Tournoi de Québec
The Tournoi de Québec, sponsored as Coupe Banque Nationale (or also known as National Bank Cup in English-language media), was a WTA Tour International tennis tournament held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada from 1993 to 2018. The tournament was the last women's professional tennis tournament still played on indoor carpet courts. It was held at the PEPS stadium. The tournament was known as Challenge Bell from the first edition to 2013.
|Tournoi de Québec|
|Defunct tennis tournament|
|Location||Quebec City, Quebec|
|Venue||PEPS de l'Université Laval|
|Category||WTA Tier III |
|Surface||Carpet – 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.
- "Fin de la Coupe Banque Nationale: une bonne nouvelle" (in French). tvsports.ca. May 28, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
- "Tennis Canada preview: Bell Challenge - Quebec City". TennisCanada.com. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- "La Coupe Banque Nationale se substitue au Challenge Bell". La Presse. Retrieved June 17, 2014.