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Ana has entered the BGL BNP Paribas Open in Luxembourg, which takes place during October 19-25.
Ana won the tournament in 2007, something she alluded to in her Facebook post announcing her participation:
"It’s amazing for me to think back to the time I won the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open – it was eight years ago, back in 2007! It doesn’t seem so long ago, because I remember it very vividly.
Ana is the official celebrity supporter of StarCards and she has donated her signed Roland Garros credential badge (the "pass" that gave her access to the grounds during her run to the French Open semi-finals last month). Sales from the auction will benefit Great Ormond Steet Hospital Children's Charity.
Ana’s campaign at the Wimbledon Championships ended brutally in the second round as she lost 6-3, 6-4 to world No.158 Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The seventh seed never managed to settle on court and appeared to be hindered by some physical issues on what was the hottest day in Wimbledon’s 138-year history.
Ana clinched a routine 6-1, 6-1 victory over Yi-Fan Xu in the first round of the Championships at Wimbledon. The seventh seed dominated throughout and unleashed a phenomenal 29 winners during the 61-minute match.
Ana has become the global beauty ambassador for SHISEIDO'S WetForce suncare system. She will represent the cosmetic company's revolutionary new product, which offers an unmatched world first in sunscreen technology.
A leading figure in women’s tennis and the first brand in the world to launch UVA protection in 1986 – the partnership between Ana and SHISEIDO embodies a mutual dedication to expertise and craftsmanship.
WetForce is unique among sunscreens in that its efficacy increases when it comes into contact with sweat or water.
Ana has been drawn to face China's Yi-Fan Xu in the first round of The Championships. The match between the seventh seed and 173th-ranked qualifier will take place on Monday, weather permitting.
If she reaches round two, Ana will play either American Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck.
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic or two-time semi-finalist Tsvetana Pironkova could await in round three, while Carla Suarez Navarro and Victoria Azarenka are potential fourth round opponents.
Ana has become an ambassador of the Quercus Foundation. She attended a special pre-Wimbledon cocktail reception last night at Hotel Cafe Royal, to mark the beginning of her partnership with the charitable organization.
Ana's ranking is down one place to No.7 in the latest WTA list. Today's rankings will be used to seed players for The Championships, which begin at Wimbledon next week; therefore Ana is set to be seeded seventh - her highest ranking at the London event since 2008.
Current WTA Top 10:
1 Serena Williams (USA) 11,291pts
2 Petra Kvitova (Cze) 6,870pts
3 Simona Halep (Rou) 6,200pts
4 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 5,950pts
5 Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 5,000pts
6 Lucie Safarova (Cze) 4,055pts