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30 January 1980 |
Heidelberg, West Germany
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Turned pro||9 May 1994|
|Retired||31 August 2005|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 36 (4 February 2002)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2002)|
|French Open||4R (2004)|
|US Open||2R (1998)|
|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)|
|US Open||2R (2001, 2004)|
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.
- Marlene Weingärtner at the Women's Tennis Association
- Marlene Weingärtner at the International Tennis Federation
- Marlene Weingärtner at the Fed Cup
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