Coached by Lorenzo Beltrame at LGE in Orlando, Florida, USA...Started playing tennis at age 5 by watching older sister play...A baseliner, who prefers hard court surface...Father's name is Louis; mother, Anne, is a former social worker; sister, Amy, graduated from Harvard in 1991 and also played tennis professionally, including doubles with Erika; brother, Hans, plays tennis; has a younger sister, Alexis...Graduated from high school in June 1990; attended Harvard University 1991-92 and is currently on leave of absence until finishing tennis career...Hobby is trading on the stock market...Favorite actress is Meg Ryan; favorite movie is Four Weddings and a Funeral; favorite musical group is U2...Enjoys spending time off at home, going to the theater and playing golf...Likes to visit Australia.
• Won a bronze medal in the Nation's Cup event as a member of the 1995 USA Pan American team• As a junior player, was a member of 1990 US National Team and 1990 US Continental Cup Team Elected to the WTA Tour Players' Council
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2002 - ITF/Rockford-USA, ITF/Charlottesville-USA; 1999 - ITF/Las Vegas-USA, ITF/Sarasota-USA, ITF/Midlothian-USA, ITF/Mahwah-USA, ITF/Bronx-USA; 1995 - ITF/Wilmington-USA; 1992 - ITF/Melbourne-AUS. Finalist (1): 1999 - Kuala Lumpur.DOUBLESWinner (1): 2000 - s'Hertogenbosch (w/Pratt).Finalist (1): 1993 - Jakarta (w/A. de Lone).Semifinalist (2): 2000 - Birmingham (w/Pratt), Luxembourg (w/Kostanic).ADDITIONALUnited States Pan American Team 1995.
1999 - Enjoyed most successful season, reaching first singles final on WTA Tour (at Kuala Lumpur), winning five ITF Circuit titles, winning 50 matches and improving her season-ending world ranking more than 100 spots from No. 171 in 1998 to No. 67; qualified for both the Australian Open and Wimbledon and was a US Open WC2000 - Captured career-first doubles title on WTA Tour, winning s'Hertogenbosch w/Pratt; in singles at same tournament, stretched world No. 18 Capriati to 3s in 2r; reached doubles QF at Australian Open w/Pratt after upsetting No. 8 seeds C. Martinez/Tarabini in 2r; won first career match at Roland Garros in 2000, ousting 1999 quarterfinalist Schwartz2002 - D. Rippner at ITF/Rockford-USA, for first singles title since 1999; received LL spot into Memphis and d. world No. 129 qualifier An. Serra Zanetti 62 64 before falling to No. 43 Ad. Serra Zanetti 67(3) 63 64; world No. 132, received WC into Indian Wells and l. 1r to No. 135 qualifier Sandra Kleinova 16 64 63; won second ITF Circuit title of season, picking up both the singles and doubles crowns at ITF/Charlottesville-USA
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