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The German Open was a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women played in West Berlin, West Germany (until 1990), then Berlin, Germany from 1991 to 2008 following reunification. Held since 1896, it was one of the oldest tournaments for women. Until 1978 the tournament was held in Hamburg together with the men's tournament. From 1988, it was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament.

WTA German Open
Qatar Telecom German Open logo.jpg
Defunct tennis tournament
Founded1896
Abolished2008
Editions93
Hamburg: 64
Berlin: 29
LocationHamburg (1894–1978)
(West) Berlin (1979–2008)
(West) Germany
VenueAm Rothenbaum
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club
CategoryTier I
SurfaceClay / outdoor
Draw56M / 32Q / 28D
Prize money$1,340,000 (2008)
2008 - Dinara Safina (l) and Elena Dementieva (r) shake hands after the final.
Champion 2008 - Dinara Safina during the final match.

Past champions of the tournament include former world number ones Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina.

Tournament names:

  • 1971–1979: German Open
  • 1980: No tournament
  • 1981–1988: German Open
  • 1989–1990: Lufthansa Cup
  • 1991–1992: Lufthansa Cup German Open
  • 1993–2000: German Open
  • 2001–2002: Eurocard German Open
  • 2003: MasterCard German Open
  • 2004: Ladies German Open
  • 2005: Qatar Total German Open
  • 2006–2008: Qatar Telecom German Open

