The latest news about Ana!

Ana loses to Serena in Cincy final Aug 17th 2014

Ana was defeated 6-4, 6-1 by world No.1 Serena Williams in the Western & Southern Open final in Cincinnati.

Ana was playing her first Premier level final in five years, just 16 hours after finishing a breathless, epic semi-final against Road To Singapore leader Maria Sharapova.

A letdown in form appeared a real possibility, considering last night's exertions, but Ana began brilliantly. Firing winners off both wings and taking her backhand early, she led 3-1 and had two break points to earn a double-break.

Ana beats Sharapova in Cincy thriller Aug 17th 2014

In one of the most thrilling and wildly fluctuating WTA matches of recent times, Ana beat five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 to set-up a Western & Southern Open final against world No.1 Serena Williams.

Ana led 6-2, 5-2 and looked to have blown her chances – indeed Sharapova later missed two match points – before mounting a stunning comeback of her own to conquer the Russian.

Ana eases into semi-finals Aug 16th 2014

Ana set up an intriguing Cincinnati semi-final with current Road To Singapore leader Maria Sharapova. The 26-year-old defeated world No.39 Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-3 at the Western & Southern Open.

It was a dominant display by Ana, who served intelligently and overwhelmed the Ukrainian with her controlled aggression. She now leads the 19-year-old 5-0 in their head-to-head series, with three wins coming this year.

Ana reaches quarters in Cincy Aug 15th 2014

Ana survived an intense battle against world No.24 Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The 26-year-old was ultra-efficient in the opening set, but had to bounce back from a break down in the decider to eventually prevail 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in one hour and 54 minutes.

Ana made a rather slow start on Court 3. She was broken in the opening game and faced two more break points which would have put a 3-0 lead for the 29-year-old Russian on the scoreboard.

Ana rolls into round three Aug 14th 2014

Ana swept in round three of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over world No.45 Christina McHale.

The first set was somewhat tight, with Ana scoring a pivotal break in the final game. Thereafter, it was a different story: Ana reeled off seven straight games to complete victory.

She served four aces (no double faults) and hit 15 winners and 16 unforced errors.

Ana gets back to winning ways Aug 12th 2014

Ana reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati with a 6-1, 7-5 win over world No.80 Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Encouragingly, she showed no signs of the hip injury that hampered her in her previous two tournaments.

In today’s published WTA rankings, Cirstea suffered a giant fall of 44 spots following her round one exit in Montreal last week, and was also during the match immediately put on the backfoot by Ana, who emerged victorious in 67 minutes.

Ana on cover of Bella NYC next month Aug 10th 2014

Ana will be on the cover of Bella NYC fashion magazine next month.

The 26-year-old was photographed by John Russo in Napa a fortnight ago. The issue hits the newstands on September 3.

Ana is also on the cover of the Long Island edition of the magazine, also pictured here.

Ana vs Cirstea in Cincinnati Aug 8th 2014

Ana has been drawn against her best friend, world No.36 Sorana Cirstea in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Ana leads the head-to-head 2-1 against the Romanian, but lost their last meeting, on clay at the Fed Cup earlier this year.

If she reaches round two, Ana will take on either American Christina McHale or a qualifier. Seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard is a potential third round opponent.

Ana loses Vandeweghe battle Aug 7th 2014

In a match that finished after midnight, Ana fell to world No.51 Coco Vandeweghe in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 2006 Montreal champion lost 6-7(7), 7-6(7), 6-4.

The first set went entirely on serve and so a tiebreak was required to settle it. Despite the dominance of serve during the set, the first four points of the breaker went against serve. Ana eventually won points on serve and scored a mini-break that led to her taking the opening set.

Ana cruises past Bacsinszky Aug 5th 2014

Ana powered past world No.82 Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-2 in the first roud of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

It was a dominant performance by the new world No.10, who quickly opened up a 5-0 lead and scored an early break in the second set of the 72-minute match.

Ana will take on 51st-ranked Coco Vandeweghe of the United States in the second round on Wednesday, after the 23-year-old defeated fellow qualifier Shuai Zhang 6-2, 6-4.