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The Hong Kong Open, (currently sponsored by Prudential and called the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open), is a professional tennis tournament in Hong Kong SAR. Organised by the Hong Kong Tennis Association, the tournament is held annually in early October in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on the WTA International tier.

Hong Kong Tennis Open
Tournament information
Founded1980
LocationHong Kong
VenueVictoria Park, Causeway Bay
CategoryWTA International
SurfaceHard / Outdoors
Draw32S / 16D / 24Q
Prize money$500,000
Websitehktennisopen.hk
Current champions (2018)
Women's singlesUkraine Dayana Yastremska
Women's doublesAustralia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai
Hong Kong Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameSalem Open
TourATP Tour (1990–2002)
Grand Prix circuit (1973–1987)
Founded1973 (1973)
LocationHong Kong
VenueVictoria Park Tennis Centre
SurfaceHard (1973–2002)

The Hong Kong Tennis Open was previously named the Salem Open that began in 1973 and discontinued in 2002. The current tournament resumed in September 2014 in Hong Kong.

HistoryEdit

The Hong Kong Open (also known as the Salem Open[1]) was also previously a men's tennis tournament that was held in Hong Kong on the Grand Prix tour from (1973–1987) and the ATP Tour from (1990–2002). Players competed in the Victoria Park Tennis Centre, on outdoor hard courts. Michael Chang held the record number of wins with three titles.

In 2001, as with legislation restricting tobacco sponsorship, organisers controversially altered its official logo to include the logo of Perrier, causing anti-smoking campaigners to claim that the organisers exploited a loophole in its sponsorship clause.[2]

The men's tournament was replaced in 2003 by the Thailand Open.

A women's competition was also held in Hong Kong from 1980 to 1982; and then once more in 1993, as a Tier IV event on the WTA Tour. Wendy Turnbull won two titles in this competition. Starting from 2014, the Hong Kong Tennis Open was again held as a WTA International event and has attracted many top players since.

In July 2014, it was announced that Prudential Hong Kong would become the tournament's title sponsor to mark the return of elite women's professional tennis to Hong Kong after two decades. The Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 took place at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium from 8–14 September. Among the competitors were women's doubles pair Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei and Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

In 2018, the tournament was awarded the WTA International Tournament of the Year.[3]

The 2019 Hong Kong Open has been postponed due to 2019 Hong Kong protests[4]

ResultsEdit

Women's singlesEdit

Year Champion Runners-up Score
2018   Dayana Yastremska   Wang Qiang 6–2, 6–1
2017   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Daria Gavrilova 5–7, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2016   Caroline Wozniacki   Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–2
2015   Jelena Janković   Angelique Kerber 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–1
2014   Sabine Lisicki   Karolína Plíšková 7–5, 6–3
1994–2013 not held
1993   Wang Shi-ting   Marianne Witmeyer 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
1983–1992 not held
1982   Catrin Jexell   Alycia Moulton 6–3, 7–5
1981   Wendy Turnbull (2)   Sabina Simmonds 6–3, 6–4
1980   Wendy Turnbull   Marcie Louie 6–0, 6–2

Women's doublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2018   Samantha Stosur
  Zhang Shuai
  Shuko Aoyama
  Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 6–4
2017   Chan Hao-ching (2)
  Chan Yung-jan (2)
  Lu Jiajing
  Wang Qiang
6–1, 6–1
2016   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
  Naomi Broady
  Heather Watson
6–3, 6–1
2015   Alizé Cornet
  Yaroslava Shvedova
  Lara Arruabarrena
  Andreja Klepač
7–5, 6–4
2014   Karolína Plíšková
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Patricia Mayr-Achleitner
  Arina Rodionova
6–2, 2–6, [12–10]
1994–2013 Not held
1993   Karin Kschwendt
  Rachel McQuillan
  Debbie Graham
  Marianne Witmeyer
1–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
1983–1992 Not held
1982   Alycia Moulton
  Laura DuPont
  Yvonne Vermaak
  Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
6–2, 4–6, 7–5
1981   Ann Kiyomura
  Sharon Walsh (2)
  Anne Hobbs
  Susan Leo
6–3, 6–4
1980   Wendy Turnbull
  Sharon Walsh
  Silvana Urroz
  Penny Johnson
6–1, 6–2

