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Has been practicing at the Pilic Academy in Munich since August 2007 ... Baseliner who prefers hard and clay courts; forehand is best shot ... Introduced to tennis by a family friend at age 7 ... Father’s name is Frank; mother’s name is Annemarie ... Favorite food is Italian, Japanese and Chinese ... Other interests include dancing, skiing, squash, horseback riding, spending time with friends ... Favorite animals are dogs and horses ... Self-described as independent, active, cheerful ... Admires Steffi Graf.

Official Web site: www.sandrakloesel.de

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner: 2002 - ITF/Belfort-FRA, ITF/Cholet-FRA, ITF/Taranto-ITA, ITF/Darmstadt-GER, ITF/Hechingen-GER; 2001 - ITF/Gexto-ESP; 1997 - ITF/Carthage-TUN; 1996 - ITF/Vaihingen-GER.
Quarterfinalist (3): 2007 - Fès; 2006 - Hasselt; 1998 - Makarska.

DOUBLES
Winner: 2007 - ITF/Bordeaux-FRA (w/Bacsinszky); 2005 - ITF/St. Paul, MN-USA, ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA, ITF/Petange-LUX (all w/Beygelzimer); 2004 - ITF/Ashland, KY-USA (w/Salerni); 1997 - ITF/Sofia 3-BUL (w/Kschwendt).

ADDITIONAL
German Fed Cup Team, 2005, 2007.

Career in Review

1993 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Germany.

1994 - Played first Tour qualifying at Hamburg and Berlin; also played on ITF Circuit.

1995 - Fell in Tour qualifying three times; also played on ITF Circuit.

1996 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in Tour qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

1997 - Fell 1r twice and in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1998 - QF at Makarska; fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying 12 times (incl. Wimbledon).

1999 - Reached 3r once (US Open; as qualifier, l. to world No.1 Hingis); fell 1r twice and in Tour qualifying five times.

2000 - Fell in Tour qualifying once (Australian Open); was only event of season, undergoing left knee surgery twice (once in February, once in May).

2001 - Fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Fell in Tour qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won five singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Fell in Tour qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open).

2004 - Fell in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - First Top 100 season; reached 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r six times (incl. US Open) and in Tour qualifying six times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on September 19 (rose from No.101 to No.90); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Second Top 100 season; QF at Hasselt; reached 2r twice; fell 1r eight times (incl. all four majors; first time playing all four majors in a season) and in Tour qualifying three times.

2007 - QF at Fès; reached 2r twice; fell 1r 10 times (incl. all four majors) and in Tour qualifying three times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Reached 2r once (Australian Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying three times; did not play second half of season.