The WTA Bayonne was a WTA Tour affiliated women's tennis tournament held from 1989–1992 in Bayonne, France. It was also known as the Whirlpool Open, owing to its sponsor from 1991–1992.

WTA Bayonne
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameWhirlpool Open
TourWTA Tour
Founded1989
Abolished1992
Editions4
LocationBayonne, France
CategoryWTA Tier V (1990)
WTA Tier IV (1991–1992)
SurfaceHard court
Carpet

During the event's first two years there was a total of US$100,000 on offer to players; during the final two years, when it was upgraded from a WTA Tier V to a WTA Tier IV event, the total prize fund was increased to $150,000. The inaugural event was held on indoor hard courts; the final three were held on indoor carpet.

Past resultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Tournament name Champions Runners-up Score
1989 Open de la Côte Basque   Katerina Maleeva   Conchita Martínez 6–2, 6–2
1990 Tournoi de Bayonne   Nathalie Tauziat   Anke Huber 6–3, 7–6
1991 Open Whirlpool-Ville de Bayonne   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière   Leila Meskhi 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1992 Open Whirlpool Ville de Bayonne   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière   Nathalie Tauziat 6–7, 6–2, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1989   Manon Bollegraf
  Catherine Tanvier
  Raffaella Reggi
  Elna Reinach
7–6, 7–5
1990   Louise Field
  Catherine Tanvier
  Jo-Anne Faull
  Rachel McQuillan
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
1991   Patricia Tarabini
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Rachel McQuillan
  Catherine Tanvier
6–3 ret.
1992   Linda Ferrando
  Petra Langrová
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Stephanie Rehe
1–6, 6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit