Began playing tennis at age 4 when her father taught her...Coached by Stefan Ericson; does off-court training with Ralf Apfel; travels with Harald Bungsche...A baseline player whose best shot is her backhand and who prefers playing on carpet or hard surfaces...Parents are Gaby and Walter Schnitzer; has a brother, Adrian...Most memorable experience was playing in the World Youth Cup in Tokyo...Self-described as friendly, funny and happy...Admires her parents and her coach, Stefan Ericson...Favorite tournament is Wimbledon because of the atmosphere...Likes to visit Italy, Austria, Australia and city of Paris...Favorite color is black; likes roses; favorite movie is Ghost and favorite actor is Harrison Ford.
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2000 - ITF/Vaihingen-GER, ITF/Darmstadt-GER; 1997 - ITF/Rogaska Slati-SLO, ITF/Buchen-GER.
1997 - Qualified for first Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon; unseeded, won first pro title at ITF/Rogaska Slati-SLO; won a second ITF event at ITF/Buchen-GER 1998 - Qualified at US Open, capturing her first Grand Slam match win over Tatarkova2000 - Won back-to-back ITF events at ITF/Vaihingen-GER and ITF/Darmstadt-GER; dropped only one set at Vaihingen, and none at Darmstadt2001 - Earned WC at German Open by winning the German National Championships, and having won only two WTA Tour matches in her career, won three matches to reach first QF, including an upset of world No. 12 Tauziat; injured wrist during Australian Open, ret. during a qualifying-round match
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