first round here last year.
After defeating Aravane Rezai 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the US Open, Ana spoke of her satisfaction at progressing through the draw so quickly. By 12.30pm on the first Wednesday of the tournament, she was through to round three, having dropped just six games and spent a mere two hours and seven minutes on court.
Ana moved into the third round of the US Open with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-1 victory over world No.61 Aravane Rezai. The teenager won eight straight games as she recovered from a 3-1 deficit to advance in just 65 minutes.
Fifth-seeded Ana made a slow start, losing the opening three points after Rezai had put her into serve. The 20-year-old broke then held serve and was 3-1 ahead after 20 minutes.
Ana faces world No.61 Aravane Rezai in the second round of the US Open today. The match is scheduled as the first of the day on the venue's biggest arena, the 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe stadium, and will begin at 11am local time (5pm Central European Time).
The match will be the second meeting between the pair, and the second in successive Grand Slams, after Ana beat the Frenchwoman 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-interrupted third round match at Wimbledon two months ago.
By kind courtesy of Eurosport, we present an eight-minute interview Ana filmed with the broadcaster on Saturday evening.
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