Canberra International

The Canberra International (sponsored by Richard Luton Properties), was a women's tennis tournament held in Canberra, Australia. The event was affiliated with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and was classed variously as a Tier III (2001), a Tier V (2002–2005), and a Tier IV (2006) on the WTA Tour. It was competed on outdoor hardcourts. The event was intended to be one of the build-up tournaments to the first Grand Slam event of the year, the Australian Open.

Canberra International
Defunct tennis tournament
TourWTA Tour
SponsorRichard Luton Properties
LocationCanberra, Australia
VenueNational Sports Club
CategoryTier III (2001)
Tier V (2002–2005)
Tier IV (2006)
SurfaceHard / outdoor (Rebound Ace)
Draw32S / 16D / 32QS / 4QD
Prize moneyUSD $145,000

The tournament was held at the National Sports Club in the Northern Canberra suburb of Lyneham and was played on Rebound Ace hardcourts. A singles and doubles competition was held each year. The singles prize winner received US$16,000 and 95 tournament points. Justine Henin and Ana Ivanovic, both of whom went on to win Grand Slam titles and become World No.1, were amongst the singles champions.

Past finalsEdit


Year Champion Runner-up Score
Canberra International
2001   Justine Henin   Sandrine Testud 6–2, 6–2
Canberra Women's Classic
2002   Anna Smashnova   Tamarine Tanasugarn 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
2003   Meghann Shaughnessy   Francesca Schiavone 6–1, 6–1
2004   Paola Suárez   Silvia Farina Elia 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Richard Luton Properties Canberra Women's Classic
2005   Ana Ivanovic   Melinda Czink 7–5, 6–1
Richard Luton Properties Canberra International
2006   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Cho Yoon-jeong 6–4, 0–6, 6–4


Year Champions Runners-up Score
Canberra International
2001   Nicole Arendt
  Ai Sugiyama
  Nannie de Villiers
  Annabel Ellwood
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Canberra Women's Classic
2002   Nannie de Villiers
  Irina Selyutina
  Samantha Reeves
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
6–2, 6–3
2003   Tathiana Garbin
  Émilie Loit
  Dája Bedáňová
  Dinara Safina
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2004   Jelena Kostanić
  Claudine Schaul
  Caroline Dhenin
  Lisa McShea
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Richard Luton Properties Canberra Women's Classic
2005   Tathiana Garbin
  Tina Križan
  Gabriela Navrátilová
  Michaela Paštiková
7–5, 1–6, 6–4
Richard Luton Properties Canberra International
2006   Marta Domachowska
  Roberta Vinci
  Claire Curran
  Līga Dekmeijere
7–6(7–5), 6–3

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