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US$2,960,000 19th NASDAQ-100 Open
The Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, FL-USA
THIRD ROUND NOTES, March 19 - 30, 2003
Welcome to the 19th NASDAQ-100 Open.
SUNDAY’S FEATURED MATCH-UPS – THIRD ROUND

(1) SERENA WILLIAMS (USA #1) vs. TATIANA PANOVA (RUS #24)
Head-to-Head: Williams leads 1-0


S. Williams Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 21 WTA Tour career prize money: $10,795,079
MIAMI HISTORY
• Sixth consecutive appearance here; won 2002 title, d. top three seeds en route, Hingis in QF, V. Williams in SF and Capriati in F; runner-up in 1999, l. to V. Williams, 61 46 64; reached QF two times in 2001 (l. to Capriati) and 1998 (l. to Hingis); reached 4r in 2000, l. to Capriati
2003 TO DATE
• Playing third Tour event of 2003; withdrew from Scottsdale due to a recurring knee injury; won both events prior to Scottsdale, captured Australian Open title, d. sister Venus 76 36 64 to win her fifth career Grand Slam title, and fourth in a row, becoming only the fifth woman in tennis history to hold all four majors at the same time (after Connolly, Court, Navratilova and Graf); in SF came from 1-5 and 2 mps down to d. Clijsters becoming only the fifth woman in Australian Open history to win the tournament after being mp down,in 1r was three points from elimination vs. Loit; also won doubles with her sister, their fifth Grand Slam win together; won Paris, d. No. 3 seed Mauresmo, 63 62
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Undisputed world No.1 in 2002, dominating season by winning all three Grand Slams contested (Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open – withdrew from Australian Open due to r. ankle sprain), d. older sister Venus in each final and displaced her as world No.1 following Wimbledon; became first woman since Hingis in 1997 to win three majors in one season; won another five titles including Miami (d. world’s Top 3 players - joining only Graf to accomplish that feat in the Open Era), Scottsdale, Italian Open, Tokyo [Princess Cup] and Leipzig; breakthrough season was in 1999, won first five titles, including US Open and improved ranking from No. 24 to No. 4 by season’s end; member of winning 1999 US Fed Cup team; won 2000 Olympic Gold with Venus in doubles
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.1 (July 8, 2002 – Present - 38 straight weeks so far)
• Here with her father and coach Richard Williams and fitness trainer Kerrie Brooks

Panova Quick Facts
Age: 26 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $1,227,449
MIAMI HISTORY
• Seventh consecutive appearance here; reached QF last year, her best result at this tournament (l. to eventual runner-up Capriati); had two 3r finishes in 1997 (l. to Testud) and 2001 (l. to Hingis); reached 2r three times, 1998 (l. to eventual champion V. Williams), 1999 (l. to Huber) and 2000 (l. to Dragomir)
2003 TO DATE
• Playing eighth Tour event this season; made season debut at Auckland, l. in first round to Zvonereva; reached SF at Sydney (l. to Davenport), upset No. 1 seed Capriati in 2r, 46 64 75; reached 3r at Australian Open, l. to Davenport; had three straight 1r losses at Tokyo, Dubai and Scottsdale; at Indian Wells, had 1r bye, l. 2r
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Three-time runner-up on WTA Tour at 2002 Auckland, 2002 Sarasota and 2000 Pattaya; two-time semifinalist at 2002 Pattaya and 2000 Kuala Lumpur; reached QF 11 times (2002 – Miami, Tokyo [Princess Cup], Filderstadt; 2001 – ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Palermo, Bahia, Filderstadt, Linz, Pattaya; 2000 – Oklahoma City, Moscow); winner of six ITF Circuit titles at 1997 ITF/Samara-RUS, 1994 ITF/Mission-USA, 1994 ITF/Felixstowe-GBR, 1994 ITF/Rhed-Wiedenbruck-GER, 1994 ITF/Istanbul III-TUR, 1992 ITF/Siauliat-LIT; member of the Russian Fed Cup Team 1997-99 and 2002
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.20 (September 23 – October 6, 2002)
• Coached by Pavel Joromsky and works with brother Ruslan Panov

(2) VENUS WILLIAMS (USA #2) vs. EMMANUELLE GAGLIARDI (SUI #86)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

