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The men's Swedish Open (sponsored by Skistar) is an ATP World Tour 250 series tennis tournament on the ATP Tour held in Båstad, Sweden in July each year.

Swedish Open
Tournament information
Founded1948; 71 years ago (1948)
LocationBåstad
Sweden
VenueBåstad Tennis Stadium
SurfaceClay / outdoor
Websiteswedishopen.org
Current champions (2018)
Men's singlesItaly Fabio Fognini
Men's doublesChile Julio Peralta
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP World Tour 250
Draw32S / 16Q / 16D
Prize money€482,060
WTA Tour
CategoryWTA 125K series
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$125,000

The women's Swedish Open (sponsored by Collector) is a tennis tournament held in Båstad, Sweden, between 2009–2017 as an international tournament and successor to the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm, and from 2019 onwards a challenger-level tournament. It is played on outdoor clay courts.

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HistoryEdit

The Swedish Open was first held in 1948 when it was called the International Swedish Hard Court Championships.[1] Between 1970 and 1989 the men's event was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit and a Grand Prix Super Series event (1970–72).

The first three tournaments were won by Eric Sturgess from South Africa. Other famous champions include Ilie Năstase (1971), Björn Borg (1974, 1978–1979), Mats Wilander (1982–1983, 1985), and Rafael Nadal (2005). The stadium in which the tournament is held underwent reconstruction in 2002 to accommodate the new hotel underneath the seaside bleachers.

From 1948 to 1990, there was also a women's singles tournament. After the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm was sold, it was announced that the women's event would return to Båstad. Since 2009 the Collector Swedish Open Women in Båstad has been an International-level tournament. In 2018 the women's tournament license was sold and it was held in Moscow (Russia) as Moscow River Cup from 22nd to 27th July 2018. However, in 2019, the tournaments was reinstated as WTA 125K series tournament.

Title sponsorsEdit

ATPEdit

The tournament has in the latter years been named after its principal sponsor. These sponsors have changed, thus changing the name of the tournament. Title sponsors include:

  • Investor Swedish Open (19?? – 1999), sponsored by Investor AB
  • Wideyes Swedish Open (2000), sponsored by Wideyes
  • Telenordia Swedish Open (2001–2002), sponsored by Telenordia
  • Synsam Swedish Open (2003–2006), sponsored by Synsam
  • Catella Swedish Open (2007–2009), sponsored by Catella
  • SkiStar Swedish Open (2010 – current), sponsored by Skistar

WTAEdit

The tournament is currently sponsored by Ericsson.

International Series Tournament of the YearEdit

Each year, the players on the ATP Tour vote for the ATP Tournament of the Year. Swedish Open has received this honor ten consecutive years, winning the International Series Tournament of the Year in the ATP World 250 category from 2002 to 2011. The Swedish Open is the only tournament to have won this award ten times.

