Coached by Leighton Alfred...Mother, Andrea, is a tennis coach; father, Alan, is retired; has two brothers, Roger and Keith, and a sister, Vicki...Graduated from high school in 1993...Self-described as quietly determined...Favorite place to visit is Disney World in Florida...Likes all racket sports...Favorite color is yellow; favorite flower is the daffodil; favorite movie is Dirty Dancing; favorite song in One by U2...Favorite meal is her mum's roast dinner.
• Has numerous doubles titles on the ITF Circuit• In juniors, won the National 14s Grass Court title• Won the 1996 and 1998 singles and doubles British National Championships and the 1994 doubles title
SINGLESWinner: 2002 - Gifu-JPN; 2001 - ITF/Cardiff-GBR; 1998 - ITF/Birmingham-GBR, ITF/Lexington-USA; 1997 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR; 1993 - ITF/College Park-USA; 1992 - ITF/Harare-ZIM, ITF/Gabore-BOT.DOUBLESFinalist (1): 1997 - Cardiff (w/Woodroffe).ADDITIONALBritish Fed Cup Team 1997-98, 2001, 2003. British Olympic Team 2000.
1994 - In 1994, won first two main draw matches on WTA Tour in back-to-back tournaments: qualified for Birmingham, d. Grande in 1r, and the next week d. Vis in 1r of Eastbourne before falling to No. 8 seed Tauziat in 3s; the following week, played in first Wimbledon main draw, falling 1r to McGrath1997 - Ranked among the world's Top 200 players for first time in after a solid year on the ITF Circuit; enjoyed first major-tour doubles success: w/Woodroffe, reached the doubles final Cardiff, upsetting the No. 2 seeds in 2r, before l. final to top seeds Graham/Guse; in next tournament, reached doubles SF at Birmingham2000 - Playing in first Grand Slam tournament outside native England, as a qualifier at Australian Open; won 1r match1998 - With Musgrave, upset No. 5 seeds Rubin/Sukova in 1r of Australian Open doubles2002 - Won $50K ITF/Gifu-JPN with wins over the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 seeds; at Strasbourg, lost 1r to qualifier Taylor; as a world No. 150 WC at Birmingham, d. No. 92 Widjaja in 1r and No. 41 Serna (No. 13 seed) to reach the 3r, falling to No. 3 seed Mag. Maleeva 76 60.; as a WC at Wimbledon, came up just short of collecting her first match win there falling 67 61 64 to Matevzic in 1r2003 - As a WC at Wimbledon, l. 1r to Krasnoroutskaya and reached final at ITF/Gifu-JPN (w/Woodroffe)
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