V.Williams Quick Facts
Age: 22
WTA Tour career singles titles: 29
WTA Tour career prize money: $12,377,728

MIAMI HISTORY
• Sixth appearance here; three-time champion, 1998 (d. top seed Hingis in SF and Kournikova in F), 1999 (d. S. Williams) and 2001 (d. top seed Hingis in SF and Capriati in F); reached SF in 2002, l. to eventual champion S. Williams; l. 3r in 1997 to eventual champion Hingis
2003 TO DATE
• Playing third event of 2003; started season by reaching first singles final at Australian Open without dropping a set; fell 76(4) 36 64 to sister, world No.1 S.Williams for the fourth consecutive time in a Grand Slam final; won Antwerp title as top seed, d. No. 2 seed Clijsters, 62 64
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 29 career singles titles, including four Grand Slams (2000 Wimbledon and US Open, 2001 Wimbledon and US Open); most recent win at 2003 Antwerp; reigned as world’s No.1 player on three separate occasions in 2002 between February and July, surrendering the top spot to sister Serena on 8 July after falling to her in the Wimbledon final; reached first Grand Slam final at 1997 US Open ranked No.66, falling to Hingis; a member of the US Fed Cup team in 1995 and 1999 and the US Olympic team in 2000, winning the gold medal in singles (d. Dementieva in final) and doubles (w/S.Williams); has finished each of the past four seasons ranked inside the world’s Top 3, the only player to do so
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 11 weeks (25 February – 17 March, 22 April – 19 May, 10 June – 7 July 2002)
• Here with father and coach Richard Williams; trainer is Kerrie Brooks

Gagliardi Quick Facts
Age: 26
WTA Tour career singles titles: none
WTA Tour career prize money: $822,040

MIAMI HISTORY
• Third appearance in main draw here; best result was 2r finish in 2002, l. to Dementieva; l. 1r in 2000 to Panova; did not qualify into main draw in 1997, 1998 and 1999
2003 TO DATE
• Playing eighth Tour event of 2003; started at Auckland, reached SF, l. to eventual champion Daniilidou; l. 1r at Hobart to Perebiynis; l. 2r at Australian Open to Myskina; l. 1r at Doha to Sucha; l. 1r at Dubai to Maleeva; l. 2r at Acapulco to Torrens Valero; reached 4r at Indian Wells to C. Martinez
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Four-time semifinalist at 2000 Sao Paulo, 1999 Cairo, 1998 Maria Lankowitz and 1997 Bol; eight-time quarterfinalist; winner of seven ITF Circuit titles; member of Swiss Fed Cup Team from 1997-2000 and 2000 Swiss Olympic Team
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 42 (May 13 – 20, 2002)
• Coached by Pier and Simone Restelli



(3) KIM CLIJSTERS (BEL #3) vs. (27) PAOLA SUAREZ (ARG #29)
Head-to-Head: Clijsters leads 1-0


Clijsters Quick Facts
Age: 19
WTA Tour career singles titles: 12
WTA Tour career prize money: $4,391,524
MIAMI HISTORY
• Fourth appearance here; reached 4r in debut appearance in 2000; in 2001, l. 4r to S. Williams; in 2002, l. QF to Seles
2003 TO DATE
• Playing sixth Tour event of 2003; winner in Sydney, dropping only 19 games en route (just one shy of Sabatini’s 1992 record); only fourth player (after Graf, Seles and Navratilova) in last 20 years to win three consecutive titles without dropping a set; going into Australian Open SF vs. No. 1 S. Williams, had won 23 of her last 24 matches (only loss – Davenport Zurich QF) dating back to Filderstadt 2002; held 64 36 51 lead on Williams in SF and 2mp at 5-2 before falling; runner-up at Antwerp, d. Henin-Hardenne in straight sets in SF before losing to V. Williams; runner-up in Scottsdale, falling to doubles partner Sugiyama in rain-delayed 3s final, went on to win the doubles title with Sugiyama; defeated Davenport 6-4 7-5 to capture Indian Wells Championship, first Tier I title
CAREER IN REVIEW
• In 2002, started and finished season strongly, reaching Sydney and Australian Open SF and a career-high ranking of No.3 in March, before an upper right arm injury sidelined her for six weeks; won Hamburg over No.1 V.Williams and reached Italian Open SF; finalist at Stanford (d. Davenport) and Tokyo Princess Cup (led S.Williams 62, 3-all); won Filderstadt (winning consecutive 3s matches over Davenport, Mauresmo and Hantuchova) and Luxembourg heading into Tour Championships, where she dropped only 14 games in d. No.4 Henin, No.2 V.Williams and No.1 S.Williams, improving her ranking from No.9 to No.4 in space of five weeks; broke through in late 2000, winning three Tier II titles and finishing as the runner-up in two other events, first Tier I title came at Indian Wells in 2003 defeating Davenport
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.3 (4-17 March, 22 April – 19 May 2002; Jan. 27, 2003 - Present)
• Coached by Marc Dehous; physical trainer is Eveline Coppens

