Born in Switzerland, lived in Peru for 14 years, winning Peruvian nationals at age 13, then moved to Florida with her family...Resided in Monte Carlo and spent some time in Miami with her family...Most of her relatives still live in Germany...Father, Siegfried, is a sales broker, dealing in fish; mothers name is Margaret; only sibling, Henry, plays some tennis...Speaks German, English and Spanish fluently and was learning French...Reads Agatha Christie and Kurt Vonnegut books, National Geographic magazine...Liked the beaches in Miami.
• Won WTA Comeback Player of the Year for 1987• Nominated for 1990 WTA Comeback Player of the Year• Appeared in 1986 Lipton/WTA Calendar
SINGLESWinner: 1983 - Oakland; 1982 - German Open, Houston, Tokyo [TV Tokyo].Finalist: 1987- Belgian Open; 1982 - Mahwah; 1981 - Cincinnati, Tokyo [TV Tokyo], Houston, Tampa; 1980 - Stockholm; 1979 - Sydney.DOUBLESWinner: 1987 - Belgian Open (w/Manuela Maleeva); 1986 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Graf).Ffinalist: 1987 - New England (w/Pfaff); 1985 - Swiss Open (w/Pfaff); 1982 - German Open (w/Kohde-Kilsch).ADDITIONALWest German Fed Cup Team 1980-1983, 1985-1987, 1989.
1978 - Made first appearance on computer in July at No. 1501979 - Reached first significant pro final before 16th birthday at Toronto, d. Tomanova en route1980 - Played on Avon Championships level from the start of year and had a pair of QF credits at Kansas City (d. BJ King) and Dallas1982 - Won first major tournaments -- the German Open, Houston and Tokyo [TV]1984-1986 - After falling out of the Top 20 for two years ('84-'85), produced strong results at the end of 1986 to finish the year at No. 131987 - Finalist in Belgian Open, l. 61 76(5) to Horvath in final1988 - Plagued by a left knee injury most of year; had surgery in July and began practicing again in autumn but then tore ligaments in right foot which required surgery1989 - Upset No. 5 seed Novotna in 1r at Chicago but one week later required surgery on left knee again; returned to Tour in summer of 1989 at San Diego after a one-and-a-half year absence; reached the SF with wins over McNeil, Durie and Grossman
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