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Coached by younger brother, David ... Father's name is Bobby; mother's name is Yannick ... Loves Jesus and is committed to serving Him ... Currently spends most of her time on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean ... Enjoys reading and studying the Bible, listening to Christian music, going to church and missionary trips to Africa, swimming, walking, cycling, boating, jet skiing, going to the beach, the spa, wildlife/animals, playing cards, all board games and puzzles ... Favorite color is white; favorite cuisine is Japanese food with green tea and LOTS of ginger ... Has two long-haired Chihuahuas, Gilbert and Ginger.
Winner (18): 2005 - San Diego, Moscow; 2004 - 's-Hertogenbosch; 2000 - Hilton Head, Roland Garros; 1999 - Linz; 1998 - Paris [Indoors], Amelia Island, Moscow, Luxembourg; 1997 - Rome; 1995 - Australian Open, Tokyo [Nichirei]; 1993 - Filderstadt; 1992 - Cesena, Palermo, San Juan; 1991 - Palermo; 1990 - ITF/New Braunfels; 1989 - ITF/Pa York, PA-USA.
Finalist (23): 2006 - Paris [Indoors]; 2005 - Roland Garros, US Open, Tour Championships; 2004 - Paris [Indoors]; 1999 - Gold Coast, Hamburg, Rome, Filderstadt; 1998 - San Diego; 1997 - Australian Open, Amelia Island, Berlin, Tour Championships; 1996 - Amelia Island; 1995 - Paris [Indoors], Zürich; 1994 - Houston, Roland Garros, Leipzig, Filderstadt, Philadelphia; 1993 - Palermo.
Winner (10): 2003 - Los Angeles (w/Stubbs); 2000 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Roland Garros (both w/Hingis); 1999 - Toronto (w/Novotna), Leipzig (w/Neiland); 1998 - Amelia Island (w/Cacic), Moscow (w/Zvereva); 1997 - Hamburg (w/Huber); 1996 - Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/Coetzer); 1991 - Palermo (w/Langrova); 1990 - ITF/New Braunfels, TX-USA (w/Santrock), ITF/Brindisi-ITA (w/Testud); 1989 - ITF/Ranoke, VA-USA, ITF/Pa York, PA-USA (both w/McCarthy).
Finalist (6): 2003 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Petrova); 2000 - Sydney, Australian Open (both w/Hingis); 1994 - Paris [Indoors] (w/Temesvari); 1992 - Philadelphia (w/Martínez); 1990 - Sao Paulo (w/Spadea).
Winner (1): 2005 - Wimbledon (w/Bhupathi).
French Fed Cup Team, 1990-92, 1994-97, 2003-05; French Olympic Team, 1992, 1996, 2004.
Career in Review
1989 - Played first three Tour main draws, falling 1r at Hilton Head, Houston and Nashville; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
1990 - Reached SF at Athens (made Top 100 debut shortly afterwards on October 1, rising from No.106 to No.100); made Grand Slam main draw debut at Roland Garros (l. 2r); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
1991 - Won first Tour singles title at Palermo (d. Cecchini in final; made Top 50 debut afterwards on July 15, rising from No.91 to No.40); reached SF once and QF twice; won one Tour doubles title.
1992 - Won three Tour singles titles, at Cesena (d. Tanvier in final), Palermo (d. Schultz-McCarthy in final) and San Juan (d. G.Fernandez in final); reached SF once (Essen; made Top 20 debut afterwards on February 10, rising from No.27 to No.19) and QF twice.
1993 - Won one Tour singles title at Filderstadt (d. Zvereva in final); runner-up at Palermo (l. to Bobkova in final); reached SF twice (incl. Tour Championships; d. Sabatini and Navratilova for first Top 10 wins) and QF six times (incl. Australian Open; first Grand Slam QF).
1994 - First Top 10 season; runner-up five times, at Houston (l. to Hack in final), Roland Garros (first Grand Slam final; l. to Sánchez-Vicario), Leipzig (l. to Novotna in final), Filderstadt and Philadelphia (l. to Huber both times); reached SF three times (incl. Tour Championships) and QF three times (incl. US Open); had two wins over No.1 Graf (Roland Garros SF, Tour Championships QF); made Top 10 debut on June 6 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.12 to No.7).
1995 - Another Top 10 season; won first Grand Slam title at Australian Open (d. Sánchez-Vicario in final; was first Frenchwoman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Durr at 1967 Roland Garros; also reached career-high No.3 afterwards on January 30, rising from No.5 to No.3); won another Tour singles title at Tokyo [Nichirei] (d. Sánchez-Vicario in final); runner-up twice, at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Graf in final) and Zürich (l. to Majoli in final); reached SF twice and QF four times.
