Coached by father, Tony; formerly coached by Jack Sharpe, until age 9...Father and brother introduced her to tennis at age 3...Mothers name is Anna; brothers name is Neno...Enjoys spending time at home with her family and friends...Loves to run on the beach at home, watch movies and read poetry...Enjoys talking to children in her community...Likes visiting the different cities on the Tour.
• Has career wins over Novotna and Majoli• Nominated for 1994 WTA Tour Comeback Player of the Year Award
SINGLESWinner: 2000 - ITF/Mt. Pleasant-USA, ITF/Peachtree City-USA; ITF/Mahwah-USA, ITF/Pittsburgh-USA; 1997 - ITF/Monterrey-MEX, ITF/Newport Beach-USA; 1996 - Auckland; 1995 - ITF/Lakeland-USA; 1993 - ITF/Leon-MEX.Quarterfinalist (8): 1998 - Auckland, Indian Wells; 1997 - Auckland, Oklahoma City; 1994 - Chicago, Oklahoma City, Houston; 1993 - Zurich.DOUBLESWinner (1): 1998 - Amelia Island (w/Pierce).Semifinalist (2): 1999 - Auckland (w/MJ.Fernandez); 1995 - Zagreb (w/Papadaki).
1989 - Began career in qualifying at Indian Wells and Houston; played ITF Circuit events in USA1990 - Reached QF at ITF/Chatham-USA1991 - Qualified for Amelia Island; reached SF at ITF/Midland-USA1992 - Reached final of ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS (l. to Fusai); suffered right-wrist tendonitis over 18-month period1993 - Played first Tour main draw events, cracked Top 200 for first time and won first ITF singles title in ITF/Leon-MEX; qualified for Tier I event in Zurich, d. No. 2 seed Novotna in 3s en route to QF; cracked Top 100 after tournament and finished season in Top 100 for first time1994 - Reached QF at Chicago (d. world No. 14 Sukova), Oklahoma City (d. No. 4 seed McNeil), Houston (l. to Pierce); upset world No. 20 Majoli in 1r of Wimbledon and extended world No. 2 Sanchez-Vicario to 3s in 2r of Stratton Mountain; reached career-high ranking of No. 39 in May1995 - Reached 3r at Hilton Head (d. No. 13 seed Raymond) and San Diego; won ITF/Lakeland-USA1996 - As a qualifier ranked No. 117, upset two seeds, including No. 2 Paulus, to win first WTA Tour title at Auckland; ranking improved 54 spots; reached 3r of Australian Open for best Grand Slam result; after losing 2r of Miami to world No. 1 Graf, failed to win a Tour match rest of season1997 - Reached QF of Auckland and Oklahoma City; won ITF events at ITF/Monterrey-MEX and ITF/Newport Beach-USA; improved ranking from No. 174 in Feb. to No. 57 in Nov.1998 - D. two Top 15 players at Indian Wells en route to QF finish: ousted world No. 11 Tauziat in 2r and No. 13 Testud in 3r before falling to No. 2 Davenport to crack Top 50 for first time in four years; collected first Tour doubles title at Amelia Island (w/Pierce); reached QF in Auckland for third straight year; d. world No. 12 Tauziat en route to German Open 3r1999 - Best result was reaching 2r of German Open as a qualifier; played main draw of five other Tour events2000 - Enjoyed a successful year on the USTA Circuit, winning four events, including ITF/Pittsburgh-USA, where she upset No. 1 seed Neffa-de los Rios, improving her ranking from No. 258 to No. 1402001 - As a qualifier, d. world No. 19 Frazier at Oklahoma City; as a qualifier, ousted world No. 35 Schnyder to reach Miami 3r, l. to eventual champion V. Williams; ranking moved back into Top 100; also qualified for Strasbourg and San Diego; reached 2r of Amelia Island and Stanford, d. No. 8 seed Kremer in 1r; retired during qualifying match at Canadian Open after tearing the ACL in her left knee and underwent total knee reconstruction following US Open on Sept. 4, 2001; earned sixth Top 100 finish and first since 19982002 - Following knee surgery in September 2001, returned at USTA challenger events at College Park and Oyster Bay; reached 2r of Lexington as a qualifier and QF of Peachtree and Columbus; received WC into US Open, l. 1r to Pisnik, then reached three consecutive ITF Circuit QF2003 - Using a special ranking to enter Memphis, d. Irvin 1r 67 60 62 before l. to No. 6 seed Granville 76 61; qualified for Indian Wells, l. 1r to Jidkova
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