Brighton International

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Brighton International
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour WTA Tour (1978-1995)
ATP Tour (1996-2000)
Founded 1978
Abolished 2000
Location Brighton, UK
Surface Carpet / indoor (1978-1995)
Clay / outdoor (1996-2000)

The Brighton International was a tennis tournament held in Brighton, UK. It was a WTA Tour event from 1978–1995 and an ATP Tour event from 1996-2000, upon the discontinuation of the women's tournament. The women's event was held in October.

It was competed on indoor carpet courts, and was a WTA Tier II event prior to being removed from the tour. The men's event was held on outdoor clay in Bournemouth from 1996-1999, and in Brighton, on indoor hard courts in 2000.

Steffi Graf won the tournament a record 6 times. The only British winners were Sue Barker, who defeated Mima Jaušovec in 1981; and in the men's, Tim Henman, who beat Dominik Hrbatý in the final year of play.

Results[edit]

Women's singles[edit]

Year Name of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
1978 BMW Challenge Romania Virginia Ruzici Netherlands Betty Stöve 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
1979 Daihatsu Challenge Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 6–3, 6–3
1980 Daihatsu Challenge United States Chris Evert Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
1981 Daihatsu Challenge United Kingdom Sue Barker Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
1982 Daihatsu Challenge Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 6–1, 6–4
1983 Daihatsu Challenge United States Chris Evert United Kingdom Jo Durie 6–1, 6–1
1984 Daihatsu Challenge West Germany Sylvia Hanika United States JoAnne Russell 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
1985 Pretty Polly Classic United States Chris Evert Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 7–5, 6–3
1986 Pretty Polly Classic West Germany Steffi Graf Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 6–3, 6–3
1987 Volvo Classic Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–4
1988 Midland Group Championships West Germany Steffi Graf Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6–2, 6–0
1989 Midland Group Championships West Germany Steffi Graf Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4
1990 Midland Bank Championships Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 7–5, 6–3
1991 Midland Bank Championships Germany Steffi Graf United States Zina Garrison 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
1992 Midland Bank Championships Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
1993 Autoglass Classic Czech Republic Jana Novotná Germany Anke Huber 6–2, 6–4
1994 Brighton International Czech Republic Jana Novotná Czech Republic Helena Suková 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4
1995 Brighton International United States Mary Joe Fernández South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–4, 7–5

Men's Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996 Spain Albert Costa Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–2
1997 Spain Félix Mantilla Spain Carlos Moyà 6–2, 6–2
1998 Spain Félix Mantilla Spain Albert Costa 6–3, 7–5
1999 Romania Adrian Voinea Austria Stefan Koubek 1–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
2000 United Kingdom Tim Henman Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý 6–2, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996 Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
France Rodolphe Gilbert
Portugal Nuno Marques
6–3, 7–6
1997 United States Kent Kinnear
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Spain Alberto Martín
United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson
7–6, 6–2
1998 United Kingdom Neil Broad
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Spain Alberto Berasategui
7–6, 6–3
1999 South Africa David Adams
United States Jeff Tarango
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Germany Michael Kohlmann
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
2000 Australia Michael Hill
United States Jeff Tarango
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Jim Thomas
6–3, 7–5

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