Nichirei International Championships

The Nichirei International Championships is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated professional women's tennis tournament played from 1990 to 1996. It was held in Tokyo in Japan and was played on indoor carpet courts in 1990 and on outdoor hard courts from 1991 to 1996.

Nichirei International Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameNichirei International Championships
TourWTA Tour
Founded1990
Abolished1996
Editions7
LocationTokyo, Japan
SurfaceCarpet (1990)
Hard (1991–96)

Monica Seles won the event a record three times, representing the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992, and the United States in 1996. Mary Joe Fernández garnered the most championships overall, with four of her five triumphs coming in the doubles competition.

The tournament was replaced by the Toyota Princess Cup.

Prize moneyEdit

Year Prize Money
1990–92 $350,000
1993 $375,000
1994 $400,000
1995 $430,000
1996 $450,000

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990   Mary Joe Fernández   Amy Frazier 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
1991   Monica Seles   Mary Joe Fernández 6–1, 6–1
1992   Monica Seles   Gabriela Sabatini 6–2, 6–0
1993   Amanda Coetzer   Kimiko Date 6–3, 6–2
1994   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Amy Frazier 6–1, 6–2
1995   Mary Pierce   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–3
1996   Monica Seles   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–4
1997 succeeded by Toyota Princess Cup

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990   Mary Joe Fernández
  Robin White
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1991   Mary Joe Fernández
  Pam Shriver
  Carrie Cunningham
  Laura Gildemeister
6–3, 6–3
1992   Mary Joe Fernández
  Robin White
  Yayuk Basuki
  Nana Miyagi
6–4, 6–4
1993   Lisa Raymond
  Chanda Rubin
  Amanda Coetzer
  Linda Wild
6–4, 6–1
1994   Julie Halard
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Amy Frazier
  Rika Hiraki
6–1, 0–6, 6–1
1995   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Amanda Coetzer
  Linda Wild
6–3, 6–2
1996   Amanda Coetzer
  Mary Pierce
  Sung-Hee Park
  Shi-Ting Wang
6–1, 7–6
1997 succeeded by Toyota Princess Cup

ReferencesEdit