Coached by Hubert Choudury, who also coaches Patty Schnyder...Parents are Heinz and Ulrike; older sister is Dunja...Favorites include sunflowers, the color blue, the movie Air Force One, and pizza...Enjoys listening to music, playing volleyball, in-line skating and swimming...She highly respects people with handicaps...Admires Pete Sampras because he seems so well-grounded.
• In juniors, had a 36-match win streak in 1999
SINGLESWinner (1): 2003 - ITF/Midland-USA; 2001 - Tashkent; 2000 - ITF/Touquet-FRA, ITF/Les Contamine-FRA.Quarterfinalist (2): 2001 - Basel, Bratislava.DOUBLESFinalist (2): 2002 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Maleeva); 2001 - Luxembourg (w/Schnyder).Semifinalist (3): 2003 - Memphis (w/Schneider); 2002 - Palermo (w/Duebbers); 2000 - Zurich (w/Glass).ADDITIONALGerman Fed Cup Team 2001-02.
2000 - Made WTA Tour debut at Berlin as a qualifying WC; as world No. 534, knocked out No. 26 Appelmans to advance to the 3r; ranked No. 201, qualified for Palermo and upset No. 8 seed Marrero in 1r; won first two pro titles back-to-back at ITF/Le Touquet-FRA and ITF/Les Contamine-FRA2001 - As a world No. 107 WC at Hamburg , d. No. 33 Panova and then stretched No. 2 seed, world No. 8 Coetzer to 3s before falling 2r; found success again as a WC, this time at Strasbourg, d. No. 34 Schnyder before falling 2r to No. 21 Huber in 3s; made her Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros; captured first singles title on WTA Tour at Tashkent, improving world ranking from No. 94 to No. 62; continued strong play in Basel by reaching at least the QF for a second time after ousting the No. 5 seed; d. No. 7 seed Dechy to reach second QF of 2001 and career in Bratislava before l. to No. 4 seed and eventual champion Grande in a third-set tie-break; the following week in Luxembourg reached first doubles final2002 - Started new season with two 1r losses, first to Hantuchova at Gold Coast, and then to Hopkins at Hobart; as world No. 72, won one match at debut Australian Open against No. 100 Beigbeder before falling to No. 56 Dechy 63 67(4) 62; seeded No. 7 and world No. 71, was upset in 1r of Bogota in straight sets by No. 113 Salerni; ranked No. 74, lost 1r at Acapulco 62 64 to No. 51 Husarova; ranked No. 75, ousted No. 71 Rittner 62 16 64 at Indian Wells before falling to world No. 22 Schett (No. 16 seed) 64 64 2r; at Miami, as world No. 69, lost in 1r 64 61 to No. 44 Smashnova; l. to Marrero 1r at Madrid in 3s; at Roland Garros, fell 1r to No. 2 seed V. Williams 63 63; doubles finalist at 's-Hertogenbosch with Mag. Maleeva; l. 1r at Wimbledon, falling to No. 12 seed Dementieva for the second straight year; d. Noorlander in 1r at Palermo before falling to No. 5 seed and eventual finalist Zvonareva 76 60 in 2r; in Fed Cup play, lost a doubles match in Germany's QF loss to Spain2003 - Captured third career ITF Circuit title at $75K ITF/Midland-USA as a qualifier, upsetting top seed Granville and No. 2 seed Jidkova en route; won eight straight matches including three qualifying rounds; withdrew from Madrid due to an abdominal muscle injury; won ITF/Les Contamines-FRA (w/Dhenin); finalist in singles and doubles (w/Ludwig) at ITF/Petange-LUX (as No. 1 seed in singles, l. to No. 2 seed Bachmann); won ITF/Joue-Les-Tours-FRA doubles w/Dekmeijere; as No. 2 seeds, won doubles at ITF/Poitiers-FRA w/Dhenin, d. No. 1 seeds Beygelzimer/Poutcheck
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