Coached by father, Paolo Lubiani, who also teaches tennis; mother, Laila, is an entrepeneur...Admires her father and thanks him for introducing her to tennis...She is superstitious and wears lucky charms...Enjoys visiting Sydney but loves her hometown of Bologna, Italy...Favorite movie is L'Attimo Fuggente; favorite actors are Brad Pitt and Meg Ryan; favorite book is Va Dove Ti Porta Il Cuore.
• Has career wins over Studenikova, Grzybowska, Cacic, Chladkova, Jeyaseelan and Endo• In juniors, was Italian champion in 1995; was a quarterfinalist at 1995 Australian Open and US Open singles; won the Italian Open Under 14s; was a finalist in the Orange Bowl 14s and won the doubles title in the Orange Bowl 14s
SINGLESWinner: 2002 - ITF/Valladolid-ESP; 2000 - ITF/Alghero-ITA; 1994 - ITF/Amadora-POR. Semifinalist (1): 1997 - Oklahoma City.Quarterfinalist (3): 1998 - Oklahoma City, Istanbul; 1997 - Cardiff.DOUBLESWinner: 2006 - ITF/Catania-ITA (w/Sassi); 2005 - ITF/Mumbai-IND (w/Bratichikova), ITF/Trecastagnii-ITA (w/Baker), ITF/San Luis Potosi 2-MEX (w/Sassi).Finalist (1): 2005 - Auckland (w/Baker).ADDITIONALItalian Fed Cup Team 1997-98.
1994 - Earned first pro title at a 1994 ITF/Amadora-POR1996 - Ranked No. 90, upset Garrison in 1r of 1996 Los Angeles1997 - Career-best win came over world No. 8 A. Huber in straight sets at the Italian Open, her first over a Top 10 player; had biggest tournament of career at Oklahoma City, d. Top 20 players Frazier and Coetzer to reach first SF of career1998 - Ousted No. 3 seed Pitkowski in 1r of Istanbul and went on to reach second QF of year1999 - Upset No. 2 seed S. Smith in 1r of a top-level ITF/Midland-USA, and advanced to SF; d. No. 2 seed Black to reach QF at ITF/Albuquerque-USA2000 - Ousted No. 5 seed Casoni in 1r at Tashkent, and as a WC into Palermo d. Weingartner in 1r 62 602002 - Won third career ITF Circuit title and first in two years at ITF/Valladolid-ESP2003 - Reached doubles final at ITF/Atlanta-USA w/Baker; as No. 1 seed, was upset in QF at ITF/Mestre-ITA, but won doubles w/Baker; as No. 6 seed, l. 1r at ITF/Glasgow-GBR and reached doubles final w/Baker.2005 - Won five ITF Circuit doubles titles, bringing career tally to 14.
MAY - Won 15th career ITF Circuit doubles title at $25K ITF/Catania-ITA (w/Sassi).
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