WTA Hamburg

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Betty Barclay Cup
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Casino Cup (1982)
Fila Europa Cup (1983)
Citizen Cup (1987–95)
Rexona Cup (1996–97)
Intersport Damen Grand Prix (1998)
Betty Barclay Cup (1999–2002)
Tour WTA Tour (1982–2002)
Founded 1982
Abolished 2002
Surface Clay (1982–2002)

The WTA Hamburg was a women's tennis event that was held from 1982 to 1983 (in Hittfeld) and again from 1987 through to 2002 and was part of the WTA Tour. It existed under several different sponsored names but was most commonly known as the Citizen Cup (1987–1995) or the Betty Barclay Cup (1999–2002). It was held in Hamburg, Germany and was played on outdoor clay courts.

It existed as a lower tier tournament in the first five years of its run but in 1990 was promoted to Tier II status which it maintained for the rest of its run. Steffi Graf holds the record for the most wins at the event, winning it six times consecutively from 1987–1992. She also finished runner-up a further two times.

The event is also infamous for being the location where Monica Seles, then-world No.1 , was stabbed on April 30, 1993 by a disorderly local tennis fan during a quarterfinal match with Magdalena Maleeva. Seles never played in Germany again after the incident.

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1982 United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová 6–3, 6–2
1983 Hungary Andrea Temesvári West Germany Eva Pfaff 6–4, 6–2
1984–86 Not Held
1987 West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Isabel Cueto 6–2, 6–2
1988 West Germany Steffi Graf Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 6–4, 6–2
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná Walkover
1990 West Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 5–7, 6–0, 6–1
1991 Germany Steffi Graf Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 7–5, 6–7, 6–3
1992 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–6, 6–2
1993 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–3
1994 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 7–6, 7–6
1995 Spain Conchita Martínez Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–1, 6–0
1996 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain Conchita Martínez 4–6, 7–6, 6–0
1997 Croatia Iva Majoli Romania Ruxandra Dragomir 6–3, 6–2
1998 Switzerland Martina Hingis Czech Republic Jana Novotná 6–3, 7–5
1999 United States Venus Williams France Mary Pierce 6–0, 6–3
2000 Switzerland Martina Hingis Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–3
2001 United States Venus Williams United States Meghann Shaughnessy 6–3, 6–0
2002 Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Venus Williams 1–6, 6–3, 6–4

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