Meghann Shaughnessy , born on April 13rd, 1979 in sport with Richmond in Virginia, is an American tennis player , Professionnel since 1996.
11th world in 2001, its best classification, it gained gained six titles into simple over the circuit WTA and fifteen in double.
Its best weapon is its service, one of most powerful of the circuit, as its record of twenty-two attests it aces opera hats in only one match.
Meghann Shaughnessy has been coachée by Rafael Font of Mora for more than twenty years.
Its careerMehgann Shaughnessy made its beginnings on the circuit of the WTA in 1996 with the tournament of Budapest and rose in signal 100 in 1998. In 2000, it gained its first title WTA with Beijing thanks to a victory finally against Iroda Tulyaganova. But it is in 2001 qu ' it explodes on the circuit: it reaches the eleventh world place, gains a second title in Quebec City and reached the final with the tournaments of Hamburg and Scottsdale. It also eliminated 5th, 4th and 2nd world players of the time who were respectively Conchita Martinez, Monica Seles and Venus Williams.
In 2002, Meghann begins the year with Sydney where it rises finally and recovers its 11th world place. It also reached the quarterfinals (or better) to four tournaments thanks to victories against Jelena Dokic and Serena Williams. In 2003, Meghann carries out beautiful finishing in signal 20. It is in 2003 qu ' it gained its third title WTA with Canberra and reached the quarterfinals to Roland Garros and a fourth turn with the Open US of tennis and Open of Australia. It in particular created the surprise by eliminating Venus Williams with the third turn from the tournament of Miami. In 2004, Meghann finishes the year in signal 40, with only one victory against a player of signal 5, Anastasia Myskina with Dubai. If its season into simple is not brillantissime, it is it in doubles with its Russian partner Nadia Petrova with which it does not gain less than 7 tournaments, of which the prestigious Masters of female tennis of Los Angeles.
2005 are one year black for Meghann Shaughnessy. Wounded and in lack of competition, it misses result. It will begin the year victim from one wound to the right leg, which will force it to declare fixed price for the Open of Australia (in doubles) and the tournament of Hyderabad. Meghann shows nevertheless signs of cure in February when it reaches the final of Memphis, leaf Nicole Vaidišová in semi-final. It is during this match that Meghann entered 22 aces. But after Memphis, it is a wound with the back which drew aside it from the courts throughout spring. It is only in June with Wood-the-Duke which it joins again with the victories, rising in semi-finals.
In July, Meghann was forced to pass by the qualifications for the tournament of Palo Alto, so much it had fallen with the classification. It as is thus qualified that it eliminated Vera Zvonareva with the first turn before being inclined vis-a-vis Daniela Hantuchová with the following turn. But a persistent wound with the back prevents it from being aligned with Carlsbad and Los Angeles. A few weeks later, it obtains a wildcard to dispute the tournament of New Haven. It will beat there Nathalie Dechy for the first time in 10 meetings before losing vis-a-vis its partner of doubles Anna-Lena Groenefeld.
Prize list Meghann Shaughnessy
Course in Large Slam
Cut of the Federation
Classifications at the end of the season (simple)
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