Toyota Princess Cup

The Toyota Princess Cup was a WTA Tour affiliated professional women's tennis tournament held annually from 1997-2002. It was played in Tokyo, Japan and was categorized as a Tier II event.

Toyota Princess Cup
Defunct tennis tournament
TourWomen's Tennis Association
Founded1997
Abolished2002
Editions6
LocationTokyo, Japan
CategoryTier II
SurfaceHard / outdoor

Competitors played their matches on outdoor hard courts. Monica Seles and Serena Williams each won the event twice, with Seles collecting a further two titles in the doubles event. Ai Sugiyama was the only winner from Japan, with her two triumphs coming in the doubles in 1997 and 2000.

Prize moneyEdit

These were the total prize funds for each tournament.

Year Prize Money
1997–98 $450,000
1999 $520,000
2000 $535,000
2001 $565,000
2002 $585,000

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1997   Monica Seles   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 3–6, 7–6
1998   Monica Seles   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1999   Lindsay Davenport   Monica Seles 7–5, 7–6
2000   Serena Williams   Julie Halard-Decugis 7–5, 6–1
2001   Jelena Dokić   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–4, 6–2
2002   Serena Williams   Kim Clijsters 2–6, 6–3, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1997   Monica Seles
  Ai Sugiyama
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Chanda Rubin
6–1, 6–0
1998   Anna Kournikova
  Monica Seles
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–4
1999   Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
  Amanda Coetzer
  Jelena Dokić
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
2000   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
  Nana Miyagi
  Paola Suárez
6–0, 6–2
2001   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
6–1, 6–3
2002   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–2, 6–4

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