Father, Josef Romulus, is a management consultant and was a high-performance athlete in canoeing; mother, Johanna, is a medical doctor ... Dog's name is Sammy ... Graduated from high school in 1998; has been studying medicine since 2006 ... Speaks German, English, Romanian and a little French ... Before tennis, first sport was figure skating ... Hobbies include painting, playing piano, listening to classical music, skiing and waterskiing, skating, dancing, reading, seeing movies and surfing the internet ... Favorite colors are black and purple; favorite actor is Robert de Niro ... Is highly involved in charity; holds personal painting exhibitions in Germany and Luxembourg and sends paintings to charity exhibitions for children's cancer hospital in Munich and disadvantaged children in Africa.
- Junior highlights included Grand Slam finals at 1995 French Open (l. to Cocheteux), 1996 US Open and 1997 Australian Open (l. to Lucic both times).
SINGLESFinalist (1): 2004 - Bali.DOUBLESWinner (1): 2004 - Cincinnati (w/Craybas); 2000 - ITF/Seoul 3-KOR (w/de Beer); 1996 - ITF/Puerto Vallarta-MEX (w/Landa); 1995 - ITF/Coburg-GER (w/Noorlander).Finalist (5): 2005 - Strasbourg (w/Domachowska); 2004 - Luxembourg (w/Craybas); 2003 - Luxembourg (w/Tatarkova); 1999 - Auckland (w/Noorlander), Madrid (w/Landa).ADDITIONALGerman Fed Cup Team, 1997-2000, 2002-04.
- Played first event of career at ITF/Cluj-ROU in 1993; played first WTA qualifying at Essen in 1994; played first WTA main draw at Palermo in 1995.- Singles highlights were one WTA final at 2004 Bali (l. to Kuznetsova), three SFs at 2001 Auckland (l. to Su rez), 2001 Charleston (l. to Capriati) and 2003 Luxembourg (l. to Rubin) and eight more QFs at 1998 Sopot, 1999 Sopot, 2001 Bol, 2002 Qu‚bec City, 2003 Canberra, 2003 Philadelphia, 2004 Vienna and 2005 Canberra.- Best Grand Slam results were 4r at 2002 Australian Open (l. to Mauresmo) and 4r at 2004 French Open (l. to Sharapova).- Had four Top 10 wins, over No.9 S nchez-Vicario (1999 Sopot), No.7 Coetzer (2001 Charleston), No.3 Capriati (2003 Australian Open) and No.8 Petrova (2004 French Open).- Set career-high No.36 week of February 4, 2002.- Won one WTA doubles title at 2004 Cincinnati (w/Craybas).- Also won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.- Last WTA main draw was 2005 Modena (l. to Schiavone in 1r); played once more in US Open qualifying that year; only appearance since then was in doubles at 2008 Bad Gastein.
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