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Amanda Coetzer (RSA) (4)

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Amanda Coetzer (koot-sur) - (RSA) Residence: Hoopstad, South Africa Birthdate: October 22, 1971 Birthplace: Hoopstad, South Africa Height: 5' 2 1/4" (1.58 m) Weight: 119 lbs. (54 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (January 1988) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 8 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 8 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 4 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: Acapulco QUARTERFINALIST: Australian Open 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER: Oklahoma City (w/McNeil) SEMIFINALIST: Sydney (w/Po), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Po) QUARTERFINALIST: Acapulco (w/Morariu) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 88 AUSTRALIAN QF 2r 4r 4r SF SF 3r 2r 1r -- -- -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 3r 1r 1r SF 4r 2r 4r 2r 3r 2r 1r 4r -- WIMBLEDON -- 2r 3r 2r 2r 2r 2r 4r 2r -- 2r 2r 1r -- UNITED STATES -- 3r 1r QF 4r QF 1r QF 3r 3r 1r 1r 1r -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- QF 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r QF -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- QF -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (8 Sanex WTA TOUR): 2001 - Acapulco; 2000 - Antwerp; 1998 - Hilton Head; 1997 - Budapest, Luxembourg; 1994 - Prague; 1993 - Melbourne Open, Tokyo [Nichirei]; 1988 - ITF/Haifa-ISR, ITF/Ramat Hasharon-ISR, ITF/Modena-ITA, ITF/Vaihingen-GER FINALIST (10): 2000 - German Open; 1999 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Oklahoma City; 1997 - Leipzig; 1996 - Oklahoma City; 1995 - Canadian Open, Brighton; 1994 - Indian Wells; 1993 - Indian Wells; 1991 - Puerto Rico CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (8): 2001 - Oklahoma City (w/McNeil); 1997 - Budapest (w/Fusai); 1996 - Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/Pierce); 1995 - Amelia Island (w/Gorrochategui), German Open (w/Gorrochategui); 1994 - Prague (w/Wild); 1992 - Taranto (w/Gorrochategui), Puerto Rico (w/E. Reinach) FINALIST (14): 2000 - German Open (w/Morariu); 1999 - Oklahoma City (w/Steck), Hamburg (w/Novotna), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Dokic); 1998 - Italian Open (w/Sanchez Vicario); 1997 - Stanford (w/Pierce); 1995 - Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/Wild); 1994 - Amelia Island (w/Gorrochategui); 1993 - U.S. Open (w/Gorrochategui), Amelia Island (w/Gorrochategui), Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/Wild), Oakland (w/Gorrochategui); 1992 - Austrian Open (w/Probst), Taipei (w/Cam. MacGregor) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - MIXED DOUBLES QUARTERFINALIST (1): 2000 - Wimbledon (w/Leach) ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: South African Fed Cup Team 1992-93, 1995-97. South African Olympic Team 1992, 1996, 2000. QUICK FACTS * Started 2001 well, reaching her second Grand Slam quarterfinal in 2 1/2 years at the Australian Open, where she led world No. 3 Venus Williams 5-3 in the final set before falling 8-6 * Won her first doubles title in four years at 2001 Oklahoma City with partner Lori McNeil * Captured her eighth singles title at 2001 Acapulco over Elena Dementieva in the final; saved a match point in her quarterfinal match; ranking moved up to No. 8, her best in 16 months * Upset world No. 3 Venus Williams at 2000 Hamburg to reach the semifinals, avenging a loss to Williams there a year earlier; fell in the semifinals to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in a third-set tie-break; also reached 2000 semifinals in Oklahoma City and New Haven * Continued strong spring of 2000 at the German Open, defeating 10th-ranked Julie Halard-Decugis and No. 12 Anke Huber en route to the final of the Tier I event, falling to Conchita Martinez; was also doubles runner-up * Reached a final for a second consecutive week at 2000 Antwerp, winning first title in two years and returning to the Top 10 in the world rankings * In a quarterfinal match at 2000 Philadelphia, stretched world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport to three sets * Quarterfinalist at 2000 Miami after defeating seventh-ranked Conchita Martinez 6-1, 6-2 * Has qualified eight consecutive years 1993-2000 for the season-ending Chase Championships as one of the