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The Ladies Championship Lausanne is a women's professional tennis tournament which is currently played in Lausanne but has played in a number of locations in Switzerland. The event was called the WTA Swiss Open from 1899–1994, and was played on outdoor clay courts. The tournament underwent a name change in 1986, when it was titled the European Open until its discontinuation. It formed part of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. When the WTA introduced the tiering format to its circuit, the event gradually moved up, from being a Tier V in 1988–1989, a Tier IV from 1990–1992, and a Tier III for its remaining years.[citation needed] The WTA announced that the tournament would return in Gstaad as a clay event on the 2016 Tour.[1][2]

Ladies Championship Lausanne
Tournament information
Event nameWTA Swiss Open (1977–85)
European Open (1986–94)
Ladies Championship Lausanne(2016–)
TourWTA Tour
Founded1899; 2016
LocationLausanne
Switzerland
CategoryWTA International
SurfaceClay (red) - outdoors
Draw32S / 24Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$250,000 (2019)
Websiteladieschampionshipgstaad.ch
Current champions (2019)
Women's singlesFrance Fiona Ferro
Women's doublesRussia Anastasia Potapova
Russia Yana Sizikova

Four Swiss players won the event: Viktorija Golubic in 2016 as well as Manuela Maleeva (who formerly represented Bulgaria) in 1991 won the singles, and Xenia Knoll (in 2016) as well as Christiane Jolissaint won the doubles, the latter on three occasions: 1983, 1984, and 1988. Maleeva holds the record, along with Chris Evert, for most singles wins; both players won the event three times, and Maleeva finished runner-up a further three occasions.

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Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Gstaad 1969   Françoise Dürr   Rosie Casals 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
1970   Rosie Casals   Françoise Dürr 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
1971   Françoise Dürr (2)   Lesley Hunt 6–3, 6–3
1972   Kazuko Sawamatsu   Pam Teeguarden 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
1973 Not held
1974   Helga Schultze   Lea Pericoli 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
1975   Glynis Coles   Linky Boshoff 9–7, 2–6, 8–6
1976   Michèle Gurdal   Gail Sherriff 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1977   Lesley Hunt   Helen Gourlay 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
1978   Virginia Ruzici   Petra Delhees 6–2, 6–2
1979–80 Not held
Lugano 1981   Chris Evert   Virginia Ruzici 6–1, 6–1
1982   Chris Evert (2)   Andrea Temesvári 6–0, 6–3
1983 Cancelled after the third round because of rain
1984   Manuela Maleeva   Iva Budařová 6–1, 6–1
1985   Bonnie Gadusek   Manuela Maleeva 6–2, 6–2
1986   Raffaella Reggi   Manuela Maleeva 5–7, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Geneva 1987   Chris Evert (3)   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
1988   Barbara Paulus   Lori McNeil 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
1989   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (2)   Conchita Martínez 6–4, 6–0
1990   Barbara Paulus (2)   Helen Kelesi 2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
1991   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (3)   Helen Kelesi 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Lucerne 1992   Amy Frazier   Radka Zrubáková 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
1993   Lindsay Davenport   Nicole Bradtke 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
1994   Lindsay Davenport (2)   Lisa Raymond 7–6(7–3), 6–4
1995–2015 Not held
Gstaad 2016   Viktorija Golubic   Kiki Bertens 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2017   Kiki Bertens   Anett Kontaveit 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
2018   Alizé Cornet   Mandy Minella 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Lausanne 2019   Fiona Ferro   Alizé Cornet 6–1, 2–6, 6–1

DoublesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Gstaad 1971   Brenda Kirk
  Laura Rossouw
  Françoise Dürr
  Lea Pericoli
8–6, 6–3
1972–73 Not held
1974   Helga Schultze
  Lea Pericoli
  Kayoko Fukuoka
  Michelle Rodríguez
6–2, 6–0
1975 Not held
1976   Betsy Nagelsen
  Wendy Turnbull
  Brigitte Cuypers
  Annette Van Zyl
6–4, 6–4
1977   Helen Gourlay
  Rayni Fox
  Mary Carillo
  Lesley Hunt
6–0, 6–4
1978–80 Not held
Lugano 1981   Rosalyn Fairbank
  Tanya Harford
  Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
1982   Candy Reynolds
  Paula Smith
  Joanne Russell
  Virginia Ruzici
6–2, 6–4
1983   Christiane Jolissaint
  Marcella Mesker
  Petra Delhees
  Pat Medrado
6–2, 3–6, 7–5
1984   Christiane Jolissaint
  Marcella Mesker
  Iva Budařová
  Marcela Skuherská
6–4, 6–3
1985   Bonnie Gadusek
  Helena Suková
  Bettina Bunge
  Eva Pfaff
6–2, 6–4
1986   Elise Burgin
  Betsy Nagelsen
  Jenny Byrne
  Janine Thompson
6–2, 6–3
Geneva 1987   Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Laura Gildemeister
  Catherine Tanvier
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
1988   Christiane Jolissaint
  Dianne Van Rensburg
  Maria Lindström
  Claudia Porwik
6–1, 6–3
1989   Katrina Adams
  Lori McNeil
  Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
1990   Louise Field
  Dianne Van Rensburg
  Elise Burgin
  Betsy Nagelsen
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 7–5
1991   Nicole Bradtke
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Cathy Caverzasio
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
6–1, 6–2
Lucerne 1992   Amy Frazier
  Elna Reinach
  Karina Habšudová
  Marianne Werdel
7–5, 6–2
1993   Mary Joe Fernández
  Helena Suková
  Lindsay Davenport
  Marianne Werdel
6–2, 6–4
1994 Canceled due to rain after two of the quarterfinals[note 1]
1995–2015 Not held
Gstaad 2016   Lara Arruabarrena
  Xenia Knoll
  Annika Beck
  Evgeniya Rodina
6–1, 3–6, [10–8]
2017   Kiki Bertens
  Johanna Larsson
  Viktorija Golubic
  Nina Stojanović
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–7]
2018   Alexa Guarachi
  Desirae Krawczyk
  Lara Arruabarrena
  Timea Bacsinszky
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Lausanne 2019   Anastasia Potapova
  Yana Sizikova
  Monique Adamczak
  Han Xinyun
6–2, 6–4

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 1994 Eurocard Open Draw (PDF). wtatour.com.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gstaad event first WTA tournament in Switzerland since 2008". ESPN.com. ESPN. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ Jake Best (3 January 2016). "Gstaad, Switzerland, to host WTA tournament for first time since 1964". Vavel.

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