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Eastbourne International

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The Eastbourne International is a tennis tournament on the Women's Tennis Association Tour and the ATP World Tour held at the Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, United Kingdom. Held since 1974, it is classified as a WTA Premier tournament on the WTA Tour and an ATP World Tour 250 series on the ATP World Tour. The tournament is played on outdoor grass courts, and is generally considered a "warm-up" for the Wimbledon Grand Slam event, which begins the following week. It was originally just part of the Women's Tennis Association Tour, but from 2009 it was introduced as an ATP Tour event. It replaced the Nottingham Grass court tournament from 2009–2014. Nottingham returned for 2015–2016 with no ATP Tour event in Eastbourne, however Eastbourne replaced the Nottingham event again from 2017 onwards. It is currently sponsored by Nature Valley.[1] Before the sponsor change, the event was sponsored by AEGON.[2]

Eastbourne International
2019 Eastbourne International
Tournament information
Event nameNature Valley International
Founded1974; 45 years ago (1974)
Editions45 (2019)
LocationEastbourne
United Kingdom
VenueDevonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club
SurfaceGrass - outdoors
Website[1]
Current champions (2019)
Men's singlesUnited States Taylor Fritz
Women's singlesCzech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Men's doublesColombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
Women's doublesChinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
ATP World Tour
Category250 series
(2009–2014, 2017-present)
Draw28S / 16Q / 16D
Prize money745,880 (2019)
WTA Tour
CategoryPremier
Draw56S / 32Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$998,712 (2019)

CombinationEdit

 
Former logo

During 2007, lack of sponsorship for the Eastbourne tournament led the Lawn Tennis Association to consider moving the tournament to London.[3] However, as part of a general reorganisation of United Kingdom professional tennis tournaments, it was instead decided to merge the event with the Nottingham Open, traditionally held during the same week. From 2009, therefore, the Eastbourne courts have hosted a combined women's and men's event until 2014. In 2015 and 2016 it was an only Ladies event (with the men's competition returning to Nottingham).[4][5][6] In 2017, the Eastbourne tournament returned to being a combined event.[7][8]

Past winnersEdit

Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most singles titles with 11.[9]

FinalsEdit

Women's SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score Name
1974   Chris Evert   Virginia Wade 7–5, 6–4 John Player Tournament
1975   Virginia Wade   Billie Jean King 7–5, 4–6, 6–4 Eastbourne Championships
1976   Chris Evert (2)   Virginia Wade 8–6, 6–3 Colgate International
1977 Not played
1978   Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert 6–4, 4–6, 9–7
1979   Chris Evert (3)   Martina Navratilova 7–5, 5–7, 13–11
1980   Tracy Austin   Wendy Turnbull 7–6(7–3), 6–2 BMW Challenge
1981   Tracy Austin (2)   Andrea Jaeger 6–3, 6–4 BMW Championships
1982   Martina Navratilova (2)   Hana Mandlíková 6–4, 6–3
1983   Martina Navratilova (3)   Wendy Turnbull 6–1, 6–1
1984   Martina Navratilova (4)   Kathy Jordan 6–4, 6–1 Eastbourne Championships
1985   Martina Navratilova (5)   Helena Suková 6–4, 6–3 Pilkington Glass Championships
1986   Martina Navratilova (6)   Helena Suková 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1987   Helena Suková   Martina Navratilova 7–6(7–5), 6–3
1988   Martina Navratilova (7)   Natasha Zvereva 6–2, 6–2
1989   Martina Navratilova (8)   Raffaella Reggi 7–6(7–2), 6–2
1990   Martina Navratilova (9)   Gretchen Magers 6–0, 6–2
1991   Martina Navratilova (10)   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–4, 6–4
1992   Lori McNeil   Linda Harvey Wild 6–4, 6–4
1993   Martina Navratilova (11)   Miriam Oremans 2–6, 6–2, 6–3 Volkswagen Cup
1994   Meredith McGrath   Linda Harvey Wild 6–2, 6–4
1995   Nathalie Tauziat   Chanda Rubin 3–6, 6–0, 7–5 Direct Line Insurance
International Championships
1996   Monica Seles   Mary Joe Fernández 6–0, 6–2
1997
  Jana Novotná vs.   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–5, abandoned (rain);
prize shared[10]
1998   Jana Novotná   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 7–5
1999   Natasha Zvereva   Nathalie Tauziat 0–6, 7–5, 6–3
2000   Julie Halard-Decugis   Dominique Van Roost 7–6(7–4), 6–4
2001   Lindsay Davenport   Magüi Serna 6–2, 6–0 Britanic Asset Management
International Championships
2002   Chanda Rubin   Anastasia Myskina 6–1, 6–3
2003   Chanda Rubin (2)   Conchita Martínez 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 Hastings Direct
International Championships
2004   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Daniela Hantuchová 2–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2005   Kim Clijsters   Vera Dushevina 7–5, 6–0
2006   Justine Henin-Hardenne   Anastasia Myskina 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
2007   Justine Henin (2)   Amélie Mauresmo 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–2)
2008   Agnieszka Radwańska   Nadia Petrova 6–4, 6–7(11–13), 6–4 International Women's Open
2009   Caroline Wozniacki   Virginie Razzano 7–6(7–5), 7–5 Aegon International
2010   Ekaterina Makarova   Victoria Azarenka 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2011   Marion Bartoli   Petra Kvitová 6–1, 4–6, 7–5
2012   Tamira Paszek   Angelique Kerber 5–7, 6–3, 7–5
2013   Elena Vesnina   Jamie Hampton 6–2, 6–1
2014   Madison Keys   Angelique Kerber 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
2015   Belinda Bencic   Agnieszka Radwańska 6–4, 4–6, 6–0
2016   Dominika Cibulková   Karolína Plíšková 7–5, 6–3
2017   Karolína Plíšková   Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–4
2018   Caroline Wozniacki (2)   Aryna Sabalenka 7–5, 7–6(7–5) Nature Valley International
2019   Karolína Plíšková (2)   Angelique Kerber 6–1, 6–4

