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2001 Players

Jennifer Capriati
Amanda Coetzer
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Lisa Raymond
Conchita Martinez
Amelie Mauresmo
Mary Pierce
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Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) (7)

Tour Debut 4
Amelie Mauresmo - (FRA) Residence: Bornel, France Birthdate: July 5, 1979 Birthplace: Laye, France Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) Weight: 141 lbs. (64 kg) Plays: Right-handed Status: Pro Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 4 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 1 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 2 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: Paris Indoors, Nice SEMIFINALIST: Sydney FOURTH ROUND: Australian Open GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 AUSTRALIAN 4r 2r F 3r -- -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 4r 2r 1r 2r 2r 1r -- WIMBLEDON -- 1r -- 2r -- -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- -- 4r 3r -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- 1r -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (4 Sanex WTA TOUR): 2001 - Paris Indoors, Nice; 2000 - Sydney; 1999 - Bratislava; 1997 - ITF/Thessaloniki-GRE; 1995 - ITF/St. Raphael-FRA FINALIST (5): 2000 - Bol, Italian Open; 1999 - Australian Open, Paris Indoors; 1998 - German Open SEMIFINALIST (5): 2001 - Sydney; 2000 - Hannover, Moscow; 1999 - Italian Open, Linz QUARTERFINALIST (5): 1999 - New Haven, Tokyo [Princess Cup], Grand Slam Cup; 1998 - Prague, New Haven CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (1): 2000 - Linz (w/Rubin) SEMIFINALIST (1): 2000 - Italian Open (w/Zvereva) QUARTERFINALIST (7): 2000 - Olympics (w/Halard-Decugis), Sydney (w/Courtois), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Pratt); 1999 - Australian Open (w/Basuki), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Halard-Decugis); 1998 - Bol (w/Kostanic), Rosmalen (w/Dechaume-Balleret) ADDITIONAL: French Fed Cup Team 1998-99. French Olympic Team 2000. QUICK FACTS * Upset fourth-ranked Monica Seles (second person to ever defeat Seles in Australia) and No. 12 Amanda Coetzer en route to the semifinals at 2001 Sydney, but withdrew from her semifinal match due to a recurring back injury * In February 2001, collected her third career singles title and first in her home country at the Paris Indoors, defeating 16th-ranked Anke Huber in the final for the first time in four matches; defeated No. 8 Anna Kournikova and No. 11 Nathalie Tauziat en route to the final * Captured her second title in two weeks, and second in her home country of France, at 2001 Nice, defeating Anke Huber for a second-straight week and Magdalena Maleeva in the final * Named the Nasdaq Player of the Month for February 2001 * Defeated Jelena Dokic, Lisa Raymond and Magdalena Maleeva to reach the semifinals at 2000 Moscow, a Tier I event, and led world No. 1 Martina Hingis 5-1 before falling 7-5, 6-3 * Won 2000 Sydney with straight-set wins over world No. 1 Martina Hingis, No. 2 Lindsay Davenport and No. 5 Mary Pierce; in the final, snapped Davenport's 11-match winning streak; ranking moved up to a then-career high No. 6; had been a qualifier in the event a year earlier; became one of four people to defeat Hingis and Davenport in the same tournament, and the seventh and lowest-ranked (9th) since computer rankings began in 1975 to defeat the world's top two players on consecutive days * Semifinalist at 2000 Hannover, falling in a third-set tie-break to top seed Serena Williams * In March 2000, retired during a match at Indian Wells due to a lower back injury (acute sacroiliac joint pain) and was off the tour for seven weeks * Returned to the tour at 2000 Bol, after a seven-week layoff due to injury, and reached the final, falling in two tie-breaks; saved a match point in her quarterfinal win over defending champion Corina Morariu * Joined the Million Dollar Club in career earnings at the 2000 German Open * Reached third final of 2000 at the Italian Open with wins over Top 10 players Mary Pierce and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario; reached the semifinals in doubles, donating her $6,750 doubles prize money to a child in Rome who was severely injured in a car accident * Reached the fourth round at 2000 Roland Garros, her best showing there in six appearances; was voted by fans as winner of the Prix Sanex du Public as the nicest, best-liked player at the tournament * Withdrew from tournaments in late July and August 2000, including the U.S. Open, due to a recurring low back injury; also withdrew