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Bea Bielik

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Beatrix Bielik, is an American former professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 130, which she reached on August 25, 2003. In 2002, she won the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) women's tennis singles championships representing Wake Forest University; subsequently Bielik was given a Wild Card into the Main Draw of the US Open. She entered the tournament ranked 1,102 in the world. In the first round she defeated world number 148 Renata Voráčová of the Czech Republic in straight sets, 6-4 6-4, but the major upset came in the 2nd round, when she defeated comfortably Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn, who was a top 30 player at the time, 6-4 6-2. She then lost in the 3rd round to world number 6 Justine Henin 7-5 6-1. She was named the 2002 female ACC Athlete of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference. In 2003, she failed to qualify for the French Open, but qualified for Wimbledon's Main Draw, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round. She also lost in the first round of the US Open, this time to Patty Schnyder. Bielik's main weapon was her powerful serve.
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