Started playing at age 8...Coached by Rebecca Bryant; trainer is Noel Lang...Serve-and-volley style of play; favorite surfaces are grass and hard; best shot is her volley...Parents, Vincent and Caroline, are tennis proprietors; has a twin sister, Louise, an older sister, Marie-Therese, and an older brother, Strachan...Graduated from high school in 1991...Most memorable experience was winning a mixed doubles match at Wimbledon in front of a capacity Centre Court crowd...Pet peeves that concern being a pro tennis player are paying excess baggage fees and huge telephone bills...Self-described as ambitious, focused, happy and having a good sense of humor...Uses a lucky hand towel...Admires her mother for all her support and tireless effort with her family...Tennis players admired are Margaret Court and Rod Laver as great players and great sportsmen...Favorite city to visit is Barcelona...Hobbies include reading, photography, and following the Sydney Australian Football League team...Other sports interests include kayaking, track and field and field hockey.
• Is a successful doubles player with over 25 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit and solid results on Tour.• In juniors, won 1991 Wimbledon doubles and QF in singles at 1991 Wimbledon and Australian Open; world ranked No.12 in singles and No.4 in doubles in 1990-91.
SINGLESWinner: 1994 - ITF/Saga-JPN, ITF/Ibaraki-JPN; 1993 - ITF/Canberra-AUS.DOUBLESWinner (2): 2002 - Budapest (w/Loit), s'Hertogenbosch (w/Muller).Finalist (6): 2002 - Hobart (w/Wheeler); 2000 - s'Hertogenbosch (w/Habsudova), Knokke-Heist (w/Dyrberg); 1999 - Japan Open (w/Guse); 1997 - Warsaw (w/Babel); 1994 - Birmingham (w/Guse).Semifinalist (6): 1999 - Birmingham (w/Guse); 1997 - Madrid (w/Wood); 1995 - Prague (w/Godridge), Strasbourg (w/de Swardt); 1994 - Brisbane (w/Guse); 1993 - Sydney (w/Guse).ADDITIONALAustralian Fed Cup Team 1999.
1993 - Won first pro title at ITF/Canberra-AUS and was a finalist the next week at ITF/Newcastle-AUS1998 - Qualified for first WTA Tour main draw at Gold Coast and upset world No. 51 Sanchez Lorenzo in 1r; at Australian Open, played first Grand Slam main draw in seven years; reached two consecutive ITF Circuit finals at the end of year2000 - Won all three of her doubles matches to help Australia qualify for the Fed Cup World Group2002 - Reached doubles final at Hobart (WC team w/Wheeler and upset No. 1 seeds Ruano Pascual/Suárez 64 62 in SF); won first Tour doubles title in seventh final, winning Budapest w/Loit; withdrew from doubles SF match at Strasbourg due to an ankle sprain; captured second doubles title of year at 's-Hertogenbosch (first time teamed w/Muller)
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