WTA Tier V tournaments

The WTA Tier V tournaments were the fifth, and lowest, level of women's tennis tournaments on the WTA Tour between 1990 and 1992 and from 2001 to 2005. The line-up of events varied over the years, with tournaments being promoted, demoted or cancelled. Most of the Tier V tournaments became Tier IV events between 1993 and 2000 and from 2006 to 2008.

In 2009, WTA changed the tournament categories, so that most of the Tier III, Tier IV and Tier V tournaments from 2008 were placed in a single, WTA International tournaments, category.

Number of tournamentsEdit

Year No.
1990 12
1991 14
1992 14
2001 8
2002 7
2003 6
2004 8
2005 2

EventsEdit

Tournament Location(s) Country Surface Tier IV in Years
Athens Trophy Athens   Greece Clay 1990 1
Auckland Open Auckland   New Zealand Hard 1990–1992, 2001 4
WTA Austrian Open Kitzbühel   Austria Clay 1990 1
Swedish Open Båstad   Sweden Hard 1990 1
WTA Bayonne Bayonne   France Carpet (i) 1990 1
Estoril Open Estoril   Portugal Clay 1990–1991 2
Moscow Ladies Open Moscow / St. Petersburg   Russia Carpet (i) 1990–1991 2
WTA Palermo Palermo   Italy Clay 1990–1992, 2001–2004 7
WTA Schenectady Schenectady   United States Hard 1990–1992 3
WTA Taranto Taranto   Italy Clay 1990–1992 3
Croatian Open Bol   Croatia Clay 1991 1
Oslo Open Oslo   Norway Carpet (i) 1991 1
Pattaya Open Pattaya   Thailand Clay 1991–1992, 2001–2003 5
San Marino International City of San Marino   San Marino Clay 1992 1
Taiwan Open Taipei   Taiwan Carpet (i) 1992 1
Belgian Open Waregem / Antwerp   Belgium Clay 1992, 2001 2
WTA Bratislava Bratislava   Slovakia Hard (i) 2001–2002 2
Hungarian Ladies Open Budapest   Hungary Clay 2001–2004 4
Morocco Open Casablanca   Morocco Clay 2001–2004 4
Hobart International Hobart   Australia Hard 2001–2005 5
Canberra International Canberra   Australia Hard 2002–2005 4
WTA Forest Hills New York City   United States Hard 2004 1
Vancouver Open Vancouver   Canada Hard 2004 1

Past finalsEdit

1990Edit

The 1990 WTA Tour consisted of 59 tournaments of which 12 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WIPTC with prize money of $75,000.[1][2]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Guarujá[a]   Federica Haumüller   Patricia Tarabini 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Auckland   Leila Meskhi   Sabine Appelmans 6–1, 6–0
Wellington   Wiltrud Probst   Leila Meskhi 1–6, 6–4, 6–0
Taranto   Raffaella Reggi   Alexia Dechaume 5–7, 6–0, 6–1
Båstad   Sandra Cecchini   Csilla Bartos 6–1, 6–2
Palermo   Isabel Cueto   Barbara Paulus 6–2, 6–3
Estoril   Federica Bonsignori   Laura Garrone 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Schenectady   Anke Huber   Marianne Werdel 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Kitzbühel   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch   Rachel McQuillan 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Athens   Cecilia Dahlman   Katia Piccolini 7–5, 7–5
Bayonne   Nathalie Tauziat   Anke Huber 6–3, 7–6(10–8)
Moscow   Leila Meskhi   Elena Brioukhovets 6–4, 6–4

1991Edit

The 1991 WTA Tour consisted of 60 tournaments of which 14 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WIPTC with prize money of $75,000 or $100,000.[3]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
São Paulo[b]   Veronika Martinek   Donna Faber 6–2, 6–4
Auckland   Eva Švíglerová   Andrea Strnadová 6–2, 0–6, 6–1
Wellington   Leila Meskhi   Andrea Strnadová 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Oslo   Catarina Lindqvist   Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 6–0
Linz   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière   Petra Langrová 7–5, 6–3
Aurora   Lori McNeil   Manon Bollegraf 6–3, 6–4
Pattaya City   Yayuk Basuki   Naoko Sawamatsu 6–2, 6–2
Bol   Sandra Cecchini   Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Taranto   Emanuela Zardo   Petra Ritter 7–5, 6–2
Palermo   Mary Pierce   Sandra Cecchini 6–0, 6–3
Bayonne   Nathalie Tauziat   Anke Huber 6–3, 7–6(10–8)
San Marino   Katia Piccolini   Silvia Farina 6–2, 6–3
Schenectady   Brenda Schultz   Alexia Dechaume 7–6(7–5), 6–2
St. Petersburg   Larisa Neiland   Barbara Rittner 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

