Coached by Adrian Montesinos; previously coached by Chris Kachel...Likes all court surfaces; best shot is forehand...Father, Ivan, is a butcher; mother, Anna, is a chef; has an older brother, Chris, and a younger sister, Daniella...Favorite color is baby blue; favorite actor is Brad Pitt...Enjoys hanging out at the beach, shopping and watching movies...Other sports interest is swimming...Likes to visit Paris...Admires Andre Agassi.
• In juniors, won the 1998 Australian Open doubles and reached the singles QF there and at Wimbledon; won the 1998 Japan Open Championships; represented Australia in the NTT World Junior Tennis 1993 finals, 1994 qualifying and finals and in the 1995 NEC World Youth Cup qualifying; had a world junior ranking of No. 13 in singles and No. 23 in doubles
SINGLESWinner: 2004 - ITF/Rockhampton-AUS, ITF/Nuriootpa-AUS, ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS; 2002 - ITF/Rockhampton-AUS; 2000 - ITF/Dalby-AUS, ITF/Gold Coast-AUS, ITF/Port Pirie-AUS, Mt. Gambier-AUS; 1999 - ITF/Biel-SUI; 1997 - ITF/Corowa-AUS, ITF/Kooralbyn-AUS.DOUBLESWinner (1): 2001 - Bali (w/Tanasugarn).Finalist (1): 2001 - Shanghai (w/Tanasugarn).Semifinalist (2): 2005 - Auckland (w/Voskoboeva); 2001 - Birmingham (w/Irvin).ADDITIONALAustralian Fed Cup Team 2001-02, 2005.
1995 - Debuted at ITF/Canberra-AUS, reaching SF1996 - Runner-up at ITF/Sanctuary Cove-AUS as a qualifier1997 - Made Tour and Grand Slam debut as WC at Australian Open; won first ITF event at ITF/Corowa-AUS and collected second title five weeks later at ITF/Kooralbyn-AUS; improved season-ending ranking from No. 590 to No. 1861998 - Contested Tour qualifying seven times1999 - Won back-to-back titles at ITF Circuit events in Australia; won third pro title at ITF/Biel 1-SUI; served fourth-fastest serve on Tour in 1999 with a 114.4 mph (184 km/h) serve at the Australian Open2000 - Made regular Tour debut as WC at Sydney (l. to Dokic in 3s); won four ITF Circuit titles in Australia2001 - First Top 100 finish; played all four Grand Slams in one year for first time and won first doubles title; as WC at Australian Open, d. world No. 24 Schnyder en route to 3r; broke into the Top 100 on January 29 at No. 93; qualified for Indian Wells (d. world No. 12 Tauziat for career-best win en route to 3r) and Eastbourne (reaching 2r); also reached 2r at Birmingham, San Diego, Los Angeles, Canadian Open, US Open and Bali, where she won first Tour doubles title (w/first-time partner Tanasugarn); doubles runner-up in Shanghai (w/Tanasugarn)2002 - Reached Roland Garros 3r (l. to Capriati) and three consecutive ITF Circuit finals, winning ITF/Rockhampton-AUS; qualified for Miami and Amelia Island2003 - Reached Australian Open 3r for second time (l. to Chladkova) and took world No.3 V. Williams to 3s in Roland Garros 2r; won two ITF Circuit doubles titles, bringing career tally to 11; reached five Tour doubles QF, incl. Sydney (w/Casanova; d. Navratilova/Stevenson; l. to eventual champions Clijsters/Sugiyama 76 third set)2004 - Reached 2r at Australian Open as world No.138 WC (l. in 3r to No.54 Granville); on ITF Circuit, reached six singles finals, winning four (won $25K ITF/Mackay-AUS, $25 ITF/Rockhampton-AUS, $25K ITF/Nuriootpa-AUS and $25K ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS), and eight doubles finals, also winning four.2005 - Season highlighted by reaching doubles SF at Auckland (w/Voskoboeva); in singles, contested nine Tour main draws, reaching 2r four times, at Canberra (l. to fellow qualifier and eventual champion Ivanovic in 3s), Australian Open (as WC, l. to No.18 seed Likhovtseva in 3s), Hyderabad (l. to Obziler) and Birmingham (as qualifier, l. to No.16 seed Stosur 76 third set); fell 1r five times, incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon; fell in Tour-level qualifying five times, incl. US Open; went 2-1 in Fed Cup action as Australia lost to China for spot in World Group II Play-offs; withdrew from Bogota w/left quadriceps strain, and from Tashkent w/gastrointestinal illness.
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