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Age: 24
Place of Birth: New Westminster, BC
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Years on National Team: 4
 Sonya Jeyaseelan is currently playing the best tennis of her career and will compete in both singles and doubles at the Olympics. An exciting player she is known for hitting the ball hard with two hands from both sides. So far in 2000 she's been a giant killer on the Grand Slam circuit.

  At the Australian Open in January she stunned fifth-seed Nathalie Tauziat in the second round. Then in June at Wimbledon, she bounced number-four seed and 1998 finalist Conchita Martinez in the second round. Last year she eliminated Venus Williams at a major tournament. At the time it was considered the biggest upset in women's tennis in two years.

2000 Games
Sept. 21: Women's doubles: Venus and Serena Williams, U.S., def. Vanessa Webb and Sonya Jeyaseelan, Toronto, 6-3, 6-1 in first round.
Sept. 20: Women's singles: Sonya Jeyaseelan, Toronto, lost 7-5, 6-2 to Sabine Applemans.


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Sonya Jeyaseelan reaches for a shot


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