Isabel Cueto

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Isabel Cueto
Country (sports)  Germany
Born (1968-12-03) 3 December 1968 (age 48)
Kehl, West Germany
Turned pro 1983
Retired 1994
Plays Right Handed (One handed-backhand)
Prize money US$404,418
Career record 193–132
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 20 (28 August 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1991)
French Open 3R (1985, 1990)
Wimbledon 2R (1988)
US Open 3R (1987, 1988)
Career record 23–43
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 77 (14 September 1987)

Isabel Cueto (born 3 December 1968) is a retired professional tennis player from Germany. Her career high ranking was No. 20, which she achieved on 28 August 1989.

Early life[edit]

Isabel Cueto was born in Kehl. Her father, Toni, was an electrical engineer who had immigrated from Bolivia, and her mother, Jutta, was German. She grew up in Aspach and attended school in Backnang.[1]


In 1984, Cueto became the youngest German national champion, winning the final against Elke Renz.[1] She also won the German championship in 1986 and 1987.[2]

Cueto won a total of six titles on the main WTA Tour over the course of her career; five in singles, one in doubles. She also won four titles on the less prestigious ITF circuit. She progressed to the third round at the French Open (1985, 1990) and the US Open (1987, 1988); these were her best finishes at Grand Slam events.

She represented the Germany Fed Cup team four times from 1988–1990, playing all four matches in doubles ties. Her win–loss record was 3–1.

After tennis[edit]

Cueto studied at the Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg and works as a teacher at the Matern-Feuerbacher-Realschule in Großbottwar. She married Oliver Baumann, and they have two children, Ines and Eric.[2]

Singles finals (5–3)[edit]

Grand Slam
WTA Championships
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV-V (5)

Wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 4 July 1988 Båstad, Sweden Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini 7–5, 6–1
2. 1 August 1988 Athens, Greece Clay Italy Laura Golarsa 6–0, 6–1
3. 17 July 1989 Estoril, Portugal Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini 7–6(7–3), 6–2
4. 31 July 1989 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
5. 9 July 1990 Palermo, Italy Clay Austria Barbara Paulus 6–2, 6–3

Runners-up (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 21 September 1987 Hamburg, Germany Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–2, 6–2
2. 30 November 1987 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6–0, 6–1
3. 21 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–6(7–3), 6–2

Doubles finals (1–0)[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 15 September 1986 Athens, Greece Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Germany Silke Meier
Germany Wiltrud Probst
4–6, 6–2, 6–4


  1. ^ a b "Isabel Cueto". Internationales Sportarchiv 15/1989. Munzinger Archiv. 3 April 1989. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Training mit einer mehrmaligen Deutschen Meisterin TC Oberstenfeld Isabel Cueto hat den Damen Tricks gezeigt.". Stuttgarter Nachrichten Online. Marbacher Zeitung. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 

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