|Country (sports)|| Luxembourg (-Nov 1991)|
Germany (Dec 1991-Sep 1996)
Austria (Oct 1996-)
|Born||14 September 1968|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||244-221 (52.5%)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 37 (12 August 1996)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1991, 1996)|
|French Open||3R (1994)|
|US Open||2R (1990, 1995, 1996)|
|Career record||158-181 (46.6%)|
|Career titles||6 WTA, 3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 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. In doubles, she went as high as No. 45 in February 1996.
Kschwendt was born in Switzerland to Austrian parents Heinz and Edith, but grew up in Luxembourg, where she lived for 23 years.
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.
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.
|Loss||1.||May 1993||Belgian Open||Clay||Radka Bobková||3-6, 6-4, 2-6|
|Win||1.||Jul 1990||Palermo Open, Italy||Clay||Laura Garrone|| Florencia Labat
|Win||2.||Sep 1990||Athens Trophy, Greece||Clay||Laura Garrone|| Leona Lásková
|6-0, 1-6, 7-6(8-6)|
|Win||3.||Jul 1992||Prague Open, Czech Republic||Clay||Petra Schwarz|| Eva ?víglerová
Noëlle van Lottum
|6-4, 2-6, 7-5|
|Win||4.||Jul 1993||Palermo Open, Italy||Clay||Natalia Medvedeva|| Silvia Farina
|Win||5.||Sep 1993||Hong Kong Open, China||Hard||Rachel McQuillan|| Debbie Graham
|1-6, 7-6, 6-2|
|Win||6.||Feb 1995||Puerto Rico Open||Hard||Rene Simpson|| Laura Golarsa
|6-2, 0-6, 6-4|
|Loss||7.||Apr 1998||Makarska International, Croatia||Clay||Evgenia Kulikovskaya|| Tina Kri?an
|Loss||8.||Jul 1998||Warsaw Open, Poland||Hard||Liezel Horn|| Karina Hab?udová
|Runner-up||1.||28 September 1987||Bol, Yugoslavia||Clay||Jana Pospí?ilová||3-6, 3-6|
|Runner-up||2.||12 October 1987||Mali Lo?inj, Yugoslavia||Clay||Jana Pospí?ilová||4-6, 4-6|
|Winner||3.||8 August 1988||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Marzia Grossi||4-6, 6-0, 6-1|
|Runner-up||4.||26 February 1990||Wels, Austria||Clay||Marion Maruska||6-3, 1-6, 4-6|
|Winner||5.||6 July 1992||Erlangen, Germany||Clay||Anna Földényi||6-4, 6-2|
|Winner||1.||4 October 1987||Rabac, Yugoslavia||Clay||Amy van Buuren|| Marielle Rooimans
|Winner||3.||26 March 1990||Madrid, Spain||Clay||Patricia Miller|| Natalia Biletskaya
|4-6, 7-5, 6-3|
|Runner-up||3.||5 February 1996||Würzburg, Germany||Carpet (i)||Eva Martincová|| Stephanie Gomperts
|Winner||4.||15 September 1997||Sofia, Bulgaria||Clay||Sandra Klösel|| Sandra Na?uk
|Runner-up||5.||2 August 1998||Salt Lake City, United States||Hard||Liezel Horn|| Mariaan de Swardt
|Runner-up||6.||21 September 1998||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Lenka Cenková|| Eva Bes
Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
|6-4, 6-7(6), 0-6|
|Runner-up||7.||5 December 1998||New Delhi, India||Hard||Tina Kri?an|| Lenka Cenková