Lydia Steinbach (born 30 July 1980) is a German former professional tennis player.
|Born||30 July 1980|
Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz), East Germany
|Career titles||1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 262 (27 August 2001)|
|Career titles||10 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 176 (4 February 2002)|
Steinbach was born in the city of Chemnitz, which was then known as Karl-Marx-Stadt and part of East Germany.
A right-handed player, Steinbach reached a best singles ranking of 262. In 2001 she won an ITF tournament in San Severo, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final. Her best performance on the WTA Tour came at the Pattaya Open in 2003, where she made the round of 16.
As a doubles player she won 10 ITF titles and was ranked as high as 176 in the world. At the 2003 Sparkassen Cup in Leipzig, Steinbach and partner Aniko Kapros held a match point against top seeds Martina Navratilova and Svetlana Kuznetsova, before going down 5–7 in the third set.
While studying sports at university she was a participant in the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu, winning bronze medals for both the women's doubles and mixed doubles events.
|Runner-up||1.||9 August 1998||Rebecq, Belgium||Clay||1–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||13 June 1999||Meinerzhagen, Germany||Clay||0–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||3.||16 October 2000||Joué-lès-Tours, France||Hard (i)||0–4, 1–4|
|Runner-up||4.||4 February 2001||Tipton, United Kingdom||Clay||4–6, 6–3, 6–7(2–7)|
|Winner||5.||29 April 2001||San Severo, Italy||Clay||2–6, 7–6(5), 6–3|
|Runner-up||6.||13 July 2003||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||3–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||7.||24 July 2006||Horb, Germany||Clay||6–3, 1–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||28 September 1998||Glasgow, Great Britain||Carpet (i)||6–4, 5–7, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||16 November 1998||Biel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||6–2, 6–1|
|Runner-up||3.||13 June 1999||Meinerzhagen, Germany||Clay||6–7, 0–6|
|Winner||4.||12 February 2001||Sutton, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||6–0, 6–4|
|Winner||5.||15 July 2001||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||6–1, 6–2|
|Winner||6.||6 August 2001||Hechingen, Germany||Clay||5–7, 6–2, 6–1|
|Winner||7.||22 October 2001||Opole, Poland||Carpet||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||8.||5 August 2002||Hechingen, Germany||Clay||4–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||9.||12 August 2002||Innsbruck, Austria||Clay||4–6, 6–4, 3–6|
|Winner||10.||1 September 2002||Bielefeld, Germany||Clay||7–5, 6–4|
|Runner-up||11.||14 July 2003||Garching bei München, Germany||Clay||2–6, 6–7(7–9)|
|Runner-up||12.||3 August 2003||Saulgau, Germany||Clay||2–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||13.||24 July 2006||Horb, Germany||Clay||6–3, 3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||14.||6 August 2006||Saulgau, Germany||Clay||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner-up||15.||4 September 2006||Düsseldorf, Germany||Clay||1–6, 7–6(9–7), 2–6|
|Winner||16.||6 November 2006||Ismaning, Germany||Carpet (i)||6–2, 6–1|
|Winner||17.||24 August 2008||Wahlstedt, Germany||Clay||6–4, 6–4|
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- "Nagyova y Rodionova pasan a cuartos en Tailandia". ESPNdeportes.com (in Spanish). 5 November 2003.
- "Navratilova survives match point in Leipzig doubles". ABC News. 25 September 2003.
- "Lydia Steinbach: Beinahe wie Olympische Spiele". Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (in German). 3 September 2003.