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Coached by Peter Eipeldauer...Father, Gerhard, is a computer sales manager; mother, Brigitte, is a housewife; brother, Werner, plays basketball...Graduated high school in 1990...Nickname is Babsi...Was superstitious about using the same locker room shower when she was on a winning streak.

Career Highlights

Winner (6 WTA Tour): 1997 - Warsaw; 1996 - Styria; 1995 - Warsaw, Pattaya City; 1994 - ITF/Maribor-SLO [Aug.]; 1990 - European Open; 1988 - European Open; 1987 - ITF/Wels-AUT.

Winner(1): 1988 - Sofia (w/C. Martinez).
Semifinalist (2): 1989 - Arcachon (w/Wiesner), Bastad (w/Zrubakova).

Austrian Fed Cup Team 1986-87, 1989-91, 1996-97. Austrian Olympic Team 1988, 1992.

Career in Review

1989 - Unseeded, upset world No. 4 Evert 64 61 in 2r at European Open
1992-1993 - Unable to compete from March-May due to rehabilitation from knee surgery and a wrist injury; off tour from October 1992-April 1993 due to recurrent problems in both wrists
1995 - After not winning a WTA Tour title in five years, won two titles: Warsaw and Pattaya City
1996 - Entered world Top 10 at No. 10 for first time on Nov. 18, capping a remarkable comeback from injuries suffered over the years; previous high was No. 12 reached six years earlier; further marked full recovery by qualifying for the season-ending championships; last qualified for the championships in 1990; en route to Hilton Head final, ousted world No. 7 Mag. Maleeva and then gained best-ever win by d. No. 2 C. Martinez,l. to No. 3 Sanchez-Vicario in a three-set final
1997 - Missed start of season due to an injured right thumb; in July, withdrew from QF match in Maria Lankowitz due to right elbow tendonitis; joined the Million Dollar Club in career prize money, at Warsaw, without dropping a set, won sixth career title
1999 - Missed season due to elbow surgery