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Began playing tennis at age 7...Coached by brother, Ivan Nacuk...Favorite surface is hard; best shot is backhand...Father, Aleksandar, is a commercialist; mother, Irina, is a teacher; has an older brother, Ivan, who coaches her and sometimes travels with her on the your...Is a student of High Trainer School in the course of tennis...Admires soccer player Ronaldo, and tennis player Martina Hingis' complete game...Self-described as emotional and friendly...Most memorable experience was playing at Roland Garros for the first time, her favorite tournament...Favorite city to visit is Paris...Likes to play pool...Favorite movie is Legends of the Fall.

Career Highlights

Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1998 - ITF/Redbridge-GBR, ITF/Poitiers-FRA; 1996 - ITF/Rebecq-BEL, ITF/Varna-BUL.

Winner (1): 1999 - Budapest (w/Koulikovskaya).
Finalist (2): 2000 - Budapest (w/Kostanic); 1999 - Knokke-Heist (w/Koulikovskaya).
Semifinalist (2): 2000 - Strasbourg (w/Martincova), Leipzig (w/Pisnik).
Quarterfinalist (7): 2000 - Warsaw (w/Koulikovskaya), Zurich (w/Dokic), Linz (w/Bachmann); 1999 - Warsaw (w/Lugina), Sopot (w/Kostanic), Leipzig (w/Husarova); 1998 - Budapest (w/Wartusch).

Yugoslav Fed Cup Team 1996-98, 2001.

Career in Review

1996 - Began playing ITF events and won first two pro events she entered, ITF/Rebecq-BEL, and ITF/Varna-BUL; started career with a 14-match win-streak
1997 - Reached final of ITF/Edinburgh-GBR as a LL; won third ITF title unseeded ITF/Redbridge-GBR
1998 - Won fourth ITF event in ITF/Poitiers-FRA with wins over the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 seeds
1999 - Won first doubles title on WTA Tour at Budapest w/Koulikovskaya, and the duo were finalists later in year in Knokke-Heist; at German Open, led Graf 3-1 in third set before Graf rallied for the win
2000 - As world No. 113 and after winning three three-set matches in qualifying rounds at Scottsdale (including one over world No. 34 Pitkowski), d. No. 44 Nagyova in 1r of main draw 62 60; reached Grand Slam 3r at Wimbledon before falling to No. 9 seed Sanchez-Vicario in 3s; upset No. 8 seed Wartusch in 1r at Budapest and reached the doubles final