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Mother introduced her to the game at age 9...Favors clay...Father, Allen, is a bank consultant; mother, Anne, is a school teacher; brother, Carleton, is a real estate broker and sister, Ali, works for a Teach For America (a non-profit)...Earned a BA in Political Science at Stanford University in 2001...Speaks English and Spanish...Favorites include the movie Dumb and Dumber, production Les Miserables and book Pride and Prejudice...Other sports interest is in basketball...Relaxes by doing crossword puzzles...Likes not having to go to an office to work.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Columbus 2-USA, ITF/Pittsburgh-USA; 2001 - ITF/El Paso-USA, ITF/Lachine-CAN.
Winner (1): 2005 - ITF/Pittsburgh, PA-USA (w/Gullickson); 2003 - Auckland (w/Spears).
Finalist: 2005 - ITF/Louisville, KY-USA (w/Ditty). Semifinalist (1): 2004 - Cincinnati (w/Granville).
Career in Review
1998 - First pro appearances were at WTA Tour Boston (l. 1r in qualifying) and ITF/Santa Clara-USA (l. 2r of qualifying)
1999 - Played two events again: WTA Tour Stanford (l. 1r in qualifying) and ITF/Evansville-USA (l. 1r); first appeared on rankings at No. 956 on July 26 and dropped off on October 11 for remainder of year
2000 - Did not play
2001 - Reappeared on rankings for first time in 23 months on June 11 at No. 558, soon after winning ITF/El Paso-USA (first pro title); also won ITF/Lachine-CAN and an ITF Circuit doubles title
2002 - As world No. 287, reached ITF/Lawrenceville-USA final as a qualifier, upsetting No. 106 top-seed Obata en route; reached another ITF Circuit final later in the season and won two doubles titles; l. 1r in Wimbledon and US Open qualifying; first broke into Top 200 at No. 197 on April 29
2003 - Won first Grand Slam qualifying matches at Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open; won Auckland doubles w/Spears, her third WTA Tour doubles appearance; won ITF/Columbus-USA, ITF/Pittsburg-USA and four ITF Circuit doubles titles
2004 - Reached 2r at Charleston (as world No.121 qualifier, d. No.54 Tanasugarn in 1r, l. to eventual finalist No.24 Martinez) and at Wimbledon (as No.101, d. No.45 Pisnik in 1r, l. 75 64 to No.27 seed Molik), l. in 1r seven times (incl. as qualifier in debut Grand Slam main draw appearance at Roland Garros, l. to No.20 seed Martinez, and at US Open, l. to No.12 seed Sugiyama), and failed to qualify at five other Tour events; reached doubles SF at Cincinnati (w/Granville); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Fell in Tour-level qualifying nine times, incl. all four majors; won 11th, 12th and 13th career ITF Circuit doubles titles.