Anna first played tennis aged 5, with her brothers in Sheffield. At 10, she was selected to represent Great Britain, and at 12, she left home to join the National Tennis Academy.

At 15, Anna became the National Champion, turning professional the following year, when she was offered a place at Monte Carlo Tennis Academy. It was during her time in Monte Carlo that Anna first competed at Wimbledon, reaching the semi-finals of the junior event. At 19 however, she suffered a stress fracture in her left foot, which kept her out of the sport for much of the next three years.

At this point, Anna decided to change her focus from tennis back to education and in 2013, she won the gold medal at BUCS National Championships. She was subsequently selected to represent Great Britain at the World University Games in Russia, where she reached the quarterfinals in both singles and mixed doubles. In 2016, Anna graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class Honours Degree in Sport Science.

Giving Back

Anna joined the Trust in 2016 as a member of the GiveBack Team. She has worked as an Athlete Mentor since 2014, visiting secondary schools around the country to help raise aspirations and empower young people. Having suffered a career-ending injury, Anna feels incredibly fortunate to be able to offer support and inspiration to young people facing their own adversities. Anna believes that every individual deserves an opportunity to develop and flourish, and she has been overwhelmed by the positive responses of the young people she has worked with so far on Get On Track.

Competitive Record

2013 - Represented GB at the World University Games

2013 - BUCS National Champion

6-time Wimbledon competitor

Former British No 2 in Tennis

Winner of 22 International titles

Junior Wimbledon Semi-Finalist

British Player of the Year 2007

2004 - National Champion