The latest news about Ana!

Roland Garros retrospective May 24th 2007

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.

Ask Ana #54 May 23rd 2007

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.

Childhood photos and new wallpapers May 22nd 2007

Photos of Ana playing tennis when she was a child are now in the Gallery.

There are also new desktop backgrounds available for download

Ana guaranteed top seven seeding May 21st 2007

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.

Ana vs Kuznetsova highlights May 20th 2007

Right-click here and "Save Target As" to watch specially-edited highlights of Ana's 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final of the Qatar Telecom German Open last week.

Ana vs Schnyder highlights May 18th 2007

Right-click here and "Save Target As" to watch specially-edited highlights of Ana's superb 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 win over Patty Schnyder in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Telecom German Open last week.

Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

Berlin photos May 17th 2007

Dozens of photos of Ana in action at the Qatar Telecom German Open, which she won, are now in the Gallery.

Off-court images from Germany have also been added to the new Candid 2007, Part Two album.

Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

April competition winners May 16th 2007

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:

Injury forces Rome withdrawal May 15th 2007

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.

Ana to play in Rome May 15th 2007

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.