Anna Smith (tennis)

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Anna Smith
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Anna Smith playing at the Wimbledon Qualifying Tournament 2013
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Residence Sanderstead, Surrey
Born (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 25)
Redhill, Surrey
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$120,148
Singles
Career record 204 - 168
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 262 (9 August 2010)
Current ranking No. 493 (17 March 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon Q2 (2008)
Doubles
Career record 163 - 100
Career titles 0 WTA, 19 ITF
Highest ranking No. 119 (9 August 2010)
Current ranking No. 170 (17 March 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (2010)
Last updated on: 24 February 2014.

Anna Smith is a professional tennis player who represents the United Kingdom. She has won four International Tennis Federation (ITF) singles titles, 18 ITF doubles titles and reached a career high singles ranking of world no. 262 on 9 August 2010. Smith is currently ranked no. 476 in the world as of 24 February 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Smith was born in Redhill, Surrey, in 1988 to Robert and Gunilla Smith and started playing tennis at the age of 10 years old. Aside from tennis, her other passions are shopping and football. She is coached by Rob Antoun.[1]

Career[edit]

Junior (2003–2006)[edit]

Smith first competed as a junior in February 2003 and her last junior tournament was in June 2006 in the qualifying draw for the Wimbledon juniors. She had limited success as a singles player; she reached only one final (in April 2006 at the Sutton ITF Junior Tournament where she was beaten by Naomi Broady) and did not reach the quarterfinals in any other tournament she played.[2]

She had significantly more success as a junior doubles competitor, winning three titles at the Donnybrook Junior International, the Wrexham ITF Tournament and the Nottingham ITF. She also reached two more finals, four semifinals and one quarterfinal.[2]

Over the three years of her junior career she reached a career-high combined ranking of world no. 665 and accumulated win-loss records of 8–13 in singles and 24–10 in doubles.[2]

2004–2006[edit]

Smith played her first professional match in July 2004, courtesy of a wild card into the qualifying draw of the $10,000 ITF tournament in Felixstowe, United Kingdom. She lost in the final round to Lena Keothavong, the younger sister of top-100 player Anne Keothavong, 6–4 6–4. She then lost in the qualifying stages of the $10,000 ITF tournament in Manchester before going to Bolton and winning two matches to qualify for the $10,000 ITF tournament held there. In her first main draw match of her career, she lost to a fellow Brit Elizabeth Thomas in straight sets. She finished 2004 without a world ranking.[3]

In April 2005, Smith lost in the final round of qualifying for the $10,000 ITF in Porto Santo, Portugal, but was given a chance in the main draw as a lucky loser. She played well in this tournament before having to withdraw in the quarterfinals. August brought two more quarterfinal losses for Smith, the first in the $10,000 Wrexham ITF tournament and the second in the $10,000 Nottingham ITF tournament. Her final tournament of the year was the $10,000 ITF event in Sunderland, where she also reached the quarterfinals. She finished 2005 ranked world no. 660.[3]

April and May 2006 saw good form from Smith; in April she reached the first ITF semifinal of her career in Bath and the following month she reached yet another quarterfinal, this one in Bournemouth. In August, she cruised her way to the first final of her career, not dropping a single set before falling in the final to Anna Fitzpatrick of the United Kingdom. She managed to reach the quarterfinals as a qualifier in her very next tournament (ITF $10,000 Wrexham) before losing to Natasha Khan from the United Kingdom in three sets. In September, she won her first professional title at the $10,000 ITF event in Nottingham beating fellow Brit, Georgie Stoop, in the final. The rest of the year saw limited success for Smith and she finished the season with a ranking of world no. 516.[3]

2007–2008[edit]

In March 2007, she reached the third final of her career at a $10,000 ITF event in Hamilton where she lost to Japan's Erika Sema in two sets. She got no more notable results until August that year when she hit another good patch. She managed to reach the semifinal of the $10,000 ITF event in London before making a run to the final of the $10,000 event in Nottingham where she lost to Pauline Wong. She then immediately followed this up by qualifying for and reaching the quarterfinals of the $25,000 event in Nottingham. The rest of the year was spent on the ITF tour but she lost before the quarterfinals in every tournament. Her end-of-year ranking was world no. 449.[3]

