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Ana was unable to reproduce her sweet Auckland triumph over Venus Williams as she fell 6-2, 6-1 to the 33-year-old American in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.
Ana won an extraordinary match against world No.8 Angelique Kerber in Dubai. She triumphed 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in exactly two hours, winning on her fourth match point.
With the most topsy-turvy of victories, Ana moves into the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, where she will meet six-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams on Wednesday.
Ana and Dubai Duty Free have renewed the agreement that has seen Ana serve as an ambassador for the airport retailer since 2012.
“I’ve really enjoyed being an ambassador for Dubai Duty Free over the last two years as it’s given me the chance to spend more time exploring everything this exciting city has to offer," said Ana.
Ana has been handed a tough draw at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. She has been drawn to face sixth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany in the first round.
If she can overcome the world No.9 - the pair's four matches last year were split at two apiece - Ana will take on either Venus Williams or Russian Elena Vesnina.
Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska is a possible quarter-final opponent, while fourth seed Sara Errani could await in the semi-finals.
Ana lost in the second round of the Qatar Total Open to world No.34 Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic.
Ninth seeded Ana lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in an hour and 43 minutes at the Doha event.
Ana will now head to the United Arab Emirates for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, which begin on Monday.
Ana reached the second round of the Qatar Total Open in Doha when her opponent, Daniela Hantuchova, retired hurt. Ana was leading 7-5, 1-0 when the Slovakian withdrew due to injury.
Ana struggled early on and trailed 5-3, but her game began to click at just the right moment, and she turned the match around.
Ana helped conduct the draw for the Qatar Total Open, which begins in Doha on Monday. She will play Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in the first round.
If she reaches round two, Ana will play either Klara Zakopalova or Elina Svitolina. Sixth seed Angelique Kerber is a likely opponent in the third round.
Should she reach the quarter-finals, Ana could take on top seed and recent Australian Open champion Na Li.
Thid seed Petra Kvitova and No.5 Jelena Jankovic are possible adversaries in the semi-finals.