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The Brighton International was a tennis tournament held in Brighton, UK. It was a WTA Tour event from 1978–1995 and an ATP Tour event from 1996-2000, upon the discontinuation of the women's tournament. The women's event was held in October.

Brighton International
Defunct tennis tournament
TourWTA Tour (1978-1995)
ATP Tour (1996-2000)
Founded1978
Abolished2000
Editions23 (18 women, 5 men)
LocationBrighton, UK
Bournemouth, UK (1996-1999 men)
SurfaceCarpet / indoor (1978-1995)
Clay / outdoor (1996-2000)

It was competed on indoor carpet courts and was a WTA Tier II event prior to being removed from the tour. The men's event was held on outdoor clay in Bournemouth from 1996-1999, and in Brighton, on indoor hard courts in 2000.

Steffi Graf won the tournament a record 6 times. The only British winners were Sue Barker, who defeated Mima Jaušovec in 1981; and in the men's, Tim Henman, who beat Dominik Hrbatý in the final year of play.

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ResultsEdit

Women's singlesEdit

Year Tournament name Champions Runners-up Score
1978 BMW Challenge   Virginia Ruzici   Betty Stöve 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
1979 Daihatsu Challenge   Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert 6–3, 6–3
1980 Daihatsu Challenge   Chris Evert   Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
1981 Daihatsu Challenge   Sue Barker   Mima Jaušovec 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
1982 Daihatsu Challenge   Martina Navratilova   Chris Evert 6–1, 6–4
1983 Daihatsu Challenge   Chris Evert   Jo Durie 6–1, 6–1
1984 Pretty Polly Classic   Sylvia Hanika   JoAnne Russell 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
1985 Pretty Polly Classic   Chris Evert   Manuela Maleeva 7–5, 6–3
1986 Pretty Polly Classic   Steffi Graf   Catarina Lindqvist 6–3, 6–3
1987 Volvo Classic   Gabriela Sabatini   Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–4
1988 Midland Group Championships   Steffi Graf   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6–2, 6–0
1989 Midland Group Championships   Steffi Graf   Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4
1990 Midland Bank Championships   Steffi Graf   Helena Suková 7–5, 6–3
1991 Midland Bank Championships   Steffi Graf   Zina Garrison 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
1992 Midland Bank Championships   Steffi Graf   Jana Novotná 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
1993 Autoglass Classic   Jana Novotná   Anke Huber 6–2, 6–4
1994 Brighton International   Jana Novotná   Helena Suková 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4
1995 Brighton International   Mary Joe Fernández   Amanda Coetzer 6–4, 7–5

Women's doublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1978   Betty Stöve
  Virginia Wade
  Ilana Kloss
  JoAnne Russell
6–0, 7–6
1979   Ann Kiyomura
  Anne Smith
  Ilana Kloss
  Laura duPont
6–2, 6–1
1980   Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
  Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve
6–3, 7–5
1981   Barbara Potter
  Anne Smith
  Mima Jaušovec
  Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
1982   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
1983   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Pam Shriver
  Jo Durie
  Ann Kiyomura
7–5, 6–4
1984   Alycia Moulton
  Paula Smith
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
1985   Lori McNeil
  Catherine Suire
  Barbara Potter
  Helena Suková
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
1986   Steffi Graf
  Helena Suková
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
  Catherine Tanvier
6–4, 6–4
1987   Kathy Jordan
  Helena Suková
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
  Catherine Tanvier
7–5, 6–1
1988   Lori McNeil
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(7–3)
1989   Katrina Adams
  Lori McNeil
  Hana Mandlíková
  Jana Novotná
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
1990   Helena Suková
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Jo Durie
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–4
1991   Pam Shriver
  Natasha Zvereva
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
6–1, 6–2
1992   Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
  Conchita Martínez
  Radka Zrubáková
6–4, 6–1
1993   Laura Golarsa
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Anke Huber
  Larisa Neiland
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
1994   Manon Bollegraf
  Larisa Neiland
  Mary Joe Fernandez
  Jana Novotná
4–6, 6-2, 6–3
1995   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
  Lori McNeil
  Helena Suková
7–5, 6–1

Men's singlesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996   Albert Costa   Marc-Kevin Goellner 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–2
1997   Félix Mantilla   Carlos Moyà 6–2, 6–2
1998   Félix Mantilla   Albert Costa 6–3, 7–5
1999   Adrian Voinea   Stefan Koubek 1–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
2000   Tim Henman   Dominik Hrbatý 6–2, 6–2

Men's doublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Greg Rusedski
  Rodolphe Gilbert
  Nuno Marques
6–3, 7–6
1997   Kent Kinnear
  Aleksandar Kitinov
  Alberto Martín
  Chris Wilkinson
7–6, 6–2
1998   Neil Broad
  Kevin Ullyett
  Wayne Arthurs
  Alberto Berasategui
7–6, 6–3
1999   David Adams
  Jeff Tarango
  Nicklas Kulti
  Michael Kohlmann
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
2000   Michael Hill
  Jeff Tarango
  Paul Goldstein
  Jim Thomas
6–3, 7–5

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