Dinah Pfizenmaier

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Dinah Pfizenmaier
Dinah Pfizenmaier at the 2013 French Open 2.jpg
Pfizenmaier at the 2013 French Open
Full nameDinah Pfizenmaier
Country (sports)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Born (1992-01-13) 13 January 1992 (age 27)
Bielefeld, Germany
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$481,829
Career record171–105
Career titles9 ITF
Highest ranking79 (17 March 2014)
Current ranking849 (31 August 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
French Open 3R (2013)
Wimbledon 1R (2014)
US Open 1R (2013)
Career record31–31
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking245 (2 February 2015)
Last updated on: 31 August 2017.

Dinah Pfizenmaier (born 13 January 1992, in Bielefeld) [1] is a German tennis player.


Pfizenmaier has won nine singles and two doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 17 March 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 79. On 2 February 2015, she peaked at world number 245 in the doubles rankings.

Professional career


Pfizenmaier made her Grand Slam debut at the 2012 French Open. She qualified for the main draw by defeating Kristýna Plíšková, Misaki Doi and Monica Puig. In the first round of the main draw she defeated local talent Caroline Garcia to set up a clash with world number one Victoria Azarenka. [2] She lost the meeting in straight sets. [3]


Pfizenmaier qualified again for the 2013 French Open, defeating Chiara Scholl, Irina Khromacheva and Vera Dushevina. In the main draw she defeated Mandy Minella and rising star Urszula Radwańska. In round three she was defeated by number 4 seed Agnieszka Radwańska. [4]


At the French Open in 2014, Pfizenmaier defeated Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first round, [5] [6] but lost to Sara Errani in round two.

ITF finals

Singles: 13 (9–4)

$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (0–0)
$50,000 tournaments (1–1)
$25,000 tournaments (3–1)
$15,000 tournaments (0–1)
$10,000 tournaments (5–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (6–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Runner-up1.25 July 2011 Tampere, FinlandClay Flag of Finland.svg Piia Suomalainen 5–7, 0–6
Winner1.22 August 2011 Braunschweig, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Syna Kayser7–6(7–5), 6–1
Winner2.12 September 2011 Rotterdam, NetherlandsClay Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Stephanie Vogt 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner3.26 September 2011 Plovdiv, BulgariaClay Flag of Serbia.svg Jovana Jakšić 6–4, 6–4
Winner4.24 October 2011 Netanya, IsraelHard Flag of Turkey.svg Çağla Büyükakçay 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–1
Winner5.23 January 2012 Kaarst, GermanyCarpet (i) Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Alison Van Uytvanck 6–4, 6–4
Winner6.19 March 2012 Phuket, ThailandHard (i) Flag of Thailand.svg Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up2.8 October 2012 Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaClay Flag of Russia.svg Victoria Kan 6–4, 4–6, 2–5, ret.
Runner-up3.5 November 2012 Benicarló, SpainHard Flag of Spain.svg Laura Pous Tió 4–6, 1–6
Winner7.25 February 2013 Majorca, SpainClay Flag of Italy.svg Anastasia Grymalska 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Winner8.1 April 2013 Torrent, SpainClay Flag of Germany.svg Justine Ozga 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up4.13 May 2013 Saint-Gaudens, FranceClay Flag of Argentina.svg Paula Ormaechea 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner9.1 July 2013 Versmold, GermanyClay Flag of Ukraine.svg Maryna Zanevska 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Doubles: 5 (2–3)

$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (0–0)
$50,000 tournaments (0–0)
$25,000 tournaments (1–2)
$15,000 tournaments (0–0)
$10,000 tournaments (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Runner-up1.15 August 2011 Ratingen, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Katharina Hering Flag of Ukraine.svg Elizaveta Ianchuk
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Karolina Wlodarczak
6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Winner1.26 September 2011 Plovdiv, BulgariaClay Flag of Germany.svg Julia Wachaczyk Flag of Switzerland.svg Clelia Melena
Flag of Italy.svg Stefania Rubini
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up2.29 April 2013 Wiesbaden, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Anna Zaja Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gabriela Dabrowski
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sharon Fichman
3–6, 3–6
Winner2.10 February 2014 São Paulo, BrazilClay Flag of Spain.svg Beatriz García Vidagany Flag of Colombia.svg Mariana Duque
Flag of Brazil.svg Paula Cristina Gonçalves
7–6(10–8), 4–6, [10–8]
Runner-up3.16 March 2015 Seville, SpainClay Flag of Austria.svg Sandra Klemenschits Flag of Georgia.svg Ekaterine Gorgodze
Flag of Russia.svg Victoria Kan
3–6, 2–6

Singles performance timeline

Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AA Q1 1R AAA0 / 10–1
French Open A 2R 3R 2R 1R AA0 / 44–4
Wimbledon A Q2 Q1 1R AAA0 / 10–1
US Open A Q1 1R Q2 A Q1 Q1 0 / 10–1
Win–Loss0–01–12–21–30–10–00–00 / 74–7
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss*0–01–24–66–103–30–00–014–21
Year-end ranking2711589812524985440%

*: only WTA Tour main draw

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