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Ana retired with a left thigh injury while trailing Russian world No.30 Anastasia Pavyluchenkova 7-5, 6-5 in the first round of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
Ana overpowered world No.9 Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6(2) in the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Ana did not drop a set in any of her four matches this week, and defeated players ranked 25th, 15th, 8th and 9th.
The victory marks Ana's fourth tournament win of the season and will see her rise to No.6 in the Road To Singapore tomorrow.
Ana recovered from a 40-15 deficit in the opening game and broke the Dane before moving 2-0 ahead. Wozniacki broke back and levelled at 2-2, before Ana went on an incredible run.
Ana surged into her sixth final of 2014 with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over world No.8 Angelique at the Toray Pan Pacific Open. In advancing to her second Tokyo final, Ana recorded her WTA-high 51st win of the season.
It was an indifferent start from Ana, with unforced errors flowing from her racket in the opening games. She was broken in the first game and later trailed 5-3: Kerber was the more consistent player.
By this point the match had already been twice interrupted by rain, the second intermission lasting around 40 minutes as the roof was closed.
Ana has been drawn to face Russian world No.27 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the 2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
The $2million tournament is in its inaugural year. Wuhan is the birthplace of Na Li, the Chinese legend who retired this week while ranked sixth in the world.
If she reaches round two of the 56-woman event, Ana will take on either Australia's Casey Dellaqua or Italian Roberta Vinci. Ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki is a possible opponent in round three.
Ana scored a straightforward 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No.15 Lucie Safarova to reach the semi-finals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The triumph was Ana’s WTA-leading 50th win of the season, and marks her first success over the Czech lefty in over six years.
Ana produced a highly polished performance as she defeated two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Ana timed the ball beautifully and made full use of the court, outmaneuvering the former world No.1 throughout the 100-minute match.
Ana takes on Belarusian two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka in the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday.
Ana is seeded third at the $1m event and received a bye in round one, while Azarenka defeated home favourite Kimiko Date-Krumm 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
The pair have met eight times before, with Azarenka leading the head-to-head series 5-3. Their most recent clash was a three-set win for the Belarusian at the 2013 U.S. Open.
Ana has been handed an exceedingly difficult draw at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She is seeded third and receives a first round bye, but could face two-tome Grand Slam champion and former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka in round two.
Azarenka takes on 43-year-old home favourite Kimiko Date-Krumm, a wild card, in the first round.
If she reaches the quarter-finals, Ana could face her French Open conqueror, Lucie Safarova, against whom she has lost her last five matches, including in the first round here five years ago.