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The VanOpen, currently sponsored as Odlum Brown VanOpen, is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour, and of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women's Circuit. It is held at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event was hosted continuously from 2002 to 2015, but returned in 2017 after a one-year hiatus.[1]

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Tournament information
Founded2002; 17 years ago (2002)
LocationWest Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
VenueHollyburn Country Club
SurfaceHard – outdoors
WebsiteOfficial website
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP Challenger Tour
Draw32S (16Q) / 16D (0Q)
Prize moneyUS$100,000
WTA Tour
CategoryITF Women's Circuit
Draw32S (28Q) / 16D (0Q)
Prize moneyUS$100,000
2006 Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was the men's singles champion in 2009 and 2014
Stéphanie Dubois became the first Canadian woman to win the singles title in 2009
Dudi Sela won the men's singles title four times, in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2015
Fifteen-year-old Nicole Vaidišová took the women's title in 2004 when it was a Tier V event
Maria Sharapova won the inaugural women's singles title in 2002

HistoryEdit

The inaugural Odlum Brown VanOpen took place in the summer of 2002, in the Jericho Tennis Club, before it eventually moved to Hollyburn Country Club, in West Vancouver, for the 2005 edition.[2][3] Started as a $25,000 ITF Women's Circuit event, the Van Open saw the victory of eventual World No. 1 Maria Sharapova over Laura Granville in 2002, and of then-Junior World No. 1 and French Open girls' singles champion Anna-Lena Grönefeld in 2003.[2]

The following year, Tennis Canada and Tennis BC (tennis' governing body in British Columbia) joined to bring the event to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour as a $110,000 Tier V event.[3] Czech qualifier, and eventual top ten member Nicole Vaidišová won the singles final over 2002 runner-up Laura Granville, becoming, as World No. 180, the lowest-ranked player to win a tour title during the 2004 WTA Tour season, and at 15 years, 3 months, and 23 days, the sixth youngest player to win a professional title in tour history.[4]

While the women's event returned to its $25,000 ITF Circuit format in 2005, "to help develop some of the world's best Canadian junior girls", a $100,000 men's Challenger event was added to the tournament, with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour joining Tennis Canada, Tennis BC and the ITF in the organisation of the Open.[3] Israeli Dudi Sela won the inaugural men's singles event over Australian Paul Baccanello in straight sets, and American Ansley Cargill won the first of her two women's singles titles (2005, 2006).

The VanOpen continued to grow in the following editions, with the ITF event's prize money moving up to $50,000 in 2007, and $75,000 in 2009.[2] Amongst the tournament's champions since 2005 have been, on the women's side, former Junior World No. 1 Urszula Radwańska (2008 singles), Stéphanie Dubois (2007 doubles, 2009 singles), and on the men's side Rik de Voest (2006 singles, 2007 and 2009 doubles), Frédéric Niemeyer (2007 singles), Dudi Sela (2005, 2008 and 2010 singles), who claimed his second VanOpen title, and 2006 Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis (2009 singles), who won in Vancouver his first title since February 2007.[5]

Past finalsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2019   Ričardas Berankis   Jason Jung 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
2018   Dan Evans   Jason Kubler 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
2017   Cedrik-Marcel Stebe   Jordan Thompson 6–0, 6–1
2016 Not held
2015   Dudi Sela   John-Patrick Smith 6–4, 7–5
2014   Marcos Baghdatis   Farrukh Dustov 7–6(8–6), 6–3
2013   Vasek Pospisil   Daniel Evans 6–0, 1–6, 7–5
2012   Igor Sijsling   Sergei Bubka 6–1, 7–5
2011   James Ward   Robby Ginepri 7–5, 6–4
2010   Dudi Sela   Ričardas Berankis 7–5, 6–2
2009   Marcos Baghdatis   Xavier Malisse 6–4, 6–4
2008   Dudi Sela   Kevin Kim 6–3, 6–0
2007   Frédéric Niemeyer   Sam Querrey 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
2006   Rik de Voest   Amer Delic 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2005   Dudi Sela   Paul Baccanello 6–2, 6–3

Women's singlesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2019   Heather Watson   Sara Sorribes Tormo 7–5, 6–4
2018   Misaki Doi   Heather Watson 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–4
2017   Maryna Zanevska   Danka Kovinić 5–7, 6–1, 6–3
2016 Not held
2015   Johanna Konta   Kirsten Flipkens 6–2, 6–4
2014   Jarmila Gajdošová   Lesia Tsurenko 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
2013   Johanna Konta   Sharon Fichman 6–4, 6–2
2012   Mallory Burdette   Jessica Pegula 6–3, 6–0
2011   Aleksandra Wozniak   Jamie Hampton 6–3, 6–1
2010   Jelena Dokić   Virginie Razzano 6–1, 6–4
2009   Stéphanie Dubois   Sania Mirza 1–6, 6–4, 6–4
2008   Urszula Radwańska   Julie Coin 2–6, 6–3, 7–5
2007   Anne Keothavong   Stéphanie Dubois 7–5, 6–1
2006   Ansley Cargill   Valérie Tétreault 7–5, 6–4
2005   Ansley Cargill   Mélanie Gloria 6–4, 6–2
↑   ITF event   ↑
2004   Nicole Vaidišová   Laura Granville 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
↑   WTA Tier V event   ↑
2003   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Vilmarie Castellvi 6–2, 6–4
2002   Maria Sharapova   Laura Granville 0–6, 6–3, 6–1
↑   ITF event   ↑

