Malaysian Open (tennis)
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.
|BMW Malaysian Open|
|Venue||Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort (2010–2012) |
RSGC (since 2013)
|Surface||Hard - outdoors|
|Draw||32S / 24Q / 16D|
|Prize money||US$226,750 (2017)|
|Current champions (2017)|
|Women's singles||Ashleigh Barty|
|Women's doubles|| Ashleigh Barty|
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. The WTA subsequently reinstated them.
The last Malaysian Open was held in 2018, after which, WTA Palermo returned to the tour calendar in 2019.
|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|
|1992|| Isabelle Demongeot
| Rika Hiraki
|2–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|1993|| Patty Fendick
| Nicole Arendt
|2010|| Chan Yung-jan
| Anastasia Rodionova
|6–7(4–7), 6–2, [10–7]|
|2011|| Dinara Safina
| Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
|7–5, 2–6, [10–5]|
|2012|| Chang Kai-chen
| Chan Hao-ching
|2013|| Shuko Aoyama
Chang Kai-chen (2)
| Janette Husárová
|6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [14–12]|
|2014|| Tímea Babos
| Chan Yung-jan
|2015|| Liang Chen
| Yuliya Beygelzimer
|4–6, 6–3, [10–4]|
|2016|| Varatchaya Wongteanchai
| Liang Chen
|4–6, 6–4, [10–7]|
|2017|| Ashleigh Barty
| Nicole Melichar
- "Women's Tennis Association - Official Website". Women's Tennis Association.
- "Israeli tennis player has flag taken off WTA site before Malaysian Open". Times of Israel.
- "Carbon Worldwide pulls plug on WTA Malaysian Open". NST Online. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
- Official website for women tournaments
- Tournament Profile on the WTA Tour
- 2010 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Calendar
- WTA Tour history