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Ana reached the second round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart thanks to a commanding 6-1, 6-3 victory over Germany's Sabine Lisicki.
Ana's straight sets defeat of the world No.14 extends her win-loss record against top 20-ranked players this season to 8-2.
"I'm obviously very happy with my performance today," said Ana.
"It was a tough match for me, so I really came on the court sharp, started really well, served well. I was consistent throughout the whole match. I stuck with the tactics we had and was very pleased with my performance.
"With my team we have a path that we set for ourselves. Every match and every new tournament is a new challenge for us. I really just want to get more consistent and I've been doing that better this season.
"Towards the end of the season, my aim it would be to get to top 10. But the main focus is just being consistent, then the ranking will take care of itself."
Ana will take on another German, wild card Julia Goerges, in the second round on Thursday.