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Sparkassen Cup (tennis)

The Sparkassen Cup is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1990 to 2003. It was held in Leipzig in Germany and played on indoor carpet courts.

Sparkassen Cup
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameVolkswagen Grand Prix (1990–93)
International Grand Prix (1994)
Sparkassen Cup (1995–2003)
TourWTA Tour
Founded1990
Abolished2003
Editions14
SurfaceCarpet

The inaugural event was held from 24–30 September 1990, shortly before the German reunification.

Steffi Graf won the first four titles and won the tournament again in 1998 to make her the most successful player at the event. Anke Huber, Jana Novotná and Kim Clijsters also won multiple singles titles at the event.

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990   Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez 6–1, 6–1
1991   Steffi Graf   Jana Novotná 6–3, 6–3
1992   Steffi Graf   Jana Novotná 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
1993   Steffi Graf   Jana Novotná 6–2, 6–0
1994   Jana Novotná   Mary Pierce 7–5, 6–1
1995   Anke Huber   Magdalena Maleeva Walkover
1996   Anke Huber   Iva Majoli 5–7, 6–3, 6–1
1997   Jana Novotná   Amanda Coetzer 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1998   Steffi Graf   Nathalie Tauziat 6–3, 6–4
1999   Nathalie Tauziat   Květa Hrdličková 6–1, 6–3
2000   Kim Clijsters   Elena Likhovtseva 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–4
2001   Kim Clijsters   Magdalena Maleeva 6–1, 6–1
2002   Serena Williams   Anastasia Myskina 6–3, 6–2
2003   Anastasia Myskina   Justine Henin-Hardenne 3–6, 6–3, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990   Gretchen Magers
  Lise Gregory
  Manon Bollegraf
  Jo Durie
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1991   Manon Bollegraf
  Isabelle Demongeot
  Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
6–4, 6–3
1992   Larisa Savtsjenko-Neiland
  Jana Novotná
  Patty Fendick
  Andrea Strnadová
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
1993   Natasha Zvereva
  Gigi Fernández
  Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–2
1994   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
  Manon Bollegraf
6–4, 6–4
1995   Larisa Neiland
  Meredith McGrath
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–4
1996   Kristie Boogert
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Miriam Oremans
  Sabine Appelmans
6–4, 6–4
1997   Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
  Yayuk Basuki
  Helena Suková
6–2, 6–2
1998   Ai Sugiyama
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Manon Bollegraf
  Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–1
1999   Larisa Neiland
  Mary Pierce
  Ai Sugiyama
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–3
2000   Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario
  Kim Clijsters
  Laurence Courtois
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–3
2001   Nathalie Tauziat
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Květa Hrdličková
  Barbara Rittner
6–4, 6–2
2002   Serena Williams
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Janette Husárová
  Paola Suárez
6–3, 7–5
2003   Martina Navratilova
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Nadia Petrova
3–6, 6–1, 6–3

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