Helga Schultze (2 February 1940 – 12 September 2015), also known by her married name Helga Hösl, was a German female tennis player who reached a singles ranking of No. 5 in 1964.
|Country (sports)||West Germany|
|Born||2 February 1940|
|Died||12 September 2015(aged 75)|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (1964)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||SF (1964)|
|US Open||3R (1962, 1964)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||F (1964)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||QF (1966)|
|Fed Cup||F (1966, 1970)|
Between 1961 and 1968 she competed in seven Wimbledon Championships. She achieved her best singles result at Wimbledon in 1962 when she reached the fourth round, losing to second-seeded Darlene Hard. She reached the semifinals at the 1964 French Championships where she lost in three sets to top-seeded and eventual champion Margaret Smith. At the U.S. Championships, she reached the third round in 1962 and 1964.
Between 1964 and 1974, she participated in the German Fed Cup team and compiled a 14–11 win-loss record.
After her tennis career, she wrote several books on tennis and nutrition.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||1964||French Championships||Clay||Norma Baylon|| Margaret Smith
- "Tennisass Helga Hösl-Thaw gestorben" (in German). Hanau Online. 24 September 2015.
- "Wimbledon players archive – Helga Schultze". AELTC.
- "Sportbericht der Bundesregierung" (PDF). dipbt.bundestag.de. Deutscher Bundestag. 26 September 1973. p. 80.
- "DTB trauert um Helga Hösl-Thaw". www.dtb-tennis.de (in German). Deutscher Tennis Bund (DTB). 17 September 2015.