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Myskina masters Ana Jun 3rd 2006

Tenth seed Anastasia Myskina produced a brilliant performance to end Ana’s French Open dream. The 2004 Roland Garros champion triumphed 6-2, 6-3 in a hugely impressive display of reactionary tennis.

“She played a very good match,” said Ana. “She didn’t give me much chance. She was hitting the ball all over the court. I tried to put her under pressure and get into the court and change the rhythm, but everything I tried to do, she had the answer. She was just playing better today.”

Updated: Ana looks forward to Myskina challenge Jun 2nd 2006

Ana is intent to play her own game when she meets tenth seed Anastasia Myskina in the third round tomorrow. It will be the 18-year-old’s first ever meeting with the 2004 French Open champion and only the fourth time that she has faced a seeded player at a Grand Slam.

Updated: Ana eases past Loit May 31st 2006

Ana has only played seven matches at Roland Garros in her short career but already she has ended the hopes of three home favourites. Today she demolished Frenchwoman Emilie Loit 6-1, 6-1 to set up a third round meeting with tenth seed Anastasia Myskina.

“It was kind of a tough match,” said Ana. “I played my game and didn’t really give her the chance to play hers. I took all my chances and I was a little bit luckier than her.”

Loit test next for Ana May 31st 2006

Despite producing such a polished display during her 6-0, 6-3 mauling of Samantha Stosur yesterday, Ana is focussed on raising her level in the next round. She plays Frenchwoman Emilie Loit tomorrow.

“I’m going to try and improve with each game,” said Ana. “I was pleased with how I played against Stosur, but it’s important that I try to raise my level with each match.”

Updated: Ana thrashes Stosur May 30th 2006

In a flawless display of power tennis, Ana demolished Samantha Stosur 6-0, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open. It was sweet revenge for Ana, who had lost to the Australian in Melbourne earlier this year.

“I think I played really good today,” said Ana. “I was pleased with the way I moved, the way I was stepping into the court, also the serve was very good. I’m going to try and keep this level and improve with each game.”

Lunchtime start for Ana May 29th 2006

Ana's French Open first round match against Samantha Stosur will take place tomorrow lunchtime. It has been scheduled as the second match on Court 1 and follows the men's singles tie between Tommy Haas and Rainer Schuettler, which begins at 11am Central European Time. We forecast that Ana's match will start sometime after 1pm.

We will be bringing you live text commentary of the match, as well as an exclusive report and audio interview.

Lunchtime start for Ana May 29th 2006

Ana's French Open first round match against Samantha Stosur will take place tomorrow lunchtime. It has been scheduled as the second match on Court 1 and follows the men's singles tie between Tommy Haas and Rainer Schuettler, which begins at 11am Central European Time. We forecast that Ana's match will start sometime after 1pm.

We will be bringing you live text commentary of the match, as well as an exclusive report and audio interview.

Ana stays at No.21 May 29th 2006

Ana remains at No.21 in the latest Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings, which are published today. Her position in the Porsche Race slips three places to No.23, while her doubles ranking drops four places to No.89.

Few of the top players were in action last week, so the top 25 is relatively unchanged.

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour top 25:

1 Amelie Mauresmo (Fra) 3,272pts
2 Kim Clijsters (Bel) 3,048pts
3 Nadia Petrova (Rus) 2,620pts
4 Maria Sharapova (Rus) 2,543pts
5 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel) 2,408pts
6 Mary Pierce (Fra) 2,302pts

Early start pleases Ana May 27th 2006

Ana is happy that this year’s French Open begins a day earlier. For the first time ever, the Grand Slam begins on a Sunday at Roland Garros. By adding an extra day of play during the weekend, the tournament will benefit from bigger crowds and television viewers.

Tough draw for Ana May 26th 2006

Ana has been drawn to play Samantha Stosur in the first round of Roland Garros. It will be Ana's second successive Grand Slam match against the Australian.

It is an extremely difficult draw for Ana: she is scheduled to meet former champion Anastasia Myskina in the third round, while last year's winner and favourite Justine Henin-Hardenne is a possible fourth round opponent.

Ana played Stosur in her last Grand Slam match in January's Australian Open. The 22-year-old, who was a finalist on the clay of Prague a fortnight ago, beat her 6-3, 7-5.