Vaidisova into second round at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Czech Nicole Vaidisova was among Monday's first-round tennis winners at the $600,000 International Women's Open.

S. Williams takes Istanbul first-rounder

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 22 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Venus Williams lost just three games Tuesday in cruising through her first-round match at the $200,000 Istanbul Cup tennis tournament. Williams rolled by Tatiana Poutchek 6-1, 6-2, and earned a second-round pairing against Aravane Rezai in t

Clijsters loses at Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland, May 3 (UPI) -- Defending champion Kim Clijsters Thursday lost in straight sets to Julia Vakulenko in the second round of the J&S Cup Tennis Tournament at Warsaw, Poland.

Dementieva rallies in the Warsaw snow

WARSAW, Poland, May 1 (UPI) -- Elena Dementieva rallied from a set down Tuesday and won her first-round match at the J&S Cup clay-court tennis tournament in Warsaw, Poland. Snow flurries and blustery conditions greeted the players at the outdoor tournament. Dementieva and her opponent

Another top seed falls in Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 2 (UPI) -- Tathiana Garbin was defeated in the quarterfinals of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel tennis tournament Thursday, leaving the event without its top four seeds.

Schnyder among Qatar first-round winners

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Patty Schnyder claimed a three-set victory Tuesday in first-round play of the $1.34 million Qatar Open tennis tournament.

Li bumped from Dubai tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded Na Li was upset in opening-round play Monday of the $1.5 million Dubai Duty Free Women's Open tennis tournament.

Sharapova sails to Australia's third round

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Maria Sharapova dropped just three games Thursday in cruising into the third round of the Australian Open.

Hingis advances; Pierce upset in Zurich

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Swiss Martina Hingis was a first-round winner Monday at the Zurich Open, but Mary Pierce was beaten by Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik.

Hingis wins first Zurich Open match

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Local-favorite and fifth-seeded Martina Hingis posted a first-round victory Monday in the Zurich Open in Switzerland.

Sharapova, Petrova advance in Moscow

MOSCOW, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Fellow Russians Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova Wednesday won their matches at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow.

Petrova, Schnyder advance at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Nadia Petrova of Russia and Switzerland's Patty Schnyder Thursday were second round winners at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.

Russian Safina gets tough win at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Russian Dinara Safina barely won her first-round match Tuesday at the $650,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.

Navratilova wins 176th doubles title

MONTREAL, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Martina Navratilova won the 176th doubles title of her career Monday at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Groenefeld, Hantuchova win at Rogers Cup

MONTREAL, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- German Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Slovak Daniela Hantuchova were among Tuesday's opening-round tennis winners at the $1.34 million Rogers Cup in Canada.
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Anna-Lena Groenefeld
Dinara Safina of Russia forehand returns to Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany. Groenefeld won semifinal (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) at Fortis Championships WTA women's tennis tournament ($585,000 Tier II) at Luxembourg on October 1, 2005. (UPI Photo/Tom Theobald)

Anna-Lena Grönefeld (born on June 4, 1985 in Nordhorn, Lower Saxony, then West Germany) is a professional tennis player from Germany. She turned professional in 2003.

As of February 2006, Grönefeld was the No. 1 tennis player from Germany. She was coached and trained by Rafael Font de Mora in Scottsdale, Arizona until 2006. Anna-Lena is currently coached by former German pro tennis player Dirk Dier (since the WTA tournament in Stuttart in October 2006). She now lives and trains in Saarbrücken, Germany.

In June, 2003 she captured the prestigious French Open Junior title, becoming the first player from Germany since 1957 to accomplish this feat. In 2002 she was the Singles Champion of both the Belgium and Frankfurt International Championships and a finalist at the Orange Bowl. In July 2003, she won the Apple and Eve Newsday Long Island Classic, held in Woodbury, New York, defeating Bethanie Mattek in the final. She is an accomplished doubles player winning the French Open title and reaching the finals at Wimbledon. As a result of her tennis successes in 2003, Grönefeld had achieved the Junior World ranking of #1 in singles and doubles. She launched her professional career début under the direction of the USA Academy and Rafael Font de Mora.

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