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Ana takes on American world No.18 Sloane Stephens in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Monday.
It will be the third meeting between the pair, with Ana leading the head-to-head series 2-0 thanks to a pair of victories at the US Open: in 2011 Ana triumphed 6-3, 6-4 and a year later it was 6-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Despite Ana's historical superiority, Monday's clash is likely to be the most competitive yet, with the two players now separated by just five spots in the rankings.
Stephens reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-0 win over 68th-ranked Alja Tomljanovic, while Ana fought her way to a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 win over Elina Svitolina.
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