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Was coached by Leonardo Lerda ... Began competing at 15 ... Favorite surfaces are hard, grass; favorite shot is serve ... Father's name is Miguel; mother, Graciela, is a lawyer; has one sister, Emilse ... Admires Sampras, Navratilova ... Favorite tournament is Wimbledon because she likes grass courts ... Favorite place to visit is Acapulco ... Favorite movie is The Matrix; favorite actor is Julia Roberts ... Likes books by author Paulo Coello ... Has a dog named Daysi.
Winner: 2007 - ITF/Mexico City 2-MEX; 2006 - ITF/Clearwater, FL-USA; 2005 - ITF/Miami, FL-USA; 2001 - ITF/Sao Paulo 1-BRA, ITF/Orbetello-ITA; 1999 - ITF/Sezze-ITA; 1997 - ITF/Montevideo-URU.
Semifinalist (2): 2005 - Bogota; 2002 - Roland Garros.
Quarterfinalist (5): 2003 - Sarasota, Madrid; 2002 - Madrid, Birmingham, Shanghai.
Winner: 2005 - ITF/San Luis Potosi 1-MEX (w/Dominguez Lino); 2001 - ITF/Sao Paulo 1-BRA (w/Ottoboni), ITA/Clearwater, FL-USA (w/Cortez), ITF/Bronx, NY-USA (w/Fujiwara), ITF/Fresno, CA-USA (w/Reeves); 1999 - ITF/Orbetello-ITA (w/Diaz-Oliva).
Semifinalist (3): 2003 - Madrid (w/Pratt), Vienna (w/Nagyova); 2002 - Madrid (w/Grande).
Argentine Fed Cup Team, 2001-02.
Career in Review
- Played first event of career in 1997 at ITF/Buenos Aires-ARG; played first Tour qualifying at 2000 Miami (as WC); played first Tour main draw at 2001 Bogota (as qualifier, reached 2r); played first Grand Slam main draw at 2001 Wimbledon (as qualifier, fell 1r); played last event of career at 2008 Australian Open (fell 1r to Cornet).
- Career highlighted by reaching Roland Garros SF in 2002 (gained direct entry after Hingis' withdrawal; upset Clijsters and Dementieva en route, falling to V.Williams; was Argentina's first Grand Slam semifinalist since Sabatini at 1995 US Open; at No.87, was second-lowest ranked player ever to reach Roland Garros SF since No.99 Simon in 1978 and sixth-lowest to ever reach a Grand Slam SF); between May 13 and June 10, cut ranking from No.104 to No.34 (incl. Top 100 and Top 50 debuts); career-high No.26 reached on March 31, 2003.
- Has one career Top 10 win, over then-No.4 Clijsters (2002 Roland Garros); has four other Top 20 wins, over No.13 Farina Elia (2002 Charleston), No.15 Dementieva (2002 Roland Garros), No.16 Myskina (2002 Montreal) and No.20 Smashnova (2003 Sarasota).