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Coached by father, Corey, who played basketball at Georgia State; mother, Candi, excelled in gymnastics before competing in a track and field at Florida State University
Started playing tennis at six
Favorite surface is hard, describes her playing style as aggressive as possible with a big serve; depends on her quickness and athleticism to keep her in any point - describes herself as a “fighter”
Tennis idols growing up were the Williams sisters whose tenacity and fearlessness made her want to become a professional tennis player
Enjoys hanging out with her brother and family, watching superhero movies and making TikTik videos
Does not have any pets but has been trying to convince her mom to get a dog ... Favorite city is Paris because of the history, food and architecture
Favorite celebrity is Beyonce because she is an incredible performer
Winner (2): 2021 - Parma; 2019 - Linz.
Winner (3): 2021 - Parma (w/McNally); 2019 - Washington DC, Luxembourg (both w/McNally).
American Fed Cup Team, 2020.
Career in Review
2020 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.48); SF at Lexington (l. to Brady); reached 4r at Australian Open (l. to Kenin) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r twice (incl. US Open); made Top 50 debut on February 24 (rose from No.51 to No.49).
2019 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.68); won maiden WTA title at Linz (as LL, d. Ostapenko in F) en route earning first Top 10 win over No.8 Bertens; reached 4r at Wimbledon (as qualifier, l. to Halep), 3r at US Open (l. to Osaka) and 2r at Miami (l. to Kasatkina); fell 1r twice and in qualifying once (Roland Garros); in doubles, won two titles at Washington DC and Luxembourg (both w/McNally); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2018 - Fell in qualifying at US Open; made professional debut on ITF Circuit at $25k Osprey, FL-USA.