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Silvia Farina Elia - (ITA) Residences: Milan, Italy and Rome, Italy Birthdate: April 27, 1972 Birthplace: Milan, Italy Height: 5' 7 3/4" (1.72 m) Weight: 137 lbs. (62 kg) Plays: Right-handed Status: Pro Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 0 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 7 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 2 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES FINALIST: Gold Coast QUARTERFINALIST: Nice, Indian Wells THIRD ROUND: Australian Open 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST: Paris Indoors (w/Dragomir) QUARTERFINALIST: Gold Coast (w/Carlsson), Sydney (w/Garbin), Acapulco (w/Gagliardi) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 AUSTRALIAN 3r -- 1r 1r 3r 2r 2r 1r -- -- -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 3r 3r 3r 3r 2r 1r 2r -- 1r 1r -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 1r 2r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 2r 1r -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 1r 2r 3r 2r 1r 1r 2r 1r -- 1r -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: 1993 - ITF/Limoges-FRA; 1991 - ITF/Caltagirone-ITA FINALIST (7): 2001 - Gold Coast; 1999 - Prostejov; 1998 - Auckland, Budapest, Warsaw, Luxembourg; 1991 - San Marino SEMIFINALIST (11): 2000 - Estoril, Palermo; 1999 - Auckland; 1998 - Linz; 1996 - Paris Indoors, Palermo; 1995 - Auckland, Hilton Head; 1994 - Styria; 1992 - Palermo; 1991 - Taranto CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (7): 2000 - Palermo (w/Grande); 1999 - Auckland (w/Schett), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Grande), Portschach (w/Habsudova); 1998 - Prague (w/Habsudova); 1997 - Palermo (w/Schett); 1995 - Maria Lankowitz (w/Temesvari) FINALIST (5): 2000 - Hannover (w/Habsudova); 1997 - Gold Coast (w/Dragomir); 1996 - Moscow (w/Schett); 1993 - Palermo (w/B. Schultz); 1990 - Taranto (w/Grande) ADDITIONAL: Italian Fed Cup Team 1993-95, 1997-2000. Italian Olympic Team 1996, 2000. QUICK FACTS * Unseeded, defeated three seeds to reach the final at the first tournament of 2001 in Gold Coast, including her second win in six matches over second seed Patty Schnyder * Ousted world No. 5 Conchita Martinez at 2001 Nice, her first win over Martinez in seven matches and equaling her career-best win * Continued her strong start to 2001 in Indian Wells, upsetting 15th-ranked Anke Huber to reach the quarterfinals of the Tier I event * Missed the 2000 Australian Open due to a left knee injury * In her first tournament of 2000 in February, upset seventh seed Elena Likhovtseva in the first round of the Paris Indoors; in April, reached the semifinals in Estoril, and in July was a singles semifinalist in Palermo and won the doubles title * At the 2000 Olympic Games, upset 13th seed Silvija Talaja to reach the third round * Upset top seed Silvija Talaja in the first round at 2000 Pattaya en route to a quarterfinal finish * In 1999, captured career-best win over fifth-ranked Monica Seles and defeated five players in the Top 25: Anna Kournikova, Jana Novotna, Sandrine Testud, Dominique Van Roost (saving five match points) and Barbara Schett * Defeated Chanda Rubin to reach the semifinals of the first event of 1999 in Auckland, and won the doubles title with Barbara Schett; reached sixth career final at 1999 Prostejev, saving four match points before falling to Henrieta Nagyova * At 1999 Roland Garros, defeated Ai Sugiyama 6-4, 6-7, 11-9 in 3 hours, 29 minutes in the second round, the third-longest Roland Garros women's match on record * Won both singles matches against defending champion Spain to help lead Italy to its first Fed Cup semifinal in 1999, then captured career-best win over No. 5 Monica Seles in Italy's loss to the United States * Ended Jana Novotna's career, upsetting her in the first round of 1999 Filderstadt where Novotna retired from professional tennis * Ousted seventh seed Sandrine Testud en route to a quarterfinal finish at 1999 Moscow, a Tier I event, losing to second seed Barbara Schett in three sets * Injured left knee during first-round match at 1999 Linz in October and retired the match, not playing again the rest of the year * Enjoyed a breakthrough year on the Sanex WTA TOUR in 1998, reaching four finals, collecting two wins over Top 10 players (No. 5 Amanda Coetzer and No. 9 Nathalie Tauziat) and becoming the first Italian woman since 1991 to rank among the world's Top 20 players * Has several notable victories over Anna Kournikova, all at Tier I events: defeated Kournikova for her 150th career victory at 1996 Zurich, ended Kournikova's nearly two-year long streak of not losing to anyone ranked outside the Top 15 at 1998 Moscow, and upset her in the first round of 1999 Indian Wells * Ranked No. 55, defeated 16th-ranked Martina Hingis in the second round at 1996 Paris Indoors and went on to reach the semifinals * Captured first victory over a Top 10 player at 1994 Roland Garros, upsetting eighth-ranked Gabriela Sabatini in first round; two weeks later, topped then-No. 6-ranked Kimiko Date en route to an Eastbourne quarterfinal finish * In junior competition, won 1990 Italian Open singles; was a finalist at 1989 Roland Garros doubles with Cathy Caverzasio; a semifinalist at 1989 U.S. Open doubles with Caverzasio; and a semifinalist at 1990 U.S. Open doubles with Nathalie Baudone * All-court style of play; best shot is forehand * Coached by husband, Francesco Elia * Mother introduced her to tennis at age 10 PERSONAL Married Francesco Elia on September 22, 1999...Parents, Carlo and Aida, are insurance agents and both play recreational tennis; sister, Olga, is also an insurance agent; brother, Enrico, restores furniture...Between tournaments likes to go to the beach...Hobbies include listening to music (especially Italian) and watching movies (especially dramas)...Favorite actors are Tom Cruise and Kevin Costner...Enjoys soccer, in-line skating and skiing...Favorite food is properly-cooked Italian pasta and pizza. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-63; 1999-26; 1998-19; 1997-43; 1996-40; 1995-53; 1994-52; 1993-85; 1992-167; 1991-68; 1990-192; 1989-165; 1988-438 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 18 (January 11-17, 1999)

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