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We continue our series of highlights videos from Roland Garros and Wimbledon with Ana's 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 win over third seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter-finals of the French Open.
Click here to watch (video opens in your default media player or right-click and "Save Target As" to download).
The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour recently announced where the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships will take place over the next six years. After November’s final staging in Madrid they will be held in Doha, Qatar in 2008-2010, then in 2011-2013 they will take place in Istanbul, Turkey.
The winner of the 2008 event will pocket a record $1,485,000, while the total tournament prize money for the eight-woman event will be $4.45 million, which is equal to that of the ATP’s season-ending Championships, the Tennis Masters Cup.
Over the next two weeks we will be posting highlights videos of Ana's most entertaining matches from the French Open and Wimbledon, where she reached the final and semi-finals respectively.
We begin today with the 19-year-old's memorable 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over 24th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues in the fourth round of Roland Garros.
Laurent: Hello Ana! Congratulations for your victory, it's amazing, the second tiers I, I'm very happy. But tell me just something: if you must choice one of Open, Montréal or Berlin, wich will be? Great victory at Berlin (against Patty, for me, it was your best match of this year), but Montréal is the first.... All the best, Laurent
Ana today signed what is believed to be the biggest ever endorsement deal for an athlete in Serbia. She has entered into an exclusive three-year partnership with Verano Motors, the distributor of Peugeot automobiles in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia.
During the next three years, Verano Motors will support Ana in all her sporting appearances and provide her with a Peugeot 207 to drive. The company chose Ana because of her outstanding achievements on the tennis court, her engaging personality and special qualities as an ambassador.
Luke: Hi Ana, do you think you will be able to win the US Open? I think you can the way you played in Wimbledon and the French.
Ana: I definitely believe I can win a Grand Slam. I have believed it for some time, and now I have come close. One of the improvements I made mentally in recent tournaments is to really take it match by match and not think too far ahead. So I am not going to think about winning the US Open, or any other tournament. I will just try to relax and take it match by match!
Today we are launching the July competition. Five lucky entrants will each win an adidas shoe signed by Ana. A sixth winner will receive Ana's signed competitor's accreditation badge from Wimbledon.
For a chance to win, please send an email to email@example.com with the answer to the following question:
How many games (not matches) did Ana win in total in singles competition at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships?
Please include the following details in your entry:
- Your full name
The latest podcast is now online. During the eight-minute audio report, we take a look back at Ana's exciting run to the semi-finals of Wimbledon and hear Ana's thoughts about her achievements. Click here to listen to the MP3 file (right-click and "Save Target As" to download).
Producer: Simon Mundie
Voiceover: Simon Mundie
Script: Vanja Vukojevic
Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com