Currently without a coach ... Left Tunis at age 13 to live and train with Nathalie Tauziat in Biarritz, France ... Is a serve-and-volleyer who prefers indoor hardcourts; favorite shots are serve, backhand ... Father, Moncef, is a physician; mother, Zeineb, is a dermatologist; older sister is Sonia and younger brother is Hassen ... Likes working out, body-boarding ... Favorite place to be is Biarritz because of the ocean and Pyrenees mountains ... Most memorable experience was qualifying for US Open in 2000 ... Has several superstitions, one of which is to never put the volume on an odd number ... Describes herself as honest, stubborn, sensitive ... Admires her grandfather her all his great commitments ... Loves being a pro athlete and loves tennis ... Favorite tournament is US Open.Official Web site: www.selimasfar.com
- Won Arab junior singles title in 1992 and African junior singles title in 1994.
SINGLESWinner: 2007 - ITF/Jounieh-LIB; 2006 - ITF/Jounieh-LIB; 2002 - ITF/Glasgow-GBR, ITF/Nottingham-GBR; 2000 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR; 1997 - ITF/Ismailia-EGY; 1996 - ITF/Dinan-FRA, ITF/Carthage-TUN; 1995 - ITF/Moulins-FRA, ITF/Le Havre-FRA; 1994 - ITF/Carthage-TUN.Quarterfinalist (3): 2004 - Cincinnati; 2002 - Warsaw; 2001 - Dubai.DOUBLESWinner: 2005 - ITF/Biarritz-FRA, ITF/Deauville-FRA (both w/Cohen-Aloro); 2004 - ITF/Bordeaux-FRA, ITF/Saint Raphael-FRA, ITF/Poitiers-FRA (all w/Cohen-Aloro), ITF/Sint-Katelijine-Waver-BEL (w/Pichet); 2003 - ITF/Biarritz-FRA (w/Ahl); 2000 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR (w/Woodroffe), ITF/Hatfield-GBR (w/Ward); 1999 - ITF/Edinburgh-GBR, ITF/Perigueux-FRA (both w/Ward); 1998 - ITF/Sezze-ITA (w/Casanova), ITF/Valladolid-ESP (w/Riera); 1997 - ITF/Guimares-POR (w/Lebescond), ITF/Ismailia-EGY (w/Karpenschif); 1994 - ITF/La Coruna-ESP, ITF/Casablanca-MAR (both w/de Camaret).ADDITIONALTunisian Olympic Team, 1996, 2008.
1993 - Played first event of career in doubles at ITF/Reims-FRA.1994 - Won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.1995 - Played first Tour qualifying at Eastbourne; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.1996 - Played first Tour main draw at Olympics, falling 1r (as WC, l. to No.11 seed Schultz-McCarthy); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.1997 - Won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.1998 - Fell in Tour qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.1999 - Fell in Tour qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2000 - Played second Tour main draw at US Open, falling 1r (as qualifier, l. to Panova); fell in Tour qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2001 - First (and so far only) Top 100 season, highlighted by first Tour singles QF at Dubai (l. to Tauziat in 3s); reached 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r five times and in Tour qualifying 14 times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on May 28 (after 2r run at Strasbourg; rose from No.108 to No.94).2002 - Reached second Tour singles QF at Warsaw (l. to Zvonareva); reached 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.2003 - Fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2004 - Reached third Tour singles QF at Cincinnati (l. to Frazier); reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying 11 times (incl. all four majors); won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2005 - Reached 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open) and in Tour qualifying 13 times (incl. other two majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2006 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r four times and in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit; withdrew from Bali w/abdominal injury.2007 - Fell 1r twice and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2008 - Reached 2r once (Roland Garros); fell 1r twice (incl. Olympics) and in Tour qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open).
JANUARY - Fell in Australian Open qualifying.FEBRUARY - Fell in Paris [Indoors] and Dubai qualifying.MARCH - Played on ITF Circuit.APRIL - Reached 2r at Marbella (as LL, l. to No.2 seed and eventual champion Jankovic); fell in Stuttgart qualifying.
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