Keothavong suc­ceeds Judy Mur­ray as Bri­tain Fed Cup cap­tain

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

For­mer tour player Anne Keothavong has been cho­sen to suc­ceed Judy Mur­ray as cap­tain of Bri­tain's Fed Cup team.

The 33-year-old Keothavong was ap­pointed na­tional women's team coach and Fed Cup cap­tain yes­ter­day by the Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion.

Keothavong takes over the Fed Cup cap­taincy from Mur­ray, the mother of top-ranked male player Andy Mur­ray. She stepped down in March after five years as cap­tain to con­cen­trate on other roles.

Keothavong, who played 44 Fed Cup sin­gles and dou­bles matches dur­ing her 13-year pro ca­reer, will pre­pare the team for the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 tour­na­ment in Tallinn, Es­to­nia, from Feb. 7-12.

The Bri­tish team could fea­ture top-10 player Jo­hanna Konta, Heather Wat­son and Laura Rob­son.

Anne Keothavong

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