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Ana has recorded a special video diary to mark the end of the 2006 season. Click here to watch it (opens in your default Divx-enabled media player).
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Ana has changed her provisional schedule for 2007. She now plans to play in the Medibank International in Sydney, which begins on 9 January. The other alteration sees Ana again competing in the Ordina Open in 's-Hertogenbosch (beginning June 17), rather than in the Hastings Direct International Championship in Eastbourne during the same week.
The schedule is still provisional and could change again. We will of course keep you informed of any alterations.
It may be the end of the tennis year but there is still plenty of reason to visit Ana’s personal website before the new season begins. We will be updating daily as usual and will shortly undergo a small makeover. Here are some things you can look forward to over the next seven weeks:
- Introduction of a fan forum/board
- Specially edited video highlights of some of Ana’s most memorable matches
- Comprehensive review of Ana’s 2006 season, including exclusive new interviews with Ana and a selection of her best photographs from this year
Following the success of the October competition, today we are launching a new prize draw to win an adidas top signed by Ana.
Ana has personally autographed a brand new adidas top from their Youth on Court range. It is the same style of garment she wore during tournaments in Linz and Hasselt during the indoor season, and is pictured here.
Ana remains at No.14 in the penultimate Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles ranking list of 2006. She is guaranteed to finish the season at her highest ever year-end ranking.
Ana, who turned 19 today, gained 29 points from her quarter-final appearance in the Gaz de France Stars in Hasselt. She is just one place below her highest ever career ranking.
Her doubles ranking goes up two places to No.52, while she is confirmed as finishing 15th in the Porsche Race because the regular season is over.
Ana produced an erratic display as she was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by world No.41 Michaella Krajicek in the quarter-finals of the Gaz de France Stars.
The 18-year-old never found her rhythm against the Dutchwoman. Krajicek was far more consistent than the No.3 seed and skilfully took advantage of the many unforced errors Ana made.
Ana did make a bright start. She earned three break points in the opening game as she out-rallied the 17-year-old, but Krajicek saved them all. Ana then played a very indifferent service game and was broken to 15.
Ana clinched a hard fought 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 victory over Germany's Angelique Kerber to reach the quarter-finals of the Gaz de France Stars.
Ana quickly took control of the match and led 3-1 and added another break before sealing the first set.
The second set went with serve until 18-year-old Kerber broke in the 11th game. As the world No.244 served for the set, Ana broke back, only to lose the tiebreak.
The world No.14 broke to lead 3-1 in the decider. Kerber broke back but Ana broke again
Following the successful introduction of match highlights last week, we are pleased to launch another fun feature: from time to time we will publish candid off-court photos of Ana.
We hope you enjoy the first batch, which include a slightly scared looking David Taylor on a rollercoaster! To view them click here.
Ana scored a routine 6-3, 7-5 victory over world No.240 Andrea Petkovic to move into the second round of the Gaz de France Stars in Belgium.
Ana broke in the third and fifth games of the first set to surge 4-1 ahead. She was broken back but wrapped up the first set comfortably.
The German, making her debut in the main draw of a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event, then broke at the beginning of the second set and led 2-0 and 3-1, before Ana hit back then broke again at the end of the second set to avoid a tiebreak.