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Coached by Ola Malmqvist ... Father was in the army; mother was a homemaker; also has a half brother and sister (much older) ... Born in Germany (father was working there); moved to US when she was young ... Started playing at age 8 ... Strengths are athleticism and variety; favorite surface is hard ... Developed a wrist injury from age 15/16 and played with it for a few years; had surgery at age 19 and was really able to begin dedicating herself ... Tennis idols were Roger Federer and David Nalbandian ... Best tennis memory is winning first Grand Slam match at 2012 Australian Open; favorite tournament is Australian Open.
Finalist (1): 2013 - Eastbourne.
Finalist (1): 2011 - Québec City (w/Tatishvili).
American Fed Cup Team, 2013.
Career in Review
2014 - Injury-marred season (finishing No.339); played just one event at Auckland, reaching SF (withdrew prior to match vs. V.Williams w/hip injury); did not play rest of season due to hip injury (withdrew from Sydney, Australian Open, Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Roland Garros and rest of season).
2013 - Breakthrough first Top 30 season (finishing No.28); runner-up at Eastbourne (l. to Vesnina in final); SF three times at Auckland (l. to A.Radwanska), Brussels (l. to Kanepi) and Stanford (l. to A.Radwanska); QF at Memphis; reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r three times (incl. Australian Open, US Open) and 2r three times; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; having began season at No.70, made Top 50 debut on June 10 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.54 to No.42), soared into Top 30 on June 24 (after Eastbourne; rose from No.41 to No.25) and set career-high No.24 on July 29 (after Stanford); missed all post-US Open tournaments w/left foot injury (withdrew from Seoul, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing and Osaka).
2012 - First Top 100 season; QF at Osaka; reached 4r once, 3r once and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; made Top 100 debut on February 27 (rose from No.104 to No.99); retired in Roland Garros 1r w/back injury.
2011 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open, US Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit; retired in US Open 1r w/heat illness.
2010 - Played first three WTA main draws, falling 1r at all three (San Diego, Cincinnati, US Open); fell in qualifying once; won four singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Played first WTA qualifying at Memphis, Roland Garros and US Open (all as WC).
2005 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Played first event of career at ITF/Pelham, AL-USA.