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2001 Players

Jennifer Capriati
Amanda Coetzer
Amy Frazier
Martina Hingis
Jelena Dokic
Lisa Raymond
Conchita Martinez
Amelie Mauresmo
Mary Pierce
Chanda Rubin
Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario

 

 

 

Gala Leon Garcia (ESP) (14)

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Joannette Kruger (yoo-uh-NETT) - (RSA) Residence: Benoni, South Africa Birthdate: September 3, 1973 Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa Height: 5' 10 1/2" (1.79 m) Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 2 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 0 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 4 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES QUARTERFINALIST: Gold Coast, Canberra, Doha GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 AUSTRALIAN 1r -- -- 3r 2r 2r 2r 1r 1r -- -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 1r 1r 2r 1r -- 2r 3r 1r -- -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r -- -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 1r -- 2r 4r 1r 2r 1r -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (2 Sanex WTA TOUR): 1997 - Prague; 1995 - Puerto Rico; 1992 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR, ITF/Modena-ITA, ITF/Vaihingen-GER; 1990 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR FINALIST (1): 1998 - Oklahoma City SEMIFINALIST (7): 2000 - Sao Paulo, German Open, Japan Open; 1999 - Kuala Lumpur; 1998 - Hobart, Bol; 1993 - San Marino CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES FINALIST (1): 1998 - Bol (w/Lucic) SEMIFINALIST (2): 2000 - Sopot (w/Maruska); 1996 - Bol (w/Nagyova) ADDITIONAL: South African Fed Cup Team 1992, 1994-97. South African Olympic Team 1996. QUICK FACTS * At 2000 Kuala Lumpur, upset eighth seed Sylvia Plischke en route to a quarterfinal finish * Scored the biggest win of career at 2000 German Open, defeating world No. 3 Nathalie Tauziat 6-2, 6-0 en route to a semifinal finish at the Tier I event; defeated Natasha Zvereva 6-1, 6-1 in the first round; also reached 2000 semifinals in Sao Paulo and the Japan Open * Unseeded, ousted third seed Cristina Torrens-Valero to reach the semifinals at 2000 Sao Paulo, and unseeded in Palermo defeated eighth seed Paola Suarez to reach the quarterfinals * Fell to ninth seed and former champion Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario at the 2000 U.S. Open in a tough match, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 * Missed four-and-a-half months of the 1999 season, including the Australian Open, due to a right foot stress fracture and returned in May * Finished the 1999 season strong in the last two tournaments of the year: semifinalist at Kuala Lumpur with wins over the third and sixth seeds, and the next week in Pattaya, upset third seed Sylvia Plischke to reach the quarterfinals * Seeded fourth, reached the final at 1998 Oklahoma City including a quarterfinal win over Serena Williams; fell in the final to Serena's sister, Venus * Earned first win over a Top 5 player en route to the quarterfinals at 1998 Indian Wells, defeating world No. 5, countrywoman Amanda Coetzer; ranking moved to a then-career high No. 23 * Upset Top 10 player Irina Spirlea in the first round of 1998 San Diego and Iva Majoli to reach the quarterfinals * Unseeded, won her first singles title in two years at 1997 Prague * Upset 14th seed Barbara Paulus in first round of 1997 U.S. Open, her fifth win over a Top 20 player in 1997, and continued on to the fourth round for career-best Grand Slam performance * Defeated Magdalena Maleeva and 13th-ranked Sandrine Testud to reach the quarterfinals at 1997 Luxembourg; the win over Testud was sixth of the year over a Top 20 player * After reaching a then-career high ranking of No. 27 in February 1996, illness kept her off the tour for much of the remainder of the year and her ranking dropped to No. 176; returned to form in 1997 * Unseeded at 1995 Puerto Rico, upset three seeds en route to first career Sanex WTA TOUR title * Collected first Top 10 win over Anke Huber at 1995 Italian Open; second Top 10 win came over No. 9 Lindsay Davenport in second round of 1995 Leipzig * Elected to the Sanex WTA TOUR Players' Council and Players' Committee * Recipient of the 1998 Sanex WTA TOUR Player Service Award * Started playing at age 6 PERSONAL Father, Gerrit, is an engineer; mother, Petro, coached Joannette from ages 6 to 25; younger sister, Etresia, played tennis at Clemson University and now is a marketing manager in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA; older sister, Ronel, and her husband are pastors in South Africa...Other sports interests include golfing, aerobics, hiking and fishing...Enjoys art, movies, music, reading and shopping...Favorite book is the Bible...Favorite movie is Dances With Wolves...Favorite food is steak. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-59; 1999-(Injury Ranking: 30); 1998-30; 1997-27; 1996-112; 1995-30; 1994-79; 1993-128; 1992-105; 1991-274; 1990-357; 1989-519 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 21 (May 4-10, 1998; May 18-July 5, 1998)

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