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Tara Snyder

Tara Snyder
  • Residence: Wichita, Kansas, USA, and Houston, Texas, USA
  • Date of Birth: 26 May 1977
  • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA
  • Height: 5' 9'' (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (May 1995)
  • Pronounced: SNEYE-der

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Tara Snyder Biography

Coached by brother, Darren Snyder...Began playing tennis at age five when father introduced her to the game at a city tennis center...Has an all-around game and prefers hard courts...Mother, Pat, is a teacher; father, Darrel, is sales director for a tennis court builder; has an older brother, Darren, who is a very good tennis and soccer player who was drafted in the pro indoor soccer league, and a younger brother, Damon, who was an all-state high school soccer player; uncle, Dave Snyder, is the men's tennis coach at the University of Texas...Graduated a semester early from Wichita North High School in 1995, where she was on the Honor Roll...Most memorable experience was winning the US Open junior title...Self-described as religious, competitive, focused, caring and happy...People she most admires are her parents because they're always there for her...Tennis player most admired is Pete Sampras for his versatile game...Has a dog named Pele...Favorites include the Bible, the movie Pretty Woman, actor Richard Gere and sushi...Other sports interest is soccer...Hobbies include listening to music and reading...Favorite place to visit is New York for the US Open...Would like to become a sports nutritionist or pursue a career in sports medicine in the future.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 1
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 5
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 3
Prize Money $0 $641,324
W/L - Singles - - - 302 - 235
W/L - Doubles - - - 43 - 71
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Results

HOUSTON 2

ITF // USA // 17-Oct-2006 // $50,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 383 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [5] Tzipora Obziler (ISR) 117 6-2 2-0 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$475
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
16-Nov-1998 (33) 10-Apr-2000 (107)
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1994 - Played first ITF Circuit events
1995 - Runner-up at ITF/Miami-USA as a qualifier; played first Tour qualifying at Oklahoma City, later qualifying for Tokyo [Japan Open]; contested first Grand Slam qualifying at US Open
1996 - Semifinalist at ITF/Rockford-USA
1997 - Won first pro title at ITF/Delray Beach 2-USA; reached 2r at US Open and qualified for Chicago
1998 - Career-best season to date, winning first Tour singles title at Quebec City (d. Rubin in final 46 64 76(6), saving 2 mp) and reaching career-high ranking of No. 33 on November 16; also won ITF/Houston-USA (in event prior to Quebec City), reached QF at Amelia Island as a WC (d. world No. 11 Spirlea) and Madrid and Tour 2r another 10 times
1999 - Second Top 100 finish; surrendered Quebec City title in SF to 1998 runner-up Rubin (d. world No. 10 Coetzer in 2r for first Top 10 win); posted best Grand Slam result to date by reaching US Open 3r; in losing 67(19) 61 61 to Gagliardi in Madrid 2r, won longest tie-break in WTA Tour history (40 points); won silver
medal in singles for USA at Pan Am Games
2000 - Reached QF at Tokyo [Japan Open] as a qualifier; at Miami, fell in 2r to world No. 5 Tauziat 63 26 76(6)
2001 - Runner-up at ITF/Midland-USA
2002 - Won ITF/Frisco-USA, first title since 1998 Quebec City; reached 2r at Indian Wells and qualified for Hawaii
2003 - Three-time runner-up on ITF Circuit; qualified for and reached 2r of Memphis, Birmingham and Los Angeles; also qualified for Stanford; on October 27, rose to No. 104, highest since November 2000
2004 - On Tour, l. in 1r at Auckland (as qualifier), Australian Open, Memphis, Miami (as qualifier), Roland Garros and Wimbledon (ret. vs. Gagliardi with left knee injury), and failed to qualify at three events; won $25K ITF/Augusta-USA (first singles title in two years).
2005 - Won fifth ITF Circuit singles title and first three ITF Circuit doubles titles.
SINGLES Winner (1 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Fort Worth, TX-USA; 2004 - ITF/Augusta-USA; 2002 - ITF/Frisco-USA; 1998 - Quebec City, ITF/Houston-USA; 1997 - ITF/Delray Beach-USA.
Semifinalist (1): 1999 - Quebec City.
Quarterfinalist (3): 2000 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1998 - Amelia Island, Madrid.

DOUBLES
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Fort Worth-USA (w/Cargill), ITF/South Lake-USA (w/A.Smith), ITF/San Francisco-USA (w/Cargill).
Semifinalist (1): 1999 - Zurich (w/Kostanic).

