Evelyn Fauth

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Evelyn Fauth
Full nameEvelyn Fauth
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1976-11-27) 27 November 1976 (age 42)
Sankt Peter, Austria
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$201,106
Singles
Career record278–263
Career titles0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 127 (20 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open2R (2001)
Doubles
Career record44–62
Highest rankingNo. 303 (16 October 2000)

Evelyn Fauth (born 27 November 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Austria.

Biography[edit]

Fauth was born in the Styrian town of Sankt Peter, to parents Walter and Ingrid. She began playing tennis at the age of six and turned professional at 17.[1]

Her biggest title win was the Espinho ITF tournament in 1999, which included a semi-final win over Kim Clijsters.[2]

She appeared as a qualifier at the 2001 US Open and defeated Anne-Gaëlle Sidot to reach the second round, where she lost in three sets to Virginia Ruano Pascual.[3]

In 2002 she debuted for the Austria Fed Cup team in a surprise win over the United States, away from home in Charlotte, North Carolina in the first round of the World Group. Prior to the tie, American star Jennifer Capriati was dismissed from the team for not complying with team rules, meaning that Fauth received a walkover win in the scheduled second match, giving Austria a 2–0 lead with Barbara Schwartz having already put them ahead by winning the opener.[4] Schwartz then secured the tie for Austria in the third match, after which Fauth featured in two dead rubbers. She played a singles match against Monica Seles and partnered with Marion Maruska in the doubles rubber, losing both, to leave the scoreline at 3–2 in Austria's favour.[5] Barbara Schett returned to the team for the quarter-finals, which left Fauth on the sidelines. Austria ultimately reached the semi-finals.

She played two further Fed Cup ties in 2003, against Belgium away in Bree and Canada at home in Neudorfl.

Since retiring she remained involved in tennis as a coach. She was named Styria's "Coach of the Year" in 2015.[6]

ITF titles[edit]

Singles (5)[edit]

No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. January 1996 $10,000 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Switzerland Andrea Schwarz 7–6, 6–1
2. July 1996 $10,000 Dublin, Ireland Clay United States Pam Nelson 6–2, 6–3
3. July 1997 $10,000 Fiumicino, Italy Clay Italy Alessia Lombardi 6–3, 6–4
4. June 1998 $10,000 Grado, Italy Clay Romania Andreea Vanc 6–7, 6–1, 6–1
5. April 1999 $25,000 Espinho, Portugal Clay Spain Mariam Ramón Climent 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evelyn Fauth - Bio - Personal:". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - $25,000 Espinho - 26 April - 02 May 1999". ITF. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Agassi passes the Massu test". The Hindu. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ "King Dismisses Capriati From Fed Cup". Los Angeles Times. 27 April 2002. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Oostenrijk wipt Amerika uit Fed Cup". De Standaard (in Dutch). 29 April 2002. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Steirerin des Tages: Evelyn Fauth: Die Talenteschmiedin". Kleine Zeitung (in German). 19 May 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2018.

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