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Ana is unchanged at No.6 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings, which are published today. She remains fourth in the Race to the Championships.
The biggest move in the rankings is made by teenager Agnes Szavay, who won the China Open and breaks into the top 20 for the first time. The 2006 winner in Beijing, No.2 Svetlana Kuznetsova, was unable to defend her title and therefore her points tally is adversely affected.
Koen: Hi Ana, you are a great player and the most beautiful woman. I really enjoy seeing you play. I noticed you also have your own rituals before you serve. Has Novak Djokovic ever imitated you? Good luck with your study course. Greetings from Holland!!
Ana: Thanks. I’m not aware of an impersonation, but it would certainly be funny to see!
jay: Dear Ana, It always seem that your game improves. I hope you’ll be ranked No.1 in the near future. Every time I watch you, you look taller than before. Are you still getting taller?
Ana is seeded second for the FORTIS Championships in Luxembourg, which begin on Monday. She receives a bye in round one, and faces either world No.33 Michaella Krajicek or 99th-ranked Anne Kremer in the second round.
Should she win that match, which is not expected to take place until Wednesday at the earliest, Ana is seeded to meet No.8 Tatiana Golovin in the quarter-finals.
Third seed Nadia Petrova is a potential semi-final opponent, while top seed and world No.5 Anna Chakvetadze could await in the final.
The conclusion of Serbian news outlet B92's recent interview with Ana included a charming surmation of the 19-year-old's character. Here is a translation:
Marcin: Could you say what are your top 10 restaurants around the globe?
Ana: It’s hard to choose 10. Most of my favourites are Asian restaurants, although I have been to some great Italian places too. So I would say Nobu (various locations), Buddha Bar (Paris), Buddakan (New York) and Koi (Los Angeles). The Keg restaurants in Canada are also great.
Today we are launching the latest monthly competition. The first prize is a signed adidas dress, while two runners-up will receive personally signed photographs of Ana and Wilson towels.
For a chance to win, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer to the following question:
As of 20 September, how many wins had Ana recorded over top 10-ranked players during 2007? (Note: a win over a top-10 ranked player means that they were ranked in the top 10 at the time of the match, not on 20 September)
Last month we asked you to describe your favourite moment in Ana's career so far.
The three randomly selected winners, together with their descriptions, are as follows:
Lisa Benz from Germany:
My favourite moment in Ana’ s career so far is her match against Venus Williams in Zürich in 2004. It was the first time that I saw her and I was impressed by her whole appearance and that she played so good even though she was only 16-years-old.
A hugely entertaining segment with Ana, including footage of the 19-year-old interviewing world No.1 Roger Federer and her good friend Novak Djokovic, is now available for download. It premiered yesterday on The Tennis Channel.
Click here to watch (video opens in your default media player or right-click and "Save Target As" to download).
Ana was presented with many charming drawings by children of the Vladimir Rolovic primary school shortly before her UNICEF National Ambassador inauguration on Friday.
Below is a selection of the drawings, by the following the child-artists.
1) Jovana Nikcevic
2 Milica, Sandra, Tamara and Ivana
3 Igor Stikovac.
Here is a clip of Ana being interviewed by Serbian national broadcaster B92. She talks about her recent appointment as a UNICEF National Ambassador.