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The world's press were universally full of praise for Ana following a potentially career-defining victory over world No.1 Serena Williams in the Australian Open fourth round on Sunday. Reports of Ana's match dominated the sports sections on Sunday morning.
Ana scored arguably the greatest win of her career on Sunday as she sensationally removed world No.1 and five-time champion Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The 14th seed played astonishingly well throughout the match and, despite losing a first se in which she dominated, she completed a stunning upset in one hour and 56 minutes.
Ana meets world No.1 and five-time champion Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday. Williams, who is the overwhelming favourite for the title in Melbourne, holds a 4-0 head-to-head record against Ana.
In fact, Ana has never won more than four games in a single set against the 17-time Grand Slam champion. Such is Williams' dominace of women's tennis that she has accured almost as many ranking points as the No.2 and No.3 players combined.
Ana clinched a spot in the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne following a 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-2 victory over world No. 17 Samantha Stosur. The 26-year-old fought back after losing an opening set which she dominated, to emerge victorious after two hours and 14 minutes and reach the last 16 for the third straight year.
Ana takes on world No.17 and home favourite Samantha Stosur in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday. It will be the eighth meeting between the pair, with the 29-year-old leading the head-to-head series 4-3.
Ana won their last encounter, at the Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions in Sofia last November, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, but she has lost both of their two matches on outdoor hard courts in straight sets, including at the 2006 Australian Open.
Ana reached the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over world No.54 Annika Beck of Germany. She will take on Australian No.1 Samantha Stosur on Friday.
It was a much-improved performance from Ana, following her somewhat nervous start to the tournament. She wrapped up victory inside 56 minutes against an opponent who had not lost a single game in her first round match.
Ana takes on world No.54 Annika Beck of Germany in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. It will be the second meeting between the pair, following Ana's 6-1, 6-1 win in Tokyo last year.
Ana reached the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over world No.93 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. The 14th seed triumphed after 92 minutes to set up a meeting with Germany's Annika Beck.
Ana took an early lead in what proved to be a scappy match, packed with no fewer than 14 breaks of serve; there were just six holds of service. It was a somewhat nervous beginning to the tournament by Ana, but her class proved to be decisive.
Ana takes on world No.94 Kiki Bertens in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday. It will be the first meeting between the pair.
Dutchwoman Bertens is appearing in a Grand Slam main draw for only the eighth time in her career. Her win-loss record in majors is 2-7.