Began playing at the age of 9; taught by the oldest of her four brothers, Jon...Coached by Peter Campbell of the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Fed Cup coach Lesley Bowrey and John Trickey...Parents are Beres and Laura; has four older brothers: Jon, Jim, Hugo and Ben; Ben plays on the men's pro tennis tour; father played Rugby Union for Australia and New South Wales from 1958-63...Interests include listening to music, going to concerts, shopping, playing on the computer, in-line skating, and biking.
• In juniors, reached final at 1995 Australian Open and US Open junior singles events; won 1995 Canadian Open Junior Championships; won 1995 ITF Surbiton 18s; 1994 finalist in Australian Hardcourt Junior singles; member of 1993 victorious World Youth Cup team• Four-year recipient of an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2001 - ITF/Benidgo-AUS; 1999 - ITF/Fresno, Calif.-USA, ITF/Dalby-AUS; 1996 - ITF/Mt. Gambier-AUS, ITF/Port Pirie-AUS, ITF/Sanctuary Cove-AUS; 1995 - ITF/Fayetteville, NC-USA; 1994 - ITF/Ibaraki-JPN, ITF/Kyoto-JPN.Semifinalist (2): 1997 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1995 - Surabaya.DOUBLESFinalist (1): 2001 - Canberra (w/de Villiers).Semifinalist (5): 1999 - Gold Coast (w/Molik); 1997 - Hobart (w/Fusai), Cardiff (w/Muric), Madrid (w/Pleming); 1996 - Birmingham (w/McQuillan).ADDITIONALAustralian Fed Cup Team 1997-98.
1996 - Handed Capriati her first professional loss to a younger player in 1r of US Open for first career Grand Slam match win1997 - Reached second career SF on WTA Tour at Tokyo [Japan Open] and ranking moved up to a No. 571999 - In Wimbledon mixed doubles, w/Mahesh Bhupathi, d. brother Ben and his partner in 1r 10-8 in the third set; unseeded, captured singles title at ITF/Fresno-USA with wins over three seeds, including top-seed countrywoman Molik in the final; won second ITF Circuit event during season at ITF/Dalby-AUS; unseeded, upset No. 1 seed and compatriot Pratt and No. 7 seed Watanabe en route to a runner-up finish at ITF/Lexington-USA2001 - W/de Villiers, reached first doubles final on WTA Tour in hometown of Canberra, falling to top seeds 64 76; as a Doha qualifier, won first main-draw match before falling to No. 8 seed Kruger in 3s2002 - As a Canberra WC, l. 1r to Dominikovic
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