Coached by Marcus Schneider...A baseliner who prefers hard courts; forehand is best shot...Mother, Ruth, is a nurse; father, Erhard, is a teacher; has an older brother, Hartmut...Nickname is Andi...Sometimes carries a stuffed animal to tournaments for good luck...Self-described as happy and fun-loving...Graduated from high school in 1993...Played handball...Favorite movie is The Firm.
• In juniors, won the 1992 Orange Bowl 16s and the European Championships 16s; finalist at the 1993 Australian Open and semifinalist at 1992 Wimbledon; won the German Championships in 1993 and 1994 and the 21-and-under singles and doubles titles in 1997
SINGLESQuarterfinalist (5): 2001 - Gold Coast; 2000 - Hamburg; 1999 - Hilton Head; 1998 - Hilton Head, Warsaw.DOUBLESSemifinalist (4): 2002 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Hrdlickova); 2001 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Tu); 2000 - Klagenfurt (w/Plischke), Zurich (w/Lamade).Quarterfinalist (7): 2002 - Quebec City (w/Maleeva), Leipzig (w/Hrdlickova); 2000 - German Open (w/Wagner), Luxembourg (w/Lamade), Leipzig (w/Lamade); 1996 - Maria Lankowitz (w/Martinek), Pattaya City (w/Martinek).ADDITIONALGerman Fed Cup Team 1998-2001.
1998 - As a qualifier ranked No. 94 at Hilton Head, d. world No. 5 Sanchez-Vicario in 2r for best win ever; recorded second career victory over a Top 10 player in her Fed Cup debut, d. world No. 8 C. Martinez of Spain1999 - Upset No. 21-ranked Farina and rallied from down 0-4 in third set to defeat Panova 75 67 75 en route to best Grand Slam showing at Australian Open; lost in 3r to No. 12 seed Kournikova in three sets, and reached a ranking of No. 53 following the tournament; for the second straight year, reached QF at Hilton Head (Tier I), including a win over Dragomir and, as in 1998, had to retire during her QF match due to injury; in Fed Cup play, won both her matches against Japan to help lead Germany into World Group I for 20002000 - Suffered a relapse of the mononucleosis virus early in the year; as wildcard at Hamburg, reached QF2001 - Played all four Grand Slams after missing all of them in 2000; d. countrywoman Kandarr to reach QF at the first tournament of year in Gold Coast; qualified for Australian Open and won 1r before falling to No. 9 seed Dementieva in three sets; wildcard at Hamburg and upset No. 8 seed (No. 22-ranked) Serna in 1r; d. No. 27-ranked Raymond in 1r at Roland Garros2002 - Ranked No. 116, l. to No. 21-ranked Schett 62 64 in 1r of Australian Open; ranked No. 142, l. in 1r of Memphis to No. 64-ranked, No. 7 seed Hopkins
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