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Began playing tennis at age 10 at school...Coached by Kwang-Hoon Oh...Prefers hard courts; best shot is her serve; has a serve-and-volley style of game...Father, Young-Soo Kim, is a fisherman; mother, In-Ja Chung, is a housewife; has two sisters, Eun-mi and Eun-Jeong...Graduated from high school in February 1994...Most memorable experience was when her team beat China in Seoul...Self-described as Superwoman...Favorite city to visit is Prague...Likes swimming and shopping...Pet peeve is that she can't speak English...Admires Pete Sampras...Likes books by Stephen King; favorite movie is Die Hard; favorite food is sliced raw fish.

Career Highlights

Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2000 - ITF/Shenzhen-CHN; 1998 - ITF/Shenzhen-CHN; 1996 - ITF/Seoul-KOR 2; 1995 - ITF/Seoul-KOR, ITF/Seoul-KOR 3; 1994 - ITF/Seoul-KOR, ITF/Manila-PHI.
Quarterfinalist (1): 1997 - Jakarta.

Semifinalist (1): 2001 - Pattaya City (w/Jeon); 1998 - Prague (w/Loit).
Quarterfinalist (1): 1998 - Auckland (w/Cristea).

Korean Fed Cup Team 1995-98. Korean Olympic Team 1996.

Career in Review

1994 - Won two more ITF Circuit events: ITF/Seoul-KOR and ITF/Manila-PHI
1995 - Won back-to-back ITF Circuit events in Seoul, Korea
1997 - As a qualifier, reached first QF on WTA Tour at Jakarta and saw her world ranking jump 55 spots to No. 200
1998 - Played in first Grand Slam singles qualifying draws, playing at all four Grand Slams, and played in the doubles main draw at all four Grand Slam events; reached final of ITF/Indian Wells-USA
2003 - Won doubles title at ITF/Gifu-JPN (w/Prakusya) and reached SF at ITF/Seoul I-KOR