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Ana has been forced to pull out of the Generali Ladies Linz due to a long-standing left hip injury.
The 26-year-old, seeded second in Austria, defeated France's Pauline Parmentier 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday night but required treatment on her left hip, an injury that has afflicted her throughout the 2014 season: she sustained the injury at the Australian Open in January and withdrew from the Paris tournament soon after.
Ana reached the second round of the Generali Ladies Linz with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier.
It was the 56nd win of the year for Ana, extending her career-best record.
Ana, who won the title here in 2008 and 2010, was broken in her opening service game but hit back immediately and soon took charge of the match.
She required a medical timeout for a long-standing hip injury when trailing 2-1 in the second set, but was undeterred and emerged victorious after 67 minutes.
Ana's run to the China Open semi-finals last week has seen her rise to 8th in the latest WTA Singles Rankings. It is Ana's highest ranking in over five years.
Ana is seventh in the Road To Singapore, the standings based on results in 2014 alone. Her qualification for the WTA Finals is assured.
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Ana is seeded second at the Generali Ladies Linz, which begins in Austria on Monday. She will face French world No.79 Pauline Parmentier in the first round.
A lucky loser or 62nd-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu await in round two, while seventh seed Karolina Pliskova is a possible quarter-final opponent.
Third seed Dominika Cibulkova is a potential semi-final adversary.
Ana lost 6-0, 6-4 to world No.4 Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals of the China Open in Beijing. The 26-year-old was never in her element and although she fought gamely, she could not prevent the Russian from advancing to the final.
Ana appeared to lack rhythm early on following a walkover in the quarter-finals. She quickly trailed by an early break and as three opportunities to snatch back a break were lost in the fourth game, the Russian raced into a 4-0 lead.
Ana began the week 5th in the Road To Singapore, the rankings that determine the eight qualifiers for the WTA Finals during 20-26 October. However, results in Wuhan went against her and she ends the week 8th.
Ana celebrated qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore by beating world No.25 Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 7-5 at the China Open. Her scheduled quarter-final opponent, Simona Halep, has withdrawn from the tournament, giving Ana a walkover into Saturday's semi-finals.
Moments after Ana took to the court, her qualification for Singapore was confirmed when Germany's Angelique Kerber, currently ninth in the standings, lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Ana reached third round of the China Open in Beijing following a 6-4, 6-2 victory against world No. 149 Romina Oprandi from Switzerland. The match will never be considered for a quality award - it featured 13 breaks of serve and unforced errors aplenty - but Ana moves one step closer to the WTA Finals in Singapore.
It was a chilly afternoon in Beijing and both players came out of the locker room wearing long-sleeved shirts. Unfortunately for the spectators, the match did little to increase the temperature on the Moon Court.
Ana produced an impressive display of power tennis as she overwhelmed world No.34 Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the China Open in Beijing.