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Coached by Raj Chaudhuri...Father, Dr. Volker D. Arendt, is a chemist; mother, Ulrike (Ulli), is an educational consultant; sister, Heike, is a marketer and mom; sister, Beatrix, is a digital analyst for the Digital Archaeological Archive of Chesepeake Slavery (DAACS); brother, Wolfram, is an architect at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Philadelphia...Enjoys mountain biking, basketball, visiting museums (especially Rodin and impressionist era), literature (especially German)...A fanatical collector of Swarovski silver animal crystals (treats herself to one after winning a singles or doubles title)...Tennis influences include Billie Jean King, Pam Shriver and Manon Bollegraf...Favorite movies are Dead Man Walking and Pink Panther; favorite books are Lords of Discipline and Beloved; favorite singer is Alice Leon; has memorized her favorite poem, Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe...After tennis career, plans to finish college...Attended the University of Florida from 1988-1991...Speaks fluent German...A huge University of Florida Gator fan.
Winner: 1991 - ITF/Sanibel-USA, ITF/Greensboro-USA; 1990 - ITF/Lady Lake-USA; 1986 - ITF/San Antonio-USA.
Semifinalist (2): 1994 - Singapore; 1993 - Jakarta.
Winner (16): 2002 - Auckland (w/L.Huber); 2001 - Canberra, Indian Wells (both w/Sugiyama); 1997 - Hannover, Rome, World Doubles Cup, Atlanta (all w/Bollegraf); 1996 - World Doubles Cup (w/Bollegraf), Filderstadt (w/Novotna); 1995 - Oklahoma City (w/Golarsa), Hilton Head, Houston, Zurich, Quebec City (all w/Bollegraf); 1994 - Jakarta (w/Radford); 1993 - Jakarta (w/Radford).
Finalist (16): 2001 - Stanford, Los Angeles (both w/Vis), Bahia (w/Tarabini); 2000 - Season-Ending Championships, Miami, Hamburg (all w/Bollegraf); 1997 - Wimbledon, Amelia Island, Eastbourne, Toronto [Canadian Open] (all w/Bollegraf); 1996 - Zurich (w/Zvereva), Philadelphia (w/McNeil); 1995 - Amelia Island (w/Bollegraf); 1994 - Singapore (w/Radford); 1993 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Radford); 1991 - Schenectady (w/McCarthy).
Finalist (2): 1996 - Australian Open, Roland Garros (both w/L.Jensen).
United States Pan American Team 1999.
Career in Review
1986 - Made first Grand Slam appearance at US Open, reaching 2r; won ITF/San Antonio-USA.
1987 - Fell in US Open 1r; first time ranked on Tour, finishing season at No.366.
1988 - Reached QF at two ITF Circuit events.
1989 - Did not play any Tour events.
1990 - Won ITF/Lady Lake-USA.
1991 - Played in first Grand Slam since 1987, l. US Open 1r; reached first doubles final (w/McCarthy).
1992 - Played in first Australian Open (l. 2r); also reached US Open 2r.
1993 - Reached 2r at Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open and first Tour SF at Jakarta; broke into Top 100 on March 1 at No.99; first Top 100 season-finish at No.88.
1994 - Reached Singapore SF and Pattaya City and Jakarta QF.
1995 - Played in all four Grand Slams for first time; in first three doubles tournaments w/Bollegraf, won Hilton Head, reached final in Amelia Island and won Houston; also won Zurich and Quebec City together; qualified for career-first season-ending Championships in doubles (reaching SF).
1996 - Reached Australian Open SF in doubles and final in mixed doubles; mixed doubles final at Roland Garros and QF at Wimbledon; doubles QF at US Open; captured the World Doubles Cup in Edinburgh w/Bollegraf; qualified for season-ending Championships in doubles w/Bollegraf but did not play due to partners knee injury.
1997 - Reached career-high rankings in singles (No. 49) and doubles (No. 3); surpassed $1-million mark in career prize money; turned in career-best Grand Slam singles showing at Roland Garros, reaching 4r, d. No.4 seed Novotna in 3r for career-best singles win; ranking jumped from No. 87 to No.51; Wimbledon singles 3r and doubles final; defended World Doubles Cup title; doubles SF at season-ending Championships; underwent surgery on left shoulder late in year.
1998 - Out for the season due to shoulder surgery in late 1997; returned to school at University of Florida while off the Tour.
1999 - Australian Open doubles QF w/Bollegraf; played first Tour singles match of comeback in May at Rome; reached singles QF at Birmingham (l. to top seed Tauziat); reached doubles QF at US Open w/Bollegraf.
2000 - Played last singles match in final qualifying round at Australian Open; doubles runner-up at Miami w/Bollegraf; runner-up at Hamburg w/Bollegraf; qualified for season-ending Championships in doubles w/Bollegraf, reaching final (l. to Hingis/Kournikova).
2001 - Won doubles title at Canberra w/Sugiyama, her first title in four years; two months later won Indian Wells w/Sugiyama; also SF at Australian Open and runner-up at Stanford, Los Angeles and Bahia.
2002 - Captured 16th career doubles title at Auckland w/L.Huber, also reaching SF at Miami, Roland Garros, Birmingham (ret. after first set w/right calf strain) and Canadian Open; qualified for season-ending Championships in doubles w/L.Huber, falling 1r to No. 5 seeds and eventual-runners-up Black/Likhovtseva.