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Woman Who Are the Face of British Tennis

With its shorter, snappier games, women’s tennis is an increasingly popular game, and in the recent Wimbledon 2017 tournament, Brit Jo Konta became the first British woman to reach the semifinals of the singles competition since Virginia Wade in 1978. She’ll walk away from the tournament as the #4 ranked tennis player in the world, a career best and an incredible accomplishment.

With the recent success of Jo, we thought that the time was ripe to take a look at some of the greatest female players in British tennis on the books at our corporate entertainment agency:

Virginia Wade

Virigina Wade queen wimbledon 1997

The aforementioned Virginia Wade was ranked #2 as a singles player and #1 as a doubles player at the peak of her career, and remains one of the greatest British tennis players of all time. In the singles game she picked up three Grand Slam titles, whilst also achieving a further four doubles Grand Slams.

Perhaps her most famous victory came when she won the Wimbledon women’s singles final in 1997, making her the last Brit to win a Grand Slam until Andy Murray scored the US Open title in 2012.

Sue Barker

bbc sue barker tennis player

Sue Barker OBE began her career as a player and won an impressive eleven WTZ tour singles titles over the course of her career, as well as the French Open, but it’s in broadcasting that she has made the biggest impression.

Since retiring, Barker has become the preeminent tennis broadcaster in the UK and has been the lead presenter on the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon for more than 20 years. She leads on coverage for most of the major tennis competitions for the BBC and played a large role in coverage for the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as being the long standing presenter of British institution and game show, A Question of Sport.

Annabel Croft

Annabel Croft tennis player

Once the top-ranked female Brit in tennis, Annabel Croft had a varied career on the court. Winning the WTA tour event, Croft was also part of the British team for the Fed and Wightman Cups whilst in her prime.

Since leaving sport she’s remained in the limelight as a popular presenter and broadcaster on the Sky Sports channel and taking part in reality shows like Celebrity Wrestling. Engaging and warm, her likeable personality has ensured that she’s always in demand for broadcasting work.

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If you’re interested in hearing more about the world of women’s tennis straight from the horse’s mouth then get in touch – we have brilliant female players from the UK and beyond available to book for appearances and talks.

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