Past finalsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1948   Eric Sturgess   Enrique Morea 6–2, 7–5, 6–4
1949   Eric Sturgess   Torsten Johansson 6–1, 6–0, 6–4
1950   Eric Sturgess   Torsten Johansson 5–7, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
1951   Felicisimo Ampon   Raymundo Deyro 9–7, 6–0, 6–1
1952   Budge Patty   Mervyn Rose 6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1953   Budge Patty   Sven Davidson 6–4, 7–5, 6–8, 6–4
1954   Budge Patty   Rex Hartwig 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 8–6, 6–4
1955   Ham Richardson   Mervyn Rose 4–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
1956   Ken Rosewall   Kurt Nielsen 7–5, 6–3, 6–1
1957   Ulf Schmidt   Sven Davidson 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1958   Ashley Cooper   Mervyn Rose 2–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
1959   Luis Ayala   Ramanathan Krishnan 6–1, 6–1, 5–7, 6–1
1960   Luis Ayala   Ramanathan Krishnan 6–1, 6–0, 6–4
1961   Ulf Schmidt   Neale Fraser 6–3, 6–4, 7–5
1962   Manuel Santana   Jan-Erik Lundqvist 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
1963   Jan-Erik Lundqvist   Boro Jovanović 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
1964   Roy Emerson   Nikola Pilić 1–6, 7–5, 6–1, 6–2
1965   Manuel Santana   Roy Emerson 6–1, 6–1, 6–4
1966   Alexander Metreveli   Manuel Santana 3–6, 2–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–4
1967   Martin Mulligan Emerson, Lundqvist, Okker Round Robin
1968   Martin Mulligan   Ion Țiriac 8–6, 6–4, 6–4
1969   Manuel Santana   Ion Țiriac 8–6, 6–4, 6–1
1970   Dick Crealy   Georges Goven 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1971   Ilie Năstase   Jan Leschly 6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
1972   Manuel Orantes   Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–3, 6–1
1973   Stan Smith   Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–2, 7–6
1974   Björn Borg   Adriano Panatta 6–3, 6–0, 6–7, 6–3
1975   Manuel Orantes   José Higueras 6–0, 6–3
1976   Antonio Zugarelli   Corrado Barazzutti 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1977   Corrado Barazzutti   Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–7, 6–2
1978   Björn Borg   Corrado Barazzutti 6–1, 6–2
1979   Björn Borg   Balázs Taróczy 6–1, 7–5
1980   Balázs Taróczy   Tony Giammalva 6–3, 3–6, 7–6
1981   Thierry Tulasne   Anders Järryd 6–2, 6–3
1982   Mats Wilander   Henrik Sundström 6–4, 6–4
1983   Mats Wilander   Anders Järryd 6–1, 6–2
1984   Henrik Sundström   Anders Järryd 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
1985   Mats Wilander   Stefan Edberg 6–1, 6–0
1986   Emilio Sánchez   Mats Wilander 7–6, 4–6, 6–4
1987   Joakim Nyström   Stefan Edberg 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
1988   Marcelo Filippini   Francesco Cancellotti 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1989   Paolo Canè   Bruno Orešar 7–6, 7–6
1990   Richard Fromberg   Magnus Larsson 6–2, 7–6
1991   Magnus Gustafsson   Alberto Mancini 6–1, 6–2
1992   Magnus Gustafsson   Tomás Carbonell 5–7, 7–5, 6–4
1993   Horst Skoff   Ronald Agénor 7–5, 1–6, 6–0
1994   Bernd Karbacher   Horst Skoff 6–4, 6–3
1995   Fernando Meligeni   Christian Ruud 6–4, 6–4
1996   Magnus Gustafsson   Andriy Medvedev 6–1, 6–3
1997   Magnus Norman   Juan Antonio Marín 7–5, 6–2
1998   Magnus Gustafsson   Andriy Medvedev 6–2, 6–3
1999   Juan Antonio Marín   Andreas Vinciguerra 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2000   Magnus Norman   Andreas Vinciguerra 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
2001   Andrea Gaudenzi   Bohdan Ulihrach 7–5, 6–3
2002   Carlos Moyà   Younes El Aynaoui 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
2003   Mariano Zabaleta   Nicolás Lapentti 6–3, 6–4
2004   Mariano Zabaleta   Gastón Gaudio 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
2005   Rafael Nadal   Tomáš Berdych 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
2006   Tommy Robredo   Nikolay Davydenko 6–2, 6–1
2007   David Ferrer   Nicolás Almagro 6–1, 6–2
2008   Tommy Robredo   Tomáš Berdych 6–4, 6–1
2009   Robin Söderling   Juan Mónaco 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2010   Nicolás Almagro   Robin Söderling 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
2011   Robin Söderling   David Ferrer 6–2, 6–2
2012   David Ferrer   Nicolás Almagro 6–2, 6–2
2013   Carlos Berlocq   Fernando Verdasco 7–5, 6–1
2014   Pablo Cuevas   João Sousa 6–2, 6–1
2015   Benoît Paire   Tommy Robredo 7–6(9–7), 6–3
2016   Albert Ramos-Viñolas   Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 6–4
2017   David Ferrer   Alexandr Dolgopolov 6–4, 6–4
2018   Fabio Fognini   Richard Gasquet 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Champion Times champion Year
  Magnus Gustafsson 4 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998
  Mats Wilander 3 1982, 1983, 1985
  Björn Borg 3 1974, 1978, 1979
  David Ferrer 3 2007, 2012, 2017
  Manuel Santana 3 1962, 1965, 1969
  Budge Patty 3 1952, 1953, 1954
  Eric Sturgess 3 1948, 1949, 1950
  Robin Söderling 2 2009, 2011
  Tommy Robredo 2 2006, 2008
  Mariano Zabaleta 2 2003, 2004
  Magnus Norman 2 1997, 2000
  Martin Mulligan 2 1967, 1968
  Ulf Schmidt 2 1957, 1961
  Luis Ayala 2 1959, 1960