from the season-ending Chase Championships due to a left leg injury * Unseeded, reached final of 1999 Australian Open with wins over first seed and world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, eighth seed Patty Schnyder and 11th seed Dominique Van Roost, before falling to No. 2 Martina Hingis; ranked No. 29, is the lowest-ranked player to defeat a world No. 1 in a Grand Slam since 1983, and marked the seventh time in the Open Era that the top seed lost to an unseeded player in a Grand Slam; saved two match points in first-round match after trailing Corina Morariu a set and 5-2; was the second Frenchwoman ever to reach the final of the Australian Open, dating back to 1922 (Mary Pierce won it in 1995) and third Frenchwoman to reach any Grand Slam final in the Open Era; became the eighth unseeded Grand Slam finalist in the Open Era * One of four Frenchwomen to reach the fourth round at the 1999 Australian Open, a Grand Slam Open Era record and the first time since 1954 Roland Garros * Won career first Sanex WTA TOUR title at 1999 Bratislava and ended 1999 ranked No. 10 * Reached second straight final of 1999 at home in the Paris Indoors, defeating world No. 1 Martina Hingis in the quarterfinals to avenge her loss a month earlier in the Australian Open final; lost Paris Indoor final in a third-set tie-break to Serena Williams * With win over No. 1 Lindsay Davenport at the 1999 Australian Open in January and No. 1 Martina Hingis in February 1999 at the Paris Indoors, became the first player ranked outside the Top 10 to defeat two different world No. 1's in a calendar year, and the first player to do it within a month's time * Reached the semifinals of the 1999 Italian Open including a win over fifth seed Patty Schnyder, and broke into the world's Top 10 rankings following the tournament; three French players ranked in the Top 10 for the first time on May 10, 1999 (Mauresmo, Pierce and Tauziat), making France only the second country after the United States to have as many players in the world Top 10 since computer rankings began in 1975 * Sprained her right ankle during a doubles match at 1999 Roland Garros and missed Wimbledon due to the injury; returned the first week of August in San Diego; re-injured right arm in the fall of 1999 and withdrew from Filderstadt and Zurich * Qualified for the 1999 Grand Slam Cup as one of the top Grand Slam performers of the year * Capped off breakthrough year in 1999 by qualifying for the season-ending Chase Championships for the first time as one of the top 16 players of the year, and extended world No. 2 and eventual champion Lindsay Davenport to three sets in the first round * At the 1998 German Open, became the first qualifier and fourth-lowest ranked player (No. 65) to reach a Tier I-level tournament final on the Sanex WTA TOUR; having never reached a quarterfinal on the tour, saved a match point to qualify for the main draw, then collected first wins over Top 5 players by ousting the world Nos. 2 and 3 players, becoming the lowest-ranked player to defeat two of the world's top three players in a tournament; fell 6-4, 6-4 in the final to world No. 9 Conchita Martinez * Won 1996 Roland Garros and Wimbledon junior singles titles * Nominated for the 1998 Sanex WTA TOUR Most Impressive Newcomer Award; Named 1996 Junior World Champion by the International Tennis Federation * All-court player who prefers grass courts; best shot is forehand * Coached by former player Alexia Dechaume-Balleret * Began playing tennis at 6 years of age with Philippe Leroy * Sanex WTA TOUR mentor is Karine Quentrec-Eagle in the Partners for Success program, the mentor division of the tour's Player Development Program * Member of the Sanex WTA TOUR Players' Council PERSONAL Mother's name is Francoise; father, Francis, is an engineer; has an older brother, Fabien...Says she decided, just before the age of four, to play tennis after watching Yannick Noah win 1983 Roland Garros on television...Admires her parents...Also admires Stefan Edberg for his serve-and-volley style...Favorite movie is Seven; favorite band is Bon Jovi...Detests the rigors of off-court training, much preferring the speed of downhill skiing, go-carts and horseback riding...Was very honored when Noah personally picked her to compete on the 1998 French Fed Cup Team...Hopes to open a sports cafe in Paris after her tennis career -- would love to try her hand at tending bar. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-16; 1999-10; 1998-29; 1997-109; 1996-159; 1995-290; 1994-827 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 6 (January 17-30, 2000)

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