Venus Williams opens 2014 season with a win

Venus Williams opens 2014 season with a win

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Venus Williams topped Andrea Hlavackova in straight sets Monday for a season-opening win at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.

Marina Erakovic, Caroline Garcia post Day 1 wins in Quebec

QUEBEC, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Marina Erakovic and No. 8 Caroline Garcia each collected a first-round victory Monday to kick off the Bell Challenge tournament in Quebec.

Radwanska breezes into quarterfinals

STANFORD, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Agnieszka Radwanska breezed into the quarterfinals Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Francesca Schiavone at the Bank of the West Classic.

Jamie Hampton bounces Agnieszka Radwanska in Eastbourne surprise

EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was ushered to a first-round exit by American qualifier Jamie Hampton Tuesday in an Aegon International upset.

U.S. qualifier Alison Riske upends Tamira Paszek in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Tamira Paszek of Austria fell in a second-round upset to young American qualifier Alison Riske Tuesday at the grass-court Aegon Classic.
Top seeds ousted at WTA's Strasbourg International

Top seeds ousted at WTA's Strasbourg International

STRASBOURG, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Tamira Paszek were ousted in Tuesday's first-round play at the Strasbourg International tennis tournament in France.
Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

Top seeds ousted in women's section of Portugal Open

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marion Bartoli and Dominika Cibulkova were beaten Tuesday in first-round matches at the Portugal Open.

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Cirstea, Lepchenko post early S.C. wins

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 1 (UPI) -- Eleventh-seeded Sorana Cirstea posted a quick win and No. 12 Varvara Lepchenko also moved on Monday at the Family Circle Cup tennis event.

Sharapova, Burdette earn second-round wins

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 9 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova breezed into the third round of the BNP Paribas Friday and 16-year-old American Mallory Burdette picked up a big win as well.

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.
Wozniacki picks up first-round win in Doha

Wozniacki picks up first-round win in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki, just returned to the WTA Top 10, notched an impressive first-round win Monday at the Qatar Total Open.

Barthel advances on Paris upset

PARIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Mona Barthel pulled off a three-set upset Wednesday in second-round play at the 21e Open GDF Suez WTA tennis tournament in Paris.
Sharapova in another 6-0, 6-0 win

Sharapova in another 6-0, 6-0 win

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Maria Sharapova Wednesday posted her second consecutive 6-0, 6-0 win in moving to the third round of the Australian Open.

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Tamira Paszek
Belgium's Justine Henin returns the ball from her opponent Austria's Tamira Paszek on the third day of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Tennis Open on February 21, 2007. Henin won the match (4-6) (7-5) (6-1). (UPI Photo/Norbert Schiller)

Tamira Shelah Paszek (born December 6, 1990 in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria) is a professional tennis player from Austria. As of July 4, 2011, she is the no.1 ranked tennis player from Austria in the WTA ranking, at No. 41.

She was introduced to tennis by her mother, Fran├žoise Paszek, at age four-and-a-half. Her mother is Chilean born, and her father is Ariff Mohamed, who is Tanzanian-born, Kenya-raised and lived in Canada. Both her paternal grandparents are from India. She is currently being coached by Angel Giminez having previously been coached by Larri Passos (former coach of former ATP No.1 Gustavo Kuerten).

Paszek attended Gymnasium Dornbirn-Schoren and Bundesoberstufenrealgymnasium Schoren.

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