Karin Kschwendt
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Karin Kschwendt
Karin Kschwendt
Country (sports) Luxembourg (-Nov 1991)
 Germany (Dec 1991-Sep 1996)
 Austria (Oct 1996-)
ResidenceVienna, Austria
Born (1968-09-14) 14 September 1968 (age 53)
Sorengo, Switzerland
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1986
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$674,599
Career record244-221 (52.5%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 37 (12 August 1996)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1991, 1996)
French Open3R (1994)
Wimbledon3R (1990)
US Open2R (1990, 1995, 1996)
Career record158-181 (46.6%)
Career titles6 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (19 February 1996)

Karin Kschwendt (born 14 September 1968) is a former professional tennis player who represented Luxembourg, Germany and Austria at various points in her career. She reached her career-high ranking of world No. 37 on 12 August 1996.[1] In doubles, she went as high as No. 45 in February 1996.[1]

Kschwendt was born in Switzerland[2] to Austrian parents Heinz and Edith, but grew up in Luxembourg, where she lived for 23 years.

Tennis career

Kschwendt made her professional debut in 1986, when she played for Luxembourg during a Fed Cup tie. She continued to represent Luxembourg in the early part of her career, and in 1990 became the first female player from that country to reach the third round of a Grand Slam tournament, a feat that she achieved at Wimbledon, before she lost to Martina Navratilova.

In 1991, she reached the third round of the Australian Open, a result that broke her into the top 100, and finished the year at No. 88, but soon left in early 1992 after a lengthy break with injury. She came back stronger and managed to finish 1992 as the No. 78 in the world.

Kschwendt began to achieve solid results in 1993; now playing for Germany, she reached the semifinals of Auckland, the quarterfinals of Paris, and made her first and only WTA Tour final at an event in Belgium (she lost to Radka Bobková). The following year, she reached the third round of a major once more, this time at the French Open, but fell to Iva Majoli.

1996 saw Kschwendt put together her best season, reaching the third round of the Australian Open and achieving consistent results in WTA Tour events. She finished that year at No. 47, but went as high as No. 37 in August.

In 1997, she played her only match for the Austria Fed Cup team, losing her doubles match against Croatia.

Her last few years were mostly spent playing on the ITF Women's Circuit and qualifying rounds of WTA events. In 2000, she played her last match on the professional tour.

WTA career finals

Tournament ( W-R ) Singles Doubles
Grand Slam tournaments 0-0 0-0
Tier I 0-0 0-0
Tier II 0-0 0-0
Tier III 0-0 1-0
Tier IV 0-1 4-1
Surface ( W-R ) Singles Doubles
Hard 0-0 2-1
Clay 0-1 4-1
Grass 0-0 0-0
Carpet 0-0 0-0

Singles: 1 (runner-up)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. May 1993 Belgian Open Clay Czechoslovakia Radka Bobková 3-6, 6-4, 2-6

Doubles: 8 (6 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jul 1990 Palermo Open, Italy Clay Italy Laura Garrone Argentina Florencia Labat
Italy Barbara Romanò
6-2, 6-4
Win 2. Sep 1990 Athens Trophy, Greece Clay Italy Laura Garrone Czechoslovakia Leona Lásková
Czechoslovakia Jana Pospí?ilová
6-0, 1-6, 7-6(8-6)
Win 3. Jul 1992 Prague Open, Czech Republic Clay Germany Petra Schwarz Czech Republic Eva ?víglerová
France Noëlle van Lottum
6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Win 4. Jul 1993 Palermo Open, Italy Clay Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva Italy Silvia Farina
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
6-4, 7-6
Win 5. Sep 1993 Hong Kong Open, China Hard Australia Rachel McQuillan United States Debbie Graham
United States Marianne Werdel
1-6, 7-6, 6-2
Win 6. Feb 1995 Puerto Rico Open Hard Canada Rene Simpson Italy Laura Golarsa
United States Linda Harvey-Wild
6-2, 0-6, 6-4
Loss 7. Apr 1998 Makarska International, Croatia Clay Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6-7(3-7), 1-6
Loss 8. Jul 1998 Warsaw Open, Poland Hard South Africa Liezel Horn Slovakia Karina Hab?udová
Ukraine Olga Lugina
6-7(2-7), 5-7

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 5 (2-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 September 1987 Bol, Yugoslavia Clay Czechoslovakia Jana Pospí?ilová 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 12 October 1987 Mali Lo?inj, Yugoslavia Clay Czechoslovakia Jana Pospí?ilová 4-6, 4-6
Winner 3. 8 August 1988 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Marzia Grossi 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
Runner-up 4. 26 February 1990 Wels, Austria Clay Austria Marion Maruska 6-3, 1-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 6 July 1992 Erlangen, Germany Clay Hungary Anna Földényi 6-4, 6-2

Doubles: 7 (3-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 October 1987 Rabac, Yugoslavia Clay Netherlands Amy van Buuren Netherlands Marielle Rooimans
Netherlands Nicolette Rooimans
6-3, 6-4
Winner 3. 26 March 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay Uruguay Patricia Miller Soviet Union Natalia Biletskaya
Soviet Union Svetlana Komleva
4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 5 February 1996 Würzburg, Germany Carpet (i) Czech Republic Eva Martincová Netherlands Stephanie Gomperts
Netherlands Stephanie Rottier
2-6, 3-6
Winner 4. 15 September 1997 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Germany Sandra Klösel Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Na?uk
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragana Zari?
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 2 August 1998 Salt Lake City, United States Hard South Africa Liezel Horn South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
United Kingdom Samantha Smith
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 21 September 1998 Bucharest, Romania Clay Czech Republic Lenka Cenková Spain Eva Bes
Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
6-4, 6-7(6), 0-6
Runner-up 7. 5 December 1998 New Delhi, India Hard Slovenia Tina Kri?an Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Netherlands Amanda Hopmans


  1. ^ a b "Karin Kschwendt Stats". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Karin Kschwendt International Tennis Federation Player Profile". Retrieved .

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