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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.
Ana has dropped four places to No.17 in the latest WTA Rankings, which were published yesterday. The fall is a result of Ana's third round exit in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells last week - she reached the semi-finals of the same tournament last year.
In the Race to the WTA Championships Ana is placed 25th.
Current WTA top 20:
1 Serena Williams (USA) 10,365pts
2 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 10,015pts
3 Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 9,575pts
4 Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 7,395pts
5 Na Li (Chn) 5,880pts
Ana has been drawn against either Ursula Radwanska or Annika Beck in the second round of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami. She is seeded 12th and receives a bye in round one.
If she reaches round three, Ana could take on 18th seed Ekaterina Makarova, while eighth seed Sara Errani is a potential adversary in round four.
Should Ana reach the quarter-finals, she could meet third seed Maria Sharapova, while potential semi-final opponents include No.2 Victoria Azarenka and No.6 Angelique Kerber.
Ana has confirmed her availability for Serbia's Fed Cup tie against Germany in Stuttgart next month.
The two nations clash in the World Group Play-Offs during the weekend of 20-21 April.
Ana said: "Germany has one of the strongest teams of any nation so it's going to be very tough for us. But I'm looking forward to the challenge, and hopefully helping us stay in the top group of the competition."
Images of Ana taken before and during the BNP Paribas Open are now in the Galleries section.
Ana is shown at the player party, during an adidas photo shoot, on the set of The Tennis Channel, and posing with tournament owner Larry Ellison, WTA chief executive officer Stacy Allaster and top seed Victoria Azarenka at the site of the new stadium.
Ana didn’t succeed in reaching the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as she disappointingly fell 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 to world No.28 Mona Barthel from Germany.