Father introduced her to club tennis at age 7...Is actually left-handed, but first coach didnt realize it and instructed her to hold the racquet in her right hand...Coached by Claudio Rodicosso; formerly coached by Uli Marten...Baseliner, who favors backhand shots on clay or hard court..Nicknames are Angy or Micky...Neither parent, Wolfgang or Renate, plays tennis...Favorites include the color blue, the movie Philadelphia, the book Tour of Life, by Lance Armstraong, actors Nicolas Cage and Richard Gere, pasta and sweets...Other sports interests include skiing, snowboarding, basketball and extreme sports...Relaxes by shopping and reading...Favors New York because there is always something to do there, its an interesting city (including the people)...Superstitious about wearing the same clothes after a match win...Admires her coach...Considers herself honest, friendly and crazy (on-court)...Enjoys a good laugh.
• In juniors, reached QF at European Championships
SINGLESWinner: 2001-ITF/Verona-ITA; 1998 - ITF/Hechingen-GER.Quarterfinalist (2): 2003 - Hobart; 2002 - Quebec City.DOUBLESWinner: 2006 - ITF/Fuerteventura-ESP (w/Beygelzimer).Finalist (1): 2002 - Palermo (w/Bacheva).Semifinalist (3): 2004 - Hasselt (w/Camerin); 2002 - Budapest (w/Bacheva), Quebec City (w/Freye).
1995 - Lost 1r in German Open qualifying; debuted on ITF Circuit at seven events (once as a qualifier), winning fifth effort1996 - Lost 1r at Palermo; on ITF Circuit, entered eight tournaments (once as a quaifier)1997 - Lost 1r in German Open qualifying (second try); at 20 ITF Circuit events, once as a qualifier, reached QF twice1998 - In 23 ITF Circuit starts, once as a qualifier and three times as a lucky loser, claimed first pro title (at Hechingen, Germany)1999 - Attempted to qualify at four WTA Tour events, including first Grand Slam (US Open) and third German Open; l. 1r at each one; at 18 ITF Circuit events, once as a qualifier, reached one final2000 - Won first qualifying match on WTA Tour, at Leipzig; in 22 ITF Circuit starts, reached one final and won two doubles titles2001 - Failed to qualify at seven WTA Tour events, including Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open (second), and fourth German Open; in 18 ITF Circuit appearances, once as a qualifier, claimed second singles title and won third doubles2002 - Appeared in nine WTA Tour events, three times as a qualifier (including breakthrough at hometown German Open); tried unsuccessfully to qualify at 11 other Tour events (including Australian Open and Roland Garros; appeared in 10 ITF Circuit events; debuted on WTA Tour at Hobart, falling 1r to world No. 77 Husarova; qualified at Indian Wells; l. to No. 102 Nejedly 1r; reached career-first WTA Tour doubles SF at Budapest (w/Bacheva); eliminated world No. 15, No. 12 seed Dementieva in 3s in 1r match (as a qualifier) at German Open; l. to No. 65 Mikaelian; made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon, falling 1r to world No. 54 Ruano Pascual; at Palermo (w/Bacheva), reached first WTA Tour doubles final; stunned world No. 13, No. 8 seed Dementieva for second time in three months, d. her in New Haven 1r (as a qualifier again); made US Open debut (falling 1r); reached career-first WTA Tour QF at Quebec City, including third win over world No. 16, No.2 seed Dementieva, this time in 2r; reached SF in doubles (w/Freye)2003 -Came back from down a set and 1-3 to upset No. 6 seed Grande in 1r at Hobart 36 63 76 en route to second career QF, l. to No. 2 seed Frazier; made Australian Open debut, l. 1r to No. 24 seed Panova in 3s; as No. 76 at Antwerp, ousted world No. 46 Serna before l. to No. 26 Sugiyama 2r; w/Marrero reached Antwerp QF; hit career-high No. 69 on February 24; withdrew from Casablanca due to a right knee injury; at debut Roland Garros, l. 1r to No. 10 seed Dokic; l. 1r at Wimbledon to No. 15 seed Dementieva; won doubles title at ITF/Vaihingen-GER (w/Matic); l. 1r at US Open to No. 24 seed Suarez, failing to win a Grand Slam match in six starts2004 - As world No.283 qualifier at Indian Wells, d. No.140 qualifier Bammer, l. 61 63 in 2r to former world No.1 Clijsters; as qualifier, l. in 1r at Acapulco, but l. in qualifying at 10 Tour events (plus Australian Open and US Open); reached doubles SF at Hasselt (w/Camerin), also reached three doubles finals on ITF Circuit, winning one
MARCH - Won sixth career ITF Circuit doubles title at $25K ITF/Fuerteventura-ESP (w/Beygelzimer).
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