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Coached by Andrei Pavel ... Father is Ariff Mohamed (Tanzanian-born, Kenyan-raised and lived in Canada); mother is Françoise Paszek (Chilean-born, Austrian-raised - introduced her to tennis at age 4); has one younger brother, Joel ... Enjoys playing on all surfaces ... Speaks German and English ... Favorite foods include Italian, Mexican and Japanese ... Favorite place to visit is Brazil ... Best memories are reaching 2005 Wimbledon girls' final and playing first WTA match at Linz in 2005 ... Self-described as friendly, calm, honest and hard-working ... Enjoys spending time at home with family ... Most admires mother for supporting her in everything ... Favorite things about being a pro tennis player include the travel, competing against the world's best and having the chance to fulfill her dreams.
Winner (3): 2012 - Eastbourne; 2010 - Québec City; 2006 - Portoroz.
Finalist (1): 2008 - Bali.
Austrian Fed Cup Team, 2005-08; Austrian Olympic Team, 2012.
Career in Review
2015 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open and Bad Gastein - l. to Knapp 60 67(5) 76(6); held 3mp at 5-4 third set) and in qualifying 13 times (incl. other three majors).
2014 - Reached 2r once (Roland Garros); fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying 11 times (incl. other two majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 - First Top 30 season; season highlighted by nine-match grass court winning streak, winning third WTA title at Eastbourne (d. Kerber in final) and reaching QF at Wimbledon (second Grand Slam QF; l. to Azarenka); QF twice more at Montréal and Seoul; reached 2r four times; fell 1r 14 times (incl. other three majors and Olympics) and in qualifying twice.
2011 - Another Top 50 season; SF twice at College Park (l. to Peer) and Québec City (l. to Erakovic); QF at Wimbledon (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Azarenka); reached 3r three times and 2r three times; fell 1r 12 times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying twice.
2010 - Another Top 100 season; won one WTA title at Québec City (d. Mattek-Sands in final); reached 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying 11 times (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 - QF at Ponte Vedra Beach (l. to Wozniak 63 36 76(7); held mp at 6-5 third set); reached 2r three times; fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying three times; second half of season marred by low back injury (withdrew from 's-Hertogenbosch, ret. in Wimbledon 1r and subsequently missed all post-Wimbledon events - incl. withdrawing from US Open).
2008 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Bali (l. to Schnyder in final); SF at Auckland (l. to Davenport); QF twice at Montréal and Guangzhou; reached 3r once and 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Australian Open - l. to 26 62 1210; held 3mp in third set, 1mp at 5-4 and 2mp at 6-5).
2007 - First Top 50 season; reached 4r twice (Wimbledon and US Open), 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r four times; made Top 100 debut on March 19 (rose from No.101 to No.100) and Top 50 debut on July 9 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.54 to No.35).
2006 - Won one WTA title at Portoroz (d. Camerin in final); seventh-youngest (15y/9m/18d) and third-lowest-ranked (No.259) WTA champion at the time; also reached 2r once and fell 1r once; fell in qualifying twice.
2005 - Won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit, then played first WTA main draw at Linz, reaching 2r (as WC, d. Vesnina in 1r - youngest player to win a match all season).