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Age: 19
Height: 5'7
Weight: 130
Plays: Right
Titles: 26
Martina Hingis (1)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
lost to Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-1, 7-5
Semifinals:
def. Conchita Martinez (10), 6-3, 6-2
Quarterfinals:
def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (13), 6-1, 6-1
Fourth Round:
lost to Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-1, 7-5
Third Round:
def. Alicia Molik, 6-2, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Justine Henin, 6-3, 6-3
First Round:
def. Mirjana Lucic, 6-1, 6-2
Scouting Report
Will be looking to become the first female to win four consecutive Australian Open titles since Margaret Smith captured seven straight from 1960-66; finished 1999 as the world's No. 1 player after winning seven titles and reaching the French and U.S. Open finals; ended last season on a downer by losing to world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport in the final of the Chase Championships; lost to Jennifer Capriati in the final of an exhibition event in Hong Kong last week and fell to Amelie Mauresmo, last year's Australian Open finalist, in the semifinals of this week's Sydney International; became the youngest player in the Open Era (since 1968) to win a Grand Slam title with her Australian Open triumph in 1997; also became the youngest player to win a match at a Grand Slam tournament when, at age 14, she won her first-round match at the 1995 Australian Open; has compiled a 26-2 lifetime record at Melbourne.
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Age: 23
Height: 6'2
Weight: 175
Plays: Right
Titles: 26
Lindsay Davenport (2)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
def. Martina Hingis (1), 6-1, 7-5
Semifinals:
def. Jennifer Capriati, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Fourth Round:
def. Anna Kournikova (11), 6-4, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Alina Jidkova, 6-0, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Marissa Irvin, 6-4, 7-5
First Round:
def. Sarah Pitkowski, 6-3, 6-1
Scouting Report
World No. 2 will attempt to reach her first Australian Open final after suffering three-set semifinal losses the last two years, including a stunning 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 defeat at the hands of French teenager Amelie Mauresmo last year; reached the final of this week's Sydney International in her only Melbourne tuneup; tied top-ranked Martina Hingis for the WTA Tour lead in titles last season by defeating the Swiss teenager in the final of the Chase Championships for her seventh crown; claimed her second Grand Slam singles title with a victory over Steffi Graf in last year's Wimbledon final; lost her No. 1 ranking to Hingis on August 9, 1999; defeated Hingis for her first Grand Slam title at the 1998 U.S. Open; is 26-7 lifetime in Melbourne, also reaching the quarterfinals in 1994 and 1995.
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Age: 18
Height: 5'10
Weight: 145
Plays: Right
Titles: 5
Serena Williams (3)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Elena Likhovtseva (16), 6-3, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Sabine Appelmans, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Second Round:
def. Nicole Pratt, 7-5, 6-1
First Round:
def. Amanda Grahame, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Scouting Report
Reigning U.S. Open champion became the third seed when older sister Venus withdrew with a left wrist injury; will look to become the seventh player in the Open Era to win the U.S. Open and Australian Open in succession; captured her first Grand Slam singles title last season in New York, knocking off Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals before defeating Martina Hingis in the final; climbed into the top five in the WTA rankings in 1999 after winning her first five professional singles titles, including four on hard courts; missed the season-ending Chase Championships after suffering a back injury in practice; reached the third round at last year's Australian Open after falling in the second round to Venus the previous year.
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Age: 24
Height: 5'10
Weight: 150
Plays: Right
Titles: 13
Mary Pierce (4)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Ai Sugiyama, 7-5, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Miriam Oremans, 6-2, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Amelie Cocheteux, 6-2, 6-2
First Round:
def. Linda Wild, 7-5, 6-3
Scouting Report
Has achieved her greatest Grand Slam success at the Australian Open, winning the title in 1995, finishing runner-up in 1997 and reaching the quarterfinals three times, including the last two years; after winning four titles in 1998, battled injuries throughout 1999 and claimed her only title at Linz, Austria; also reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals, where she held two match points against defending champion Lindsay Davenport before crumbling; is coming off a quarterfinal showing at this week's Sydney International; represents France, but lives most of the year in Florida.
