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Nicole Arendt

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Nicole Arendt (aren't) - (USA)Residence: Gainesville, Florida, USA Birthdate: August 26, 1969 Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, USA Height: 5' 9 1/2" (1.77 m) Weight: 150 lbs. (68 kg) Plays: Left-handed Status: Pro (May 18, 1991) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 0 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 15 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 4 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER: Canberra (w/Sugiyama), Indian Wells (w/Sugiyama) SEMIFINALIST: Australian Open (w/Sugiyama), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Sugiyama) 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - MIXED DOUBLES QUARTERFINALIST: Australian Open (w/Knowles) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 88 87 86 AUSTRALIAN -- -- -- -- 1r 3r 1r 1r 2r 2r -- -- -- -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- -- -- 2r 4r 1r 1r -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- -- 2r -- 3r 3r 1r 2r 2r -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- -- -- -- 1r 2r 3r 2r 2r 2r 1r -- -- -- 1r 2r CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- F -- -- SF DNP SF -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: 1991 - ITF/Sanibel-USA, ITF/Greensboro-USA; 1990 - ITF/Lady Lake-USA; 1986 - ITF/San Antonio-USA SEMIFINALIST (2): 1994 - Singapore; 1993 - Jakarta QUARTERFINALIST (5): 1999 - Birmingham; 1995 - Birmingham; 1994 - Pattaya, Jakarta; 1993 - Pattaya CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (15): 2001 - Canberra (w/Sugiyama), Indian Wells (w/Sugiyama); 1997 - Hannover (w/Bollegraf), Italian Open (w/Bollegraf), World Doubles Cup (w/Bollegraf), Atlanta (w/Bollegraf); 1996 - World Doubles Cup (w/Bollegraf), Filderstadt (w/Novotna); 1995 - Oklahoma City (w/L. Golarsa), Hilton Head (w/Bollegraf), Houston (w/Bollegraf), Zurich (w/Bollegraf), Quebec City (w/Bollegraf); 1994 - Jakarta (w/Radford); 1993 - Jakarta (w/Radford) FINALIST (13): 2000 - Chase Championships (w/Bollegraf), Miami (w/Bollegraf), Hamburg (w/Bollegraf); 1997 - Wimbledon (w/Bollegraf), Amelia Island (w/Bollegraf), Eastbourne (w/Bollegraf), Canadian Open (w/Bollegraf); 1996 - Zurich (w/Zvereva), Philadelphia (w/McNeil); 1995 - Amelia Island (w/Bollegraf); 1994 - Singapore (w/Radford); 1993 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Radford); 1991 - Schenectady (w/McCarthy) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - MIXED DOUBLES FINALIST (2): 1996 - Australian Open (w/L. Jensen), Roland Garros (w/L. Jensen) QUARTERFINALIST (2): 2001 - Australian Open (w/Knowles); 1996 - Wimbledon (w/L. Jensen) ADDITIONAL: United States Pan American Team 1999. QUICK FACTS * With partner Ai Sugiyama, captured the doubles title at 2001 Canberra, her first title in four years, and two months later won a Tier I title at Indian Wells with Sugiyama * Doubles semifinalist at the 2001 Australian Open * Unseeded, was a doubles finalist with Manon Bollegraf at 2000 Miami, where they upset the second seeds in the quarterfinals; runners-up again with Bollegraf at 2000 Hamburg, where they upset the second seeds in the semifinals * With partner Manon Bollegraf, defeated top seeds Raymond/Stubbs at 2000 Los Angeles en route to a semifinal finish * Qualified for season-ending Chase Championships in doubles as one of the best eight teams of the year for a fourth time with partner Manon Bollegraf in 2000, reaching the final; in 1997, reached the semifinals before Bollegraf had to retire due to a leg injury; in 1995, reached semifinals, and in 1996 Bollegraf was out with a knee injury * Returned to doubles action in January 1999 in Sydney after missing the 1998 season because of shoulder surgery; in second tournament back, reached the quarterfinals of Australian Open doubles with partner Manon Bollegraf; played first Sanex WTA TOUR singles match of comeback in May 1999 at the Italian Open * Won