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Tournoi de Québec

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The Tournoi de Québec (sponsored as Coupe Banque Nationale or known as National Bank Cup in English-language media), was a WTA Tour International level tennis tournament held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Held from 1993 to 2018,[1] the tournament was the last women's professional tennis tournament still played on indoor carpet courts.[2] It was held at the PEPS stadium. The tournament was known as Challenge Bell from the first edition to 2013.[3]

Tournoi de Québec
Defunct tennis tournament
Founded1993
Abolished2018
Editions26
LocationQuebec City, Quebec
Canada
VenuePEPS de l'Université Laval
CategoryWTA Tier III
1993–2008
WTA International
2009–2018
SurfaceCarpet – indoors

In 1997, Dutchwoman Brenda Schultz-McCarthy defeated Belgian Dominique Van Roost to win her second title in Quebec City (also won in 1995 and finalist in 1994), the only woman in the history of the tournament to do so. The following year, American Tara Snyder won her first WTA Tour title with a hard fought victory over fellow American and former top 10 player Chanda Rubin (Rubin was also runner-up in 1999 and won the tournament in 2000), as she saved two match points during the match. In 2006, top-seed and future Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli of France defeated Russian Olga Puchkova 6–0, 6–0, the first double bagel in a WTA Tour final for 13 years.

Other players who have won the event and gone on to win Grand Slam titles include 1999 champion Jennifer Capriati, 2003 champion Maria Sharapova, who both went on to become World No. 1. American Lindsay Davenport, a three-time Grand Slam champion, won the event in 2007, in only her third event after returning to the tour after giving birth to her son. The last edition of the tournament was held in 2018.

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2018   Pauline Parmentier   Jessica Pegula 7–5, 6–2
2017   Alison Van Uytvanck   Tímea Babos 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
2016   Océane Dodin   Lauren Davis 6–4, 6–3
2015   Annika Beck   Jeļena Ostapenko 6–2, 6–2
2014   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni   Venus Williams 6–4, 6–3
2013   Lucie Šafářová   Marina Erakovic 6–4, 6–3
2012   Kirsten Flipkens   Lucie Hradecká 6–1, 7–5
2011   Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová   Marina Erakovic 4–6, 6–1, 6–0
2010   Tamira Paszek   Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 7–5
2009   Melinda Czink   Lucie Šafářová 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
2008   Nadia Petrova   Bethanie Mattek 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
2007   Lindsay Davenport   Julia Vakulenko 6–4, 6–1
2006   Marion Bartoli   Olga Puchkova 6–0, 6–0
2005   Amy Frazier   Sofia Arvidsson 6–1, 7–5
2004   Martina Suchá   Abigail Spears 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
2003   Maria Sharapova   Milagros Sequera 6–2, retired
2002   Elena Bovina   Marie-Gaïané Mikaelian 6–3, 6–4
2001   Meghann Shaughnessy   Iva Majoli 6–1, 6–3
2000   Chanda Rubin   Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 6–2
1999   Jennifer Capriati   Chanda Rubin 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
1998   Tara Snyder   Chanda Rubin 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
1997   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy (2)   Dominique Van Roost 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
1996   Lisa Raymond   Els Callens 6–4, 6–4
1995   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy   Dominique Monami 7–6(7–5), 6–2
1994   Katerina Maleeva   Brenda Schultz 6–3, 6–3
1993   Nathalie Tauziat   Katerina Maleeva 6–4, 6–1

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2018   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
  Darija Jurak
  Xenia Knoll
6–4, 6–3
2017   Tímea Babos
  Andrea Hlaváčková (2)
  Bianca Andreescu
  Carson Branstine
6–3, 6–1
2016   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká (2)
  Alla Kudryavtseva
  Alexandra Panova
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
2015   Barbora Krejčíková
  An-Sophie Mestach
  María Irigoyen
  Paula Kania
4–6, 6–3, [12–10]
2014   Lucie Hradecká
  Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
  Julia Görges
  Andrea Hlaváčková
6–3, 7–6(10–8)
2013   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 6–3
2012   Tatjana Malek
  Kristina Mladenovic
  Alicja Rosolska
  Heather Watson
7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [10–7]
2011   Raquel Kops-Jones (2)
  Abigail Spears
  Jamie Hampton
  Anna Tatishvili
6–1, 3–6, [10–6]
2010   Sofia Arvidsson
  Johanna Larsson
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–1, 2–6, [10–6]
2009   Vania King (2)
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Séverine Brémond Beltrame
6–1, 6–3
2008   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Vania King
  Jill Craybas
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–6(7–3), 6–4
2007   Christina Fusano
  Raquel Kops-Jones
  Stéphanie Dubois
  Renata Voráčová
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
2006   Carly Gullickson
  Laura Granville
  Jill Craybas
  Alina Jidkova
6–3, 6–4
2005   Anastasia Rodionova
  Elena Vesnina
  Līga Dekmeijere
  Ashley Harkleroad
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–2
2004   Carly Gullickson
  María Emilia Salerni
  Els Callens
  Samantha Stosur
7–5, 7–5
2003   Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
  Els Callens
  Meilen Tu
6–3, 6–3
2002   Samantha Reeves (2)
  Jessica Steck
  María Emilia Salerni
  Fabiola Zuluaga
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
2001   Samantha Reeves
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Klára Koukalová
  Alena Vašková
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
2000   Nicole Pratt
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Els Callens
  Kimberly Po
6–3, 6–4
1999   Amy Frazier
  Katie Schlukebir
  Cara Black
  Debbie Graham
6–2, 6–3
1998   Lori McNeil
  Kimberly Po
  Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–4
1997   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
1996   Debbie Graham
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Amy Frazier
  Kimberly Po
6–1, 6–4
1995   Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf (2)
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–2
1994   Elna Reinach
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Linda Harvey-Wild
  Chanda Rubin
6–4, 6–3
1993   Katrina Adams
  Manon Bollegraf
  Katerina Maleeva
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fin de la Coupe Banque Nationale: une bonne nouvelle" (in French). tvsports.ca. May 28, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tennis Canada preview: Bell Challenge - Quebec City". TennisCanada.com. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "La Coupe Banque Nationale se substitue au Challenge Bell". La Presse. Retrieved June 17, 2014.

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