Sandra Klösel

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Sandra Klösel
Sandra Kloesel 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
Country (sports)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Residence Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Born (1979-06-22) 22 June 1979 (age 39)
Oberkirch, West Germany
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1995
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$653,396
Career record354–291
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 87 (19 March 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2008)
French Open 2R (2005)
Wimbledon 1R (2006, 2007)
US Open 3R (1999)
Career record81–101
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 128 (1 October 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1998, 2006, 2007)
French Open 1R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 1–2

Sandra Klösel (born 22 June 1979) is a former tennis player from Germany.


Kösel turned professional in July 1995, and won nine singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. In March 2007, she reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 87. On 1 October 2007, she peaked at No. 128 in the doubles rankings.

The ITF Women's Circuit is a series of professional tennis tournaments run by the International Tennis Federation for female professional tennis players.

ITF circuit finals

Singles: 20 (9–11)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Runner-up1.22 May 1995 Ratzeburg, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Claudia Timm6–7(7–9), 6–7(7–9)
Winner1.7 July 1996 Vaihingen, GermanyClay Flag of Portugal.svg Sofia Prazeres 2–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up2.14 July 1995 Puchheim, GermanyClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Denisa Chládková 3–6, 7–5, 6–7
Winner2.29 July 1996 Rostock, GermanyClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lenka Němečková 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up3.6 July 1997Vaihingen, GermanyClay Flag of Spain.svg Ana Alcázar 3–6, 4–6
Winner3.10 August 1997 Carthage, TunisiaClay Flag of Germany.svg Maja Zivec-Skulj 3–6, 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up4.28 September 1997 Bucharest, RomaniaClay Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amanda Hopmans 6–4, 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up5.5 July 1998Vaihingen, GermanyClay Flag of Slovakia.svg Ľudmila Cervanová 2–6, 5–7
Winner4.15 July 2001 Getxo, SpainClay Flag of Brazil.svg Maria Fernanda Alves 6–3, 6–2
Winner5.3 February 2002 Belfort, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Olivia Sanchez 6–4, 6–4
Winner6.24 March 2002 Cholet, FranceClay (i) Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Patty Van Acker 6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–4
Winner7.2/ April 2002 Taranto, ItalyClay Flag of Hungary.svg Virág Németh 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Winner8.14 July 2002 Darmstadt, GermanyClay Flag of Slovakia.svg Zuzana Kučová 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner9.11 August 2002 Hechingen, GermanyClay Flag of Argentina.svg Natalia Gussoni 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up6.21 November 2004 Průhonice, Czech RepublicHard (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michaela Paštiková 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up7.6 February 2005 Ortisei, ItalyCarpet (i) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michaëlla Krajicek 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up8.10 September 2006 Mestre, ItalyClay Flag of Croatia.svg Sanja Ančić 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up9.17 September 2006 Bordeaux, FranceClay Flag of Germany.svg Martina Müller 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up10.27 January 2008 Waikoloa, United StatesHard Flag of Japan.svg Rika Fujiwara 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up11.3 February 2008 La Quinta, United StatesHard Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Sesil Karatantcheva 4–6, 5–7

Doubles: 12 (6–6)

Runner-up1.16 October 1995 Flensburg, GermanyCarpet (i) Flag of France.svg Amélie Mauresmo Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Yvette Basting
Flag of Ukraine.svg Elena Tatarkova
4–6, 6–2, 2–6
Winner1.20 September 1997 Sofia, BulgariaClay Flag of Austria.svg Karin Kschwendt Flag of Serbia.svg Sandra Načuk
Flag of Serbia.svg Dragana Zarić
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up2.18 September 1998Bordeaux, FranceClay Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amanda Hopmans Flag of Hungary.svg Anna Foldenyi
Flag of Hungary.svg Rita Kuti-Kis
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up3.3 November 2001 Stockholm, SwedenHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Claudia Kuleszka Flag of Germany.svg Susi Bensch
Flag of Germany.svg Sabrina Jolk
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up4.16 June 2002 Marseille, FranceClay Flag of Germany.svg Vanessa Henke Flag of Spain.svg Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Flag of Spain.svg Conchita Martínez Granados
5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Winner2.18 September 2004 Ashland, United StatesHard Flag of Argentina.svg María Emilia Salerni Flag of the United States.svg Cory Ann Avants
Flag of the United States.svg Kristen Schlukebir
6–3, 6–3
Winner3.26 February 2005 St. Paul, United StatesHard (i) Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuliya Beygelzimer Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mélanie Marois
Flag of the United States.svg Sarah Riske
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up5.10 April 2005 Dinan, FranceClay (i) Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuliya Beygelzimer Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michaëlla Krajicek
Flag of Hungary.svg Ágnes Szávay
5–7, 5–7
Winner4.1 May 2005 Cagnes-sur-Mer, FranceClay Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuliya Beygelzimer Flag of France.svg Caroline Dhenin
Flag of Romania.svg Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner5.24 July 2005 Pétange, LuxembourgClay Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuliya Beygelzimer Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Claire Curran
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kim Kilsdonk
6–4, 6–0
Winner6.10 September 2007Bordeaux, FranceClay Flag of Switzerland.svg Timea Bacsinszky Flag of Russia.svg Alisa Kleybanova
Flag of Italy.svg Nathalie Viérin
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up6.29 September 2007Ashland, United StatesHard Flag of Estonia.svg Maret Ani Flag of Brazil.svg Maria Fernanda Alves
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Eva Hrdinová
6–7(5–7), 2–6

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