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10 November 2011

Anne Keothavong and Peter Ashley Scoop AEGON Awards

KEOTHAVONG AND ASHLEY SCOOP AEGON AWARDS

[LONDON] – Wilson Next Generation player Peter Ashley has been named AEGON Junior Player of the Month in the UK for October 2011. He joins fellow Wilson stable mate Anne Keothavong who was named AEGON Player Of The Month in the professional category after consecutive tournament victories.

The winners of the Awards - which have been running since January 2009 - are selected by the Player Team at the Lawn Tennis Association. This team consists of National Coaches and the Head Coaches of Men’s and Women’s Tennis.

The Player Team take into consideration a combination of ranking improvement, outstanding performances and significant results when making their decision.

Anne has had a fantastic October; swinging her Wilson Tour BLX racket to victory in both singles and doubles competitions at her last two consecutive tournaments. The victories both came on European hard courts in Barnstaple, UK and Ismaning, Germany. Anne finishes the year ranked 73rd by the WTA and 2nd nationally.

Peter also fully merited his award, with an outstanding October.  He swung his Wilson Pro Tour BLX to achieve two semi finals and a singles title at tournaments in South East Asia.  Ashley took home his first ever ITF title at the ITF Grade 4 tournament in Malaysia before making the semi-finals at both a grade 3 tournament (also in Malaysia) and an ITF Grade 2 event in Thailand. He finishes the year at a national junior ranking of 11 (where he is the highest ranked player born in 1996 or later), and a career high 176 in the junior world rankings.

Congratulations to both Anne and Peter from everyone at Wilson.

For more details on the awards themselves and both players go to:

http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/AEGON-Awards/

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