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Coached by Andy Brandi, Harold Solomon ... Travels with mother, Teresa; father is Tony; brother is Billy (also plays tennis); cat's name is Rose ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand and whose favorite surface is hard ... Began playing at age 9 with friends ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite movie is Mean Girls ... Favorite artist is Gwen Stefani; favorite types of music are rap, hip-hop ... Enjoys going to the mall, beach ... Favorite city to visit is San Francisco, because of the weather and shopping ... Most memorable moment was winning first round match at 2006 US Open (her favorite tournament) ... Goal is to play her best every day.
Winner: 2006 - ITF/Wichita, KS-USA.
Winner: 2008 - ITF/El Paso, TX-USA (w/de Beer); 2007 - ITF/Trivandrum-IND (w/Wickmayer).
Career in Review
2005 - Played first four events of career on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Played first Tour main draw at US Open, reaching 2r (as WC, l. to No.6 seed Kuznetsova); fell in Tour qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Fell 1r three times (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Fell in Tour qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.