Women's champions by countryEdit

Country Winner First title Last title
  United States (USA) 23 1974 2014
  Czech Republic (CZE) 4 1997 2019
  France (FRA) 3 1995 2011
  Russia (RUS) 3 2004 2013
  Belgium (BEL) 3 2005 2007
  Denmark (DEN) 2 2009 2018
  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1975 1975
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 1987 1987
  Spain (SPA) 1 1997 1997
  Belarus (BLR) 1 1999 1999
  Poland (POL) 1 2008 2008
  Austria (AUT) 1 2012 2012
   Switzerland (SUI) 1 2015 2015
  Slovakia (SVK) 1 2016 2016

Men's SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2009   Dmitry Tursunov   Frank Dancevic 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2010   Michaël Llodra   Guillermo García-López 7–5, 6–2
2011   Andreas Seppi   Janko Tipsarević 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 5–3, retired
2012   Andy Roddick   Andreas Seppi 6–3, 6–2
2013   Feliciano López   Gilles Simon 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 6–0
2014   Feliciano López (2)   Richard Gasquet 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
2015–16 Not held
2017   Novak Djokovic   Gaël Monfils 6–3, 6–4
2018   Mischa Zverev   Lukáš Lacko 6–4, 6–4
2019   Taylor Fritz   Sam Querrey 6–3, 6–4

Men's champions by countryEdit

Country Winner First title Last title
  Spain (ESP) 2 2013 2014
  United States (USA) 2 2012 2019
  Russia (RUS) 1 2009 2009
  France (FRA) 1 2010 2010
  Italy (ITA) 1 2011 2011
  Serbia (SRB) 1 2017 2017
  Germany (GER) 1 2018 2018

