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Birthdate: 9/30/80
Nationality: Switzerland
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 130
Plays: Right
Titles: 35
Martina Hingis (1)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
lost to Jennifer Capriati 4-6, 3-6
Semifinals:
def. Venus Williams (3), 6-1, 6-1
Quarterfinals:
def. Serena Williams (6), 6-2, 3-6, 8-6
Fourth Round:
def. Rita Grande, 6-0, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Virginie Razzano, 7-5, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Els Callens, 6-1, 6-0
First Round:
def. Katalin Marosi-Aracama, 6-1, 6-1
Scouting Report
After failing to go an entire year without a Grand Slam singles title for the first time since 1996, the world's top-ranked player will look to begin the year with her fourth Australian Open title in five years; was denied a fourth straight title in Melbourne with her loss to Lindsay Davenport in last year's final; led the WTA Tour in 2000 with nine titles, including the Chase Championships, but was overshadowed by Venus Williams' remarkable run of winning Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Olympic gold medal; started the season by helping her country win the Hopman Cup team tennis competition; 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 32-3 lifetime record at Melbourne.
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Birthdate: 6/8/76
Nationality: United States
Height: 6'5 1/2"
Weight: 175
Plays: Right
Titles: 30
Lindsay Davenport (2)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to Jennifer Capriati (12), 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinals:
def. Anna Kournikova (8), 6-4, 6-2
Fourth Round:
def. Kim Clijsters (15), 6-4, 6-0
Third Round:
def. Silvia Farina Elia, 6-2, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Greta Arn, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
First Round:
def. Jelena Dokic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Scouting Report
Won a Grand Slam title for the third straight year, taking the Australian Open over three-time defending champion Martina Hingis; became the first American female since Monica Seles in 1996 to win the Australian Open; also reached the final at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, but lost both times to Venus Williams; captured four titles overall in 2000, but her season ended with a disappointing first-round loss to Russian teenager Elena Dementieva at the Chase Championships; is 33-7 lifetime in Melbourne, but 17-2 over the last three years.
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Birthdate: 6/17/80
Nationality: United States
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 160
Plays: Right
Titles: 15
Venus Williams (3)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Semifinals:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 6-1, 6-1
Quarterfinals:
def. Amanda Coetzer (10), 2-6, 6-1, 8-6
Fourth Round:
def. Amelie Mauresmo (13), 6-2, 3-6 6-3
Third Round:
def. Denisa Chladkova, 6-4, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Meghan Shaughnessy, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
First Round:
def. Maria Jose Martinez, 6-3, 2-6, 6-0
Scouting Report
It will be hard to duplicate her success of 2000, when she put together a 35-match winning streak which included a run of six straight titles; among the titles she collected during her streak were her first Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, as well as capturing Olympic gold in Sydney; finished the year with six titles, including five on hard courts; went unbeaten in 25 matches on the hard surface last season, and will vie for her second straight title in Australia; signed a $40 million endorsement deal with Reebok last month, a record for any female athlete; missed last year's Australian Open due to tendinitis in both wrists after reaching consecutive quarterfinals in 1998-99.
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Birthdate: 12/2/73
Nationality: United States
Height: 5'10 1/2"
Weight: 155
Plays: Left
Titles: 47
Monica Seles (4)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Jennifer Capriati (12), 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Fourth Round:
def. Justine Henin, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Emilie Loit, 6-3, 7-5
Second Round:
def. Miroslava Vavrinec, 6-2, 6-3
First Round:
def. Brie Rippner, 1-0, retired
Scouting Report
Returns to the site of her greatest Grand Slam success after missing last year's Australian Open with a broken foot; has compiled an impressive 33-1 lifetime record in Melbourne, losing her first Australian Open match to current doubles partner Martina Hingis in the semifinals in 1999; claimed three straight Australian Open titles from 1991-93 and added a fourth in 1996, her only Grand Slam title since getting stabbed in 1993; won three titles in 2000, captured the bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics and reached the final of the Chase Championships.
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Birthdate: 4/16/72
Nationality: Spain
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 132
Plays: Right
Titles: 32
Conchita Martinez (5)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Emmanuelle Gagliardi, 5-7, 6-3, 8-6
First Round:
def. Christina Wheeler, 6-1, 6-1
Scouting Report
A runner-up in Melbourne in 1998, reached the semifinals last year before losing to Martina Hingis, who beat her in the final two years ago; had her best success in 2000 on clay, winning her lone title at the German Open and reaching the final of the French Open before falling to Mary Pierce; reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Hardcourt Championships in her season debut; has compiled a 36-10 record at the Australian Open, also reaching the semifinals in 1995; claimed only career Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 1994.
