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Coached by Andreas Spaniol; fitness trainer is Bernd Franke ... Father is Waldemar; mother is Hilde; has two sisters, Simone and Carmen ... Began playing tennis in 1991 when she took it up herself; began playing at a tennis club ... Favorite surface is hard ... Speaks German, English ... Favorite actor is Tom Hanks; favorite food and drink are pasta and diet cola ... Relaxes by listening to music; favorite types are rock and pop ... Admires Steffi Graf and Roger Federer because they are both very successful but very normal too.

Career Highlights

Winner: 2008 - ITF/La Palma-ESP, ITF/Hamburg-GER, ITF/Denain-FRA; 2006 - ITF/Belfort-FRA, ITF/Biberach-GER; 2005 - ITF/Oberhaching-GER, ITF/Montechoro-POR, ITF/Biberach-GER, ITF/Sunderland 2-GBR, ITF/Horb-GER, ITF/Glasgow-GBR, ITF/Nantes-FRA; 2004 - ITF/Bielefeld-GER.
Finalist (2): 2011 - Estoril; 2010 - Strasbourg.

Winner: 2009 - ITF/Shrewsbury-GBR (w/Meusburger); 2008 - ITF/Stuttgart-Vaihingen-GER (w/Siegemund), ITF/Joue-les-Tours-FRA (w/Jugic-Salkic); 2007 - ITF/Ismaning-GER (w/Goerges); 2006 - ITF/Belfort-FRA (w/Woerle); 2005 - ITF/Oberhaching-GER, ITF/Bielefeld-GER (both w/Perkovic), ITF/Hechingen-GER (w/Woehr).
Finalist (1): 2011 - Stuttgart (w/Woehr).

German Fed Cup Team, 2006, 2010.

Career in Review

2004 - Played first event of career at ITF/Bielefeld-GER, winning singles title.

2005 - Won seven singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played first five WTA main draws, falling 1r at each one, incl. Wimbledon (as qualifier) and US Open (as qualifier, l. to Mauresmo 61 75; led 5-2 second set); fell in qualifying seven times (incl. other two majors); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - First Top 100 season; fell in WTA qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); made Top 100 debut on October 20 (rose from No.110 to No.93); won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Another Top 100 season; QF twice, at Strasbourg and 's-Hertogenbosch; reached 3r once and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Another Top 100 season; reached first WTA final at Strasbourg (l. to Sharapova); QF at 's-Hertogenbosch; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in qualifying twice.

2011 - Fourth straight Top 100 season; reached second WTA final at Estoril (l. to Medina Garrigues); QF at Stuttgart; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times.