Marlene Weingärtner

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Marlene Weingärtner
Country (sports)  Germany
Born (1980-01-30) 30 January 1980 (age 36)
Heidelberg, West Germany
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro 9 May 1994
Retired 31 August 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,127,324
Career record 233–255
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 36 (4 February 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2002)
French Open 4R (2004)
Wimbledon 2R (1999–2003)
US Open 2R (1998)
Career record 97–120
Career titles 1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 34 (17 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1999, 2002–03, 2005)
French Open QF (2004)
Wimbledon QF (2002)
US Open 2R (2001, 2004)

Marlene Weingärtner (born 30 January 1980) is a retired professional tennis player from Germany. She is a former top 40 player in both singles and doubles.

Weingärtner retired after the US Open 2005 after suffering several first round losses due to ongoing physical problems.

The most remarkable moment of Weingärtner's career was her dramatic first round match in the Australian Open 2003 when she defeated the defending champion Jennifer Capriati after seemingly having already lost. Capriati led the encounter at one stage 6–2 4–1, but the determined German fought back and eventually won by a 2–6 7–6(6) 6–4 scoreline. She eventually reached the third round.

Her best Grand Slam showings were two fourth round appearances, the first in Melbourne 2002, the latter at the French Open 2004. In that year she also reached her only WTA Tour final in Bali which she lost in straight sets to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Weingärtner made a brief return in July 2008 to play the doubles event of the Gastein Ladies tournament where she partnered Sandra Klemenschits, losing in the quarterfinals to Xu Yifan and Zhang Shuai.

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