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Birthdate: 9/26/81
Nationality: United States
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 145
Plays: Right
Titles: 8
Serena Williams (6)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Martina Hingis (1), 6-2, 3-6, 8-6
Fourth Round:
def. Daja Bedanova, 6-2, 6-2
Third Round:
def. Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6-1, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Nadejda Petrova, 6-3, 6-2
First Round:
def. Janet Lee, 6-1, 6-4
Scouting Report
One year after grabbing the spotlight from her sister Venus by winning the U.S. Open, watched her older sister bask in the glory of Grand Slam success with titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open; played in just 11 tournaments in 2000 due to foot and knee problems, but managed to win three titles; lost in the fourth round at the Australian Open, fell to Venus in an emotionally-charged semifinal match at Wimbledon and was beaten by Lindsay Davenport in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
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Birthdate: 1/15/75
Nationality: France
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150
Plays: Right
Titles: 15
Mary Pierce (7)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Paola Suarez, 6-3, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Mariana Diaz-Oliva, 6-2, 6-2
First Round:
def. Sylvia Plischke, 6-1, 6-3
Scouting Report
The reigning French Open champion and former Australian Open champion may be a bit rusty entering Melbourne after missing the last three months of 2000 with a shoulder injury; was sidelined for the entire summer hardcourt season, but gave it a go at the U.S. Open before retiring during a fourth-round match; captured the second Grand Slam of her career at Paris, becoming the first Frenchwoman in 33 years to capture the title at Roland Garros; won her first Grand Slam title at the 1995 Australian Open and was runner-up two years later; lost in the fourth round last year and is 32-7 lifetime in Melbourne; enters the season's first Grand Slam in questionable form due to a sore ankle.
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Birthdate: 6/7/81
Nationality: Russia
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 123
Plays: Right
Titles: 0
Anna Kournikova (8)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-4, 6-2
Fourth Round:
def. Barbara Rittner, 6-3, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Barbara Schett, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Second Round:
def. Rita Kuti Kis 6-3, 6-4
First Round:
def. Daniela Hantuchova, 6-2, 7-5
Scouting Report
The glamorous Russian continues to make headlines on and off the court, but still is searching for her first career singles title; it was announced earlier this month that she and Martina Hingis split up as doubles partners after a reported altercation after an exhibition match in Chile last November; has played 82 WTA Tour main draw singles matches without a title; reached the final of her homeland tournament in Moscow last year and nine other semifinals, including the Chase Championships; is coming off a second-round loss at the adidas International in Sydney; has reached the fourth round the last two years at the Australian Open and is 8-4 lifetime at Melbourne.
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Birthdate: 10/15/81
Nationality: Russia
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 142
Plays: Right
Titles: 0
Elena Dementieva (9)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Daja Beadanova, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Second Round:
def. Andrea Glas, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
First Round:
def. Lilia Osterloh, 6-4, 6-3
Scouting Report
Emerged as the biggest surprise of 2000 in women's tennis; reached her first career Grand Slam semifinal at the U.S. Open, won the silver medal at the Olympics, and upset defending champion Lindsay Davenport en route to the semifinals at the Chase Championships; finished the year ranked No. 12 after starting 2000 at No. 62; reached the third round at last year's Australian Open after a second-round showing in her debut the previous year; loves the city of Melbourne, calling it 'paradise on earth, with the nicest people.'
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Birthdate: 10/22/71
Nationality: South Africa
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 120
Plays: Right
Titles: 7
Amanda Coetzer (10)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Quarterfinals:
lost to Venus Williams (3), 2-6, 6-1, 8-6
Fourth Round:
def. Paola Suarez, 6-1, 6-4
Third Round:
def. Marlene Weingartner, 6-2, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Silvija Talaja, 6-1, 6-3
First Round:
def. Sonya Jeyaseelan, 6-2, 6-4
Scouting Report
The diminutive South African has had considerable success at the Australian Open, reaching consecutive semifinals in 1996-97, but suffered a second-round loss last year for her earliest exit from Melbourne since 1994; claimed lone title of 2000 at the Benelux Open in Antwerp, her first tournament win in two years, and was runner-up at the German Open; failed to get past the third round in any of the four Grand Slams last year.
