Coached by Bernd Wetter...Favorite surface is hard court; best shot is forehand...Parents are Agnes and Rudolf; has an older brother, Christian, and older sister, Gabi...Most memorable experience was winning an ITF Circuit event as a qualifier...Admires her sister for being a nice person, and fellow Austrian tennis player Marion Maruska for fighting to reach her goals...Also admires Martina Navratilova...Favorite movie is While You Were Sleeping...Favorite city to visit is Paris ... Retired from professional tennis in November 2006 due to injuries.
• In juniors, won 1997 European Championships; reached SF at 1996 Roland Garros and QF at 1995 Wimbledon; No. 5 in ITF world rankings
SINGLESWinner: 2001 - ITF/Bronx-USA; 1998 - ITF/Lisbon-POR, ITF/Hull-GBR; 1997 - ITF/Kiev-UKR, ITF/Edinburgh-GBR; 1995 - ITF/Bossonnen-SUI.Quarterfinalist (5): 2002 - Strasbourg, Brussels; 1999 - Roland Garros, Bratislava, Linz.DOUBLESWinner (2): 2004 - Bogota (w/Woehr); 2002 - Brussels (w/Woehr).Finalist (2): 2002 - Vienna (w/Woehr); 2000 - Auckland (w/Wartusch).Semifinalist (3): 2004 - Budapest (w/Woehr); 2002 - Strasbourg (w/Woeher); 1999 - Bol (w/Schmidle).ADDITIONALAustrian Fed Cup Team 1998-99, 2001-02, 2004, 2006.
1994 - Played first ITF Circuit events in South America, Africa and Europe, reaching three SF1995 - Won first pro title at ITF/Bossonnen-SUI1996 - Reached final of one ITF event and two QF; made Tour debut at Linz as a qualifier1997 - In three consecutive ITF events, reached final as a qualifier each time, winning two1998 - Reached 3r at Roland Garros in Grand Slam debut; l. to eventual runner-up Seles1999 - As a qualifier at Roland Garros, scored biggest women's upset there in 16 years, saving 3mp to d. world No. 5 V. Williams in 4r to reach career-first Tour QF; d. world No. 14 Van Roost in 1r for first career Top 15 win; first qualifier to reach Roland Garros QF; along with Plischke, became second and third Austrian women to reach Roland Garros QF in Open Era; ranking vaulted from No. 125 to No. 49; late in season, reached consecutive QF at Bratislava and Linz; finished season in Top 100 for first time at No. 422000 - Reached first doubles final at Auckland (w/Wartusch); underwent left elbow surgery in February for a capsular tear and was off Tour for four months, returning at Roland Garros in late May; withdrew from Sopot in July due to ongoing elbow injury and was off Tour for another 11 months2001 - Returned to Tour at Tashkent after 11-month absence due to elbow injury; in second tournament back, qualified for Wimbledon and upset No. 25 seed Rubin en route to 3r; won ITF/Bronx-USA; qualified for US Open, d. world No. 14 Coetzer en route to 3r; improved ranking from No. 758 to No. 892002 - As a qualifier, reached Auckland 2r, l. to No. 3 seed Kremer; reached 2r Hobart as a LL, l. to No. 1 seed Grande in 3s; l. 2r at Australian Open to world No. 5 Clijsters; withdrew from Miami with continuing left leg injury; in Estoril, l. 2r to Bovina 76 third set; as No. 8 seed in Budapest, l. 1r to Kandarr; in Fed Cup as world No. 75, stunned world No. 6 Seles and No. 12 Shaughnessy (97 third set, saving 1mp) to lead Austria's win over USA in 1r; at Madrid, reached first QF in three years, l. to No. 5 seed Mag. Maleeva in 3s; l. 1r at Roland Garros, ret. in third set against qualifier Goloviznina; reached Vienna 2r, l. to compatriot and No. 3 seed Schett; doubles runner-up w/Woehr; fell 1r at Wimbledon to qualifier Callens in 3s; at Brussels, d. No. 4 seed Sucha in 1r en route to QF (l. to Loit in 3s); won first Tour doubles title (w/Woehr); in Fed Cup, won two singles rubbers vs. Croatia, saving 3mp vs. Kostanic to lead Austria to SF; reached US Open 2r and was two points from d. No. 6 seed Seles before falling in 3s; did not play the rest of the season2003 - Qualified for Australian Open, then upset No. 17 seed Dementieva in 1r and advanced to 3r for best showing there, l. to No. 10 seed Rubin; withdrew from Bogota with left wrist injury2004 - Using SR of No.105, reached 2r of singles at Bogota (d. No.115 Schruff, l. to eventual finalist No.43 Sanchez Lorenzo), and won doubles title (w/Woehr - their/her first since 2002); l. in 1r at three other Tour events and Roland Garros (l. to No.18 seed Sharapova), and failed to qualify at Estoril and Wimbledon; also reached doubles SF at Budapest (w/Woehr); member of Austrian Fed Cup team that d. Slovak Republic 3-2 in 1r (d. Cervanova, l. to Cervanova/Husarova w/Wartusch) and QF team that upset US 4-1 to reach second SF in three years (second upset over the US in as many years and included a second day, three-hour 76(3) 46 10-8 win over Raymond, l. to Rubin)
JULY - Went 0-3 during Austria's 5-0 Fed Cup World Group I Play-off loss to Japan.
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