Malaysian Open (tennis)

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The Malaysian Open (formerly known as the Malaysian Tennis Classic) is a professional women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. The event is affiliated with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and is an International-level tournament on the WTA Tour. The event has been held at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort and The Royal Selangor Golf Club. The first edition of the event took place from February 22–28, 2010. In 2011 the event became sponsored by BMW.[1]

BMW Malaysian Open
Malaysian Open 2011 Women's Logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded2010; 11 years ago (2010)
LocationKuala Lumpur
Malaysia
VenueBukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort (2010–2012)
RSGC (since 2013)
SurfaceHard - outdoors
Draw32S / 24Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$226,750 (2017)
Websitebmwmalaysianopen.com
Current champions (2017)
Women's singlesAustralia Ashleigh Barty
Women's doublesAustralia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua

HistoryEdit

The Malaysian Open was a women's professional tennis event held in 1992 and 1993. It was competed on indoor hard courts in Kuala Lumpur. The tournament was part of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour, and was designated as a Tier IV event. Winners received $18,000. In both years it was held from April 19 to April 26. The event was discontinued from 1993 onwards.

Initially, the organisers operated with a license directly from WTA. However, later on they cut a deal for a lease of WTA Palermo's license in late-2013.

In 2017, the Women’s Tennis Association deleted reference to Israeli player Julia Glushko's nationality and Israel's flag from Glushko's profile on their website ahead of her scheduled participation at the Malaysian Open, when event organizers requested all references to her being Israeli be removed from the WTA website in order for her to be allowed to take part in the event.[2] The WTA subsequently reinstated them.[2]

The last Malaysian Open was held in 2018, after which, WTA Palermo returned to the tour calendar in 2019.[3]

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1992   Yayuk Basuki   Andrea Strnadová 6–3, 6–0
1993   Nicole Provis   Ann Grossman 6–3, 6–2
2010   Alisa Kleybanova   Elena Dementieva 6–3, 6–2
2011   Jelena Dokić   Lucie Šafářová 2–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4
2012   Hsieh Su-wei   Petra Martić 2–6, 7–5, 4–1 ret.
2013   Karolína Plíšková   Bethanie Mattek-Sands 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
2014   Donna Vekić   Dominika Cibulková 5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
2015   Caroline Wozniacki   Alexandra Dulgheru 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
2016   Elina Svitolina   Eugenie Bouchard 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–5
2017   Ashleigh Barty   Nao Hibino 6–3, 6–2

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1992   Isabelle Demongeot
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Rika Hiraki
  Petra Langrová
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
1993   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
  Nicole Arendt
  Kristine Kunce
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
2010   Chan Yung-jan
  Zheng Jie
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Arina Rodionova
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [10–7]
2011   Dinara Safina
  Galina Voskoboeva
  Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Jessica Moore
7–5, 2–6, [10–5]
2012   Chang Kai-chen
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Chan Hao-ching
  Rika Fujiwara
7–5, 6–4
2013   Shuko Aoyama
  Chang Kai-chen (2)
  Janette Husárová
  Zhang Shuai
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [14–12]
2014   Tímea Babos
  Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
  Zheng Saisai
6–3, 6–4
2015   Liang Chen
  Wang Yafan
  Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Olga Savchuk
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
2016   Varatchaya Wongteanchai
  Yang Zhaoxuan
  Liang Chen
  Wang Yafan
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
2017   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
  Nicole Melichar
  Makoto Ninomiya
7–6(7–5), 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's Tennis Association - Official Website". Women's Tennis Association.
  2. ^ a b "Israeli tennis player has flag taken off WTA site before Malaysian Open". Times of Israel.
  3. ^ "Carbon Worldwide pulls plug on WTA Malaysian Open". NST Online. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

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