Began playing tennis and skiing at age 3 with her family...Coached by brother, Robert, and does off court training with father, Lubomir, and mother, Alena...Likes playing on all surfaces; best shots are forehand and volley...Mother, Alena, is a housewife and was a member of the 1972 Czechoslovakian Olympic team as a high jumper, coached by her husband; father, Lubomir, is a civil engineer; older brother, Robert, is studying architecture and coaches her at times...Moved from the Czech Republic to Austria at age six...Graduated in 1996 from the economics school in Innsbruck, Austria...Speaks four languages: German, English, Spanish and Czech...Favorite colors are blue and white; likes the movies Forrest Gump and Don Juan de Marco...Favorite bands are Los Ilegales, Shaquira and Radio-Hits...Other sports interests include track and field (athletics), downhill skiing, basketball, volleyball, soccer, jogging and mountain-biking...Enjoys reading, listening to music, being in nature and spending free time with friends...Relaxes by swimming, sleeping and listening to music...Self-described as a person who seeks to be balanced in life and who wants to enjoy every single day...Admires Stefan Edberg for his modesty, and Indians for their special relationship to animals and nature.
• Member of the 2001 WTA Tour Players' Committee• In juniors, was under 14 and under 16 Austrian champion; also women's Austrian and Austrian Master's champion in 1994; in 1993, won European Championships 16s doubles and finished third in singles
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 1994 - ITF/Limoges-FRA; 1993 - ITF/Zagreb-CRO.Semifinalist (2): 2000 - Bogota; 1998 - Gold Coast.DOUBLESWinner (1): 2000 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Nagyova).Semifinalist (4): 2001 - Gold Coast (w/Majoli), Palermo (w/Carlsson); 2000 - Klagenfurt (w/Glass), Bratislava (w/Nagyova).ADDITIONALAustrian Fed Cup Team 1994, 1998-99, 2001. Austrian Olympic Team 2000.
1998 - Ousted world No. 9 Irina Spirlea in 1r at Roland Garros1999 - Continued trend of upsetting higher-ranked players at Grand Slams by ousting world No. 18 A. Huber to reach 3r of Australian Open; d. world No. 7 Sanchez-Vicario and No. 14 Coetzer en route to Italian Open QF; reached first Grand Slam QF at Roland Garros, upsetting No. 16 Schett and No. 4 Novotna in back-to-back matches, joining Schwartz as the second and third Austrian women to reach QF at Roland Garros2000 - Captured first doubles title on WTA Tour at Kuala Lumpur w/Nagyova; was SF at Bogota and QF at Sao Paulo and Tokyo [Japan Open] (where she upset No. 6 seed Garbin 1r; as qualifier at Scottsdale, upset world No. 18 Likhovtseva in 1r; d. No. 14 seed Kournikova to reach 3r at Roland Garros
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