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PERSONAL LIFE

-Marietta, Georgia native

-Has a twin sister, Katherine, and a younger sister, Christina. 

-Introduced to the sport at the age of seven alongside sister Katherine.

-Her grandmother inspired her and her sister to play tennis when she gave them rackets and lessons when they were young

-Idol is Justine Henin

FAVORITE QUOTEs

“Believe in yourself”

“Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them”

ABOUT MELANIE

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

-WTA tour professional tennis player from 2008-20017 

-Career high singles ranking of 31st in the world 

-2009 US Open singles quarter-finalist 

-2009 Wimbledon singles round of 16 

-2011 US Open mixed doubles champion 

-2012 Birmingham WTA Tour tournament winner 

-Fed Cup team member from 2009-2012