2008 started disappointingly for Smith as she only managed to reach one ITF quarterfinal before entering the qualifying event for Wimbledon where she won one match (against Julie Coin of France) before losing in the second round. Later that year she won the second ITF title of her career, this time at the $10,000 event in London. She beat Rebecca Marino in the final. She then reached the semifinals in Limoges, France – another $10,000 event. In October, she reached the quarterfinals of a $50,000 home event in Barnstaple, losing to Lina Stančiūtė 6–2 6–7(8) 7–6(1). Her year-end ranking was world no. 373.[3]

2009[edit]

Smith's 2009 season did not begin well. She won only one match out of her first eleven before going on to take the $10,000 ITF title in Felixstowe in July, beating Heather Watson in the semifinals and Tímea Babos in the final, 7–5 3–6 6–4. In her next tournament, a $10,000 ITF in Frinton, she again came up against Watson in the semifinals but was defeated in straight sets. After this she reached only one more quarterfinal for the rest of the year where she lost to Sofia Shapatava as a lucky loser, 2–6 7–6(0) 6–7(5). By the end of 2009 her singles ranking had fallen to world no. 441.[3]

ITF circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

Finals by category
$100,000 tournaments (0/0)
$75,000 tournaments (0/0)
$50,000 tournaments (0/0)
$25,000 tournaments (0/1)
$15,000 tournaments (0/0)
$10,000 tournaments (5/4)
Finals by surface
Hard (4/3)
Clay (0/1)
Grass (1/1)
Carpet (0/0)
Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1 August 2006 Ilkley, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 19 September 2006 Nottingham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Georgie Stoop 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 6 March 2007 Hamilton, New Zealand Hard Japan Erika Sema 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 18 September 2007 Nottingham, Great Britain Hard Netherlands Pauline Wong 5–7, 2–6
Winner 2. 12 August 2008 Cumberland, Great Britain Hard Canada Rebecca Marino 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 7 July 2009 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass Hungary Tímea Babos 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 24 March 2010 Jersey, Great Britain Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 29 April 2013 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay France Laetitia Sarrazin 5–7, 7–6, 2-6
Winner 4. 10 November 2013 Loughborough, Great Britain Hard (i) Belgium Klaartje Liebens 6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 17 March 2014 Heraklion, Greece Hard Switzerland Xenia Knoll 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 33 (20–13)[edit]

