Sybille Bammer

Sybille Bammer (* April 27, 1980 in Linz ) is a former Austrian tennis player.

  • 4.1 Single
  • 4.2 double


At the age of 11 years Sybille Bammer started playing tennis, her mother wanted her to exaggerate more sports. From 1997, she played professionally on the WTA Tour. There she initially had only moderate success. With the birth of her daughter Tina in 2001, should change that. Immediately on her first appearance later, on January 27, 2002, she won the ITF tournament in Grenoble their first title, should be followed by further eight ITF titles.

From the autumn of 2005, Jürgen Waber was their coach. Bammer eventually able to establish itself among the top 30. My big goal to win a WTA tournament, they put 2007 in Pattaya into action. After more than 17 years, she was the first to return to win a WTA tournament as a mother.

After leaving the tournament in Bad Gastein Bammer said on July 14, 2011 her retirement from professional sport.

Season 2007

The year brought her big break Bammer: semifinals in Hobart, title in Pattaya, after semi-final Tier I event (highest category by Grand Slam ) in Indian Wells ( California). After eighth - or quarter-finals remained victorious against Ana Ivanović and Tatiana Golovin in, they had the number 4 in the world, Svetlana Kuznetsova, in a match about 2 hr 40 min 7:65, 4:6, 1:6 beaten.

In Amelia Iceland, where she with impressive results themselves ( in three matches, they were from only 11 games) played the quarter-finals, they celebrated their next success. It defeated the seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 3 in 2 hours 10 minutes with 2:6, 6:2, 6:2 - it was the third win over a top 20 player within a few weeks. In the semifinals she lost to Nadia Petrova of Russia, with 64:7 and 1:6.

In Charleston, she was disqualified in the second round against the though of a wild card launched Michaëlla Krajicek ( half-sister of former Wimbledon winner ), but could be improved to 25th place in the world rankings.

On the weekend of 21-22. April she played in the Fed Cup. There they could win a game for the first time Austria. On Saturday she won, as in Charleston against Alicia Molik, on Sunday, she defeated Samantha Stosur in straight sets.

The Tier I tournaments in May in Berlin and Rome bestowed on her a victory and a defeat. The tournament in Strasbourg, she had to cancel due to illness.

At the French Open she reached the second round. With victories over Roberta Vinci, Olga Savchuk and the Chinese Li Na, it achieved its best-ever Grand Slam result of her career.

The grass season was rather disappointing. In Eastbourne they still showed pleasing performance against Šafářová, the quarter-final against Petrova went in a thrilling three-set thriller with 7:6, 5:7, 4:6 lost. At Wimbledon she lost by appealing prelude already in round 2 against the US- American Laura Granville in straight sets.

The hard court season before the U.S. Open was not to their satisfaction. Bammer had decided not this time (where they would have been placed at number one) to participate, but to play at their home tournament in Bad Gastein to Wimbledon in Stanford, California, the first stop of the U.S. Open Series of the ladies. There, she reached the semifinals without dropping a set, but then failed in three sets at the Indian Sania Mirza. The following week, she left San Diego for a first round victory over Kateryna Bondarenko against Ai Sugiyama, she had a week earlier still defeated in two straight sets, from. Nevertheless, she was able to improve for a place and as the fourth Austrian will approach the circle of the world's top 20 tennis players in the world rankings. At the tournament in Los Angeles she could easily play into the second round, where she lost in straight sets ( 2:6, 1:6 ) against Jelena Janković.

In Toronto she reached the knockout stages once again with no problems, left there but again, against world number three Janković chance ( 2:6, 3:6 ) from. These two losses hurt even so far as the opportunity would have existed a lot of points and thus important places to make up in the world rankings, as they had retired at the last three tournaments in the U.S. Open Series last year, respectively, in the first round. But despite the two knockout Niederlangen Bammer was able to consolidate their place in the top 20.

At the last tournament before the U.S. Open in New Haven she could after a sharp two- set win over Meghann Shaughnessy ( 6-4, 6-2 ) re-qualify for the knockout stages, failed there, but for a clear guide ( 6:1, 3:0 - with a break chance for 4:0) or with 6:1, 5:7 and 2:6 at the Greek Eleni Daniilidou.

At the U.S. Open then Bammer could as was reached in Paris without dropping a set the next round after beating Tamarine Tanasugarn, Meghann Shaugnessy and Elena Dementieva. There she met again Janković, against which it lagged in a direct duel with one to five victories. They lost the match 4:6, 6:4, 1:6 and ended her best provisional season ranked 21 in the WTA world rankings.

Season 2008

Bammer started the year with the Mondial Australian Women 's Hard Courts in Gold Coast, where she was placed as # 7. She was defeated in round 1 of the eventual tournament champion Li Na in a close match 4:6, 6:4, 4:6. Then she won in round 1 of the Medibank International in Sydney for the first time against Nadia Petrova ( 7-5, 6-3 ), but failed in the second round to Katarina Srebotnik.