1996 - Runner-up at Amelia Island (l. to Spirlea in final); reached SF once and QF twice (incl. Wimbledon); won one Tour doubles title.
1997 - Another Top 10 season; won one Tour singles title at Rome (d. Martínez in final); runner-up four times, at Australian Open (l. to Hingis in final), Amelia Island (l. to Davenport in final), Berlin (l. to M.Fernandez in final) and Tour Championships (d. No.1 Hingis en route to final; l. to Novotna); reached SF once and QF three times; won one Tour doubles title; member of title-winning French Fed Cup team.
1998 - Another Top 10 season; won four Tour singles titles, at Paris [Indoors] (d. Van Roost in final), Amelia Island (d. Martínez in final), Moscow (d. Seles in final) and Luxembourg (d. Farina Elia in final); runner-up at San Diego (d. No.1 Hingis en route to final; l. to Davenport); reached QF three times (incl. Australian Open, Tour Championships); won two Tour doubles titles.
1999 - Another Top 10 season; won one Tour singles title at Linz (d. Testud in final); runner-up four times, at Gold Coast (l. to Schnyder in final), Hamburg, Rome (l. to V.Williams both times) and Filderstadt (l. to Hingis in final); reached SF three times and QF eight times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); won two Tour doubles titles.
2000 - Another Top 10 season; won second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros (d. No.1 Hingis in SF and Martínez in final); returned to career-high No.3 afterwards on June 12 (rose from No.7 to No.3; first reached No.3 after winning first Grand Slam title at 1995 Australian Open); also won one Tour singles title earlier in season at Hilton Head (d. Sánchez-Vicario in final); reached SF twice and QF twice; won two Tour doubles titles (incl. first Grand Slam doubles title at Australian Open w/Hingis); suffered right shoulder injury in summer, forcing retirement in US Open 4r and withdrawal from all remaining events of season (incl. Tour Championships).
2001 - First non-Top 20 season in a decade, ending at No.130; played first five months of season, best results being one SF and one QF; withdrew from two events in spring w/ankle tendonitis, then from Roland Garros and all remaining events of season w/chronic inflammation of lumbar spine.
2002 - Returned to Top 100 after injury-plagued 2001; fell as low as No.295 during spring; best result was one QF (Roland Garros; as No.132 WC, was lowest-ranked player ever to reach QF there, since equaled by Suárez Navarro in 2008).
2003 - Reached SF twice and QF twice; won one Tour doubles title; also member of title-winning French Fed Cup team.
2004 - Won one Tour singles title at 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Zakopalova in final; first Tour singles title on grass); runner-up at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Clijsters in final); reached QF twice (incl. Olympics); withdrew from Australian Open w/lack of fitness.
2005 - Seventh and most recent Top 10 season; went 12-8 to start, best result being QF at Indian Wells but suffering seven pre-QF exits (incl. falling 1r at Australian Open); went 29-4 rest of season, winning 17th and 18th Tour singles titles at San Diego (d. Sugiyama in first Tour singles final between 30-and-over players since 1995 Birmingham) and Moscow (was down 6-0 in third set tie-break against Likhovtseva in SF, winning 75 46 76(6); d. Schiavone in final) and reaching two Grand Slam finals in a season for first time, finishing runner-up at Roland Garros (d. No.1 Davenport en route to becoming first over-30 woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final since Navratilova at 1994 Wimbledon; l. to Henin) and US Open (l. to Clijsters in final), also finishing runner-up at Tour Championships (d. Davenport en route to final for seventh career win over a reigning world No.1; l. to Mauresmo); only pre-final loss between Roland Garros and end of season was QF at Wimbledon (l. to V.Williams); won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Wimbledon (w/Bhupathi).
2006 - Began season with 2r loss at Australian Open and runner-up finish at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Mauresmo in final), then withdrew from all events from February until summer (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) w/right foot injury; returned with QF finish at San Diego in July, then suffered pre-QF exits at all five events afterwards (incl. at last event of season at Linz, suffering left knee injury and retiring in 2r match against Zvonareva).
2007 - Did not play due to continuing rehabilitation of left knee.
2008 - Did not play due to continuing rehabilitation of left knee.
2009 - Did not play.
2010 - Did not play.
2011 - Did not play.
2012 - Did not play.
2013 - Did not play.