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Ana has become a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia. The world No.5 will be inaugurated at a special ceremony in Belgrade next week, and will take a special interest in the fields of education and child protection.
“This is an incredible honour for me,” said Ana. “I’m humbled to be invited to take up this position. This is one of the greatest honours I’ve ever received, and I’m going to do my best to support all the great work that UNICEF does, both in Serbia and worldwide.
jimbo: Hi Ana. When you are constantly moving from one country to another, is it weird with the different time zones they have, and how long does it take to get used to?
Ana today releases her schedule for the remaining tournaments in 2007. Her next tournament begins in two-and-a-half weeks.
She will compete in the FORTIS Championships in Luxembourg (September 24-30). The 19-year-old is currently the highest-ranked player to have entered.
Ana will then play in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart (October 1-7) and then the Zurich Open (October 15-21).
Though she has not entered, Ana has left open the option of playing in the Generali Ladies Linz (October 22-28).
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.”