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Coached by Edward Elliot...Father is Bill (cardiologist); mother is Traci (nurse); older brother is Billy; dog is Pierre (French poodle) ... Mother's friend was former pro Oksana Beilensen; thought Lauren would be good at tennis ... Started playing at age 9 ... Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is backhand ... Junior accomplishments include winning Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr in 2010 ... Enjoys seeing friends, reading, movies and shopping ... Favorite city is Paris; favorite tournament is Miami ... Admires Nadal because they have similar games and he fights no matter what.
Winner (1): 2017 - Auckland.
Finalist (2): 2016 - Washington DC, Québec City.
US Fed Cup Team, 2014-15.
Career in Review
2018 - Reached 3r once (Australian Open); fell 1r five times and in qualifying five times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open).
2017 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.50); won first WTA title at Auckland (d. Kojuh in final); QF three times at Doha (l. to Wozniacki), Dubai (l. to Svitolina) and Rabat (l. to Pavlyuchenkova); reached 4r once, 3r once and 2r three times; fell 1r 14 times (incl. all four majors).
2016 - Fifth straight Top 100 season (finishing No.62); runner-up at Washington DC (l. to Wickmayer) and Québec City (l. to Dodin); SF at Luxembourg (l. to Kvitova); reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying 10 times (incl. Wimbledon).
2015 - Fourth straight Top 100 season (finishing No.87); SF at Auckland (l. to V.Williams); QF twice at Charleston and Nottingham; reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r 13 times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying five times.
2014 - Best season to date (finishing No.57); QF three times at Auckland (l. to Hampton), Eastbourne (l. to Keys) and Osaka (l. to Svitolina); reached 4r once, 3r three times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and 2r six times; fell 1r seven times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; made Top 50 debut on July 7 (rose from No.55 to No.44).
2013 - Another Top 100 season (finishing No.72); QF three times at Hobart, Monterrey and Québec City; reached 3r once and 2r six times; fell 1r seven times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying three times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.94); QF at Québec City; reached 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r three times and in qualifying five times (incl. US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on October 1 (rose from No.102 to No.91).
2011 - Played first three WTA main draws, falling 1r at all three (Australian Open, Indian Wells, US Open); fell in qualifying twice; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Played first WTA qualifying at Miami (as unranked WC); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in USA.