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WTA Austrian Open

The WTA Austrian Open is a WTA Tour affiliated women's tennis tournament held off and on from 1968. In the Open Era seven locations hosted the event: Pörtschach in 1968 and 1999; Kitzbühel from 1969 to 1983 and from 1990 to 1993; Vienna in 1979 and from 2001 to 2004; Bregenz from 1985 to 1986; Maria Lankowitz from 1994 to 1998, Klagenfurt in 2000 and Bad Gastein from 2007 to 2015 where it took place as Nürnberger Gastein Ladies. The tournament which is held on outdoor clay courts was not contested in 1984, 1987 to 1989 and from 2005 to 2006.

WTA Austrian Open
Tournament information
Founded1968; 51 years ago (1968)
LocationSeveral
Austria
CategoryInternational
SurfaceClay / outdoor

Four Austrians won the singles event: Judith Wiesner in 1995, Barbara Paulus in 1996, Barbara Schett in 1997 and 1999 and Yvonne Meusberger in 2013. Two Austrians were victorious in the doubles event: Petra Huber in 1986 partnering West German Petra Keppeler, Patricia Wartusch in 2002 partnering Hungarian Petra Mandula along with Sandra Klemenschits in 2013 partnering Slovenian Andreja Klepac. Romanian Virginia Ruzici holds the Open Era record for singles titles, with three victories in 1980, 1982 and 1985.

Prize moneyEdit

Year Prize Money (US$)
1968–78 Unavailable
1979 $35,000
1980–83 $50,000
1984 Not held
1985–86 $50,000
1987–89 Not held
1990 $100,000
1991–93 $150,000
1994 $100,000
1995–98 $107,500
1999 $112,500
2000–04 $170,000
2005–06 Not held
2007–08 $175,000
2009–12 $220,000
2013–14 $235,000
2015– $250,000

