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Miriam Schnitzer (born 14 January 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.

Miriam Schnitzer
Full nameMiriam Schnitzer
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1977-01-14) 14 January 1977 (age 42)
Freiburg, West Germany
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$185,452
Singles
Career record163–154
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 109 (14 June 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (1997, 1998, 2001)
US Open2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record13–26
Highest rankingNo. 317 (11 September 2000)

BiographyEdit

Born in Freiburg, she is one of two children of Gaby and Walter Schnitzer. She was introduced to tennis by her father at the age of four.

Competing professionally from 1994, Schnitzer attained her best ranking of 109 in the world in 1999 and won four titles on the ITF circuit.

All of her five main draw appearances at grand slam level, including three at Wimbledon, came after getting through qualifying. She made the second round of the 1998 US Open, by beating Ukraine's Elena Tatarkova. In qualifying for the 2000 US Open she had wins over Daniela Hantuchova and Virginie Razzano.[1]

Her best WTA Tour performance was a quarter-final appearance at the 2001 German Open in Berlin.[2] Playing as a wildcard, she beat Francesca Schiavone, Nathalie Tauziat and Denisa Chladkova, before falling to Justine Henin.[3] She had earned her wildcard into the draw after winning the German Indoor Championships.[4]

She retired from professional tennis in 2002.[4]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (4–5)Edit

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 April 1994 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard   Shannon Peters 0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 6 March 1995 Buchen, Germany Carpet   Kerstin Taube 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 24 July 1995 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Emmanuelle Gagliardi 4–6, 6–7(8–10)
Winner 4. 16 February 1997 Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia Carpet   Ekaterina Sysoeva 7–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 9 March 1997 Buchen, Germany Carpet   Magdalena Zděnovcová 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
Runner–up 6. 8 March 1998 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Elena Dementieva 1–6, 3–6
Runner–up 7. 13 February 2000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Carpet (i)   Tina Križan 2–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 9 July, 2000 Vaihingen (Stuttgart), Germany Clay   Mia Buric 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 16 July, 2000 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Renata Kučerová 6–4, 6–3

Doubles (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 February 1998 Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia Hard (i)   Tina Pisnik   Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
0–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - U.S. Open - 22 August - 10 September 2000". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ Klimke, Barbara (11 May 2001). "Venus Williams verliert, während Miriam Schnitzer ins Viertelfinale vorrückt". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  3. ^ Johnson, William (10 May 2001). "German Open: Size does not matter as Henin topples Williams". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b Hermanns, Stefan (4 May 2003). "Heldin für eine Turnierwoche". Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved 13 January 2018.

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