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Heidi Sprung Vasudevan (born 10 January 1969) is a former professional tennis player from Austria.

Heidi Sprung
Full nameHeidi Sprung Vasudevan
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1969-01-10) 10 January 1969 (age 50)
Prize money$110,483
Singles
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 212 (14 October 1991)
Doubles
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 97 (17 July 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1988, 1989, 1990)
French Open2R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–1

BiographyEdit

Sprung, who is originally from Salzburg, played Fed Cup tennis for Austria in 1988. She teamed up with Judith Wiesner to win the deciding doubles rubber over Belgium, setting up a second round tie with the USSR. Against the USSR she beat world number 16 Larisa Savchenko in the singles, but this time lost the live doubles rubber.[1]

On the WTA Tour she was most successful as a doubles player, with a career best ranking of 97. She was a doubles finalist at the 1989 Fernleaf Classic in Wellington.[2]

Since retiring she has lived in Switzerland and is married to former India Davis Cup team representative Srinivasan Vasudevan. The pair run a tennis club in Zofingen.[3]

WTA Tour career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 runner-upEdit

Result    Date    Tournament Category Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss February 1989 Wellington, New Zealand Tier I Hard   Tracey Morton   Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Tremelling
6–7(3), 1–6

ITF finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (0–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 July 1991 Schwarzach, Austria Clay   Barbara Mulej 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 29 July 1991 Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany Clay   Florentina Curpene 3–6, 2–6

Doubles (3–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 4 August 1986 Kitzbuhel, Austria Clay   Judith Wiesner   Justine Brown
  Louise Pleming
0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 13 July 1987 Erlangen, West Germany Clay   Alison Scott   Denisa Krajčovičová
  Virginie Paquet
1–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 27 July 1987 Kitzbuhel, Austria Clay   Judith Wiesner   Bettina Diesner
  Karin Oberleitner
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 1 July 1991 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Lisa Seemann   Henrike Kadzidroga
  Patricia Miller
7–6, 6–1
Runner–up 5. 22 July 1991 Schwarzach, Austria Clay   Agnese Blumberga   Karina Habšudová
  Katarína Studeníková
3–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 31 May 1993 Cáceres, Spain Hard   Eleni Rossides   Tzipora Obziler
  Limor Zaltz
0–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner–up 7. 18 October 1993 Langenthal, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Anne De Gioanni   Miroslava Vavrinec
  Natalie Tschan
4–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner–up 8. 10 April 1994 Limoges, France Clay   Angelique Olivier   Isabelle Demongeot
  Maria Strandlund
2–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Unsung Swedes topple the US". The Age. 8 December 1988. p. 36. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Wellington - 06 February - 12 February 1989". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Tennisclub Zofingen" (in German). Retrieved 29 January 2018.

External linksEdit