Vanessa Henke

Vanessa Henke (born 15 January 1981), also known as Vanessa Paffrath, is a German former professional tennis player.

Vanessa Henke
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1981-01-15) 15 January 1981 (age 41)
Turned pro1998
Retired2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$369,593
Singles
Career record283–316 (47.2%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest ranking137 (26 September 2005)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2007)
French OpenQ2 (2001, 2005, 2006)
WimbledonQ2 (2001, 2002)
US OpenQ2 (2006, 2007)
Doubles
Career record156–141 (52.5%)
Career titles10 ITF
Highest ranking110 (8 July 2002)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2005)
French Open2R (2002)
WimbledonQ2 (2001)
US Open1R (2001)

In her career, she won six singles titles and ten doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Her best singles ranking was world No. 137, achieved on 26 September 2005. On 8 July 2002, she peaked at No. 110 in the WTA doubles rankings.

CareerEdit

Henke took part in the qualifying for the 2006 Qatar Ladies Open, but lost in the second round. She also participated at the 2007 Bank of the West Classic and many other ITF & WTA Tour events.

In 2003, she played one match for the Germany Fed Cup team. Alongside Angelika Rösch she lost in the World Group Play-offs against the pairing of Indonesian team in straight sets (overall Germany won 3–2).

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier M & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–2)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 21 May 2000 Austrian Open Clay   Lenka Němečková   Paola Suárez
  Patricia Tarabini
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2. 5 July 2008 Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary Clay   Raluca Olaru   Alizé Cornet
  Janette Husárová
7–6(7–5), 1–6, [6–10]

ITF finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 8 (6–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1 March 1999 ITF Buchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Angelika Bachmann 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 17 May 1999 ITF Salzburg, Austria Clay   Nicole Remis 6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 17 July 2000 ITF Puchheim, Germany Clay   Alena Vašková 1–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 19 March 2001 ITF Cholet, France Clay   Sophie Erre 6–7, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 14 March 2004 ITF Amiens, France Clay   Virginie Razzano 7–6(7), 6–4
Winner 6. 28 June 2005 ITF Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Kira Nagy 6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Winner 7. 4 July 2005 ITF Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Eva Fislová 6–7(4), 1–6
Runner-up 8. 25 April 2011 ITF Zell am Harmersbach, Germany Clay   Carina Witthöft 6–4, 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 19 (10–9)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 March 1999 ITF Petroupoli, Greece Clay   Adrienn Hegedűs   Jolanda Mens
  Andrea van den Hurk
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 9 April 2000 ITF Dinan, France Clay   Syna Schmidle   Patty Van Acker
  Stéphanie Foretz
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 15 April 2001 ITF Dinan, France Clay   Syna Schmidle   Eleni Daniilidou
  Caroline Schneider
3–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 22 April 2001 ITF Gelos, France Clay   Syna Schmidle   Eva Bes
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 14 October 2001 ITF Cardiff, Great Britain Hard (i)   Angelika Bachmann   Natalia Egorova
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
4–6, 6–1, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 16 June 2002 ITF Marseille, France Clay   Sandra Klösel   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Conchita Martínez Granados
5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 7. 2 February 2003 ITF Urtijëi, Italy Carpet (i)   Claudine Schaul   Olga Blahotová
  Gabriela Navrátilová
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 29 June 2003 ITF Båstad, Sweden Clay   Lenka Němečková   Jana Hlaváčková
  Dominika Luzarová
5–7, 2–6
Winner 9. 22 June 2004 ITF Båstad, Sweden Clay   Zuzana Hejdová   Mireille Dittmann
  Hanna Nooni
2–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 10. 4 July 2004 ITF Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Anousjka van Exel   Mariya Koryttseva
  Darija Jurak
6–4, 7–5
Winner 11. 11 July 2004 ITF Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Martina Müller   Katarina Mišić
  Dragana Zarić
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 12. 21 November 2004 ITF Deauville, France Clay   Květa Peschke   Virág Németh
  Tzipora Obziler
4–6, 1–6
Winner 13. 3 July 2005 ITF Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Yuliya Beygelzimer   Kristina Barrois
  Kathrin Wörle-Scheller
7–6(7), 6–1
Winner 14. 4 July 2005 ITF Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Laura Siegemund   Vasilisa Bardina
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 8 October 2006 ITF Barcelona, Spain Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall   Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
  Alicja Rosolska
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 22 April 2007 ITF Dothan, United States Clay   Angelika Bachmann   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1 July 2007 ITF Padova, Italy Clay   Andrea Petkovic   Maret Ani
  Marina Erakovic
4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 26 January 2009 ITF Laguna Niguel, United States Hard   Darija Jurak   Megan Moulton-Levy
  Laura Siegemund
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 19. 13 June 2011 ITF Cologne, Germany Clay   Anna Zaja   Carolin Daniels
  Christina Shakovets
1–6, 6–3, 6–4

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