Barbara Rittner

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Barbara Rittner
Nürnberger Versicherungscup 2014 - Barbara Rittner.JPG
Barbara Rittner, 2014
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceCologne, Germany
Born (1973-04-25) 25 April 1973 (age 46)
Krefeld, West Germany
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1 August 1989
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,829,648
Singles
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)
Doubles
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)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open3R (1997)
WimbledonQF (1999)

Barbara Rittner (born 25 April 1973) is a former professional tennis player who comes from Germany.

Her career high ranking was No. 24 in the world, a ranking she achieved on 1 February 1993. She currently is the captain of the German Fed Cup team.

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

She reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam 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 U.S. 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 Dokić at Indian Wells.

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

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles (2-3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Title (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV and V (2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 September 1991 St. Petersburg, USSR Carpet (i) Soviet Union Larisa Neiland 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, US Hard Netherlands Brenda Schultz 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 26 July 1993 San Marino, San Marino Clay Italy Marzia Grossi 6–3, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 20 February 1995 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 20 May 2001 Antwerp, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Klára Koukalová 6–3, 6–2

Doubles (3-10)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 February 1992 Essen, Germany Carpet (i) Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Germany Claudia Porwik
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 4 May 1992 Rome, Italy Clay Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles
Czech Republic Helena Suková
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1 August 1993 San Marino Clay Argentina Florencia Labat Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 29 August 1993 Schenectady, United States Hard Argentina Florencia Labat Australia Rachel McQuillan
Germany Claudia Porwik
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 21 July 1996 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina Florencia Labat Slovakia Janette Husárová
Austria Barbara Schett
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 26 October 1996 SEAT Open, Luxembourg Carpet (i) Belgium Dominique Monami Netherlands Kristie Boogert
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 11 January 1997 Hobart, Australia Hard Belgium Dominique Monami Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Nana Miyagi
3–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 15 April 2001 Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Květa Peschke Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 6 May 2001 Hamburg, Germany Clay Czech Republic Květa Peschke Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 30 September 2001 Leipzig, Germany Hard (i) Czech Republic Květa Peschke Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Nathalie Tauziat
4–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 18 February 2002 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi France Sandrine Testud
Italy Roberta Vinci
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 12. 14 April 2002 Estoril, Portugal Clay Colombia María Vento-Kabchi Russia Elena Bovina
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 13. 2 October 2002 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Czech Republic Květa Peschke Belgium Kim Clijsters
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6–4, 3–6, 5–7

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (2–2)[edit]

Legend
$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 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 Liege, Belgium Clay Belgium Justine Henin 0–6 1–6 ret.

Doubles (1–2)[edit]

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 Capet 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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