Lydia Steinbach
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Lydia Steinbach
Lydia Steinbach
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 39)
Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), East Germany
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$54,314
Singles
Career record141-99
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 262 (27 August 2001)
Doubles
Career record88-53
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 176 (4 February 2002)

Lydia Steinbach (born 30 July 1980) is a German former professional tennis player.

Biography

Steinbach was born in the city of Chemnitz, which was then known as Karl-Marx-Stadt and part of East Germany.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

ITF finals

Singles (1-6)

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 August 1998 Rebecq, Belgium Clay Belgium Daphne van de Zande 1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 13 June 1999 Meinerzhagen, Germany Clay Germany Martina Müller 0-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 16 October 2000 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Madagascar Dally Randriantefy 0-4, 1-4
Runner-up 4. 4 February 2001 Tipton, United Kingdom Clay France Anne-Laure Heitz 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(2-7)
Winner 5. 29 April 2001 San Severo, Italy Clay Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-3
Runner-up 6. 13 July 2003 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Czech Republic Alena Va?ková 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 7. 24 July 2006 Horb, Germany Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Sandra Martinovi? 6-3, 1-6, 4-6

Doubles (10-7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 28 September 1998 Glasgow, Great Britain Carpet (i) Denmark Eva Dyrberg United Kingdom Helen Crook
United Kingdom Victoria Davies
6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Winner 2. 16 November 1998 Biel, Switzerland Hard (i) Czech Republic Dája Bedá?ová Germany Gréta Arn
Hungary Katalin Miskolczi
6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 13 June 1999 Meinerzhagen, Germany Clay Germany Jennifer Tinnacher Germany Bianca Cremer
Germany Nicole Seitenbecher
6-7, 0-6
Winner 4. 12 February 2001 Sutton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Greece Eleni Daniilidou Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
Belgium Patty Van Acker
6-0, 6-4
Winner 5. 15 July 2001 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Germany Magdalena Ku?erová Czech Republic Milena Nekvapilová
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
6-1, 6-2
Winner 6. 6 August 2001 Hechingen, Germany Clay Germany Magdalena Ku?erová Austria Daniela Klemenschits
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Winner 7. 22 October 2001 Opole, Poland Carpet Germany Magdalena Ku?erová Czech Republic Milena Nekvapilová
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 8. 5 August 2002 Hechingen, Germany Clay New Zealand Shelley Stephens Germany Andrea Glass
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 9. 12 August 2002 Innsbruck, Austria Clay Germany Magdalena Ku?erová Russia Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
Russia Maria Kondratieva
4-6, 6-4, 3-6
Winner 10. 1 September 2002 Bielefeld, Germany Clay Germany Lisa Fritz Slovakia Martina Babáková
Slovakia Lenka Tvaro?ková
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 11. 14 July 2003 Garching bei München, Germany Clay Germany Antonia Matic Germany Angelika Bachmann
Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková
2-6, 6-7(7-9)
Runner-up 12. 3 August 2003 Saulgau, Germany Clay Germany Antonia Matic Germany Christina Fitz
Germany Kathrin Wörle-Scheller
2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 13. 24 July 2006 Horb, Germany Clay Germany Julia Görges Croatia Josipa Bek
Bulgaria Dia Evtimova
6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 14. 6 August 2006 Saulgau, Germany Clay Croatia Josipa Bek Slovakia Martina Babáková
Slovakia Linda Smolenaková
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 15. 4 September 2006 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Germany Korina Perkovic Germany Franziska Etzel
Germany Laura Zelder
1-6, 7-6(9-7), 2-6
Winner 16. 6 November 2006 Ismaning, Germany Carpet (i) Austria Eva-Maria Hoch Germany Sabrina Jolk
Germany Annette Kolb
6-2, 6-1
Winner 17. 24 August 2008 Wahlstedt, Germany Clay Germany Julia Paetow Germany Dominice Ripoll
Spain Lucia Sainz-Pelegri
6-4, 6-4

References

  1. ^ "Tennis: Knapper Sieg der zweifachen Mutter". LVZ - Leipziger Volkszeitung (in German). 15 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Nagyova y Rodionova pasan a cuartos en Tailandia". ESPNdeportes.com (in Spanish). 5 November 2003.
  3. ^ "Navratilova survives match point in Leipzig doubles". ABC News. 25 September 2003.
  4. ^ "Lydia Steinbach: Beinahe wie Olympische Spiele". Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (in German). 3 September 2003.

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