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Father, Jeff, is an ophthalmologist; mother, Sally, is a paralegal who was a nationally-ranked junior player (No. 6 in Girls 14s, No. 1 in doubles); has two older brothers: Jeff played college tennis at Berkeley and Robert played at Colorado...Moved from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, to Bradenton, Florida, USA, in 1994 to attend the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Evansville, IN-USA; 2002 - ITF/Fullerton-USA, ITF/College Park (USA); 2001 - ITF/College Park-USA; 2000 - ITF/Mexico City 2-MEX; 1998 - ITF/Tampico-MEX.
Semifinalist (2): 2002 - Bali, Tokyo [Japan Open].
Quarterfinalist (2): 2003 - Memphis (w/Granville); 2001 - Oklahoma City (w/Craybas).
Career in Review
1996 - Debuted on ITF Circuit at two events, reaching QF at second appearance
1997 - Debuted on WTA Tour at Philadelphia (after a failed attempt to qualify at Oklahoma City earlier in the year), falling to world No. 16 Schultz-McCarthy; reached two ITF Circuit SF
1998 - Lost 1r at Indian Wells, and failed to qualify at three other WTA Tour events, including the US Open; competed at five ITF Circuit events (once as a LL), winning first singles title at ITF/Tampico-MEX when opponent, Varmuza, ret.
1999 - Failed to qualify at two WTA Tour events; competed at eight ITF Circuit events, twice as a qualifier, and reached 2r three times
2000 - Failed to qualify for three WTA Tour events, including US Open (second attempt); appeared in 15 ITF Circuit events, three times as a qualifier, capturing second title (ITF/Mexico City-MEX) and reaching one QF
2001 - Made Grand Slam debut, at US Open (as a WC), and won 1r match against world No. 41 Weingartner; failed to qualify at five other Tour events, including Australian Open; competed at 19 ITF Circuit events (once as a qualifier), claiming one title (career-third) and one final
2002 - In addition to a 1998 title, captured an ITF Circuit singles title three years consecutively, most recently at ITF/Fullerton-USA, by passing top seed Irvin in QF; at Miami, as world No. 118, received WC,spot but was forced to ret. 1r against fellow WC Dulko at 1-4 due to a stomach virus; qualified for Strasbourg and won 1r over Pullin before falling to No. 2 seed and eventual champion Farina Elia; top seeded, won fifth title on ITF Circuit and second of year at ITF/College Park-USA; as Canadian Open qualifier, d. WC Nejedly before l. to former world No. 1 Capriati; ranking moved up to No. 102; received a WC into second US Open, falling to qualifier Zuluaga 1r; at Hawaii, ret. in 2r with a left foot sprain; career-first SF appearance came in Bali (as a qualifier), d. No. 5 seed Ad. Serra Zanetti, Morariu and Marrero before falling to former world No. 2 C. Martinez; cracked Top 100 at No. 87; at Tokyo [Japan Open], reached second SF in as many weeks with an upset of former world No. 1 Sanchez-Vicario in 2r; ranking reached No. 77
2003 - Made debut at Australian Open, her first Grand Slam event outside of the United States (l. 1r to No. 16 seed Dechy); finished 4r at Miami as a WC upsetting No. 11 seed Myskina in her opening match (following a 1r bye) and No. 17 seed Sugiyama (l. to former world No. 1 Capriati, the No. 6 seed); following Miami, ranking rose from No. 85 to No. 68 ret. 1r at Madrid vs. No. 5 seed Sußrez due to a right wrist sprain (a recurring injury); Roland Garros debut ended with 1r loss to qualifier Kleinova; l. 1r at US Open to No. 12 seed C. Martinez, failing to win a Grand Slam match during 2003 season; at Quebec City was forced to ret. in doubles 1r w/Baker due to a sprained right ankle.
2005 - Won sixth career pro singles title at $10K ITF/Evansville, IN-USA, defeating Miller in final.