Anne Keothavong made history at the weekend by being the first British women in over 15 years to make the world’s top 50 players list.
Keothavong is now ranked 48th, thanks to her semi-final run in Memphis and fourth place finish in Auckland. The 25-year-old Londoner has managed to move more than 80 places in the last year, despite suffering from injuries and professional mishaps.
Speaking to BBC Sport Anne said, “There haven’t been too many British women who have been able to achieve that.” The last woman to reach the list was Jo Durie back in 1993.
Next month she faces more tough competition as she competes with some of the toughest names in tennis at BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Katie Frogley, Sportsister
The women’s Sports magazine