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Heidi Eisterlehner

Heidi Eisterlehner (born 25 October 1949), is a retired tennis player from Germany who was active from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.

Heidi Eisterlehner
Country (sports) West Germany
Born(1949-10-25)25 October 1949
Burg bei Magdeburg, East Germany
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 155 (20 June 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1976)
French Open3R (1977, 1978)
Wimbledon2R (1976, 1981)
US Open1R (1977)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1976)
French Open2R (1977)
Wimbledon2R (1976, 1980)
US Open2R (1977)
Team competitions
Fed CupQF (1976)

Early lifeEdit

She was born in Burg bei Magdeburg, East Germany but moved in her youth to Nuremberg, where she started playing at the local club 1. FC Nürnberg. She studied social pedagogy.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Her best singles result at a Grand Slam tournament came in 1976 when she reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open where she lost in three sets to sixth-seeded Helen Gourlay. In the second round, she defeated fourth-seeded Sue Barker. At the French Open, Eisterlehner reached the third round in 1977 and 1978. Between 1974 and 1980, she competed in eight Wimbledon Championships and achieved her best singles result in 1976 and 1980 when she reached the second round.[3]

She won the singles title at the Auckland Open, a non-tour event, in January 1977 after a victory in the final against Karen Krantzcke. In May that year, Eisterlehner reached the singles final at the German Open in Hamburg, which she lost in straight sets to Laura duPont.[4] Also in 1977 she won the national indoor singles title in Hamburg/

In 1976 and 1978, she participated in five ties as a member of the German Fed Cup team and compiled a 3–2 win-loss record.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles (0–1)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 1977 German Open, Germany Clay   Laura duPont 1–6, 4–6

Doubles (0–2)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 December 1975 NSW Open, Australia Grass   Helga Masthoff   Evonne Goolagong
  Helen Gourlay
3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 0–2 July 1976 Austrian Open, Austria Clay   Katja Ebbinghaus   Helena Anliot
  Mimmi Wikstedt
4–6, 6–2, 5–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Heidi Eisterlehner: Eine Karriere aus Liebe zum Spiel". Deutscher Tennis Bund (in German). 6 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Heidi Eisterlehner". Munzinger (in German).
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Heidi Eisterlehner". AELTC.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1977). World of Tennis 1977 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. pp. 142, 147. ISBN 9780354090117.

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