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Personal

Parents introduced her to the game at age 11...Father's name is Steven; mother's name is Ling; has two younger sisters, Stephanie and Kathy, who both play tennis...Graduated from high school in 1992; attended the University of California-Los Angeles for three years, studying political science...In high school, participated in track, cross country and basketball; set school track records in the 1600m (5:23) and 3200m (11:46), and was named to the all-state cross country team three times; named to all-state second team in basketball...Most memorable experience was playing in her first Grand Slam tournament, the 1996 US Open...Admires her parents for their unconditional love, calling them selfless people who are her 'rock of support'...Tennis player most admired is Amy Frazier for being the most down-to-earth and caring person for someone as good as she is...Favorite place to visit is Seattle, Washington, USA...Favorite food is her mom's cooking; favorite color is black...Other sports interests include running and basketball...Enjoys reading and writing letters.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1996 - ITF/Peachtree City, Georgia-USA, ITF/Austin, Texas-USA; 1995 - ITF/Kuroshio II-JPN, ITF/Kugayama-JPN, ITF/Kyoto-JPN, ITF/Manila-PHI.
Semifinalist (2): 1999 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1998 - Quebec City.
Quarterfinalist (1): 1999 - Oklahoma City.

Career in Review

1995 - Won three ITF Circuit events in three weeks in Japan; won fourth ITF Circuit event a month later in Philippines (only set she lost was to her sister, Stephanie)
1996 - Seeded No. 5, won fifth ITF Circuit title at ITF/Peachtree City-USA; unseeded, won sixth title at ITF/Austin-USA, d. Barabanschikova in final
1998 - Ranked No. 128 at Quebec City, garnered career-best win over world No. 12 Testud to reach first SF on WTA Tour
1999 - Competing in first Grand Slams outside the United States and playing in second career Grand Slam main draw (first in two-and-a-half years), d. Australian wildcard Ellwood in 1r of the Australian Open; ranked No. 84, d. world No. 32 Frazier, en route to QF finish at Oklahoma City, and reached a ranking of No. 76; reached second SF on WTA Tour at Japan Open; d. Viele 63 61 in Viele's debut WTA Tour event at Tokyo [Princess Cup]