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The Zurich Open was a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, formerly held every winter in Zürich, Switzerland. It was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament from 1993 until 2007. In its final year, 2008, it was downgraded to a Tier II event.[1][2]

Zurich Open
Zurich Open logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded1984
Abolished2008
Editions25
LocationZürich
Switzerland
VenueSaalsporthalle (1984–1996)
Schluefweg (1997–2004)
Hallenstadion (2005–2008)
CategoryTier I (1993–2007)
Tier II (1990–1992, 2008)
Category 4 (1989)
Category 3 (1986–1988)
SurfaceHard / Indoors
Draw28M/32Q/16D
Prize money$1,340,000
$600,000 (from 2008)

The Open was held at the Hallenstadion, a multifunctional sports arena. It takes 150 specialist workers and 300 tonnes of material to prepare the Hallenstadion into the Zurich Open tennis venue. The event has two tennis courts available for tournament play.

Past champions of the tournament include former world number ones Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova. Swiss champions included Hingis, Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (formerly of Bulgaria) and Patty Schnyder.

Contents

Name historyEdit

  • European Indoors: 1984–1989
  • BMW European Indoors: 1990–1992
  • Barilla Indoors: 1993
  • European Indoor Championships: 1994–1997
  • European Swisscom Challenge: 1998
  • Swisscom Challenge: 1999–2004
  • Zurich Open: 2005–2007
  • TENNIS.com Zurich Open: 2008
  • BNP Paribas Zurich Open: 2012

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1984   Zina Garrison   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6–1, 0–6, 6–2
1985   Zina Garrison   Hana Mandlíková 6–1, 6–3
1986   Steffi Graf   Helena Suková 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
1987   Steffi Graf   Hana Mandlíková 6–2, 6–2
↓  Category 3  ↓
1988   Pam Shriver   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6–3, 6–4
↓  Category 4  ↓
1989   Steffi Graf   Jana Novotná 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1990   Steffi Graf   Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 6–2
1991   Steffi Graf   Nathalie Tauziat 6–4, 6–4
1992   Steffi Graf   Martina Navratilova 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1993   Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière   Martina Navratilova 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
1994   Magdalena Maleeva   Natasha Zvereva 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
1995   Iva Majoli   Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–4
1996   Jana Novotná   Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–2
1997   Lindsay Davenport   Nathalie Tauziat 7–6(7–3), 7–5
1998   Lindsay Davenport   Venus Williams 7–5, 6–3
1999   Venus Williams   Martina Hingis 6–3, 6–4
2000   Martina Hingis   Lindsay Davenport 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
2001   Lindsay Davenport   Jelena Dokić 6–3, 6–1
2002   Patty Schnyder   Lindsay Davenport 6–7(7–5), 7–6(10–8), 6–3
2003   Justine Henin   Jelena Dokić 6–0, 6–4
2004   Alicia Molik   Maria Sharapova 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
2005   Lindsay Davenport   Patty Schnyder 7–6(7–5), 6–3
2006   Maria Sharapova   Daniela Hantuchová 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
2007   Justine Henin   Tatiana Golovin 6–4, 6–4
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
2008   Venus Williams   Flavia Pennetta 7–6(7–1), 6–2

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1984   Andrea Leand
  Andrea Temesvári
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Hana Mandlíková
6–1, 6–3
1985   Hana Mandlíková
  Andrea Temesvári
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
1986   Steffi Graf
  Gabriela Sabatini
  Lori McNeil
  Alycia Moulton
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
1987   Nathalie Herreman
  Pascale Paradis
  Jana Novotná
  Catherine Suire
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
↓  Category 3  ↓
1988   Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–3, 6–3
↓  Category 4  ↓
1989   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
  Judith Polzl-Wiesner
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1990   Manon Bollegraf
  Eva Pfaff
  Catherine Suire
  Dinky Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–4
1991   Jana Novotná
  Andrea Strnadová
  Zina Garrison
  Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–3
1992   Helena Suková
  Natasha Zvereva
  Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
7–6(7–5), 6–4
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1993   Zina Garrison
  Martina Navratilova
  Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
1994   Manon Bollegraf
  Martina Navratilova
  Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
7–6(7–3), 6–1
1995   Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
  Chanda Rubin
  Caroline Vis
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
1996   Martina Hingis
  Helena Suková
  Nicole Arendt
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 6–4
1997   Martina Hingis
  Arantxa Sánchez
  Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Helena Suková
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
1998   Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Elena Tatarkova
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
1999   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–2
2000   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
  Kimberly Po
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6–3, 6–4
2001   Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
  Sandrine Testud
  Roberta Vinci
6–3, 2–6, 6–2
2002   Elena Bovina
  Justine Henin
  Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
2003   Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
  Virginia Ruano
  Paola Suárez
7–6(7–3), 6–2
2004   Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
  Virginia Ruano
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–4
2005   Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2006   Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
  Liezel Huber
  Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 7–5
2007   Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
  Lisa Raymond
  Francesca Schiavone
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
2008   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Patty Schnyder
6–1, 7–6(7–3)

RecordsEdit

  • Most singles wins:   Steffi Graf (6)
  • Most consecutive single wins:   Steffi Graf (4: 1989–1992)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Williams wins final Zurich Open". Swissinfo.ch. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  2. ^ "Von den European Indoors zum Zurich Open". Blick (in German). 13 October 2005.

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