Anne Keothavong wins ITF title in Germany and rises to 73 in rankings
Anne Keothavong completed her season in style with a second ITF title in two weeks to end the year ranked number 73.
The Londoner, 28, beat Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-3 1-6 6-2 in Ismaning, Germany, to follow up her victory in Barnstaple.
Keothavong also took the doubles title in Germany alongside Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
She said on Twitter : "Had to really dig deep as I was running on empty and I'm so pleased to win another tournament."
GB YEAR-END RANKINGS
- Elena Baltacha - 50
- Anne Keothavong - 73
- Heather Watson - 92
- Laura Robson - 131
- Naomi Broady - 201 (Playing this week)
Keothavong finished the season in tremendous form, winning 19 of her last 22 matches to secure the second best year-end ranking of her career after the 61st place of 2008.
"Looking forward to taking some time off now," she added. "Think I deserve my break."
Elena Baltacha ends 2011 as the world number 50, her best finish, while Heather Watson heads into the off-season ranked 92nd and Laura Robson is at a career-high 131.
Stockport's Naomi Broady completes the British top five at 201 in the world, which is also a career-high for the 21-year-old, who plays in Poland this week.