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The WTA Hamburg was a women's tennis event that was held from 1982 to 1983 (in Hittfeld) and again from 1987 through to 2002 and was part of the WTA Tour. It existed under several different sponsored names but was most commonly known as the Citizen Cup (1987–1995) or the Betty Barclay Cup (1999–2002). It was held in Hamburg, Germany and was played on outdoor clay courts.

WTA Hamburg
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameCasino Cup (1982)
Fila Europa Cup (1983)
Citizen Cup (1987–95)
Rexona Cup (1996–97)
Intersport Damen Grand Prix (1998)
Betty Barclay Cup (1999–2002)
TourWTA Tour (1982–2002)
Founded1982
Abolished2002
Editions18
SurfaceClay (1982–2002)

It existed as a lower tier tournament in the first five years of its run but in 1990 was promoted to Tier II status which it maintained for the rest of its run. Steffi Graf holds the record for the most wins at the event, winning it six times consecutively from 1987–1992. She also finished runner-up a further two times.

The event is also infamous for being the location where Monica Seles, then-world No.1, was stabbed on April 30, 1993 by a disorderly local tennis fan during a quarterfinal match with Magdalena Maleeva. Seles never played in Germany again after the incident.

ChampionsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Name Champion Runners-up Score
1982 Casino Cup   Lisa Bonder-Kreiss   Renáta Tomanová 6–3, 6–2
1983 Fila Europa Cup   Andrea Temesvári   Eva Pfaff 6–4, 6–2
1984–86 Not Held
1987 Citizen Cup   Steffi Graf   Isabel Cueto 6–2, 6–2
1988   Steffi Graf   Katerina Maleeva 6–4, 6–2
1989   Steffi Graf   Jana Novotná Walkover
1990   Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 5–7, 6–0, 6–1
1991   Steffi Graf   Monica Seles 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
1992   Steffi Graf   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–6(7–5), 6–2
1993   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–3
1994   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Steffi Graf 4–6, 7–6, 7–6
1995   Conchita Martínez   Martina Hingis 6–1, 6–0
1996 Rexona Cup   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Conchita Martínez 4–6, 7–6, 6–0
1997   Iva Majoli   Ruxandra Dragomir 6–3, 6–2
1998 Intersport Damen Grand Prix   Martina Hingis   Jana Novotná 6–3, 7–5
1999 Betty Barclay Cup   Venus Williams   Mary Pierce 6–0, 6–3
2000   Martina Hingis   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–3
2001   Venus Williams   Meghann Shaughnessy 6–3, 6–0
2002   Kim Clijsters   Venus Williams 1–6, 6–3, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1982   Elisabeth Ekblom
  Lena Sandin
  Pat Medrado
  Cláudia Monteiro
7–6, 6–3
1983   Bettina Bunge
  Claudia Kohde Kilsch
  Ivanna Madruga
  Catherine Tanvier
7–5, 6–4
1987   Claudia Kohde Kilsch
  Jana Novotná
  Natal'ja Egorova
  Leila Meskhi
7–6, 7–6
1988   Jana Novotná
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
  Andrea Betzner
  Judith Wiesner
6–4, 6–2
1989   Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
walkover
1990   Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
  Larisa Neiland
  Helena Suková
6–2, 6–3
1991   Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Helena Suková
7–5, 6–1
1992   Steffi Graf
  Rennae Stubbs
  Manon Bollegraf
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1993   Steffi Graf
  Rennae Stubbs
  Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 7–6
1994   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Eugenia Maniokova
  Leila Meskhi
6–3, 6–2
1995   Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–2, 6–3
1996   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Brenda Schultz
  Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
1997   Anke Huber
  Mary Pierce
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Iva Majoli
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
1998   Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
1999   Larisa Neiland
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Amanda Coetzer
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–1
2000   Anna Kournikova
  Natasha Zvereva
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
6–7, 6–2, 6–4
2001   Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Květa Peschke
  Barbara Rittner
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
2002   Martina Hingis
  Barbara Schett
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–1

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