August, 2004 continued

Q: What do you prefer playing -- ITF, USTA Junior or USTA Pro Circuit?
A: "It doesn't matter."

Q: Do you play any other sports?
A: "Not now. I used to play basketball and I was also a swimmer."

Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: "I like to go to the beach a lot. I live right across from the beach. Anything outdoors."

Q: Who is your coach?
A: "(former USTA coach) Katie Schlukebir."

Q: Do you work with her at a club or privately?
A: "I just travel with her. I have a coach at home. I work with Syd Ball at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center."

Q: At what age did you start playing tennis?
A: "At about five."

Q: When did you decide that was the sport you wanted to do?
A: "At about 11 or 12. I picked tennis as my No. 1 sport."

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