Men's DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1954   Ken Rosewall
  Rex Hartwig
  Tony Trabert
  Budge Patty
12–14, 8–6, 6–1, 6–3
1955-57 not held
1958   Mervyn Rose
  Ashley Cooper
  Pancho Contreras
  Mario Llamas
6–2, 6–1, 6–2
1959   Luis Ayala
  Ramanathan Krishnan
  Sven Davidson
  Torsten Johansson
7–5, 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1960-68 not held
1969   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
  Manuel Orantes
  Manuel Santana
6–3, 6–4
1970   Dick Crealy
  Allan Stone
  Željko Franulović
  Jan Kodeš
6–2, 2–6, 12–10
1971   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
  Jaime Pinto-Bravo
  Butch Seewagen
7–6, 6–1
1972 not held
1973   Nikola Pilić
  Stan Smith
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1974   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
  Ove Nils Bengtson
  Björn Borg
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
1975   Ove Nils Bengtson
  Björn Borg
  Juan Gisbert
  Manuel Orantes
7–6, 7–5
1976   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
  Wojtek Fibak
  Juan Gisbert
6–3, 6–4
1977   Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
  Jean-Louis Haillet
  François Jauffret
6–4, 6–0
1978   Bob Carmichael
  Mark Edmondson
  Péter Szőke
  Balázs Taróczy
7–5, 6–4
1979   Heinz Günthardt
  Bob Hewitt
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
6–2, 6–2
1980   Heinz Günthardt
  Markus Günthardt
  John Feaver
  Peter McNamara
6–4, 6–4
1981   Mark Edmondson
  John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
1982   Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
  Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
0–6, 6–3, 7–6
1983   Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
  Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
1984   Jan Gunnarsson
  Michael Mortensen
  Juan Avendaño
  Fernando Roese
6–0, 6–0
1985   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
  Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–0, 7–6
1986   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
  Craig Campbell
  Joey Rive
6–4, 6–2
1987   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
  Emilio Sánchez
  Javier Sánchez
7–6, 6–3
1988   Patrick Baur
  Udo Riglewski
  Stefan Edberg
  Nicklas Kroon
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
1989   Per Henricsson
  Nicklas Utgren
  Josef Čihák
  Karel Nováček
7–5, 6–2
1990   Ronnie Båthman
  Rikard Bergh
  Jan Gunnarsson
  Udo Riglewski
6–1, 6–4
1991   Ronnie Båthman
  Rikard Bergh
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–4
1992   Tomás Carbonell
  Christian Miniussi
  Christian Bergström
  Magnus Gustafsson
6–4, 7–5
1993   Henrik Holm
  Anders Järryd
  Brian Devening
  Tomas Nydahl
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
1994   Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
6–2, 6–3
1995   Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
  Jon Ireland
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–3, 6–0
1996   David Ekerot
  Jeff Tarango
  Joshua Eagle
  Peter Nyborg
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1997   Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
  Magnus Gustafsson
  Magnus Larsson
6–0, 6–3
1998   Magnus Gustafsson
  Magnus Larsson
  Lan Bale
  Piet Norval
6–4, 6–2
1999   David Adams
  Jeff Tarango
  Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2000   Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
  Andrea Gaudenzi
  Diego Nargiso
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
2001   Karsten Braasch
  Jens Knippschild
  Simon Aspelin
  Andrew Kratzmann
7–6(3), 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
2002   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
  Paul Hanley
  Michael Hill
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2003   Simon Aspelin
  Massimo Bertolini
  Lucas Arnold
  Mariano Hood
6–7(3–7), 6–0, 6–4
2004   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Jonas Björkman
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
4–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(8–6)
2005   Jonas Björkman
  Joachim Johansson
  José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto
6–2 6–3
2006   Jonas Björkman
  Thomas Johansson
  Christopher Kas
  Oliver Marach
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
2007   Simon Aspelin
  Julian Knowle
  Martín García
  Sebastián Prieto
6–2, 6–4
2008   Jonas Björkman
  Robin Söderling
  Johan Brunström
  Jean-Julien Rojer
6–2, 6–2
2009   Jaroslav Levinský
  Filip Polášek
  Robert Lindstedt
  Robin Söderling
1–6, 6–3, [10–7]
2010   Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
  Andreas Seppi
  Simone Vagnozzi
6–4, 7–5
2011   Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
  Simon Aspelin
  Andreas Siljeström
6–3, 6–3
2012   Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
  Alexander Peya
  Bruno Soares
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2013   Nicholas Monroe
  Simon Stadler
  Carlos Berlocq
  Albert Ramos
6–2, 3–6, [10–3]
2014   Johan Brunström
  Nicholas Monroe
  Jérémy Chardy
  Oliver Marach
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
2015   Jérémy Chardy
  Łukasz Kubot
  Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–7(6–8), 6–3, [10–8]
2016   Marcel Granollers
  David Marrero
  Marcus Daniell
  Marcelo Demoliner
6–2, 6–3
2017   Julian Knowle
  Philipp Petzschner
  Sander Arends
  Matwé Middelkoop
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
2018   Julio Peralta
  Horacio Zeballos
  Simone Bolelli
  Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–4

