Barbara Rittner
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Barbara Rittner

Barbara Rittner
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Barbara Rittner, 2014
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceCologne, Germany
Born (1973-04-25) 25 April 1973 (age 49)
Krefeld, West Germany
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1 August 1989
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,829,648
Career record314-275
Career titles2 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 24 (1 February 1993)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (2001)
French Open4R (1996)
Wimbledon3R (1992, 1994)
US Open3R (1991, 1993, 1994, 1996)
Career record184-209
Career titles3 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 23 (18 March 2002)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1997, 2003)
French Open3R (1992, 2001)
Wimbledon3R (1992, 2001)
US Open3R (2001)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French Open3R (1997)
WimbledonQF (1999)

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

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 nine and half years after her first one). She also won three doubles titles with three different partners.

She reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament 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 US 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 Doki? at Indian Wells.

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

WTA Tour career finals

Singles (2-3)

Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV, V (2)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 1991 St. Petersburg, USSR Carpet (i) Soviet Union Larisa Neiland 6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Win 1. Aug 1992 Schenectady, United States Hard Netherlands Brenda Schultz 7-6(7-3), 6-3
Loss 2. Jul 1993 San Marino Clay Italy Marzia Grossi 6-3, 5-7, 1-6
Loss 3. Feb 1995 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná 7-6(8-6), 3-6, 4-6
Win 2. May 2001 Antwerp, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Klára Koukalová 6-3, 6-2

Doubles (3-10)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Feb 1992 Essen, Germany Carpet (i) Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Germany Claudia Porwik
7-5, 6-3
Loss 1. May 1992 Rome, Italy Clay Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Czech Republic Helena Suková
1-6, 2-6
Loss 2. Aug 1993 San Marino Clay Argentina Florencia Labat Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
3-6, 2-6
Loss 3. Aug 1993 Schenectady, United States Hard Argentina Florencia Labat Australia Rachel McQuillan
Germany Claudia Porwik
6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Loss 4. Jul 1996 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina Florencia Labat Slovakia Janette Husárová
Austria Barbara Schett
1-6, 2-6
Loss 5. Oct 1996 SEAT Open, Luxembourg Carpet (i) Belgium Dominique Monami Netherlands Kristie Boogert
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-2, 4-6, 2-6
Loss 6. Jan 1997 Hobart, Australia Hard Belgium Dominique Monami Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Nana Miyagi
3-6, 1-6
Win 2. Apr 2001 Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6-3, 6-2
Loss 7. May 2001 Hamburg, Germany Clay Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
2-6, 6-4, 2-6
Loss 8. Sep 2001 Leipzig, Germany Hard (i) Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Nathalie Tauziat
4-6, 2-6
Win 3. Feb 2002 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi France Sandrine Testud
Italy Roberta Vinci
6-3, 6-2
Loss 9. Apr 2002 Estoril, Portugal Clay Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi Russia Elena Bovina
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
3-6, 1-6
Loss 10. Oct 2002 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke Belgium Kim Clijsters
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6-4, 3-6, 5-7

ITF finals

Singles (2-2)

$50,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 November 1989 Fez, Morocco Clay Netherlands Judith Warringa 6-7, 6-3, 9-7
Winner 2. 5 February 1990 Stavanger, Norway Carpet (i) Norway Amy Jönsson Raaholt 6-3, 6-7, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 12 February 1990 Horsholm, Denmark Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Petra Holubová 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 30 July 2000 Liège, Belgium Clay Belgium Justine Henin 0-6, 1-3 ret.

Doubles (1-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 November 1989 Fez, Morocco Clay West Germany Petra Kemper Czechoslovakia Lucie Korinková
Italy Flora Perfetti
1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 5 February 1990 Stavanger, Norway Carpet (i) West Germany Heike Thoms Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Sweden Nina Erickson
2-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 15 April 1990 Bari, Italy Clay Soviet Union Agnese Gustmane Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Indonesia Suzanna Wibowo
6-4, 4-6, 6-2

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