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The Portugal Open (formerly named Estoril Open) was an ATP and WTA clay court tennis tournament in Portugal. The event took place at the sports complex of Jamor in Oeiras, of which Estoril Court Central is the most prominent show court. In 2015 the tournament was canceled due to lack of sponsorship. A new tournament, Millennium Estoril Open, was created in its place, moving from Oeiras to Cascais.[1][2][3][4] The 2014 Portugal Open was the last edition.

Portugal Open
PortugalOpenLogo.png
Defunct tennis tournament
Founded1990
Abolished2014
LocationOeiras
Portugal
VenueEstádio Nacional do Jamor
SurfaceClay / Outdoors
WebsiteOfficial Website
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP World Series
(1990–1997)
ATP International Series
(1998–2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–2014)
Draw28S / 16Q / 16D
WTA Tour
CategoryWTA Tier IV
(1999–2008)
WTA International Tournaments
(2009–2014)
Draw32M / 32Q / 16D

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HistoryEdit

The men's tournament was created in 1990 and has been won by several top-10 players, including former world no. 1 players Thomas Muster (1995 and 1996), Carlos Moyà (2000), Juan Carlos Ferrero (2001), Novak Djokovic (2007), and Roger Federer (2008). Also, Marat Safin lost the 2004 final and Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Gustavo Kuerten won the doubles tournament in 1995 and 1997, respectively. The men's half was part of ATP World Tour 250 series tournaments.

The women's tournament started in 1989 as the Estoril Ladies Open and was in its first two years, a separate event. After being discontinued in 1990, the event returned as a part of the Estoril Open in 1998, starting as an ITF tournament. In the following year it became a WTA tournament again. The women's tournament is currently an International Series tournament. No former World No. 1 has ever won the women's tournament but Victoria Azarenka was runner-up in 2007.

Statistically, the men's tournament highlights the dominance of Argentine and Spanish male players on red clay. Between 1990 and 2001, at least one Spaniard appeared in the final ten times, with a player from Spain claiming the title in nine of those twelve years. The Spanish dominance waned in recent years. Since 2001, there have only been three Spaniards in four finals with two victories. Between 2002 and 2006, an Argentine made the final at Estoril, winning four of these five titles. The Argentine streak returned in 2011 with the first of three more victories in four years.

The roll of champions on the women's side is more diverse. Twelve of the seventeen different champions have represented a nation that had not previously won it. Despite this, Spain is still, although slightly, the most dominant nation. The women's tournament is a popular spot for players to win their first title; since it became a WTA event again in 1999, six players have used it to win their maiden title. In 2006, it showcased the first all-Chinese final in tour history, between Zheng Jie and Li Na.

Only one Portuguese player has reached the final in either the men's or the women's event: Frederico Gil, the losing men's finalist in 2010.

In 2013, the organization of the tournament changed its name to "Portugal Open" in order to present the tournament as a Portuguese well-organized event.[5]

