Famous Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika

Famous Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika

Former German tennis player was born in Munich on the 30th of November, 1959. Her memorable moments include being a runner up contestant in the year 1981 at the French Open tournament. Additionally, she was also marked a great player after winning the Year End Championships held in the year 1982. The left handed player was ranked to be the fifth best tennis player among the world players. Her professional career took a head start in the year 1977 after which she attended many tournaments and championship events.

Reaching the finals of the women’s singles at the French Open was her career highlight in which she defeated Hana Mandlikova by two sets. Her another greatest achievement in her entire career was when she defeated the world’s No. 2tennis player Martina Navratilova by three sets after reaching in the final match of the Avon Series Tournament held at the Madison Square garden situated in the New York City. The site was also marked as the singles titles that were won by Sylvia Hanika. This success was against Chris Evert who was the world’s No. 3 tennis player in the initial round of the Virginia Slims Championship held in 1987. In Athens, Hanika won singles titles in the year 1986. Her entire career constitutes of one doubles title and five singles title after which she retired from tennis in the year 1990. She was also famous for bouncing the ball on the courts than any other tennis player.

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