Marion Maruska

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Marion Maruska
Country (sports)  Austria
Residence Hinterbrühl, Austria
Born (1972-12-15) 15 December 1972 (age 44)
Mödling, Austria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro 1992
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $342,007
Singles
Career record 231-208
Career titles 1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 50 (6 October 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1992, 1998)
French Open 2R (1998)
Wimbledon 2R (1997)
US Open 1R (1991, 1997)
Doubles
Career record 66–94
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 123 (24 July 2000)

Marion Maruska (born 15 December 1972) is an Austrian former professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1992 and reached her career high singles ranking on October 6, 1997, when she became the No. 50 of the world.

1997 was Maruska's best year on the WTA Tour, highlighted by her first (and only) Tour title and another Tour final amid a wave of inconsistent results. As the world No. 154, she won her debut WTA title at the ASB Classic held in Auckland, New Zealand. En route she beat Anke Huber for her first top ten win. At Wimbledon, she won her first ever Grand Slam main draw match when she beat Adriana Gersi, before falling to recently crowned French Open champion Iva Majoli. At the ECM Prague Open, she made her second Tour final, but this time failed to walk away with the title.

1998 was a poor year for Maruska in comparison. She reached the second round of the French Open but had few other results and fell out of the top 100, subsequently never reaching her level of one year ago again.

She played much of her career on the challenger circuit, where she won four singles titles and three doubles titles.

Maruska represented Austria in Fed Cup five times: 1997, 1997, and 2000–2002. She earned a 2–6 record in those ties.

In 2001, she played her last professional singles match, at the U.S. Open, losing to Nathalie Vierin in the first round of qualifying. Her final career match, however, was a Fed Cup doubles loss to the American team of Lisa Raymond and Monica Seles.

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Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (0)
Tier III Event (0)
Tier IV-V Event (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 5 January 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard (O) Austria Judith Wiesner 6–3, 6–1

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