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Sylvia Hanika

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: Best known for finishing runner-up at the French Open in 1981, and for winning the Year End Championships in 1982.

Born: November 30, 1959
Birthplace: Munich, West Germany
Age: 61 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events

  • 1981-06-06 French Open Women's Tennis: Czech teenager Hana Mandlíková beats Sylvia Hanika of Germany 6-2, 6-4 for her only French singles crown
  • 1982-11-28 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC

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