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Trains in Melbourne and Orlando (at Human Performance Institute) ... Parents, George and Dorothy, are cane farmers; father played competitively as a junior; has older brother and sister, Greg and Kym, and younger twin sisters, Kylie (a pro golfer on the US Futures Tour) and Kelly ... Enjoys fishing around the Whitsunday Islands, going to dinner with friends, going to the movies ... Favorite city is Melbourne and loves lattes on Chapel Street.
Winner (1): 2004 - Hyderabad; 2000 - ITF/Midland, MI-USA; 1998 - ITF/Rockford, IL-USA; 1995 - ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS, ITF/Port Pirie-AUS; 1993 - ITF/Nuriootpa-AUS.
Finalist (1): 2001 - Shanghai.
Semifinalist (2): 2002 - Hobart, Birmingham.
Quarterfinalist (13): 2007 - Pattaya City; 2006 - Montréal; 2003 - Doha, Los Angeles; 2002 - Doha, Scottsdale, Tokyo [Princess Cup]; 2000 - Madrid, 's-Hertogenbosch; 1999 - Pattaya City; 1998 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1997 - Surabaya, Pattaya City.
Winner (9): 2007 - Pattaya City (w/Santangelo), Memphis (w/Stewart); 2006 - Hobart (w/Loit), ITF/Las Vegas, NV-USA (w/Dellacqua); 2005 - Prague (w/Loit); 2004 - Stanford (w/Daniilidou); 2003 - Shanghai (w/Loit); 2001 - Toronto (w/Po-Messerli); 2000 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/de Lone), Québec City (w/Shaughnessy); 1997 - ITF/Tashkent-UZB (w/de Lone); 1996 - ITF/Wilmington, DE-USA (w/de Lone); 1993 - ITF/Bangkok-THA (w/Wibowo); 1992 - ITF/Jakarta-INA (w/Woolcock), ITF/Burgdorf-SUI (w/Godridge); 1991 - ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS (w/Godridge); 1990 - ITF/Swansea-GBR, ITF/Bournemouth-GBR (both w/Sharpe).
Finalist (4): 2007 - Acapulco (w/Loit); 2003 - Bali (w/Loit); 2001 - Hawaii (w/Callens); 1998 - Madrid (w/McQuillan).
Australian Fed Cup Team 1998-2004. Australian Olympic Team 2000, 2004.
Career in Review
1988 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Australia.
1989 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Australia.
1990 - Made Tour main draw debut at Australian Open, reaching 2r; fell in Tour qualifying five times, incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon; won two ITF Circuit doubles titles.
1991 - Fell 1r at Australian Open (as WC) and on debut at Wimbledon (as LL; l. to Novotna); fell in Roland Garros and US Open qualifying; best Tour result was Brisbane 2r; won one ITF Circuit doubles title.
1992 - Best Tour result was Brisbane 3r; reached 2r at Australian Open but fell in US Open qualifying.
1993 - Best Tour result was Brisbane 3r; fell 1r at Australian Open and in qualifying at other three Grand Slams; won one ITF Circuit singles title.
1994 - Fell 1r at Australian Open and in qualifying at other three Grand Slams.
1995 - Won two ITF Circuit singles titles.
1996 - Won one ITF Circuit doubles title.
1997 - Reached 2r at Wimbledon but fell 1r at US Open (was a qualifier at both); reached first Tour singles QF at Surabaya and Pattaya City.
1998 - Played all four Grand Slams in a year for first time; QF at Tokyo [Japan Open]; made Top 100 debut on March 30 (rose from No.101 to No.100).
1999 - QF at Pattaya City; first Grand Slam 3r at Australian Open (l. to Mauresmo); notched first Top 20 win over No.12 Testud (Birmingham).
2000 - QF at Madrid and 's-Hertogenbosch; notched two more Top 20 wins over No.19 Sugiyama (Amelia Island) and No.15 Schett ('s-Hertogenbosch); made Top 50 debut on April 17 (rising from No.51 to No.50); won first two Tour doubles titles and one ITF Circuit singles title.
2001 - First Tour singles final at Shanghai (l. to Seles); notched Top 20 win over No.15 Kournikova (San Diego); won one Tour doubles title; in Fed Cup, scored winning point in Australia's first two ties and won all four rubbers to lead team into final for first time in eight years.
2002 - First Top 50 finish; SF twice, at Hobart (l. to Sucha) and Birmingham (l. to Myskina); QF at Doha, Scottsdale and Tokyo [Princess Cup]; notched Top 20 wins over No.10 Testud (Birmingham; first Top 10 win) and No.20 Sugiyama (Tokyo [Princess Cup]).
2003 - QF at Doha and Los Angeles; first Grand Slam 4r at Australian Open (l. to V.Williams); four more Top 20 wins, over No.16 Farina Elia (Australian Open), No.19 Dementieva (Miami), No.13 Martínez (Los Angeles) and No.20 Farina Elia (US Open); won one Tour doubles title.
2004 - First Tour singles title at Hyderabad (d. Kirilenko in final; became first woman to win her first Tour singles title at over 30 years old); notched 11th Top 20 win over No.20 Shaughnessy (Australian Open); won one Tour doubles title.
2005 - Won one Tour doubles title.
2006 - Qualified and reached first career Tier I QF at Montréal; won one Tour doubles title and one ITF Circuit doubles title.
2007 - Strong start to season (particularly in doubles) but struggled with right knee injury throughout; best singles result was QF at Pattaya City (d. No.2 seed Kirilenko en route; l. to No.6 seed Dulko); reached 2r nine times, incl. Roland Garros (l. to No.25 seed Safarova), Wimbledon (l. to No.14 seed Vaidisova) and US Open (l. to No.6 seed Chakvetadze); fell 1r seven times, incl. Australian Open (l. to Razzano in 3s); fell in qualifying once; notched second career Top 10 win over No.10 Safina in Sydney 1r (first Top 10 win came in June 1999 at Birmingham over then-No.10 Testud); won eighth and ninth career Tour doubles titles at Pattaya City (w/Santangelo) and Memphis (w/Stewart) and runner-up at Acapulco (w/Loit); withdrew from Berlin, Birmingham, Eastbourne and Toronto w/right knee injury; in early October, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on right knee to repair torn lateral meniscus and remove loose particles; has begun rehabilitation and is expected to return at beginning of 2008.