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Coached by Louis Segbeaya...All-court player who considers hard court her best surface...Married David Crochu on July 13, 2002...Occasionally coached by former player Mercedes Paz...Father, Claude, is a bank director; mother, Genevieve, is a housewife; older brother, Guillaume, is a student...Likes to read historic novels, go to the cinema and ski...Loves chocolate...Favorite singer is Celine Dion; favorite actor is Tom Cruise; favorite movie is Forrest Gump; favorite designer label is Izod Lacoste...Admired Chris Evert while growing up.
Winner: 1995 - ITF/Szczecin-POL; 1992 - ITF/Mt. Gambier-AUS, ITF/Nuriootpa-AUS; 1991 - ITF/Limoges-FRA; 1990 - ITF/Sezze-ITA, ITF/Cherbourg-FRA.
Finalist (1): 1995 - Warsaw.
Semifinalist (3): 1998 - Strasbourg; 1993 - Taranto, Belgian Open.
Winner (12): 2001 - Auckland (w/Grande); 2000 - Auckland (w/Black), Luxembourg (w/Tauziat); 1999 - Prostejov, Berlin (both w/Tauziat); 1998 - Linz, Strasbourg, New Haven (all w/Tauziat); 1997 - Linz, Chicago (both w/Tauziat), Budapest (w/Coetzer), 1996 - Surabaya (w/Guse).
Finalist (21): 2002 - Doha, Charleston (both w/Vis); 2001 - Porto (w/Grande); 2000 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Tauziat); 1999 - Hannover, Rome, Strasbourg (all w/Tauziat), Birmingham (w/Gorrochategui); 1998 - Season-Ending Championships, Indian Wells, Berlin, San Diego (all w/Tauziat); 1997 - Season-Ending Championships, Atlanta, Quebec City (all w/Tauziat), Paris [Indoors] (w/Grande); 1996 - Warsaw (w/Garonne), Bol (w/Dechaume-Balleret); 1995 - Maria Lankowitz (w/Probst); 1994 - Styria (w/Habsudova), Taipei (w/Feber).
Quarterfinalist (1): 2001 - Roland Garros (w/Golmard).
French Fed Cup Team 1994, 1997-98.
Career in Review
1995 - Unseeded, reached first WTA Tour singles final at Warsaw, falling to No. 5 seed Paulus in 3s
1997 - Collected first win over a Top 10 player (No. 8 A. Huber); helped France win its first Fed Cup title with a 4-1 record in singles and doubles; finalist in season-ending championships in doubles
1998 - D. several Top 20 players, reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 37 and doubles ranking of No. 6, and won three doubles titles; earned career-best victory at Italian Open, d. world No. 3 Novotna; trailed Novotna 6-2, 4-1 and saved 3mp against her; recorded third-fastest serve in 1998 at US Open, 115 miles per hour (185 Km/h); finalist in the season-ending championships in doubles
1999 - In first two events of year, won doubles title in Prostejov and reached doubles final in Hannover, both with Tauziat; later in year won a Tier I doubles title at German Open; upset No. 17 seed Morariu in 1r of Amelia Island and then d. Smashnova to reach 3r; qualified for season-ending championships; joined Million Dollar Club in career prize money
2000 - At first tournament of year, in Auckland, collected 10th WTA Tour doubles title w/first-time partner C. Black; qualified for the season-ending championships w/Tauziat
2001 - Won the Auckland doubles title for a second straight year, marking her sixth consecutive year to win a doubles title on WTA Tour; qualified for season-ending championships in doubles for fifth straight year, with new partner Grande
2002 - Doubles finalist at Doha with Vis; won two matches to qualify for Charleston, a top-level tournament and her first WTA Tour singles main draw of the year, then d. Pratt and Tu before falling to world No. 1 Capriati 63 75; finalist in doubles with Vis, dropping a third-set tie-break in the championship match to world No. 1 team Raymond/Stubbs; WC at Roland Garros, fell 1r to Husarova 7-5 in the third set; qualified for first Wimbledon main draw in three years, falling 1r to grass-court veteran Oremans
2003 - Reached Budapest doubles SF w/ Dhenin