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Trains in Boca Raton with Adrian Zeman; previously trained with USTA and Mouratoglou Academy in France. Began playing tennis aged six when grandmother bought her a racquet from the dollar store, with first coach being Otis Johnson.
Father (Rawle) was pro soccer player; mother (Paula) ran track in high school; brother (Dominique, Mitchell) played football at South Carolina State (defensive back)
Best friends with Vicky Duval
All-court player; strengths are movement and backhand. Favorite tournament is Indian Wells
Tennis idols were Williams sisters and Martina Hingis
Enjoys reading; James Patterson is favorite author and favorite book is Kill Me If You Can; enjoys thrillers, mysteries and romance (including Nicholas Sparks); favorite musician is Nicki Minaj
If she weren't a tennis player, would be a marine biologist or doctor
Goals are to keep improving, get stronger, and hit the ball better; long-term goal is to win a Grand Slam and be the best player she can be
Career in Review
2017 - QF at Québec CIty (l. to Maria); reached 2r three times (incl. US Open); fell 1r once and in qualifying 15 times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2016 - QF at Bogotá; reached 2r twice; fell 1r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying nine times (incl. other three majors).
2015 - QF at Nottingham; reached 2r three times; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 - QF at Stanford; fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying 10 times (incl. other three majors).
2013 - Played first WTA main draw at US Open, reaching 2r (as WC); fell in qualifying four times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying once.
2011 - Played first WTA qualifying at Washington DC.
2010 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Played first event of career at ITF/Evansville-USA.