Coached by Rikard Allgurin; agent is Marla Ono ... Father, Linus, is a retired teacher; mother, Yolanda, is a retired guidance counselor; parents reside in Columbus, Ohio; older sister, Gina, is a graduate of DePaul Universtiy in Chicago ... Has an Australian silky terrier named Rudy ... Began tennis at age 6; graduated from Groveport-Madison High School in 1996; went to Stanford University 1996-97 ... Enjoys shopping, movies, skiing, reading ... Favorite places to visit are Hawaii, Sweden, Tokyo; favorite places to shop are New York City, London ... Favorite actor is Sandra Bullock; favorite movie is Notting Hill ... Favorite places to ski are Snowbird, Aspen ... Never leaves home without a good book (favorite authors are William Boyd, Sebastian Faulks, Ian McEwan) ... Favorites include chocolate, vanilla latte; favorite restaurant is Cafe R&D ... Favorite football team is the Ohio State Buckeyes ... Most admires Audrey Hepburn.
- Inducted into Stanford University Athletics Hall Of Fame (November 2010).- Won 1997 NCAA collegiate singles title as freshman at Stanford; named all-American in singles, doubles; Stanford won national collegiate team title; named Tennis Magazine/Rolex College Player of Year for 1997; junior highlights include doubles runner-up at 1996 Wimbledon (w/Reeves); also won singles and doubles at 1996 USTA National Girls U18s; named Tennis Magazine's Junior Player of the Year for 1995 and 1996.
SINGLESWinner: 2007 - ITF/Monzon-ESP; 2006 - ITF/Waikoloa, HI-USA; 2005 - ITF/Pittsburgh, PA-USA.DOUBLESWinner (3): 2010 - Osaka (w/Chang); 2009 - ITF/Hammond, LA-USA (w/de Beer), ITF/Raleigh, NC-USA (w/Zalameda), ITF/Kansas City, KS-USA (w/Tatishvili); 2008 - Auckland (w/Koryttseva); 2007 - ITF/Sea Island, GA-USA (w/Kops-Jones), ITF/Saint Raphael-FRA (w/Makarova); 2003 - ITF/Charlottesville, VA-USA (w/Mattek-Sands); 2002 - ITF/Nottingham-GBR (w/Grant); 2001 - ITF/Pittsburgh, PA-USA (w/Schlukebir); 2000 - Shanghai (w/Tanasugarn); 1999 - ITF/Rockford, IL-USA (w/Schlukebir); 1998 - ITF/Miami, FL-USA (w/Valekova).Finalist (1): 1999 - Bratislava (w/Barabanschikova).ADDITIONALAmerican Pan American Team, 1999.
1995 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit and in US Open doubles.1996 - Played first WTA main draw at US Open, reaching 2r (l. to Likhovtseva).1997 - In first event as a pro, reached 3r at US Open (as WC, l. to Spirlea); fell 1r once and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon).1998 - Fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying seven times (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.1999 - SF at Oklahoma City (l. to V.Williams); reached 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r six times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times; made Top 100 debut on March 1 (rose from No.119 to No.85); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2000 - QF twice, at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and Strasbourg; first two Grand Slam 4r finishes at (Wimbledon, US Open); reached 3r once and 2r three times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying six times; made Top 50 debut on September 11 (after US Open; rose from No.57 to No.48); won first WTA doubles title.2001 - QF five times, at Auckland, Oklahoma City, Stanford, Hawaii and Bratislava; reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r nine times (incl. US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; reached career-high ranking of No.41 on April 23; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2002 - SF at Canberra (l. to Tanasugarn); reached 3r once and 2r three times; fell 1r 14 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying six times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2003 - Fell 1r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying seven times (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2004 - After falling out of Top 200, rebounded with strong summer hardcourt season, reaching 2r at four straight events (went from No.225 to No.128 during that stretch); apart from that stretch fell 1r once and in qualifying seven times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open).2005 - QF at Acapulco; fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in qualifying 14 times (incl. other two majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2006 - SF at Quebec City (l. to Bartoli); QF at Memphis; reached 2r twice; fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon - ret. w/right thigh strain) and in qualifying 12 times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2007 - First Top 100 season since 2001; QF twice, at Cincinnati and Stanford; reached 2r three times; fell 1r six times and in qualifying 10 times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2008 - QF at Cincinnati; reached 2r once; fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in qualifying six times (incl. other two majors); won one WTA doubles title.2009 - QF at Quebec City; reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying six times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2010 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r five times and in qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); won one WTA doubles title.
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