Sportswear company Fila has signed an endorsement agreement with Russian top 20 women's tennis star Anna Chakvetadze.

Chakvetadze, 21, finished 2008 with a WTA world ranking of 18, her third top 20 year in a row, but reached as high as five in the rankings during 2007.

The winner of seven career singles titles on the WTA tour, Chakvetadze will wear Fila's Baseline Apparel Collection and the Fila Alfa shoe at the forthcoming Australian Open Grand Slam event in Melbourne.

"We are thrilled to have Anna as a part of the Fila family," said Gene Yoon, Fila chairman. "She is a proven champion whose drive, athleticism and style are consistent with Fila's core values."