The answer hasn't changed.
your answer is terrible. It's funny that you think it has stumped us all though. Fact is, Ana is a shadow of her former self.
With the way she is playing now, she will probably hover between 12th and 18th for the rest of her career unless she picks up her game. (which I hope she does, she is a joy to watch when she is on.)
Anyway, I'll break it down again.
Yes, it is okay to be impressed with Laura for almost beating Ana, considering she is a top 20 player, and it is promising for Laura especially after beating Aga in the previous round.
No, it is not okay to imply that Laura's loss
is anything more than that, based solely on results that Ana had 5 years ago.
Anyway, Bradely brought up a good point, with the example you provided, where does that place Vesnina? or Date-Krumm who ALMOST beat Venus the previous year?