The Challenge Bell (also known as Bell Challenge in English-language media) is a WTA TourInternationaltennis tournament held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada since 1993. The tournament is the last professional tennis tournament still played on indoor carpet courts. It is held at the PEPS stadium.
In 1997, Dutchwoman Brenda Schultz-McCarthy defeated Belgian Dominique Van Roost 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–5 to win her second Challenge Bell title (also won in 1995 and finalist in 1994), the only woman in the history of the tournament to do so. The following year, American Tara Snyder won her first WTA Tour title with a hard fought 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6) victory over fellow American and former top 10 player Chanda Rubin (Rubin was also runner-up in 1999 and won the tournament in 2000), as she saved two match points during the match. In 2006, top-seed and 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli of France defeated Russian Olga Poutchkova 6–0, 6–0, the first double bagel in a WTA Tour final for 13 years.
Players who have won the event and gone on to win Grand Slam titles include 1999 champion Jennifer Capriati, 2003 champion Maria Sharapova, who both went on to become World No. 1, and 2006 champion Bartoli. American Lindsay Davenport, a three-time Grand Slam champion, won the event in 2007, in only her third event after returning to the tour after giving birth to her son.