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Silke Frankl (born 29 May 1970) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.

Silke Frankl
Full nameSilke Frankl
Country (sports) West Germany
 Germany
Born (1970-05-29) 29 May 1970 (age 49)
Mannheim, West Germany
Retired1998
Prize money$286,468
Singles
Career record157–144
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 67 (15 August 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1992)
French Open3R (1993)
Wimbledon3R (1994)
US Open1R (1988, 91, 92, 93, 94)
Doubles
Career record29–56
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 127 (2 March 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1990, 1992)
French Open1R (1989)

BiographyEdit

Born in Mannheim, Frankl began competing on the WTA Tour in 1988.

Her only WTA Tour final came in doubles, at the 1988 Athens Trophy.[1]

Frankl broke into the top 100 of the singles rankings for the first time in 1993 and made the third round of the 1993 French Open.

In 1994 she reached her best ranking of 67, with her performances including making the semi-finals at the Prague Open, a win over 14th seed Zina Garrison at the French Open and a third round appearance at Wimbledon.[2][3]

She retired from professional tennis in 1998 but continued to play in the Bundesliga for several years with TK Grün-Weiss Mannheim.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles (0–1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss August, 1988 Athens, Greece Category 1 Clay   Sabine Hack   Sabrina Goleš
  Judith Wiesner
5–7, 0–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (2–6)Edit

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 20 April 1987 Queens, United Kingdom Hard   Katie Rickett 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 21 March 1988 Reims, France Clay   Catherine Bonnet 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 3 July 1989 Vaihingen, West Germany Clay   Isabel Cueto 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 20 August 1989 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Elena Pampoulova 4–6, 7–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 6 August 1990 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Anna Földényi 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 6. 1 July 1991 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Katja Oeljeklaus 6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 13 May 1996 Tortosa, Spain Clay   Angela Bürgis 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 11 August 1996 Paderborn, Germany Clay   Maja Palaveršić 1–6, 7–6, 3–6

Doubles (1–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 August 1989 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Nanne Dahlman   Hana Fukárková
  Denisa Krajčovičová
6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 17 June 1996 Klosters, Switzerland Clay   Ursula Svetlik   Debby Haak
  Patty Van Acker
3–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 9 February 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Eva Belbl   Alice Canepa
  Conchita Martínez Granados
6–3, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis – Pro Circuit – Athens – 01 August – 07 August 1988". ITF. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Underdogs Undermine Sabatini, Edberg". New York Times. 25 May 1994. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Sukova to match talent with triumph". The Independent. 26 June 1994. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

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