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Age: 32
Height: 5'5
Weight: 120
Plays: Right
Titles: 6
Nathalie Tauziat (5)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Sonya Jeyaseelan 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
First Round:
def. Henrieta Nagyova, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Scouting Report
Will be making her first appearance at Melbourne since 1994, and most likely her last as she plans to retire at the end of the year; after struggling in the early part of 1999, turned things around by winning two indoor events and going 16-4 after the U.S. Open; reached the fourth round in 1993 and failed to get past the first round in 1994 in her only Australian Open appearances; currently is ranked a career-high No. 7; best performance at a Grand Slam event was runner-up at Wimbledon in
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Age: 23
Height: 5'9
Weight: 149
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Barbara Schett (6)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (13), 1-6, 6-0, 7-5
Third Round:
def. Florencia Labat, 6-1, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Miroslava Vavrinec, 6-4, 6-4
First Round:
def. Meilen Tu, 6-2, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4
Scouting Report
This is her highest seeding at a Grand Slam; enjoyed a breakout year in 1999 that saw her compile a 47-25 record and vault from No. 23 to her current ranking of No. 8; reached her only final of 1999 at Moscow and posted her best Grand Slam showing by reaching the U.S. Open quarterfinals; defeated Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in the second round at last year's Australian Open before losing to Steffi Graf in the fourth round; also reached the fourth round at Melbourne in 1996 and 1998 and is 11-5 lifetime; is coming off a second-round loss at the Sydney International; has not won a singles title since Maria Lankowitz, Austria in 1997.
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Age: 20
Height: 5'9
Weight: 142
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Amelie Mauresmo (7)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Patty Schnyder, 6-4, 6-4
First Round:
def. Cristina Torrens Valero, 6-1, 6-2
Scouting Report
Made headlines on and off the court at last year's Australian Open; surprised then world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals before losing to Martina Hingis in the final; was the first unseeded female to reach the Australian Open final since Chris O'Neil won the title in 1978; became embroiled in controversy after admitting at Melbourne she was a lesbian, which prompted disparaging comments from Davenport and Hingis; claimed her first career singles title last year at Bratislava, Slovakia; also was runner-up at the Open Gaz de France in Paris; knocked off Hingis in the semifinals and Davenport in the final of the Sydney International.
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Age: 28
Height: 5'2
Weight: 120
Plays: Right
Titles: 6
Amanda Coetzer (8)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Kristina Brandi, 6-1, 6-3
First Round:
def. Tatiana Panova, 6-3, 6-3
Scouting Report
After reaching the Australian Open semifinals in 1996-97, the diminutive South African has lost in the fourth round the last two years; was the only player to win a set against eventual champion Martina Hingis last year; ended 1999 with losses in eight of her last 10 matches, but opened 2000 by leading her country to victory at the Hopman Cup; lost in the second round at the Sydney International; did not win a tournament last season, but finished runner-up at Tokyo and Oklahoma City; has compiled a 19-7 lifetime record at Melbourne.
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Age: 29
Height: 5'8
Weight: 125
Plays: Right
Titles: 10
Julie Halard-Decugis (9)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
def. Jana Kandarr, 6-1, 3-0 ret.
Third Round:
def. Elena Dementieva, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Fabiola Zuluaga, 6-3, 6-3
First Round:
def. Lina Krasnoroutskaya, 6-2, 6-4
Scouting Report
A horrible start to 2000 is not what she wanted entering the first Grand Slam event of the year; has suffered opening-round losses in both events she has played this season, including the Sydney International; after being sidelined for over a year with wrist and knee injuries, came back strong to win two titles in five finals and finished in the top 10 for the first time in her career; after missing consecutive Australian Opens in 1997-98, lost in the second round last year; is 12-10 lifetime at Melbourne, including a quarterfinal showing in 1993.
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Age: 27
Height: 5'7
Weight: 132
Plays: Right
Titles: 31
Conchita Martinez (10)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 6-3, 6-2
Quarterfinals:
def. Elena Likhovtseva (16) 6-3, 4-6, 9-7
Fourth Round:
def. Kristina Brandi, 6-1, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Jelena Kostanic, 6-4, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Olga Barabanschikova, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
First Round:
def. Sandra Kleinova, 6-1, 6-1
Scouting Report
Gained some confidence heading into tennis' first Grand Slam event of the year by reaching the final of the Australian Hardcourt Championships; followed that up with a second-round loss at the Sydney International; a runner-up in Melbourne two years ago, lost in the third round last year; has compiled a 31-9 record at the Australian Open, also reaching the semifinals in 1995; won lone title of 1999 at the Polish Open and finished the season with losses in six of her last eight matches; best Grand Slam performance last season was the French Open quarterfinals; the 1994 Wimbledon title stands as her only career Grand Slam championship.
