DOUBLESWinner (3): 2009 - Miami (w/Kuznetsova); 2006 - Eastbourne (w/Kuznetsova); 2000 - Linz (w/Rubin); 1995 - ITF/Le Touquet-FRA (w/Wainwright), ITF/Saint Raphael-FRA (w/Quillot). ADDITIONALFrench Fed Cup Team, 1998-99, 2001-09; French Olympic Team, 2000, 2004.1993 - Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in France.1994 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.1995 - Played first Tour main draw at Roland Garros, falling 1r (was WC into qualifying); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.1996 - Won first Tour main draw matches at Roland Garros (l. Clijsters in final), finished runner-up at Paris [Indoors] (l. Williams); SF twice, at Rome and Linz; QF twice, at New Haven and Tokyo [Princess Cup]; made Top 10 debut on May 10; fell 1r in first Tour Championships (l. to Testud).2002 - Third Top 10 season; won two Tour singles titles, at Dubai (d. Capriati in final); SF six times, most notably at Wimbledon (l.
Williams), and Tour Championships (went 3-0 in RR, incl. 2r); withdrew from Paris [Indoors], Antwerp, Dubai, Doha, Indian Wells w/back injury suffered at Australian Open, also causing withdrawal from Charleston.2005 - Another Top 5 season; won four Tour singles titles, at Antwerp (d.
No.15 seed Zheng and No.3 seed Dementieva en route; l. to No.13 seed Azarenka) and Indian Wells (as No.17 seed, l. to Wozniak in 2r); won third Tour doubles title at Miami (w/Kuznetsova); member of French Fed Cup team that l. Slovakia 3-2 in Play-off (went 3-0); withdrew from Sydney w/left thigh strain and from Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and Beijing w/abdominal injury.
to top seed Safina in 3s); reached 3r twice, at Australian Open (as No.20 seed, l. to Groenefeld in 1r) and US Open (as No.17 seed, l.
Says she decided just before age 4 to play tennis after watching Yannick Noah win 1983 Roland Garros on TV; was very honored when Noah picked her to compete on the 1998 French Fed Cup team ... Best memory of career is becoming the first French player to reach No.1 (in September 2004).
Likes speed of downhill skiing, go karts, horseback riding, water surfing in Biarritz and listening to music by Dido ... Official Website: Received several awards in 2007, including Legion of Honor (presented in Paris by French President Jacques Chirac); Tour Player of the Year (for 2006 achievements); and Laureus Breakthrough of the Year (also for 2006 achievements); other awards include Commitment to Community Award from Florida Times-Union and Water's Edge Magazine (to recognize her support of the Phil Collins Little Dreams Foundation and contributions to Curie Institute of France) and Sanex's Prix du Public Award (in 2003; was public vote); and on June 14, 2004, named official ambassador of Habitat for Humanity (joint social cause of Tour/Whirlpool).- Has a life-size wax figure on display at the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris (inaugurated on May 28, 2003).- Served on the Tour Players' Council through 2002.- Junior achievements include winning singles at Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 1996 (d. Coetzer in final), then fell in QF at Charleston (l.