Bartoli wins easily in China

Bartoli wins easily in China

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Marion Bartoli dropped just one game Monday in a first-round victory over Chan Wing-Yau at the Shenzhen Gemdale Open in China.
Kvitova among Tuesday winners at Wimbledon

Kvitova among Tuesday winners at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Top 10 seeds Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Serena Williams and Marion Bartoli all had straight-set wins Tuesday in their first-round matches at Wimbledon.
Wozniacki continues Denmark winning steak

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 10 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki overcame a slow start before claiming a first-round win Tuesday at the e-Boks Open tennis tournament in Denmark.
Keothavong is early Luxembourg Open winner

Keothavong is early Luxembourg Open winner

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Anne Keothavong won in straight sets Monday, the opening day of the Luxembourg Open tennis tournament.

Dementieva, Petrova win at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Elena Dementieva and fifth seed Nadia Petrova won their opening round matches Monday at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, Calif.
Keothavong is among winners in Birmingham

Keothavong is among winners in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 9 (UPI) -- No. 11-seeded Anne Keothavong took a quick straight-set victory Tuesday before rains suspended play at the $220,000 Aegon Classic tournament in England.

No. 1 seed Wozniacki in Memphis semis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki rallied Thursday to defeat Michaella Krajicek and reach the semifinals of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.

Azarenka winner in first round in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka was a first round winner Monday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship in Memphis.

Russians Dementieva, Vesnina in ASB finals

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Russians Elena Dementieva and Elena Vesnina won their semifinal matches Friday and advanced to the finals of the $220,000 ASB Classic in New Zealand.

Kirilenko, Srebotnik win at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Maria Kirilenko and fourth-seeded Katarina Srebotnik won their first-round matches Monday at the Western & Southern Financial Open in Cincinnati.

Kuznetsova advances, Dementieva ousted

MONTREAL, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Open runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia was an easy second-round winner Tuesday at the women's $1.34 million Rogers Cup.

Stosur stuns Peer at East West Classic

CARSON, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- Samantha Stosur and Melinda Czink pulled off first-round upsets Monday in the East West Bank Classic tennis tournament in Los Angeles.

Schnyder earns meeting with Serena

STANFORD, Calif., July 17 (UPI) -- Samantha Stosur pulled off an upset Thursday and Patty Schnyder set up a quarterfinal meeting with Serena Williams at the Bank of the West Classic.

Hantuchova rolls into Sunfeast quarters

KOLKATA, India, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Daniela Hantuchova collected a straight-set victory Thursday in second-round play at the $175,000 Sunfeast Open tennis tournament in India.

Sharapova, Mauresmo win at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Maria Sharapova and defending champion Amelie Mauresmo each notched straight-set first-round victories Tuesday at Wimbledon.
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Anne Keothavong
Anne Keothavong hits a forehand in her match against Elena Dementieva on day three at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York on August 29, 2008. Dementieva defeated Keothavong 6-3 6-4. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Anne Viensouk Keothavong (born 16 September 1983) is a British professional tennis player. She is a former long-standing British number 1, however due to injury, she is currently British number 3, behind Elena Baltacha and Katie O'Brien and is ranked 153rd in the world (as of 6 July 2010) So far in her career she has won a total of 17 International Tennis Federation singles titles, 4 ITF doubles titles and reached a career-high singles ranking of world No.48 (achieved 23 February 2009). She has also reached the semifinals of 3 International tournaments on the main tour and the semifinals of one Premier tournament.

In terms of Grand Slam success, Anne's best result so far came at the 2008 US Open, where she reached the third round. She beat Alexa Glatch, 6–2 6–2, in the first round and followed this up with a 6–2 3–6 6–4 victory over No.25 seed, Francesca Schiavone, a woman ranked 60 places above her. She faced world No.6, Elena Dementieva, in round three and was defeated, 3–6 4-6. Anne has also managed to reach the second round of Wimbledon on two occasions: in 2004 and 2008. In 2004 she beat Nicole Pratt, 6–3 6–1, in the first round and lost to Maria Sharapova, the No.13 seed, in straight sets, 4–6 0–6, in round two. The 2008 tournament saw her beat Vania King, 4–6 6–2 6–3, in round one but she went on to experience a second round loss to Venus Williams, 5–7 2–6.

Anne was born in Hackney in London, to parents who had fled from their wartorn home country of Laos in the 1970s. Her father, Somsak, is an employee in a bank and encouraged all of his children to play short tennis from an early age. Her mother's name is Vathana and she has two brothers: James, who is a tennis umpire , and Mark. Keothavong's younger sister, Lena, also played tennis on the ITF tour briefly with limited success. Anne attended Kingsland High School and earned seven GCSEs and an A-level in maths.

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