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Coached by Stephen Welt, to whom she planned to wed in March 2002...Parents are Dimitrij and Jana; has a sister, Martina, who used to play on the Tour...Enjoys the beach, cooking, reading, music and the Internet...Favorite author is James Patterson; favorite colors are purple and black, favorite foods are Japanese, Thai and Czech...Loves to visit New Zealand, Australia and Prague but can't wait to get home to her two dogs, Sushi and Snickers.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Tallahassee-USA, ITF/Redding-USA, ITF/Atlanta-USA; 1999 - ITF/Edmonton-CAN; 1998 - ITF/Seattle-USA; 1997 - ITF/Greenwood-USA; 1996 - ITF/Puerto Vallarta-MEX; 1992 - ITF/Toluca-MEX.
Quarterfinalist (5): 2002 - Memphis; 2001 - Quebec City; 2000 - Hilton Head; 1995 - Jakarta; 1994 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific].
Quarterfinalist (2): 1996 - Quebec City (w/Drake); 1995 - Canadian Open (w/Jeyaseelan).
Canadian Fed Cup Team 1995-98, 2000-03. Canadian Olympic Team 1996.
Career in Review
1996 - Won second pro title at ITF/Puerto Vallarta-MEX d. top seed Vento in final
1997 - Won third ITF event at ITF/Greenwood-USA
1998 - As a world No. 124 qualifier, upset No. 28 Rubin in 1r of the Australian Open; had a 4-0 record for the Canadian Fed Cup Team
1999 - Won an ITF event for fourth consecutive year at ITF/Edmonton-CAN
2000 - As world No. 85, reached third WTA Tour QF, and first in five years, at Hilton Head with upsets over No. 12Schett, her career-best win, and No. 28 Raymond
2001 - Qualified at US Open, upset No. 22 seed Tulyaganova to reach 3r, equaling her career-best Grand Slam showing, before falling to No. 9 seed Tauziat in 3s; reached fourth career QF on Tour in Quebec City her home country of Canada
2002 - Unseeded and world No. 94, eliminated No. 102 Noorlander 76(3) 62 and No. 64 Hopkins (No. 7 seed) 64 46 61 for spot in Memphis QF against No. 105 Jidkova, falling 76(5) 62; as world No. 102, d. No. 136 qualifier Roesch 64 75 at Indian Wells before falling to No. 41 Sucha 63 60; l. 1r at three of four Grand Slams (didn't play US Open) l. a singles match in Canada's loss to the Czech Republic in a Fed Cup World Group playoff
2003 - As No. 1 seed, won sixth ITF Circuit event: ITF/Tallahassee-USA; won back-to-back ITF Circuit titles: at ITF/Redding-USA and ITF/Atlanta-USA (by knocking out top seed Lee-Waters in 1r)