American tennis player Jill Craybas was born on July 4, 1974 in Providence, Rhode Island. Jill started off young playing tennis in her home state of Rhode Island and eventually turned pro in 1996. Here are some of her current statistics and personal information:
Weight: 123 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed. Two-handed backhand.
Turned Professional: June 1996.
Coach: Raj Chaudhuri.
Resides: East Greenwich, RI.
Number of WTA singles titles: 1.
Number of WTA doubles titles: 2.
Total Career Winnings: $1,127,866.
Total Winnings for 2006: $147,988.
Total Career Win-Loss Record for doubles: 48-92.
Total Career Win-Loss Record for singles: 261-233.
Total 2006 Win-Loss Record for doubles: 15-17.
Total 2006 Win-Loss Record for singles: 8-10.
Current 2006 WTA Tour Standing for singles: 43.
Current 2006 WTA Tour Standing for doubles: 81.
College: University of Florida (telecommunications).
Timeline of Jill Craybas’s Tennis Career
1992: As an amateur, Jill Craybas was the runner-up at first ITF Circuit Event at International Tennis Federation (ITF) in Columbia, South Carolina (USA).
1994: Toured and qualified at Stratton Mountain. (She did not tour for the next two years, instead she attended college).
1995: She wasn’t active on touring (schooling reasons).
1996: Turned professional in June. She was ranked as a NCAA champion as well. She entered into the US Open and made her Grand Slam debut.
1997: Was inactive.
1998:First full year of touring. She improved to spot 151in the WTA singles pool by season’s end and won first professional title at an ITF event in Nuevo Lar, Mexico.
1999:Qualified for her first Australian Open debut. Though she lost to Kremer in the first round of the US Open.
2000: Made it to the semi-finals for two ITF events and qualified for the Auckland and US Open.
2001:Played all four majors for the first time and qualified for seven Tour events: Auckland, Australian Open, Oklahoma City, Scottsdale, Miami, Berlin and Rome. She made her Roland Garros debut and won her first Grand Slam match.
2002: Won first Tour singles title at the Japan Open, becoming oldest first-time winner in 2002 at 28 years old. She also made quarter-finals at Memphis and Hawaii.
2003: Reached four quarter-finals at Auckland, Hobart, the Japan Open, and Tashkent. She won her first Tour doubles title at Madrid (Spain).
2004:Season highlighted by career-first reaching the quarter-finals in Miami. She loss to top seed and eventual champion Serena Williams. She became a member of US Fed Cup Team. She won $75K at an ITF event. Along with Weingärtner, she won doubles title at Cincinnati and reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. She also reached the mixed doubles final at Beijing.
2005: Finished first time in the top 50 in the WTA. She is best know for beating Serena Williams at Wimbledon, only to later lose to champion Venus Williams. She competed in many other Opens and placed well.
As of 2006, Jill Craybas steps on the Wimbledon courts in London as a veteran to the game. She has entered Wimbledon five times in the past and hopes to walk away as a champion this year in both Ladies’ singles and doubles.