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For only the third time in her professional career Ana recorded a perfect 6-0, 6-0 result: she beat world No.116 Marta Sirotkina in the first round of the Monterrey Open without dropping a game.
Sirotkina was playing in only her second WTA main draw match, but one would not have known it from the assured start she made in the opening game: she was solid from the ground and earned a break point.
Ana will take on world No.121 Marta Sirotkina of Russia in the first round of the Monterrey Open, which begins in Monday. Ana's match is expected to take place on Tuesday.
Should she overcome the 22-year-old, who will be appearing in only her second WTA main draw, Ana will take on either defending champion Timea Babos or Mexican wild card Ana Sofia Sanchez.
Sixth seed Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium could await in the quarter-finals, while second seed Marion Bartoli is a potential semi-final opponent.
Ana has entered the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, which takes place in Stuttgart during April 22-28. It will be her third appearance in the event since it switched to indoor clay in 2009.
As of today, Ana is the 10th highest ranked player in the field. The leading contenders for the title include world No.2 Maria Sharapova, No.5 Na Li, No.6 Angelique Kerber and No.7 Sara Errani.
Ana has accepted a wild card into next week's Monterrey Open, a $235,000 hard court event.
“I am so excited about playing the Monterrey Open, presented by Heineken," said Ana. "I love visiting Mexico and this will be my first time playing there as a professional.
“I played some junior tournaments in Merida and Mexico City and had a great time. The best holiday of my life was to Cabos about five years ago, so I have nothing but positive memories of Mexico.
In spite of a marvelous opening set and a striking comeback in set two, Ana fell 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 to world No.8 Sara Errani in the fourth round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami. Both players won exactly 79 points during the 103 minute encounter, but the Italian proved the more consistent player in sets two and three.
***Highlights of this match can be watched in panel on the right***
Ana continued her splendid form at the Sony Open Tennis in Miami as she progressed to the fourth round by beating world No.45 Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-3. The 12th seed made a sizzling start and never lost control of the 80-minute match, with all parts of her game clicking in place from the first point on.
Following her win over Ursula Radwanska, Ana takes on world No.45 Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round of the Sony Open in Miami on Sunday. It will be the 12th meeting between the pair, with Ana leading the head-to-head series 7-4.
Despite her ranking, Kuznetsova will offer a stern test to Ana: she defeated 18th seed Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 6-4 in the second round, and she boasts wins over Caroline Wozniacki (twice), Marion Bartoli and Jelena Jankovic this year.
Ana overcame a rain delay, floodlight failure and world No.33 Ursula Radwanska to advance to the third round of the Sony Open Tennis. The former world No.1 triumphed 6-2, 6-1 on an eventful day in Miami.
Ana was scheduled fourth on Court 1 and had to wait until the evening to get onto court, as rain halted play mid-way through the match prior to Ana's on Court 1.
Then, after Ana had established a commanding lead, a floodlight failure caused a further delay. The second photo shows Ana walking off court in the darkness.
Ana takes on world No.33 Ursula Radwanska of Poland in the second round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami on Friday. It will be the third meeting between the pair.
Radwanska defeated Ana 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a lopsided match in Tokyo last year: Ana cruised through the opening set but then became passive in sets two and three, with the Pole capitalising.
Ana's victory came in the Fed Cup five years ago, when she won 6-3, 6-1 on an indoor carpet court.