The latest news about Ana!

Doubles draw and scheduling May 29th 2007

Ana and Maria Kirilenko have been drawn to face Jelena Jankovic and Na Li in the first round of the Roland Garros women's doubles competition.

The tournament represents the third Grand Slam for the youngsters, whose best result together is a runner-up finish at the Ordina Open last year.

Click here for the full draw.

The weather here has improved immensely and there were no rain delays on Tuesday.

Career-high ranking May 29th 2007

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.

Ask Ana #55 May 28th 2007

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!

Roland Garros seeds guide May 26th 2007

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

Arvidsson first for Ana May 25th 2007

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.

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.