Martina Müller (tennis)

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Martina Müller
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Country (sports)  Germany
Residence Sehnde, Germany
Born (1982-10-11) 11 October 1982 (age 35)
Hanover, Germany
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,040,531
Singles
Career record 288–255
Career titles 1 WTA (10 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 33 (2 April 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2002, 2006, 2007)
French Open 2R (2002, 2006, 2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2006, 2007)
US Open 3R (2002)
Doubles
Career record 158–167
Career titles 1 WTA (10 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 47 (25 February 2008)

Martina Müller-Skibbe (born 11 October 1982 in Hanover, Germany) is a former professional tennis player from Germany. On April 2, 2007 she reached a career high WTA-ranking of World No. 33.

She has had her best success on clay courts, where she won her only WTA Tour singles title at the Budapest Grand Prix. She has also been successful on the ITF Circuit where she has won 10 singles titles.

She is coached by her father, Reinhard Müller. She admires tennis champion Andre Agassi. She married longtime boyfriend Florian Skibbe in August 2011 and subsequently announced her retirement.[1]

2007[edit]

Müller started the year with middling results, reaching the second round at the Australian Open, losing to Elena Dementieva in three sets. From January to April, Müller never came past the second round of a tournament. In May, at the Qatar German Open in Berlin, she defeated Eleni Daniilidou and thirteenth seed Shahar Pe'er to reach the round of 16 where she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova 3:6 2:6. Müller then reached the second round of Roland Garros, losing to Slovak Dominika Cibulková, and the second round at The Championships, Wimbledon, retiring against Agnieszka Radwańska. In the previous round, she double-bageled Anna Smashnova. She reached the final at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo before being defeated by Hungarian Ágnes Szávay in two sets.

WTA finals[edit]

Singles 2 (1-1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–0) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–0) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (1–1) International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final
Winner 1. 21 April 2002 Budapest, Hungary Clay Switzerland Myriam Casanova 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 16 July 2007 Palermo, Italy Clay Hungary Ágnes Szávay 0–6, 1–6

Doubles: 5 (1–4)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–0) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–3) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (1–1) International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 June 2002 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Australia Catherine Barclay-Reitz Germany Bianka Lamade
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 27 May 2006 Strasbourg, France Clay Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc South Africa Liezel Huber
United States Martina Navratilova
2–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 2. 23 April 2007 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Gabriela Chmelinová Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 6 January 2008 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová United States Lilia Osterloh
Russia Mariya Koryttseva
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 23 February 2008 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
3–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (10–7)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 13 June 1999 Meinerzhagen, Germany Clay Germany Lydia Steinbach 6–0 6–2
Runner-up 1. 15 August 1999 Rebecq, Belgium Clay Belgium Daphne van de Zande 3-6 6-3 4-6
Winner 2. 28 January 2001 Båstad, Sweden Hard (i) Estonia Margit Rüütel 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 15 April 2001 San Luis Potosi, Mexico Clay Italy Maria Elena Camerin 4-6 5-7
Runner-up 3. 19 August 2001 Bronx, United States Hard Austria Barbara Schwartz 7-5 3-6 6-7(3-7)
Winner 3. 25 January 2004 Grenoble, France Hard (i) France Aravane Rezaï 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 5 April 2004 Patras, Greece Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich 4-6 4-6
Winner 4. 2 May 2004 Taranto, Italy Clay Russia Nina Bratchikova 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 20 June 2004 Gorizia, Italy Clay Argentina Vanina García Sokol 1-6 4-6
Winner 5. 4 July 2004 Vaihingen, Germany Clay Italy Nathalie Vierin 6–2, 7–5
Winner 6. 17 April 2005 Biarritz, France Clay Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 4–6, 7–6(7-2), 6–2
Runner-up 6. 9 April 2006 Athens, Greece Clay France Aurélie Védy 6-4 2-6 4-6
Winner 7. 16 April 2006 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 6–1, 6–1
Winner 8. 30 April 2006 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova 7–6(8-6), 2–6, 6–0
Winner 9. 6 August 2006 Baden-Baden, Germany Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Böhmová 6–1, 6–1
Winner 10. 17 September 2006 Bordeaux, France Clay Germany Sandra Kloesel 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 29 July 2007 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay France Pauline Parmentier 1-6 4-6

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