İstanbul Cup

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İstanbul Cup
Istanbul Cup logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded 2005
Location İstanbul
Turkey
Category International
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Draw 32M/32Q/16D
Prize money US$235,000
Website istanbulcup.com

The İstanbul Cup is a WTA tennis tournament held in İstanbul, Turkey, organised for professional female tennis players. It is classified as an International-level tournament on the WTA Tour. Held annually since 2005 in the month of May, it was played on outdoor clay courts until 2009, after which the organisers decided to switch the surface to outdoor hard courts. It was not held in between 2011–2013, due to the WTA Tour Championships moving to Istanbul for those years. It resumed for the 2014 WTA season.

History[edit]

The first edition, held in 2005, was won by American Venus Williams. In the final she beat the young Czech talent Nicole Vaidišová in straight sets: 6–3, 6–2.

The following year the young Israeli player Shahar Pe'er beat Russian Anastasia Myskina to win the Istanbul title.

Russian Elena Dementieva won the 2007 event, leading Frenchwoman Aravane Rezaï 7–6(5), 3–0 before she retired, allowing Dementieva to win the title.

In 2008 Dementieva failed to defend her title, losing in the final match to second-seeded Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland in straight sets.

In 2009 Vera Dushevina won her first WTA singles title with a straight sets victory in the final over Lucie Hradecká.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2005 United States Venus Williams Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová 6–3, 6–2
2006 Israel Shahar Pe'er Russia Anastasia Myskina 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2007 Russia Elena Dementieva France Aravane Rezaï 7–6(7–5), 3–0, retired
2008 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska Russia Elena Dementieva 6–3, 6–2
2009 Russia Vera Dushevina Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 6–0, 6–1
2010 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Russia Elena Vesnina 5–7, 7–5, 6–4
2011–2013 Not held because of the WTA Tour Championships
2014 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Italy Roberta Vinci 6–1, 6–1

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2005 Spain Marta Marrero
Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti
Austria Daniela Klemenschits
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–4, 6–0
2006 Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
India Sania Mirza
Australia Alicia Molik
6–2, 6–4
2007 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Poland Urszula Radwańska
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
India Sania Mirza
6–1, 6–3
2008 United States Jill Craybas
Belarus Olga Govortsova
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–1, 6–2
2009 Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Germany Julia Görges
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
2–6, 6–3, [12–10]
2010 Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
Russia Maria Kondratieva
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 1–6, [11–9]
2011–2013 Not held because of the WTA Tour Championships
2014 Japan Misaki Doi
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Poland Paula Kania
6–4, 6–0

See also[edit]

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