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Currently without a coach ... Father is Arsalan (was a car mechanic); mother, Nouchine, is a physiotherapist; sister Caminde is a student; brother, Anauch, is a tennis coach ... Began playing tennis at age 8; baseliner whose favorite surface is hard ... Speaks French, Persian, English ... Enjoys Indian films, Persian poetry and music ... Favorite food is kebabs ... Won two tennis gold medals at Muslim Women Olympic Games in Iran ... Would have pursued astrophysics had she not been a tennis player ... Favorite players are Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi ... Goal is to be No.1.

Career Highlights

Winner (4): 2010 - Madrid, Bastad; 2009 - Strasbourg, Bali.
Finalist (3): 2011 - Dallas; 2008 - Auckland; 2007 - Istanbul.

French Fed Cup Team, 2010-11.

Career in Review

2013 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying five times (incl. Wimbledon).

2012 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros) and in qualifying 11 times (incl. other two majors).

2011 - Runner-up at Dallas (l. to Lisicki in final); QF at Baku; reached 3r twice and 2r five times (incl. Bastad - l. to Hercog 36 64 76(4); held mp at 6-5 third set); fell 1r 11 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying twice; withdrew from Rome, Strasbourg and Osaka w/illness.

2010 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.19); won third and fourth WTA titles at Madrid (d. V.Williams in final) and Bastad (d. Dulko in final); SF twice at Sydney (l. to S.Williams 36 75 64; led 63 52) and Birmingham (l. to Li); QF twice, at Palermo and Bali; reached 4r once, 3r once (Roland Garros - l. to Petrova 67(2) 64 108; held 3mp at 5-4 third set) and 2r 13 times (incl. other three majors); fell 1r five times; made Top 20 debut on April 5 (after Miami; rose from No.21 to No.20) and set career-high No.15 on October 11 (after Beijing; rose from No.16 to No.15).

2009 - First Top 30 season; won first two WTA titles at Strasbourg (d. Hradecka for title) and Bali (won title when Bartoli ret. in final w/left quad strain); SF at Auckland (l. to Dementieva); QF at Palermo; reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r twice and 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon and Rome - l. to A.Radwanska 46 62 76(7); held mp at 6-5 in third set tie-break); fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, US Open and Miami - l. to Pavlyuchenkova 46 75 63; held 3mp at 64 53).

2008 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Auckland (l. to Davenport in final); SF at Fès (l. to Dulko); reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times.

2007 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Istanbul (ret. vs. Dementieva in final w/left patella tendonitis); reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r 18 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - First Top 50 season; QF three times at Palermo, Hasselt and Kolkata; reached 4r once (US Open), 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r once; fell in qualifying nine times (incl. other two majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on July 24 (after Palermo; rose from No.102 to No.91) and Top 50 debut on November 13 year-end rankings (rose from No.51 to No.49).

2005 - Played first two WTA main draws, reaching 2r at Roland Garros (l. to Sharapova) but falling 1r at 's-Hertogenbosch; fell in qualifying twice; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Played first WTA qualifying at Roland Garros; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

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