Amanda started playing tennis at the age of two. She credits her sister as her inspiration for taking up the sport, saying, "When I was little she was playing tennis. I always saw her playing, and I wanted to do it too. That's how I got into it and my parents got into it too."
Her family moved to Florida when she was very young, so she would have more opportunities to train and find other coaches. Her father has long acted as her primary coach, with Mom serving as assistant. Her talent is undeniable — definitely a sporting lass to watch.
Read more about Amanda at Wikipedia.