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Fitness coach is Scott Del Mastro...Plays club tennis in France for As Pattons Rennes Tennis Club...Father, Reggie, who is retired, is a part-time tennis coach; mother, Ramani, works for an insurance company...Enjoys fashions...After tennis career wants to be an interior designer, design clothing and help with tennis in Canada through its federation...Big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors and performer Madonna...Likes dancing and nightlife; also likes to read self-help books, the Harry Potter series and books by author Patricia Cornwall...Favorite movies are Pretty Woman and Gladiator...Self-described as outgoing and energetic.
Winner: 1997 - ITF/Rockford-USA; 1995 - ITF/Ft. Lauderdale-USA; 1994 - ITF/Vancouver-CAN.
Finalist (1): 1998 - Bogota.
Quarterfinalist (1): 2000 - Quebec City.
Winner (2): 2003 - Strasbourg (w/Matevzic); 2000 - Strasbourg (w/Labat).
Finalist (1): 1999 - Palermo (w/Carlsson).
Semifinalist (8): 2001 - Nice (w/Habsudova), Quebec City (w/Osterloh); 2000 - Antwerp (w/Carlsson), Zurich (w/Habsudova); 1999 - Portschach (w/Carlsson); 1997 - Prague, Quebec City (both w/Simpson); 1996 - Cardiff (w/Simpson).
Canadian Fed Cup Team 1997, 2000-01. Canadian Olympic Team 2000.
Career in Review
1994 - Won first ITF event of career at ITF/Vancouver-CAN; d. J. Lee 62 64 in final
1997 - With a 1r win over Gavaldon at Quebec City, cracked iworld Top 100 for first time
1998 - Reached first final on WTA Tour at Bogota, improving ranking to No. 81; at Roland Garros, d. Nielsen in 1r 60 06 12-10; as a WC at Canadian Open, advanced to 2r and stretched Top 10 player Spirlea to 3s before falling 67 76 60; w/Simpson, d. Lucic/Seles in 1r of US Open, Simpson's last win before retiring from the Tour
1999 - At Amelia Island, pulled off biggest upset on WTA Tour in two years when, as a qualifier ranked No. 140, she d. world No. 6 V. Williams 64 76 for her career-best victory
2000 - Quarterfinalist at Quebec City after upsetting No. 6 seed Shaughnessy; became first woman qualifier in Open Era at Australian Open to d. one of the Top 5 seeds, ousting No. 5 seed and No. 8-ranked Tauziat 76 64 in 2r to reach Grand Slam 3r for first time; scored another Grand Slam upset at Wimbledon, where she'd never won a main-draw match, with her career-best win over world No. 4 and former champion C. Martinez to reach 3r and improve her ranking from No. 79 to No. 58; at Amelia Island, d. Mag. Maleeva and then upset No. 16 seed (world No. 28) Raymond to reach 3r; stretched No. 8 seed and three-time champion Sanchez-Vicario to 3s in 2r at Roland Garros; ended season with a ranking of No. 49, her debut in the Top 50
2002 - Anticipates being off the Tour for first four or five months due to emergency brain surgery December 5, 2001, to remove two non-cancerous cysts
2003 - Won doubles title at Strasbourg (second of career and second at Strasbourg) w/Matevzic; as a world No. 374 qualifier, l. 1r at Linz to No. 57 Bartoli 64 46 76(4)