Helga Schultze

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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.

Helga Schultze
Country (sports) West Germany
Born(1940-02-02)2 February 1940
Berlin, Germany
Died12 September 2015(2015-09-12) (aged 75)
Highest rankingNo. 5 (1964)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenSF (1964)
Wimbledon4R (1962)
US Open3R (1962, 1964)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1964)
WimbledonSF (1975)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenQF (1966)
Wimbledon3R (1966)
Team competitions
Fed CupF (1966, 1970)

Schultze was born in Berlin on 2 February 1940, and after World War II, she moved with her family to Hanau, where she played for the local club THC Hanau.[1]

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.[2] 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.

In 1964 Schultz and her teammate Norma Baylon reached the doubles final at the 1964 French Championships, losing to Margaret Smith and Lesley Turner Bowrey.

Between 1964 and 1974, she participated in the German Fed Cup team and compiled a 14–11 win-loss record.

In 1970 she received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Silver Laurel Leaf), the highest sports award in Germany.[3]

After her tennis career, she wrote several books on tennis and nutrition.[4]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1964 French Championships Clay   Norma Baylon   Margaret Smith
  Lesley Turner
3–6, 1–6


  1. ^ "Tennisass Helga Hösl-Thaw gestorben" (in German). Hanau Online. 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Helga Schultze". AELTC.
  3. ^ "Sportbericht der Bundesregierung" (PDF). dipbt.bundestag.de. Deutscher Bundestag. 26 September 1973. p. 80.
  4. ^ "DTB trauert um Helga Hösl-Thaw". www.dtb-tennis.de (in German). Deutscher Tennis Bund (DTB). 17 September 2015.

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