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Birthdate: 2/18/76
Nationality: United States
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 128
Plays: Right
Titles: 3
Chanda Rubin (11)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
First Round:
lost to Janette Husarova, 6-3, 6-0
Scouting Report
Former top-10 player has had her greatest Grand Slam success at the Australian Open, reaching the semifinals in 1996 and the fourth round three other times; engaged in the longest women's match ever at the Australian Open by defeating Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in three hours, 33 minutes; captured third career title at Quebec City last year, was runner-up at Hobart, Australia, and was a quarterfinalist at the French Open; lost in the second round at last year's Australian Open.
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Birthdate: 3/29/76
Nationality: United States
Height: 5'8 1/2"
Weight: 135
Plays: Right
Titles: 9
Jennifer Capriati (12)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Finals:
def. Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-3
Semifinals:
def. Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinals:
vs. Monica Seles (4)
Fourth Round:
def. Marta Marrero, 7-5, 6-1
Third Round:
def. Virginia Ruano-Pascual, 6-0, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Miriam Oremans, 6-0, 6-2
First Round:
def. Henrieta Nagyova, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Scouting Report
Looks to repeat her success of last year's Australian Open, where she reached her first Grand Slam semifinal in nine years before losing to Lindsay Davenport; followed that up with a first-round loss at French Open and fourth-round showings at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open; captured her only title of the year and ninth of her career at the Seat Open in Luxembourg; qualified for her first Chase Championships since 1992 and finished the year ranked No. 14; has had lingering problems with her conditioning, but claims she is as fit as she has ever been; reached consecutive Australian Open quarterfinals in 1992-93.
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Birthdate: 7/5/79
Nationality: France
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 142
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Amelie Mauresmo (13)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Venus Williams (3), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Third Round:
def. Iva Majoli, 6-4, 6-2
Second Round:
def. Nicole Pratt, 6-0, 7-5
First Round:
def. Ai Sugiyama, 6-3, 6-3
Scouting Report
The 1999 Australian Open runner-up battled back problems throughout last season that limited her to 13 tournaments; started her season strong by defeating Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport back-to-back to win the Sydney International, but followed that with a second-round loss at the Australian Open; made headlines on and off the court at the Australian Open two years ago, surprising Davenport in the semifinals before losing to Hingis in the final; became embroiled in controversy after admitting at Melbourne she was a lesbian, which prompted disparaging comments from Davenport and Hingis; experienced back pain during quarterfinal victory over Monica Seles this week in Sydney.
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Birthdate: 4/3/72
Nationality: France
Height: 5'9 1/2"
Weight: 150
Plays: Right
Titles: 2
Sandrine Testud (14)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Third Round:
lost to Justine Henin, 6-2, 6-4
Second Round:
def. Jian-Qian Yi, 6-4, 5-2, retired
First Round:
def. Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo, 6-1, 6-0
Scouting Report
Has had success at the Australian Open the last three years, reaching the quarterfinals in 1998 and the fourth round the last two years; searching for her first title since 1998; advanced to the fourth round at the French and U.S. Open and was runner-up at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo; did not have a successful season debut, falling in the first round at last week's ASB Bank Classic in New Zealand; is 17-9 lifetime at Melbourne.
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Birthdate: 6/8/83
Nationality: Belgium
Height: 5'8 1/2"
Weight: 151
Plays: Right
Titles: 3
Kim Clijsters (15)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Fourth Round:
lost to Lindsay Davenport (2), 6-4, 6-0
Third Round:
def. Nuria Llagostera, 6-0, 6-1
Second Round:
def. Alina Jidkova, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
First Round:
def. Anca Barna, 6-3, 6-2
Scouting Report
Belgian teenager followed up her breakout season in 1999 by winning two titles last season; claimed titles at Hobart, Australia and Leipzig, Germany and competed in her first Chase Championships; finished the year ranked a career-high No. 18; won three of four matches for her country at the Hopman Cup before losing to Martina Hingis in the second round at the adidas International in Sydney; lost in the first round in her Australian Open debut last year.
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Birthdate: 9/19/72
Nationality: United States
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 140
Plays: Right
Titles: 5
Amy Frazier (16)
R O U N D   B Y   R O U N D
Second Round:
lost to Rita Grande, 6-4, 6-1
First Round:
def. Laurence Andretto, 7-5 6-4
Scouting Report
Will be making her 13th appearance at the Australian Open, but has failed to advance past the third round since reaching the quarterfinals in 1992; did not win a title in 2000, but was runner-up at the Japan Open and reached the semifinals at Hobart, Australia and San Diego; participated in the Chase Championships for the first time since 1992 and finished the year ranked No. 20; has six career singles titles.
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