July 27, 2009 / 12:54 AM / 10 years ago

BRIEF-Tennis-Australia appoints Pratt as women's head coach

MELBOURNE, July 27 (Reuters) - Australia has appointed former Fed Cup stalwart Nicole Pratt as national women’s coach, Tennis Australia (TA) said on Monday.

Pratt, a former junior Australian Open champion who peaked at world number 35 in 2002, would work with Australia’s Fed Cup team and on player development, TA said.

“I am extremely excited to be able to give back to the sport that has been such a huge part of my life,” Pratt said in a TA statement.

Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Greg Stutchbury; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com

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