Katja Ebbinghaus

Katja Ebbinghaus (née Burgemeister, born 6 January 1948) is a former professional tennis player from Germany, active from 1969 to 1982. She reached five Grand Slam quarterfinals in singles, and a Grand Slam final in doubles, and played for West Germany in the Federation Cup in all but two years between 1970 and 1979.

Katja Ebbinghaus
Katja Ebbinghaus 1971 crop.jpg
Country (sports) West Germany
Born (1948-01-06) 6 January 1948 (age 73)
Karlsruhe, West Germany
Career record34–34
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1977)
French OpenQF (1972, 1973, 1974)
Wimbledon3R (1977)
US OpenQF (1975)
Career record27–28
Career titles3
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1977-Jan)
French OpenF (1974)
Wimbledon4R (1973)
US Open3R (1974)


Ebbinghaus reached the final of the women's doubles at the 1974 French Open, partnering Gail Chanfreau. In the final, Chris Evert and Olga Morozova defeated them 6–4, 2–6, 6–1. In singles tournaments, she reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in 1972, 1973, and 1974; the quarterfinals of 1975 US Open, losing 3–6, 0–6 to Virginia Wade; and the quarter-finals of January 1977 Australian Open, losing 0–6, 4–6 to Kerry Reid.

Ebbinghaus played for West Germany in the Federation Cup in 1970 and from 1972 to 1975 and from 1977 to 1979, playing in the semifinals of the World Group in 1973 and 1974.

In 1977, when Evonne Goolagong made a return to tennis after the birth of her daughter, Ebbinghaus beat her in the first round of the Canadian Open.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

She married Dieter Ebbinghaus and they were divorced in 1974. In 1977, she moved from Munich, where she had lived for nine years, to Hamburg.[2]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 runner-upsEdit

Grand Slam 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 0
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 1974 French Open Clay   Gail Chanfreau   Chris Evert
  Olga Morozova
4–6, 6–2, 1–6
Loss 0–2 May 1978 German Open Clay   Helga Masthoff   Mima Jaušovec
  Virginia Ruzici
4–6, 7–5, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Nov 1978 Christchurch,
New Zealand
Grass   Sylvia Hanika   Lesley Hunt
  Sharon Walsh
1–6, 5–7


  1. ^ McDermott, Barry (1977-10-17). "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle". SI Vault. Time Inc. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  2. ^ "Tennisstar fand in Hamburg neues Glück". Hamburger Abendblatt. Axel Springer. 1977-03-01. Retrieved 2009-01-19.

External linksEdit