Jana Kandarr

Jana Kandarr ( born September 21, 1976 in Halle, German Democratic Republic ) is a German former tennis player.


The left-hander Kandarr which right-handed playing tennis, moved to the reunion with her parents (her mother Petra Kandarr was 1969 GDR female athlete of the year) from Halle to Karlsruhe and trained for several years in the State Training Centre Oberhaching before 1994 tennis pro.

As the biggest success of her ten-year tennis career their participation in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney can be counted. She was in tennis only participating athlete for Germany and reached the Round of 16, where she succumbed to the later champion Venus Williams. But the result at the Australian Open in 2000, where they reached the knockout stages as qualifier, one of the most important successes. You also still standing at the WTA tournaments in 1996 in Palermo and 2001 in Estoril in the semifinals. Their highest placing in the world ranking reached Kandarr on 11 June 2001, when it was listed after a victory over Amélie Mauresmo in the first round of the French Open after the tournament than 43.

Jana Kandarr ended her professional career at the end of the year 2003. 2005 Kandarr came back for four tournaments. They reached Wimbledon after victories over Olha Savchuk and a hard-fought match against Kathrin Worle least the third qualifying round, where they defeated the Italian Mara Santangelo. Previously she was in Berlin at least the prelude hurdle. Kandarrs brief comeback but ended after only four tournaments in the WTA in Stockholm, where she clearly defeated in the third qualifying round after two victories of the Russian Alla Kudrjawzewa.

Your High School Kandarr made ​​only in 2000, they had in 1996 interrupted the school for tennis. In the winter semester 2002/ 03 she began a study of earth sciences and biology at the Humboldt University in Berlin.