A former British tennis champion, Annabel retired from professional tennis at the age of twenty-one. Her charm and entertaining playing style had made her a great favourite with the crowds, both live at tennis events and on television and these attributes transferred naturally to the world of media.
As a tennis player she won the WTA Tour event Virginia Slims of San Diego and represented Great Britain in the Fed Cup and the Wightman Cup; after winning the Wimbledon and Australian Open girls' tournaments in 1984, Annabel won the Virginia Slims of San Diego tournament in 1985, beating Wendy Turnbull in the final in straight sets.
Then, in December 1985, she achieved a world ranking of 24, playing for Great Britain in the Fed Cup in 1985 and 1986, and the Wightman Cup from 1983 to 1986. She played through to February 1988 but failed to reach another final.
Immediately after her retirement, Annabel developed, and continues to enjoy, long term relationships with many of the leading broadcasters' tennis output, both as an anchor, tennis reporter and as an all round sports correspondent.
She swiftly developed a successful media career, initially as the glamorous face of Channel 4's Treasure Hunt, following Anneka Rice's successful run. This was followed by her own show on ITV, Interceptor.
As a media personality, has been involved in coverage of Wimbledon Tennis Championship for the BBC, Radio 5 Live and GMTV, and has also worked for Sky Sports and Eurosport as a tennis pundit. She has appeared on UK lifestyle TV shows such as The Wright Stuff, The Entertainment Show, GMTV, Out and About and This Morning.
Fitter, healthier and more confident than ever, both and on and off screen, Annabel became a new favourite with kids and parents alike proving herself serious competition for anyone that would like to take the challenge. She came just 2 points off winning BBC1's Superstars where she led the woman's team throughout the whole series.
Annabel also successfully completed the New York marathon and remains committed to a fitness regime that has seen her look better than ever.
Naturally, every year sees Annabel continue to play an integral role in the coverage of Wimbledon for the BBC, Radio 5 Live, LBC and GMTV as she keeps her involvement in the game at the highest level both on and off screen. She is also a key member of British Eurosport's coverage of the French and US Opens and Sky's coverage of the Australian Open.
Annabel continues to support her passion in raising the awareness of child obesity in the UK and the issues and causes surrounding it and, as a fit, healthy, glamorous mum-of-three, uses her position as a role model to other mums to help spread the message about a problem that is spiralling out of control.
She is passionate about motivating mums to stay active despite the busy lives that they lead and has been involved in a number of campaigns for top brands including Robinsons, Vodafone, Ariel and Kia cars to help promote healthy lifestyles.