2009-10 (FRESHMAN): One of the hardest workers for the Gamecocks both on the court and in the classroom ... After a 1-5 start in the fall during her first two tournaments, she ended the campaign strong by earning co-champion honors of her flight at the Wildcat Invitational by winning three straight matches to make the finals ... Play was halted at the event because of weather problems and teams' travel arrangements ... Won four consecutive matches in the spring against Winthrop, Clemson, College of Charleston and USF ... Clinched South Carolina's win over USF, a team ranked No. 20 at the time, by overcoming a 4-1 deficit in the third set and several match points for her opponent ... Sat out six matches in a row following a loss to Alabama on March 12 because of an injury to her right arm ... Reentered the lineup against Vanderbilt on April 4 and scored a three set triumph over Hannah Blatt at No. 6 singles to clinch the match for the Gamecocks ... Won her next three matches at six singles after Vandy and finished 4-1 at the position ... Began the season playing doubles with Josefin Andersson and then joined forces with Miljana Jocic after Andersson's season-ending injury ... Finished out the year playing No. 3 doubles with Adriana Pereira ... A member of the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Won the Bastad in Sweden for the girls 14s as well as the Nike Masters in Sweden for the under-14 age group ... Ranked first for the Swedish Cup for seniors after summer 2009 ... A finalist for the Swedish Cup for all seniors in summer 2007 ... Semifinalist at an International Tennis Federation event in Falkenberg, Sweden, in 2008 ... Made the finals of the tournament in doubles as well ... Also a Doubles finalist at a 2008 ITF event in Amiens, France ... Made the semifinals in singles at the Salk Open, an ITF juniors event, in 2007 and 2008 ... Won three matches to qualify for the Nokia Junior Cup in October 2006 in Finland and reached the quarterfinals of the main draw ... Quarterfinalist at the 2006 Tennis Sweden Junior Cup and ITF Oslo Indoor ... Won the 2006 Sweden Junior Open doubles title partnering with Julia Klackenberg ... Doubles finalist at the 2006 ITF TaTS Open in Finland as well as the HRT Winter Cup in Denmark in 2007.
PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in business ... Born July 5, 1990, in Sundsvall, Sweden ... Full name is Madeleine Young-Hee Saari-Byström ... Her mother's name is Catrin Saari and father is Jorgen Bystrom ... Has one brother, Tim ... Prefers to use Babolat Pure Drive rackets.