Suarez Quick Facts
Age: 26
WTA Tour career singles titles: 2
WTA Tour career prize money: $2,341,782
MIAMI HISTORY
• Seventh appearance in this event in the main draw; best result was 3r finish in 2002, l. to Clijsters; five 1r finishes, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000
2003 TO DATE
• Playing eighth Tour event of 2003; made QF at Auckland; going 3s with Daniildou; at Sydney, l. 1r to Schnyder; reached Australian Open 3r, l. to Pratt; l. first round at Tokyo; made SF at Bogota, going 3s with Zuluaga; at Acapulco, l. first round to Diaz-Oliva; reached Indian Wells 2r, l. to Reeves
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Two time winner on the Tour, 2001 Bogota and 1998 Bogota; 12 time champion on ITF Tour; 7 time winner of Buenos Aires ITF (3 in 1999, 1 in 1998, 2 in 1995 and 1 in 1991); made the SF 9 times on the ITF Tour; Argentine Fed Cup Team 1996, 1999, 2001-2002; Argentine Olympic Team 1996, 2000
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 22 (Jan 29-Feb 4, 2001; April 2-15, 2001)
• Coached by Daniel Pereya

(4) JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL #4) vs. (30) TAMARINE TANASUGARN (THA #33)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Henin-Hardenne Quick Facts
Age: 20
WTA Tour career singles titles: 7
WTA Tour career prize money: $2,625,838

MIAMI HISTORY
• Making third appearance here; best result was 3r finish in 2001, l. to Garbin; received 1r bye in 2002, l. 2r to Pistolesi
2003 TO DATE
• Playing fifth Tour event of 2003; semifinalist in Sydney (losing to eventual winner Clijsters) 62 63 and Australian Open, surviving marathon 4r vs. Davenport in second longest match (in terms of total games played) played there from 4r on in the Open Era, winning 75 57 97 before being halted by world No.2 V.Williams in SF; in Antwerp, reached SF, falling to compatriot Clijsters 62 76(3) after trailing 5-2 second set; won title at Dubai as top seed, d. No. 3 seed Capriati in SF and No. 4 seed Seles in F
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of seven WTA Tour singles titles and two doubles titles; most recent title win at 2003 Dubai; runner-up at 2001 Wimbledon and semifinalist at 2001 Roland Garros, 2002 Wimbledon and 2003 Australian Open; one of only four current players (along with Seles, Hingis and Davenport) to have wins over S.Williams, V.Williams and Capriati; in 1999, won Antwerp in her Tour debut, the fifth player at that stage to achieve that feat; member of Belgian Fed Cup team 2000-02 (winning title in 2001)
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.4 (October 28 – November 10, 2002; January 27,2003 - present)
• Coached by Carlos Rodriguez since 1996

Tanasugarn Quick Facts
Age: 25
WTA Tour career singles titles: 1
WTA Tour career prize money: $1,402,564

MIAMI HISTORY
• Making eighth appearance here; best result was 4r finish in 2001, l. to eventual runner-up Capriati; three 3r finishes in 1995, 1998 and 2002; two 2r finishes in 1997 and 2000; one 1r finish in 1999
2003 TO DATE
• Playing ninth Tour event of 2003; started at Gold Coast, l. 1r to Garbin; l. 2r at Sydney to Hantuchova; l. 3r at Australian Open to eventual champion S. Williams; reached QF at Tokyo, l. to eventual champion Davenport; won first WTA Tour title at Hyderabad, d. No. 5 seed Tulyaganova; l. 1r at Doha to Vento-Kabchi; l. 2r at Dubai to Myskina; received 1r bye at Indian Wells, l. to Mauresmo
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour title at 2003 Hyderabad; five-time WTA Tour runner-up at 2002 Canberra and Doha, 2001 Japan Open, 2000 Birmingham and 1996 Pattaya; eight-time WTA Tour semifinalist; winner of three WTA Tour doubles titles at 2001 Bali, 2000 Shanghai and 1998 Auckland; winner of eight ITF Circuit titles; member of 2000 Thai Fed Cup Team and 1996 and 2000 Thai Olympic Teams
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 19 (May 13 – 20, June 10 – 17, 2002)
• Coached by Dominic Yosip