Women's SinglesEdit

1948–1990Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1948   Hilde Sperling   Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 8–6, 0–6, 6–1
1949   Thelma Long   Hilde Sperling 6–2, 6–3
1950   Thelma Long (2)   Hilde Sperling 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
1951   Nancye Wynne Bolton   Solveig Gustafsson 6–3, 6–1
1952   Hazel Redick-Smith   Julia Wipplinger 6–2, 8–6
1953   Maureen Connolly   Julia Sampson 6–1, 6–3
1954   Birgit Sandén   Milly Vagn-Nielsen 6–2, 6–2
1955   Doris Hart   Ruth Kaufman 6–3, 9–7
1956   Angela Buxton   Birgit Sandén 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1957   Shirley Bloomer   Yola Ramírez 7–5, 6–4
1958   Heather Segal   Karol Fageros 2–6, 6–0, 6–0
1959   Beverly Baker Fleitz   Joan Johnson 6–4, 6–1
1960   Lea Pericoli   Silvana Lazzarino 3–6, 7–5, 6–2
1961   Belmar Gundersen
1962   Maria Bueno
1963   Edda Buding
1964   Donna Fales
1965   Christina Sandberg
1966   Christina Sandberg (2)
1967   Françoise Dürr   Rosie Casals 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
1968   Julie Heldman   Kathleen Harter default
1969   Peaches Bartkowicz   Christina Sandberg 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
1970   Peaches Bartkowicz (2)   Ingrid Bentzer 6–1, 6–1
1971   Helga Masthoff   Ingrid Bentzer 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
1972   Ingrid Bentzer   Christina Sandberg 2–6, 6–3, 8–6
1973   Glynis Coles   Christina Sandberg 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
1974   Sue Barker   Marijke Schaar 6–1, 7–5
1975   Sue Barker (2)   Helga Niessen Masthoff 6–4, 6–0
1976   Renáta Tomanová   Helena Anliot 6–3, 6–2
1977   Florența Mihai   Mary Struthers 6–4, 6–4
1978   Elly Appel-Vessies   Sylvia Hanika 6–2, 6–4
1979   Elisabeth Ekblom
1980   Virginia Ruzici   Nina Bohm 6–2, 7–5
1981   Lena Sandin
1982   Lena Sandin (2)   Manuela Maleeva 6–7, 7–5, 6–3
1983   Virginia Ruzici (2)
1984   Anette Gulley
1985   Maria Lindström
1986   Catarina Lindqvist
1987   Sandra Cecchini   Catarina Lindqvist 6–4, 6–4
1988   Isabel Cueto   Sandra Cecchini 7–5, 6–1
1989   Katerina Maleeva   Sabine Hack 6–1, 6–3
1990   Sandra Cecchini (2)   Csilla Bartos 6–1, 6–2
1991-2008 not held
2009   María José Martínez Sánchez   Caroline Wozniacki 7–5, 6–4
2010   Aravane Rezaï   Gisela Dulko 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
2011   Polona Hercog   Johanna Larsson 6–4, 7–5
2012   Polona Hercog (2)   Mathilde Johansson 0–6, 6–4, 7–5
2013   Serena Williams   Johanna Larsson 6–4, 6–1
2014   Mona Barthel   Chanelle Scheepers 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2015   Johanna Larsson   Mona Barthel 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
2016   Laura Siegemund   Kateřina Siniaková 7–5, 6–1
2017   Kateřina Siniaková   Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 6–4

Women's DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2009   Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–2, 0–6, 10–5
2010   Gisela Dulko (2)
  Flavia Pennetta (2)
  Renata Voráčová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–6(7–0), 6–0
2011   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–3, 6–3
2012   Catalina Castaño
  Mariana Duque Mariño
  Eva Hrdinová
  Mervana Jugić-Salkić
4–6, 7–5, [10–5]
2013   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Klára Zakopalová
  Alexandra Dulgheru
  Flavia Pennetta
6–1, 6–4
2014   Andreja Klepač
  María Teresa Torró Flor
  Jocelyn Rae
  Anna Smith
6-1, 6–1
2015   Kiki Bertens
  Johanna Larsson
  Tatjana Maria
  Olga Savchuk
7–5, 6–4
2016   Andreea Mitu
  Alicja Rosolska
  Lesley Kerkhove
  Lidziya Marozava
6–3, 7–5
2017   Quirine Lemoine
  Arantxa Rus
  María Irigoyen
  Barbora Krejčíková
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 326. ISBN 9780047960420.

External linksEdit