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Father, Jean-Pierre, is a physiotherapist; mother, Francoise Buyshaert, works in computer field; brother, Olivier, plays soccer and tennis; sister, Stephanie, is a student...In 1999, took a correspondence course in public relations...Favorite city is Brugge, a charming little town situated on a riverside in Belgium, and Durbuy...Likes to work on her computer, surf the Internet and go to the movies with her boyfriend, Bart...Favorite movie is Good Will Hunting.

Career Highlights

Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1993 - ITF/Sofia-BUL [Sept.], ITF/Bad Klein Kirchheim-AUT; 1992 - ITF/Koksijde-BEL.
Finalist (2): 1999 - Tashkent; 1996 - Cardiff.
Semifinalist (2): 2000 - Antwerp; 1996 - Jakarta.
Quarterfinalist (15): 2001 - Antwerp; 1999 - Cairo, 's-Hertogenbosch, Palermo; 1998 - Bogota; 1997 - Pattaya; 1996 - Linz, Birmingham; 1995 - Chicago, Amelia Island, Birmingham, Quebec City; 1994 - Paris Indoors, Taranto; 1993 - Budapest.

Winner (4): 1999 - Cairo (w/Sanchez-Vicario), Bratislava (w/Clijsters); 1998 - Istanbul (w/Babel); 1994 - Paris Indoors (w/Appelmans).
Finalist (5): 2000 - Leipzig (w/Clijsters); 1997 - Luxembourg (w/Babel); 1996 - Jakarta (w/Feber), Cardiff (w/Callens); 1995 - Jakarta (w/Feber).

Belgian Fed Cup Team 1993-98, 2000-02. Belgian Olympic Team 1996.

Career in Review

1996 - Competing for Belgium, d. Russian Kournikova in 1r at Olympics; defaulted 2r match to Seles at US Open due to a left knee injury, osteochondritis (inflammation of cartilage on the bone); underwent surgery and missed remainder of year
1998 - Collected second career doubles title on the WTA Tour, and first in four years, at Istanbul with M. Babel; with Schett, upset world Top 10 doubles players Sanchez-Vicario/Zvereva to reach SF at Leipzig
1999 - As a qualifier, rallied from a 62, 4-1 deficit against Shaughnessy and then upset No. 7 seed Smashnova to reach QF at Cairo, and won the doubles title; won second doubles title of season in Bratislava; reached second singles final of her career and first in three years at Taskent, falling to top seed Smashnova in final; reached QF in 's-Hertogenbosch and Palermo
2000 - Reached a final and three SF in doubles
2001 - As a WC at Antwerp reached QF (previous year there upset No. 5 seed Habsudova en route to fourth career SF)
2002 - Member of Belgian Fed Cup Team that d. Australia 3-1 in 1r (doubles match was abandoned due to rain); in Fed Cup play, lost her doubles match in Belgium's QF loss to Italy