Keothavong named Fed Cup cap­tain

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

For­mer Bri­tish num­ber one Anne Keothavong will suc­ceed Andy Mur­ray’s mother Judy as her coun­try’s Fed Cup cap­tain, the Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion (LTA) said yes­ter­day. Her first as­sign­ment will be the Euro/Africa Zone Group 1 ties in Tallinn, Es­to­nia fol­low­ing next year’s Aus­tralian Open. Lon­don-born Keothavong, whose brother James is a top-level um­pire, re­tired, aged 29, in 2013 and has been work­ing as a TV pun­dit for BT Sport since. She reached a ca­reer-high rank­ing of 48th in 2009 - the first Bri­tish woman to crack the top 50 for 16 years. “I think Anne is a great choice as our next Fed Cup cap­tain,” Bri­tish num­ber one Jo­hanna Konta said. “She will lead from real life ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause she was a win­ner on court and she knew what it took to step up and play for her coun­try.” — Reuters

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