Bammer beat at the Australian Open (as # 19 is set ) in the first round Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, then lost against Su- Wei, however, clearly Hsieh ( 2:6, 0:6 ). In Antwerp, there was a first round defeat to Yaroslava Shvedova.

At the Qatar Total Open Bammer celebrated the greatest success of her career with her ​​win over Svetlana Kuznetsova (# 2 in the world), their first victory over a top ten player. Your run stopped then the later finalist Vera Swonarjowa which she was covered with 6:2, 2:6, 0:6. In Dubai, she reached the second round where she lost to Francesca Schiavone.

In the Bangalore Open Bammer retired in the second round against Anastasia Rodionova with a 65:7 and 2:6 from after they had already done in the first set 5-2.

At the Olympic Games in Beijing, she moved into the quarter-finals and had to Swonarewa 3:6, 6:3, 3:6 beaten.

Also during the subsequent Grand Slam tournament in New York, the U.S. Open, she managed the advance to the quarterfinals. There they committed many unforced errors and unusually lost to Jelena Jankovic with 1:6, 4:6. At the end of the year she was number 26 in the WTA world rankings.

Season 2009

Because of several injuries and illnesses for the season Bammer started not very bright. When she seemed to get into the shot for the quarter-finals in Indian Wells, where she had to give the match due to a shoulder injury. It took some time until they could return to the tour. Due to lack of match practice she was disqualified in the first round at the French Open and Wimbledon in round 2.

In Prague she won ( set to 2) the second WTA title of her career. In the final, she defeated the number 1 seeded Francesca Schiavone with 7:64 and 6:2.

Bammer finished the season at position 56 in the WTA world rankings

Season 2010

Her biggest success was the semi-finals of Kuala Lumpur, where she drew the short straw against Dementieva in straight sets.

Season 2011

Actually Wimbledon should be her farewell tournament, but then took it still in the tournament at Bad Gastein in part - her final last appearance on the tour.

After that, they still denied championship games in Austria and in Germany.


Quarter -finalist (9):

  • 2005 - Kolkata Tier III, 170,000, carpet, indoor
  • 2005 - Linz Tier II, $ 600,000, hardcourt, indoor
  • 2006 - Bangkok Tier III, $ 200,000, Hardcourt, outdoor
  • 2007 - Eastbourne Tier II, $ 600,000, lawn, outdoor
  • 2008 - Doha Tier I, $ 1,500,000, Hardcourt, outdoor
  • 2008 - Los Angeles Tier II, $ 600,000, Hardcourt, outdoor
  • 2008 - Beijing Olympic Games, Hardcourt, outdoor
  • 2008 - U.S. Open Grand Slam, Hardcourt, outdoor
  • 2009 - Indian Wells Premier Mandatory, $ 4.5 million, Hardcourt, outdoor

Semi-finalist (5):

  • 2006 - Pattaya City Tier IV, $ 170,000, Hardcourt, outdoor
  • 2007 - Hobart Tier IV, $ 170,000, Hardcourt, outdoor ( win the quarter-final against Serena Williams)
  • 2007 - Indian Wells Tier I, $ 2,100,000, Hardcourt, outdoor
  • 2007 - Amelia Iceland Tier II, $ 600,000, Green sand, outdoor
  • 2007 - Stanford, Tier II, $ 600,000, Hardcourt, outdoor

Tournament Win (2):

  • 2007 - Pattaya City ( Tier IV, $ 170,000, Hardcourt, outdoor )
  • 2009 - Prague (International, $ 220,000, sand, outdoor)

End of season ranking

Tournament Win



Grand Slam results

Q (qualification ), 1 ( first round ), 2 ( 2nd round), 3 ( third round ), AF ( second round ), VF ( quarter-finals ), HF ( semi-finals ), F ( Final ), S ( win)

Australian Open:

  • 2006: 3rd round of the main competition ( losing to Samantha Stosur 5:7, 6:4, 3:6 )
  • 2007: 1st round of the main draw ( lost against the number 13 in the world, Anna Chakvetadze, 4:6, 5:7, resulted in the 2nd set 5-3 )

French Open:

  • 2006: 1st round of the main competition ( losing to number 11, Venus Williams, 4:6, 3:6 )
  • 2007: 4th round of the main draw (first set as number 20, two- set victories over Vinci, Savchuk, Li Na ( 16); defeated Justine Henin )


  • 2006: 3rd round of the main draw ( won against number 22, Nathalie Dechy, 7-5, 7-5, lost to Shennay Perry 5:7, 3:6 )
  • 2007: 2nd round ( lost to Laura Granville )

U.S. Open:

  • 2005: 1st round of the main draw ( first stood on the qualification for a major tournament, defeated Martina Sucha anxiety opponent 6-4, 4:6, 5:7 )
  • 2006: 2nd round of the main draw ( won against Nathalie Dechy 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, lost against Mara Santangelo 3:6, 1:6 )