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Heinz Günthardt

Heinz Günthardt
Günthardt and Ivanović during practice at the 2010 Bank of the West Classic
Full name Heinz Peter Günthardt
Country   Switzerland
Born (1959-02-08) 8 February 1959
Zürich
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Turned pro 1976
Retired 1990
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,550,007
Singles
Career record 228–193
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 22 (7 April 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 4R (1985)
Wimbledon QF (1985)
US Open QF (1985)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals QF (1980)
Doubles
Career record 409–227
Career titles 30
Highest ranking No. 3 (8 July 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1990)
French Open W (1981)
Wimbledon W (1985)
US Open F (1981)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1988)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1985)
Wimbledon F (1986)
US Open W (1985)

Heinz Peter Günthardt (born 8 February 1959 in Zürich) is a former tennis player from Switzerland, who won five singles titles during his professional career, including the Rotterdam WCT in 1980.

In doubles, Günthardt captured a total number of 30 titles. The right-hander reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 22 in April 1986. Günthardt won the men's doubles at the 1985 Wimbledon Championships with Balázs Taróczy, and the mixed doubles at the 1985 US Open partnering Martina Navrátilová. He was also a member of the Swiss team at the 1988 Olympic Games.[1]

Contents

  • Coaching career 1
  • Doubles finals 59 (30–29) 2
  • Singles titles (5) 3
  • References 4

Coaching career

He was the coach of all-time great Steffi Graf, from the start of 1992 until the end of Graf's tennis playing career in July 1999, and he has also worked briefly with Jelena Dokić and Jennifer Capriati.[2]

From February to November 2010 he coached former WTA World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic.[3] Günthardt had previously not coached full-time since Steffi Graf announced her retirement in 1999.[4] When Günthardt started coaching her, Ivanovic had just dropped out of the WTA's top 20, and she dropped to a career low of World No. 65 in July 2010;[5] but, she recovered to World No. 17[6][7] before he ended his coaching relationship with her, due to his inability to coach and travel with Ivanovic full-time due to family responsibilities.[8]

