Father, Jeff, is an ophthalmologist; mother, Sally, is a paralegal who was a nationally-ranked junior player (No. 6 in Girls 14s, No. 1 in doubles); has two older brothers: Jeff played college tennis at Berkeley and Robert played at Colorado...Moved from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, to Bradenton, Florida, USA, in 1994 to attend the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
• Was a singles semifinalist at the 2003 Pan American Games• In juniors, won the 1998 Banana Bowl and Japan Open junior titles; won the 1995 Easter Bowl 14s; finalist at the 1995 USTA 14s National Championships; member of US Connolly Continental Cup Team that reached SF
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Evansville, IN-USA; 2002 - ITF/Fullerton-USA, ITF/College Park (USA); 2001 - ITF/College Park-USA; 2000 - ITF/Mexico City 2-MEX; 1998 - ITF/Tampico-MEX.Semifinalist (2): 2002 - Bali, Tokyo [Japan Open].DOUBLESQuarterfinalist (2): 2003 - Memphis (w/Granville); 2001 - Oklahoma City (w/Craybas).
1996 - Debuted on ITF Circuit at two events, reaching QF at second appearance1997 - Debuted on WTA Tour at Philadelphia (after a failed attempt to qualify at Oklahoma City earlier in the year), falling to world No. 16 Schultz-McCarthy; reached two ITF Circuit SF1998 - Lost 1r at Indian Wells, and failed to qualify at three other WTA Tour events, including the US Open; competed at five ITF Circuit events (once as a LL), winning first singles title at ITF/Tampico-MEX when opponent, Varmuza, ret.1999 - Failed to qualify at two WTA Tour events; competed at eight ITF Circuit events, twice as a qualifier, and reached 2r three times2000 - Failed to qualify for three WTA Tour events, including US Open (second attempt); appeared in 15 ITF Circuit events, three times as a qualifier, capturing second title (ITF/Mexico City-MEX) and reaching one QF2001 - Made Grand Slam debut, at US Open (as a WC), and won 1r match against world No. 41 Weingartner; failed to qualify at five other Tour events, including Australian Open; competed at 19 ITF Circuit events (once as a qualifier), claiming one title (career-third) and one final2002 - In addition to a 1998 title, captured an ITF Circuit singles title three years consecutively, most recently at ITF/Fullerton-USA, by passing top seed Irvin in QF; at Miami, as world No. 118, received WC,spot but was forced to ret. 1r against fellow WC Dulko at 1-4 due to a stomach virus; qualified for Strasbourg and won 1r over Pullin before falling to No. 2 seed and eventual champion Farina Elia; top seeded, won fifth title on ITF Circuit and second of year at ITF/College Park-USA; as Canadian Open qualifier, d. WC Nejedly before l. to former world No. 1 Capriati; ranking moved up to No. 102; received a WC into second US Open, falling to qualifier Zuluaga 1r; at Hawaii, ret. in 2r with a left foot sprain; career-first SF appearance came in Bali (as a qualifier), d. No. 5 seed Ad. Serra Zanetti, Morariu and Marrero before falling to former world No. 2 C. Martinez; cracked Top 100 at No. 87; at Tokyo [Japan Open], reached second SF in as many weeks with an upset of former world No. 1 Sanchez-Vicario in 2r; ranking reached No. 772003 - Made debut at Australian Open, her first Grand Slam event outside of the United States (l. 1r to No. 16 seed Dechy); finished 4r at Miami as a WC upsetting No. 11 seed Myskina in her opening match (following a 1r bye) and No. 17 seed Sugiyama (l. to former world No. 1 Capriati, the No. 6 seed); following Miami, ranking rose from No. 85 to No. 68 ret. 1r at Madrid vs. No. 5 seed Suárez due to a right wrist sprain (a recurring injury); Roland Garros debut ended with 1r loss to qualifier Kleinova; l. 1r at US Open to No. 12 seed C. Martinez, failing to win a Grand Slam match during 2003 season; at Quebec City was forced to ret. in doubles 1r w/Baker due to a sprained right ankle.2005 - Won sixth career pro singles title at $10K ITF/Evansville, IN-USA, defeating Miller in final.
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