Ana to meet Riske in season opener

Ana to meet Riske in season opener

The 2014 tennis season is now underway with qualifying taking place in Brisbane, Auckland and Shenzhen on Saturday. Ana is competing in the ASB Classic in New Zealand and is seeded second.

Ana has been drawn to face American world No.57 Alison Riske in the first round. If she reaches round two she will take on either Johanna Larsson of Sweden or Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

Sixth seed Lucie Safarova is a potential opponent in the quarter-finals, while No.3 seed Kirsten Flipkens and No.8 Karin Knapp are possible adversaries in the last four.

The seeded players in the top half of the draw, whom Ana cannot face until the final, are No.1 Roberta Vinci, No.4 Sorana Cirstea, No.5 Jamie Hampton and No.7 Mona Barthel.

Ana has entered the doubles competition alongside Flipkens. They will take on the American-Czech pairing of Irina Falconi and Eva Hrdinova on Monday.