Isabel Cueto

Isabel Cueto (born 3 December 1968) is a retired professional tennis player from Germany. Her career-high ranking was No. 20, which she achieved in 1989.

Isabel Cueto
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1968-12-03) 3 December 1968 (age 52)
Kehl, West Germany
Turned pro1983
Retired1994
PlaysRight Handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 404,418
Singles
Career record193–132
Career titles5 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 20 (28 August 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1991)
French Open3R (1985, 1990)
Wimbledon2R (1988)
US Open3R (1987, 1988)
Doubles
Career record23–43
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 77 (14 September 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1987)
Wimbledon1R (1988)
US Open2R (1987)
Team competitions
Fed Cup/BJK Cup3–1

Early lifeEdit

Isabel Cueto was born in Kehl to her father, Toni, an electrical engineer who had immigrated from Bolivia, and her mother, Jutta, a German. She grew up in Aspach and attended school in Backnang.[1]

CareerEdit

In 1984, Cueto became the youngest German national champion, winning the final against Elke Renz.[1] She also won the German championship in 1986 and 1987.[2]

Cueto won a total of six titles on the main WTA Tour over the course of her career; five in singles, one in doubles. She also won four titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She progressed to the third round at the French Open (1985, 1990) and the US Open (1987, 1988), her best finishes at Grand Slam events.

She represented the Germany Fed Cup team four times from 1988–1990, playing all four matches in doubles ties. Her win–loss record was 3–1.

After tennisEdit

Cueto trained for a teaching career at the Ludwigsburg University of Education and teaches at the Matern-Feuerbacher Realschule in Großbottwar. She married Oliver Baumann, and they have two children, Ines and Eric.[2]

WTA finalsEdit

Singles (5–3)Edit

Legend
WTA Championships
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV-V
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 1987 Hamburg, West Germany Clay   Steffi Graf 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Nov 1987 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Gabriela Sabatini 0–6, 1–6
Win 1. Jul 1988 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Sandra Cecchini 7–5, 6–1
Win 2. Aug 1988 Athens, Greece Clay   Laura Golarsa 6–0, 6–1
Win 3. Jul 1989 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Sandra Cecchini 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win 4. Jul 1989 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Katerina Maleeva 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 3. Apr 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win 5. Jul 1990 Palermo, Italy Clay   Barbara Paulus 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (1–0)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Sep 1986 Athens, Greece Clay   Arantxa Sánchez   Silke Meier
  Wiltrud Probst
4–6, 6–2, 6–4

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles (4–2)Edit

Legend
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 October 1984 Valencia, Spain Clay   Michelle Garth 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 22 October 1984 Eilat, Israel Hard   Gabriela Dinu 6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 3 July 1989 Vaihingen, West Germany Clay   Silke Frankl 6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. 4 March 1991 Granada, Spain Clay   Li Fang 6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 30 March 1992 Moncalier, Italy Clay   Virginia Ruano Pascual 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 11 July 1993 Erlangen, Germany Clay   Anna Smashnova 3–6, 1–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Isabel Cueto". Internationales Sportarchiv 15/1989. Munzinger Archiv. 3 April 1989. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Training mit einer mehrmaligen Deutschen Meisterin TC Oberstenfeld Isabel Cueto hat den Damen Tricks gezeigt". Stuttgarter Nachrichten Online. Marbacher Zeitung. 18 June 2010. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.

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