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Melanie Schnell
Melanie Schnell
Full nameMelanie Schnell
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1977-02-22) 22 February 1977 (age 44)
Radstadt, Austria
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$157,096
Singles
Career record161-146
Highest rankingNo. 90 (10 June 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French Open1R (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1995)
US Open2R (1995)
Doubles
Career record59-61
Highest rankingNo. 153 (18 September 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (1995)

Melanie Schnell (born 22 February 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Austria.

Biography

Schnell, a right-handed player from Radstadt, began competing on tour in 1993. She made her grand slam main draw debut at the 1995 Wimbledon Championships, where she had a win over Katerina Maleeva. Aged 18, she broke into the world's top 100 in 1995 and had a peak ranking of 90 the following year. Her best performance on the WTA Tour came at the 1996 Budapest Open, where she was a losing finalist to Ruxandra Dragomir.[1]

She represented the Austria Fed Cup team in one tie, a 1996 World Group playoff against Germany, in which she featured in the dead rubber doubles.[2] Partnering with Barbara Schett, the pair beat Sabine Hack and Christina Singer, to give Austria its only win of the fixture.

Married to tennis player Lars Rehmann, Schnell is now based in Germany.[3] She was previously in a relationship with Italian tennis player Diego Nargiso.[4]

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome Date Tournament Category Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up May, 1996 Budapest, Hungary Tier IV Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir 6-7(6-8), 1-6

ITF finals

$75,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (2-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 30 August 1993 Marina di Massa, Italy Clay Spain Inmaculada Varas 6-7, 2-6
Winner 1. 16 November 1997 Le Havre, France Clay (i) Poland Katarzyna Nowak 6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 2. 30 November 1997 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Noelia Serra 4-6, 1-6
Winner 2. 3 April 2000 Dinan, France Clay Ukraine Julia Vakulenko 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles (4-4)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 9 November 1997 Moulins, France Hard (i) United States Julie Steven Germany Kirstin Freye
United States Kelly Pace
6-1, 4-2 ret.
Winner 2. 16 November 1997 Le Havre, France Clay (i) United States Julie Steven Hungary Katalin Marosi
Germany Caroline Schneider
6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3)
Runner-up 1. 30 November 1997 Mallorca 3, Spain Clay Hungary Katalin Marosi Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Marina Escobar
4-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 7 December 1997 Mallorca 4, Spain Clay Hungary Katalin Marosi Spain Marta Cano
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Runner-up 2. 5 October 1998 Batumi, Georgia Hard Netherlands Amanda Hopmans Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
4-6, 6-3, 0-6
Runner-up 3. 19 September 1999 Oto?ec, Slovenia Clay Germany Syna Schreiber Slovakia ?udmila Cervanová
Slovakia Andrea ?ebová
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 17 July 2000 Puchheim, Germany Clay Germany Angelika Bachmann Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
7-5, 3-6, 7-5
Winner 4. 17 September 2000 Bordeaux, France Clay France Virginie Razzano Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
2-6, 7-5, 6-3

References

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Budapest - 06 May - 12 May 1996". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Tennis". The Independent. 11 July 1996. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Disy Magazine Dresden München Semperopernball: Lars Rehmann" (in German). Disy Magazin. 2006. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Nargiso, Non Odiare Il Doppio". La Repubblica (in Italian). 28 February 1996. Retrieved 2018.

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