|Intro||German tennis player|
|Is||Athlete Tennis player|
|Birth||30 July 1980, Chemnitz, Germany|
Lydia Steinbach (born 30 July 1980) is a German former professional tennis player.
Steinbach was born in the city of Chemnitz, which was then known as Karl-Marx-Stadt and part of East Germany.
A right-handed player, Steinbach reached a best singles ranking of 262. In 2001 she won an ITF tournament in San Severo, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final. Her best performance on the WTA Tour came at the Pattaya Open in 2003, where she made the round of 16.
As a doubles player she won 10 ITF titles and was ranked as high as 176 in the world. At the 2003 Sparkassen Cup in Leipzig, Steinbach and partner Aniko Kapros held a match point against top seeds Martina Navratilova and Svetlana Kuznetsova, before going down 5–7 in the third set.
While studying sports at university she was a participant in the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu, winning bronze medals for both the women's doubles and mixed doubles events.
|Runner-up||1.||9 August 1998||Rebecq, Belgium||Clay||Daphne van de Zande||1–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||13 June 1999||Meinerzhagen, Germany||Clay||Martina Müller||0–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||3.||16 October 2000||Joué-lès-Tours, France||Hard (i)||Dally Randriantefy||0–4, 1–4|
|Runner-up||4.||4 February 2001||Tipton, United Kingdom||Clay||Anne-Laure Heitz||4–6, 6–3, 6–7|
|Winner||5.||29 April 2001||San Severo, Italy||Clay||Svetlana Kuznetsova||2–6, 7–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||6.||13 July 2003||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Alena Vašková||3–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||7.||24 July 2006||Horb, Germany||Clay||Sandra Martinović||6–3, 1–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||28 September 1998||Glasgow, Great Britain||Carpet (i)||Eva Dyrberg|| Helen Crook
|6–4, 5–7, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||16 November 1998||Biel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||Dája Bedáňová|| Gréta Arn
|Runner-up||3.||13 June 1999||Meinerzhagen, Germany||Clay||Jennifer Tinnacher|| Bianca Cremer
|Winner||4.||12 February 2001||Sutton, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Eleni Daniilidou|| Amanda Hopmans
Patty Van Acker
|Winner||5.||15 July 2001||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Magdalena Kučerová|| Milena Nekvapilová
|Winner||6.||6 August 2001||Hechingen, Germany||Clay||Magdalena Kučerová|| Daniela Klemenschits
|5–7, 6–2, 6–1|
|Winner||7.||22 October 2001||Opole, Poland||Carpet||Magdalena Kučerová|| Milena Nekvapilová
|Runner-up||8.||5 August 2002||Hechingen, Germany||Clay||Shelley Stephens|| Andrea Glass
|Runner-up||9.||12 August 2002||Innsbruck, Austria||Clay||Magdalena Kučerová|| Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
|4–6, 6–4, 3–6|
|Winner||10.||1 September 2002||Bielefeld, Germany||Clay||Lisa Fritz|| Martina Babáková
|Runner-up||11.||14 July 2003||Garching bei München, Germany||Clay||Antonia Matic|| Angelika Bachmann
|Runner-up||12.||3 August 2003||Saulgau, Germany||Clay||Antonia Matic|| Christina Fitz
|Runner-up||13.||24 July 2006||Horb, Germany||Clay||Julia Görges|| Josipa Bek
|6–3, 3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||14.||6 August 2006||Saulgau, Germany||Clay||Josipa Bek|| Martina Babáková
|Runner-up||15.||4 September 2006||Düsseldorf, Germany||Clay||Korina Perkovic|| Franziska Etzel
|1–6, 7–6, 2–6|
|Winner||16.||6 November 2006||Ismaning, Germany||Carpet (i)||Eva-Maria Hoch|| Sabrina Jolk
|Winner||17.||24 August 2008||Wahlstedt, Germany||Clay||Julia Paetow|| Dominice Ripoll