Past winnersEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2008   Dinara Safina   Elena Dementieva 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
2007   Ana Ivanovic   Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2006   Nadia Petrova   Justine Henin 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
2005   Justine Henin   Nadia Petrova 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2004   Amélie Mauresmo   Venus Williams walkover
2003   Justine Henin   Kim Clijsters 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
2002   Justine Henin   Serena Williams 6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–5)
2001   Amélie Mauresmo   Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
2000   Conchita Martínez   Amanda Coetzer 6–1, 6–2
1999   Martina Hingis   Julie Halard-Decugis 6–0, 6–1
1998   Conchita Martínez   Amélie Mauresmo 6–4, 6–4
1997   Mary Joe Fernandez   Mary Pierce 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
1996   Steffi Graf   Karina Habšudová 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
1995   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 6–1
1994   Steffi Graf   Brenda Schultz 7–6(8–6), 6–4
1993   Steffi Graf   Gabriela Sabatini 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–4
1992   Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1991   Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
1990   Monica Seles   Steffi Graf 6–4, 6–3
1989   Steffi Graf   Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 6–1
1988   Steffi Graf   Helena Suková 6–3, 6–2
1987   Steffi Graf   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6–2, 6–3
1986   Steffi Graf   Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–3
1985   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Steffi Graf 6–4, 7–5
1984   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Kathleen Horvath 7–6(10–8), 6–1
1983   Chris Evert-Lloyd   Kathleen Horvath 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
1982   Bettina Bunge   Kathy Rinaldi 6–2, 6–2
1981   Regina Maršíková   Ivanna Madruga-Osses 6–2, 6–1
1980 not held in order to make room for Federation Cup that took place at the same location
1979   Caroline Stoll   Regina Maršíková 7–6(7–4), 6–0
↑ Berlin ↑
↓ Hamburg ↓
1978   Mima Jausovec   Virginia Ruzici 6–2, 6–3
1977   Laura duPont   Heidi Eisterlehner 6–1, 6–4
1976   Sue Barker   Renata Tomanová 6–3, 6–1
1975   Renata Tomanová   Kazuko Sawamatsu 7–6, 5–7, 10–8
1974   Helga Masthoff   Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 7–3
1973   Helga Masthoff   Pat Walkden Pretorius 6–4, 6–1
1972   Helga Masthoff   Linda Tuero 6–3, 3–6 8–6
1971   Billie Jean King   Helga Masthoff 6–3, 6–2
1970   Helga Schultze-Hösl   Helga Niessen 6–3, 6–3
1969   Judy Tegart   Helga Niessen 6–3, 6–4
1968   Annette Van Zyl   Judy Tegart 6–1, 7–5
1967   Françoise Dürr   Lesley Turner 6–4, 6–4
1966   Margaret Smith   Maria Bueno 8–6, 6–3
1965   Margaret Smith   Edda Buding 6–3, 6–2
1964   Margaret Smith   Maria Bueno 6–1, 6–1
1963   Renée Schuurman   Lesley Turner 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1962   Sandra Reynolds Price   Ann Haydon 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
1961   Sandra Reynolds   Yola Ramírez 5–7, 7–5, 6–1
1960   Sandra Reynolds   Maria Bueno 7–5, 8–6
1959   Edda Buding   Zsuzsa Körmöczy w.o.
1958   Lorraine Coghlan   Shirley Bloomer 6–4, 7–5
1957   Yola Ramírez   Rosie Reyes 7–5, 6–3
1956   Thelma Long   Silvana Lazzarino 7–5, 6–2
1955   Beryl Penrose   Erika Vollmer 6–4, 6–4
1954   Joy Mottram   Inge Pohmann 2–6, 7–5, 6–2
1953   Dorothy Knode   Joy Mottram 6–0, 4–6, 6–4
1952   Dorothy Head   Erika Vollmer 6–1, 6–3
1951   Nancye Bolton   Mary Terán de Weiss 6–3, 6–3
1950   Dorothy Head   Ursula Heidtmann 6–3, 6–0
1949   Mary Terán de Weiss   Inge Pohmann 6–2, 6–8, 9–7
1948   Ursula Rosenow   Inge Pohmann 6–2, 8–6
1940–
1947
Not held
1939   Hilde Sperling   Hella Kovac 6–0, 6–1
1938   Hilde Sperling   Margot Lumb 6–1, 6–0
1937   Hilde Sperling   Marie-Louise Horn 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1936 Not held
1935   Hilde Sperling   Cilly Aussem 9–7, 6–0
1934   Hilde Sperling   Cilly Aussem 6–2, 6–3
1933   Hilde Krahwinkel   Sylvie Jung Henrotin 6–2, 6–1
1932   Lolette Payot   Hilde Krahwinkel 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
1931   Cilly Aussem   Irmgard Rost 6–1, 6–2
1930   Cilly Aussem   Hilde Krahwinkel 6–4, 6–4
1929   Paula von Reznicek   Violet Chamberlain 6–2, 4–6, 6–0
1928   Daphne Akhurst   Cilly Aussem 2–6, 6–0, 6–4
1927   Cilly Aussem   Ilse Friedleben 6–3, 6–3
1926   Ilse Friedleben   Nelly Neppach 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
1925   Nelly Neppach   Ilse Friedleben 2–6, 6–4, 10–8
1924   Ilse Friedleben   Nelly Neppach
1923   Ilse Friedleben   Nelly Neppach
1922   Ilse Friedleben   Nelly Neppach
1921   Ilse Friedleben   Daisy Uhl 9–7, 6–1
1920   Ilse Friedleben

1914–
1919
Not held
1913   Dora Köring
6–4, 6–4
1912   Dora Köring
6–2 6–2
1911   Mieken Rieck
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
1910   Mieken Rieck
6–1, 6–3
1909 Anita Heimann
6–4, 0–6, 6–4
1908   Margit von Madarasz   Salusbury 2–6, 6–4, 6–0
1907   Margit von Madarasz
7–5, 0–6, 6–2
1906 Luise Berton
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1905   Elsie Lane K. Krug 6–0, 6–1
1904   Elsie Lane L. Bergmann 6–3, 6–0
1903   Violet Pinckney Hilda Meyer 6–2, 6–1
1902 Mary Ross Hilda Meyer 8–6, 6–0
1901   Toupie Lowther   Gladys Dudell 6–0, 6–0
1900   Blanche Hillyard   Muriel Robb 2–6, 8–6, 7–5
1899   Charlotte Cooper   Clara von der Schulenburg 7–5, 6–4
1898   Elsie Lane   Toupie Lowther 7–5, 7–5
1897   Blanche Hillyard   Charlotte Cooper 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1896   Maren Thomsen E. Lantzius 6–3, 6–2, 7–5

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