Anca Barna is a lefty baseliner with a slender build and a standard two-handed backhand. Although her forehand can be deceiving at times, she does not have a major arsenal at her disposal. She mostly relies on her retrieving game, and usually stays quite low in regard to both winners and unforced errors.
Anca lost the first set to Schiavone in R1, but bounced back to win the next two 6-1, 6-3. Even more convincingly, she upset Lisa Raymond (27) 6-3, 6-1 in the 2nd Round.
She has never played Venus, but has stretched Serena to three sets on the two occasions they met (US Open 2001, Leipzig 2002).
Her current singles rank is 69, and she is the reigning German Champ.