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Coached by Donald Young Sr ... Parents, Gary and Sheila, are both school administrators; older sister is Symone ... Has a dog (Sochi) and a cat (Gilligan) ... Started playing right-handed for two years then switched to lefty ... Aggressive all-court player; strengths are forehand, net game, slice ... Loves music and dancing ... Played violin for two years ... Person she would most like to meet is Beyoncé ... Tennis idol was Martina Navratilova ... Short-term goal is to move up in the ranks; long-term goals are to be Top 10, Top 5 and win all the Grand Slams several times.
Winner (1): 2020 - Auckland (w/Muhammad), 125/Indian Wells (w/Muhammad); 2018 - 125/Indian Wells (w/Wickmayer).
Finalist (2): 2019 - Auckland (w/Hourigan), 125/Indian Wells (w/Wickmayer); 2013 - Washington DC (w/Bouchard).
American Fed Cup Team, 2015.
Career in Review
2019 - Second consecutive Top 100 year-end finish at No.84, down 10 spots from previous year-end rank; spent majority of time on ITF and Oracle Challenger Series level, advancing to four quarterfinals, in addition to a title in Charleston, South Carolina at the ITF/USTA 100k event; produced best result at a Grand Slam at the US Open, advancing to the Round of 16, losing to eventual champion Andreescu; saved one match point to upset No.4 Halep in 2r and score the first Top 10 victory of her career; approached the net over 105 times against Halep, winning 63 of these points.
2018 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.74); reached 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r twice (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying twice; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit; also won one WTA 125K Series doubles title.
2017 - Broke into the Top 100 in the tail-end of the year, reaching as high as No. 94. Did so by winning titles in three of her final five tournaments of 2017, all at the ITF level. Also reached R32 in Cincinnati (l. Halep) and Miami (l. Kuznetsova).
2014 - Reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r three times; fell 1r twice (Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying twice; won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Played first three WTA main draws, reaching 2r once at Indian Wells and falling 1r twice; fell in qualifying four times (incl. US Open).
2012 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Played first WTA qualifying at US Open (as WC).
2010 - Played first event of career at ITF/Amelia Island-USA.