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The Kremlin Cup (Russian: Кубок Кремля) is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the ATP Tour and is a Premier Tournament on the WTA Tour. It was held annually at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia, from 1990 to 2018. In 2019, the Olympic Stadium will undergo a major reconstruction which will last two years.[1][2] The 2019 edition of the tournament will be held at the Ice Palace Krylatskoye.[3]

Kremlin Cup
2018 Kremlin Cup
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Tournament information
Founded1990; 29 years ago (1990)
Editions29 (2018)
LocationMoscow
Russia
VenueOlympic Stadium (1990–2018)
Ice Palace Krylatskoye (since 2019)
SurfaceCarpet - indoors (1990–2006)
Hard - indoors (since 2007)
Websitekremlincup.ru
Current champions (2018)
Men's singlesRussia Karen Khachanov
Women's singlesRussia Daria Kasatkina
Men's doublesUnited States Austin Krajicek
United States Rajeev Ram
Women's doublesRussia Alexandra Panova
Germany Laura Siegemund
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP World Series (1990–1999)
ATP International Series (2000–2008)
ATP 250 series (since 2009)
Draw28S / 16Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$823,600 (2017)
WTA Tour
CategoryWTA Tier I (1997–2008)
WTA Premier (since 2009)
Draw28S / 32Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$790,208 (2017)

The Kremlin Cup was created in 1990 by Sasson Khakshouri becoming the first international professional tennis tournament to be held in Russia. The tournament started as a men's only event during the first years of its run, before it became a joint men's and women's event in 1996.

Until 2007, it was held on a carpet surface. It is now held on a RuKortHard surface.[4][5]

Contents

Past finalsEdit

WomenEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1996   Conchita Martínez   Barbara Paulus 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1997   Jana Novotná   Ai Sugiyama 6–3, 6–4
1998   Mary Pierce   Monica Seles 7–6(7–2), 6–3
1999   Nathalie Tauziat   Barbara Schett 2–6, 6–4, 6–1
2000   Martina Hingis   Anna Kournikova 6–3, 6–1
2001   Jelena Dokić   Elena Dementieva 6–3, 6–3
2002   Magdalena Maleeva   Lindsay Davenport 5–7, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2003   Anastasia Myskina   Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 6–4
2004   Anastasia Myskina (2)   Elena Dementieva 7–5, 6–0
2005   Mary Pierce (2)   Francesca Schiavone 6–4, 6–3
2006   Anna Chakvetadze   Nadia Petrova 6–4, 6–4
2007   Elena Dementieva   Serena Williams 5–7, 6–1, 6–1
2008   Jelena Janković   Vera Zvonareva 6–2, 6–4
↓  Premier tournament  ↓
2009   Francesca Schiavone   Olga Govortsova 6–3, 6–0
2010   Victoria Azarenka   Maria Kirilenko 6–3, 6–4
2011   Dominika Cibulková   Kaia Kanepi 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–5
2012   Caroline Wozniacki   Samantha Stosur 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
2013   Simona Halep   Samantha Stosur 7–6(7–1), 6–2
2014   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
2015   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–2, 6–1
2016   Svetlana Kuznetsova (2)   Daria Gavrilova 6–2, 6–1
2017   Julia Görges   Daria Kasatkina 6–1, 6–2
2018   Daria Kasatkina   Ons Jabeur 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996   Natalia Medvedeva
  Larisa Savchenko
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Barbara Schett
7–6, 4–6, 6–1
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1997   Arantxa Sánchez
  Natalia Zvereva
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
5–3 defaulted
1998   Mary Pierce
  Natalia Zvereva (2)
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 6–4
1999   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Anke Huber
6–1, 6–0
2000   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2001   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
  Elena Dementieva
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
7–6(7–1), 6–3
2002   Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
  Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2003   Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Anastasia Myskina
  Vera Zvonareva
6–3, 6–4
2004   Anastasia Myskina
  Vera Zvonareva
  Virginia Ruano
  Paola Suárez
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
2005   Lisa Raymond (2)
  Samantha Stosur
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–4
2006   Květa Peschke
  Francesca Schiavone
  Iveta Benešová
  Galina Voskoboeva
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
2007   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
  Victoria Azarenka
  Tatiana Poutchek
4–6, 6–1, [10–7]
2008   Nadia Petrova (2)
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–4, 6–4
↓  Premier tournament  ↓
2009   Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova (3)
  Maria Kondratieva
  Klára Zakopalová
6–2, 6–2
2010   Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
  Sara Errani
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 2–6, [10–6]
2011   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Galina Voskoboeva
7–6(7–3), 6–3
2012   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
  Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
2013   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Samantha Stosur (2)
  Alla Kudryavtseva
  Anastasia Rodionova
6–1, 1–6, [10–8]
2014   Martina Hingis (2)
  Flavia Pennetta (2)
  Caroline Garcia
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–3, 7–5
2015   Daria Kasatkina
  Elena Vesnina (2)
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Monica Niculescu
6–3, 6–7(7–9), [10–5]
2016   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
  Daria Gavrilova
  Daria Kasatkina
4–6, 6–0, [10–7]
2017   Tímea Babos
  Andrea Hlaváčková (2)
  Nicole Melichar
  Anna Smith
6–2, 3–6, [10–3]
2018   Alexandra Panova
  Laura Siegemund
  Darija Jurak
  Raluca Olaru
6–2, 7–6(7–2)

MenEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990   Andrei Cherkasov   Tim Mayotte 6–2, 6–1
1991   Andrei Cherkasov (2)   Jakob Hlasek 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
1992   Marc Rosset   Carl-Uwe Steeb 6–2, 6–2
1993   Marc Rosset (2)   Patrik Kühnen 6–4, 6–3
1994   Alexander Volkov   Chuck Adams 6–2, 6–4
1995   Carl-Uwe Steeb   Daniel Vacek 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(8–6)
1996   Goran Ivanišević   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
1997   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Petr Korda 7–6(7–2), 6–4
1998   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (2)   Goran Ivanišević 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
1999   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3)   Byron Black 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2000   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (4)   David Prinosil 6–2, 7–5
2001   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (5)   Nicolas Kiefer 6–4, 7–5
2002   Paul-Henri Mathieu   Sjeng Schalken 4–6, 6–2, 6–0
2003   Taylor Dent   Sargis Sargsian 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2004   Nikolay Davydenko   Greg Rusedski 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
2005   Igor Andreev   Nicolas Kiefer 5–7, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
2006   Nikolay Davydenko (2)   Marat Safin 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
2007   Nikolay Davydenko (3)   Paul-Henri Mathieu 7–5, 7–6(11–9)
2008   Igor Kunitsyn   Marat Safin 7–6(8–6), 6–7(4–7), 6–3
2009   Mikhail Youzhny   Janko Tipsarević 6–7(5–7), 6–0, 6–4
2010   Viktor Troicki   Marcos Baghdatis 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
2011   Janko Tipsarević   Viktor Troicki 6–4, 6–2
2012   Andreas Seppi   Thomaz Bellucci 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
2013   Richard Gasquet   Mikhail Kukushkin 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
2014   Marin Čilić   Roberto Bautista Agut 6–4, 6–4
2015   Marin Čilić (2)   Roberto Bautista Agut 6–4, 6–4
2016   Pablo Carreño Busta   Fabio Fognini 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
2017   Damir Džumhur   Ričardas Berankis 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
2018   Karen Khachanov   Adrian Mannarino 6–2, 6–2

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Paul Haarhuis
  John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 7–6
1991   Eric Jelen
  Carl-Uwe Steeb
  Andrei Cherkasov
  Alexander Volkov
6–4, 7–6
1992   Marius Barnard
  John-Laffnie de Jager
  David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
1993   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis (2)
  Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
6–1, retired
1994   Jacco Eltingh (2)
  Paul Haarhuis (3)
  David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
walkover
1995   Byron Black
  Jared Palmer
  Tommy Ho
  Brett Steven
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1996   Rick Leach
  Andrei Olhovskiy
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
1997   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
  David Adams
  Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 6–3
1998   Jared Palmer (2)
  Jeff Tarango
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
1999   Justin Gimelstob
  Daniel Vacek
  Andrei Medvedev
  Marat Safin
6–2, 6–1
2000   Jonas Björkman
  David Prinosil
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–2, 6–3
2001   Max Mirnyi
  Sandon Stolle
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–0
2002   Roger Federer
  Max Mirnyi (2)
  Joshua Eagle
  Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(7–0)
2003   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi (3)
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–5
2004   Igor Andreev
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Jonas Björkman
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2005   Max Mirnyi (4)
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Igor Andreev
  Nikolay Davydenko
6–1, 6–1
2006   Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
  František Čermák
  Jaroslav Levinský
6–1, 7–5
2007   Marat Safin
  Dmitry Tursunov
  Tomáš Cibulec
  Lovro Zovko
6–4, 6–2
2008   Sergiy Stakhovsky
  Potito Starace
  Stephen Huss
  Ross Hutchins
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–6]
2009   Pablo Cuevas
  Marcel Granollers
  František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
4–6, 7–5, [10–8]
2010   Igor Kunitsyn
  Dmitry Tursunov (2)
  Janko Tipsarević
  Viktor Troicki
7–6(10–8), 6–3
2011   František Čermák
  Filip Polášek
  Carlos Berlocq
  David Marrero
6–3, 6–1
2012   František Čermák (2)
  Michal Mertiňák
  Simone Bolelli
  Daniele Bracciali
7–5, 6–3
2013   Mikhail Elgin
  Denis Istomin
  Ken Skupski
  Neal Skupski
6–2, 1–6, [14–12]
2014   František Čermák (3)
  Jiří Veselý
  Sam Groth
  Chris Guccione
7–6(7–2), 7–5
2015   Andrey Rublev
  Dmitry Tursunov (3)
  Radu Albot
  František Čermák
2–6, 6–1, [10–6]
2016   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
2017   Max Mirnyi (5)
  Philipp Oswald
  Damir Džumhur
  Antonio Šančić
6–3, 7–5
2018   Austin Krajicek
  Rajeev Ram
  Max Mirnyi
  Philipp Oswald
7–6(7–4), 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ «Олимпийская сказка, прощай!»
  2. ^ Спорткомплекс "Олимпийский" в Москве закроется на реконструкцию в 2019 году
  3. ^ VTB Kremlin Cup Jubilee Edition To Be Held At Krylatskoye Ice Palace
  4. ^ http://images.kremlincup.ru/kremlincup/2008/08/20/0000000390/field8.pdf
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2010-09-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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