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Judith Wiesner (née Pölzl; born 2 March 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Austria. During her career, she won five top-level singles titles and three tour doubles titles. Her career high rankings were world No. 12 in singles (in 1997), and No. 29 in doubles (in 1989). In 1996, Wiesner was a quarterfinalist at both Wimbledon and the US Open.

Judith Wiesner
Country (sports) Austria
ResidenceMattsee, Austria
Born (1966-03-02) 2 March 1966 (age 53)
Hallein, Austria
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,730,734
Singles
Career record366–209
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 12 (13 January 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1989)
French Open4R (1993)
WimbledonQF (1996)
US OpenQF (1996)
Olympic Games2R (Atlanta 1996)
Doubles
Career record109–100
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 29 (3 July 1989)

Fed CupEdit

Wiesner played her first match for the Austria Federation Cup team in 1983, and her last match in the Fed Cup in 1997. Altogether, she played in 14 different years, which is the most played by any player for Austria. She also holds the Austrian Fed Cup records for the most wins, the most singles wins, the most doubles wins jointly with Barbara Schett, and the most ties played.

Post-tennisEdit

Initially, Wiesner turned her hand to golf, achieving a handicap of 2.[1] She was the team captain of Austria's Fed Cup team for 2001.[2] She married Roland Floimair in 2001. From 1999 until 2004 she was a member of the Salzburg city council for the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).[3] She is also the tournament ambassador for the Gastein Ladies event.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (5–7)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–2)
Tier IV (2–3)
Tier V (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (4–5)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 May 1988 Strasbourg Clay   Sandra Cecchini 3–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 18 July 1988 Aix-en-Provence Clay   Sylvia Hanika 6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 10 July 1989 Arcachon Clay   Barbara Paulus 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
Runner-up 2. 16 March 1990 Key Biscayne Hard   Monica Seles 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 15 July 1991 Kitzbühel Clay   Conchita Martínez 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 3. 18 May 1992 Strasbourg Clay   Naoko Sawamatsu 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 17 May 1993 Strasbourg Clay   Naoko Sawamatsu 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 12 July 1993 Kitzbühel Clay   Anke Huber 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 25 July 1994 Styria Clay   Anke Huber 3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 22 August 1994 Schenectady Hard   Larisa Neiland 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 24 July 1995 Maria Lankowitz Clay   Ruxandra Dragomir 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 7. 30 December 1996 Auckland Hard   Marion Maruska 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 9 (3–6)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–4)
Tier IV (0–1)
Tier V (2–1)
Virginia Slims (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (3–4)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 October 1987 Athens Clay   Andrea Betzner   Kathy Horvath
  Dinky Van Rensburg
6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Runner-up 1. 25 July 1988 Hamburg Clay   Andrea Betzner   Jana Novotná
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 1 August 1988 Athens Clay   Sabrina Goleš   Silke Frankl
  Sabine Hack
7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 24 April 1989 Barcelona Clay   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Jana Novotná
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 3. 22 May 1989 Strasbourg Clay   Mercedes Paz   Lise Gregory
  Gretchen Magers
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 16 October 1989 Zürich Carpet (I)   Nathalie Tauziat   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 22 April 1991 Barcelona Clay   Nathalie Tauziat   Martina Navratilova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 20 April 1992 Barcelona Clay   Nathalie Tauziat   Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 22 February 1993 Linz Carpet (I)   Conchita Martínez   Eugenia Maniokova
  Leila Meskhi
w/o

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Career SR
Australian Open NH 3R A 4R 2R A 2R 1R A 3R 1R 1R 0 / 8
French Open A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 11
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 3R 4R 4R 3R 2R 1R 3R QF 3R 0 / 11
US Open A 1R 4R 1R 4R 4R 2R 3R 3R 1R QF A 0 / 10
SR 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 40
Year-end ranking 141 33 33 35 17 16 25 21 25 25 15 NR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Barbara Schett Official Site Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Fed Cup - All upcoming ties
  3. ^ Christian Hackl (24 February 2013). "Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit". DerStandard.at (in German).

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