Coached by Larry Willens ... Father is Ramon, mother is Irma; brother's name is Josuel, sister's name is Maryori ... Introduced to the game at age 7; favorite surface is hard ... Enjoys listening to music, reading and writing in her spare time.
- Won singles gold medal at the Pan American Games in both 2003 and 2007.- Junior highlights include reaching 1998 Wimbledon QF (l. to Dokic) and sweeping singles and doubles at 1998 International Junior Championships of Venezuela.
SINGLESWinner (1): 2008 - ITF/Allentown, PA-USA; 2007 - Fes; 2006 - ITF/St. Paul, MN-USA, ITF/Troy, AB-USA; 2005 - ITF/Dothan, AB-USA; 2002 - ITF/Dothan, AB-USA; 2001 - ITF/Dallas, TX-USA; 2000 - ITF/San Luis Potosi-MEX; 1999 - ITF/Easton, MD-USA, ITF/Montr‚al 2-CAN; 1997 - ITF/Santo Domingo-DOM; 1996 - ITF/Tamaulipas-MEX.Finalist (1): 2003 - Quebec City.Quarterfinalist (2): 2004 - Strasbourg, Vancouver.DOUBLESWinner (3): 2006 - ITF/Midland, MI-USA (w/Tu), ITF/St. Paul, MN-USA, ITF/Albuquerque, NM-USA, ITF/Ashland, KY-USA (all w/Ditty), ITF/Lafayette, LA-USA (w/Sromova); 2005 - ITF/Albuquerque, NM-USA, ITF/Troy, AB-USA (both w/Ditty); 2004 - Acapulco, Strasbourg, 's-Hertogenbosch, ITF/Dothan, AB-USA (all w/McShea); 2003 - ITF/Dothan, AB-USA (w/Wheeler), ITF/Albuquerque, NM-USA (w/Reeves); 2002 - ITF/Szczecin-POL (w/Webb), ITF/Albuquerque, NM-USA (w/Lubiani), ITF/Hallandale Beach, FL-USA (w/Dulko), ITF/Eugene, OR-USA (w/Miyagi); 2001 - ITF/CD Juarez-MEX (w/Ortuno); 2000 - ITF/Coatzacoalcos-MEX (w/Volekova); 1999 - ITF/Queretaro-MEX (w/Volekova); 1997 - ITF/Isla de Marga-VEN (w/Juricich).Finalist (1): 2004 - Birmingham (w/McShea).ADDITIONALVenezuelan Fed Cup Team 1998-20001. Venezuelan Olympic Team 2000.
1994 - Played first event of career in qualifying on ITF Circuit in Miami.1995 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1996 - Won one ITF Circuit singles title.1997 - Won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.1998 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1999 - Fell in Tour qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2000 - Fell in Tour qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2001 - Made Tour main draw debut at Bogot , falling 1r; fell in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2002 - Won first Tour main draw match by reaching 2r at Hawaii (d. Vento-Kabchi); fell 1r at three other Tour main draws, incl. on debut at Roland Garros (as qualifier); fell in qualifying at Wimbledon and US Open; won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2003 - First Top 100 finish; qualified for debuts at Wimbledon (l. 1r) and US Open (made 2r; afterwards on September 8 made Top 100 debut, rising from No.117 to No.91) and in last event of year reached first Tour final at Qu‚bec City (ret. vs. Sharapova w/left ankle fracture); won two ITF Circuit doubles titles.2004 - Reached QF at Strasbourg and Vancouver; first (so far only) time to play all four Grand Slam main draws in same season, reaching 2r at Wimbledon but falling 1r at other three; reached all four of her career Tour doubles finals during season (all w/McShea), winning three titles; also won one ITF Circuit doubles title.2005 - Best Tour result was 3r at Birmingham; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2006 - Won two singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit (bringing career tallies to 10 and 18).2007 - Second and best career Top 100 finish in season highlighted by Venezuela's first Tour singles title but marred during second half by left foot injury; became her nation's first ever Tour singles titlist at Fes (saved 2mp vs. Razzano en route to final, then d. Wozniak 61 63); reached 2r or better at all eight Tour main draws contested until summer hardcourt season, incl. 2r at Australian Open (l. to No.10 seed Vaidisova) and Roland Garros (l. to No.8 seed S.Williams) and 3r at Wimbledon (d. No.27 seed Stosur en route to first ever Grand Slam 3r appearance; l. to No.7 seed S.Williams); surged from No.104 to No.68 on May 21 after Fes (blowing past previous career-high No.73 set in January 2004) and made Top 50 debut on July 9 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.56 to No.48); win over Pin in Fes QF was 300th career singles match win; in first tournament after Wimbledon, ret. during 1r match at San Diego vs. Nakamura w/left foot injury then withdrew from all events rest of season (Los Angeles, US Open, Qu‚bec City).
JANUARY - Withdrew from Australian Open w/left foot injury.FEBRUARY - Played first event since last July at ITF/Clearwater, FL-USA (l. 2r); fell 1r next week at Memphis (l. to No.6 seed Wozniacki).MARCH - Reached 2r at Miami (l. to No.7 seed Hantuchova).APRIL - Fell 1r at Amelia Island (l. to Vesnina) and Charleston (l. to Rezai 75 third set).MAY - Fell 1r at Berlin (ret. vs. No.10 seed Szavay w/right neck injury); fell in Strasbourg qualifying; reached 2r at Roland Garros (l. to No.28 seed Cibulkova).JUNE - Fell 1r at Birmingham (l. to Ruano Pascual in 3s) and Wimbledon (l. to Ruano Pascual).JULY - Won $50K ITF/Allentown, PA-USA singles title.AUGUST - Fell 1r at Olympics (ret. while leading A.Bondarenko 63 10 w/right ankle injury).SEPTEMBER - Fell in Seoul and Tokyo [Japan Open] qualifying.
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