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Former World Junior Tennis Champion visits Sri Lanka

The former World Junior Tennis Champion from Romania, Ana Bogdan who was ranked number two in the world as a junior was in Sri Lanka last week. She visited the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) as a part of her visit to impart her knowledge as well as to interact with the tennis players, specially the female tennis players from the country.

Ana Bogdan giving instructions to local junior tennis players at the clinic

Ana Bogdan

Ana who commenced her tennis carrier at the age of eight with her dad who is presently her coach also had her highest Junior Ranking of No two in 2009 and is now ranked number 463 in women's singles in the world.

She is working hard and hops to climb into the top 250 by the end of 2012. She has won 35 matches since turning professional in 2009. She is also an Ambassador for Child Action Lanka (CAL) and involved in charity work to support vulnerable, isolated and oppressed children.

She visited SLTA to support its efforts to popularize the game in the country as well as to do her charity work.

She has conducted a clinic for the Sri Lanka Fed Cup team which recently participated in the Fed Cup after a lapse of nearly five years which was held in Shenzhen, China.

She has also taken part in an exhibition doubles match with the players of the Sri Lanka Fed Cup team during her visit to the SLTA.

Leading female players as well as some outstation players took part in this programme.

The clinic will help our players as this is the first time that such a former high ranking junior player has been seen in action at the SLTA courts. The Sri Lankan female players benefited immensely from her experiences and by seeing her play at the courts.

The programme was organized under the patronage of the SLTA President Maxwell de Silva.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the local tennis fraternity, specially the female players to see such a player in action in Sri Lanka. I hope that our players would have taken advantage by participating in the programme," said Maxwell De Silva.


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