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Marlene Weingärtner

Marlene Weingärtner (born 30 January 1980) is a retired tennis player from Germany. She is a former top 40 player in both singles and doubles.

Marlene Weingärtner
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1980-01-30) 30 January 1980 (age 39)
Heidelberg, West Germany
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro9 May 1994
Retired31 August 2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,127,324
Singles
Career record233–255
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 36 (4 February 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2002)
French Open4R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (1999–2003)
US Open2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record97–120
Career titles1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 34 (17 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1999, 2002–03, 2005)
French OpenQF (2004)
WimbledonQF (2002)
US Open2R (2001, 2004)

The most remarkable moment of her career was her first-round match in the 2003 Australian Open when she defeated the defending champion Jennifer Capriati. Capriati led the encounter 6–2, 4–1, but Weingärtner fought back and won by a 2–6, 7–6, 6–4 scoreline. She eventually reached the third round.

Her best Grand Slam showings were two fourth-round appearances, the first in Melbourne 2002, the latter at the 2004 French Open.[1] In 2004 she also reached her only WTA Tour final in Bali which she lost in straight sets to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Weingärtner retired after the 2005 US Open, after suffering several first-round losses due to ongoing physical problems.[2] She made a brief return in July 2008 to play the doubles event of the Gastein Ladies tournament where she partnered Sandra Klemenschits, losing in the quarterfinals to Xu Yifan and Zhang Shuai.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 19 September 2004 Bali, Indonesia Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova 1–6, 4–6

Doubles: (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 22 August 2004 Cincinnati Masters Hard   Jill Craybas   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 1. 31 October 2004 Luxembourg Open Hard (i)   Jill Craybas   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
1–6, 7–6(7–1), 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (0–5)Edit

Legend
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 August 1994 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Radka Surová 6–4, 0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 14 October 1996 Flensburg, Germany Carpet (i)   Beate Reinstadler 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Runner-up 3. 7 December 1998 Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i)   Karina Habšudová 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 29 October 2000 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Vanessa Webb 2–4, 3–5, 4–1, 3–5
Runner-up 5. 26 November 2000 Nuriootpa, South Australia, Australia Hard   Rachel McQuillan 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (3–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 February 1995 Coburg, Germany Hard (i)   Seda Noorlander   Magdalena Feistel
  Helena Vildová
6–2, 6–7, 6–2
Runner–up 1. 7 April 1996 Athens, Greece Clay   Dragana Zarić   Annica Lindstedt
  Anna-Karin Svensson
0–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 6 October 1996 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Hard   María Fernanda Landa   Paula Cabezas
  Veronica Stele
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 23 June 1997 Bordeaux, France Clay   María Fernanda Landa   Caroline Dhenin
  Nino Louarsabishvili
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 30 June 1997 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   María Fernanda Landa   Seda Noorlander
  Nirupama Vaidyanathan
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 27 July 1997 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Sylvia Plischke   Laura Golarsa
  Mercedes Paz
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 28 October 2000 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Surina De Beer   Cho Yoon-jeong
  Jeon Mi-ra
4–2, 4–1, 1–4, 3–5, 4–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marlene Weingärtner: "Down under" mit neuem Selbstvertrauen". www.faz.net (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 21 January 2002.
  2. ^ "Eine Fachfrau unterstützt nun den Fachmann" (in German). Augsburger Allgemeine. 25 November 2015.

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