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Coached by Hans Felius...An all-court player who considers pressure from baseline and offense as her best strengths...Father, Hans, and mother, Els, own and manage a compressors company; is an only child...Parents play club-level tennis...Graduated high school in May 1991...Other sports interests include golf and soccer...Favorite books are The Firm and The Whisperer; favorite movie is Conspiracy Theory; favorite cities to visit are Melbourne and New York.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1997 - ITF/Poitiers-FRA; 1991 - ITF/Le Havre-FRA.
Finalist (1): Budapest.
Semifinalst (4): 1999 - Antwerp; 1995 - Brighton; 1994 - Hobart, Tokyo [Pan Pacific].
Quarterfinalist (10): 2001 - Doha; 2000 - Hannover; 1999 - 's-Hertogenbosch; 1998 - Madrid, Rosmalen; 1996 - Rosmalen; 1995 - Delray Beach; 1994 - Osaka; 1993 - Linz, Jakarta.
Winner (3): 1996 - Paris Indoors (w/Novotna), Leipzig (w/Tauziat), Luxembourg(w/Tauziat).
Finalist (7): 2002 - Porto (w/Serna); 2001 - Doha (w/Oremans), Antwerp (w/Oremans); 2000 - Olympics (w/Oremans); 1999 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Black); 1996 - Rosmalen (w/Sukova); 1994 - Prague (w/L. Golarsa).
Winner (1): 1994 - Roland Garros (w/Oosting).
Semifinalist (2): 2000 - Australian Open (w/Adams), Roland Garros (w/Woodforde).
Quarterfinalist (1): 1998 - Roland Garros (w/Johnson).
Dutch Fed Cup Team 1993-97, 1999, 2001-03. Dutch Olympic Team 2000.
Career in Review
1994 - At Roland Garros, won mixed doubles, her first-ever Grand Slam title, with countryman Menno Oosting; ranked No. 90, upended No. 6 Novotna in 2r of 1994 Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; went on to d. Shriver in QF to reach second-ever SF before falling to eventual tournament champion Graf
1996 - Reached world No. 30 after reaching 3r of Australian Open; collected second career victory over a Top 10 player at Rosmalen, upending No. 10 Mag. Maleeva
1999 - Upset No. 2 seed Kremer at Antwerp en route to fourth career SF and first in four years; saved a mp to d. home favorite Appelmans in three tie-break sets in QF; reached QF at 's-Hertogenbosch in native Holland, upsetting No. 6 seed and 1997 champion Dragomir in 1r; also reached doubles final, first in three years; upset Rubin in 1r of Wimbledon and reached doubles QF w/Sidot; won three of four matches in Fed Cup qualifying play, including wins over Sugiyama and Zvereva; out of action second half of season with a stress fracture to a rib behind right shoulder blade
2000 - Doubles Silver Medalist with Oremans at 2000 Olympics, upsetting the No. 6 seed Australian team in 2r; at Australian Open, ousted No. 15 seed Huber in 1r, reached SF in mixed doubles and QF in doubles; upset a seed in 1r of a Grand Slam for second time in year when she stunned No. 14 seed Halard-Decugis at Wimbledon; quarterfinalist in doubles; world No. 88, collected best-ever win at Hannover, d. world No. 5 Tauziat for third career victory over a Top 10 player and first in four years, reaching fourth career QF at a Tier II or higher tournament; d. world No. 30 Zvereva in 1r; continued strong season at Budapest, d. No. 4 seed to reach first final on the WTA Tour; reached mixed doubles SF at Roland Garros with Mark Woodforde; surpassed $1-million mark in career prize money
2001 - At Doha, upset No. 5 seed Tanasugarn to reach QF and reached the doubles final; as a qualifier at Wimbledon, won 1r and then led No. 8 seed and eventual finalist Henin by a set and 4-1 before falling; ret. during match at Dubai with a left thigh strain; reached doubles final at Antwerp
2002 - Qualified for Australian Open and d. qualifier Pizzichini before falling to world No. 29, No. 20 seed Grande 76(4) 75; LL into Doha and d. Gersi 62 62 before falling to No. 21-ranked, No. 4 seed Tanasugarn 62 63; reached QF in doubles at Indian Wells w/Oremans; reached doubles final at Porto w/Serna; playing for the Netherlands in a Fed Cup World Group playoff versus Australia, split her singles matches (d. Dominikovic in 3s, l. to Molik 10-8 in the third set) before l. the deciding doubles match 76 76 with Oremans; ret. in final round of qualifying at Helsinki with a right knee medial ligament sprain
2003 - Reached doubles SF at Paris, Estoril and Warsaw w/Serna; qualified for German Open and l. 1r to Schiavone 36 75 63