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16
June

Ana had a tough match again, she had to run a lot again, but sve won again. Ana achieved a new, third win at the S-Hertogenbosch grass court. Winning with 6:3, 6:7 (4) and 7:6 (10) against the Russian Evgenija Rodina after two hours and 40 minutes of play took her to the semi-finals of a $226,750 worth WTA tournament in Netherlands. In the tie break of the third decisive set, the Russian had five match points in the row!

Ana will play the Russian again, ten months older Natalia Vikhlyantseva from Volgograd, who is 74th in the WTA rank list. Vikhlyantseva has already played semi-finals this year, at WTA tournament in St. Petersburg, where she defeated the Kazakhstan born Yaroslava Shvedova, then the Russian Daria Kasatkina, after which the Romanian Simona Halep handed over the match. The finals door was closed to her by Kristina Mladenovic after winning the first set with 6: 4. Ana was the most successful in Auckland in 2017, at the first tournament in this year - she played finals where she was defeated by Lauren Davis. After then she had lost two quarter finals (Dubai - Angelique Kerber and Prague - Jelena Ostapenko). And now, she has just won the new quarterfinals.

On the eve of the first grass court tournament this season, Ana was the 33rd world tennis player. Reaching the semi-finals has brought her the best ranking of her career. She is now 28th world tennis player.

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