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Coached by Benny Sims since May 1998 ... Father, Edward, is a judge; mother, Bernadette, is a retired teacher; older sister, La Shon, is a teacher; younger brother, Edward, attended Louisiana State University on a tennis scholarship and plans to play professionally ... Graduated from Episcopal School of Acadiana in 1993 with honors ... Enjoys reading, watching sports events, especially ice skating, and horseback riding ... Considers Bo Jackson the best all-around athlete ... Highly involved in local and state communities, often conducting clinics (at least a dozen a year), including one in October 1997 to introduce tennis to minority females; a member of Athletes Against Drugs, for which she makes appearances; Wheelchair Tennis spokeswoman for 1993; involved with ChildrenÆs Museum, American Heart Association and Special Olympics causes ... Donated funds to Bishop Charity Fund, an organization in her hometown which benefits the needy ... Supports the WomenÆs Sports Foundation with yearly appearances at its Women and Girls in Sports Day ... Made appearance on behalf of the United Negro College Fund along with Rosie Casals, Zina Garrison and others ... Hosts an annual clinic in New Orleans for about 1,500 children ... Donated more than $12,000 to support wheelchair tennis, the American Tennis Association and to start a grassroots tennis program at two Louisiana schools ... Established the Chanda Rubin Foundation in association with the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation, and proposed a tennis gala fund-raiser for the foundation which will work to promote tennis and education by providing funding specifically for youth playing opportunities and scholarships; objectives include supporting the above programs monetarily and adding at least three more schools per year to the grassroots tennis program; one of the current commitments of The Chanda Rubin Foundation is sponsoring a circuit of eight ITF Juior tournaments called the Chanda Rubin ITF Circuit û in six years, it has grown to encompass tournaments throughout the United States.

Career Highlights

Winner (7): 2003 - Madrid, Eastbourne; 2002 - Eastbourne, Los Angeles; 2000 - QuTbec City; 1999 - Hobart; 1997 - Linz; 1996 - ITF/Salzburg 2-AUT; 1995 - ITF/Midland-USA.

Winner (10): 2000 - Stanford (w/Testud), Linz (w/Mauresmo); 1999 - Filderstadt (w/Testud); 1996 - Australian Open, Amelia Island (both w/Sanchez-Vicario), Oklahoma City, Indian Wells (both w/Schultz-McCarthy); 1995 - Prague (w/Wild); 1994 - Hobart (w/Wild); 1993 - Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/Raymond).

Semifinalist (1): 1995 - US Open (w/MacPhie).

United States Fed Cup Team 1995-97, 1999, 2003, 2004. United States Olympic Team 1996, 2004. United States Pan American Team 1995.