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Laura Granville : biography

May 12, 1981 -

Laura Granville (born May 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional tennis player. During the two years she spent at Stanford University, she set the record for most consecutive singles victories with 58. She retired from the Womens Tour in 2010. She returned to Stanford where she completed her studies and graduated in 2012.

Career highlights

1996- Won the Illinois girl's high school tennis state singles championships as a sophomore at The Latin School of Chicago.

1997- Debuted in the ITF/Sedona, Arizona, U.S. qualifying.

1998- Claimed the United States Tennis Association national girls' 18 singles and earned a wildcard into the US Open main draw, losing in the second round (defeating World No. 96 Paola Suárez en route).

1999- Went 0–5 on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour, including a first round finish in the US Open as a wildcard.

2000- Won the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) women's tennis singles championships as a freshman at Stanford University.

2001- Won her second consecutive NCAA women's tennis singles championships as a sophomore at Stanford University. Turned professional after her sophomore year and reached three ITF circuit semifinals.

2002- Won two ITF tournaments, was the runner-up in two ITF tournaments, reached her first-ever WTA tour quarterfinals in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. and Luxembourg (beating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the first round), won three singles matches at Wimbledon (including a defeat of Mary Pierce), reached the third round at the tournament in Montreal, and made her Top 100 and Top 50 debuts.

2007- Defeated former World No. 1 Martina Hingis in the third round at Wimbledon to match her career best showing there.

2008- Won the Midland, Michigan, U.S. ITF tournament.

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