|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
13 June 1963 |
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 6 (28 March 1983)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (1981)|
|French Open||4R (1979, 1980, 1981)|
|US Open||4R (1981, 1987)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (19 January 1987)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||4R (1980)|
|French Open||SF (1981)|
|US Open||SF (1982)|
|Last updated on: 11 October 2013.|
Bettina Bunge (born 13 June 1963) is a retired German tennis player. She was born in Adliswil, Switzerland. She was part of a large group of successful German players in the 1980s, which also included Steffi Graf, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Sylvia Hanika, and Eva Pfaff.
With German nationality as the daughter of a German businessman, she was born in Switzerland, and resided in Peru for more than 13 years. She was a national champion in Peru at the age of 13. She later moved to Miami, Florida. She speaks three languages, German, English, and Spanish. She dealt with a series of injuries throughout her career (injuries of ear and knee, among others).
Bunge was a professional player from 1978 to 1989, appearing for the first time at number 150 in July 1978. Her highest ranking was achieved in 1983 when she reached number 6. In 1982, she registered her all-time best achievement in Grand Slam singles competition when she reached the semifinals of Wimbledon.
She won four singles tournaments, including the tournaments at the German Open, Houston, and Tokyo in 1982, and Oakland in 1983. She was finalist in Sydney in 1979, Stockholm in 1980, Houston, Tampa, Cincinnati (indoor) and Tokyo in 1981, Mahwah in 1982 and Knokke in 1987.
Bunge won four doubles tournaments, including the tournaments of Pan Pacific in Tokyo with Steffi Graf in 1986 and The Belgian Open with Manuela Maleeva in 1987. She was a finalist at the German Open with Claudia Kohde-Kilsch in 1982, the Swiss Open with Eva Pfaff in 1985, and New England, also Pfaff, in 1987.
Awards and recognitions
- 1987: WTA Comeback of the Year
WTA Career Finals
Singles: 13 (4–9)
|Runner-up||1.||29 January 1979||Toronto||Carpet (I)||Barbara Potter||1–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||23 December 1979||Sydney||Grass||Hana Mandlíková||3–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Runner-up||3.||27 October 1980||Stockholm||Carpet (I)||Hana Mandlíková||2–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||4.||16 February 1981||Houston||Carpet (I)||Hana Mandlíková||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||5.||14 September 1981||Tokyo||Carpet (I)||Ann Kiyomura||4–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||6.||5 October 1981||Tampa||Hard||Martina Navratilova||2–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||7.||11 January 1982||Cincinnati||Carpet (I)||Barbara Potter||4–6, 6–7(3)|
|Winner||1.||15 February 1982||Houston||Carpet (I)||Pam Shriver||2–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||17 May 1982||Berlin||Clay||Kathy Rinaldi||6–2, 6–2|
|Runner-up||8.||16 August 1982||Mahwah||Hard||Leigh-Anne Thompson||6–7(4), 3–6|
|Winner||3.||19 September 1982||Tokyo||Carpet (I)||Barbara Potter||7–6, 6–2|
|Winner||4.||21 February 1983||Oakland||Carpet (I)||Sylvia Hanika||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||9.||6 July 1987||Knokke||Clay||Kathleen Horvath||1–6, 6–7(5)|
Doubles: 10 (4–6)
|Runner-up||1.||24 May 1982||Berlin||Clay||Claudia Kohde-Kilsch|| Liz Gordon
|Winner||1.||10 July 1983||Hamburg||Clay||Claudia Kohde-Kilsch|| Ivanna Madruga
|Winner||2.||17 July 1983||Freiburg||Clay||Eva Pfaff|| Ivanna Madruga
|Runner-up||2.||7 October 1984||Los Angeles||Hard||Eva Pfaff|| Chris Evert-Lloyd
|Runner-up||3.||21 October 1984||Filderstadt||Carpet (I)||Eva Pfaff|| Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
|2–6, 6–4, 3–6|
|Runner-up||4.||18 November 1984||Brisbane||Grass||Eva Pfaff|| Martina Navratilova
|Runner-up||5.||26 May 1985||Lugano||Clay||Eva Pfaff|| Bonnie Gadusek
|Winner||3.||14 September 1986||Tokyo||Carpet (I)||Steffi Graf|| Katerina Maleeva
|6–1, 6–7(4), 6–2|
|Winner||4.||12 July 1987||Knokke||Clay||Manuela Maleeva|| Kathleen Horvath
|4–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||6.||8 November 1987||Worcester||Carpet (I)||Eva Pfaff|| Elise Burgin
Grand Slam singles performance timeline
|Australian Open||A||A||1R||3R||A||A||2R||1R||NH||A||A||A||0 / 4|
|French Open||A||3R||3R||4R||2R||2R||3R||3R||2R||A||A||A||0 / 8|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||3R||2R||SF||1R||3R||3R||QF||3R||A||A||0 / 9|
|U.S. Open||3R||1R||3R||4R||3R||A||3R||1R||2R||4R||A||A||0 / 9|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 3||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 3||0 / 2||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 3||0 / 2||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 30|
|Year End Ranking||105||32||19||9||9||7||21||23||12||15||NR||71|
- NH = tournament not held.
- A = did not participate in the tournament.
- SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.