three matches to reach the singles quarterfinals of 1999 Birmingham, including an upset of seventh seed Nathalie Dechy, before falling to 1998 Wimbledon finalist and Birmingham top seed Nathalie Tauziat 6-4, 7-6 * With partner Manon Bollegraf, upset the second seeds to reach the doubles quarterfinals at the 1999 U.S. Open before retiring during next match due to a back injury * Underwent surgery on left shoulder in late 1997 and missed entire 1998 season; returned to school at the University of Florida while off the tour * Turned in best career Grand Slam singles showing at 1997 Roland Garros, reaching the fourth round by capturing biggest singles victory of career with an upset of fourth seed Jana Novotna in the third round; ranking jumped from No. 87 to a then-career high No. 51 * Reached third round at 1997 Wimbledon with a first-ever win over Lisa Raymond; also reached the doubles final * In 1997, reached career-high rankings in singles (No. 49) and doubles (No. 3) at different times in the year * Surpassed the $1 million mark in career prize money at 1997 Canadian Open * Turned out superb Grand Slam doubles play in 1996: at Australian Open, reached semifinals in doubles and final in mixed doubles; reached mixed doubles final at Roland Garros; and reached mixed doubles quarterfinals at Wimbledon and doubles quarterfinals at U.S. Open * In first three doubles tournaments together in 1995, Arendt and partner Manon Bollegraf won Hilton Head, reached the final in Amelia Island, and won Houston; pair defeated world-No. 1 team Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva in Hilton Head final; also won Zurich and Quebec City together in 1995 * Arendt and partner Manon Bollegraf again defeated top doubles team Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva in the championship match to capture the 1996 World Doubles Cup in Edinburgh; also defeated second seeds Meredith McGrath/Larisa Neiland in the semifinals; defended title in 1997 * Elected treasurer of 1995/96 Sanex WTA TOUR Players Association; elected to Players Association Board of Directors for two-year term beginning August 1994; also served as co-chairperson of Player Committee * Recipient of 1993 Sanex WTA TOUR Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award * Played No. 1 on University of Florida team; eight-time All-American (singles and doubles); 1991 SEC Academic honor roll; 1991 NCAA Championships doubles winner (w/Jillian Alexander), 1990 NCAA Championships singles finalist; finished collegiate career as leader in all-time singles wins at Florida with 145 * Began playing tennis at age 9 with Princeton Tennis Program; only member of family to play PERSONAL Father, Dr. Volker D. Arendt, is a senior research chemist; mother, Ulrike (Ulli), is a senior examiner for the Educational Testing Service; sister, Heike, earned an MBA and is a marketing associate in Boston; sister, Beatrix, works at the Smithsonian; brother, Wolfram, is an architect in Philadelphia...Enjoys mountain biking, basketball, visiting museums (especially Rodin and impressionist era), literature (especially German)...A fanatical collector of Swarovski silver animal crystals (treats herself to one after winning a singles or doubles title)...Tennis influences include Billie Jean King, Pam Shriver and Manon Bollegraf...Favorite movies are Dead Man Walking and Pink Panther; favorite books are Lords of Discipline and Beloved; favorite singer is Alice Leon; has memorized her favorite poem, "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe...After tennis career, plans to finish college...Attended the University of Florida from 1988-1991...Speaks fluent German...A huge University of Florida Gator fan. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-NR; 1999-142; 1998-NR (Injury Ranking: 63); 1997-63; 1996-70; 1995-114; 1994-73; 1993-88; 1992-126; 1991-211; 1990-388; 1989-NR; 1988-451; 1987-366; 1986-NR HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 49 (June 16-22, 1997)

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