Began playing short tennis at age 6...Coached by Leighton Alfred...Favorite surface is grass...Father, Colin, is a university administrator; mother, Jo, is a district nurse; brother, Simon, manages an auto dealership...Parents play recreational tennis...Graduated high school in 1994...Enjoys watching all sports...Favorites are red roses, the color blue, the movie Dirty Dancing, author Clive Cussler, the actor Tom Cruise and Christmas dinner...Past-times include reading, going to movies and spending time with friends...Most memorable experience was her first time competing at Wimbledon...Favorite city is Sydney because it is beautiful and the people are so nice...Picks bad drivers as her biggest pet peeve...Admires Steffi Graf for being on top so long.
• Won British National 18s in 1996
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2000 - ITF/Surbiton-GBR, ITF/Hull-GBR; 1998 - ITF/Delray Beach-USA; 1997 - ITF/Cascais-POR.ADDITIONALBritish Fed Cup Team 1998, 2000-01.
1997 - Won first pro title at ITF/Cascais-POR in Dec.1998 - One month after winning first pro title, won another unseeded at ITF/Delray Beach-USA; played in first WTA Tour main draw at Wimbledon as a WC in her home country, d. Kandarr before falling in 2r; represented Great Britain in Fed Cup for first time in 1998, winning three of four matches; seeded No. 3; at ITF/Bushey-GBR, d. countrywomen Woodroffe and Ahl; d. Sandu at ITF/Southampton-GBR, for first win over a a Top 100 player1999 - As a WC at Wimbledon, d. Sidot in 1r before falling to Pitkowski in 3s2000 - As a WC at Wimbledon, d. Parkinson in 1r and stretched No. 11 seed Huber to 3s in 2r; closed out season with a career-high world ranking of No. 111; won third career title at a ITF/Surbiton-GBR
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