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  Belinda Woolcock
School: University of Florida
Year: Freshman
Home Town: Melbourne, Victoria
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
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Height: 5-8
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Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences Exploratory
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
CAREER NOTES   *enrolled at the University of Florida for the 2013 Fall semester   *introduced to tennis by her mum and great uncle, Will Coghlan   *patterns her game after Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams – aggressive baseliners   *her entire family, especially on her mother’s side, plays tennis and Belinda instantly fell in love with the game; especially when she was able to beat her older sisters   *her Great Uncle, Will Coghlan, played 13 years on the professional tennis tour (1960-76), with a Grand Slam-best semifinals appearance in the 1967 Australia Open Men’s Doubles Championships; the 1960 Boys Australian Open Singles Champion   *her Great Aunt, Lorraine Coghlan Robinson, played five years on the professional women’s tennis tour (1955-59); won the 1958 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship with Bob Howe, defeating No. 2-seeded Althea Gibson (USA) and Kurt Nielsen (SEN), 6-3, 13-11 in the final; reached the Australian Open singles final in 1958 where she lost 6-3, 6-4 to top-seeded Angela Mortimer (GBR), as well as the semifinals in 1957 and the quarterfinals in 1956 and 1959; reached the doubles final in 1958 and 1959; at Wimbledon in 1958, won two rounds and reached the round of 16, bowing out to top-ranked and eventual champion Althea Gibson (USA); the 1956 Girls Australia Open Singles Champion   AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14) *Preseason (September) ITA National NEWCOMER Singles Ranking: 7 *Preseason (September) ITA National Doubles Ranking: T-21 (with Sofie Oyen)     PRIOR TO FLORIDA   *Earned diploma from Distance Education in Victoria and also studied at Wesley College   *ranked No. 20 of Australian National women (25th ranking date in 2013) and No. 1-ranked girl in Australia for birth year 1995   *ranked a career-high No. 113 in the ITF (Sept. 19, 2011)   *ranked career-high No. 706 in WTA singles rankings (Oct. 8, 2012); No. 702 in doubles (July 22, 2013)   *one of her most memorable achievements was when she represented Australia and won the Junior Fed Cup Title in Mexico, 2011   *two-time 14 & Under Australian Tennis National Champion   *16 & Under Australian National Champion   *competed at the 2013 Las Cruces $25K Women’s Challenger in New Mexico and won three rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw of the professional event, before winning her opening first round match against Ros-Polly Nguyen (FRA), 6-1, 6-1; dropped a tough 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 decision to second-seeded, world-top-300 player and eventual runner-up Petra Rampre (SLO) in the round of 16   *in the same June 2013 event, played her way into the main draw of the doubles competition, where she and her partner advanced to the quarterfinals   *won the 2012 Australian Platinum AMT in Sydney; finalist in 2013   *won singles and doubles titles at the 2011 Radenska Open Junior ITF in Slovenia   *2011 Air Pacific Oceania Closed Junior Championships singles semifinalist; doubles champion   *2011 Airberlin German Juniors doubles finalist, falling 14-12 in the deciding set   *represented Australia and won the Junior Fe   *competed for Australia at the 2009 World Junior Tennis held in Prostejov, Czech Republic   *trained at the National Academy in Melbourne, 2009-13, and was a member of the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club since 2009   *significant coaches include Nicole Pratt and Simon Rea