Doubles finals 59 (30–29)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1978 Toronto, Canada Clay Colin Dowdeswell Wojtek Fibak
Tom Okker
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1979 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Bernard Mitton Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Colin Dowdeswell Raymond Moore
Ilie Năstase
6–3, 7–6
Winner 2. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay Bob Hewitt Mark Edmondson
John Marks
6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 1979 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Željko Franulović Dick Crealy
Antonio Zugarelli
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1979 Toronto, Canada Hard Bob Hewitt Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 1979 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Pavel Složil Gene Mayer
Stan Smith
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1980 Denver, U.S. Carpet Wojtek Fibak Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Colin Dowdeswell Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1980 Munich, Germany Clay Bob Hewitt David Carter
Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–1
Winner 5. 1980 Båstad, Sweden Clay Markus Günthardt John Feaver
Peter McNamara
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1980 Toronto, Canada Hard Sandy Mayer Bruce Manson
Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1980 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Markus Günthardt Željko Franulović
Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Pavel Složil Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
1–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Paul McNamee Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Paul McNamee Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1981 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Balázs Taróczy Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 1981 French Open, Paris Clay Balázs Taróczy Terry Moor
Eliot Teltscher
6–2, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 1981 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Markus Günthardt David Carter
Paul Kronk
6–4, 6–1
Winner 10. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Balázs Taróczy Raymond Moore
Andrew Pattison
6–0, 6–2
Winner 11. 1981 North Conway, United States Clay Peter McNamara Pavel Složil
Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1981 U.S. Open, New York Hard Peter McNamara Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
DEF
Winner 12. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, United States Clay Peter McNamara Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 13. 1981 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Balázs Taróczy Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 1981 Madrid, Spain Clay Tomáš Šmíd Hans Gildemeister
Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 14. 1981 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Balázs Taróczy Larry Stefanki
Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Balázs Taróczy Victor Amaya
Hank Pfister
4–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 1982 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Balázs Taróczy Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
6–7, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 1982 Cairo, Egypt Clay Markus Günthardt Drew Gitlin
Jim Gurfein
4–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 1982 Milan, Italy Carpet Peter McNamara Mark Edmondson
Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 15. 1982 Madrid, Spain Clay Balázs Taróczy Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
1–6, 6–3, 7–9
Winner 17. 1982 Rome, Italy Clay Balázs Taróczy Wojtek Fibak
John Fitzgerald
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Markus Günthardt Sandy Mayer
Ferdi Taygan
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1982 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Balázs Taróczy Jan Kodeš
Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 1982 Wembley, England Carpet Tomáš Šmíd Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
6–7, 4–6
Winner 18. 1983 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Balázs Taróczy Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5, 7–6
Winner 19. 1983 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Balázs Taróczy Hans Simonsson
Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1983 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet Balázs Taróczy Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 20. 1983 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Balázs Taróczy Henri Leconte
Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1983 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Balázs Taróczy Tomáš Šmíd
Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 5–7
Winner 21. 1983 Madrid, Spain Clay Pavel Složil Markus Günthardt
Zoltan Kuharszky
6–3, 6–3
Winner 22. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay Balázs Taróczy Mark Edmondson
Brian Gottfried
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 23. 1983 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Balázs Taróczy Jan Kodeš
Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 24. 1983 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Pavel Složil Bernard Mitton
Butch Walts
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1984 Memphis, United States Carpet Tomáš Šmíd Fritz Buehning
Peter Fleming
5–7, 6–7
Runner-up 22. 1984 Hamburg, Germany Clay Balázs Taróczy Stefan Edberg
Anders Järryd
3–6, 1–6
Winner 25. 1984 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Markus Günthardt Givaldo Barbosa
João Soares
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 23. 1984 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Balázs Taróczy Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 24. 1984 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Balázs Taróczy Wojtek Fibak
Sandy Mayer
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 25. 1985 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Balázs Taróczy Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 26. 1985 La Quinta, United States Hard Balázs Taróczy Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 27. 1985 Milan, Italy Carpet Anders Järryd Broderick Dyke
Wally Masur
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 26. 1985 Hamburg, Germany Clay Balázs Taróczy Hans Gildemeister
Andrés Gómez
6–1, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 28. 1985 Wimbledon, London Grass Balázs Taróczy Pat Cash
John Fitzgerald
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 29. 1986 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Balázs Taróczy Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 1–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 30. 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Tomáš Šmíd Hans Gildemeister
Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 27. 1988 Nice, France Clay Diego Nargiso Guy Forget
Henri Leconte
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1989 Milan, Italy Carpet Balázs Taróczy Jakob Hlasek
John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 29. 1989 Nice, France Clay Balázs Taróczy Ricki Osterthun
Udo Riglewski
6–7, 7–6, 1–6

Singles titles (5)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet Harold Solomon 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 1980 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Gene Mayer 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Victor Amaya 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Kim Warwick 4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Balázs Taróczy 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1982 Zell Am See WCT, Austria Clay José Luis Clerc 0–6, 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 1983 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay José Higueras 1–6, 1–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1983 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Pablo Arraya 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1984 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Mark Dickson 6–7, 4–6

References

  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ Serena's loss portends well for Capriati, ESPN, 1 June 2004
  3. ^ Heinz Gunthardt is Ana Ivanovic's new coach | Ana Ivanovic
  4. ^ Sports Central / Sports Articles and Columns / Tennis / Ivanovic Makes the Right Call With Günthardt
  5. ^ High Strung – Tom Perrotta – The Atlantic
  6. ^ Weekly net post: Welcome back Ana Ivanovic. We missed you – USATODAY.com
  7. ^ Resurgent Ivanovic wins Bali crown | The Jakarta Post
  8. ^ Ana Ivanovic Splits With Coach Heinz Gunthardt | Bleacher Report
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