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Coached by Peter Campbell...Introduced to tennis at age 5 by her grandmother...Father, Ed, works for the Department of Employment Education and Training; mother, Lois, is a part-time sales agent; younger siblings Danny, Andrew and Catherine are all in school...Entire family plays tennis...Favorite color is blue...Favorite movie is Braveheart and Meg Ryan is her favorite actress...Enjoys track & field, swimming and volleyball; likes to go to the beach and movies...Her most memorable experience is winning the Wimbledon junior doubles title in 1992...Admires Pat Rafter for his great attitude, personality and work ethic...Describes herself as friendly and outgoing with a good sense of humor.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Benalla-AUS, ITF/Albury-AUS; 2002 - ITF/Benalla-AUS, ITF/Bendigo-AUS; 1998 - ITF/Kooralbyn-AUS, ITF/Dalby-AUS; 1997 - ITF/Bundaberg 3-AUS; 1994-ITF/Foxhills-AUS; 1993 - ITF/Kyoto-JPN.
Winner (4): 2004 - Acapulco (w/Sequera), Strasbourg (w/Sequera), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Sequera); 2000 - Birmingham (w/McQuillan).
Finalist (2): 2004 - Canberra (w/Dhenin), Birmingham (w/Sequera).
Semifinalist (3): 2005 - Strasbourg (w/Spears), Bangkok (w/Stewart); 2003 - Strasbourg (w/Selyutina).
Quarterfinalist (1): 2001 - Wimbledon (w/Bryan).
Career in Review
1999 - Successfully qualified for US Open, first Grand Slam appearance since being granted a WC into main draw of Australian Open in 1994; reached finals at back-to-back ITF tournaments in February and March in her native Australia, falling to former doubles partner Guse on both occasions
2000 - Won first doubles title on WTA Tour at Birmingham w/McQuillan
2001 - Reached Wimbledon QF w/McQuillan; also Wimbledon mixed doubles QF
2002 - Reached three consecutive finals at ITF Australian events: won ITF/Benalla-AUS, was a finalist at ITF/Yarrawonga-AUS and won ITF/Bendigo-AUS
2003 - On WTA Tour, reached Strasbourg SF w/Selyutina; on ITF Circuit, won two singles titles: ITF/Benalla-AUS and ITF/Albury-AUS and won three doubles titles: ITF/College Park-USA w/Embry, ITF/Louisville-USA w/Ditty and ITF/Nuriootpa-AUS w/Musgrave
2004 - Reached five Tour doubles finals, winning three titles (all w/Sequera - in their debut at Acapulco as well as at Strasbourg and s'Hertogenbosch), also won one ITF Circuit doubles title; failed to qualify at Charleston.
2005 - Reached two Tour doubles SF, at Strasbourg (w/Spears) and Bangkok (w/Stewart).