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Ruxandra Dragomir - (ROM) Residence: Bucharest, Romania Birthdate: October 24, 1972 Birthplace: Pitesti, Romania Height: 5' 6 1/4" (1.68 m) Weight: 127 lbs. (57.5 kg) Plays: Right-handed Status: Pro WTA TOUR singles titles: 4 WTA TOUR doubles titles: 4 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 7 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES SEMIFINALIST: Hobart THIRD ROUND: Australian Open 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES FINALIST: Hobart (w/Ruano Pascual) SEMIFINALIST: Paris Indoors (w/Farina Elia) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 AUSTRALIAN 3r 3r 3r 4r 4r 2r 2r 1r -- -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 4r 4r 3r QF 2r 4r 4r 4r -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 1r 2r 1r 1r 3r 1r 2r 2r -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 2r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (4 Sanex WTA TOUR): 1998 - ITF/Prostejov-CZE; 1997 - Rosmalen; 1996 - Budapest, Karlovy Vary, Pattaya; 1992 - ITF/Klagenfurt-AUT, ITF/Le Havre-FRA; 1991 - ITF/Supetar-YUG; 1990 - ITF/Rebecq-BEL, ITF/Rabac-YUG, ITF/Mali Losinj-YUG FINALIST (4): 2000 - s'Hertogenbosch; 1999 - Amelia Island; 1997 - Hamburg; 1995 - Maria Lankowitz SEMIFINALIST (7): 2001 - Hobart; 1999 - German Open, New Haven; 1997 - Warsaw, Pattaya; 1996 - Rosmalen; 1993 - Curitiba CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (4): 1997 - Prague (w/Habsudova), Warsaw (w/Gorrochategui); 1995 - Bournemouth (w/Grossman); 1994 - Palermo (w/Garrone) FINALIST (4): 2001 - Hobart (Ruano Pascual); 2000 - Palermo (w/Ruano Pascual); 1997 - Gold Coast (w/Farina), Hamburg (w/Majoli) ADDITIONAL: Romanian Fed Cup Team 1991-92, 1999. Romanian Olympic Team 1996, 2000. QUICK FACTS * Upset fourth seed Anne-Gaelle Sidot to reach the semifinals at 2001 Hobart and reached the doubles final * At 2000 Hilton Head, upset 14th-ranked Anna Kournikova to reach the quarterfinals * Reached the fourth round at 2000 Roland Garros, the sixth time in eight years to reach the fourth round or better at the tournament; stretched world No. 1 Martina Hingis to three sets, winning the second set 6-0, before losing * Finalist at 2000 s'Hertogenbosch, a grass court event, with wins over second seed Sandrine Testud in the quarterfinals and defending champion Kristina Brandi in the semifinals; retired to top seed Martina Hingis in the final with a toe injury suffered in her quarterfinal match * Unseeded, tore through the field at 1999 Amelia Island, upsetting eighth seed Barbara Schett, ninth seed Anna Kournikova and No. 11 Magui Serna to reach her first Sanex WTA TOUR final in two years, falling to second seed Monica Seles * Continued her 1999 clay court success at the German Open, defeating world No. 4 Jana Novotna (equaling her career-best win) and Top 20 players Amelie Mauresmo and Patty Schnyder en route to a semifinal finish * At 1999 New Haven, defeated ninth-ranked Jana Novotna and No. 16 Sandrine Testud en route to a semifinal finish, where she fell to world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport in three sets; after the tournament, ranking moved back inside the Top 25 for the first time in 15 months * Won 200th career singles match with first-round win over Sandra Cacic at 1998 Amelia Island * Collected career-best win at 1998 Italian Open, defeating world No. 4 Amanda Coetzer 6-2, 6-2 to reach the third round, after defeating Jennifer Capriati in the first round * Earned fourth singles title on the Sanex WTA TOUR at 1997 Rosmalen, a grass court event * Captured three Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles in 1996: in Budapest, upset top seed Julie Halard-Decugis in the quarterfinals; Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, due to rain early in the tournament played six sets on the final day, upsetting fourth seed Katarina Studenikova in the semifinals and unseeded Patty Schnyder in the final; won third title in Pattaya * In junior competition, won 1990 Roland Garros doubles with Irina Spirlea * Coached by Florenta Mihai (1977 Roland Garros finalist) and Gica Vaideanu, both from Romania * Started playing at age 8 PERSONAL Father, Nicolae, owns a shop; mother, Maria, travels to some tournaments...Other athletic interests include skiing, swimming and soccer...Favorite actors are Demi Moore and Richard Gere...Favorite food is Chinese; favorite movie is Ghost...Her pet dogs, Cukie and Buddy, are "special and always at home waiting for me" where she likes to play with them whenever she can. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-45; 1999-20; 1998-38; 1997-19; 1996-25; 1995-54; 1993-74; 1991-322; 1994-82; 1992-175; 1990-294 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 15 (August 25-September 7, 1997)

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