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Coached by father, Gerhard Schruff ... Started playing at age 5 when father introduced her at neighborhood tennis courts ... Baseliner who favors backhand drop shot, clay courts ... Mother is Ingrid; both parents play recreational tennis ... Has cat, Trixi ... Favorites include author Joy Fielding, actress Julia Roberts and Italian cuisine ... Favorite past-times include shopping, going out with boyfriend, friends ... Relaxes by listening to music ... Considers herself quiet, friendly ... Admires father because he is so hard-working.

Career Highlights

Winner: 2009 - ITF/Latina-ITA.
Finalist (1): 2003 - Estoril.
Semifinalist (1): 2007 - Acapulco.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2007 - Prague; 2006 - Auckland, Canberra, Doha, Palermo; 2005 - Hasselt.

Winner: 2009 - ITF/Latina-ITA (w/Brianti); 2006 - ITF/Bordeaux-FRA (w/Foretz); 2001 - ITF/Bari-ITA (w/Tarjan), ITF/Cuneo-ITA (w/Masarykova).
Finalist (2): 2008 - Vina del Mar (w/Koryttseva); 2004 - Filderstadt (w/Groenefeld).

German Fed Cup Team, 2004-06.

Career in Review

1998 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.

1999 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first Tour qualifying at Hannover, Hamburg and Klagenfurt; also played on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Fell in Tour qualifying five times; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Fell in Tour qualifying six times; also played on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first Tour main draw at Estoril, reaching first Tour singles final (l. to Serna); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open).

2004 - Reached 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon).

2005 - First Top 100 season; QF at Hasselt; reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r three times; fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying seven times; had first Top 10 win in Berlin 2r (No.6 Myskina); made Top 100 debut on May 9 (after Berlin; rose from No.107 to No.82).

2006 - Second Top 100 season; QF four times, at Auckland, Canberra, Doha and Palermo; reached 3r once and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying five times; had four Top 20 wins, at Auckland (No.17 Likhovtseva), Australian Open (No.9 Dementieva; second Top 10 win), Amelia Island (No.17 Likhovtseva) and Palermo (No.18 Pennetta); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - SF at Acapulco (l. to Loit); QF at Prague; reached 2r once (Australian Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying eight times.

2008 - Reached 2r five times; fell 1r twice (incl. Australian Open) and in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); missed June and July (incl. Wimbledon) w/illness.