Birth Date: 14/08/88
Birth Place: Redhill, Surrey
Resides: Sanderstead, Surrey
Favourite Surface: Hard
Age Started Tennis: 10
Anna has impressively accumulated five ITF singles titles and 23 ITF doubles titles to her name, including two $75,000s and four $50,000s. Her career high singles and doubles rankings are 262 and 93, respectively.
Anna had a particularly successful year, winning six ITF doubles titles with Jocelyn Rae.
Partnering Jocelyn, Anna started the year with a $10,000 doubles title In Glasgow. In her next tournament in Sunderland she repeated this feat with Jocelyn, winning the $25,000 doubles title, with an easy 6-1, 6-1 victory in the final. Anna’s highlight in February was the $25,000 doubles title in Nottingham-again with Jocelyn Rae. They nearly accumulated another $25,000 title the following week in Beinasco, narrowly losing 13-11 in the third set tie-break.
Anna’s next title came in singles play in Greece where she won the $10,000 with a 6-3, 6-1 score in the final. In April, Anna and Jocelyn once again proved to be a formidable pairing; winning the $25,000 doubles title in Edgbaston, and reaching the semi-finals of the $50,000 in Korea and $75,000 in Japan. Anna and Jocelyn then posted a significant result in June-winning the $75,000 in Nottingham.
Having rightfully earned their place in the Wimbledon doubles draw Anna and Jocelyn narrowly lost to former Grand Slam winner Sam Stosur and her partner Flavia Pennetta 6-3 5-7 3-6. Later in July Anna and Jocelyn won the $50,000 in Lexington, Kentucky, defeating Shiko Aoyama and Keri Wong 6-4, 6-4. In the previous week they reached the final of the Bastad event in Sweden, losing to Andrea Klepac and Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor. In Washington, at the end of July, the pair defeated Cara Black and Sania Mirza before bowing out in the semi finals.
Year to Date
Anna partnered Jocelyn Rae once more in 2015 and enjoyed early success, winning the Sunderland $10,000 in January, easily overcoming Justyna Jegiolka and Cornelia Lister 6-3, 6-1. They were rewarded with Fed Cup places for Great Britain in February and achieved three main draw wins together.
The pair then travelled to France in March for the Croissy-Beauborg $50,000 event where they fought through to the final which they won in two thrilling tie-break sets against Julie Coin and Mathilde Johansson 7-6(5), 7-6(2). The duo then went on to reach finals in both Eastbourne and Nottingham on the grass season stretch before winning in the First Round at Wimbledon.
Anna is the daughter of Robert and Gunilla Smith. She started playing tennis aged ten and in her spare time enjoys shopping and playing football. Her coach is Rob Antoun.