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.