Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge

The Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge is a tournament for professional female tennis players, played on outdoor hard courts. The event is classified as a $100,000+H ITF Women's Circuit tournament and has been held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since 1998.

Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge
2020 Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge
ITF Women's Tour
Event nameAl Habtoor Tennis Challenge
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
VenueHabtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa
CategoryITF Women's Circuit
SurfaceHard
Draw32S/32Q/16D
Prize money$100,000+H
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The tournament began in 1998 as an $25,000 ITF event. From 1999 to 2015, the tournament was classified as a $75,000 event, however the 2004 edition was cancelled. In 2016, the event was upgraded to a $100,000+H ITF event.

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2019   Ana Bogdan   Daria Snigur 6–1, 6–2
2018   Peng Shuai   Viktória Kužmová 6–3, 6–0
2017   Belinda Bencic   Ajla Tomljanović 6–4, 0–0 ret.
2016   Hsieh Su-wei   Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6–2, 6–2
2015   Çağla Büyükakçay   Klára Koukalová 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4
2014   Alexandra Dulgheru   Kimiko Date-Krumm 6–3, 6–4
2013   Jana Čepelová   Maria Elena Camerin 6–1, 6–2
2012   Kimiko Date-Krumm   Yulia Putintseva 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
2011   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn   Kristina Mladenovic 7–5, 6–4
2010   Sania Mirza   Bojana Jovanovski 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
2009   Regina Kulikova   Sandra Záhlavová 7–6(8–6), 6–3
2008   Vitalia Diatchenko   Urszula Radwańska 7–5, 2–6, 7–5
2007   Maria Kirilenko   Evgeniya Rodina 7–5, 6–2
2006   Kateryna Bondarenko   Ekaterina Dzehalevich 6–1, 6–3
2005   Marion Bartoli   Kaia Kanepi 6–2, 6–0
2004 Not held
2003   Jelena Janković   Henrieta Nagyová 6–2, 7–5
2002   Angelique Widjaja   Shinobu Asagoe 7–5, 6–2
2001   Eleni Daniilidou   Anikó Kapros 6–4, 6–4
2000   Adriana Gerši   Tathiana Garbin 6–4, 6–3
1999   Katarina Srebotnik   Anne Kremer 6–1, 6–1
1998   Kira Nagy   Irina Selyutina 6–4, 6–1

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2019   Lucie Hradecká
  Andreja Klepač
  Georgina García Pérez
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
7–5, 3–6, [10–8]
2018   Alena Fomina
  Valentina Ivakhnenko
  Réka Luca Jani
  Cornelia Lister
7–5, 6–2
2017   Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Alena Fomina
  Lesley Kerkhove
  Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 6–3
2016   Mandy Minella
  Nina Stojanović
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Valeria Savinykh
6–3, 3–6, [10–4]
2015   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Maria Sakkari
  Elise Mertens
  İpek Soylu
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2014   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Alexandra Panova
  Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Olga Savchuk
3–6, 6–2, [10–4]
2013   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Olga Savchuk
  Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
7–5, 6–1
2012   Maria Elena Camerin
  Vera Dushevina
  Eva Hrdinová
  Karolína Plíšková
7–5, 6–3
2011   Nina Bratchikova
  Darija Jurak
  Akgul Amanmuradova
  Alexandra Dulgheru
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
2010   Julia Görges
  Petra Martić
  Sania Mirza
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 7–6(9–7)
2009   Julia Görges
  Oksana Kalashnikova
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
  Renata Voráčová
4–6, 6–2, [10–8]
2008   Irena Pavlovic
  Maša Zec Peškirič
  Elena Chalova
  Valeria Savinykh
7–6(8–6), 3–6, [10–3]
2007   Marina Erakovic
  Monica Niculescu
  Yuliana Fedak
  Anna Lapushchenkova
7–6(7–1), 6–4
2006   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Jelena Kostanić
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Valeria Bondarenko
6–3, 6–0
2005   Gabriela Navrátilová
  Hana Šromová
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Olga Panova
7–5, 6–4
2004 Not held
2003   Zsófia Gubacsi
  Kira Nagy
  Flavia Pennetta
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
2002   Kirstin Freye
  Seda Noorlander
  Bahia Mouhtassine
  Angelique Widjaja
6–2, 6–4
2001   Laurence Courtois
  Seda Noorlander
  Caroline Dhenin
  Katalin Marosi-Aracama
6–3, 6–0
2000   Tathiana Garbin
  Katalin Marosi-Aracama
  Angelika Bachmann
  Tina Križan
7–6(7–5), 6–3
1999   Åsa Carlsson
  Laurence Courtois
  Laura Golarsa
  Irina Selyutina
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
1998   Wynne Prakusya
  Benjamas Sangaram
  Petra Gáspár
  Ludmila Varmužová
7–6(7–1), 1–6, 6–3

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