Finals by category
$100,000 tournaments (0/0)
$75,000 tournaments (1/1)
$50,000 tournaments (2/0)
$25,000 tournaments (8/9)
$15,000 tournaments (0/0)
$10,000 tournaments (9/3)
Finals by surface
Hard (20/9)
Clay (0/4)
Grass (0/0)
Carpet (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 3 August 2005 Wrexham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Rebecca Llewellyn India Rushmi Chakravarthi
New Zealand Paula Marama
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 6 April 2006 Bath, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Melissa Berry United Kingdom Lindsay Cox
United Kingdom Anna Hawkins
3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 8 November 2006 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Anna Hawkins United Kingdom Holly Richards
United Kingdom Elizabeth Thomas
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 7 May 2007 Antalya, Turkey Hard Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Germany Korina Perkovic
Turkey İpek Şenoğlu
6–7(1–7), 4–6
Winner 3. 23 August 2007 Cumberland, Great Britain Hard Slovakia Martina Babaková United Kingdom Anna Hawkins
United Kingdom Karen Paterson
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 16 January 2008 Sunderland, Great Britain Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson Slovakia Martina Babaková
Czech Republic Iveta Gerlova
6–1, 3–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 3. 5 February 2008 Sutton, Great Britain Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 12 February 2008 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson Serbia Neda Kozic
Croatia Ivana Lisjak
6–0, 7–5
Winner 6. 23 September 2008 Shrewsbury, Great Britain Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson United Kingdom Sarah Borwell
United States Courtney Nagle
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 20 April 2009 Bari, Italy Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
7–5, 2–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 5. 10 August 2009 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson Australia Shannon Golds
Australia Nicole Kriz
6–7(3–7), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 22 September 2009 Shrewsbury, Great Britain Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson Germany Kristina Barrois
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
6–3, 4–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 7. 29 September 2009 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson Finland Laine, EmmaEmma Laine
United Kingdom South, MelanieMelanie South
3–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 7 October 2009 Barnstaple, Great Britain Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson South Africa Kelly Anderson
Finland Laine, EmmaEmma Laine
7–5, 6–4
Winner 8. 13 January 2010 Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) France Larrière, VictoriaVictoria Larrière Italy Clerico, NicoleNicole Clerico
Romania Ungur, Liana-GabrielaLiana-Gabriela Ungur
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 2 February 2010 Sutton, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Cavaday, NaomiNaomi Cavaday Greece Georgatou, EiriniEirini Georgatou
Russia Savinykh, ValeriaValeria Savinykh
5–7, 6–2, [8–10]
Winner 9. 25 March 2010 Jersey, Great Britain Hard (i) Estonia Maret Ani Australia Jarmila Gajdosova
United Kingdom Melanie South
7–5, 6–4
Winner 10. 6 July 2010 Valladolid, Spain Hard Austria Klaffner, MelanieMelanie Klaffner Spain Year Campos-Molina
Spain Costas-Moreira, LeticiaLeticia Costas-Moreira
6–3, 2–6, [10–7]
Winner 11. 27 July 2010 Vigo, Spain Hard France Laurendon, AnaïsAnaïs Laurendon Georgia (country) Sofia Kvatsabaia
Germany Ozga, JustineJustine Ozga
6–3, 6–1
Winner 12. 1 November 2010 Nantes, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Keothavong, AnneAnne Keothavong Bosnia and Herzegovina Jugić-Salkić, MervanaMervana Jugić-Salkić
Croatia Jurak, DarijaDarija Jurak
5–7, 6–1, [10–6]
Runner-up 9. 14 January 2013 Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Francesca Stephenson United Kingdom Tara Moore
United Kingdom Melanie South
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 29 April 2013 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay United Kingdom Francesca Stephenson Estonia Anett Kontaveit
United Kingdom Jessica Ren
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 22 July 2013 Wrexham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Melanie South Japan Kanae Hisami
Japan Mari Tanaka
3–6, 6–7
Winner 13. 29 July 2013 Nottingham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Melanie South United Kingdom Daneika Borthwick
United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
6–4, 6–2
Winner 14. 9 November 2013 Loughborough, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae Italy Francesca Palmigiano
Italy Camilla Rosatello
6–0, 4–6, [10–3]
Winner 15. 15 November 2013 Manchester, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae Netherlands Eva Wacanno
Germany Julia Wachaczyk
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 7 December 2013 Pune, India Hard United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae Thailand Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
5–7, 5–7
Winner 16. 13 December 2013 Navi Mumbai, India Hard United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 17. 19 January 2014 Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae Czech Republic Martina Borecká
Czech Republic Tereza Malíková
4–6, 6–2, [10–4]
Winner 18. 26 January 2014 Sunderland, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae Hungary Ágnes Bukta
Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova
6–1, 6–1
Winner 19. 23 February 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 13. 28 February 2014 Beinasco, Italy Clay (i) United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae Italy Nicole Clerico
Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone
1-6, 7-5, [11-13]
Winner 20. 31 March 2014 Edgbaston, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae Poland Magda Linette
Switzerland Amra Sadiković
3–6, 7–5, [10–4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMITH, Anna (GBR)". www.itftennis.com. 
  2. ^ a b c Anna Smith at www.itftennis.com/juniors/
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Activity:SMITH, Anna (GBR)". www.itftennis.com. 

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