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Sonya Jeyaseelan (CAN)

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Sonya Jeyaseelan (jay-see-lan) - (CAN) Residence: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Birthdate: April 24, 1976 Birthplace: Newestminster, British Columbia, Canada Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m) Weight: 119 lbs. (54 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed forehand and backhand) Status: Pro Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 0 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 1 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 3 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES SEMIFINALIST: Nice (w/Habsudova) QUARTERFINALIST: Gold Coast (w/Kolbovic) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 AUSTRALIAN 1r 3r 1r 2r -- 1r -- ROLAND GARROS -- 2r 1r 2r 1r -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 3r 1r 1r -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 2r -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: 1997 - ITF/Rockford-USA; 1995 - ITF/Ft. Lauderdale-USA; 1994 - ITF/Vancouver-CAN FINALIST (1): 1998 - Bogota QUARTERFINALIST (1): 2000 - Quebec City THIRD ROUND: 2000 - Australian Open, Wimbledon; 1999 - Amelia Island; 1994 - Delray Beach CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (1): 2000 - Strasbourg (w/Labat) FINALIST (1): 1999 - Palermo (w/Carlsson) SEMIFINALIST (7): 2001 - Nice (w/Habsudova); 2000 - Antwerp (w/Carlsson), Zurich (w/Habsudova); 1999 - Portschach (w/Carlsson); 1997 - Prague (w/Simpson), Quebec City (w/Simpson); 1996 - Cardiff (w/Simpson) ADDITIONAL: Canadian Fed Cup Team 1997, 2000. Canadian Olympic Team 2000. QUICK FACTS * Quarterfinalist at 2000 Quebec City after upsetting sixth seed Meghann Shaughnessy * Became the first woman qualifier in the Open Era at the Australian Open to defeat one of the top five seeds, ousting fifth seed and eighth-ranked Nathalie Tauziat 7-6, 6-4 in the second round to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time * Scored another big upset in a 2000 Grand Slam at Wimbledon, where she'd never won a main-draw match, with her career-best win over fourth-ranked and former champion Conchita Martinez to reach the third round and improve her ranking from No. 79 to 58, a career high * At 2000 Amelia Island, defeated Magdalena Maleeva and then upset 16th seed (28th-ranked) Lisa Raymond to reach the third round; a year earlier in Amelia Island, pulled off the biggest upset on the Sanex WTA TOUR in two years when, as a qualifier ranked No. 140, defeated world No. 6 Venus Williams 6-4, 7-6 for her career-best victory * Stretched eighth seed and three-time champion Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario to three sets in the second round of 2000 Roland Garros * Ended the 2000 season with a career-high ranking of No. 49, her debut in the Top 50 * Reached first final on the Sanex WTA TOUR at 1998 Bogota, improving ranking to a then-career high No. 81 * At 1998 Roland Garros, defeated Ginger Nielsen in the first round 6-0, 0-6, 12-10 * As a wild card in the 1998 Canadian Open, advanced to the second round and stretched Top 10 player Irina Spirlea to three sets before falling 6-7, 7-6, 6-0 * With partner Rene Simpson, defeated Mirjana Lucic and Monica Seles in first round of 1998 U.S. Open, Simpson's last win before retiring from the tour * With a first-round win over Angelica Gavaldon at 1997 Quebec City, cracked into the world's Top 100 for the first time * Won first ITF event of career in Vancouver (CAN) in 1994; defeated Janet Lee * 6-2, 6-4 in final * Plays club tennis in France for As Pattons Rennes Tennis Club * In junior competition, was a finalist at 1994 Roland Garros and the 1993 Orange Bowl 18s * Fitness coach is Scott Del Mastro PERSONAL Father, Reggie, who is retired, is a part-time tennis coach; mother, Ramani, works for an insurance company...Enjoys fashions...After tennis career wants to be an interior designer, design clothing and help with tennis in Canada through its federation...Big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors and performer Madonna...Likes dancing and nightlife; also likes to read self-help books, the Harry Potter series and books by author Patricia Cornwall...Favorite movies are Pretty Woman and Gladiator...Self-described as outgoing and energetic. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-49; 1999-149; 1998-110; 1997-96; 1996-179; 1995-181; 1994-164; 1993-223; 1992-779 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 49 (November 20-26, 1998)

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