Coached by Kees Oostrom ... Father is Benno (buys and sells horses); mother is Jolanda (works on a train); younger sister is Sherin (rides horses professionally) ... Born and has always lived in Doetinchem, Netherlands, a small town near German border; all family and friends are there and wouldn't want to live anywhere else ... Started playing tennis when grandparents introduced her to the sport ... Favorite surfaces are clay and slow hardcourts; favorite shot is backhand ... Tennis idol is Kim Clijsters ... Favorite tournaments are Bastad and Australian Open.
ADDITIONALDutch Fed Cup Team, 2015-16.
2015 - Reached 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying 10 times (incl. other two majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2014 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2013 - QF at Bastad; fell 1r once and in qualifying five times (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2012 - Played first WTA main draw at Bad Gastein, reaching 2r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2011 - Won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2010 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.2009 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit, winning three singles titles and one doubles title.