Coached by Patricio Remondegui...Baseline player who prefers hard courts; favorite shot is the drop shot...Nickname is Adri...Father, Alessandro, is in banking; mother, Arianna, is an art history teacher; brother, Andrea, attends law school; sister Antonella competes on the tennis tour, and sister Alessia is a student...Entire family plays recreational tennis...Missed 1995 Wimbledon to finish high school...Favorites include authors R. Battaglia and S. Babbaren, the production Le Ali Della Liberta, the movie Gladiator; actor Julia Roberts, U2 (especially the song One), Whitney Houston and Italian music...Favorite soccer team is Juventus, and likes to ski and play volleyball...Likes to visit Rome for its history and atmosphere...Most memorable experiences have been participating in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and reaching the 2002 Australian Open quarterfinals...Superstition is to avoid stepping on tennis-court lines...Describes herself as honest, generous and timid...Admires Stefan Edberg and Pete Sampras...Favorite tournament is Roland Garros.
• In juniors, won all Italian national singles titles under 12-14 and 16-18
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 1997 - ITF/Ramat Hasharon-ISR.Semifinalist (2): 2001 - Bratislava; 1995 - Moscow.Quarterfinalist (8): 2003 - Canberra, Tashkent; 2002 - Australian Open, Memphis, Shanghai, Pattaya City; 1999 - Sao Paulo; 1994 - Rome.DOUBLESWinner (3): 2004 - Tashkent (w/Serra Zanetti); 2003 - Palermo (w/Stellato); 2001 - Quebec City (w/Reeves).Finalist (1): 2002 - Canberra (w/Reeves).Semifinalist (4): 2005 - Memphis (w/An.Serra Zanetti); 2004 - Estoril (w/Nagy); 2003 - Casablanca (w/An. Serra Zanetti; 1998 - Palermo (w/Gagliardi).ADDITIONALItalian Fed Cup Team 1995, 1999, 2001-02. Italian Olympic Team 1996.
1989 - Played qualifying at ITF/Brindisi-ITA1990 - Played first five ITF Circuit main draws1991 - Contested first Tour qualifying at Palermo and San Marino1992 - Made Tour debut at Sao Paulo (Dec. 1991), reaching 2r; improved ranking 245 spots to No. 2831993 - Reached ITF Circuit QF; qualified for Palermo, San Marino and Budapest and contested first Grand Slam qualifying at US Open1994 - In sixth career Tour main draw, reached Rome QF as a qualifier, d. world No. 11 A. Huber in 2r for career-best win to date; made Grand Slam debut at US Open; broke into Top 100 on August 1 at No. 991995 - First Top 100 finish; in second career Grand Slam, reached Roland Garros 4r; reached career-first Tour SF at Moscow (d. world No. 19 Sukova)1996 - Reached 2r at Roland Garros; played singles for Italy at Atlanta Olympics (l. 1r to Wang)1997 - Unseeded, won first professional title at ITF/Ramat Hasharon-ISR1998 - Runner-up at ITF/Bogota-COL (l. to Zuluaga); reached SF at ITF/Orbetello-ITA1999 - Playing first Grand Slams since 1996, reached 2r at Australian Open and Roland Garros; reached third career Tour QF and first in four years at Sao Paulo; qualified for Miami2000 - Reached QF at ITF/Gorizia-ITA and ITF/Joue-Les-Tours-FRA2001 - First Top 100 finish; qualified for her first Grand Slam main draw in nearly two years at Roland Garros; captured first WTA Tour doubles title at Quebec City (w/Reeves); as qualifier into Bratislava reached second career Tour SF and first in six years2002 - Ranked No. 83 at Australian Open, reached first Grand Slam QF (l. to Hingis); on January 28, debuted in Top 50 at No. 47; also reached QF at Memphis, Shanghai and Pattaya City; in Fed Cup, won two singles rubbers to lead Italy over Sweden 5-0 in 1r and won doubles rubber in win over Belgium to reach SF2003 - Best Tour results were QF finishes at Canberra and Tashkent; also reached SF at ITF/Orbetello-ITA and ITF/Bronx-USA; in doubles, won second career Tour title at Palermo (w/Stellato); on October 6, returned to Top 100 (at No. 100) for first time since February 92004 - As world No.124 at Hyderabad, d. No.115 Schruff but l. in 2r to eventual champion No.59 Pratt; l. in 1r at seven Tour events (incl. at Australian Open and at Cincinnati as qualifier) and failed to qualify at 15 others (plus the other three Grand Slams); in doubles, won third title of career (and first w/partner An.Serra Zanetti) at Tashkent, also reached SF at Estoril (w/Nagy); strained right shoulder during 1r doubles (w/An.Serra Zanetti) at Vancouver.2005 - Reached SF in doubles at Memphis (w/An.Serra Zanetti); fell 1r at Rabat and Modena (only Tour main draws contested).
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