Men's singlesEdit

Year Champion Runners-up Score
2002   Juan Carlos Ferrero   Carlos Moyá 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–4)
2001   Marcelo Ríos   Rainer Schüttler 7–6(7–3), 6–2
2000   Nicolas Kiefer   Mark Philippoussis 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–2
1999   Andre Agassi   Boris Becker 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4
1998   Kenneth Carlsen   Byron Black 6–2, 6–0
1997   Michael Chang   Pat Rafter 6–3, 6–3
1996   Pete Sampras   Michael Chang 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1995   Michael Chang   Jonas Björkman 6–3, 6–1
1994   Michael Chang   Pat Rafter 6–1, 6–3
1993   Pete Sampras   Jim Courier 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–2)
1992   Jim Courier   Michael Chang 7–5, 6–3
1991   Richard Krajicek   Wally Masur 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1990   Pat Cash   Alex Antonitsch 6–3, 6–4
1988–89 Not held
1987   Eliot Teltscher   John Fitzgerald 6–7, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–5
1986   Ramesh Krishnan   Andrés Gómez 7–6, 6–0, 7–5
1985   Andrés Gómez   Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1984   Andrés Gómez   Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–2
1983   Wally Masur   Sammy Giammalva Jr. 6–1, 6–1
1982   Pat DuPré   Morris Skip Strode 6–3, 6–3
1981   Van Winitsky   Mark Edmondson 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1980   Ivan Lendl   Brian Teacher 5–7, 7–6, 6–3
1979   Jimmy Connors   Pat DuPré 7–5, 6–3, 6–1
1978   Eliot Teltscher   Pat DuPré 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
1977   Ken Rosewall   Tom Gorman 6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
1976   Ken Rosewall   Ilie Năstase 1–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–0
1975   Tom Gorman   Sandy Mayer 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1974 Not completed due to rain
1973   Rod Laver   Charlie Pasarell 6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2

Men's doublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2002   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Graydon Oliver
  Wayne Arthurs
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
2001   Karsten Braasch
  André Sá
  Petr Luxa
  Radek Štěpánek
6–0, 7–5
2000   Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
  Dominik Hrbatý
  David Prinosil
6–1, 6–2
1999   James Greenhalgh
  Grant Silcock
  Andre Agassi
  David Wheaton
W/O
1998   Byron Black
  Alex O'Brien
  Neville Godwin
  Tuomas Ketola
7–5, 6–1
1997   Martin Damm
  Daniel Vacek
  Karsten Braasch
  Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–4
1996   Patrick Galbraith
  Andrei Olhovskiy
  Kent Kinnear
  Dave Randall
6–3, 6–7, 7–6
1995   Tommy Ho
  Mark Philippoussis
  Jakob Hlasek
  Patrick McEnroe
6–1, 6–7, 7–6
1994   Jim Grabb
  Brett Steven
  Jonas Björkman
  Pat Rafter
W/O
1993   David Wheaton
  Todd Woodbridge
  Sandon Stolle
  Jason Stoltenberg
6–1, 6–3
1992   Brad Gilbert
  Jim Grabb
  Byron Black
  Byron Talbot
6–2, 6–1
1991   Patrick Galbraith
  Todd Witsken
  Glenn Michibata
  Robert Van't Hof
6–2, 6–4
1990   Pat Cash
  Wally Masur
  Kevin Curren
  Joey Rive
6–3, 6–3
1988–89 Not held
1987   Mark Kratzmann
  Jim Pugh
  Marty Davis
  Brad Drewett
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
1986   Mike De Palmer
  Gary Donnelly
  Pat Cash
  Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
1985   Brad Drewett
  Kim Warwick
  Jakob Hlasek
  Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
1984   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
  Mark Edmondson
  Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
1983   Drew Gitlin
  Craig Miller
  Sammy Giammalva Jr.
  Steve Meister
6–2, 6–2
1982   Charles Buzz Strode
  Morris Skip Strode
  Kim Warwick
  Van Winitsky
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
1981   Chris Dunk
  Chris Mayotte
  Marty Davis
  Brad Drewett
6–4, 7–6
1980   Peter Fleming
  Ferdi Taygan
  Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
7–5, 6–2
1979   Pat DuPré
  Robert Lutz
  Steve Denton
  Mark Turpin
6–3, 6–4
1978   Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
  Hank Pfister
  Brad Rowe
5–7, 7–6, 6–1
1977   Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
  Marty Riessen
  Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 6–3
1976   Hank Pfister
  Butch Walts
  Anand Amritraj
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–2
1975   Tom Okker
  Ken Rosewall
  Bob Carmichael
  Sandy Mayer
6–3, 6–4
1974 Not completed due to rain
1973   Colin Dibley
  Rod Laver
  Paul Gerken
  Brian Gottfried
6–3, 5–7, 17–15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tobacco Ad Gallery (tobaccofreekids.org):Salem". Archived from the original on 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ "HONG KONG OPEN TENNIS IN TOBACCO CONTROVERSY". Archived from the original on 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Tournament Info". Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong Open postponed due to protests". Evening Express. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

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