Judith Wiesner

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Judith Wiesner
Country (sports) Austria
ResidenceMattsee, Austria
Born (1966-03-02) 2 March 1966 (age 53)
Hallein, Austria
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,730,734
Singles
Career record366–209
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 12 (13 January 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1989)
French Open4R (1993)
WimbledonQF (1996)
US OpenQF (1996)
Olympic Games2R (Atlanta 1996)
Doubles
Career record109–100
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 29 (3 July 1989)

Judith Wiesner (née Pölzl; born 2 March 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Austria. During her career, she won five top-level singles titles and three tour doubles titles. Her career high rankings were world No. 12 in singles (in 1997), and No. 29 in doubles (in 1989). In 1996, Wiesner was a quarterfinalist at both Wimbledon and the US Open.

Fed Cup[edit]

Wiesner played her first match for the Austria Federation Cup team in 1983, and her last match in the Fed Cup in 1997. Altogether, she played in 14 different years, which is the most played by any player for Austria. She also holds the Austrian Fed Cup records for the most wins, the most singles wins, the most doubles wins jointly with Barbara Schett, and the most ties played.

Post-tennis[edit]

Initially, Wiesner turned her hand to golf, achieving a handicap of 2.[1] She was the team captain of Austria's Fed Cup team for 2001.[2] She married Roland Floimair in 2001. From 1999 until 2004 she was a member of the Salzburg city council for the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).[3] She is also the tournament ambassador for the Gastein Ladies event.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (5–7)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–2)
Tier IV (2–3)
Tier V (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (4–5)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 May 1988 Strasbourg Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini 3–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 18 July 1988 Aix-en-Provence Clay West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 10 July 1989 Arcachon Clay Austria Barbara Paulus 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
Runner-up 2. 16 March 1990 Key Biscayne Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 15 July 1991 Kitzbühel Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 3. 18 May 1992 Strasbourg Clay Japan Naoko Sawamatsu 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 17 May 1993 Strasbourg Clay Japan Naoko Sawamatsu 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 12 July 1993 Kitzbühel Clay Germany Anke Huber 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 25 July 1994 Styria Clay Germany Anke Huber 3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 22 August 1994 Schenectady Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 24 July 1995 Maria Lankowitz Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 7. 30 December 1996 Auckland Hard Austria Marion Maruska 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 9 (3–6)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–4)
Tier IV (0–1)
Tier V (2–1)
Virginia Slims (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (3–4)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 October 1987 Athens Clay West Germany Andrea Betzner United States Kathy Horvath
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Runner-up 1. 25 July 1988 Hamburg Clay West Germany Andrea Betzner Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 1 August 1988 Athens Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš West Germany Silke Frankl
West Germany Sabine Hack
7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 24 April 1989 Barcelona Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 3. 22 May 1989 Strasbourg Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz South Africa Lise Gregory
United States Gretchen Magers
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 16 October 1989 Zürich Carpet (I) France Nathalie Tauziat Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 22 April 1991 Barcelona Clay France Nathalie Tauziat United States Martina Navratilova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 20 April 1992 Barcelona Clay France Nathalie Tauziat Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 22 February 1993 Linz Carpet (I) Spain Conchita Martínez Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Georgia (country) Leila Meskhi
w/o

Grand Slam singles performance 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 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Career SR
Australian Open NH 3R A 4R 2R A 2R 1R A 3R 1R 1R 0 / 8
French Open A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 11
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 3R 4R 4R 3R 2R 1R 3R QF 3R 0 / 11
US Open A 1R 4R 1R 4R 4R 2R 3R 3R 1R QF A 0 / 10
SR 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 40
Year-end ranking 141 33 33 35 17 16 25 21 25 25 15 NR

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Barbara Schett Official Site Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Fed Cup - All upcoming ties
  3. ^ Christian Hackl (24 February 2013). "Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit". DerStandard.at (in German).

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Argentina Mercedes Paz
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
1991
Succeeded by
Canada Jill Hetherington