Eva Pfaff (born 10 February 1961) is a German former professional tennis player.

Eva Pfaff
Country (sports) Germany[1]
Born (1961-02-10) 10 February 1961 (age 58)
Königstein, West Germany
Turned pro1980
Retired1993
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$767,709
Singles
Career record186– 216
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 17 (21 November 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1982)
French Open3R (1981, 1984)
Wimbledon4R (1983)
US Open2R (1986)
Doubles
Career record278–194
Career titles9 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 16 (4 July 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1982)
French OpenQF (1983, 1985, 1987)
WimbledonQF (1983, 1988)
US Open3R (1985, 1986, 1989)

CareerEdit

During her career, she won one singles title and nine doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Her peak world rankings in the sport were 17th in singles (in 1983) and 16th in doubles (1988).

At the 1983 Canadian Open, Pfaff held match points against Martina Navratilova in the round of 16, but lost 6–7 in the third set. She was the only player to have match points against Navratilova that year outside of Martina's loss at the French Open to Kathy Horvath.

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

Women's doubles: 1 runner–upEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1982 Australian Open Grass   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 2–6

Year-end championshipsEdit

Doubles: 1 runner–upEdit

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1983 New York Carpet (i)   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
5–7, 2–6

WTA Tour career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, other (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 25 January 1982 Pittsburgh Carpet (i)   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 4–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 15 February 1982 Nashville Carpet (i)   Leigh-Anne Thompson 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 4 July 1983 Hittfeld Clay   Andrea Temesvári 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 19 (9 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
WTA Championships (0–1)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (2–0)
Tier III (2–0)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, other (5–8)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Grass (1–4)
Clay (5–2)
Carpet (2–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 July 1980 Kitzbühel Clay   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Hana Mandlíková
  Renáta Tomanová
w/o
Winner 2. 13 July 1981 Kitzbühel Clay   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Elizabeth Little
  Yvonne Vermaak
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 15 November 1982 Brisbane Grass   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Billie Jean King
  Anne Smith
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 22 November 1982 Sydney Grass   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
2–6, 6–2, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 29 November 1982 Australian Open Grass   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 21 February 1983 Oakland Carpet (i)   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Rosie Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 23 March 1983 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (i)   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 16 May 1983 Berlin Clay   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Jo Durie
  Anne Hobbs
4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 11 July 1983 Freiburg Clay   Bettina Bunge   Ivanna Madruga
  Emilse Raponi-Longo
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 1 October 1984 Los Angeles Hard   Bettina Bunge   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Wendy Turnbull
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 15 October 1984 Filderstadt Hard (i)   Bettina Bunge   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 12 November 1984 Brisbane Grass   Bettina Bunge   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 20 May 1985 Lugano Clay   Bettina Bunge   Bonnie Gadusek
  Helena Suková
2–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 6 April 1987 Hilton Head Island Clay   Mercedes Paz   Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
7–6(8–6), 7–5
Runner-up 10. 2 November 1987 Worcester Carpet (i)   Bettina Bunge   Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 8 February 1988 Dallas Carpet (i)   Lori McNeil   Gigi Fernández
  Zina Garrison
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. 11 April 1988 Amelia Island Clay   Zina Garrison   Katrina Adams
  Penny Barg
4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 8. 13 June 1988 Eastbourne Grass   Elizabeth Smylie   Belinda Cordwell
  Dianne Van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 9. 8 October 1990 Zürich Hard (i)   Manon Bollegraf   Catherine Suire
  Dianne Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–4

ITF finalsEdit

Doubles (6–1)Edit

Legend
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 August 1980 Dachau, West Germany Clay   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Cathy Drury
  Florența Mihai
6–2, 6–0
Winner 2. 24 August 1980 Bayreuth, West Germany Clay   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Helena Anliot
  Iris Riedel-Kühn
2–6, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 31 August 1980 Stuttgart, West Germany Clay   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Elly Appel-Vessies
  Sabina Simmonds
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 13 December 1981 Neumünster, West Germany Clay (i)   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Heidi Eisterlehner
  Gabriela Dinu
7–6, 7–6
Winner 5. 9 July 1990 Erlangen, West Germany Clay   Réka Szikszay   Agnese Blumberga
  Eugenia Maniokova
6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 6. 17 September 1990 Chiba, Japan Hard   Julie Richardson   Michelle Jaggard-Lai
  Marianne Werdel
4–6, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 7. 9 December 1991 Val-d'Oise, France Hard (i)   Catherine Suire   Pascale Paradis-Mangon
  Sandrine Testud
4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(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 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Australian Open A 2R QF 3R 1R A NH 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R Q1 0 / 9
French Open A 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A A 0 / 9
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 4R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R A Q1 0 / 10
US Open A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R Q1 1R A 0 / 9
SR 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 37
Year-end ranking 101 70 35 22 31 31 58 44 74 103 153 201 421

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ before German reunification, she played for West Germany

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