14 September 1968 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed forehand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 37 (August 12, 1996)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1991, 1996)|
|French Open||3R (1994)|
|US Open||2R (1990, 1995, 1996)|
|Career titles||6 WTA, 3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 45 (February 19, 1996)|
Karin Kschwendt (born September 14, 1968) is a former professional tennis player who represented Austria, Germany and Luxembourg at various points in her career. She reached her career high ranking of world No. 37 on August 12, 1996. In doubles, she went as high as No. 45 on February 16, 1996.
Kschwendt made her professional debut in 1986, where she played for Luxembourg during a Fed Cup tie. She continued to represent Luxembourg in the early part of her career, and in 1990 became the first female player from her country to reach the third round of a Grand Slam, a feat that she achieved at Wimbledon, before she lost to Martina Navratilova.
In 1991, she reached the third round of the Australian Open, a result that broke her into the top 100, and finished the year at No. 88, but soon left in early 1992 after a lengthy break with injury. She came back stronger and managed to finish 1992 as the No. 78 in the world.
Kschwendt began to achieve solid results in 1993; now playing for Germany, she reached the semifinals of Auckland, the quarterfinals of Paris, and made her first and only WTA Tour final at an event in Belgium (she lost to Radka Bobková). The following year, she reached the third round of a major once more, this time at the French Open, but fell to Iva Majoli.
1996 saw Kschwendt put together her best season, reaching the third round of the Australian Open and achieving consistent results in WTA Tour events. She finished that year at No. 47, but went as high as No. 37 in August.
Her last few years on Tour were mostly spent playing on the ITF Women's Circuit and qualifications of WTA events. In 2000, she played her last professional match.
WTA Tour finals
- 1990: Palermo, Italy (w/Laura Garrone)
- 1990: Athens, Greece (w/Laura Garrone)
- 1992: Prague, Czech Republic (w/Petra Schwarz)
- 1993: Palermo, Italy (w/Natalia Medvedeva)
- 1993: Hong Kong (w/Rachel McQuillan)
- 1995: San Juan, Puerto Rico (w/Rene Simpson)
- "Karin Kschwendt Stats". Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- "Karin Kschwendt International Tennis Federation Player Profile". Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- "Fed Cup Media Guide (See page 60)". Retrieved 2010-05-17.