ResultsEdit

Singles (Open Era)Edit

Year Location Champion Runner-up Score
1968 Pörtschach   Winnie Shaw   Elena Subirats 6–1, 7–5
1969 Kitzbühel   Judy Tegart   Pat Walkden 8–6, 6–2
1970 Kitzbühel   Helga Niessen   Evonne Goolagong 7–5, 6–3
1971 Kitzbühel   Billie Jean King   Laura Rossouw 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
1972 Kitzbühel   Katja Ebbinghaus   Marijke Schaar 7–5, 6–3
1973 Kitzbühel   Evonne Goolagong
  Olga Morozova
Not Completed
1974 Kitzbühel   Mirka Koželuhová   Mima Jaušovec 6–3, 6–0
1975 Kitzbühel   Sue Barker   Pam Teeguarden 6–4, 6–4
1976 Kitzbühel   Wendy Turnbull   Virginia Ruzici 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
1977 Kitzbühel   Renáta Tomanová   Katja Ebbinghaus 6–3, 7–5
1978 Kitzbühel   Virginia Ruzici   Sylvia Hanika 6–4, 6–3
1979 Vienna   Chris Evert   Caroline Stoll 6–1, 6–1
1979 Kitzbühel   Hana Mandlíková   Sylvia Hanika 2–6, 7–5, 6–3
1980 Kitzbühel   Virginia Ruzici   Hana Mandlíková 3–6, 6–1 ret'd
1981 Kitzbühel   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Sylvia Hanika 7–5, 7–6
1982 Kitzbühel   Virginia Ruzici   Lea Plchová 6–2, 6–2
1983 Kitzbühel   Pascale Paradis   Petra Huber 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1984 Kitzbühel   Helena Sukova   Virginia Ruzici 6–2, 6–2
1985 Bregenz   Virginia Ruzici   Mima Jaušovec 6–2, 6–3
1986 Bregenz   Sandra Cecchini   Mariana Pérez-Roldán 6–4, 6–0
1987 Not held
1988 Not held
1989 Not held
1990 Kitzbühel   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Rachel McQuillan 7–6, 6–4
1991 Kitzbühel   Conchita Martínez   Judith Wiesner 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
1992 Kitzbühel   Conchita Martínez   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6–0, 3–6, 6–2
1993 Kitzbühel   Anke Huber   Judith Wiesner 6–4, 6–1
1994 Styria   Anke Huber   Judith Wiesner 6–3, 6–3
1995 Maria Lankowitz   Judith Wiesner   Ruxandra Dragomir 7–6, 6–3
1996 Maria Lankowitz   Barbara Paulus   Sandra Cecchini Walkover
1997 Maria Lankowitz   Barbara Schett   Henrieta Nagyová 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
1998 Maria Lankowitz   Patty Schnyder   Gala León García 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1999 Pörtschach   Karina Habšudová   Silvija Talaja 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
2000 Klagenfurt   Barbara Schett   Patty Schnyder 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
2001 Vienna   Iroda Tulyaganova   Patty Schnyder 6–3, 6–2
2002 Vienna   Anna Smashnova   Iroda Tulyaganova 6–4, 6–1
2003 Vienna   Paola Suárez   Karolina Šprem 7–6, 2–6, 6–4
2004 Vienna   Anna Smashnova   Alicia Molik 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
2005 Not held
2006 Not held
2007 Bad Gastein   Francesca Schiavone   Yvonne Meusburger 6–1, 6–4
2008 Bad Gastein   Pauline Parmentier   Lucie Hradecká 6–4, 6–4
2009 Bad Gastein   Andrea Petkovic   Ioana Raluca Olaru 6–2, 6–3
2010 Bad Gastein   Julia Görges   Timea Bacsinszky 6–1, 6–4
2011 Bad Gastein   María José Martínez Sánchez   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6–0, 7–5
2012 Bad Gastein   Alizé Cornet   Yanina Wickmayer 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
2013 Bad Gastein   Yvonne Meusburger   Andrea Hlaváčková 7–5, 6–2
2014 Bad Gastein   Andrea Petkovic (2)   Shelby Rogers 6–3, 6–3
2015 Bad Gastein   Samantha Stosur   Karin Knapp 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2

