1997 Gold Coast Classic

The 1997 Gold Coast Classic was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the Hope Island Resort Tennis Centre in Hope Island, Queensland in Australia that was part of Tier III of the 1997 WTA Tour. It was the first edition of the tournament and was held from 30 December 1996 through 5 January 1997. Third-seeded Elena Likhovtseva won the singles title.

1997 Gold Coast Classic
Date30 December 1996 – 5 January 1997
CategoryTier III
Draw30S / 16D
Prize money$164,250
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationHope Island, Australia
VenueHope Island Resort Tennis Centre
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Naoko Kijimuta / Japan Nana Miyagi
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  Elena Likhovtseva defeated   Ai Sugiyama 3–6, 7–6, 6–3

  • It was Likhovtseva's only title of the year and the 2nd of her career.


  Naoko Kijimuta /   Nana Miyagi defeated   Ruxandra Dragomir /   Silvia Farina 7–6, 6–1

  • It was Kijimuta's 1st title of the year and the 3rd of her career. It was Miyagi's 1st title of the year and the 5th of her career.

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Coordinates: 27°52′18″S 153°21′01″E / 27.8717°S 153.3504°E / -27.8717; 153.3504 (Hope Island Resort Tennis Centre)