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Apr 11th, 2012, 02:31 AM
Anna Kenndal
Anna competing in her first tournament in Miami, 2012.

Anna was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1994 and started playing tennis at the age of 5. She loved competing from an early age and played USTA from when she was 8 to the age of 13. She won the U14 Orange Bowl and her tennis career picked up from there. Now at the age of 16 she is playing in the pro's. The big leagues. She received a main draw wildcard into Miami for both singles and doubles. She picked up an upset in the first round in singles before bowing out in three during the second round. She lost in the first round in doubles. In Charleston she lost in the first round in singles and the second round in doubles. Anna played her first ITF tournament and made the semi-finals in singles. Anna was listed to play the 4th rubber in Fed Cup but at the last minute she was taken off the team. Anna qualified for Stuttgart with a three set win over Amelie Szczotka-Strozna. She then upset 7th seed Cornelia du Preez in two easy sets surprisingly. She then advanced to her first ever FWTT Premier Quarter-Finals with a great three set victory over Vittoria Perez. She also advanced in doubles surprising Nthama and Siri partnering Harper Johnson in a tough three set win. Anna fell to Daria Afanseva in a tough match but won in doubles to reach the semi-finals before her and Harper bowed out. She then defeated Alina Patterson and Marta Sanchez in ITF Chisaso to reach the semi-finals which will be tomorrow. In the Semi-Finals she defeated the eighth seed to set up a meeting with fellow unseeded player Sofia Keddison in the finals. She lost to Sofia Keddison in two very tight sets but was still very pleased with her performance during the tournament and the match. In her first round in madrid she defeated Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger in three tiebreaks before falling in the second round. Similarly to Madrid In rome she won in three sets in the first round but failed to win her second round. For the third time in a row she had a nice victory in the first round but again was not able to prevail in her second round. Her form then took a dip as she fell in the first round of all three events she entered at the french open and then lost in straight sets on grass in Nottingham I. She recovered at Nottingham II winning two solid matches in singles to reach the semi-final and winning one long three setter in doubles with a long second set tiebreak that they won partnering Sofia Keddison to reach the semi-finals in doubles. Anna was not able to fight past Miranda Bothaska in the semi-finals in singles but Sofia and her won two more matches (both in three sets and the final had another amazing second set tiebreaker) to win the title. ITF Nottingham 2 was her first doubles title on the FWTT tour. Anna won her first singles match against Gisele at Eastbourne but then fell in the second round in a tough three set match. In doubles, Anna and Sofia won their first round match. Despite nerves, Anna defeated Regla Torres in the first round of wimbledon before losing a long three setter to Nthama, a match she was happy with. In doubles, Anna and Sofia made a surprise run all the way to the semi-finals before bowing out. Anna qualified for Stanford but then lost in the first round. In Carlsbad, Anna played well to qualify and win the first round but then lost a tight three setter. Anna hit a rough patch for most of the summer only winning a few matches here and there until she reached the Finals of Dallas playing some excellent tennis before losing to Elise Mesane in the finals. Anna then traveled to the US Open where in the first round she took out veteran Jennifer Casanova in a third set tiebreaker. In mixed doubles Anna and Jack Sock took out the 4th seeds in the first round in two sets. In 2013, Anna struggled in the lead up events to the Australian Open. But she shined at the Australian Open, taking out three seeds to reach the quarter-finals before falling to Alexandra Anastadis. Anna's only highlights of 2013 up until April are a singles quarter-final at the Australian Open and a doubles title in Indian Wells.

Nationality: American

Age: 17

Turned Pro: 2012

Residence: Boston, Massachusetts

Born: Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Hard Hitter

Strengths: Serve and Forehand

Weaknesses: Backhand and Volleys

GS Best Results
AO: Quarter-Final
FO: 1 Round
Wimbledon: 2 Round
UO: 2 Round

Singles Ranking: 35
Doubles Ranking: 20 (CHR)

Singles Titles: 0

Singles Finals: 2 (ITF Chicasso (L. to S. Keddison and Dallas (L. to Elise Mesane)

Doubles Titles: 2 (ITF Nottingham 2 Partnering S. Keddison and Indian Wells Partnering S. Keddison)

Doubles Finals: Moscow (Partnering S. Keddison)

Anna has special interest in playing for her country at Fed Cup.

Apr 11th, 2012, 02:32 AM
Anna Kenndal's Greatest Achievements So Far

Winning three matches en Route to her first Premier Quarter-Final in singles. (Stuttgart)

Winning three matches en Route to her first Premier Semi-Finals in doubles (partnering Harper Johnson) (Stuttgart)

Winning a match in a premier mandatory (Miami).

