Marianne Werdel

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Marianne Werdel
Country USA
Born (1967-10-17) October 17, 1967 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California
Height 5'10"
Singles
Career record 176–201
Highest ranking 52 (May 12, 1997)
Doubles
Career record 179–202
Last updated on: November 15, 2010.

Marianne Witmeyer Werdel (born October 17, 1967) is an American former professional tennis player.

Werdel was born in Los Angeles and played on the WTA tour from 1982 to 1997. She is also known as Marianne Witmeyer and Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer, the latter being name of her husband.

At the 1995 Australian Open, unseeded Marianne Werdel defeated fifth-seeded Sabatini of Argentina in a first round match. Marianne won the first set 6-4, but Sabatini raced out to a 3-0 lead in the second set before twice losing her serve. Marianne then won 4 consecutive games to close out the match in staright sets, dismissing Sabatini 6-4, 6-4. Marianne had also beaten Sabatini two years earlier at a tournament in Japan. After Marianne had disposed of Sabatini, she continued to work her way thu the draw en route to a semifinal encounter with the top-seed Spaniard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. In their two previous meetings, Marianne had lost both times to Arantxa. This time proved no different as Arantxa defeated Marianne 6-4, 6-1. In reaching the semifinals, the 1995 Australian Open proved to be the best results Marianne Werdel would have in Grand Slam singles competition.


WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 6[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 30, 1989 Schenectady, New York, USA Hard Peru Laura Gildemeister 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. August 25, 1990 Schenectady, New York, USA Hard Germany Anke Huber 1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 3. October 21, 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Hard Spain Conchita Martínez 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 4. April 18, 1993 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. September 19, 1993 Hong Kong Hard Chinese Taipei Shi-Ting Wang 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 6. January 12, 1997 Hobart, Australia Hard Belgium Dominique Van Roost 3–6, 3–6

Doubles 5[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 0
Clay 0
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. May 24, 1992 European Open, Switzerland Clay Czechoslovakia Karina Habšudová United States Amy Frazier
South Africa Elna Reinach
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. May 23, 1993 European Open, Switzerland Clay United States Lindsay Davenport United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Czech Republic Helena Suková
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. September 19, 1993 Hong Kong Hard United States Debbie Graham Germany Karin Kschwendt
Australia Rachel McQuillan
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. February 12, 1995 Chicago, Illinois, USA Carpet United States Tami Whitlinger-Jones Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Netherlands Brenda Shultz
7–5, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. May 25, 1996 Strasbourg, France Clay United States Tami Whitlinger-Jones Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Australia Nicole Bradtke
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. February 23, 1997 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Hard United States Tami Whitlinger-Jones Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Nana Miyagi
4–6, 1–6

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