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Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

EISTERLEHNER, HEIDI
Germany
Born 25 October 1949 in Magdeburg, Germany
Height: 5' 8" (1.72m)
Played: Righthanded
Name pronunciation: "Ice-ster-lane-er"
[Active 1970-1986]

Heidi's family fled East Germany to move west when she was 3. They settled in Nurnburg. A school teacher by profession, she left her job in 1974 to pursue the tour full time.

She was active as early as 1970, when her German ranking was #13.

In 1976 Eisterlehner reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. This was her lone quality finish at a grand slam. Heidi got there by upsetting #4 seed Sue Barker.

Her best moment came in getting to the final of the German Open in the spring of 1977. Weeks later came her career high at #42 on the computer in July 1977.

Titles:

1975: Israel Open, Lebanon Open
1977: Auckland
1980: German Indoors

Finals:

1976: Stuttgart
1977: German Open
1978: German Indoors
1979: German Indoors

WTA Year End Ranking

1976: #65
1977: #73 (Career high #42 in July)
1978: #81
1979: #126

The 1980 media guide lists her hobby as coin collecting. She has competed in several sports, including speed skating, soccer, hockey, and track. The German is very active in senior tennis.







Sources:

1980 WTA Media Guide. (page 59, includes a photo)
https://www.dtb-tennis.de/Tennis-Nat...iebe-zum-Spiel

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