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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

 

 

 

Pavlina Nola (BUL)

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Pavlina Nola - (BUL) Residence: Auckland, New Zealand Birthdate: July 14, 1974 Birthplace: Varna, Bulgaria Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) Weight: 139 lbs. (63 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro WTA TOUR singles titles: 0 WTA TOUR doubles titles: 1 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 7 GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 AUSTRALIAN 1r 1r 1r -- -- -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- 1r 1r 1r -- -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- -- 1r 1r -- -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 2r 1r 2r 1r -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER: 1998 - ITF/Indian Wells-USA; 1997 - ITF/Faro-POR, ITF/Darmstadt-GER; 1996 - ITF/Bad Nauheim-GER; 1995 - ITF/Wahlscheid-GER, ITF/Bad Nauhiem-GER; 1994 - ITF/Bourgas-BUL FINALIST (1): 2000 - Palermo SEMIFINALIST (1): 2000 - Shanghai QUARTERFINALIST (1): 2000 - Kuala Lumpur CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (1): 1998 - Palermo (w/Wagner) SEMIFINALIST (1): 1999 - Warsaw (w/Olsza) QUARTERFINALIST (4): 2000 - Hamburg (w/Diaz Oliva), Palermo (w/Gryzbowska); 1998 - Hamburg (w/Freye), Stanford (w/Muric) ADDITIONAL: Bulgarian Fed Cup Team 1995-99. QUICK FACTS * Continued best year on the tour at 2000 Kuala Lumpur, upsetting seventh seed Anastasia Myskina en route to a quarterfinal finish * Unseeded, reached first singles final on the Sanex WTA TOUR at 2000 Palermo; upset fourth seed Tathiana Garbin and sixth seed Anna Smashnova en route, losing to Henrieta Nagyova 6-3, 7-5 * Upset top seed Kristina Brandi in the quarterfinals at 2000 Shanghai * Ended 2000 season at highest career ranking * Ranked No. 118, qualified for 1998 Miami and ousted No. 44 Amy Frazier in the first round before falling to Lindsay Davenport in the second * Captured first doubles title on the Sanex WTA TOUR at 1998 Palermo; with partner Elena Wagner, defeated top seeds Barbara Schett and Patty Schnyder in the final * Debuted on the Sanex WTA TOUR as a qualifier at the 1997 U.S. Open; ranked No. 149, lost to Magdalena Maleeva 6-2, 6-3 in the first round * Won first pro title in fifth career effort, a 1994 ITF event in Bourgas (BUL); ranked No. 768, dropped only one set en route * Has other career wins over Tamarine Tanasugarn (1998 U.S. Open), Anke Huber (1999 German Open) and Jana Nejedly (2000 U.S. Open) * Former No. 1 junior in Bulgaria * An all-court player * Does not currently have a coach; formerly coached by Russell Simpson * Started playing at age 8 on her own initiative PERSONAL Former surname is Stoyanova...Husband, Grant Nola, whom she married on December 2, 1999, is her manager...Father, Evgeni, is a sailor and fisherman; mother Sofia is a chef; brother, Boris, is an electronic engineer...Graduated from high school in 1992...Speaks four languages...Favorites include the book The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman, the color blue, sunflowers, the actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, Indian and Thai foods, and beverages coffee and red wine...Admires Lance Armstrong for being a great fighter and high achiever and in tennis community admires Pat Rafter for his competitive spirit. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-82; 1999-118; 1998-93; 1997-119; 1996-267; 1995-367; 1994-509 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 82 (November 20-26, 2000)

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