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Jun 9 1997
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Coached by Donnie Young since early 1996; credits Youngs emphasis on strategy for outstanding year in 1996...Married to Oliver Messerli...Father, Jonathan, is a radiologist; mothers name is Harriet; brother, Greg, graduated from UCLA dental school in 1995 and has a practice in Orange, California...Feels strongly about environmental issues and awareness...Is an avid UCLA fan...Likes playing football...Favorite actors are Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson...Likes living in Los Angeles because of the weather, atmosphere and activities...Lucky number is 8...Likes to sleep a lot...Loves dogs...Enjoys using the computer in her free time and travels with one on the Tour.

Career Highlights

Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1997 - ITF/Midland-USA; 1991 - ITF/Evansville-USA; 1989 - ITF/Fayetteville-USA. Semifinalist (6): 1998 - Rosmalen; 1997 - Oklahoma City, Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1996 - Tokyo [Nichirei], Canadian Open; 1993 - Philadelphia.

Winner (5): 2001 - Los Angeles (w/Tauziat), Canadian Open (w/Pratt); 2000 - Oklahoma City (w/Morariu); 1999 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Morariu); 1998 - Quebec City (w/McNeil).
Finalist (14): 2002 - Birmingham (w/Tauziat); 2001 - US Open (w/Tauziat), Paris [Indoors] (w/Tauziat), Nice (w/Tauziat), Birmingham (w/Tauziat); 2000 - Los Angeles (w/Sidot), Zurich (w/Sidot), Quebec City (w/Callens); 1997 - San Diego (w/Frazier); 1996 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Frazier), Los Angeles (w/Frazier), Quebec City (w/Frazier); 1993 - Brisbane (w/McCarthy), Chicago (w/Frazier).

Winner (1): 2000 - Wimbledon (w/Johnson).
Finalist (1): 1999 - US Open (w/Johnson).
Semifinalist (2): 2002 - Wimbledon (w/Johnson); 2001 - US Open (w/Johnson).

United States Fed Cup Team 1997.

Career in Review

1988 - Played in first ITF Circuit events and Tour qualifying; reached QF ITF/Roanoke-USA 1989 - Won first ITF event at ITF/Fayetteville-USA 1990 - Played sparingly on ITF circuit and unable to qualify for main draw Tour events 1991 - Competed in first Grand Slam, reaching US Open 3r; reached first Tour QF at Phoenix; won ITF/Evansville-USA 1992 - Played in all four Grand Slams for first time; best results were reaching 3r at Australian Open and US Open 1993 - First Top 100 finish; broke into Top 100 on January 6 at No. 99; reached Los Angeles QF; reached first doubles finals at Brisbane and Chicago 1994 - Reached Philadelphia QF (l. to No. 6 seed Huber) 1995 - Qualified for Canadian Open and reached 2r l. to No. 1 seed Seles; reached 2r US Open and l. 1r Roland Garros and Wimbledon 1996 - Gave best tournament performance at Canadian Open earning first victories over Top 10 players, No. 5 Huber and No. 8 Fernandez; became tournaments first qualifier to reach SF; d. No. 6 seed Date US Open 1r; reached SF Tokyo [Nichirei] 1997 - Reached career-first Grand Slam QF at Australian Open d. No. 7 seed Davenport in 4r; world ranking cracked Top 20 for first time afterwards (January 27) at No. 19; d. No. 8 seed Huber in Roland Garros 1r; joined Million Dollar Club in career prize money; underwent right shoulder surgery in November 1998 - Returned to Tour after shoulder surgery in May at German Open; enjoyed best US Open performance, d. No. 14 seed Van Roost to reach 4r (l. to Seles in 3s) 1999 - Retired from singles play at end of season; reached US Open mixed doubles final (w/D. Johnson) and doubles QF (w/L. Huber) 2000 - Captured first Grand Slam title, winning Wimbledon mixed doubles title (w/D. Johnson) 2001 - Won consecutive doubles titles at Los Angeles and Canadian Open; doubles runner-up at US Open (w/Tauziat; l. to Raymond/Stubbs 75 third set) to reach career-high No. 6 doubles ranking; doubles runner-up at Paris Indoors, Nice and Birmingham and semifinalist at Wimbledon (all w/Tauziat); qualified for season-ending Championships in doubles for first time (w/Tauziat), reaching SF 2002 - Reached doubles SF at Scottsdale (w/Pratt), l. to No. 1 seeds and eventual champions Raymond/Stubbs; reached doubles QF at Indian Wells (w/Pratt); on grass, reached Birmingham doubles final and Wimbledon doubles QF (w/Tauziat); reached Wimbledon mixed doubles SF (w/D. Johnson); teamed w/Morariu at San Diego for Morarius return to Tour after 14 months since receiving chemotherapy treatment for leukemia; l. 1r to Rubin/Shaughnessy in 3s; in Los Angeles, d. No. 4 seeds Rubin/Zvereva to reach SF (l. to eventual champions Clijsters/Dokic in 3s); reached Canadian Open Open doubles QF (w/Morariu); reached doubles QF at US Open, Hawaii and Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Morariu); reached her 12th QF of 2002 at Zurich (w/Zvereva)

Singles Career High Ranking
Highest Singles
Jun 09, 1997
Doubles Career High Ranking
Highest Doubles
Sep 10, 2001