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Coached by Jared Jacobs ... Father, Tim, is an accountant; mother, Heidi, is a nurse; has two brothers, Chad and Andrew, and one sister, Alison ... Married Justin Sands on November 29, 2008; reside in Phoenix, Arizona with beloved dog Ruger (boerboel mastiff) ... Began playing tennis at age 5; made pro debut at age 14, began playing full-time on tour in 2005 ... Plays a versatile, all-court style combining speed, determination, skill and agility around the net ... In fall 2012 after experiencing chronic fatigue, she was diagnosed with 26 severe food allergies including many of her favorite foods ... Was chosen by Google as first pro athlete “Glass Explorer” ... Often referred to as America's Tennis Rock Star for her colorful apparel and hair and signature knee-high compression socks ... Enjoys cars, the outdoors, shopping, cooking, watching the Green Bay Packers and TV shows Law & Order SVU, and relaxing by the pool... Best tennis memories include winning 2011 Hopman Cup and 2012 Australian Open mixed doubles title.
Finalist (4): 2013 - Kuala Lumpur; 2011 - Hobart; 2010 - Québec City; 2008 - Québec City.
Winner (27): 2019 - Beijing (w/Kenin); 2017 - Roland Garros, Charleston (both w/Safarova); Brisbane (w/Mirza), Australian Open (w/Safarova); 2016 - Indian Wells (w/Vandeweghe), Miami, US Open, Wuhan, Beijing (all w/Safarova); 2015 - Sydney (w/Mirza), Australian Open, Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Toronto (all w/Safarova); 2013 - Brisbane, Dubai (both w/Mirza); 2012 - Brussels (w/Mirza); 2011 - Paris [Indoors] (w/Shaughnessy); 2010 - Ponte Vedra Beach (w/Yan); 2009 - Charleston, Stuttgart (both w/Petrova), Warsaw (w/Atawo); 2008 - Bogotá (w/Benesova), Amelia Island (w/Uhlirova); 2007 - Cincinnati (w/Mirza); 2004 - Vancouver (w/Spears).
Finalist (16): 2021 - Stuttgart (w/Krawczyk), Roland Garros (w/Swiatek); 2019 - Eastbourne, Moscow (both w/Flipkens); 2016 - Charleston, WTA Finals (both w/Safarova); 2013 - Stuttgart (w/Mirza); 2011 - Indian Wells, Charleston (both w/Shaughnessy); 2010 - Memphis, New Haven (both w/Shaughnessy), Birmingham (w/Huber), Québec City (w/Strycova); 2006 - Prague, Rabat (both w/Harkleroad); 2005 - Los Angeles (w/Haynes).
Winner (5): 2019 - US Open (w/Murray); 2018 - US Open (w/Murray); 2016 - Olympics (w/Sock); 2015 - Roland Garros (w/M.Bryan); 2012 - Australian Open (w/Tecau).
Finalist (2): 2020 - Australian Open (w/J.Murray); 2015 - US Open (w/Querrey).
American Fed Cup Team, 2009-11, 2016-18; American Olympic team, 2016.
Career in Review
2019 - Regained championship form, capturing 27th career WTA doubles crown at Beijing (w/Kenin); advanced to final at Moscow the week after w/Flipkens; partnered w/fellow American Vandeweghe for semifinal finish at Cincinnati; produced a runner-up finish at Eastbourne w/Flipkens; advanced to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon w/Collins; successfully defended US Open mixed doubles crown by winning the title again with partner J.Murray.
2018 - Returned to tour following injury layoff; advanced to four quarterfinals at doubles events, including Madrid (w/L.Chan) and Wimbledon (w/Safarova); captured US Open mixed doubles crown alongside partner J.Murray.
2017 - Reached 4r once, 3r once at Roland Garros and 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon - ret. against Cirstea w/knee injury which forced her to miss rest of season); fell 1r three times and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); won four WTA doubles titles - incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros w/Safarova.
2016 - QF at Hong Kong (l. to Mladenovic); reached 2r three times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying four times; won five WTA doubles titles - all w/Safarova incl. Grand Slam women's doubles title at US Open).
2015 - Fifth Top 100 season of career (finishing No.61); SF at Florianopolis (l. to Beck); QF at Beijing (l. to Muguruza); reached 3r three times (Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r seven times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying twice; won five WTA doubles titles - one w/Mirza and four w/Safarova (incl. first two Grand Slam women's doubles titles at Australian Open and Roland Garros); having started year at No.265 in doubles, set doubles career-high No.3 on August 17 (after Cincinnati).
2014 - Injury-marred season (finishing No.175); best results in first three months of season were one QF at Sydney (l. to Keys) and 2r at Doha (l. to Niculescu); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying once; missed six months from mid-March to mid-September w/left hip injury (withdrew from Charleston, Madrid, Roland Garros and Wimbledon); returned for four events in fall, falling 1r twice and in qualifying twice.
2013 - Second Top 50 season (finishing No.47); runner-up at Kuala Lumpur (l. to Ka.Pliskova in final); SF at Stuttgart (l. to Li); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r once and 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); won two WTA doubles titles.
2012 - QF at Linz; reached 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and in qualifying four times; won one WTA doubles title; won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Australian Open (w/Tecau); struggled with various injuries, including low back injury (withdrew from Doha and Memphis), left hip injury (withdrew from Miami and Charleston) and left foot injury (withdrew from Bad Gastein).
2011 - Another Top 100 season; strong first half, best results in 13 events being runner-up finish at Hobart (l. to Gajdosova in final), SF at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Kvitova) and two QFs at Madrid and Copenhagen; also reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r four times; fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); set career-high No.30 on July 11 (shortly after Wimbledon); also won one WTA doubles title; right shoulder injury caused withdrawal from all but one event second half of season, falling 1r at US Open (withdrew from Toronto, Cincinnati, Dallas, Québec City, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and Beijing); finished No.55 on November 7 year-end rankings.
2010 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Québec City (l. to Paszek in final); reached 2r nine times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open and Charleston; l. to Petkovic 36 63 75 at US Open after holding 3mp at 5-4 third set; l. to A.Bondarenko 46 75 75 at Charleston after holding 2mp at 5-4 second set and 1mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); won one WTA doubles title.
2009 - QF at Québec City; reached 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; won three WTA doubles titles; missed first two months of season w/left hip injury (withdrew from Australian Open, Paris [Indoors] and Dubai).
2008 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.39); runner-up at Québec City (l. to Petrova in final); SF twice at Birmingham (l. to Wickmayer) and Los Angeles (l. to Pennetta); reached 4r once (Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r six times and in qualifying twice (incl. Australian Open); made Top 50 debut on July 28 (rose from No.59 to No.45); won two WTA doubles titles; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 - QF at Memphis; reached 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open), fell 1r three times and in qualifying seven times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on July 23 (rose from No.116 to No.97); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2006 - QF twice at Bogotá and Los Angeles; reached 2r four times; fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying nine times (incl. Australian Open).
2005 - SF at Cincinnati (l. to Schnyder); fell 1r twice (incl. US Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Reached 2r twice; fell 1r once (US Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Fell 1r five times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Fell 1r once (US Open).
2001 - Played first two WTA main draws, falling 1r at Amelia Island and US Open; fell in qualifying once.
2000 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice (incl. US Open).
1999 - Made first appearance in Philadelphia qualifying (as WC).