Wellington Classic

The Wellington Classic (also known by its corporate title of the Fernleaf Classic) is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1988 to 1992. It was held in Wellington in New Zealand and was played on outdoor hard courts. Between 1990 and 1992 the tournament was part of the WTA Tier V Series

Wellington Classic
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameFernleaf Classic
TourWTA Tour
Founded1988
Abolished1992
Editions5
LocationWellington, New Zealand
CategoryTier V (1990–92)
SurfaceHard

The only New Zealander to taste success at the event was Julie Richardson in the 1991 doubles competition, partnering Australian Jo-Anne Faull.

Prize moneyEdit

Year Prize Money
1988 $50,000
1989 $50,000
1990 $75,000
1991 $100,000
1992 $100,000

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1988   Jill Hetherington   Katrina Adams 6–1, 6–1
1989   Conchita Martínez   Jo-Anne Faull 6–1, 6–2
1990   Wiltrud Probst   Leila Meskhi 1–6, 6–4, 6–0
1991   Leila Meskhi   Andrea Strnadová 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
1992   Noëlle van Lottum   Donna Faber 6–4, 6–0

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1988   Patty Fendick
  Jill Hetherington
  Belinda Cordwell
  Julie Richardson
6–3, 6–3
1989   Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Tremelling
  Tracey Morton
  Heidi Sprung
7–6, 6–1
1990   Natalia Medvedeva
  Leila Meskhi
  Michelle Jaggard
  Julie Richardson
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
1991   Jo-Anne Faull
  Julie Richardson
  Belinda Borneo
  Clare Wood
2–6, 7–5, 7–6
1992   Belinda Borneo
  Clare Wood
  Jo-Anne Faull
  Julie Richardson
6–0, 7–6

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