Maja Palaversic Coopersmith
|Age||44 (24 Mar 1973)|
|Height||5'9'' (1.75 m)|
|Career Prize Money||$197,170|
|YTD Prize Money|
|Current Singles Ranking||Current Doubles Ranking|
Coached by her husband, Roy Coopersmith, whom she married in 1998, and they travel the tour with their daughter, Nicole, born May 8, 1999...Father's name is Goran; mother's name is Ankica; sister's name is Snjezama; father and sister play recreational tennis...Relaxes by listening to music...Other sports interests include swimming, basketball and soccer...Likes to visit Florida in the United States...Favorites include the movie Pretty Woman, author Sidney Sheldon and the book The Rage of Angels.
Winner: 2002 - ITF/Villenave d'Ornon-FRA; 2000 - ITF/Mostar-BIH, ITF/Lecce-ITA; 1997 - ITF/Sibenik-CRO; 1996 - ITF/Paderborn-GER, ITF/Beograd-CRO.
Semifinalist (1): 2002 - Bogota (w/Schneider).
Yugoslavian Fed Cup Team 1991. Croatian Fed Cup Team 1994.
1989-1991 - Played regularly on the ITF Circuit
1992-1993 - Played several ITF events as well as WTA qualifying rounds, winning three matches to qualify for her first WTA Tour main draw at 1992 Karlovy Vary, winning her first match
1994 - As a qualifier ranked No. 202 at Barcelona, d. Kelesi in 1r
1996 - Earned first pro title at an ITF/Paderborn-GER; one month later, scored second career title at an ITF/Beograd-CRO
1997 - Captured third career ITF title at ITF/Sibenik-CRO
1999 - Off the Tour the whole season to give birth to daughter, Nicole, on May 8
2000 - Returned to Tour after having a child and won fourth title at an ITF/Mostar-BIH followed by another crown at ITF/Lecce-ITA where she upset three seeds
2001 - Made Grand Slam debut at Australian Open at age 27; as world No. 134 at Vienna, upset No. 55 Hantuchova in 1r; at age 28, reached a career-high ranking of No. 117
2002 - As world No. 127, l. 1r at Bogota to No. 285 WC and eventual tournament champion Zuluaga and reached SF in doubles w/Schneider; as the top seed, won sixth career ITF Circuit title at ITF/Villenave d'Ornon-FRA