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Trains at Royal Lawn Tennis Club in Stockholm...Married Niclas Svensson on December 8, 2001, and travels on the tour with him; maiden name is Carlsson...FatherÆs name is Lennart; motherÆs name is Signe; has an older brother, Johan, and a younger sister, Anna...Graduated from high school in 1991...Likes to play golf, see friends and family, read, shop and write e-mails...Loves to be home in Sweden during the summer.
Winner (2): 2002 - Bol; 1999 - Kuala Lumpur; 1995 - ITF/Stockholm-SWE; 1992 - ITF/Helsinki-FIN; 1991 - ITF/Ljusdals-SWE.
Finalist (2): 1995 - Houston; 1994 - Prague.
Winner (7): 2004 - Memphis (Tu); 2003 - Bogota (w/Srebotnik), Acapulco (w/Loit); 2001 - Casablanca (w/Bacheva), Pattaya City (w/Tulyaganova); 2000 - Hannover (w/Zvereva); 1999 - Pattaya City (w/Loit). Finalist (9): 2002 - Gold Coast (w/Oremans), Amelia Island (w/Salerni); 2001 - Dubai (w/Habsudova); 2000 - Paris Indoors (w/Loit), Sopot (w/Grande); 1999 - Palermo (w/Jeyaseelan); 1998 - Sopot (w/Noorlander), Istanbul (w/Labat) 1994 - Linz (w/Schneider).
Swedish Fed Cup Team 1993-02. Swedish Junior Team 1989-92.
Career in Review
1990 - Debuted at three ITF Circuit events
1991 - Won first singles title at ITF/Ljusdals-SWE
1992 - Turned pro; played first Tour qualifying at Essen and later made debut at Kuala Lumpur; on ITF Circuit, won ITF/Helsinki-FIN and reached two other finals
1993 - Appeared in seven Tour events, four times as a qualifier and once as a LL; reached first QF at Schenectady; played first Grand Slam qualifying at Australian Open; made Fed Cup debut for Sweden
1994 - Breakthrough season, rising 98 spots to No. 69 after reaching first Tour SF at Houston, followed by first final at Prague (l. to Coetzer), then making Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros; qualified for Amelia Island, Leipzig and Essen; reached 2r at US Open; reached first Tour doubles final at Linz (w/Schneider)
1995 - First Top 50 finish; runner-up at Houston (l. to Graf), semifinalist at Bournemouth and quarterfinalist at Prague, San Diego and Moscow; d. world No. 17 Raymond (first Top 20 win) to reach 3r at Los Angeles; won ITF/Stockholm-SWE
1996 - In consecutive events reached Essen SF and Linz QF; d. Sabatini in the ArgentineÆs third- and second-to-last career singles matches - en route to first Grand Slam 4r at US Open and in Filderstadt 1r; reached career-high ranking of No. 28 on April 1
1997 - Third consecutive Top 50 finish; reached SF at Rosmalen, QF at Gold Coast, Linz and Cardiff, 4r at Miami and 3r at Australian Open
1998 - Reached SF at Bratislava and 3r at Roland Garros
1999 - Season highlighted by first-ever Tour singles title at Kuala Lumpur (d. de Lone in final); reached QF at Antwerp and Pattaya City and 3r at Roland Garros for second straight year; won first Tour doubles title at Pattaya City (w/Loit)
2000 - Seventh consecutive Top 10 finish; best results were QF at Madrid, 4r at Roland Garros (d. former champion Majoli in 2r and world No. 11 Testud in 3r for career-best win to date) and 3r at Australian Open; won Hannover doubles title (w/Zvereva)
2001 - Semifinalist at Palermo; qualified for Hamburg, Berlin, Rome and New Haven; in doubles, won Casablanca (w/Bacheva) and Pattaya City (w/Tulyganova); first non-Top 100 finish since 1993
2002 - Ended two-and-a-half-year title drought by winning Bol (d. Majoli in final); also reached QF at Helsinki and 3r at Australian Open; helped Sweden advance to 2003 Fed Cup World Group by winning deciding doubles rubber vs. Switzerland 75 third set
2003 - Injury-plagued season; in doubles, won Bogota (w/Srebotnik) and Acapulco (w/Loit); went 4-9 in singles - reached Bogota 2r and qualified for Miami, retiring during 1r match vs. Craybas with right Achilles tendonitis that forced her withdrawal from subsequent tournaments; in October, won doubles title at ITF/Nottingham-GBR (w/Ejeson)
2004 - Competed with SR of 92, reaching 2r once (at Memphis, d. No.116 Perry 76(13) 61 in 1r, first set tie-break tied for sixth-longest in Open Era, l. to No.62 Brandi); on Tour, won doubles title at Memphis (w/Tu - in only second time together, d. Sharapova/Zvonareva in final), also won one doubles title on ITF Circuit