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Baseline player with solid ground strokes who prefers hard courts...FatherÆs name is Eddy de Vries; motherÆs name is Wil Noorlander; has an older brother, Ramon, who is a tennis coach...Graduated from high school in 1992...Has 2 Chihauhaus...Favorite bands are Kane, Anouk, DJ Tiesto...Likes movie Falling Down.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2001 - ITF/Dinan-FRA, ITF/Campos de Jordao-BRA; 1995 - ITF/Edinburgh 3-GBR.
Finalist (1): 2001 - Tashkent.
Winner (1): 2005 - ITF/Poza Rica-MEX (w/Santangelo); 1999 - Bogota (w/Papadaki).
Finalist (2): 1999 - Auckland (w/Weingartner); 1998 - Sopot (w/Carlsson).
Semifinalist (5): 1999 - Sao Paulo (w/Wartusch); 1998 - Bogota (w/van Lottum), Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Jeon), Istanbul (w/Papadaki); 1997 - Pattaya (w/van Lottum).
Dutch Fed Cup Team 2001.
Career in Review
1990 - Debuted on ITF Circuit
1991 - Reached three ITF Circuit SF; contested first Tour qualifying at Bayonne
1992 - Went 14-17 on ITF Circuit
1993 - Made Tour debut at Stratton Mountain
1994 - Handed future world No. 1 Hingis the first loss in her pro career at ITF/Coburg-GER
1995 - Won first pro singles title at ITF/Edinburgh 3-GBR
1996 - Played first Grand Slam qualifying at Australian Open; qualified for Birmingham
1997 - Qualified for Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to world No. 24 Raymond 75 third set)
1998 - Qualified at Hamburg and scored career-best win over world No. 21 Dragomir; made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon
1999 - First Top 100 finish; played all four Grand Slams in a season for first and so far only time, reaching 3r at Wimbledon (d. Capriati); started year by reaching doubles final in Auckland (w/WeingSrtner); later, won first Tour doubles title in Bogota (w/Papadaki); reached career-high ranking of No. 80 on December 13
2000 - Reached 2r at Bogota, Estoril and Knokke-Heist
2001 - Season highlighted by first Tour singles final appearance; at Tashkent, d. No. 2 seed Garbin and No. 7 Torrens Valero en route (l. to Lamade) in 3s; afterwards, ranking rose from No. 164 to No. 118; won first ITF titles in six years at ITF/Dinan-FRA and ITF/Campos de Jordao-BRA
2002 - Reached final of ITF/Poitiers-FRA (as a qualifier); reached SF at two other ITF Circuit events; reached 2r at Warsaw (l. to Kuznetsova in 3s)
2003 - Reached fifth career ITF Circuit final at ITF/Fullerton-USA and SF at ITF/San LuisPotosi-MEX; withdrew from Tokyo [Japan Open] and Tashkent with right shoulder injury
2004 - Played exclusively on ITF Circuit; withdrew from Seoul due to a right shoulder injury.
2005 - Fell to Karatantcheva in 1r at Memphis; won doubles title at $25K ITF/Poza Rica-MEX (w/Santangelo).