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Barbara Paulus (born 1 September 1970 in Vienna) is a former professional top 10 female tennis player from Austria. She began playing on the WTA Tour
WTA Tour
in 1986 and retired in 2001. During her career she won a total of seven WTA tournaments (six singles titles, one doubles title). Paulus competed for the Austria
Austria
Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team on 21 occasions in singles and doubles, winning nine matches and losing thirteen.

Contents

1 Career 2 Private life 3 Awards 4 WTA Tour
WTA Tour
finals

4.1 Singles: 17 (6–11) 4.2 Doubles: 1 (1–0)

5 ITF finals

5.1 Singles Finals (2-3) 5.2 Doubles (0-2)

6 References 7 External links

Career[edit] Paulus is one of the most successful Austrian female tennis players, being one of only two to be ranked in the top 10 (along with Barbara Schett), despite having a career plagued with injuries. She won six WTA singles titles and one WTA doubles title. Her best wins included victories over Chris Evert, Mary Pierce, Gabriela Sabatini, Conchita Martínez and Jana Novotná.[3] After reaching as high as No. 12 in the world in 1990,[3] she sustained injuries to her knee and both wrists which required her to have surgery and kept her sidelined for many months through 1992 and 1993.[3][4] Her comeback from injury eventually bore her much success, with four WTA titles between 1995 and 1997, a top 10 ranking, and reaching her biggest career final at the Tier I Family Circle Cup, where she lost in three sets to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.[5] Paulus' career effectively ended in 1998 after an elbow injury, though she made a brief return in 2001.[6] Private life[edit] Paulus was born in Austrian capital Vienna, and resides in Hinterbrühl. Her father, Gerhard, is a computer sales manager; her mother Brigitte is a housewife; her brother, Werner, plays basketball.[7] Paulus graduated in 1990.[7] She enjoys visiting Florida, because of the climate.[8] Awards[edit]

1990: Golden Needle Award from Austrian Tennis
Tennis
Federation[7]

WTA Tour
WTA Tour
finals[edit] Singles: 17 (6–11)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships (0–0)

Tier I (0–1)

Tier II (0–1)

Tier III (2–5)

Tier IV (3–2)

Tier V (1–2)

Titles by Surface

Hard (1–4)

Grass (0–0)

Clay (5–5)

Carpet (0–2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. 16 May 1988 Geneva Clay Lori McNeil 6–4, 5–7, 6–1

Runner-up 1. 8 August 1988 Sofia Hard Conchita Martínez 6–1, 6–2

Runner-up 2. 10 July 1989 Arcachon Clay Judith Wiesner 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

Runner-up 3. 8 January 1990 Sydney Hard Natasha Zvereva 4–6, 6–1, 6–3

Winner 2. 21 May 1990 Geneva Clay Helen Kelesi 2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)

Runner-up 4. 9 July 1990 Palermo Clay Isabel Cueto 6–2, 6–3

Runner-up 5. 15 October 1990 Filderstadt Hard (I) Mary Joe Fernández 6–1, 6–3

Winner 3. 11 September 1995 Warsaw Clay Alexandra Fusai 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–1

Winner 4. 13 November 1995 Pattaya Hard Yi Jingqian 6–4, 6–3

Runner-up 6. 1 January 1996 Auckland Hard Sandra Cacic 6–3, 1–6, 6–4

Runner-up 7. 1 April 1996 Hilton Head Island Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–2, 2–6, 6–2

Runner-up 8. 20 May 1996 Strasbourg Clay Lindsay Davenport 6–3, 7–6(8–6)

Winner 5. 5 August 1996 Maria Lankowitz Clay Sandra Cecchini 40–15 ret.

Runner-up 9. 16 September 1996 Warsaw Clay Henrieta Nagyová 3–6, 6–2, 6–1

Runner-up 10. 28 October 1996 Moscow Carpet (I) Conchita Martínez 6–1, 4–6, 6–4

Winner 6. 21 July 1997 Warsaw Clay Henrieta Nagyová 6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 11. 20 October 1997 Luxembourg Carpet (I) Amanda Coetzer 6–4, 3–6, 7–5

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships (0–0)

Tier I (0–0)

Tier II (0–0)

Tier III (0–0)

Tier IV (0–0)

Tier V (1–0)

Titles by Surface

Hard (1–0)

Grass (0–0)

Clay (0–0)

Carpet (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 8 August 1988 Sofia Hard Conchita Martínez Sabrina Goleš Katerina Maleeva 1–6, 6–1, 6–4

ITF finals[edit] Singles Finals (2-3)[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 in the final

Winner 1. 16 November 1987 Wels, Austria Hard (i) Denisa Krajčovičová 6-2, 6-2

Runner–up 2. 27 September 1993 Kirchheim, Austria Clay Laurence Courtois 1-6, 3-6

Winner 3. 29 August 1994 Maribor, Slovenia Hard (i) Maja Zivec-Skulj 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Runner–up 4. 4 March 1996 Prostějov, Czech Republic Hard (i) Martina Hingis 1-6, 4-6

Runner–up 5. 27 January 1996 Prostějov, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Karina Habšudová 7-6(9-7), 1-6, 3-6

Doubles (0-2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final

Runner-up 1. 25 August 1986 Wels, Austria Clay Bettina Diesner Paulette Moreno Karin Oberleitner 5-7, 6-7(4-7)

Runner-up 2. 16 November 1987 Wels, Austria Hard (i) Petra Schwarz Petra Hentschl Eva Maria Schuerhoff 4-6, 4-6

References[edit]

^ Barbara Paulus at the WTA Tour's official website ^ Barbara Paulus at the ITF official website ^ a b c "Barbara Paulus".  ^ "Pierce, Martinez advance in Italian Open".  ^ "LaChappa Remains Hospitalized".  ^ ""Ich stand nie gerne im Rampenlicht"".  ^ a b c Barbara Paulus at the WTA Tour's official website ^ About Barbara Paulus at usatoday.com

External links[edit]

Barbara Paulus at the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association Barbara Paulus at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Barbara Paulus at

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