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Coached by Ola Malmqvist ... All-court player whose favorite surface is hard court and best weapon is serve ... Began playing tennis at age 4 when father introduced her to the game at neighborhood courts ... Father’s name is Ronald Sr.; mother is Debra; has one brother, Ronald Jr. ... Both her father and brother play tennis ... Enjoys basketball, listening to music (prefers rap; favorite artist is Jay-Z); also likes actress Halle Berry ... Favorite food is chicken ... Favorite city is New York City, because “something new always happens” ... Self-described as easy-going ... Most admires parents because “they are very hard-working and never give up in life” ... Tennis player most admired is Althea Gibson for opening door for African-Americans in tennis ... Likes being a pro for travelling, meeting new people ... Graduated from high school (home schooled) in June 2003.
Winner: 2009 - ITF/Dothan, AL-USA, ITF/Albuquerque, NM-USA; 2008 - ITF/Lawrenceville, GA-USA; 2006 - ITF/Las Vegas, NV-USA; 2004 - ITF/Troy, AL-USA, ITF/Cary, NC-USA, ITF/Pittsburgh, PA-USA; 2003 - ITF/St. Paul, MN-USA, ITF/Los Gatos, CA-USA.
Winner: 2008 - ITF/Surprise, AZ-USA, ITF/La Quinta, CA-USA (both w/Gullickson), ITF/Midland, MI, USA (w/Harkleroad); 2003 - ITF/Fullerton, CA-USA, ITF/Troy, AL-USA (both w/Mattek-Sands), ITF/Eugene, OR-USA (w/Ashley); 2001 - ITF/Aventura, FL-USA (w/Morales).
American Fed Cup Team, 2006.
Career in Review
2000 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Played first Tour qualifying at Miami and US Open (both as WC); also played on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Played first four Tour main draws, falling 1r at all four (incl. US Open); fell in Tour qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2004 - First Top 100 season; QF at Auckland; reached 3r twice and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualiying three times; won three singles titles on ITF CIrcuit; made Top 100 debut on June 7 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.110 to No.88).
2005 - QF at Quebec City; reached 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying seven times; et. during Auckland 2r match w/right knee tendonitis, forcing withdrawals from Hobart, Australian Open and Indian Wells.
2006 - First Top 50 season; QF twice, at Memphis and Quebec City; reached 4r once (Wimbledon; first Grand Slam 4r), 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r three times; fell 1r six times (incl. other two majors) and in Tour qualifying twice; won one singles title on ITF Circuit; made Top 50 debut (at No.49) on July 17 (shortly after Wimbledon).
2007 - Best results in first half of season were three 2r finishes (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying once; withdrew from Fes and Birmingham w/right knee injury; did not play any tournaments after Wimbledon.
2008 - Fell 1r once (US Open) and in Tour qualifying once; won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.