Past resultsEdit

Legend: ITF event
Men's singles Women's singles
Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014   Carlos Berlocq   Tomáš Berdych 0–6, 7–5, 6–1
2013   Stanislas Wawrinka   David Ferrer 6–1, 6–4
2012   Juan Martín del Potro (2)   Richard Gasquet 6–4, 6–2
2011   Juan Martín del Potro   Fernando Verdasco 6–2, 6–2
2010   Albert Montañés (2)   Frederico Gil 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
2009   Albert Montañés   James Blake 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 6–0
2008   Roger Federer   Nikolay Davydenko 7–6(7–5), 1–2 retired
2007   Novak Djokovic   Richard Gasquet 7–6(9–7), 0–6, 6–1
2006   David Nalbandian (2)   Nikolay Davydenko 6–3, 6–4
2005   Gastón Gaudio   Tommy Robredo 6–1, 2–6, 6–1
2004   Juan Ignacio Chela   Marat Safin 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–3
2003   Nikolay Davydenko   Agustín Calleri 6–4, 6–3
2002   David Nalbandian   Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2001   Juan Carlos Ferrero   Félix Mantilla 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–3
2000   Carlos Moyà   Francisco Clavet 6–3, 6–2
1999   Albert Costa   Todd Martin 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–3
1998   Alberto Berasategui   Thomas Muster 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
1997   Àlex Corretja   Francisco Clavet 6–3, 7–5
1996   Thomas Muster (2)   Andrea Gaudenzi 7–6(4), 6–4
1995   Thomas Muster   Albert Costa 6–4, 6–2
1994   Carlos Costa (2)   Andriy Medvedev 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
1993   Andriy Medvedev   Karel Nováček 6–4, 6–2
1992   Carlos Costa   Sergi Bruguera 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1991   Sergi Bruguera   Karel Nováček 7–6(9–7), 6–1
1990   Emilio Sánchez   Franco Davín 6–3, 6–1
Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014   Carla Suárez Navarro   Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
2013   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Carla Suárez Navarro 7–5, 6–2
2012   Kaia Kanepi   Carla Suárez Navarro 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
2011   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Kristina Barrois 6–1, 6–2
2010   Anastasija Sevastova   Arantxa Parra Santonja 6–2, 7–5
2009   Yanina Wickmayer   Ekaterina Makarova 7–5, 6–2
2008   Maria Kirilenko   Iveta Benešová 6–4, 6–2
2007   Gréta Arn   Victoria Azarenka 2–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2006   Zheng Jie   Li Na 6–7(5–7), 7–5, retired
2005   Lucie Šafářová   Li Na 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–3
2004   Émilie Loit   Iveta Benešová 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
2003   Magüi Serna (2)   Julia Schruff 6–4, 6–1
2002   Magüi Serna   Anca Barna 6–4, 6–2
2001   Ángeles Montolio   Elena Bovina 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
2000   Anke Huber   Nathalie Dechy 6–2, 1–6, 7–5
1999   Katarina Srebotnik   Rita Kuti-Kis 6–3, 6–1
1998   Barbara Schwartz   Raluca Sandu 6–2, 6–3
1991–1997: no tournament held
1990   Federica Bonsignori   Laura Garrone 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Men's doubles Women's doubles
Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014   Santiago González (2)
  Scott Lipsky (3)
  Pablo Cuevas
  David Marrero
6–3, 3–6, [10–8]
2013   Santiago González
  Scott Lipsky (2)
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
  Jean-Julien Rojer
6–3, 4–6, [10–7]
2012   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
  Jean-Julien Rojer (2)
  Julian Knowle
  David Marrero
7–5, 7–5
2011   Eric Butorac (2)
  Jean-Julien Rojer
  Marc López
  David Marrero
6–3, 6–4
2010   Marc López
  David Marrero
  Pablo Cuevas
  Marcel Granollers
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–4]
2009   Eric Butorac
  Scott Lipsky
  Martin Damm
  Robert Lindstedt
6–3, 6–2
2008   Jeff Coetzee
  Wesley Moodie
  Jamie Murray
  Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 4–6, [10–8]
2007   Marcelo Melo
  André Sá
  Martín García
  Sebastián Prieto
3–6, 6–2, [10–6]
2006   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Vízner
  Lucas Arnold Ker
  Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–1
2005   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  Tommy Robredo
6–3, 6–4
2004   Juan Ignacio Chela
  Gastón Gaudio
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
6–2, 6–1
2003   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
  Lucas Arnold Ker
  Mariano Hood
6–1, 6–2
2002   Karsten Braasch
  Andrei Olhovskiy (3)
  Simon Aspelin
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–3, 6–3
2001   Radek Štěpánek
  Michal Tabara
  Donald Johnson
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–1
2000   Donald Johnson (3)
  Piet Norval
  David Adams
  Joshua Eagle
6–4, 7–5
1999   Tomás Carbonell
  Donald Johnson (2)
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
1998   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
  David Roditi
  Fernon Wibier
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
1997   Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Filippo Messori
6–2, 6–2
1996   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
  Tom Nijssen
  Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 6–2
1995   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Andrei Olhovskiy (2)
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Diego Nargiso
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
1994   Cristian Brandi
  Federico Mordegan
  Richard Krajicek
  Menno Oosting
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1993   David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
  Menno Oosting
  Udo Riglewski
6–3, 7–5
1992   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Libor Pimek
  Luke Jensen
  Laurie Warder
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
1991   Paul Haarhuis
  Mark Koevermans
  Tom Nijssen
  Cyril Suk
6–3, 6–3
1990   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
  Omar Camporese
  Paolo Canè
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
  Eva Hrdinová
  Valeria Solovyeva
6–4, 6–3
2013   Chan Hao-ching
  Kristina Mladenovic
  Darija Jurak
  Katalin Marosi
7–6(7–3), 6–2
2012   Chuang Chia-jung
  Zhang Shuai
  Yaroslava Shvedova
  Galina Voskoboeva
4–6, 6–1, [11–9]
2011   Alisa Kleybanova
  Galina Voskoboeva
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Michaëlla Krajicek
6–4, 6–2
2010   Sorana Cîrstea
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Vitalia Diatchenko
  Aurélie Védy
6–1, 7–5
2009   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
  Sharon Fichman
  Katalin Marosi
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
2008   Maria Kirilenko
  Flavia Pennetta
  Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  İpek Şenoğlu
6–4, 6–4
2007   Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–3, 6–2
2006   Li Ting (2)
  Sun Tiantian (2)
  Gisela Dulko
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
6–2, 6–2
2005   Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 6–1
2004   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Janette Husárová
  Olga Blahotová
  Gabriela Navrátilová
6–3, 6–2
2003   Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
  Maret Ani
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–2
2002   Elena Bovina
  Zsófia Gubacsi
  Barbara Rittner
  María Vento-Kabchi
6–3, 6–1
2001   Květa Hrdličková
  Barbara Rittner
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 7–5, 6–1
2000   Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Amanda Hopmans
  Cristina Torrens Valero
6–0, 7–6(11–9)
1999   Alicia Ortuño
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Anna Földényi
7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–3
1998   Caroline Dhenin
  Émilie Loit
  Radka Bobková
  Caroline Schneider
6–2, 6–3
1991–1997: no tournament held
1990   Patricia Tarabini
  Sandra Cecchini
  Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
1–6, 6–2, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://desporto.sapo.pt/mais_modalidades/tenis/artigo/2015/02/04/portugal-open-passa-a-chamar-se-millennium-estoril-open
  2. ^ http://tenis-portugal.com/2015/02/05/apresentacao-oficial-do-millenium-estoril-open-em-direto-saiba-tudo-aqui/
  3. ^ http://www.abola.pt/nnh/ver.aspx?id=515224
  4. ^ https://desporto.sapo.pt/mais_modalidades/tenis/artigo/2014/11/26/jorge-mendes-garante-portugal-open-em-2015
  5. ^ Pereira, Paulo Jorge. "Portugal Open com 650 mil euros de prémios". Diário Económico. Retrieved 20 April 2013.

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