Reaching her first final at the ITF Chicasso (En route defeating 3 seeded players)

Winning her first doubles title at ITF Nottingham partnering Sofia Keddison

Making a surprise run at wimbledon in doubles, reaching the semi-finals partnering Sofia Keddison

Winning a singles match in a grand slam (Wimbledon)

Placing fourth in Olympic Doubles partnering Susan Day

Reaching her above ITF level Singles Final in Dallas.

A singles quarter-final appearance at the Australian Open

Winning the doubles title in Indian Wells partnering Sofia Keddison

Hopefully Lots More Soon :)

Apr 11th, 2012, 02:32 AM

More to come soon

Apr 11th, 2012, 02:32 AM
News and Updates on Anna's planned Schedule and More
(More Soon)

Recent News:
9/3/12: Anna won her first match in singles at the US Open and in mixed doubles with Jack Sock.
7/8/12: Anna and Susan Day did not qualify for the olympics but were given a wildcard and now will compete for a medal
7/6/12: Anna and Sofia reached the semi-finals in doubles at wimbledon
6/20/12: Anna will be competing with Susan Day in the doubles competition at the olympics. She has requested a wildcard for mixed doubles.
6/17/12: Anna and Sofia win ITF Nottingham doubles after a long second set tiebreaker where they saved several set points.
6/14/12: Anna will be competing in doubles for the rest of the year in all tournaments possible with Sofia Keddison.
6/14/12: Anna will be playing with Jack Sock at Wimbledon in the mixed doubles competition this year.

Apr 11th, 2012, 02:33 AM

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 11th, 2012, 02:37 AM

Apr 30th, 2012, 01:28 AM
Anna Scores Two Wins In Stuttgart
Hi Everyone. I'm here in Stuttgart and just coming back from a long day at the court. I feel great and very satisfied. I qualified this morning taking out Amelie Szczotka-Strozna in three tough sets and won my first match against Corniela du Preez in straight sets. Stuttgart is amazing and there is so much to see. I'm very glad that I get to spend some more time here. I have never been to Germany and I am enjoying the sights and food. While I must be off for dinner, sorry that I wasn't able to write more. I will have my hands full with the great Vittoria Perez tomorrow and I'm very excited. I'll blog later.

May 6th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Anna wins three matches and advances to finals at ITF Chiasso
Hello everyone! I am very pleased to tell you that i have advanced to my first ever final on the FWTT tour and am ecstatic about reaching it so soon. I am very exhausted though after playing three long matches all against seeds. Tomorrow I will take on red hot Sofia Keddison who is also unseeded. I know this will be a great challenge for me but I am excited to take it on. I am really pleased with my results on clay court this year so far because it has always been my worst surface and I am really playing well on it reaching the quarter-finals in Stuttgart and now in the Finals here in Chiasso. I am very excited to take the court tomorrow and play in my first final and I am very thankful to all who support me. Thanks!

Jun 14th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Anna advances in Nottingham
Hi everyone. sorry I haven't been blogging at all in the last month but I have been really busy with tournaments every week and I have been training very hard. I had a disappointing end to a great clay season losing in the first round of all the events I entered in the first round but now I am ready to bounce back and I am determined to do better at Wimbledon. Yesterday I scored a solid win over junior Kleintjie Jantjes 6-1 6-1 and today I took down Aveta Tenesova 7/6(4), 1/6, 6/2 to make the Semis here in Nottingham. I was happy with these results as they are my first FWTT wins on grass which is not my favorite surface but I was able to get through with some nice winners and serving. I also played doubles with Sofia Keddison who (to update you) is now my permanent doubles partner for the rest of the year and if it goes well even longer. Today we had a very difficult matchup against rising juniors Flash/Tomic but we just barely managed to pull through with a score of 4-6 7-6(15:eek:) 6-1. We started a little slow but we started to get a rhythm in the second set and pushed it too a long and exhausting tiebreak where we saved multiple match points before finally prevailing to my relief 17-15. The third set was routine as our opponents were slightly crushed and tired. I was very happy with my results today and I hope I will have a similar feeling after tomorrows match against the tough Ariel Aries. Thanks guys and although no promises, hopefully I will be able to blog soon again.

Jun 14th, 2012, 10:11 PM
Did some updating on the main page, added a goals section and a news and updates section. If you guys have any other ideas for my last res just let me know :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 15th, 2012, 04:13 AM
Nice work and updates :)

Jun 17th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Anna wins first doubles title and reaches goal in doubles. :)

Jul 8th, 2012, 01:52 PM
Anna reaches goal for wimbledon :)

Sep 4th, 2012, 01:54 AM
Made some updates :)