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Today we are renewing our monthly prize draw. The winner of the March compeition will receive an adidas shirt personally signed and addressed by Ana.
For a chance to win, simply send an email to email@example.com with the answer to the following question:
Up until 1 March 2007, which player had Ana defeated more times than any other on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour?
Include the following details in your entry:
- Your full name
- Username (if any)
- Date of birth
The winner of the February competition is Chris Cable from Florida, United States. He correctled named Nobu as Ana's favourite restaurant.
Congratulations to Chris, he wins a Wilson racket and signed photo of Ana.
The March competition will be launched very soon.
By kind courtesy of The Tennis Channel, here is the interview Ana did with them just before the Australian Open last month. It was filmed at the adilibria event that launched Ana's new adidas outfit.
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© 2007 The Tennis Channel, Inc.
Ana's singles ranking is unchanged at No.14 in the latest list published today by the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Despite a week of inactivity she remains in the top eight in the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships Singles Standings.
The 19-year-old is eighth in rankings that determine the eight qualifers for the season-ending championships in Madrid. Meanwhile, her doubles ranking moves up one place to 73rd.
Elsewhere in the rankings, Jelena Jankovic re-enters the top 10 at the expense of Anna Chakvetadze, while Vera Zvonareva is a new entrant into the top 20.
Justin Luna: Ana, are you entering any tourneys in Florida over the next few months (unsure what the WTA schedule is right now). I am about to take the Bar exam in a week, and need a great way to unwind. Kick some butt! Sincerely, Justin Luna
Ana: Yes, I am playing in Miami next month and then in Amelia Island in April. I am looking forward to both tournaments. Amelia Island will be interesting because it is green clay, which is different to what I play on in Europe. Good luck in this exam!
As Ana prepares for four straight tournaments in North America, we take a look back at the opening two months of the season
Ana has a 12-5 win-loss record for the year and has equalled or bettered her performances at the corresponding tournaments last year. The highlight of Ana’s year so far was reaching her second Tier I final in Tokyo.
Nicole: Hey Ana!!! Do you prefer playing with a sun visor, a cap or without anything on your head?
Ana: I never wear a cap to play, I don’t find them so comfortable and they are quite deep, so it is not good for the serve. If I am going to wear something on my head when I play it is always a sun visor. We play so often in the sun, you get so used to wearing one, so I sometimes even wear them indoors! But they can help too because they keep the hair out of your face.
The All England Club today announced that there will be equal prize money for men and women at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.
“I am pleased they made this decision,” said Ana. “Women train and play very hard too so I think we deserve this. Women’s tennis is very exciting at the moment and this is a positive decision."
Charlotte: Hello Ana! I'd like to know what kind of strings do you put on your racket?
Ana: I use Luxilon strings across the racket and Wilson Natural Gut from the top to the bottom.
Steve Marsh: Hi Ana. I was just wondering how many Valentine’s Day cards did you receive?
Ana: I didn't receive any. Hopefully next year will be different!
Ana is unchanged at No.14 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour world rankings, which are published today. However, her quarter-final placing in Antwerp last week means that she has closed the gap between herself and Patty Schyder, who is ranked 13th.
In the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships Ana remains in seventh place; the top eight qualify for the season-ending event in Madrid. Ana’s doubles ranking is still No.74.
The biggest riser of the week is Russian Anna Chakvetadze. Her semi-final appearance in Antwerp sees her enter the top 10 for the first time.