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

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
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)

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.

Contents

WTA Tour finalsEdit

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)   Larisa Neiland 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, US Hard   Brenda Schultz 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

Doubles (3-10)Edit

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

ITF finalsEdit

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   Judith Warringa 6-7 6-3 9-7
Winner 2. 5 February 1990 Stavanger, Norway Carpet   Amy Jönsson Raaholt 6-3 6-7 4-6
Runner–up 3. 12 February 1990 Horsholm, Denmark Carpet (i)   Petra Holubová 4-6 2-6
Runner–up 4. 30 July 2000 Liege, Belgium Clay   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   Petra Kemper   Lucie Korinková
  Flora Perfetti
1-6 2-6
Runner–up 2. 5 February 1990 Stavanger, Norway Capet   Heike Thoms   Elena Brioukhovets
  Nina Erickson
2-6 2-6
Winner 3. 15 April 1990 Bari, Italy Clay   Agnese Gustmane   Yayuk Basuki
  Suzanna Wibowo
6–4 4–6 6–2

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