Started playing at age 10 with friends ... Father, Efraim, is a salesman; mother, Yana, manages a jewelry store; brother, Tuvi, is a builder and married w/two kids (Sun, Liroi); sister, Rachel, is a fashion store designer ... Speaks Hebrew, English ... Nickname is Tzipi ... Favorites include the movie "The Professional", singer Macy Gray, the book Back to Life by Lance Armstrong and Mexican cuisine ... Relaxes by reading, going to the beach ... Served two years in the Israeli Army ... Went to college at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
- Was ranked No.1 by Israeli Tennis Association in fall of 1996.
SINGLESWinner: 2008 - ITF/Tenerife-ESP; 2006 - ITF/Washington, DC-USA; 2005 - ITF/Raanana 1-ISR; 2002 - ITF/Mumbai 2-IND, ITF/Nonthaburi 2-THA; 2000 - ITF/Ashkelon-ISR, ITF/Beersheba-ISR; 1999 - ITF/Guimaraes-POR, ITF/Azemeis-POR, ITF/Istanbul 3-TUR, ITF/Istanbul 4-TUR; 1998 - ITF/Jaffa 1-ISR; 1997 - ITF/Jaffe-ISR, ITF/Antalya-TUR.Finalist (1): 2007 - Guangzhou.Semifinalist (2): 2007 - Bangalore; 2006 - Guangzhou.Quarterfinalist (6): 2007 - Pattaya City, Kolkata; 2006 - Auckland; 2005 - Hyderabad; 2003 - Hyderabad; 2000 - Tashkent.DOUBLESWinner: 2008 - ITF/Patras-GRE (w/Yakimova); 2007 - ITF/Raanana-ISR (w/Linetskaya); 2006 - ITF/Antalya Manavgat 1-TUR (w/Oprandi); 2005 - ITF/Raanana 1-ISR (w/Peer); 2004 - ITF/Ramat Hasharon-ISR (w/Steinberg), ITF/Deauville-FRA (w/Nemeth), ITF/Raanana-ISR (w/Peer); 2002 - ITF/Tel Aviv-ISR (w/Rosen), ITF/Mumbai 2-IND (w/Daskovic); 2000 - ITF/Norcross, GA-USA; 1999 - ITF/Guimaraes-POR, ITF/Azemeis-POR (both w/Liggan), ITF/Dublin-IRL (w/de Beer), ITF/Jaffa-ISR (w/Rosen).ADDITIONALIsraeli Fed Cup Team, 1994-05, 2007-09; Israeli Olympic Team, 2008.
1988 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Israel.1989 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1990 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1991 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1992 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1993 - Played first Tour qualifying at San Juan; also played on ITF Circuit.1994 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1995 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1996 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1997 - Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.1998 - Played first Tour main draw at Bogot , falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in Tour qualifying once (US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.1999 - Fell in Tour qualifying once; won four singles titles and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2000 - QF at Tashkent; fell 1r twice (incl. Australian Open) and in Tour qualifying three times (other three majors); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2001 - Fell in Tour qualifying once (US Open); also played on ITF Circuit.2002 - Reached 2r once; fell in Tour qualifying once; won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2003 - QF at Hyderabad; fell 1r twice and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); also played on ITF Circuit.2004 - Reached 2r twice (Australian Open, US Open); fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying four times (incl. Wimbledon); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2005 - QF at Hyderabad; reached 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r three times and in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2006 - SF at Guangzhou (d. world No.20 Li en route for first Top 20 win; l. to Medina Garrigues); QF at Auckland; reached 2r twice; fell 1r twice (incl. Australian Open) and in Tour qualifying five times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2007 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Guangzhou (l. to Razzano in final); SF at Bangalore (l. to Shvedova); QF twice, at Pattaya City and Kolkata; made Top 100 debut on February 19 (after Bangalore; rose from No.117 to No.96); reached 2r once (Roland Garros); fell 1r six times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying five times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2008 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Olympics) and in Tour qualifying five times (incl. US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
JANUARY - Fell in Australian Open qualifying.FEBRUARY - Went 0-3 in Israel's 3-2 Fed Cup World Group II loss to Ukraine; fell 1r at Bogota (as qualifier, l. to Mayr); fell in Acapulco qualifying.
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