Doubles finalsEdit

WomenEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1975   Julie Anthony
  Olga Morozova
  Evonne Goolagong
  Peggy Michel
6–2, 6–4
1976
  Chris Evert /   Martina Navratilova vs.
  Olga Morozova /   Virginia Wade
6–4, 1–1 abandoned
due to rain
1977 Not held
1978   Chris Evert
  Betty Stöve
  Billie Jean King
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–7, 7–5
1979   Betty Stöve (2)
  Wendy Turnbull
  Ilana Kloss
  Betty Ann Grubb-Stuart
6–2, 6–2
1980   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
  Pam Shriver
  Betty Stöve
6–4, 6–1
1981   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–7, 6–2, 6–1
1982   Martina Navratilova (2)
  Pam Shriver (2)
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–3, 6–4
1983   Martina Navratilova (3)
  Pam Shriver (3) '
  Jo Durie
  Anne Hobbs
6–1, 6–0
1984   Martina Navratilova (4)
  Pam Shriver (4)
  Jo Durie
  Ann Kiyomura
6–4, 6–2
1985   Martina Navratilova (5)
  Pam Shriver (5)
  Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Sayers Smylie
7–5, 6–4
1986   Martina Navratilova (6)
  Pam Shriver (6)
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–2, 6–4
1987   Svetlana Parkhomenko
  Larisa Savchenko
  Rosalyn Fairbank
  Elizabeth Sayers Smylie
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–5
1988   Eva Pfaff
  Elizabeth Sayers Smylie
  Belinda Cordwell
  Dinky Van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
1989   Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–3, retired
1990   Larisa Savchenko (2)
  Natasha Zvereva
  Patty Fendick
  Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–3
1991   Larisa Savchenko (3)
  Natasha Zvereva (2)
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1992   Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison
6–0, 6–3
1993   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva (3)
  Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
2–6, 7–5, 6–1
1994   Gigi Fernández (2)
  Natasha Zvereva (4)
  Inés Gorrochategui
  Helena Suková
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–3
1995   Jana Novotná (2)
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
1996   Jana Novotná (3)
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (2)
  Rosalyn Fairbank Nideffer
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
1997
  Nicole Arendt /   Manon Bollegraf vs.
  Lori McNeil /   Helena Suková
Cancelled
1998   Mariaan de Swardt
  Jana Novotná (4)
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
1999   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
  Jana Novotná
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, retired
2000   Ai Sugiyama
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2001   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–2, 6–2
2002   Lisa Raymond (2)
  Rennae Stubbs (2)
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–2
2003   Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond (3)
  Jennifer Capriati
  Magüi Serna
6–3, 6–2
2004   Alicia Molik
  Magüi Serna
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–4
2005   Lisa Raymond (4)
  Rennae Stubbs (3)
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Vera Zvonareva
6–3, 7–5
2006   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Liezel Huber
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
2007   Lisa Raymond (5)
  Samantha Stosur
  Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3
2008   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
  Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 6–0, [10–8]
2009   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Ai Sugiyama (2)
  Samantha Stosur
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 6–3
2010   Lisa Raymond (6)
  Rennae Stubbs (4)
  Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–2, 2–6, [13–11]
2011   Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
6–3, 6–0
2012   Nuria Llagostera Vives
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
6–4, ret.
2013   Nadia Petrova
  Katarina Srebotnik (2)
  Monica Niculescu
  Klára Zakopalová
6–3, 6–3
2014   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
  Martina Hingis
  Flavia Pennetta
6–3, 5–7, [10–7]
2015   Caroline Garcia
  Katarina Srebotnik (3)
  Chan Yung-jan
  Zheng Jie
7–6(7–5), 6–2
2016   Darija Jurak
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
5–7, 7–6(7–4), [10–6]
2017   Chan Yung-jan (2)
  Martina Hingis (2)
  Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
6–3, 7–5
2018   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
6–3, 7–5
2019   Chan Hao-ching (2)
  Latisha Chan (3)
  Kirsten Flipkens
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]

Women's champions by countryEdit

Country Winner First title Last title
  United States (USA) 32 1975 2010
  Australia (AUS) 9 1979 2016
  Soviet Union (URS) 8 1975 1991
  Czech Republic (CZE) 5 1995 2011
  Spain (SPA) 5 1995 2012
  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 4 2014 2019
  Netherlands (NED) 3 1978 1997
  Russia (RUS) 3 1999 2013
  France (FRA) 3 2000 2015
  Slovenia (SLO) 3 2011 2015
  Belarus (BLR) 2 1993 1994
  Japan (JPN) 2 2000 2009
  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1976 1976
  West Germany (FRG) 1 1988 1988
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 1992 1992
  Latvia (LAT) 1 1992 1992
  South Africa (RSA) 1 1998 1998
   Switzerland (SUI) 2 1999 2017
  Zimbabwe (ZIM) 1 2008 2008
  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 2009 2009
  Croatia (CRO) 1 2016 2016
  Canada (CAN) 1 2018 2018
  China (CHN) 1 2018 2018

MenEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2009   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
  Travis Parrott
  Filip Polášek
6–4, 6–4
2010   Mariusz Fyrstenberg (2)
  Marcin Matkowski (2)
  Colin Fleming
  Ken Skupski
6–3, 5–7, [10–8]
2011   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
  Grigor Dimitrov
  Andreas Seppi
6–3, 6–3
2012   Colin Fleming
  Ross Hutchins
  Jamie Delgado
  Ken Skupski
6–4, 6–3
2013   Alexander Peya
  Bruno Soares
  Colin Fleming
  Jonathan Marray
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2014   Treat Huey
  Dominic Inglot
  Alexander Peya
  Bruno Soares
7–5, 5–7, [10–8]
2015–16 Not held
2017   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Rohan Bopanna
  André Sá
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–3]
2018   Luke Bambridge
  Jonny O'Mara
  Ken Skupski
  Neal Skupski
7–5, 6–4
2019   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
  Máximo González
  Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–6]

Men's champions by countryEdit

Country Winner First title Last title
  Great Britain (GBR) 5 2012 2018
  Poland (POL) 4 2009 2010
  Israel (ISR) 2 2011 2011
  United States (USA) 2 2017 2017
  Austria (AUT) 1 2013 2013
  Brazil (BRA) 1 2013 2013
  Philippines (PHI) 1 2014 2014
  Colombia (COL) 1 2019 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Hodgkinson, Mark (2008-09-16). "Andy Murray key to LTA's five-year, £25m sponsorship deal with Aegon". The Daily Telegraph. London.
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