best 16 players of the year * At 1999 Tokyo [Pan Pacific], ousted world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals and collected her first win over No. 4 Monica Seles in the semifinals before falling to No. 2 Martina Hingis in the final; in the second round, rallied from a 1-5 third-set deficit to defeat Els Callens * Has defeated three players while they held the world's No. 1 ranking: Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport * After reaching the final at 1999 Tokyo [Pan Pacific], reached a second straight final in Oklahoma City, defeating second seed Anna Kournikova in the semifinals before falling to Venus Williams; also reached the doubles final * Reached the fourth round of the 1999 Australian Open and took the only set from eventual champion Martina Hingis * Semifinalist at 1999 Eastbourne, where she fell in a three hour, 28 minute match against Natasha Zvereva 6-7, 7-6, 10-8; reached back-to-back 1999 semifinals in Stanford and San Diego * Won the biggest title of her career at 1998 Hilton Head, her first Tier I crown; seeded fourth, became the lowest seed to win in the event's 26-year history, and the first South African woman in 19 years to win an event of that stature * Upset top seed and No. 1-ranked Steffi Graf in fourth round of 1997 Australian Open, becoming one of just nine players (at that time) to defeat Graf in a Grand Slam tournament since Graf won her first Grand Slam singles title at 1987 Roland Garros; Coetzer's victory halted Graf's Grand Slam match winning streak at 45; Coetzer continued on to the semifinals * Defeated Steffi Graf, ranked No. 2, for a second time in 1997, in Berlin, handing Graf her worst loss ever 6-0, 6-1 in 56 minutes in the quarterfinals * Defeated Steffi Graf, ranked No. 2, for a third time in 1997, in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, her second consecutive Grand Slam to oust Graf; became one of just four players to defeat Graf more than once in Grand Slam play since 1987 (Sanchez-Vicario, Navratilova and Seles are the others); fell in 1997 Roland Garros semifinals to eventual champion Iva Majoli * In 1997, joined an elite list as one of five players to defeat Steffi Graf three or more times in one calendar year (Evert, Navratilova, Sabatini, Sanchez-Vicario) * After winning 1997 Budapest, cracked the world's Top 10 for the first time on April 28, 1997 * Handed world No. 1 Martina Hingis just her third loss in 69 matches in 1997 in the semifinals of Leipzig, becoming one of only two players to defeat both Steffi Graf and Hingis when each held the No. 1 ranking (the other is Davenport) * Reached first Grand Slam semifinal at 1996 Australian Open, becoming second South African woman in Open Era to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam * At 1995 Toronto, enjoyed best tournament of career as she defeated three Top 5 players: co-No. 1 Steffi Graf, No. 4 Jana Novotna and No. 5 Mary Pierce; lost to co-No. 1 Monica Seles in final, Seles' first tournament in 28 months; Coetzer handed Graf her first loss of the year and ended her 32-match winning streak; win over Graf marked Coetzer's first over a No. 1 player; only player to play two No. 1-ranked players in same tournament * Won first Sanex WTA TOUR title at 1993 Melbourne Open by defeating Naoko Sawamatsu in final; second career title came at 1993 Tokyo [Nichirei] by downing then-No. 2 ranked Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in semifinals and hometown favorite Kimiko Date in final * Spokesperson for the WTA TOUR's F.I.R.S.T. Serve school program * Capped off her best year to date on the Sanex WTA TOUR in 1997 by becoming the first player to win three Sanex WTA TOUR awards in the same year: Most Improved Player, Diamond ACES, and Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship (also won sportsmanship award in 1995); won 1992 TENNIS Magazine Most Improved Female Player * Coached by Aleco Preovolis PERSONAL Father, Nico, is a lawyer; mother, Suska, is a housewife; has three sisters: Isabel, Martelle and Nicola...Hobbies include reading and shopping...Favorite books are My Traitor's Heart and Gifts of Unknown Things. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-11; 1999-11; 1998-17; 1997-4; 1996-17; 1995-19; 1994-18; 1993-15; 1992-17; 1991-67; 1990-75; 1989-63; 1988-153; 1987-442 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 3 (November 3-9, 1997)

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