Men's doublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2019   Robert Lindstedt
  Jonny O'Mara
  Treat Huey
  Adil Shamasdin
6–2, 7–5
2018   Luke Bambridge
  Neal Skupski
  Marc Polmans
  Max Purcell
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
2017   James Cerretani
  Neal Skupski
  Treat Huey
  Robert Lindstedt
7–6(8–6), 6–2
2016 Not held
2015   Treat Huey
  Frederik Nielsen
  Yuki Bhambri
  Michael Venus
7–6(7–4), 6–7(3–7), [10–5]
2014   Austin Krajicek
  John-Patrick Smith
  Marcus Daniell
  Artem Sitak
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
2013   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
  James Cerretani
  Adil Shamasdin
6–1, 6–4
2012   Maxime Authom
  Ruben Bemelmans
  John Peers
  John-Patrick Smith
6–4, 6–2
2011   Treat Conrad Huey
  Travis Parrott
  Jordan Kerr
  David Martin
6–2, 1–6, [16–14]
2010   Treat Conrad Huey
  Dominic Inglot
  Ryan Harrison
  Jesse Levine
6–4, 7–5
2009   Kevin Anderson
  Rik de Voest
  Ramón Delgado
  Kaes Van't Hof
6–4, 6–4
2008   Eric Butorac
  Travis Parrott
  Rik de Voest
  Ashley Fisher
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2007   Rik de Voest
  Ashley Fisher
  Alex Kuznetsov
  Donald Young
6–1, 6–2
2006   Eric Butorac
  Travis Parrott
  Rik de Voest
  Glenn Weiner
4–6, 6–3, [11–9]
2005   Ashley Fisher
  Tripp Phillips
  Huntley Montgomery
  Rajeev Ram
7–6(8–6), 1–6, 6–3

Women's doublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2019   Nao Hibino
  Miyu Kato
  Naomi Broady
  Erin Routliffe
6–2, 6–2
2018   Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
  Kateryna Kozlova
  Arantxa Rus
6–2, 7–5
2017   Jessica Moore
  Jocelyn Rae
  Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
6–1, 7–5
2016 Not held
2015   Johanna Konta
  Maria Sanchez
  Raluca Olaru
  Anna Tatishvili
7–6(7–5), 6–4
2014   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
  Jamie Loeb
  Allie Will
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
2013   Sharon Fichman
  Maryna Zanevska
  Jacqueline Cako
  Natalie Pluskota
6–2, 6–2
2012   Julia Glushko
  Olivia Rogowska
  Jacqueline Cako
  Natalie Pluskota
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]
2011   Karolína Plíšková
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Jamie Hampton
  Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
5–7, 6–2, [10–2]
2010   Chang Kai-chen
  Heidi El Tabakh
  Irina Falconi
  Amanda Fink
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
2009   Ahsha Rolle
  Riza Zalameda
  Madison Brengle
  Lilia Osterloh
6–4, 6–3
2008   Carly Gullickson
  Nicole Kriz
  Christina Fusano
  Junri Namigata
6–7(4–7), 6–1, [10–5]
2007   Stéphanie Dubois
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
  Soledad Esperón
  Agustina Lépore
6–4, 6–4
2006   Nicole Kriz
  Story Tweedie-Yates
  Jennifer Magley
  Courtney Nagle
7–5, 6–3
2005   Sarah Borwell
  Sarah Riske
  Lauren Barnikow
  Antonia Matic
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–0)
↑   ITF event   ↑
2004   Bethanie Mattek
  Abigail Spears
  Els Callens
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–3, 6–3
↑   WTA Tier V event   ↑
2003   Amanda Augustus
  Mélanie Marois
  Nicole Sewell
  Andrea van den Hurk
7–6(7–4), 6–4
2002   Amanda Augustus
  Renata Kolbovic
  Lauren Kalvaria
  Gabriela Lastra
7–5, 7–5
↑   ITF event   ↑

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Odlum Brown VanOpen tennis tournament returns in 2017" (PDF). VanOpen.com. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Paterson, Jeff (24 July 2008). "Vancouver Open may leap to improve its smash". Straight.com. Vancouver Free Press. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Tournament History". vanopen.com. Odlum Brown Vancouver Open. Archived from the original on August 7, 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  4. ^ Chesterman, Barnaby (11 July 2005). "Vaidisova resolves to do even better". redOrbit.com. redOrbit.com. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  5. ^ Weber, Marc (10 August 2009). "Dubois, Baghdatis crowned at VanOpen". communities.canada.com. Canwest Publishing Inc. Retrieved 20 November 2009.

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