Lexington Challenger

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The Lexington Challenger (branded as the Top Seed Open for sponsorship reasons, and previously known as the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships and the Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships) is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is currently part of the ATP Challenger Tour and the WTA Tour. It has been held annually at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky, since 1995 for men and since 1997 for women.

Lexington Challenger
2020 Top Seed Open
Tournament information
Event nameKentucky Bank Tennis Championships
LocationLexington
VenueHilary J. Boone Tennis Complex
SurfaceHard / outdoors
Websitelexingtonchallenger.com
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP Challenger Tour
Draw32S / 32Q / 16D
Prize money$50,000
WTA Tour
CategoryInternational
Draw32S / 32Q / 16D
Prize money$60,000
$275,000 (2020–present)
Japan's Takao Suzuki, singles winner in 2000, doubles winner in 2003, is one of two players, with Zimbabwe's Wayne Black, to have won both events
Partnering fellow Australian Ellwood, future World No. 1 in singles Lleyton Hewitt took the doubles title in 1998
Eventual World No. 1 in doubles Mark Knowles from The Bahamas was the first to win the singles title in 1995
India's Sania Mirza, a former top-30 player, was the women's singles champion in 2009
Canada's Stéphanie Dubois has reached the singles final three times here, winning the title in 2007 and finishing runner-up in 2005 and 2010

The prize money offered at the tournament is $50,000 for men and $60,000 for women (although in 1997–98 it was $25,000 for women).

Women's resultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2020   Jennifer Brady   Jil Teichmann 6–3, 6–4
↑   International tournament   ↑
2019   Kim Da-bin   Ann Li 6–1, 6–3
2018   Asia Muhammad   Ann Li 7–5, 6–1
2017   Grace Min   Sofia Kenin 6–4, 6–1
2016   Michaëlla Krajicek   Arina Rodionova 6–0, 2–6, 6–2
2015   Nao Hibino   Samantha Crawford 6–2, 6–1
2014   Madison Brengle   Nicole Gibbs 6–3, 6–4
2013   Shelby Rogers   Julie Coin 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2012   Julia Glushko   Johanna Konta 6–3, 6–0
2011   Chichi Scholl   Amanda Fink 6–1, 6–1
2010   Kurumi Nara   Stéphanie Dubois 6–4, 6–4
2009   Sania Mirza   Julie Coin 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2008   Melanie Oudin   Carly Gullickson 6–4, 6–2
2007   Stéphanie Dubois   Anne Keothavong 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
2006   Camille Pin   Abigail Spears 7–5, 7–5
2005   Natalie Grandin   Stéphanie Dubois 6–4, 6–3
2004   Camille Pin   Jeon Mi-ra 7–5, 6–3
2003   Miho Saeki   Salome Devidze 6–4, 2–6, 7–5
2002   Virginie Razzano   Samantha Reeves 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
2001   Katarina Srebotnik   Sabine Klaschka 6–4, 7–5
2000   Jennifer Hopkins   Dawn Buth 6–3, 6–1
1999   Florencia Labat   Annabel Ellwood 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
1998   Julie Pullin   Abigail Tordoff 6–4, 6–4
1997   Karin Miller   Liezel Horn 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–2
↑   ITF tournament   ↑

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2020   Hayley Carter
  Luisa Stefani
  Marie Bouzková
  Jil Teichmann
6–1, 7–5
↑   International tournament   ↑
2019   Robin Anderson
  Jessika Ponchet
  Ann Li
  Jamie Loeb
7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
2018   Hayley Carter
  Ena Shibahara
  Sanaz Marand
  Victoria Rodríguez
6–3, 6–1
2017   Priscilla Hon
  Vera Lapko
  Hiroko Kuwata
  Valeria Savinykh
6–3, 6–4
2016   Hiroko Kuwata
  Zhu Lin
  Sophie Chang
  Alexandra Mueller
6–0, 7–5
2015   Nao Hibino
  Emily Webley-Smith
  Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
  Peangtarn Plipuech
6–2, 6–2
2014   Jocelyn Rae
  Anna Smith
  Shuko Aoyama
  Keri Wong
6–4, 6–4
2013   Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
  Peangtarn Plipuech
  Julia Glushko
  Chanel Simmonds
7–6(7–5), 6–3
2012   Shuko Aoyama
  Xu Yifan
  Julia Glushko
  Olivia Rogowska
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–4]
2011   Tamaryn Hendler
  Chichi Scholl
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
7–6(11–9), 3–6, [10–7]
2010   Bojana Bobusic
  Christina Fusano
  Jacqueline Cako
  Story Tweedie-Yates
6–4, 6–2
2009   Chang Kai-chen
  Tetiana Luzhanska
  Jacqueline Cako
  Alison Riske
6–3, 6–2
2008   Chan Chin-wei
  Kimberly Couts
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Melanie Oudin
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2007   Melinda Czink
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Casey Dellacqua
  Natalie Grandin
6–2, 7–6(9–7)
2006   Chan Chin-wei
  Abigail Spears
  Akgul Amanmuradova
  Varvara Lepchenko
6–1, 6–1
2005   Vilmarie Castellvi
  Samantha Reeves
  Kumiko Iijima
  Junri Namigata
6–2, 6–1
2004   Claire Curran
  Natalie Grandin
  Casey Dellacqua
  Nicole Sewell
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2003   Janet Lee
  Jessica Lehnhoff
  Bryanne Stewart
  Christina Wheeler
6–4, 6–3
2002   Nana Miyagi
  Irina Selyutina
  Rachel McQuillan
  Lisa McShea
6–7(2–7), 6–2, 7–5
2001   Lisa McShea
  Nana Miyagi
  Julie Ditty
  Milagros Sequera
6–0, 6–4
2000   Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
  Sandra Cacic
  Renata Kolbovic
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
1999   Alexandra Fusai
  Florencia Labat
  Kim Eun-ha
  Julie Pullin
6–4, 6–1
1998   Amanda Grahame
  Bryanne Stewart
  Nirupama Vaidyanathan
  Yi Jingqian
6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1997   Elly Hakami
  Danielle Jones
  Kaoru Shibata
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–2, 7–5
↑   ITF tournament   ↑