(6) JENNIFER CAPRIATI (USA #5) vs. (31) LAURA GRANVILLE (USA #34)
Head-to-Head: First meeting

Capriati Quick Facts
Age: 26
WTA Tour career singles titles: 13
WTA Tour career prize money: $7,017,001

MIAMI HISTORY
• Making 12th appearance here; runner-up two consecutive years, 2001 (l. to V. Williams) and 2002 (l. to S. Williams); reached SF in 1992, l. to eventual champion Sanchez-Vicario; two-time quarterfinalist in 1991 (l. eventual champion Seles) and 2000 (upset No. 5 seed S. Williams in 4r, l. to Tested)
2003 TO DATE
• Playing fifth Tour event of 2003; started season with losses in Sydney 2r (after 1r bye) to Panova 46 64 75 and Australian Open 1r to Weingδrtner 26 76(6) 64; withdrew from Tokyo [Pan Pacific] citing need to recover from eye surgery to remove sunspots; reached SF Dubai l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne in 3s; reached SF at Indian Wells, l. to Davenport, 64 46 64
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 13 Tour singles titles (incl. three Grand Slams at 2001 Australian and French Opens and 2002 Australian Open) and one doubles title; had best year of her career in 2001, winning first Grand Slams and reaching No.1 for the first time on 15 October, finishing season at No.2; named 2001 ITF Women’s Singles World Champion; singles gold medallist at 1992 Barcelona Olympics; in 1990 as a 14-year-old, became youngest player to reach a Grand Slam SF (at Roland Garros), win a singles title (Puerto Rico) and reach the Top 10; a member of the US Fed Cup team 1990-91, 1996 and 2000 and the US Olympic team in 1992
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 17 wks (15 Oct - 4 Nov 2001; 14 January - 24 February, 18 March - 21 April, 20 May - 10 June 2002)
• Coached by her father, Stefano Capriati

Granville Quick Facts
Age: 21
WTA Tour career singles titles: None
WTA Tour career prize money: $242,610

MIAMI HISTORY
• Making her debut here
2003 TO DATE
• Began season with QF finish at Auckland l. to Gagliardi in 3s; has lost all main draw appearances this season in 3s; l. 2r Canberra to Bartoli in 3s; 1r loss at Australian Open to Jidova in 3s; runner-up at ITF/Midland-USA l. to Lamade in championship match in 3s; reached first WTA Tour SF at Memphis, l. to Coetzer; reached QF at Scottsdale, upset No. 5 seed Rubin in 4r before l. to eventual runner-up Clijsters; received 1r bye at Indian Wells, l. 2r to Chladkova
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit singles title at ITF/La Canada, CA-USA; runner-up at ITF/Midland-USA last week and ITF/Surbiton-GBR and semifinalist in another four events; 2000 and 2001 NCAA singles champion for Stanford University and named the TENNIS magazine/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) College Player of the Year both years; compiled 58-match winning streak in singles in NCAA play over two years and went 93-3 overall; led Stanford to an undefeated season and to an NCAA Team title in 2001
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 34 (March 3, 2003 - Present)
• Coached by John Trump, former coach of WTA Tour veteran Amy Frazier


(7) LINDSAY DAVENPORT (USA #6) vs. FLAVIA PENNETTA (ITA #67)
Head-to-Head: First meeting

Davenport Quick Facts
Age: 26
WTA Tour career singles titles: 38
WTA Tour career prize money: $15,381,892

