Tamira Paszek is a female Austrian professional tennis player. She was born on December 6, 1990 at Dornbirn, Austria to parents Ariff Mohamed (father; born in Tanzania, raised in Kenya, and lived in Canada) and Francoise (Chilean-born and raised in Austria). She has one brother, Joel, who is four years younger than her, and she was introduced to tennis by her mother when she was just 4 years old. Incidentally, her whole family plays tennis. Paszek speaks English, French, and German, and is about to add Spanish to her list of languages spoken.
Paszek turned pro in October of 2005. During her first year of playing professional tennis, she won her first career titles on ITF Circuit in singles as well as doubles. She also made her debut at a Tour event held at Linz. During that event, she became the youngest player to have achieved victory in a Tour main draw match throughout the season.
In 2006, Paszek’s season was highlighted by her first Tour title at Portoroz, making her the seventh-youngest singles titlist in the history of Tour. While still ranked at No. 259, she was also the third lowest ranked titlist in singles in Tour history.
By 2007, Paszek made her debut at all four Grand Slams, and made her debut into the Top 100 ranks by March 19. By July 9 of the said year, she had already climbed up to Top 40. After a series of wins and losses during that year, Paszek had two injuries that caused her to withdraw from two tournaments: (1) Istanbul due to back injury, and (2) Bali due to knee injury.
Over the course of her career, Paszek has a record of 75-42 in singles, and 4-11 in doubles. Though she is still relatively new, Paszek has already garnered 1 WTA title and 1 ITF title in singles, and 1 ITF title in doubles. Her highest ranking achieved so far is at No. 35, which she reached in July 9, 2007. To date, she has yet to win a Grand Slam title.
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