Coached by Donnie Young since early 1996; credits Youngs emphasis on strategy for outstanding year in 1996...Married to Oliver Messerli...Father, Jonathan, is a radiologist; mothers name is Harriet; brother, Greg, graduated from UCLA dental school in 1995 and has a practice in Orange, California...Feels strongly about environmental issues and awareness...Is an avid UCLA fan...Likes playing football...Favorite actors are Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson...Likes living in Los Angeles because of the weather, atmosphere and activities...Lucky number is 8...Likes to sleep a lot...Loves dogs...Enjoys using the computer in her free time and travels with one on the Tour.
• Recipient of 1994 Tour Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award; nominated for 1998 WTA Tour Player Service Award• Has career wins over Coetzer, Shriver and Capriati• Finished 1991 collegiate season at UCLA ranked No. 11 nationally on ITCA rankings; member of 1991 Rolex Collegiate Tennis All-Star Team in doubles• In juniors, won 1987 and 1988 US Open doubles (w/McGrath); owns several US national age group doubles titles; member of 1988 US National Team• Elected vice president of WTA Tour Players Association for 1997/98
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 1997 - ITF/Midland-USA; 1991 - ITF/Evansville-USA; 1989 - ITF/Fayetteville-USA.Semifinalist (6): 1998 - Rosmalen; 1997 - Oklahoma City, Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1996 - Tokyo [Nichirei], Canadian Open; 1993 - Philadelphia.DOUBLESWinner (5): 2001 - Los Angeles (w/Tauziat), Canadian Open (w/Pratt); 2000 - Oklahoma City (w/Morariu); 1999 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Morariu); 1998 - Quebec City (w/McNeil).Finalist (14): 2002 - Birmingham (w/Tauziat); 2001 - US Open (w/Tauziat), Paris [Indoors] (w/Tauziat), Nice (w/Tauziat), Birmingham (w/Tauziat); 2000 - Los Angeles (w/Sidot), Zurich (w/Sidot), Quebec City (w/Callens); 1997 - San Diego (w/Frazier); 1996 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Frazier), Los Angeles (w/Frazier), Quebec City (w/Frazier); 1993 - Brisbane (w/McCarthy), Chicago (w/Frazier).MIXED DOUBLESWinner (1): 2000 - Wimbledon (w/Johnson).Finalist (1): 1999 - US Open (w/Johnson).Semifinalist (2): 2002 - Wimbledon (w/Johnson); 2001 - US Open (w/Johnson).ADDITIONALUnited States Fed Cup Team 1997.
1988 - Played in first ITF Circuit events and Tour qualifying; reached QF ITF/Roanoke-USA1989 - Won first ITF event at ITF/Fayetteville-USA1990 - Played sparingly on ITF circuit and unable to qualify for main draw Tour events1991 - Competed in first Grand Slam, reaching US Open 3r; reached first Tour QF at Phoenix; won ITF/Evansville-USA1992 - Played in all four Grand Slams for first time; best results were reaching 3r at Australian Open and US Open1993 - First Top 100 finish; broke into Top 100 on January 6 at No. 99; reached Los Angeles QF; reached first doubles finals at Brisbane and Chicago1994 - Reached Philadelphia QF (l. to No. 6 seed Huber)1995 - Qualified for Canadian Open and reached 2r l. to No. 1 seed Seles; reached 2r US Open and l. 1r Roland Garros and Wimbledon1996 - Gave best tournament performance at Canadian Open earning first victories over Top 10 players, No. 5 Huber and No. 8 Fernandez; became tournaments first qualifier to reach SF; d. No. 6 seed Date US Open 1r; reached SF Tokyo [Nichirei]1997 - Reached career-first Grand Slam QF at Australian Open d. No. 7 seed Davenport in 4r; world ranking cracked Top 20 for first time afterwards (January 27) at No. 19; d. No. 8 seed Huber in Roland Garros 1r; joined Million Dollar Club in career prize money; underwent right shoulder surgery in November1998 - Returned to Tour after shoulder surgery in May at German Open; enjoyed best US Open performance, d. No. 14 seed Van Roost to reach 4r (l. to Seles in 3s)1999 - Retired from singles play at end of season; reached US Open mixed doubles final (w/D. Johnson) and doubles QF (w/L. Huber)2000 - Captured first Grand Slam title, winning Wimbledon mixed doubles title (w/D. Johnson)2001 - Won consecutive doubles titles at Los Angeles and Canadian Open; doubles runner-up at US Open (w/Tauziat; l. to Raymond/Stubbs 75 third set) to reach career-high No. 6 doubles ranking; doubles runner-up at Paris Indoors, Nice and Birmingham and semifinalist at Wimbledon (all w/Tauziat); qualified for season-ending Championships in doubles for first time (w/Tauziat), reaching SF2002 - Reached doubles SF at Scottsdale (w/Pratt), l. to No. 1 seeds and eventual champions Raymond/Stubbs; reached doubles QF at Indian Wells (w/Pratt); on grass, reached Birmingham doubles final and Wimbledon doubles QF (w/Tauziat); reached Wimbledon mixed doubles SF (w/D. Johnson); teamed w/Morariu at San Diego for Morarius return to Tour after 14 months since receiving chemotherapy treatment for leukemia; l. 1r to Rubin/Shaughnessy in 3s; in Los Angeles, d. No. 4 seeds Rubin/Zvereva to reach SF (l. to eventual champions Clijsters/Dokic in 3s); reached Canadian Open Open doubles QF (w/Morariu); reached doubles QF at US Open, Hawaii and Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Morariu); reached her 12th QF of 2002 at Zurich (w/Zvereva)
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