Melanie Schnell

Melanie Schnell (born 22 February 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Austria.

Melanie Schnell
Full nameMelanie Schnell
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1977-02-22) 22 February 1977 (age 43)
Radstadt, Austria
Prize money$157,096
Career record161–146
Highest rankingNo. 90 (10 June 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French Open1R (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1995)
US Open2R (1995)
Career record59–61
Highest rankingNo. 153 (18 September 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (1995)


Schnell, a right-handed player from Radstadt, began competing on tour in 1993. She made her grand slam main draw debut at the 1995 Wimbledon Championships, where she had a win over Katerina Maleeva. Aged 18, she broke into the world's top 100 in 1995 and had a peak ranking of 90 the following year. Her best performance on the WTA Tour came at the 1996 Budapest Open, where she was a losing finalist to Ruxandra Dragomir.[1]

She represented the Austria Fed Cup team in one tie, a 1996 World Group playoff against Germany, in which she featured in the dead rubber doubles.[2] Partnering with Barbara Schett, the pair beat Sabine Hack and Christina Singer, to give Austria it's only win of the fixture.

Married to tennis player Lars Rehmann, Schnell is now based in Germany.[3] She was previously in a relationship with Italian tennis player Diego Nargiso.[4]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0-1)Edit

Outcome Date Tournament Category Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up May, 1996 Budapest, Hungary Tier IV Clay   Ruxandra Dragomir 6–7(6–8), 1–6


  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Budapest - 06 May - 12 May 1996". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Tennis". The Independent. 11 July 1996. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Disy Magazine Dresden München Semperopernball: Lars Rehmann" (in German). Disy Magazin. 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Nargiso, Non Odiare Il Doppio". La Repubblica (in Italian). 28 February 1996. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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