Coached by Stephen Welt, to whom she planned to wed in March 2002...Parents are Dimitrij and Jana; has a sister, Martina, who used to play on the Tour...Enjoys the beach, cooking, reading, music and the Internet...Favorite author is James Patterson; favorite colors are purple and black, favorite foods are Japanese, Thai and Czech...Loves to visit New Zealand, Australia and Prague but can't wait to get home to her two dogs, Sushi and Snickers.
• Named Tennis Canada's 2001 Female Player of the Year • Received an award from RADO Watches-Canada in 1998 for assisting in the development of tennis in Canada • In 1995, received the Tennis Canada Award of Excellence and was named Tennis Canada's Most Improved Player • Is a former Canadian National Junior champion who burst onto the Canadian tennis scene by winning the 1994 Sun Life National Championships • Has other career wins over Halard-Decugis, Testud and Grande
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Tallahassee-USA, ITF/Redding-USA, ITF/Atlanta-USA; 1999 - ITF/Edmonton-CAN; 1998 - ITF/Seattle-USA; 1997 - ITF/Greenwood-USA; 1996 - ITF/Puerto Vallarta-MEX; 1992 - ITF/Toluca-MEX.Quarterfinalist (5): 2002 - Memphis; 2001 - Quebec City; 2000 - Hilton Head; 1995 - Jakarta; 1994 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific].DOUBLESQuarterfinalist (2): 1996 - Quebec City (w/Drake); 1995 - Canadian Open (w/Jeyaseelan).ADDITIONALCanadian Fed Cup Team 1995-98, 2000-03. Canadian Olympic Team 1996.
1996 - Won second pro title at ITF/Puerto Vallarta-MEX d. top seed Vento in final1997 - Won third ITF event at ITF/Greenwood-USA1998 - As a world No. 124 qualifier, upset No. 28 Rubin in 1r of the Australian Open; had a 4-0 record for the Canadian Fed Cup Team1999 - Won an ITF event for fourth consecutive year at ITF/Edmonton-CAN2000 - As world No. 85, reached third WTA Tour QF, and first in five years, at Hilton Head with upsets over No. 12Schett, her career-best win, and No. 28 Raymond2001 - Qualified at US Open, upset No. 22 seed Tulyaganova to reach 3r, equaling her career-best Grand Slam showing, before falling to No. 9 seed Tauziat in 3s; reached fourth career QF on Tour in Quebec City her home country of Canada2002 - Unseeded and world No. 94, eliminated No. 102 Noorlander 76(3) 62 and No. 64 Hopkins (No. 7 seed) 64 46 61 for spot in Memphis QF against No. 105 Jidkova, falling 76(5) 62; as world No. 102, d. No. 136 qualifier Roesch 64 75 at Indian Wells before falling to No. 41 Sucha 63 60; l. 1r at three of four Grand Slams (didn't play US Open) l. a singles match in Canada's loss to the Czech Republic in a Fed Cup World Group playoff2003 - As No. 1 seed, won sixth ITF Circuit event: ITF/Tallahassee-USA; won back-to-back ITF Circuit titles: at ITF/Redding-USA and ITF/Atlanta-USA (by knocking out top seed Lee-Waters in 1r)
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