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Coached by Jacques-Olivier Moers; practices with Lagardère Paris Racing Team ... Baseliner who prefers hardcourts; best asset is consistency ... Father, Claude, is a retired teacher; mother, Florence, is a retired engineer; has two older sisters, Valérie and Raphaelle ... Began playing at age 5 when parents took her to a nearby club ... Speaks French, English and a little Spanish ... Favorite movie is Gladiator; favorite actor is Jack Nicholson ... Favorite type of music is rock; favorite band is U2 ... Favorite food is Japanese; favorite drink is red wine ... Enjoys skiing, scuba diving, shopping, going to the cinema and reading ... Most memorable experience was playing Sharapova at the 2007 Australian Open ... Superstition is to stop wearing an outfit if she loses three times in a row with it ... Person most admired is Amélie Mauresmo, because she is "a great person and reached No.1" ... Goal is to reach Top 30.
Winner: 2008 - ITF/Las Vegas, NV-USA; 2006 - ITF/Lexington, KY-USA; 2005 - ITF/College Park, MD-USA; 2004 - ITF/Lexington, KY-USA; 2003 - ITF/Saint Raphael-FRA; 2002 - ITF/Joue-les-Tours-FRA, ITF/Saint Raphael-FRA; 2000 - ITF/Vilamoura-POR.
Semifinalist (4): 2008 - Guangzhou; 2007 - Auckland; 2006 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2004 - Vancouver.
Quarterfinalist (8): 2009 - Portoroz; 2008 - Estoril, Stockholm; 2007 - Prague, Fès, Tokyo [Japan Open], Bangkok; 2006 - Bangalore.
Winner: 1998 - ITF/Dinan-FRA (w/Vedy), ITF/Zadar-CRO (w/Visic).
Finalist (1): 2009 - Portoroz (w/Zakopalova).
Career in Review
1996 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
1997 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
1998 - Won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
1999 - Played first Tour qualifying at Roland Garros and Palermo; continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2000 - Fell in Tour qualifying once (Roland Garros); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Played first two Tour main draws, reaching 2r at Nice and falling 1r at Roland Garros (as WC); fell in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. other three majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Fell 1r twice (Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying 12 times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2004 - First Top 100 season; SF at Vancouver (l. to Granville); reached 2r once (Australian Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in Tour qualifying 11 times (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on September 13 (after US Open; rose from No.104 to No.100).
2005 - Reached 2r five times; fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open) and in Tour qualifying six times (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Second Top 100 season; SF at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Bartoli); QF at Bangalore; reached 2r twice (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r six times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying six times; played all four Grand Slams in a season for first time; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Third Top 100 season; SF at Auckland (ret. vs. Jankovic w/hip strain); QF four times, at Prague, Fès, Tokyo [Japan Open] and Bangkok; reached 2r six times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors); l. to Sharapova 63 46 97 in Australian Open 1r (trailed 5-0 third set; came back to serve for match at 7-6); fell in Tour qualifying three times.
2008 - Fourth Top 100 season in last five years, highlighted by SF at Guangzhou (l. to No.4 seed Peng) and two QF, at Estoril (as No.8 seed, l. to Benesova in 3s) and Stockholm (d. No.7 seed K.Bondarenko en route; ret. vs. top seed A.Radwanska w/GI illness); best result in 19 other Tour main draws was 3r at Birmingham (d. No.16 seed Rodionova en route; l. to Cetkovska in 3s); reached 2r seven times, incl. Australian Open (l. to No.8 seed V.Williams); fell 1r 11 times, incl. Roland Garros (l. to WC Johansson in 3s), Wimbledon (l. to qualifier Zahlavova Strycova 75 third set) and US Open (l. to No.17 seed Cornet); fell in Tour qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.