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We begin our countdown to the 2007 French Open with a look back on Ana’s past performances at Roland Garros:
In 2005 Ana entered the French Open seeded in a Grand Slam for the first time in her young career (#29). She wasted little time substantiating that honour, dispatching of local favourite Stephanie Foretz 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.
Lena: Hey Ana! Are you allowed to keep the trophies you win or do you have to give them back? Good luck for the future!
Ana: Thanks! The tournaments are kind enough to make a replica trophy that we keep. But the original trophy stays at the club. I have most of my trophies in my room at my family's house but the rest are in the living room.
Ana stays at No.8 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles rankings, which are published today. Consequently, she will be seeded in the top seven at Roland Garros next week – the 19-year-old's highest ever position at a Grand Slam.
The elevation in the seedings is due to the withdrawal of world No.6 Martina Hingis from the clay court major. It means that Ana cannot face any of the other top eight seeds before the quarter-final stage.
Thanks to everyone who entered the April competition. We received many entertaining entries that the judges very much enjoyed reading.
Entrants were asked to submit a story detailing how and why they first became a supporter of Ana. Deciding the winners proved to be an extremely difficult task, with so many high quality entries. Congratulations to everyone who took part:
Ana has been forced to pull out of the Internazionali BNL D’Italia due to the ankle injury she sustained in the Berlin final on Sunday.
The 19-year-old was hoping to play after receiving a positive diagnosis from a doctor on Monday and she received no fewer than five treatment sessions yesterday. However, after practice this morning she felt more pain in her ankle.
After consulting with a doctor in Rome on Monday morning, Ana has decided to compete in the Internazionali BNL D’Italia as scheduled. Her participation was in doubt after she injured her left ankle during her 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Berlin final.
The 19-year-old, who won the Qatar Telecom German Open yesterday, is seeded 12th for a second successive Tier I event on clay. She will face Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round on Tuesday.