ADDITIONAL
United States Pan American Team 1999.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 1
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 5
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 3
Prize Money $0 $641,324
W/L - Singles - - - 302 - 235
W/L - Doubles - - - 43 - 71

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
1 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - - - 1r 1r 2r -
1 / 4 FRENCH OPEN 1r - - - 1r 1r 2r -
2 / 4 WIMBLEDON 1r - - - 1r 2r 2r -
4 / 4 US OPEN - - - - 1r 3r 2r 2r

Doubles

W/L   2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
1 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r - - - - - - -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON 1r - - - - - - -
1 / 3 US OPEN 2r 1r 1r - - - - -

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Tara Snyder Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

HOUSTON 2

ITF // USA // 17-Oct-2006 // $50,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 383 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [5] Tzipora Obziler (ISR) 117 6-2 2-0 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$475

ALBUQUERQUE

ITF // USA // 19-Sep-2006 // $75,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 325 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [W] Gaelle Adda (FRA) - 6-0 6-2
Q-R16 Win Nicole Kriz (AUS) 429 6-1 6-1
Q-Q Loss Leanne Baker (NZL) 424 7-5 6-1
R32 Win Monique Adamczak (AUS) 248 6-0 6-2
R16 Loss [7] Ahsha Rolle (USA) 154 7-6 (10) 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+7

Prize Money

$1,140

LOS ANGELES

WTA // USA // 07-Aug-2006 // $600,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/16D // Rank: 299 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [13] Lioudmila Skavronskaia (RUS) 132 3-6 6-3 6-1
Q-R16 Loss [W] Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 470 6-1 1-0 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+4

Prize Money

$885

LEXINGTON

ITF // USA // 25-Jul-2006 // $50,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 281 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Mami Inoue (USA) 687 6-2 6-1
Q-R16 Win Petra Rampre (SLO) 417 6-2 6-2
Q-Q Win [2] Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 252 6-0 6-1
R32 Win Eva Hrdinova (CZE) 236 6-2 6-2
R16 Loss [4] Tatiana Poutchek (BLR) 131 4-6 7-5 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+7.5

Prize Money

$760

CINCINNATI

WTA // USA // 17-Jul-2006 // $175,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Rossana De Los Rios (PAR) 270 6-3 7-6 (5)

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$200

SOUTHLAKE

ITF // USA // 04-Jul-2006 // $10,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/8Q/16D // Rank: 272 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Kristi Miller (USA) 793 6-4 7-6 (7)
R16 Win [Q] Courtney Vernon (USA) - 6-2 6-2
Q Loss Ashley Weinhold (USA) 794 6-1 4-6 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1.5

Prize Money

$245

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH

ITF // USA // 09-May-2006 // $50,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 290 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Sofia Melikishvili (GEO) 281 7-6 (6) 7-6 (3)
R16 Loss [W] Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (NED) 790 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+5

Prize Money

$760

CHARLOTTESVILLE

ITF // USA // 02-May-2006 // $50,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 294 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Eva Hrdinova (CZE) 240 6-4 5-7 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$475

LAFAYETTE

ITF // USA // 25-Apr-2006 // $50,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 296 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) 378 6-2 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$95

JACKSON

ITF // USA // 11-Apr-2006 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 305 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [W] Jennifer-Lee Heinser (USA) 1070 6-2 6-3
Q-R16 Win [13] Story Tweedie-Yates (USA) 361 6-2 6-2
R32 Win [W] Julie Ditty (USA) 294 7-5 3-6 7-6 (3)
R16 Loss Daniela Kix (AUT) 214 6-4 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+5

Prize Money

$490

HAMMOND 1

ITF // USA // 28-Mar-2006 // $25,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 312 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Diana Ospina (USA) 330 6-7 (4) 6-1 6-3
R16 Loss [2] Ma. Emilia Salerni (ARG) 119 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+3.5

Prize Money

$490

MEMPHIS

WTA // USA // 19-Feb-2006 // $175,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 303 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Diana Ospina (USA) 345 6-3 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$200

MIDLAND

ITF // USA // 07-Feb-2006 // $75,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 322 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [W] Megan Moulton-Levy (USA) 0 6-3 6-1
Q-R16 Loss Stanislava Hrozenska (SVK) 309 6-2 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1.5

Prize Money

$237

ROCKFORD

ITF // USA // 31-Jan-2006 // $25,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 324 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) 240 6-4 6-3
R16 Loss Anda Perianu (ROU) 221 6-7 (4) 7-5 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+3.5

Prize Money

$490

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R64 23
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R128 2
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R128 2
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 17
Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R64 14
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 14
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
28/08/2000 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R128 2
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN R32 72
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R64 34
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R64 34
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R64 34
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R64 30
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 42
25/08/1997 US OPEN R64 29
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 18
26/08/1996 US OPEN Q - R32 8
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 8
Date Tournament Round Points
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 11
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q - R16 0
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2006 395 380
2005 316 379
2004 223 315
2003 111 448
2002 171 452
2001 201 461
2000 129 161
1999 74 140
1998 33 663
1997 113 538
1996 262 0
1995 203 862
1994 842 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
16-Nov-1998 (33) 10-Apr-2000 (107)

