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WTA Madrid Open (tennis)

The Madrid Open is a defunct tennis tournament on the WTA Tour, held between 1996 and 2003. It replaced the International Championships of Spain (held in Barcelona) during these years, before a new tournament was started in Barcelona in 2007. It was a Tier II event in 1996 but was lowered to Tier III from 1997 onwards until it finished in 2003.

Madrid Open
Defunct tennis tournament
TourWTA Tour (Tier II) (1996)
WTA Tour (Tier III) (1996–2003)
Founded1996
Abolished2003
Editions8
LocationMadrid, Spain
SurfaceClay

Jana Novotná was the most successful player at the event, winning the singles title in 1996 and 1997. Monica Seles also reached the final on two separate occasions, winning the title once.

ChampionsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1996   Jana Novotná   Magdalena Maleeva 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
↓  Tier III tournament  ↓
1997   Jana Novotná   Monica Seles 7–5, 6–1
1998   Patty Schnyder   Dominique Monami 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
1999   Lindsay Davenport   Paola Suárez 6–1, 6–3
2000   Gala León García   Fabiola Zuluaga 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
2001   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Ángeles Montolio 7–5, 6–0
2002   Monica Seles   Chanda Rubin 6–4, 6–2
2003   Chanda Rubin   María Sánchez Lorenzo 6–4, 5–7, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1996   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans
7–6, 6–2
↓  Tier III tournament  ↓
1997   Mary Joe Fernandez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Inés Gorrochategui
  Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–2
1998   Florencia Labat
  Dominique Monami
  Rachel McQuillan
  Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–1
1999   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  María Fernanda Landa
  Marlene Weingärtner
6–2, 0–6, 6–0
2000   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Gala León García
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
6–1, 6–3
2001   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 2–6, 7–6
2002   Martina Navratilova
  Natasha Zvereva
  Rossana de los Ríos
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–3
2003   Jill Craybas
  Liezel Huber
  Rita Grande
  Angelique Widjaja
6–4, 7–6

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