The latest news about Ana!

Mid-season review Jul 18th 2015

With the season halfway complete, we take a quick reflection on Ana’s year so far:

* Ana’s win-loss record for 2015 is 18-12
* The 27-year-old has reached one final (Brisbane) and two semi-finals (Monterrey and the French Open)
* Ana has beaten one top 10-ranked player so far this season: Ekaterina Makarova at the French Open
* Caroline Garcia has been Ana’s tormentor-in-chief during 2015: the Frenchwoman has defeated Ana no fewer than three times
* Ana has already competed on four different surfaces: outdoor hard courts, indoor hard courts, clay and grass

July competition Jul 14th 2015

The July competition is now online. It is free to enter to members of Club Ana, which is free to join.

First prize is an adidas item signed by Ana, with three runners-up each receiving signed photos.

Photo: Manuela Davies / doubleXposure.com

Ana to return to Luxembourg Jul 10th 2015

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.

Wimbledon photos Jul 7th 2015

Images of Ana competing at Wimbledon are now in the Galleries section.

Bid on Ana's signed Roland Garros credential for StarCards charity Jul 4th 2015

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 upset by Mattek-Sands Jul 1st 2015

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 blitzes into round two Jun 29th 2015

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 becomes Shiseido ambassador Jun 29th 2015

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 to take on Xu at Wimbledon Jun 26th 2015

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 becomes Quercus Foundation ambassador Jun 25th 2015

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.