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Ana today rose to No.7 in the world rankings, the highest placing so far during her short career. The 19-year-old overtook Czech Nicole Vaisova, who dropped to No.10.
Ana remains fifth in the Race to the Championships, the standings that determine the eight qualifiers for the Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid at the end of the year.
Seeded seventh at the French Open, Ana is yet to get her campaign underway due to persistent rain in Paris. She is not scheduled to play her opening round match, against Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson, until Wednesday at the earliest.
candarch: Hi Ana! First congratulations to you on the victory in Berlin and entering the top 10. My question is: When you are at home do you sometimes cook by yourself? If so, what is your favourite meal?
Ana: Thanks! Unfortunately I don’t have time to do to much cooking but probably the food I cook the most is fajitas. It’s a very simple dish so it doesn’t take much skill!
On the eve of the French Open we profile all of the women’s seeds. Please note that any opinions expressly here are those of the author and are entirely independent of Ana:
1. Justine Henin
Ana has been drawn to face qualifier Sofia Arvidsson in the first round of Roland Garros, which begins on Sunday. Ana is seeded seventh for the year's second Grand Slam.
Ana has played the world No.121 twice before: she lost 6-1, 6-1 to the Swede in qualifying in Luxembourg in 2003, then beat her 6-3, 6-1 in the Hopman Cup in Perth last year. The match will take place on either Monday or Tuesday.
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.