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Age: 18
Height: 5'8
Weight: 123
Plays: Right
Titles: 0
Anna Kournikova (11)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-4, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Kvetoslava Hrdlickova, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Natasha Zvereva, 6-1, 6-4
First Round:
def. Patricia Wartusch, 6-0, 6-0
Scouting Report
The Russian starlet is looking to bounce back from a subpar 1999 with a strong performance in Melbourne; went through a coaching change and was sidelined for three months with a stress fracture in her foot which forced her to miss the summer hardcourt season; reached the fourth round at last year's Australian Open in singles, but teamed with Martina Hingis to win the doubles title, although they have since broken up; reached the quarterfinals at last week's Australian Hardcourt Championships before falling in the semifinals this week in Sydney; reached her only final of 1999 at Hilton Head, South Carolina, but still is searching for her first career singles title.
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Age: 27
Height: 5'9
Weight: 150
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Sandrine Testud (12)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
Third Round:
def. Tamarine Tanasugarn, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Angelica Gavaldon, 6-1, 6-2
First Round:
def. Petra Mandula, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Scouting Report
Heads into Melbourne following a first-round loss to Jennifer Capriati in Sydney; reached only final of 1999 at Linz, Austria; did not fare well in the Grand Slams, but her best performance was the fourth round of the Australian Open; reached her second career Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 1998 Australian Open and is 14-8 lifetime at Melbourne; has not won a singles title since Filderstadt, Germany in 1998.
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Age: 28
Height: 5'6
Weight: 124
Plays: Right
Titles: 27
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (13)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 6-1, 6-1
Fourth Round:
def. Barbara Schett (6), 1-6, 6-0, 7-5
Third Round:
def. Bryanne Stewart, 7-5, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Lisa Raymond, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
First Round:
def. Julie Abe, 6-2, 6-2
Scouting Report
Has performed well in both of her Australian Open tuneups, reaching the semifinals at the Australian Hardcourt Championships and the quarterfinals at the Sydney International; is looking to bounce back from a mediocre 1999, winning only 24 of 42 matches; claimed her only title of the year at the Egypt Classic and ended 1999 with four straight losses; has reached the quarterfinals or better in seven of nine appearances at Melbourne, advancing to the final in 1994-95; lost in the second round last year.
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Age: 26
Height: 5'7
Weight: 122
Plays: Right
Titles: 4
Dominique Van Roost (14)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Jennifer Capriati, 6-1, 4-6, 8-6
First Round:
def. Kim Clijsters, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Scouting Report
Enters Melbourne as a question mark after suffering a hamstring injury during a quarterfinal match with top-ranked Martina Hingis this week in Sydney; advanced to two finals in 1999 and finished the year ranked No. 14; reached the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second time in three years, losing to eventual runner-up Amelie Mauresmo; is 14-7 lifetime in Melbourne.
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Age: 25
Height: 5'8
Weight: 128
Plays: Right
Titles: 10
Anke Huber (15)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Kristie Boogert, 6-4, 6-4
Scouting Report
Turned her season around in the latter stages of 1999, reaching the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open and reaching the semifinals of two indoor events; started 1999 slow by losing six of her first 11 matches, including a second-round loss at the Australian Open; lost to Monica Seles in the 1996 Australian Open final and reached the semifinals in 1998; has compiled a 33-10 lifetime record at Melbourne; has not reached a final since the Canadian Open in 1997 and has not claimed a title since capturing three in 1996; is the girlfriend of 1999 French Open finalist Andrei Medvedev.
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Age: 24
Height: 5'8
Weight: 132
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Elena Likhovtseva (16)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Conchita Martinez (10) 6-3, 4-6, 9-7
Fourth Round:
def. Serena Williams (3), 6-3, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Els Callens, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Second Round:
def. Meghann Shaughnessy, 6-3, 7-5
First Round:
def. Pavlina Nola, 6-2, 6-2
Scouting Report
Is seeded at a Grand Slam event for the first time; finished 1999 ranked No. 18 and qualified for the season-ending Chase Championships for the first time; reached only final of 1999 at Strasbourg, France; advanced to the quarterfinals at Auckland, New Zealand last week before losing in the second round in Sydney; at the 1996 Australian Open, handed defending champion Mary Pierce a second-round loss, the earliest departure for an Australian Open defending champion in the Open Era; is 9-6 lifetime at Melbourne, reaching the third round the last two years.
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