LONDON (AP) — Former tour player Anne Keothavong has been chosen to succeed Judy Murray as captain of Britain’s Fed Cup team.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - FEBRUARY 05: Captain Judy Murray talks with Anne Keothavong during day two of the Fed Cup/Africa Group One tennis at Syma Event and Congress Centre on February 5, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for LTA)
The 33-year-old Keothavong was appointed national women’s team coach and Fed Cup captain on Tuesday 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.