MIAMI HISTORY
• Eleventh appearance in this event; reached F in 2000 l. to Hingis; six times in QF; reached SF three times; in 2002, did not play due to knee surgury
2003 TO DATE
• Playing sixth Tour event of 2003; as No.6 seed, reached Sydney final d. No.4 seed Hantuchova in QF in third-set tiebreak before falling to No.2 seed Clijsters in championship match; made earliest exit from Australian Open in six years, falling in 4r to Henin-Hardenne 75 57 97 in three hours, 13 minutes; won the Tier I title in Tokyo defeating doubles partner Raymond in the SF and Seles in 3s final; lost 2r (with bye) to eventual champion Sugiyama in Scottsdale; runner-up at Indian Wells, l. to Clijsters
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 38 career singles titles, including three Grand Slams (1998 US Open, 1999 Wimbledon, 2000 Australian Open) and one Olympic gold medal (Atlanta 1996); winner of 32 doubles titles, including three Grand Slams; has been ranked No.1 in the world in both singles (38 weeks in total) and doubles (32 weeks); No.1 in singles and doubles concurrently during April and May 2000; a member of the US Fed Cup team 1993-2000, 2002 and the US Olympic teams in 1996 and 2000; winner of the season-ending Championships in singles 1999 and doubles 1996-98
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 38 weeks (12 October 1997 – 7 February 1999; 5 July – 8 August 1999; 3 April – 7 May, 15-21 May 2000; 5 November 2001 – 13 January 2002)
• Split amicably from coach of seven years, Robert Van’t Hof; now working with fiancι Jon Leach’s older brother, Rick, a former doubles world No.1

Pennetta Quick Facts
Age: 21
WTA Tour career singles titles: none
WTA Tour career prize money: $135,650

MIAMI HISTORY
• Making her debut here
2003 TO DATE
• Playing in seventh main draw of WTA Tour event of 2003; started at Auckland, did not qualify for main draw; reached first WTA Tour QF at Canberra, l. to Schiavone; l. 1r at Australian Open; reached her first WTA Tour SF at Hyderabad; reached QF two consecutive times at Bogota, l. to Srebotnik, and at Acapulco, l. to eventual champion Coetzer; l. 2r at Indian Wells to Shaughnessy
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached her first WTA Tour SF at 2003 Hyderabad; reached first WTA Tour QF at 2003 Canberra and also was a quarterfinalist at two consecutive tournaments, 2003 Bogota and Acapulco; six-time ITF Circuit champion at 2002 ITF/Ortisei-ITA, ITF/Rome Lanciani-ITA, ITF/Fano-ITA and ITF/Biella-ITA; 1999 ITF/Cagliari-ITA and ITF/Grado-ITA
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 67 (March 17, 2003 - present)
• Coached by Barbara Rossi


(8) AMELIE MAURESMO (FRA #7) vs. (26) CLARISA FERNANDEZ (ARG #28)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Mauresmo Quick Facts
Age: 23
WTA Tour career singles titles: 8
WTA Tour career prize money: $3,281,336

MIAMI HISTORY
• Third appearance here; last appearance was in 1999, l. 3r to Likhovsteva; l. 2r in 1998 to Basuki
2003 TO DATE
• Playing fourth Tour event of 2003 after being sidelined for four months with a cartilage inflammation of the right knee since mid-October last year, causing withdrawals from 2002 Zurich, season-ending Tour Championships, 2003 Sydney and Australian Open (third time she missed a Grand Slam due to injury in the last 3½ years); first event was played on home soil at Paris Indoors, reached final (d. Dementieva 60 60 in SF) before l. to world No.1 S.Williams; reached SF in Doha having to retire down 6-3 2-2 to Seles due to aggravation of right adductor strain; reached QF at Indian Wells against Davenport, withdrew with acute throat infection
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of eight WTA Tour career singles title, most recently in 2002 Canadian Open and also including 2000 Sydney, where she defeated the Top 3 seeds (No.3 Pierce, No.2 Davenport, No.1 Hingis) and 2001 German Open (d. Capriati and Hingis back-to-back for her fourth title in five events); unseeded, runner-up at 1999 Australian Open, d. world No.1 Davenport in SF before falling to No.2 Hingis; also a semifinalist at 2002 Wimbledon and US Open (d. No.3 Capriati on both occasions); winner of one Tour doubles title at 2000 Linz (w/Rubin); represented France in Fed Cup 1998-99, 2001-02
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.4 (7-27 October 2002)
• Coached by Loic Courteau since Roland Garros 2002

