Petra Jauch-Delhees

Petra Jauch-Delhees (born 28 March 1959), born Petra Delhees, is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland.

Petra Jauch-Delhees
Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (1959-03-28) 28 March 1959 (age 63)
Aarau, Switzerland
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Prize money$123,967
Career record16–10
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1982)
French Open3R (1980), 1983)
Wimbledon2R (1981, 1982, 1983)
US Open4R (1984)
Career record7–8
Career titles1 WTA
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (1982)
French Open2R (1980)
Wimbledon2R (1983)
US Open3R (1983)


Delhees, a left-hander, began playing Federation Cup tennis for Switzerland as a 17-year old in 1976. She was a member of the 1981 and 1983 Swiss semifinal teams, the latter her final season. She finished with a 33-15 overall record, at the time the Swiss record for the number of wins. Her doubles partnership with Christiane Jolissaint, which resulted in ten wins, is the most prolific in the Fed Cup for Switzerland.

From 1983 she was known as Petra Jauch-Delhees after marrying German Peter Jauch.[1] She was a doubles finalist with Patricia Medrado at the 1983 Swiss Open.[2]

She had her best performance at Grand Slam level when she upset sixth seed Manuela Maleeva in the first round of the 1984 US Open and made it to the round of 16 stage, despite entering the draw as a qualifier.[3]

In 1985 was runner-up to Kathy Horvath at the Palm Beach Cup and won the Spanish Open doubles with Patricia Medrado.[4] This was her last year of professional tennis and she retired after the 1985 French Open.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles (0–1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 31 March 1985 Palm Beach Cup, U.S. $100,000 Clay   Kathy Horvath 6–3, 3–6, 3–6

Doubles (1–1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss May, 1983 Swiss Open, Lugano $50,000 Clay   Patricia Medrado   Marcella Mesker
  Christiane Jolissaint
2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win May, 1985 Spanish Open, Barcelona $50,000 Clay   Patricia Medrado   Penny Barg
  Adriana Villagrán
6–1, 6–0


  1. ^ "Petra Jauch-Delhees" (in German). Munzinger Biographie. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Lugano - 09 May - 15 May 1983". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  3. ^ Leavy, Jane (29 August 1984). "Krickstein Struggles, Survives in Open". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Tennis Roundup : Connors Gets Aced Out by Lendl". Los Angeles Times. 1 April 1985. Retrieved 7 July 2017.

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