Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
2005 IN DETAIL
Made debut at Australian Open, defeating Kapros in 1r before loss to Ivanovic in 2r.
Advanced to 2r at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] with win against Peng before falling to No.8 seed Hantuchova in three sets; for second straight year, showed impressive form at Hyderabad (finalist in '04), reaching second career Tour SF as No.8 seed; defeated lucky loser Poutchek, Santangelo and top seed Li Na to reach SF before falling to Mirza in straight sets; solid week produces a new career-high of No.73 on Feb. 14 rankings; also reached SF in doubles at same event (w/Tanasugarn); as qualifier at Doha, reached fourth career QF and first at Tier II event with victories against qualifier Safarova and No.5 seed Schnyder before loss to top seed Mauresmo; victory against No.14-ranked Schnyder was career-best victory in only fourth match versus Top 20 player; moves to career-best No.67 on February 28 rankings.
As qualifier at Indian Wells, had best career Tier I performance by reached 4r; defeated Perebiynis, No.8 seed Bovina and No.28 seed Medina Garrigues before loss to No.23 seed Martinez; also reaches SF in doubles at Indian Wells as qualifier with Salerni, falling to No.2 seeds Petrova/Shaughnessy; breaks into Top 50 in singles for first time on March 21 at No.48; defeated Chakvetadze in 1r at Miami before taking top seed Mauresmo to three sets in 2r loss.
As qualifier at Warsaw, defeated Benesova in 1r match before straight sets loss to No.7 seed Clijsters in 2r match; also reached SF in doubles at Warsaw (w/Domachowska).
After 1r victory against Zuluaga in Berlin, fell to No.12 seed and eventual winner Henin-Hardenne in 2r; continues successful climb in singles rankings, moving to a new career-high of No.45 on May 9; in Rome singles debut, falls to No.13 seed Farina Elia in 1r; reached first doubles final of season at Rome (w/Medina Garrigues), losing to No.2 seeds Black/Huber in championship match; fell in 1r at Roland Garros for first time, losing to qualifier Birnerova in three sets.
As No.15 seed at Birmingham, defeated Fedak in 1r before falling to Jackson in next match; defeated Peschke in 1r at 's-Hertogenbosch before falling to No.4 seed Safina in next round; records first singles victory at Wimbledon, defeating qualifier Callens in 1r before falling to Maleeva in next match.
Lost to No.14 seed Hantuchova in 1r at San Diego; defeated wild card Irvin in 1r at Los Angeles before falling to top seed Sharapova in straight sets; retired during 1r match at Toronto vs. Bartoli in 2nd set due to right knee pain; as lucky loser at New Haven, defeated Farina Elia in 1r before loss to countrywoman Chakvetadze in 2r; reached final in doubles at New Haven (w/Dulko), falling to Raymond/Stosur in championship match.
Advanced to 2r at US Open, defeating Pous Tio in 1r before straight sets loss to No.10 seed Venus Williams; victory vs. Pous Tio was win No.100 of career; captures first career Tour title in first final of year at Beijing, defeating No.9 seed Groenefeld in final, 63 64; did not drop a set en route to title, defeating qualifiers Jackson and Nakamura, along with wild card Sun to reach SF; faced world No.1 Sharapova in SF, but advanced when Sharapova retired midway through second set with right pectoral muscle strain; makes Top 40 debut following Beijing title, reaching new career-high of No.28 on September 26; carried winning streak with her to Guangzhou and reached QF as No.4 seed, defeating Camerin and Parra Santonja before falling in three sets to Zheng.
Continued strong play in Asia with SF finish as No.4 seed at Tokyo [Japan Open], falling to No.2 seed and eventual champion Vaidisova, also won second career Tour doubles title at Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Dulko); fell in 1r for first time in last six Tour events at Moscow (as WC, l. to Zvonareva).
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