Fernandez Quick Facts
Age: 21
WTA Tour career singles titles: none
WTA Tour career prize money: $382,779

MIAMI HISTORY
• Making her main draw debut; did not qualify in 2000 and 2002
2003 TO DATE
• Playing seventh Tour event of 2003; started at Auckland, l. 2r to Cho; l. 2r at Canberra to Pennetta; l. 3r at Australian Open to Myskina; l. 1r to Tokyo to Tanasugarn; l. 1r at Hyderabad to Morigami; received 1r bye at Indian Wells, l. to Serna in 2r
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached SF in her Roland Garros debut, d. world No. 4 Clijsters, No. 15 Dementieva and countrywoman Suarez en route; became second-lowest-ranked player to reached Roland Garros SF after No. 99 Simon in 1978; ranking jumped from No. 87 to No. 34; three-time quarterfinalist in 2002 Madrid, Birmingham and Shanghai; member of Argentine Fed Cup Team from 2001-2002
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No. 27 (March 3 – 17, 2003)
• Coached by Leonardo Jose Lerda


(9) JELENA DOKIC (YUG #9) vs. (21) NATHALIE DECHY (FRA #23)
Head-to-Head: Dokic leads 2-0


Dokic Quick Facts
Age: 19
WTA Tour career singles titles: 5
WTA Tour career prize money: $2,762,953

MIAMI HISTORY
• Third appearance in main draw; best result was QF finish in 2001, l. to eventual champion V. Williams; reached 3r in 2002, l. to Kremer; reached 2r in 2000, l. to Martinez
2003 TO DATE
• Playing sixth Tour event of 2003; elected to miss Australian circuit; reached QF in Tokyo PPO as No. 2 seed before falling to Raymond and QF in Paris, falling to No. 8 seed Daniilidou; at Antwerp, l. in 1r to Sugiyama, 75 57 63; received 1r bye at Scottsdale, l. 2r to Shaughnessy; received 1r bye at Indian Wells, l. to Rittner
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of five WTA Tour career singles titles and three doubles titles; won 2001 singles titles at Rome, Tokyo (Princess Cup) and Moscow, the only player alongside S.Williams and Davenport to win two Tier I titles; doubles titles have come at 2001 Linz (w/Petrova) and 2002 Sarasota (w/Likhovtseva); advanced to first Tour Championships in 2001, falling to Davenport in QF; qualified again in 2002, reaching QF for second year; burst to prominence at 1999 Wimbledon, where as a qualifier ranked No.129, she defeated world No.1 Hingis 62 60 in 1r, becoming lowest-ranked player to defeat a world No.1; progressed to QF (l. Stevenson in 3s)
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.4 (19 August – 22 September 2002)
• Coached by Heinz Gόnthardt since November


Dechy Quick Facts
Age: 23
WTA Tour career singles titles: 1
WTA Tour career prize money: $1,415,769

MIAMI HISTORY
• Seventh appearance in this event; two 1r exits – 1997 and 1998; l. 3r in 1999, l. to Novotna; l. 4r in 2000 to Frazier; in 2001, l. 2r to Osterloh; l. 2r to Poutchek in 2002
2003 TO DATE
• Playing her eighth Tour event of 2003; started season by winning career-first WTA Tour singles title at Gold Coast as No.2 seed; scored comeback wins over Pratt in 2r and Bovina in SF before beating Mikaelian in final in 3s; retired during 1r match in Canberra while trailing Weingδrtner 5-0 first set with left thigh strain; as No.16 seed (first time seeded in Top 16), fell in 3r of Australian Open to Daniilidou; at Paris Indoors, fell 1r to Sugiyama; reached QF at Antwerp, l. to No. 4 seed Hantuchova; reached QF at Scottsdale l. to Stevenson; at Indian Wells, reached 4r, l. to eventual champion Clijsters in 3s
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Gold Coast (d. Mikaelian in final; see above); runner-up at two more WTA Tour singles events – 2000 Oklahoma City and Estoril; has reached another eight SF and 13 QF and finished the past five seasons ranked inside the Top 50; best Grand Slam results have been 4r finishes at 1998 US Open and 1999 Wimbledon; a member of the French Fed Cup team 2000-02 and the French Olympic team in 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.18 (January 13 – 27, 2003)
• Coached by Georges Goven and travels with her boyfriend, Antoine
 

 

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