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Coached by Jürgen Waber ... Began playing tennis at age 11 when mother, Elisabeth, introduced her to sport; father's name is Leopold; has one sister, Sabine; has one daugther, Tina, born on July 28, 2001 ... Speaks German, English ... Most memorable experience is giving birth to daughter ... Enjoys skiiing, rollerskating ... Likes Italian food ... Admires boyfriend Christophe, who gave up job to assist with her tennis.
Winner (2): 2009 - Prague; 2007 - Pattaya City; 2005 - ITF/Fontanafredda-ITA, ITF/Bronx-USA; 2003 - ITF/Jersey-GBR, ITF/Cardiff-GBR, ITF/Nottingham-GBR, ITF/Valasske Mezirici-CZE; 2002 - ITF/Grenoble-FRA, ITF/Mostar-BIH, ITF/Innsbruck-AUT.
Winner: 2003 - ITF/Porto-POR (w/Dell'Angelo).
Austrian Fed Cup Team, 2003-04, 2006-08, 2010; Austrian Olympic Team, 2008.
Career in Review
1995 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
1996 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
1997 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
1998 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times.
1999 - Fell in WTA qualifying six times.
2000 - Played first WTA main draw at Klagenfurt, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying seven times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open).
2001 - Did not play; gave birth to daughter Tina.
2002 - Won first three singles titles on ITF Circuit (incl. in first tournament back after becoming a mother); fell in WTA qualifying twice.
2003 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying 11 times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won four singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Fell 1r four times and in qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors).
2005 - First Top 100 season; QF twice, at Kolkata and Linz; reached 2r once; fell 1r four times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. other three majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on August 22 (rose from No.103 to No.93).
2006 - Another Top 100 season; SF at Pattaya City (l. to Peer); QF at Bangkok; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and 2r six times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 14 times (incl. Roland Garros); made Top 50 debut on May 15 (after Berlin; rose from No.53 to No.47).
2007 - First Top 30 season; won first WTA title at Pattaya City (d. Dulko 75 36 75 in final; saved 3mp down 5-3 third set); first mother to win a WTA title since Arraya at 1989 San Juan (since joined by Davenport, Clijsters); SF four times, at Hobart (l. to Bardina), Indian Wells (l. to Kuznetsova), Amelia Island (l. to Petrova) and Stanford (l. to Mirza); QF twice, at Eastbourne and Portoroz; reached 4r twice (Roland Garros, US Open), 3r three times and 2r eight times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 20 debut on August 6 (after San Diego; rose from No.21 to No.20).
2008 - Second Top 30 season; QF four times, at Doha, Los Angeles, Olympics (l. to Zvonareva) and US Open (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Jankovic); reached 3r twice and 2r 13 times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros).
2009 - Another Top 100 season; won second WTA title at Prague (d. Schiavone in final); QF twice, at Indian Wells (withdrew w/left shoulder injury) and Cincinnati (d. S.Williams en route; now 2-0 against S.Williams); reached 2r 11 times (incl. Roland Garros - l. to Czink 46 63 108; held mp at 6-5 third set); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors); withdrew from Ponte Vedra Beach, Charleston and Stuttgart w/left shoulder injury.
2010 - Sixth straight Top 100 season; SF at Kuala Lumpur (l. to Dementieva); QF at Pattaya City; reached 2r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); withdrew from Ponte Vedra Beach and Charleston w/Achilles injury and from Stanford w/illness.
2011 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon); played last career event at Bad Gastein (l. to Meusburger in 2r), retiring immediately afterwards.