Barbara Paulus

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Barbara Paulus
Country (sports)  Austria
Residence Hinterbrühl, Austria
Born (1970-09-01) 1 September 1970 (age 46)
Vienna, Austria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Turned pro July 1986
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize money US$1,294,945
Singles
Career record 280–166
Career titles 6 WTA, 2 ITF[1]
Highest ranking No. 10 (18 November 1996)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1995)
French Open 4R (1997)
Wimbledon 2R (1995, 1997)
US Open 3R (1996)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1990, 1996)
Olympic Games 3R (1988)
Doubles
Career record 26–43
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 83 (17 July 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1990)
French Open 1R (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1990)
US Open 1R (1989, 1990)

Barbara Paulus (born 1 September 1970 in Vienna) is a former professional top 10 female tennis player from Austria. She began playing on the WTA Tour in 1986 and retired in 2001. During her career she won a total of seven WTA tournaments (six singles titles, one doubles title). Paulus competed for the Austria Fed Cup team on 21 occasions in singles and doubles, winning nine matches and losing thirteen.

Private life[edit]

Paulus was born in Austrian capital Vienna, and resides in Hinterbrühl. Her father, Gerhard, is a computer sales manager; her mother Brigitte is a housewife; her brother, Werner, plays basketball.[3] Paulus graduated in 1990.[3]

She enjoys visiting Florida, because of the climate.[4]

Awards[edit]

  • 1990: Golden Needle Award from Austrian Tennis Federation[3]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (6–11)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (2–5)
Tier IV (3–2)
Tier V (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (5–5)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 May 1988 Geneva Clay United States Lori McNeil 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 8 August 1988 Sofia Hard Spain Conchita Martínez 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 10 July 1989 Arcachon Clay Austria Judith Wiesner 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
Runner-up 3. 8 January 1990 Sydney Hard Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 21 May 1990 Geneva Clay Canada Helen Kelesi 2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 4. 9 July 1990 Palermo Clay West Germany Isabel Cueto 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 15 October 1990 Filderstadt Hard (I) United States Mary Joe Fernández 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 11 September 1995 Warsaw Clay France Alexandra Fusai 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–1
Winner 4. 13 November 1995 Pattaya Hard China Yi Jingqian 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1 January 1996 Auckland Hard United States Sandra Cacic 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1 April 1996 Hilton Head Island Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 20 May 1996 Strasbourg Clay United States Lindsay Davenport 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 5. 5 August 1996 Maria Lankowitz Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini 40–15 ret.
Runner-up 9. 16 September 1996 Warsaw Clay Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 28 October 1996 Moscow Carpet (I) Spain Conchita Martínez 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 21 July 1997 Warsaw Clay Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 20 October 1997 Luxembourg Carpet (I) South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–4, 3–6, 7–5

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 8 August 1988 Sofia Hard Spain Conchita Martínez Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
1–6, 6–1, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbara Paulus at the WTA Tour's official website
  2. ^ Barbara Paulus at the ITF official website
  3. ^ a b c Barbara Paulus at the WTA Tour's official website
  4. ^ About Barbara Paulus at usatoday.com

External links[edit]