Coached by Lori McNeil; travels with Mandando Ivy (hitting partner), Tiya Rolle (sister) ... Serve-and-volleyer whose favorite shots are serve, forehand and volley; favorite surface is grass ... Began playing at age 9; first played at neighborhood courts ... Parents are both retired; father, Leon, was attorney; mother, Sharon, was pharma sales rep; has two brothers (Keyon and Rolando) and two sisters (Tiya and Ashley) ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington; favorite movie is Crash ... Favorite type of music is hip-hop, R&B ... Favorite book is The Bible ... Plays and watches basketball, track ... Self-described as smart, funny, the life of the party; enjoys going to movies with friends ... Favorite place to visit is Hawaii, because the weather and the beauty; favorite tournament is Birmingham, because so far she has done the best there ... Person most admired is mother, because she's the strongest woman she knows.
SINGLESWinner: 2006 - ITF/Albuquerque, NM-USA; 2005 - ITF/Clearwater, FL-USA, ITF/Troy, AL-USA.DOUBLESWinner: 2008 - ITF/Pelham, AL-USA (w/Pastikova); 2006 - ITF/Redding, CA-USA (w/Bardina); 2003 - ITF/Waco, TX-USA (w/Broderick).ADDITIONALAmerican Fed Cup Team, 2008.
2001 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in USA.2002 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.2003 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2004 - Played first Tour qualifying at Philadelphia; continued to play on ITF Circuit.2005 - Played first Tour main draw at Philadelphia, falling 1r (as WC, l. to Zakopalova in 3s); fell in Tour qualifying at Miami and US Open; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.2006 - Played four Tour main draws, reaching 2r at Birmingham (as qualifier) but falling 1r three times (incl. in Grand Slam debut at US Open); fell in Tour qualifying 12 times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2007 - Best season to date; best results were 3r finishes at Indian Wells (as WC, d. No.29 seed Shaughnessy en route before ret. vs. No.6 seed Vaidisova w/GI illness) and US Open (as WC, d. No.17 seed Golovin en route, falling to No.15 seed Safina; win over world No.18 Golovin was first career Top 20 win); made career Top 100 debut on September 10 (after US Open; rose from No.109 to No.82); reached 2r twice, fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and in Tour qualifying 10 times (incl. other two majors); withdrew from Qu‚bec City w/right knee sprain.
JANUARY - Fell 1r at Auckland (as qualifier, l. to Arvidsson); fell in Sydney and Australian Open qualifying.FEBRUARY - Fell 1r at Memphis (l. to No.3 seed Peer).MARCH - Reached 2r at Indian Wells (as WC, l. to No.3 seed Jankovic); fell in Miami qualifying.APRIL - Won $25K ITF/Pelham, AL-USA doubles title (w/Pastikova); fell 1r at Charleston (as WC, l. to qualifier Sun in 3s); went 1-1 in USA's 3-2 Fed Cup World Group SF loss to Russia.MAY - Fell in Roland Garros qualifying.JUNE - Withdrew from Wimbledon w/low back injury.JULY - Fell 1r at Los Angeles (as qualifier, l. to No.14 seed Bammer); fell 1r at Montreal (as qualifier, l. to Kleybanova).AUGUST - Fell 1r at US Open (as WC, l. to No.21 seed Wozniacki).SEPTEMBER - Played on ITF Circuit.OCTOBER - Fell in Quebec City qualifying.
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