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Ana avenged her defeat to Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon last month by beating the German 7-6(2), 6-1 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.
Ana was 4-1 down in the first set, but proceeded to win 12 of the next 15 games as she got on top of the world No.29. The match marks the first in her co-operation with new coach Dejan Petrovic.
The match will also be remembered for one of Lisicki's first serves, which was timed at 131mph - a new world record.
Ana takes on world No.29 Sabine Lisicki in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.
It’s a difficult draw for Ana, who is seeded fifth and so narrowly missed out on a first round bye at the 28-woman event.
Ana will take on world No. Sabine Lisicki in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic, which begins in Stanford on Monday.
The pair met at Wimbledon last month, with the German emerging victorious in three sets.
Fifth-seeded Ana will meet a qualifier or Yanina Wickmayer if she reaches round two. In the quarter-finals she may face top seed Serena Williams.
No.4 seed Victoria Azarenka is a potential semi-final opponent,
Ana has been active on her various social media platforms this week.
On Monday, just before she left Europe for the North American hard court circuit, she posted a dramatic photograph of herself training in the gym, with the teasing tagline, “come at your own risk!”.
Ana is currently working with coach Dejan Petrovic on a trial basis. He will accompany Ana to the North American tournaments this summer.
Petrovic, a former player and Davis Cup captain, has in the past worked with current and former Serbian No.1s Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic.
Ana's next tournament is the Bank of the West Classic, which begins in Stanford on Monday 28 July.
New details about the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) emerged during Wimbledon. Ana is set to take part in the 16-day extravaganza during the off-season.
The league runs during 28 November-13 December. It will begin in Manila, the capital city of The Philippines, before moving onto Singapore, Delhi and Dubai.