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Coached by Alessandro Piccari and Francesco Piccari ... Father, Alois, is a fabric manufacturer; mother, Marianne, is a retired teacher; brothers are Stefan and Michael ... Introduced to tennis at age 7 by parents ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is forehand ... Speaks German, Italian and English ... Favorite things include good pasta, fish and meat, the movie Gladiator, pop music, skiing, watching TV and travelling ... Admires Kim Clijsters.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (2): 2015 - Nürnberg; 2014 - Tashkent.
Finalist (2): 2015 - Bad Gastein; 2008 - Antwerp.

DOUBLES
Finalist (3): 2015 - Katowice (w/Barbieri); 2014 - Bucharest (w/Buyukakcay); 2007 - Palermo (w/Canepa).

ADDITIONAL
Italian Fed Cup Team, 2008, 2013-14.

Career in Review

2015 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.51); won one WTA title at Nürnberg (d. Vinci in final); runner-up at Bad Gastein (l. to Stosur in final); SF at Baku (l. to Gasparyan); QF twice at Hobart and Marrakech; reached 3r once and 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors); more than six years after setting first career-high No.35 in February 2008, and having fallen as low as No.616 in the time since, set new career-high No.33 on August 24 (after New Haven); missed all post-US Open events w/right knee injury (withdrew from Tokyo [Japan Open], Wuhan and Moscow).

2014 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.56); won one WTA title at Tashkent (d. Jovanovski in final); SF twice at Nürnberg (l. to Bouchard) and Linz (l. to Giorgi); reached 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 15 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice.

2013 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.41); SF twice at Bogotá (l. to Jankovic) and Bad Gastein (l. to Meusburger); QF twice at Acapulco and Luxembourg; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r once (US Open) and 2r five times; fell 1r four times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying five times.

2012 - SF at Estoril (l. to Suárez Navarro); QF at Bogotá; reached 2r twice; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Fell 1r three times (incl. US Open and Luxembourg - l. to Niculescu 67(2) 75 76(3); held 2mp at 5-4 second set) and in qualifying twice; won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Reached 3r once and 2r once (Australian Open); fell 1r four times and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon).

2008 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Antwerp (l. to Henin in final); QF twice at Estoril and Guangzhou; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r three times; fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and in qualifying four times; set then-career-high No.35 on February 25 (a week after Antwerp); illness caused withdrawal from grass court season (incl. Wimbledon) and most of summer season (incl. Olympics).

2007 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.51); SF three times at Budapest (l. to Cirstea), Palermo (l. to Müller) and Bad Gastein (l. to Meusburger); reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r three times (incl. US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on April 16 (rose from No.102 to No.99) and Top 50 debut on July 30 (after Bad Gastein; rose from No.58 to No.46).

2006 - Played first four WTA main draws, reaching QF at Palermo and 2r at Luxembourg; fell 1r twice and in qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Played first WTA qualifying at Modena.

2004 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Italy.