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Ana has been drawn to face world No.94 Kiki Bertens in the first round of the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.
If she reaches round two, Ana will take on either Petra Martic of Croatia or Germany's Annika Beck. 17th seed Samantha Stosur is a potential third round opponent, while top seed and overwhelming favourite Serena Williams is a likely adversary in round four, if Ana gets that far.
Were she to reach the quarter-finals, Ana could clash with either of the leading Italians: No.7 Sara Errani or No.12 Roberta Vinci.
During last week's ASB Classic, Ana took part in the WTA's launch of its Road to Singapore campaign, which is aimed at promoting the season-ending WTA Championships. The event takes place in Singapore during 17-26 October.
"I visited Singapore a few years ago and I really loved it," said Ana. "I was there on vacation and had a great time. Some of the people I met work in the sports industry there and they told me about Singapore's big plans for the future.
Ana was ecstatic after winning the ASB Classic in Auckland - her first tournament victory in over two years. She beat former world No.1 Venus Williams 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 in an entertaining final on Saturday.
"It's amazing. Coming into this week I didn't really have any expectations," she said.
"I didn't even think about making the finals or winning it. I just tried my best, and I felt very comfortable here.
Ana began the 2014 season in ideal fashion as she defeated seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to win the ASB Classic title in Auckland.
The 26-year-old recovered from losing the second set after holding a match point at 5-3, keeping her cool admirably in the decider to score an extremely morale-boosting triumph Down Under. It was Ana's first tournament win in over two years.
Ana is into the final of the ASB Classic in Auckland thanks to an impressive 6-0, 7-6(3) victory over Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens. The 26-year-old was outstanding and didn’t face a single break point during the 70-minute match to set up a mouth-watering clash with Venus Williams on Saturday.