Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.
- Coached by Alessandro Piccari and Francesco Piccari; practices in Anzio (near Rome)
- Father, Alois, is a fabric manufacturer; mother, Marianne, is a retired teacher; two brothers are Stefan and Michael
- Began playing tennis when introduced by parents at age 7
- Favorite surface is hard; favorite shot is forehand
- Speaks German, Italian and English
- Favorite things include good pasta, fish and meat, the movie Gladiator, pop music, skiing, watching TV, travelling
- Admires Kim Clijsters.
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