Not currently working with a coach; previously coached by Alan Jones...Began playing tennis at age 6 when her parents took her along to a local tennis clinic...Baseline player who prefers hard courts...Parents are Wendy and Bill Ahl; has two brothers, Ben and Daniel, and a sister, Amanda; Daniel is a former top British junior player...Favorite place to visit is New York because it is constantly busy...Least favorite reason about traveling on the tour is the packing and re-packing...Has a Golden Labrador named Daisy...Favorites include the color blue, roses, the movie Liar, Liar, author John Grisham, the song Finally, and musician George Michael...Likes coffee milkshakes...Other sports interests are football and swimming.
• Has career wins over WTA Tour players Sandra Cacic and Rene Simpson• Was a semifinalist at the National Junior Championships in 1991/92 and represented Great Britain in Maureen Connolly Cup play in 1993 and 1995• Was a semifinalist in both singles and doubles at the British National Championships in 1996
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2000 - ITF/Dublin-IRL, ITF/Welwyn-GBR; 1999 - ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA, ITF/Dublin-IRL; 1998 - ITF/Frinton-GBR, ITF-Dublin; 1996 - ITF/Southsea-GBR, ITF/Telford-GBR; 1993 - ITF/Frinton-GBR.
1993 - Won first pro title at an ITF/Frinton-GBR, a grass-court event, d. Parkhomenko 16 76(9) 64 in SF and Pullin for the title 64 36 611997 - Debuted on WTA Tour at Birmingham, d. C. Taylor in 1r before falling to world No. 28 Van Roost 75 62 in 2r; ranking moved from No. 222 to No. 200; also, upset British No. 1 S. Smith to reach 2r of Surrey Grass Court Championships in Surbiton1998 - Won back-to-back ITF events without dropping a set in either tournament1999 - Upset No. 2 seed and compatriot S. Smith to reach QF at ITF/Surbiton-GBR2000 - As a WC, at 2000 Wimbledon, d. B. Schwartz 60 63 for her first Grand Slam match win2002 - As a WC into Birmingham, d. Grahame before falling to top seed and eventual champion Dokic 76 64; received a WC into 2002 Wimbledon, falling 1r to No. 13 seed Shaughnessy2003 - As a Doha qualifier, d. Muller 1r, l. 2r to No. 7 seed C. Martinez; won ITF/Biarritz-FRA (w/Sfar); as a WC at Eastbourne, l. in 1r to Stevenson and as a WC at Wimbledon, l. 1r to No. 13 seed Sugiyama
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