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Barbara Rittner

Barbara Rittner German tennis player

German tennis player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German tennis player
A.K.A. Barbara Rittner
Countries West Germany Germany
Occupations Athlete Sports coach Tennis player Tennis coach
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 25 April 1973 (Krefeld)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Residence Cologne
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Barbara Rittner
The details

Barbara Rittner (born 25 April 1973) is a former professional tennis player who comes from Germany. Her career high ranking was No. 24 in the world, a ranking she achieved on 1 February 1993. She currently is the captain of the German Fed Cup team.

As a junior, she won the 1991 Wimbledon Championships. She won her first WTA Tour title in 1992, and almost nine years later she won her second at the Belgian Open in Antwerp. This marked the second longest time between singles titles in the Open Era (behind Marcie Louie, who captured her second title 9 and half years after her first one). She also has three doubles titles with three different partners.

She reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam twice in her professional career. Once at the French Open in 1996 and again at the Australian Open in 2001. Her best performances at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open are the third round in both.

At 's-Hertogenbosch in 2003 as a main draw alternate, she recorded the best win of her career over the then-sixth ranked Amélie Mauresmo before losing to Kim Clijsters. Earlier in the year she achieved her first career top ten win over Jelena Dokić at Indian Wells.

In January 2005, she became captain of the German Fed Cup team.

WTA Tour finals

Singles (2 titles, 3 runners-up)

Grand Slam Title (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV and V (2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 September 1991 St. Petersburg, USSR Carpet (i) Soviet Union Larisa Neiland 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, US Hard Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 26 July 1993 San Marino, San Marino Clay Italy Marzia Grossi 6–3, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 20 February 1995 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 20 May 2001 Antwerp, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Klára Koukalová 6–3, 6–2
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