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Ana dropped to 214 in rankings this week, but is playing US Open qualies, and with a good draw that is - 18 y.o. Han, ranked 271 and never higher than 254. It won't be too easy though, this girl played finals of 25k, quarters of 75k and R2 of WTA Palermo from qualies.

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Ana will be seeded in Helsinki 25k next week. She withdrew from one tournament this week (don't know why) where she was defending 4 points from another tournament played this time last year so those points will come off on Monday, but with 3 or 4 good tournaments by the end of this year she can get back to top200, cause she's got no more points to defend.
 

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Ana is 7th seed, and in the opening round she plays a local girl with a wild card...Emma Laine:lol: They're tied in h2h at 1:1, but since Laine is very far from her best I think Ana has a shot here.

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Ana made her first MD win in about 4 months, beating Dutch qualifier Meddens (wta 344) in R1 of Opole 25k. It's not much, but it's a start (finally). Plays another qualifier in R2, Kochanova (wta 506). Another good thing - she's not defending anything until early March of next year.
 

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Ana won her R2 match but it was too close for comfort. She beat Kochanova 75 76(7). In the QF she plays the #2 seed, Zahlavova (#182, career-high #139). I can't see Ana winning but I wish her the best. Still this is a good result for Ana since she'll pick up 7 much-needed points.
 

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Well, being 8th seed she did what was expected, anything more is a plus.

Zahlavova won their only previous match, played 3 years ago, but she needed three sets to win.

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Vrljic def. Zahlavova 6:4 7:6:bounce:

And also a great chance to make it to final - plays unseeded 19 y.o. Tsurenko who's currently at the career high ranking of 341!

Ajmo Ana:bounce:
 

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Wins the semi 6:4 6:3:woohoo:

Next up is Rus, 17 y.o. ranked 188, with a career-high rank of 169. A tough job, but I guess anything's possible in the finals.

AJMO ANA:bounce:

P. S. She should rise at least some 20 places in the rankings after this - not bad!
 

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Ana is on the list for Boca Raton 25k MD (should be seeded there). Obviously doesen't count on making a cut for AO.
 

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In R1 of Boca Raton $25K, Ana beat Lindsay Lee-Waters (ranked #323) 36 61 60. This is a good way for Ana to start the year (especially the last two sets!).

In R2 she'll play someone ranked lower than Lee-Waters, which is always good. It'll be either Violette Huck (#341) or qualifier Darya Kustova (#448). Best of luck to Ana in her next match and in '09!
 

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She's playing a qualifier El Tabakh in R1 of Laguna Nigel 25k. A nice draw for the first round.
 

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She retired after just one set played (2:6) against 7th seed Scheepers in R2:sad:
 

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Ana won her R1 match at the $25K in Minsk this week. She beat Melanie Klaffner, a talented 18-y.o. ranked #281, in straights. It's a good win for her.

In R2 she plays Anastasiya Vasylyeva, a very promising youngster (she just turned 17 and already has a number of ITF MD wins).

Good luck to Ana!
 

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I agree, but it's been a while since she made some notable result - finals of Opole 25k last November, to be exact. She's also defending QF here in Minsk, so the job isn't done yet, and afterwards she's defending two consecutive 25k finals in late March - early April, so she needs to find some good form A.S.A.P.

Good luck Ana:wavey:
 
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