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Began playing tennis at age 6 in a local club...Coached by Martin Grussmueller...Prefers clay courts...Father's name is Walter, mother's name is Ingrid...Favorite color is red...Favorite movie is Titanic.

Career Highlights

Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1999 - ITF/Espinho-POR; 1998 - ITF/Grado-ITA; 1997 - ITF/Fiumicino-ITA; 1996 - ITF/Istanbul-TUR, ITF/Dublin-IRL.

Austrian Fed Cup Team 2002-04.

Career in Review

1999 - After competing on pro circuit for six years, cracked Top 200 for first time at No. 186 on May 17; won fifth ITF singles title at ITF/Espinho-POR, d. WTA Tour players Clijsters 26 75 76(0) in SF and Ramon 63 46 75 in final
2001 - Made Grand Slam debut as a qualifier at US Open, then won 1r before falling to Ruano Pascual in three sets
2002 - Member of Austrian Fed Cup team that upset the United States 3-2 in 1r (received a walkover win against Capriati) as a WC at Vienna, stretched fellow Austrian, No. 3 seed and two-time champion Schett to 3s before falling
2003 - Member of Austrian Fed Cup team that l. to Belgium 5-0 in 1r; as a WC at Vienna, l. in 1r to No. 7 seed Chladkova; as world No. 177, qualified for Sopot, l. 1r to No. 95 Casanova; as world No. 201 and No. 6 seed, was upset in 2r at ITF/CD Juarez-MEX by world No. 346 Krauth
2004 - Member of Austrian Fed Cup SF team that l. 5-0 to eventual first-time champions Russia