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FHM in Serbia has named Ana the third sexiest woman on the planet. Ana finished third in the magazine's poll, behind actresses Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie.
The teenager polled just 200 votes less than Jolie who was second. Alba received 31,800 votes in the reader survey that lasted five months.
Ana has won several "!sexiest female tennis player" polls in the past, including those held by The Sun, The Tennis Channel and tennisreporers.net.
Ana is on the cover of the new issue of ACE Tennis Magazine in Britain.
In the four-page feature Ana talks exclusively about her meteoric rise to the upper echelons of women's tennis, coaching and life on the tour, among other topics.
The following is an extract:
Ana was surprisingly beaten 6-3, 6-1 by China's Zi Yan in the second round of the Rogers Cup.
Yan played the match of her life, making only a handful of errors and peppering the lines as she gave the defending champion no time or rhythm.
Yan, a Grand Slam champion in doubles, played well above her ranking of 169. She simply didn't miss, and when Ana took the pace off her shots in an attempt to stabilise the match, Yan hit winners.
Her intensity was outstanding. She proved to be a nightmare opening round opponent for Ana, who never got out of first gear.
The latest Power Index results from Los Angeles are in and, as forecasted, Ana’s power game registered high in the final standings. Ana, the tournament champion, finished third with an overall score of 95.6 mph, which was unmistakably attributable to her booming first serve and monstrous forehand.
The 2006 Rogers Cup saw Ana etch her name alongside an impressive list of former champions, including Justine Henin, Steffi Graf, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Moreover, in the final Ana defeated 1999 and 2000 champion Martina Hingis.
The win served as a major milestone in Ana’s career as it was her first Tier I title. In addition, the Rogers Cup is one of the most respected and storied championships on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour—only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open boast longer histories.
Nadia Petrova, whom Ana defeated 7-5, 6-4 in the final of the East West Bank Classic, gave a generous tribute to the teenager. She praised almost every aspect of Ana’s game.
“I would say she just rips it off without event thinking,” the world No.9 said about Ana’s instinctive forehand. “Comparing with any other players, it is the best forehand by far on tour.”