Washington Kastles tennis squad sets pro winning streak record

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The Washington Kastles set a record for the longest win streak in U.S. professional sports Tuesday by beating the Boston Lobsters 25-12 in World Team Tennis.

Kvitova, Vinci reach Katowice Open quarterfinals

KATOWICE, Poland, April 11 (UPI) -- Top seeded Czech Petra Kvitova and second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday at the Katowice Open in Poland.

Kanepi marks return with Katowice win

KATOWICE, Poland, April 9 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia marked her return from an injury with a dominating first-round victory Tuesday at the inaugural Katowice Open.

Schiavone earns first-round win

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- Francesca Schiavone began the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday with only her fourth victory of the year, one that set up a meeting with No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova.
Jankovic wins marathon match in Malaysia

Jankovic wins marathon match in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Jelena Jankovic battled for 3 hours Tuesday before escaping with a first-round win at the BMA Malaysian Open tennis tournament.

Top seeds move on at Mercury Open

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The top three seeds all advanced in Tuesday's second round of the Mercury Insurance Open women's tennis tournament in Southern California.

Henin reaches second round

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- Justine Henin took another step in her comeback Wednesday by easily defeating Jill Craybas in the opening round of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Henin advances at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Justine Henin led the way on the opening day of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday by rolling to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Magdalena Rybarikova.

Craybas earns surprise win at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Jill Craybas pulled off the biggest surprise on the opening day of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Jelena Dokic.

U.S. Fed Cup team announced

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Captain Mary Jo Fernandez included 17-year-old Melanie Oudin when she announced the United States Fed Cup team for the match against Argentina next month.
Craybas continues Korea Open success

Craybas continues Korea Open success

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Jill Craybas continued her solid Korean Open play Friday with a straight-set upset of second-seeded Shahar Peer in the tournament quarterfinals in Seoul.

Kirilenko wins in rout in South Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Maria Kirilenko broke her opponent's serve each time Tuesday in a first-round win at the $145,000 Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul.

France's Rezai a first-round winner

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 9 (UPI) -- Aravane Rezai of France was among Monday's opening-round winners at the Wimbledon tuneup DFS Classic.
Amanmuradova makes Istanbul semifinals

Amanmuradova makes Istanbul semifinals

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 22 (UPI) -- Akgul Amanmuradova fought back from behind Thursday in claiming a quarterfinal victory at the Istanbul Cup tennis tournament.
Dementieva keeps on Istanbul win track

Dementieva keeps on Istanbul win track

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 21 (UPI) -- Elena Dementieva opened defense of her Istanbul Cup tournament title with a straight-set victory Wednesday.
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Jill Craybas
American Amy Frazier prepares a backhand during her match with Jill Craybas at the JPMorgan Chase Open in Los Angeles, California on August 7, 2006. Craybas won the first round match in straight sets. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Jill N. Craybas (born July 4, 1974) is an American professional tennis player.

Craybas was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she played for coach Andy Brandi's Florida Gators women's tennis team in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) competition from 1993 to 1996. As a senior in 1996, she won the NCAA women's singles tennis championship. Craybas graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications in 1996, and has said in interviews that she hopes to enter film or television production when her playing career ends. She was inducted in the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2008.

Craybas credits her achievements to her long-time coach, Michael Daly. Daly has worked with her from the start of her tennis career.

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