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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.

Barbara Rittner
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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
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,829,648
Career record314–275
Career titles2
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
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)

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 finalsEdit

Singles (2 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

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)   Larisa Neiland 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, US Hard   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 2. 26 July 1993 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Marzia Grossi 6–3, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 20 February 1995 Linz, Austria Carpet (i)   Jana Novotná 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 20 May 2001 Antwerp, Belgium Clay   Klára Koukalová 6–3, 6–2

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