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Started playing tennis at age 5...Kohde is her name from birth, Kilsch is the name of her adoptive father, Jurgen, an attorney; has a younger sister, Katrin, 18...Enjoys all sports but is particularly fond of skiing, swimming, soccer and track-and-field...Likes impressionist paintings.

Career Highlights

WINNER: 1990 - Austrian Open; 1988 - Birmingham; 1985 - Los.
Angeles; 1984 - German Open; 1982 - Pittsburgh; 1981 - Gstaad, Austrian Open, Toronto.

WINNER (26): 1992 - Indian Wells (w/Rehe); 1991 - Oslo (w/S. Meier), Hilton Head (w/Zvereva); 1989 - Adelaide (w/Hanika); 1987 - Wimbledon (w/Sukova), German Open (w/Sukova), Bridgestone (w/Sukova), Chicago (w/Sukova), Hamburg (w/Novotna); 1986 - Amelia Island (w/Sukova), Chicago (w/Sukova), Dallas (w/Sukova); 1985 - US Open (w/Sukova), German Open (w/Sukova), Los Angeles (w/Sukova), Pan Pacific (w/Sukova); 1984 - Hilton Head (w/Mandlikova), Orlando (w/Mandlikova), Filderstadt (w/Sukova), Sydney (w/Sukova), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Sukova); 1983 - Oakland (w/Pfaff), Hittfeld (w/Bunge); 1981- Gstaad (w/Eisterlehner), Kitzbuhel (w/Pfaff); 1980 - Kitzbuhel (w/Pfaff).

German Fed Cup Team 1982-1989. German Olympic Team 1988.

Career in Review

1981 - Handed Navratilova one of her rare 1r losses 26 64 76 at 1981 Oakland, going on to reach QF
1987 - W/Graf, completed one of tennis' greatest comebacks at Fed Cup, rallying from a 16 04 deficit to record a 16 75 64 triumph over Evert/Shriver to clinch title
1988 - Had arthroscopic surgery on left knee during Wimbledon and did not return to tour until US Open
1990 - At Austrian Open, d. McQuillan in final to win eighth career title and second Austrian Open
1992 - Reached QF at Brisbane with wins over Kidowaki, Rajchrtova and Pratt before falling to McQuillan; d. McQuillan later in year in 1r of Wimbledon; incurred hip injury at end of 1992
1993 - Tried, but unable to play at Australian Open (due to late 1992 hip injury); did not play another match entire year