Doubles (Open Era)Edit

Year Location Champions Runners-up Score
1968 Pörtschach Unavailable
1969 Kitzbühel   Judy Tegart
  Pat Walkden
  Marianna Brummer
  Anita Van Deventer
6–0, 6–3
1970 Kitzbühel   Brenda Kirk
  Annette Van Zyl
  Helga Niessen
  Winnie Shaw
6–4, 6–3
1971 Kitzbühel   Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
  Helga Niessen
  Heide Orth
6–2, 6–4
1972 Kitzbühel   Katja Ebbinghaus
  Heide Orth
  Mandy Morgan
  Lucia Sarno
6–0, 6–1
1973 Kitzbühel   Aleksandra Ivanova
  Olga Morozova
  Evonne Goolagong
  Janet Young
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
1974 Kitzbühel   Beatrix Klein
  Eva Szabo
  Ana María Pinto Bravo
  Iris Riedel
6–1, 6–4
1975 Kitzbühel   Sue Barker
  Pam Teeguarden
  Fiorella Bonicelli
  Raquel Giscafré
6–4, 6–3
1976 Kitzbühel   Helena Anliot
  Mimmi Wikstedt
  Katja Ebbinghaus
  Heidi Eisterlehner
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
1977 Kitzbühel   Helen Gourlay-Cawley
  Rayni Fox
  Lesley Charles
  Jackie Fayter
6–1, 6–4
1978 Kitzbühel   Virginia Ruzici
  Renáta Tomanová
  Regina Maršíková
  Florența Mihai
7–5, 6–2
1979 Vienna   Dianne Fromholtz
  Marise Kruger
  Ilana Kloss
  Betty-Ann Stuart
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
1979 Kitzbühel   Helena Anliot
  Diane Evers
  Virginia Ruzici
  Elly Vessies
6–0, 6–4
1980 Kitzbühel   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
  Renáta Tomanová
  Hana Mandlíková
Walkover
1981 Kitzbühel   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
  Elizabeth Little
  Yvonne Vermaak
6–4, 6–3
1982 Kitzbühel   Yvona Brzáková
  Kateřina Skronská
  Jill Patterson
  Courtney Lord
6–1, 7–5
1983 Kitzbühel   Chris Newton
  Pam Whytcross
  Nathalie Herreman
  Pascale Paradis
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
1984 Not held
1985 Bregenz   Mima Jaušovec
  Virginia Ruzici
  Andrea Holíková
  Kateřina Skronská
6–2, 6–3
1986 Bregenz   Petra Huber
  Petra Keppeler
  Sabrina Goleš
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–2, 6–4
1987 Not held
1988 Not held
1989 Not held
1990 Kitzbühel   Petra Langrová
  Radka Zrubáková
  Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
6–0, 6–4
1991 Kitzbühel   Bettina Fulco
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
  Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
7–5, 6–4
1992 Kitzbühel   Florencia Labat
  Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Amanda Coetzer
  Wiltrud Probst
6–3, 6–3
1993 Kitzbühel   Fang Li
  Dominique Monami
  Maja Murić
  Pavlína Rajzlová
6–2, 6–1
1994 Maria Lankowitz   Sandra Cecchini
  Patricia Tarabini
  Alexandra Fusai
  Karina Habšudová
7–5, 7–5
1995 Maria Lankowitz   Silvia Farina
  Andrea Temesvári
  Alexandra Fusai
  Wiltrud Probst
6–2, 6–2
1996 Maria Lankowitz   Janette Husárová
  Natalia Medvedeva
  Lenka Cenková
  Kateřina Šišková
6–4, 7–5
1997 Maria Lankowitz   Eva Melicharová
  Helena Vildová
  Radka Bobková
  Wiltrud Probst
6–2, 6–2
1998 Maria Lankowitz   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 6–2
1999 Pörtschach   Silvia Farina Elia
  Karina Habšudová
  Olga Lugina
  Laura Montalvo
6–4, 6–4
2000 Klagenfurt   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
7–6, 6–1
2001 Vienna   Paola Suárez
  Patricia Tarabini
  Vanessa Henke
  Lenka Němečková
6–4, 6–2
2002 Vienna   Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
  Barbara Schwartz
  Jasmin Wöhr
6–2, 6–4
2003 Vienna   Ting Li
  Tiantian Sun
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–3, 6–4
2004 Vienna   Martina Navratilova
  Lisa Raymond
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 7–5
2005 Not held
2006 Not held
2007 Bad Gastein   Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
  Ágnes Szávay
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–3, 7–5
2008 Bad Gastein   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
  Sesil Karatantcheva
  Nataša Zorić
6–3, 6–3
2009 Bad Gastein   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
  Tatjana Malek
  Andrea Petkovic
6–2, 6–4
2010 Bad Gastein   Lucie Hradecká
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Timea Bacsinszky
  Tathiana Garbin
6–7(2–7), 6–1, [10–5]
2011 Bad Gastein   Eva Birnerová
  Lucie Hradecká
  Jarmila Gajdošová
  Julia Görges
4–6, 6–2, [12–10]
2012 Bad Gastein   Jill Craybas
  Julia Görges
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Petra Martić
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [11–9]
2013 Bad Gastein   Sandra Klemenschits
  Andreja Klepač
  Kristina Barrois
  Eleni Daniilidou
6–1, 6–4
2014 Bad Gastein   Karolína Plíšková
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Andreja Klepač
  María Teresa Torró Flor
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
2015 Bad Gastein   Danka Kovinić
  Stephanie Vogt
  Lara Arruabarrena
  Lucie Hradecká
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]

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