Men's resultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2019   Jannik Sinner   Alex Bolt 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
2018   Lloyd Harris   Stefano Napolitano 6–4, 6–3
2017   Michael Mmoh   John Millman 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
2016   Ernesto Escobedo   Frances Tiafoe 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3)
2015   John Millman   Yasutaka Uchiyama 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2014   James Duckworth   James Ward 6–3, 6–4
2013   James Ward   James Duckworth 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2012   Denis Kudla   Érik Chvojka 5–7, 7–5, 6–1
2011   Wayne Odesnik   James Ward 7–5, 6–4
2010   Carsten Ball   Jesse Levine 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
2009   Harel Levy   Alex Kuznetsov 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
2008   Somdev Devvarman   Robert Kendrick 6–3, 6–3
2007   John Isner   Brian Wilson 6–7(7–9), 6–3, 6–4
2006   Lee Hyung-taik   Amer Delic 5–7, 6–2, 6–3
2005   Dudi Sela   Bobby Reynolds 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2004   Matias Boeker   Jesse Witten 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
2003   Frank Dancevic   Petr Kralert 7–5, 6–4
2002   Scott Draper   Paul Goldstein 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
2001   Paul Goldstein   Jack Brasington 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
2000   Takao Suzuki   Justin Gimelstob 2–1, retired
1999   Harel Levy   Kevin Kim 6–4, 7–6
1998   Paul Goldstein   Lee Hyung-taik 6–1, 6–4
1997   Wayne Black   Gianluca Pozzi 6–4, 6–1
1996   Steve Bryan   Nicola Bruno 6–2, 6–4
1995   Mark Knowles   Kenny Thorne 6–4, 7–5

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Scoree
2019   Diego Hidalgo
  Martin Redlicki
  Roberto Maytín
  Jackson Withrow
6–2, 6–2
2018   Robert Galloway
  Roberto Maytín
  Joris De Loore
  Marc Polmans
6–3, 6–1
2017   Alex Bolt
  Max Purcell
  Tom Jomby
  Eric Quigley
7–5, 6–4
2016   Luke Saville
  Jordan Thompson
  Nicolaas Scholtz
  Tucker Vorster
6–2, 7–5
2015   Carsten Ball
  Brydan Klein
  Dean O'Brien
  Ruan Roelofse
6–4, 7–6(7-4)
2014   Peter Polansky
  Adil Shamasdin
  James McGee
  Chase Buchanan
6–4, 6–2
2013   Frank Dancevic
  Peter Polansky
  Bradley Klahn
  Michael Venus
7–5, 6–3
2012   Austin Krajicek
  John Peers
  Tennys Sandgren
  Rhyne Williams
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
2011   Jordan Kerr
  David Martin
  James Ward
  Michael Yani
6-3, 6–4
2010   Raven Klaasen
  Izak van der Merwe
  Kaden Hensel
  Adam Hubble
5–7, 6–4, [10–7]
2009   Kevin Anderson
  Ryler DeHeart
  Amir Hadad
  Harel Levy
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
2008   Alessandro da Col
  Andrea Stoppini
  Olivier Charroin
  Erik Chvojka
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
2007   Brendan Evans
  Ryan Sweeting
  Ross Hutchins
  Phillip Simmonds
6–4, 6–4
2006   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
  John Isner
  Colin Purcell
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–6]
2005   Scoville Jenkins
  Bobby Reynolds
  Roger Anderson
  Rik de Voest
6–4, 6–4
2004   Matias Boeker
  Amer Delic
  Harsh Mankad
  Jason Marshall
7–5, 6–4
2003   Jonathan Erlich
  Takao Suzuki
  Matias Boeker
  Travis Parrott
6–4, 6–1
2002   Jack Brasington
  Glenn Weiner
  Brandon Coupe
  Eric Taino
6–2, 4–6, 7–5
2001   John-Laffnie de Jager
  Robbie Koenig
  Paul Kilderry
  Jack Waite
7–6(7–1), 7–5
2000   Lorenzo Manta
  Laurence Tieleman
  Grant Stafford
  Wesley Whitehouse
7–6, 7–6
1999   Michael Sell
  Gabriel Trifu
  Scott Humphries
  Kevin Kim
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
1998   Ben Ellwood
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Paul Goldstein
  Jim Thomas
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
1997   Wayne Black
  Brian MacPhie
  David DiLucia
  Bryan Shelton
6–4, 7–5
1996   Geoff Grant
  Grant Stafford
  Chad Clark
  Tamer El Sawy
7–5, 6–1
1995   Fernon Wibier
  Chris Woodruff
  Jamie Morgan
  Andrew Painter
7–5, 6–2

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