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Father introduced her to game at age 6...Coached by Ola Kristiansson and former WTA Tour player Tine Scheuer-Larsen...Prefers hard courts...Father, Christian, is a civil engineer in the construction industry; mother, Gunhild, is an associate professor at the Copenhagen Business School; older sister, Anne, is an economist...Grandparents, father and sister all play tennis...Graduated high-school in July 1999...Favorites include the movie Dancer in the Dark, the books Sofies World and Borderliners, the color blue, pizza and carbonated soda...Enjoys literature, films and being with friends...Likes to visit Australia...Most admires Nelson Mandela because of his importance for the peaceful and democratic development in South Africa...In tennis, admires Steffi Graf because of her style on and off the court.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2001 - ITF/Redbridge-GBR; 2000 - ITF/Lisboa-POR; 1999 - ITF/Ashkelon-ISR; 1998 - ITF/Rungsted-DEN. Quarterfinalist (1): 2002 - Antwerp.
Finalist (1): 2000 - Knokke-Heist (w/Barclay).
Danish Fed Cup Team 1997-2001, 2003.
Career in Review
1996 - Debuted on pro tour at ITF/Rungsted-DEN, losing 2r
1997 - Appeared at seven ITF events, reaching one SF (at Rungsted) and two QF
1998 - Competed in four ITF events and won first singles ITF title without dropping a set (at Rungsted, where she launched her career)
1999 - In 17 ITF Circuit starts, won one title as a qualifier (ITF/Ashkelon-ISR); failed to qualify at US Open, her first Grand Slam effort
2000 - Tried to qualify at 12 WTA Tour events, succeeding at Birmingham (l. 1r); won one singles title in 15 ITF Circuit appearances (one a failed attempt to qualify)
2001 - Attempted to qualify at eight WTA Tour events, succeeding at one (Vienna; l. 1r); reached 2r at Pattaya City; in 13 ITF Circuit appearances, including one failed attempt to qualify, reached four finals (winning one)
2002 - Debuted at all four Grand Slams (as a qualifier at Australian Open), l. 1r at each event; in a total of 11 WTA Tour events (five as a qualifier) reached QF and 3r once (career firsts); won 23 of 29 matches from Jan.-May, improving ranking 58 spots to No. 77; reached QF at Antwerp (Tier II), d. world No. 30 and No. 7 seed Kremer before falling 76 final set to Schnyder; qualified for Indian Wells, reaching 3r with 62 63 upset of world No. 18 Mag. Maleeva; qualified also for Miami, leading world No. 2 V. Williams 64 22 before falling
2003 - Lost 1r at Australian Open to Cho