Petra Schwarz

Petra Schwarz (née Ritter; born 24 May 1972[1]) is a former female professional tennis player from Austria, active from 1987 to 1997.

Petra Schwarz
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1972-05-24) 24 May 1972 (age 49)
Vienna, Austria
Turned pro1987
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$397,476
Singles
Career record162–141
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 52 (9 January 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1992)
French OpenQF (1994)
Wimbledon1R (1994 1995)
US Open2R (1991)
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record75–112
Career titles1 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 60 (10 May 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
French Open1R (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)
Wimbledon1R (1994, 1995)
US Open2R (1994, 1995)
Olympic Games2R (1992)

She reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in 1994, beating Lisa Raymond, Nathalie Tauziat, Miriam Oremans and Ruxandra Dragomir, before losing to Mary Pierce. It was the only time she passed the second round of a Grand Slam event.

Schwarz reached one WTA Tour final at the Ilva Trophy event in Italy. She also reached three doubles finals, winning one of them (Prague, partnering Karin Kschwendt). Her career high ranking was #52 in singles and #60 in doubles.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0-0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0-1) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 29 April 1991 Taranto, Italy Clay   Emanuela Zardo 5–7, 2–6

Doubles (1 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 July 1992 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Karin Kschwendt   Eva Švíglerová
  Noëlle van Lottum
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 20 February 1995 Linz, Austria Carpet (i)   Iva Majoli   Meredith McGrath
  Nathalie Tauziat
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 16 July 1995 Palermo, Italy Clay   Katarina Studenikova   Radka Bobková
  Petra Langrová
4–6, 1–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (4-3)Edit

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 31 May 1987 Bad Gastein, Austria Hard (i)   Hester Witvoet 2–6, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 17 August 1987 Lisbon, Portugal Clay   Laura Lapi 4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 2. 10 April 1988 Bari, Italy Clay   Sabine Appelmans 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 7 August 1988 Wels, Austria Hard (i)   Karin Oberleitner 2–6, 6–0, 6–2
Winner 4. 18 April 1993 Wels, Austria Hard (i)   Zuzana Nemšáková 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 25 April 1994 Neudörfl, Austria Clay   Zdeňka Málková 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 28 October 1996 Lakeland, United States Hard   Meilen Tu 7–5, 0–6, 0–6

Doubles (2–2)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 November 1987 Wels, Austria Hard (i)   Barbara Paulus   Petra Hentschl
  Eva-Maria Schürhoff
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 24 October 1988 Linz, Austria Hard (i)   Marion Maruska   Cristina Casini
  Katarzyna Nowak
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 11 February 1996 Murcia, Spain Clay   Silke Meier   Kim de Weille
  Noëlle van Lottum
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 17 March 1997 Reims, France Clay (i)   Silke Meier   Svetlana Krivencheva
  Elena Tatarkova
2–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Petra Ritter Biography and Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  2. ^ "Petra Schwarz Stats". Retrieved 2010-05-17.

External linksEdit