Katowice Open

The Katowice Open was a professional women's tennis tournament played on an indoor hard court in Katowice, Poland and was held in April. The event was affiliated with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and was an International-level tournament on the WTA Tour. Katowice Open replaced Danish Open since 2013 WTA Tour season.[1] The official tournament ball was Babolat Roland Garros’. The organizer of the tournament was SOS Music company from Toruń, which had obtained the license from Octagon sport agency.[2] Telewizja Polska had taken the television partnership of the event. The tournament was broadcast by TVP in April.[3]

Katowice Open
Tournament information
Founded2013
Abolished2016
Editions4
LocationKatowice
Poland
VenueSpodek
CategoryWTA International
SurfaceClay (i) (2013)
Hard (i) (2014–2016)
Draw32S/32Q/16D
Prize money$250,000
WebsiteOfficial Website
Current champions
Women's singlesSlovakia Dominika Cibulková
Women's doublesJapan Eri Hozumi
Japan Miyu Kato

From 2014, the surface was changed from clay to hard.[4]

Octagon chose to relocate the event to Biel/Bienne as the Ladies Open Biel Bienne beginning in 2017.[5]

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2013   Roberta Vinci   Petra Kvitová 7–6(7–2), 6–1
2014   Alizé Cornet   Camila Giorgi 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 7–5
2015   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová   Camila Giorgi 6–4, 6–3
2016   Dominika Cibulková   Camila Giorgi 6–4, 6–0

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2013   Lara Arruabarrena
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Raluca Olaru
  Valeria Solovyeva
6–4, 7–5
2014   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Olga Savchuk
  Klára Koukalová
  Monica Niculescu
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]
2015   Ysaline Bonaventure
  Demi Schuurs
  Gioia Barbieri
  Karin Knapp
7–5, 4–6, [10–6]
2016   Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
  Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Marina Melnikova
3–6, 7–5, [10–8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA nie zgodziło się na występ Radwańskiej w Katowicach" (in Polish). sport.pl. 10 Jan 2013. Retrieved 10 Jan 2013.
  2. ^ "Wielki tenis wraca do Polski" (in Polish). bnpparibaskatowiceopen.com. 10 Jan 2013. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  3. ^ "Television" (in Polish). bnpparibaskatowiceopen.com. 10 Jan 2013. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  4. ^ "Nel 2014 cambiamenti importanti nel calendario WTA". livetennis.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Katowice Open - a letter of thanks - Katowice Open | 4-10 kwietnia 2016 | Hala Widowiskowa Spodek".

External linksEdit