Was coached by father, Joe, who played on the ATP circuit and coached Sampras 1989-91; was managed by Marla Ono ... Mother, Jane, is a developmental specialist for children; younger brother, Stephen, teaches tennis; both parents played college tennis; uncle, Andy Brandi, was women's tennis coach at the University of Florida for 17 years ... Graduated from Bradenton Academy in 1995 and was on Director's List with A average ... Was featured in a fitness program for American cable TV network Lifetime ... Does community service by speaking at schools ... Enjoys writing; has written articles for sportsillustrated.com, sportsline.com ... Introduced to the game by Harry Hopman, who gave Kristina her first racquet.
- Named 2003 Athlete of the Year by the Puerto Rican Tennis Association.- At 2003 Pan American Games, singles semifinalist and doubles runner-up (w/Castellvi).- In juniors, ranked in the Top 2 in Florida in all age groups; won National Clay Courts U14s; runner-up in National Hardcourts 14s and 18s; was part of the USA's Maureen Connolly Brinker Cup team in 1992.
SINGLESWinner (1): 2006 - ITF/Surbiton-GBR; 2005 - ITF/Surbiton-GBR, ITF/San Francisco, CA-USA; 2003 - ITF/Charlottesville, VA-USA, ITF/Surbiton-GBR, ITF/College Park, MD-USA, ITF/Louisville, KY-USA, ITF/Peachtree, GA-USA, ITF/Albuquerque, NM-USA, ITF/Troy, AL-USA; 1999 - 's-Hertogenbosch, ITF/Salt Lake City, UT-USA; 1998 - ITF/Clearwater, FL-USA, ITF/Phoenix, AZ-USA, ITF/Peachtree, GA-USA, ITF/Austin, TX-USA; 1994 - ITF/Indianapolis, IN-USA.Semifinalist (3): 2004 - Hobart; 2000 - 's-Hertogenbosch; 1998 - Pattaya City.Quarterfinalist (14): 2006 - Auckland; 2005 - Prague; 2004 - Auckland, Memphis, Forest Hills, Guangzhou; 2001 - Hobart, Birmingham, 's-Hertogenbosch; 2000 - Birmingham, Tokyo [Princess Cup], Shanghai; 1999 - Auckland, Kuala Lampur.DOUBLESWinner: 1994 - ITF/Indianapolis, IN-USA (w/Miller).Semifinalist (1): 2004 - Hobart (w/Grant).ADDITIONALPuerto Rican Fed Cup Team, 2003-05; Puerto Rican Olympic Team 2004.
- Career highlighted by one Tour singles title on grass at 1999 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Talaja in final); SF three times, at 1998 Pattaya City (l. to Halard-Decugis), 2000 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Dragomir) and 2004 Hobart (l. to Asagoe); QF another 14 times; best Grand Slams were 4r at Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2000.- Career-high No.27 on December 4, 2000; Top 100 debut on March 17, 1997 (rose from No.107 to No.98 after Indian Wells) and Top 50 debut on June 21, 1999 (rose from No.57 to No.42 after 's-Hertogenbosch).- Notched one Top 10 win in her career, over No.10 Coetzer (2000 Australian Open); has another four Top 20 wins, over No.16 Van Roost (1999 's-Hertogenbosch), No.20 Dragomir (2000 Australian Open), No.17 Likhovtseva (2000 Rome) and No.16 Martinez (2004 Australian Open).- Best Tour doubles result was SF at 2004 Hobart (w/Grant).- On ITF Circuit, winner of 16 singles titles (most recently one in 2006) and one doubles title (in 1994).
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