Coached by brother, Darren Snyder...Began playing tennis at age five when father introduced her to the game at a city tennis center...Has an all-around game and prefers hard courts...Mother, Pat, is a teacher; father, Darrel, is sales director for a tennis court builder; has an older brother, Darren, who is a very good tennis and soccer player who was drafted in the pro indoor soccer league, and a younger brother, Damon, who was an all-state high school soccer player; uncle, Dave Snyder, is the men's tennis coach at the University of Texas...Graduated a semester early from Wichita North High School in 1995, where she was on the Honor Roll...Most memorable experience was winning the US Open junior title...Self-described as religious, competitive, focused, caring and happy...People she most admires are her parents because they're always there for her...Tennis player most admired is Pete Sampras for his versatile game...Has a dog named Pele...Favorites include the Bible, the movie Pretty Woman, actor Richard Gere and sushi...Other sports interest is soccer...Hobbies include listening to music and reading...Favorite place to visit is New York for the US Open...Would like to become a sports nutritionist or pursue a career in sports medicine in the future.
• In juniors, ended 1995 world-ranked No. 5; won the 1995 US Open; finalist at 1995 Astrid Bowl, Japan Open and Canadian Championships; SF at 1994 Easter Bowl 18s and 1993 USTA National 18s; defeated Martina Hingis en route to the SF of the 1994 Canadian Championships; QF at 1995 Roland Garros; QF at 1994 US Open• Finished in second place in tennis at the 1994 US Olympic Festival• Member of the US National Team in 1995 and the USTA Touring Pro Program in 1996 and 1998• Ran the mile-and-a-half in 8:50 at the US National Team training camp in 1995, one of the fastest ever recorded by the USTA for a woman tennis player• Played for the Wichita Advantage in World TeamTennis in 1995 and the St. Louis Aces in 1998 and 1999
SINGLESWinner (1 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Fort Worth, TX-USA; 2004 - ITF/Augusta-USA; 2002 - ITF/Frisco-USA; 1998 - Quebec City, ITF/Houston-USA; 1997 - ITF/Delray Beach-USA.Semifinalist (1): 1999 - Quebec City.Quarterfinalist (3): 2000 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1998 - Amelia Island, Madrid.DOUBLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Fort Worth-USA (w/Cargill), ITF/South Lake-USA (w/A.Smith), ITF/San Francisco-USA (w/Cargill).Semifinalist (1): 1999 - Zurich (w/Kostanic).ADDITIONALUnited States Pan American Team 1999.
1994 - Played first ITF Circuit events1995 - Runner-up at ITF/Miami-USA as a qualifier; played first Tour qualifying at Oklahoma City, later qualifying for Tokyo [Japan Open]; contested first Grand Slam qualifying at US Open1996 - Semifinalist at ITF/Rockford-USA1997 - Won first pro title at ITF/Delray Beach 2-USA; reached 2r at US Open and qualified for Chicago1998 - Career-best season to date, winning first Tour singles title at Quebec City (d. Rubin in final 46 64 76(6), saving 2 mp) and reaching career-high ranking of No. 33 on November 16; also won ITF/Houston-USA (in event prior to Quebec City), reached QF at Amelia Island as a WC (d. world No. 11 Spirlea) and Madrid and Tour 2r another 10 times1999 - Second Top 100 finish; surrendered Quebec City title in SF to 1998 runner-up Rubin (d. world No. 10 Coetzer in 2r for first Top 10 win); posted best Grand Slam result to date by reaching US Open 3r; in losing 67(19) 61 61 to Gagliardi in Madrid 2r, won longest tie-break in WTA Tour history (40 points); won silver medal in singles for USA at Pan Am Games2000 - Reached QF at Tokyo [Japan Open] as a qualifier; at Miami, fell in 2r to world No. 5 Tauziat 63 26 76(6)2001 - Runner-up at ITF/Midland-USA2002 - Won ITF/Frisco-USA, first title since 1998 Quebec City; reached 2r at Indian Wells and qualified for Hawaii2003 - Three-time runner-up on ITF Circuit; qualified for and reached 2r of Memphis, Birmingham and Los Angeles; also qualified for Stanford; on October 27, rose to No. 104, highest since November 20002004 - On Tour, l. in 1r at Auckland (as qualifier), Australian Open, Memphis, Miami (as qualifier), Roland Garros and Wimbledon (ret. vs. Gagliardi with left knee injury), and failed to qualify at three events; won $25K ITF/Augusta-USA (first singles title in two years).2005 - Won fifth ITF Circuit singles title and first three ITF Circuit doubles titles.
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