Gréta Arn (born 13 April 1979) is a Hungarian retired tennis player of Danube Swabian German descent.

Gréta Arn
Arn after winning the 2011 ASB Classic
Country (sports) Hungary (2008–present)
 Germany (1997–2008)
Born (1979-04-13) 13 April 1979 (age 42)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired13 January 2021
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,100,639
Career record486–352
Career titles2 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 40 (16 May 2011)
Current rankingNo. 353 (23 September 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2012)
French Open1R (2001, 2002, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon3R (2010)
US Open2R (2012)
Career record69–75
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 175 (4 December 2000)
Current rankingNo. 1212 (23 September 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2012)
French Open1R (2011, 2012)
US Open1R (2011)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2008)
Team competitions
Fed Cup9–7
Last updated on: 24 September 2019.

She has won two titles on the WTA Tour, the 2007 Estoril Open in Portugal, and the 2011 ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as four ITF titles in singles. She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 40 on 16 May 2011. She has picked up wins against Mary Pierce at the 2002 Acura Classic and Maria Sharapova at the 2011 ASB Classic.

Personal lifeEdit

Arn was born in Budapest, Hungary. After playing for Germany with dual Hungarian citizenship for nine years, she chose for the 2008 Fed Cup to compete for Hungary alongside Ágnes Szávay. She also chose to play for her nation of birth full-time.


Arn in her first-round match against Kim Clijsters at the 2010 US Open

In 1997, Arn won her first title on the ITF Women's Circuit, winning a $10k event at Stockholm. In 1999, she won her second ITF title at the $10k event at Glasgow. In 2004, at Bad Saulgau, she won her third $10k title.

In 2006, Arn won a $25k event in Fort Walton Beach. In 2007, she won her first title on the WTA Tour as a qualifier ranked No. 176 in the world, becoming the lowest ranked and first qualifier to win a WTA event in 2007. In the Tier IV 2007 Estoril Open final she defeated teenager Victoria Azarenka, saving two matchpoints at 4–5 in the third set.

At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Arn qualified and reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the age of 31. In the first round, she beat 34th seed Kateryna Bondarenko before following it up with a win over former top-10 player Alicia Molik. Her run was ended by 2007 Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli in the third round. At the 2010 US Open, Arn was pitted against second seeded defending champion Kim Clijsters. She lost in straight sets. Arn qualified for the WTA Premier tournament in Tokyo, by defeating Chan Yung-jan and Elena Baltacha. In the main draw she then defeated fellow qualifier Laura Robson in the first round before losing to top seed Caroline Wozniacki.

In her first event of 2011, at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, Arn beat Zuzana Ondrášková. Arn then defeated eighth seed Sofia Arvidsson, saving five match points along the way. She followed it up with the biggest win of her career by defeating top seed and former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova. Arn won her semifinal match against fourth seed Julia Görges in straight sets to book a final berth against defending champion and second seed Yanina Wickmayer for the title. Arn went on to defeat Wickmayer in straight sets to become the 2011 ASB Classic champion and add her second title win.

At the 2012 Australian Open, Arn defeated Rebecca Marino in the first round. In the second round, she won a very tight battle against 17th seed Dominika Cibulková to make her second Grand Slam third round appearance and set up an encounter with Serena Williams, to whom she lost in straight sets. Seeded sixth at the Monterrey Open in February, she advanced to the semifinals before losing to Alexandra Cadanțu.

Arn announced her retirement in January 2014 after no longer being active since the 2013 Wimbledon Championships where she lost in the first round of qualifying.

Almost four years later, at the age of 38, Arn made a comeback on the ITF Circuit. In September 2017, she reached the final of an 25k event in Balatonboglár, Hungary, losing to top-seed Polona Hercog.

Arn's retirement was again announced in January 2021.[1]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 titlesEdit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III/IV / International (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 May 2007 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Victoria Azarenka 2–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 2. 8 January 2011 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Yanina Wickmayer 6–3, 6–3

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 1997 ITF Stockholm, Sweden 10,000 Hard (i)   Athina Briegel 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–0 Oct 1999 ITF Glasgow, Great Britain 10,000 Carpet (i)   Manisha Malhotra w/o
Win 3–0 Jul 2004 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 10,000 Clay   Tanja Ostertag 6–4, 6–2
Loss 3–1 Sep 2005 ITF Glasgow, Great Britain 25,000 Hard (i)   Kristina Barrois 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 3–2 Nov 2005 ITF Nuriootpa, Australia 25,000 Hard (i)   Anastasia Rodionova 3–6, 1–6
Win 4–2 Jan 2006 ITF Fort Walton Beach, United States 25,000 Hard   Valentina Sassi 7–5, 6–2
Loss 4–3 Apr 2007 ITF Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall 3–6, 5–7
Loss 4–4 Sep 2017 ITF Balatonboglár, Hungary 25,000 Clay   Polona Hercog 1–6, 2–6
Win 5–4 Oct 2017 ITF Saguenay, Canada 60,000 Hard (i)   Bibiane Schoofs 6–1, 6–2

Doubles (4–9)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 14 September 1998 Biograd, Croatia Clay   Lana Miholcek   Diane Asensio
  Mervana Jugić-Salkić
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 16 November 1998 Biel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Katalin Miskolczi   Dája Bedáňová
  Lydia Steinbach
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 5 April 1999 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Petra Mandula   Gabriela Chmelinová
  Olga Vymetálková
6–0, 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 3. 23 August 1999 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Eszter Molnár   Jennifer Tinnacher
  Maria Wolfbrandt
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 3 October 1999 Glasgow, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Manisha Malhotra   Lizzie Jelfs
  Karen Nugent
Winner 2. 6 March 2000 Haikou, China Hard   Julie Pullin   Chae Kyung-yee
  Ryoko Takemura
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 3 July 2001 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Amanda Grahame   Dája Bedáňová
  Eva Martincová
6–0, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 3 October 2004 Nantes, France Hard (i)   Rita Kuti-Kis   Iryna Brémond
  Tatsiana Uvarova
4–6, 6–4, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 7. 3 April 2005 Rome, Italy Clay   Janette Bejlková   Adriana González Peñas
  Romina Oprandi
3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 13 November 2005 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Sunitha Rao   Monique Adamczak
  Christina Horiatopoulos
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 4. 19 November 2005 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Casey Dellacqua
  Trudi Musgrave
6–4, 1–6, 7–5
Runner-up 8. 27 November 2005 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Ryoko Fuda
  Sunitha Rao
1–6, ret.
Runner-up 9. 10 December 2005 Přerov, Czech Republic Carpet (i)   Margit Rüütel   Lucie Hradecká
  Gabriela Chmelinová
6–3, 4–6, 4–6

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)


Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australian Open A 2R 2R 1R A A A A LQ LQ A 1R 3R 1R
French Open LQ 1R 1R LQ A A A LQ LQ LQ A 1R 1R A
Wimbledon 1R LQ 2R LQ A A A 1R LQ LQ 3R A 1R LQ
US Open 1R 1R 1R LQ A A LQ 1R LQ A 1R 1R 2R A


Tournament 2011 2012 2013
Australian Open A 1R A
French Open 1R 1R A
Wimbledon A A A
US Open 1R A A


  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - ANTIDOPING".

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