Current WTA Rankings

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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R64 23
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R128 2
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R128 2
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 17
Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R64 14
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 14
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
28/08/2000 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R128 2
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN R32 72
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R64 34
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R64 34
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R64 34
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R64 30
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 42
25/08/1997 US OPEN R64 29
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 18
26/08/1996 US OPEN Q - R32 8
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 8
Date Tournament Round Points
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 11
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q - R16 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
07/08/2006 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 4
17/07/2006 CINCINNATI Q - R32 1
19/02/2006 MEMPHIS Q - R32 1
12/04/2004 CHARLESTON Q - R16 6
24/03/2004 MIAMI R16 14
10/03/2004 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
15/02/2004 MEMPHIS R32 1
11/01/2004 SYDNEY Q - R16 5
05/01/2004 AUCKLAND S 14
17/08/2003 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
11/08/2003 TORONTO Q - R32 6
04/08/2003 LOS ANGELES S 40
21/07/2003 STANFORD S 13
09/06/2003 BIRMINGHAM Q 19
14/04/2003 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R16 1
07/04/2003 CHARLESTON Q - R16 9
31/03/2003 SARASOTA Q - R16 2
16/02/2003 MEMPHIS S 30
09/09/2002 WAIKOLOA S 8
10/06/2002 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
20/05/2002 MADRID Q - R16 4
08/04/2002 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R32 1
06/03/2002 INDIAN WELLS R64 24
17/02/2002 MEMPHIS Q - R16 4
01/10/2001 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R32 1
10/09/2001 WAIKOLOA R32 1
05/08/2001 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 1
18/06/2001 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 1
11/06/2001 TASHKENT R16 19
21/05/2001 MADRID Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
14/05/2001 ANTWERP Q - R32 1
21/03/2001 MIAMI Q - R64 1
07/03/2001 INDIAN WELLS R16 17
26/02/2001 SCOTTSDALE Q - R32 1
19/02/2001 OKLAHOMA CITY R32 1
06/11/2000 PHILADELPHIA Q - R32 1
30/10/2000 QUEBEC CITY S 27
09/10/2000 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 62
02/10/2000 TOKYO (TOYOTA) Q - Q 9
21/08/2000 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 7
Date Tournament Round Points
19/06/2000 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 11
22/05/2000 STRASBOURG R32 1
15/05/2000 ROME Q - R32 1
18/04/2000 HILTON HEAD R32 26
10/04/2000 AMELIA ISLAND R32 24
20/03/2000 MIAMI R64 21
06/03/2000 INDIAN WELLS R64 17
28/02/2000 SCOTTSDALE Q - R16 7
21/02/2000 OKLAHOMA CITY R32 1
01/02/2000 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R16 5
Date Tournament Round Points
10/01/2000 SYDNEY Q - R32 1
01/11/1999 QUEBEC CITY S 118
18/10/1999 BRATISLAVA R32 1
11/10/1999 ZURICH Q - Q 12
20/09/1999 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R32 1
23/08/1999 NEW HAVEN R32 1
14/06/1999 EASTBOURNE R32 1
07/06/1999 BIRMINGHAM R32 1
17/05/1999 MADRID R16 28
10/05/1999 BERLIN R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
03/05/1999 ROME R32 32
05/04/1999 AMELIA ISLAND R32 16
29/03/1999 HILTON HEAD R64 1
15/03/1999 MIAMI R64 21
01/03/1999 INDIAN WELLS R64 1
22/02/1999 OKLAHOMA CITY R32 1
01/02/1999 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R32 1
11/01/1999 SYDNEY Q - R32 1
04/01/1999 AUCKLAND R16 12
09/11/1998 PHILADELPHIA R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
26/10/1998 QUEBEC CITY W 172
17/08/1998 MONTREAL R32 32
10/08/1998 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 7
27/07/1998 STANFORD R32 1
15/06/1998 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R16 26
08/06/1998 BIRMINGHAM R32 14
18/05/1998 MADRID Q 47
11/05/1998 BERLIN Q - R32 1
04/05/1998 ROME Q - R16 4
06/04/1998 AMELIA ISLAND Q 101
Date Tournament Round Points
30/03/1998 HILTON HEAD Q - R32 1
16/03/1998 MIAMI R64 17
09/03/1998 INDIAN WELLS Q 42
23/02/1998 OKLAHOMA CITY S 38
05/01/1998 AUCKLAND Q - R16 4
10/11/1997 PHILADELPHIA Q - Q 11
03/11/1997 CHICAGO S 19
09/06/1997 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
19/05/1997 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
12/05/1997 CARDIFF Q - Q 7
Date Tournament Round Points
17/02/1997 OKLAHOMA CITY Q - Q 4
10/06/1996 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 4
15/04/1996 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 3
08/04/1996 JAKARTA Q - R16 2
25/03/1996 MIAMI R128 1
19/02/1996 OKLAHOMA CITY Q - R16 3
08/01/1996 HOBART Q - R32 1
10/04/1995 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 10
20/03/1995 MIAMI Q - R32 0
13/02/1995 OKLAHOMA CITY Q - R32 0
Date Tournament Round Points

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