Eva Pfaff

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Eva Pfaff
Country (sports) Germany[1]
Born (1961-02-10) 10 February 1961 (age 58)
Königstein, West Germany
Turned pro1980
Retired1993
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$767,709
Singles
Career record186– 216
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 17 (21 November 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1982)
French Open3R (1981, 1984)
Wimbledon4R (1983)
US Open2R (1986)
Doubles
Career record278–194
Career titles9 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 16 (4 July 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1982)
French OpenQF (1983, 1985, 1987)
WimbledonQF (1983, 1988)
US Open3R (1985, 1986, 1989)

Eva Pfaff (born 10 February 1961) is a German former professional tennis player.

Career[edit]

During her career, she won one singles title and nine doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Her peak world rankings in the sport were 17th in singles (in 1983) and 16th in doubles (1988).

At the 1983 Canadian Open, Pfaff held match points against Martina Navratilova in the round of 16, but lost 6–7 in the third set. She was the only player to have match points against Navratilova that year outside of Martina's loss at the French Open to Kathy Horvath.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Women's doubles: 1 runner–up[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1982 Australian Open Grass West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 2–6

Year-end championships[edit]

Doubles: 1 runner–up[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1983 New York Carpet (i) West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5–7, 2–6

WTA Tour career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, other (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 25 January 1982 Pittsburgh Carpet (i) West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 4–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 15 February 1982 Nashville Carpet (i) United States Leigh-Anne Thompson 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 4 July 1983 Hittfeld Clay Hungary Andrea Temesvári 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 19 (9 titles, 10 runner-ups)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Championships (0–1)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (2–0)
Tier III (2–0)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, other (5–8)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Grass (1–4)
Clay (5–2)
Carpet (2–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 July 1980 Kitzbühel Clay West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
w/o
Winner 2. 13 July 1981 Kitzbühel Clay West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Australia Elizabeth Little
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 15 November 1982 Brisbane Grass West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Billie Jean King
United States Anne Smith
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 22 November 1982 Sydney Grass West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
2–6, 6–2, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 29 November 1982 Australian Open Grass West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 21 February 1983 Oakland Carpet (i) West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 23 March 1983 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (i) West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 16 May 1983 Berlin Clay West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 11 July 1983 Freiburg Clay West Germany Bettina Bunge Argentina Ivanna Madruga
Argentina Emilse Raponi-Longo
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 1 October 1984 Los Angeles Hard West Germany Bettina Bunge United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
Australia Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 15 October 1984 Filderstadt Hard (i) West Germany Bettina Bunge West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 12 November 1984 Brisbane Grass West Germany Bettina Bunge United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 20 May 1985 Lugano Clay West Germany Bettina Bunge United States Bonnie Gadusek
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
2–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 6 April 1987 Hilton Head Island Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
7–6(8–6), 7–5
Runner-up 10. 2 November 1987 Worcester Carpet (i) West Germany Bettina Bunge United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 8 February 1988 Dallas Carpet (i) United States Lori McNeil United States Gigi Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. 11 April 1988 Amelia Island Clay United States Zina Garrison United States Katrina Adams
United States Penny Barg
4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 8. 13 June 1988 Eastbourne Grass Australia Elizabeth Smylie New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 9. 8 October 1990 Zürich Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf France Catherine Suire
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–4

ITF finals[edit]

Doubles (6–1)[edit]

Legend
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 August 1980 Dachau, West Germany Clay West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United Kingdom Cathy Drury
Romania Florența Mihai
6–2, 6–0
Winner 2. 24 August 1980 Bayreuth, West Germany Clay West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Sweden Helena Anliot
West Germany Iris Riedel-Kühn
2–6, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 31 August 1980 Stuttgart, West Germany Clay West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Netherlands Elly Appel-Vessies
Italy Sabina Simmonds
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 13 December 1981 Neumünster, West Germany Clay (i) West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch West Germany Heidi Eisterlehner
West Germany Gabriela Dinu
7–6, 7–6
Winner 5. 9 July 1990 Erlangen, West Germany Clay Hungary Réka Szikszay Soviet Union Agnese Blumberga
Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 6. 17 September 1990 Chiba, Japan Hard New Zealand Julie Richardson Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai
United States Marianne Werdel
4–6, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 7. 9 December 1991 Val-d'Oise, France Hard (i) France Catherine Suire France Pascale Paradis-Mangon
France Sandrine Testud
4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Australian Open A 2R QF 3R 1R A NH 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R Q1 0 / 9
French Open A 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A A 0 / 9
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 4R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R A Q1 0 / 10
US Open A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R Q1 1R A 0 / 9
SR 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 37
Year-end ranking 101 70 35 22 31 31 58 44 74 103 153 201 421

References[edit]

  1. ^ before German reunification, she played for West Germany

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