Dinah Pfizenmaier

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Dinah Pfizenmaier
Dinah Pfizenmaier at the 2013 French Open 2.jpg
Pfizenmaier at the 2013 French Open
Country (sports)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Born (1992-01-13) 13 January 1992 (age 29)
Bielefeld, Germany
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$489,829
Career record171–106
Career titles9 ITF
Highest ranking79 (17 March 2014)
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)

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


Pfizenmaier won nine singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit in her career. On 17 March 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 79. On 2 February 2015, she peaked at No. 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 No. 1, 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 3, she was defeated by fourth 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 2011ITF Tampere, FinlandClay Flag of Finland.svg Piia Suomalainen 5–7, 0–6
Winner1.22 August 2011ITF Braunschweig, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Syna Kayser7–6(5), 6–1
Winner2.12 September 2011ITF Rotterdam, NetherlandsClay Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Stephanie Vogt 3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner3.26 September 2011ITF Plovdiv, BulgariaClay Flag of Serbia.svg Jovana Jakšić 6–4, 6–4
Winner4.24 October 2011ITF Netanya, IsraelHard Flag of Turkey.svg Çağla Büyükakçay 7–6(5), 4–6, 6–1
Winner5.23 January 2012ITF Kaarst, GermanyCarpet (i) Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Alison Van Uytvanck 6–4, 6–4
Winner6.19 March 2012ITF Phuket, ThailandHard (i) Flag of Thailand.svg Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up2.8 October 2012ITF Sarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaClay Flag of Russia.svg Victoria Kan 6–4, 4–6, 2–5 ret.
Runner-up3.5 November 2012ITF Benicarló, SpainHard Flag of Spain.svg Laura Pous Tió 4–6, 1–6
Winner7.25 February 2013ITF Mallorca, SpainClay Flag of Italy.svg Anastasia Grymalska 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Winner8.1 April 2013ITF Torrent, SpainClay Flag of Germany.svg Justine Ozga 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up4.13 May 2013 Open Saint-Gaudens, FranceClay Flag of Argentina.svg Paula Ormaechea 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner9.1 July 2013ITF 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 2011ITF 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 2011ITF 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 2013ITF 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 2014ITF 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(8), 4–6, [10–8]
Runner-up3.16 March 2015ITF 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

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SRW–L
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 matches

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