1992Edit

The 1992 WTA Tour consisted of 57 tournaments of which 14 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WIPTC with prize money of $100,000.[4]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
São Paulo[c]   Sabine Hack   Veronika Martinek 6–3, 7–5
Auckland   Robin White   Andrea Strnadová 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Wellington   Noëlle van Lottum   Donna Faber 6–4, 6–0
Linz   Natalia Medvedeva   Pascale Paradis 6–4, 6–2
Cesena   Mary Pierce   Catherine Tanvier 6–1, 6–1
Pattaya City   Sabine Appelmans   Andrea Strnadová 7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Kuala Lumpur   Yayuk Basuki   Andrea Strnadová 6–3, 6–0
Taranto   Julie Halard   Emanuela Zardo 6–0, 7–5
Waregem   Wiltrud Probst   Meike Babel 6–2, 6–3
Palermo   Mary Pierce   Brenda Schultz 6–0, 6–3
San Marino   Magdalena Maleeva   Federica Bonsignori 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Prague   Radka Zrubáková   Katerina Kroupova 6–3, 7–5
Schenectady   Barbara Rittner   Brenda Schultz 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Taipei   Shaun Stafford   Ann Grossman 6–1, 6–3

2001Edit

The 2001 WTA Tour consisted of 63 tournaments of which 8 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Auckland   Meilen Tu   Paola Suárez 7–6(12–10), 6–2
Hobart   Rita Grande   Jennifer Hopkins 0–6, 6–3, 6–3
Budapest   Magdalena Maleeva   Anne Kremer 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Antwerp   Barbara Rittner   Klára Koukalová 6–3, 6–2
Palermo   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Cristina Torrens Valero 6–4, 6–4
Casablanca   Zsófia Gubacsi   Maria Elena Camerin 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Bratislava   Rita Grande   Martina Suchá 6–1, 6–1
Pattaya City   Patty Schnyder   Henrieta Nagyová 6–0, 6–4

2002Edit

The 2002 WTA Tour consisted of 64 tournaments of which 7 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Hobart   Martina Suchá   Anabel Medina Garrigues 7–6(9–7), 6–1
Canberra   Anna Smashnova   Tamarine Tanasugarn 0–6, 6–3, 6–3(7–2)
Budapest   Martina Müller   Myriam Casanova 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Casablanca   Patricia Wartusch   Klára Koukalová 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
Palermo   Mariana Díaz Oliva   Vera Zvonareva 6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–3
Bratislava   Maja Matevžič   Iveta Benešová 6–0, 6–1
Pattaya City   Angelique Widjaja   Cho Yoon-jeong 6–2, 6–4

2003Edit

The 2003 WTA Tour consisted of 59 tournaments of which 6 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.[5]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Hobart   Alicia Molik   Amy Frazier 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Canberra   Meghann Shaughnessy   Francesca Schiavone 6–1, 6–1
Casablanca   Rita Grande   Antonella Serra Zanetti 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Budapest   Magüi Serna   Alicia Molik 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Palermo   Dinara Safina   Katarina Srebotnik 6–3, 6–4
Pattaya City   Henrieta Nagyová   Ľubomíra Kurhajcová 6–4, 6–2

2004Edit

The 2004 WTA Tour consisted of 60 tournaments of which 8 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Hobart   Amy Frazier   Shinobu Asagoe 6–3, 6–3
Canberra   Paola Suárez   Silvia Farina Elia 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Casablanca   Émilie Loit   Ľudmila Cervanová 6–2, 6–2
Estoril   Émilie Loit   Iveta Benešová 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Budapest   Jelena Janković   Martina Suchá 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Palermo   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Flavia Pennetta 6–4, 6–4
Vancouver   Nicole Vaidišová   Laura Granville 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Forest Hills   Elena Likhovtseva   Iveta Benešová 6–2, 6–2

2005Edit

The 2005 WTA Tour consisted of 63 tournaments of which 2 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Hobart   Zheng Jie   Gisela Dulko 6–2, 6–0
Canberra   Ana Ivanovic   Melinda Czink 7–5, 6–1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tournament was part of the 1990 WTA Tour but was held in December 1989.
  2. ^ Tournament was part of the 1991 WTA Tour but was held in November 1990.
  3. ^ Tournament was part of the 1992 WTA Tour but was held in December 1991.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1991). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1991. London: Collins Willow. p. 152. ISBN 9780002184038.
  2. ^ Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Reynolds, Robyn, eds. (1990). 1990 Women's International Tennis Association Media Guide. Miami: WITA. pp. 52, 66.
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1992). The International Tennis Federation World of Tennis 1992. London: CollinsWillow. p. 154. ISBN 9780002184304.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1993). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1993. London: Collins Willow. p. 154. ISBN 9780002185080.
  5. ^ Gatchalian, Robert; Bloch Shallouf, Renée, eds. (2003). WTA 2003 Media Guide. St. Petersburg: WTA. p. 17.