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Coached by Craig Kardon... Mother's name is Tauna (represented USA at Olympics for swimming in 1976 and volleyball in 1984); grandfather's name is Ernie (played for New York Knicks in 1950s); uncle's name is Kiki (general manager of NBA team the Denver Nuggets and a former UCLA basketball player).
Winner (2): 2016 - 's-Hertogenbosch; 2014 - 's-Hertogenbosch.
Finalist (4): 2018 - Stuttgart; 2017 - Stanford, Zhuhai; 2012 - Stanford.
Winner (4): 2018 - Miami, US Open (both w/Barty); 2017 - Stanford (w/Spears); 2016 - Indian Wells (w/Mattek-Sands).
Finalist (1): 2016 - Cincinnati (w/Hingis).
Finalist (1): 2016 - US Open (w/Ram); 2008 - Australian Open (w/Bhupathi).
US Fed Cup Team, 2010, 2015-18; US Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2018 - Runner-up at Stuttgart (l. to Ka.Pliskova in final); SF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Krunic); reached 3r once and 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors); won two WTA doubles titles (incl. US Open w/Barty).
2017 - Fourth consecutive Top-40 result, finishing at a career-best No.10; scored a pair of victories over World No.1 players: Kerber in R16 in Melbourne and Ka. Pliskova in QF at US Open; reached the SF in both majors, her best career Grand Slam results; reached two finals, Stanford (l. Keys in F) and Zhuhai (l. Goerges in F); also reached QF in three events: Madrid (l. Halep) Birmingham (l. Muguruza) and Wimbledon (l. Rybarikova); lost in 1r of French Open (l. Rybarikova); finished the year with five Top-10 wins.
2016 - Third consecutive Top 40 season (finishing No.37 - achieved same year-end ranking in 2015); won second WTA title at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (d. Mladenovic in final); advanced to R16 at Wimbledon (l. Pavlyuchenkova); SF at Birmingham (l. to Strycova); posted first Top 5 win over No.3 A.Radwanska in Birmingham; QF twice at Dubai (l. to Svitolina) and Stanford (l. to Riske via ret.); reached 3r three times; fell 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open and US Open); won career first doubles title at Indian Wells (w/Mattek-Sands, d. Goerges/Pliskova in F); advanced to mixed doubles final at Australian Open (w/Tecau, l. to Soares/Vesnina) and US Open (w/Ram, l. to Pavkic/Siegemund).
2015 - Second straight Top 40 season (finishing No.37); QF four times at Auckland (l. to Strycova), 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Bertens), Wimbledon (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Sharapova) and Wuhan (ret. vs. Kerber w/left ankle injury); reached 3r three times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros).
2014 - First Top 40 season (finishing No.40); won one WTA title at 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Zheng in final); QF at Montréal (l. to Makarova); reached 4r once, 3r twice and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r three times and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 50 debut on July 7 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.51 to No.42).
2013 - Reached 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r six times (incl. other three majors and Auckland - l. to Daniilidou 16 76(5) 64; held 2mp at 61 65) and in qualifying four times; won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Stanford (l. to S.Williams in final); was first lucky loser to reach a WTA final in over seven years (last one was Czink at Canberra in January 2005 - l. to Ivanovic); QF at Washington DC; fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other two majors).
2011 - QF at Memphis; made Top 100 debut afterwards on February 21 (rose from No.106 to No.93); reached 3r once and 2r four times (incl. US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying eight times.
2010 - QF twice at San Diego and Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; reached 2r once; fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open, US Open) and in qualifying four times; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying twice (incl. US Open).
2008 - Fell 1r three times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying once.
2007 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying twice (incl. US Open).
2006 - Made first appearance at San Diego, falling 1r (as WC).