Began playing tennis at age 9...Coached by Chris Kachel...Prefers hard courts; serve is best shot...Father, Denis, is a stockbroker; mother, Jeanette, is a math teacher; has two older sisters, Belinda and Rebecca, and a younger sister, Julia...Graduated from high school in 1996; has attended Monash University...Self-described as easy-going...Admires Monica Seles because she has remained very positive despite the things she's been through...Also admires John Malkovich as a great actor...Favorite tournament is the Australian Open because she loves Melbourne and her whole family comes...Enjoys visiting New York...Other sports interests include running and table tennis...Favorite movie is Con Air; favorite book is Circle of Friends.
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 1998 - ITF/Warrnambool-AUS, ITF/Lyneham-AUS, ITF/Corowa.Semifinalist (1): 2002 - Canberra.DOUBLESQuarterfinalist (3): 2002 - Shanghai (w/Dittmann); 2001 - Canberra (w/Henin); 1999 - Bol (w/Nittinger).
1997 - Improved her season-ending ranking by 539 spots from 1996 to 19971998 - Won three ITF Circuit events in four weeks in Australia2000 - In Grand Slam debut at Australian Open as a WC (ranked No. 261), came within two games of d. No. 3 seed S. Williams in 1r before falling 64 46 642002 - As a qualifier, reached SF at Canberra by d. Rittner, McQuillan and Mandula before falling to eventual tournament champion Smashnova, her best showing to date on Tour; as a WC entrant, lost 1r at Australian Open for second consecutive year
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