32 Facts About Barbara Schett


Barbara Schett Eagle is an Austrian former professional tennis player, who reached her highest singles ranking of world No 7 in September 1999.


Barbara Schett represented Austria at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in singles and doubles, reaching the quarterfinals of the singles event.


Barbara Schett retired after the 2005 Australian Open and now works for Eurosport as a commentator and presenter.


Barbara Schett made her debut at the WTA Tour as a wildcard entrant for the tournament in Kitzbuhel.


Barbara Schett played mostly at the ITF Circuit, and won the ITF tournament in Zaragoza in 1992.


In 1993, Schett broke into the top 200, and reached the quarterfinals at Kitzbuhel and Montpellier.


In Kitzbuhel, Barbara Schett defeated world No 17 Katerina Maleeva in the third round, and lost in the quarterfinals to Judith Wiesner.


In 1994, Barbara Schett played her first Grand Slam tournament, qualifying at the Australian Open.


Barbara Schett reached her first semifinal at the WTA Tour at the Generali Ladies Linz, losing to Sabine Appelmans.


Barbara Schett made her grand slam debut at the French Open, but was defeated in the first round.


On 4 April 1994, Barbara Schett broke into the top 100 at No 99.


Barbara Schett played for Austria in the Fed Cup versus Germany, losing her singles match to Steffi Graf.


Barbara Schett reached the semifinals of the Mutua Madrilena, the Palermo title and the final of the Tier I Kremlin Cup.


Barbara Schett started the season with the loss at the first round of ASB Classic in Auckland, and then lost at the Hobart International, in the first round.


Barbara Schett reached the third round of the Australian Open, losing to the fourth seed and eventual winner Martina Hingis.


Barbara Schett then made the chain of three consecutive first-round losses, at the Open Gaz de France, in Hanover and at the Pacific Life Open.


Barbara Schett then reached the fourth round of Miami Masters and the third round in Hilton Head.


At the second Grand Slam tournament of the season, the French Open, Barbara Schett retired from her first-round match.


Barbara Schett then reached her first consecutive final at Palermo, but lost to the second seed Sandrine Testud; won the doubles title with Silvia Farina Elia.


Barbara Schett won her second tournament at the WTA Austria tournament in her native Austria, in Maria Lankowitz.


Barbara Schett then made the chain of four consecutive second round losses, at the Atlanta tournament, US Open, in Leipzig and in Filderstadt.


Barbara Schett retired from her match of the first round, played against Ai Sugiyama.


Barbara Schett lost in the first round of ASB Classic to Julie Halard-Decugis; then reached the quarterfinal of Moorilla Hobart International.


Barbara Schett lost in the second round of both the Italian Open and the German Open, but then reached the semifinals of Mutua Madrilena.


Barbara Schett lost to Adriana Gersi in the first round of French Open, and then to Venus Williams in the second round of Wimbledon Championships.


Barbara Schett reached the quarterfinal of WTA Austria, losing to Emmanuelle Gagliardi.


Barbara Schett then reached her fourth consecutive final at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, but was defeated by Patty Schnyder.


Barbara Schett then lost to Nathalie Tauziat in the quarterfinal the Zurich Open and to Monica Seles in the second round of the Kremlin Cup.


Barbara Schett then lost in the second round of both Fortis Championships Luxembourg and Leipzig.


Barbara Schett announced plans in October to retire following the 2005 Australian Open.


Barbara Schett won a total of 13 WTA tournaments, three in the singles category and ten in the doubles.


Barbara Schett is married to former Australian tennis player Joshua Eagle.