Coached by Chris Kachel...All-court style of player who prefers hard courts...Father, James, is a physician; mother, Lisa, is a homemaker...Both parents play recreational tennis...Graduated from high school in May 1999 with honors...Enjoys sailing, art/drawing, dancing (ballroom and disco) and music, especially by Fleetwood Mac...Likes funny movies and magazines pertaining to homes, gardens and interior decorating...Favorite place to visit is Hawaii for its beauty; most memorable experience was sailing there...Considers best part of playing on the tour traveling the world, while the worst part is flying...Admires Chanda Rubin as a tennis player, and as a person, because she is a hard worker who remains unaffected by success and fame...Visit Web site at http://tennisangels.com.
• In juniors, won USTA National Clay Court 18s and reached QF at 1999 US Open
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Paducah-USA; 2000 - ITF/Lexington-USA, ITF/Dallas-USA; 1999 - ITF/Springfield-USA, ITF/Hilton Head-USA, ITF/Little Rock-USA, ITF/Albuquerque-USA.Finalist (1): Hobart.Semifinalist (1): 2000 - Warsaw.DOUBLESWinner (1): 2005 - ITF/Orange,CA-USA (w/Gullickson); 2002 - Strasbourg (w/Kostanic).Finalist (2): 2005 - ITF/Surbiton-GBR (w/Washington), ITF/Washington, DC-USA (w/Yan); 2004 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Washington); 2000 - Antwerp (w/Rampre).Semifinalist (2): 2005 - Pattaya City (w/Washington). 2004 - Quebec City (w/Washington).
1998 - Played first ITF Circuit events, reaching QF at ITF/Edmond-USA1999 - Improved ranking 546 spots to No. 144, winning four ITF Circuit titles and more than 50 matches; made Tour debut at US Open; in six-week stretch, won three ITF events, reached one final and two SF2000 - Unseeded, reached first Tour SF at Warsaw, second QF at Antwerp and first doubles final w/Rampre; won ITF/Dallas-USA; had first Top 100 finish at No. 812001 - Improved ranking for third straight year, playing all four Grand Slams for first time and reaching first Tour final at Hobart (d. No. 5 seed Black in SF, l. to Grande 06 63 63); made Australian Open and Wimbledon debuts; qualified for Canadian Open and reached first Tier I QF with first Top 15 win, d. world No. 12 Coetzer; also reached QF at Quebec City; won first Grand Slam matches to reach 2r at Wimbledon and US Open2002 - Won first match at Australian Open, l. to world No. 14 Farina Elia in 2r; as a WC at Sarasota, held mp on No. 2 seed Shaughnessy in 1r before falling 36 75 75; as a qualifier, won first doubles title on WTA Tour at Strasbourg w/Kostanic; l. 1r at Roland Garros to qualifier Benesova, at Wimbledon to Rittner and at US Open to No. 21 seed Raymond2003 - Won first ITF Circuit event in three years (ITF/Paducah-USA) by eliminating two seeds, including No. 2 Reeves in championship match; reached final at ITF/Atlanta-USA and SF at ITF/Dotham-USA; doubles finalist w/Spears at ITF/Redding-USA2004 - Reached 2r at Wimbledon (as world No.149 qualifier, d. No.96 Vakulenko, then l. to No.4 seed Mauresmo 63 63) and Vancouver (l. to Grande), 1r at three Tour events plus Australian Open and US Open, and failed to qualify at eight Tour events and Roland Garros; in doubles, reached first final in two years at Tokyo [Japan Open] and SF at Quebec City (both w/Washington); also won two doubles title on ITF Circuit.2005 - Season highlighted by 2r finish at Istanbul (l. to Smashnova) and doubles SF finish at Pattaya City (w/Washington); in other singles events, fell 1r three times and in qualifying 12 times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); also won fifth career ITF Circuit doubles title.
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