Stephanie De Ville
|Age||40 (24 Jul 1976)|
|Height||5'7 3/4'' (1.72 m)|
|Career Prize Money||$135,959|
|YTD Prize Money|
|Current Singles Ranking||Current Doubles Ranking|
Coached by Christophe Delzenne...Began playing tennis at 6 years of age when father introduced her to the game...Baseline player who prefers hard or clay courts; strength is forehand...Father, Michel, sells sporting goods; mother, Dominique Claeskens, has own business; has a brother, Michel, and a sister, Marie, who both play tennis...Most memorable experience was winning her first pro title at a satellite tournament in Bordeaux...Superstitions including using the same ball that she won the point before with, and wearing favorite skirts...Favorite movie is The Big Blue; favorite actors are Demi Moore and Robert De Niro; favorite book is A Time to Kill...Likes Italian and Chinese food...Enjoys reading and going to concerts...Admires Thomas Muster because he is a fighter who worked so hard to get back to the top of tennis after his accident; also admires her coach, Christophe Delzenne, because he is hard-working, honest and has gotten her where she is today.
• In juniors, was member of winning Helvetia and Youth Cup Teams in 1992
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2000 - ITF/Velp-NED; 1998 - ITF/Moulins-FRA; 1996 - ITF/Bordeaux-FRA, ITF/Budapest-HUN, ITF/Sedona-USA; 1995 - ITF/Carthage-TUN; 1993 - ITF/Aveiro-POR.
Semifinalist (1): 1996 - Maria Lankowitz.
Semifinalist (1): 1996 - Palermo (w/Canepa).
1996 - As a qualifier playing in first WTA Tour main draw event in Palermo, Italy, in 1996, d. veteran Italian Cecchini in 1r and split sets with No. 1 seed Spirlea before Spirlea was defaulted, reaching QF; in second WTA Tour event of career, reached SF at Maria Lankowitz with wins over Kroupova, No. 4 seed Nagyova and Torrens-Valero; ranking cracked the Top 100 for first time; won three ITF Circuit events and the Belgian Championships
1997 - Injured and off Tour for last four months of the season
1998 - Unseeded, won ITF/Moulins-FRA with wins over No. 1 seed Bacheva and No. 6 seed Miskolczi