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Coached by Craig Morris...All-court player who likes all court surfaces...Mother's name is Maria; father's name is Alex; has a younger sister named Maria...Hobbies include yoga, body boarding, rock climbing, painting, reading and watching performances...Favorite city to visit is Melbourne - even though it's her home, says she often feels like a tourist there...Favorite movies include Power of One, Gladiator and Breaking Away; favorite actors include Sean Connery, Matt Damon, Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett...Favorite books are April Fools Day by Bryce Courtney, The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan, and Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav...Graduated from high school in 2000...Admires many people, including the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Gary Zukav...Tennis player most admired is Andre Agassi because of his attitude toward his experiences on court and off...Likes being a pro tennis player because of the lifestyle, traveling, meeting people and the chance to learn, but doesn't like the jet lag.
Winner: 2008 - ITF/Naples-ITA; 2001 - ITF/Mackay-AUS; 2000 - ITF/Swansea-GBR.
Winner: 2008 - ITF/Biarritz-FRA (w/Muller); 2007 - ITF/Kalgoorlie-AUS (w/Hewson); 2006 - ITF/Felixstowe-GBR (w/Musgrave), ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS (w/Grandin); 2004 - ITF/Raleigh, NC-USA (w/Cargill); 2003 - ITF/Dothan, AL-USA (w/Sequera), ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS (w/Lehnhoff); 2002 - ITF/Jackson, MS-USA (w/McShea), ITF/Peachtree, GA-USA (w/Embry); 2000 - ITF/Corona-AUS (w/Watson).
Finalist (1): 2002 - Hobart (w/Barclay).
Australian Fed Cup Team, 2001.
Career in Review
1998 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Australia.
1999 - Played Australian Open qualifying; continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2000 - Played Gold Coast and Australian Open qualifying; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Played first two Tour main draws, reaching 2r at Gold Coast (as WC, d. No.4 seed Panova in 1r before falling to Kruger in 3s) and falling 1r at Australian Open (as WC, l. to No.5 seed Martinez); fell in Tour qualifying four times (incl. other three Grand Slams); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Played five Tour main draws, reaching 2r at Roland Garros (as WC, d. Kournikova in 1r before falling to No.14 seed Tulyaganova) and falling 1r at Gold Coast, Hobart and Australian Open (as WC, l. to No.4 seed Clijsters); fell in Tour qualifying five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Fell 1r at Roland Garros (as WC, l. to Garbin); fell in Tour qualifying three times (incl. other three Grand Slams); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Fell 1r at Hobart, Roland Garros (as WC, l. to Marrero 97 third set) and Wimbledon (as qualifier, l. to Perebiynis); fell in Tour qualifying three times (incl. other two Grand Slams); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Fell in Canberra qualifying; continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Fell 1r at Hobart (as qualifier) and in Tour qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Fell in Tour qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.