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BT Sport has announced the addition of the recently-retired Anne Keothavong to its tennis punditry team.

The former British number one - who has been plagued by injuries in recent years - reached a career-high ranking of world number 48 in early 2009.

Anne, 29, won a total of 20 International Tennis Federation singles titles, eight doubles titles and made seven WTA semi-final appearances during her career.

She will now turn her attention to studio work - alongside the likes of Lynsey Hipgrave, Sam Smith and Martina Navratilova - as BT Sport gears up to launch this week.

The pay-TV platform will cover 21 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournaments per year, including the five Premier WTA tournaments in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Beijing and Istanbul.

Simon Green, Director of BT Sport, said the broadcaster is "particularly pleased" to have signed up Anne for its tennis team.

"She's straight off the court and I am sure that will give her fantastic insight into the mentality and performance of her fellow professionals on the tour," he stated.

"Anne has been at the forefront of women’s tennis in the UK for years and can give the viewers the benefit of her experience and knowledge of both her fellow British stars, like Heather Watson and Laura Robson, as well as the current top-ranking players."

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