Female handballer from Germany who won the DHB-Cup three consecutive years from 2006 to 2008. She won the bronze medal at the World Women's Handball Championships.
She was born in Oschatz and began playing for HC Leipzig in 1998.
She retired from handball in 2010 upon learning that she was pregnant.
She married German soccer player Per Mertesacker in June 2013. They have two children.
She and Kim Andersson are both world-famous handball players.