Copa Bionaire

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Copa Bionaire
2013 Copa Bionaire
Copa Bionaire Logo.jpg
 WTA 125K series
Location Cali
 Colombia
Venue Club Campestre de Cali
Surface Red clay / Outdoors
Draw 32M/16Q/16D
Prize money $125,000
Website copabionaire.co
Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu lifted both singles and doubles champions' trophies in 2011

The Copa Bionaire is a tournament for female professional tennis players played on outdoor clay courts. The event is classified as a WTA 125s tournament. It has been held annually in Cali, Colombia, since 2008. The first edition of the tournament was held in Bogotá in 2007.[1]

History[edit]

  • I Copa Bionaire – $25,000 – August 11–19, 2007.

The first Copa Bionaire took place at the Country Club Los Arrayanes in Bogotá with more than 55 players participating from 13 different countries around the world. The winner was Brazilian Teliana Pereira and the runner up was Federica Piedade of Portugal. In the doubles category the winners were Joana Cortés and Roxana Vaisemnberg of Brazil.

  • II Copa Bionaire – $25,000 – February 2–10, 2008.

The second Copa Bionaire was held in the Farallones Club in Cali, Colombia as the largest ITF female tennis event and most important held in the city that year. More than 61 players participated from 19 countries worldwide. The winner in the singles category was Matilde Johansson of France, having defeated Canadian Ekaterina Shulaeva. In doubles, the winners were Mailen Auroux of Argentina and Estefania Craciún from Uruguay.

  • III Copa Bionaire – $50,000 – February 7–15, 2009.

The third annual Copa Bionaire was the most important ITF professional women's tournament in Latin America. It took place at the Country Club and had 56 players participating from 25 different countries, three of the players were ranked in the top 100 female tennis players in the WTA rankings. The winner was Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus who beat Rosanna de los Ríos of Paraguay. In doubles, the winners were Betina Jozami from Argentina and Arantxa Parra Santonja from Spain.

  • IV Copa Bionaire – $75,000 – February 6–14, 2010.

The fourth annual Copa Bionaire was the most important ITF professional women's tournament in Latin America that year. It took place at the Cali Country Club and had 62 players participating from 20 different countries, six of the players were ranked in the top 100 female tennis players in the WTA such as Polona Hercog of Solvenia who won that year, beating Colombian Mariana Duque. In doubles, the winning team was Hercog and Edina Gallovits of Romania.

  • V Copa Bionaire – $100,000 – February 3–13, 2011

The Copa Bionaire has become the most relevant ITF women's professional tournament in all of Latin America. Once again, the tournament took place at the Cali Country Club and had 58 players participating from 22 different countries around the world, five of which were ranked in the top 100 and 23 in the top 200. The winner was Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania who also won the doubles tournament with teammate and fellow Romanian Elena Bogdan.

  • VI Copa Bionaire – $100.000+H – February 4–12, 2012

In February 2012 the VI Copa Bionaire took place with an increased prize of $100,000+H, offering a higher ranking for WTA players. The ITF considers the Copa Bionaire as the most important tennis cup in Latin America bringing together some of the best international female tennis players to Cali.

  • VII Copa Bionaire – $125,000+H – February 9–17, 2013

Currently (February 2013) the VI Copa Bionaire is taking place and has a record prize money of $125,000+H, evolving into an even bigger tournament and offering a higher ranking for WTA players. The WTA category tournament kicks off the women's tennis cirucit in Latin America.[2]

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Spain Lara Arruabarrena Vecino Colombia Catalina Castaño 6–3, 6–2
↑   WTA $125,000 event   ↑
2012 Romania Alexandra Dulgheru Luxembourg Mandy Minella 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
2011 Romania Irina-Camelia Begu Spain Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
↑   ITF $100,000 event   ↑
2010 Slovenia Polona Hercog Colombia Mariana Duque 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
↑   ITF $75,000 event   ↑
2009 Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos 6–3, 6–0
↑   ITF $50,000 event   ↑
2008 France Mathilde Johansson Canada Ekaterina Shulaeva 3–6, 6–0, 6–1
2007 Brazil Teliana Pereira Portugal Frederica Piedade 7–6(7–2), 6–2
↑   ITF $25,000 event   ↑

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2013 Colombia Catalina Castaño
Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño
Argentina Florencia Molinero
Brazil Teliana Pereira
3–6, 6–1, [10–5]
↑   WTA $125,000 event   ↑
2012 Italy Karin Knapp
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
Romania Raluca Olaru
6–4, 6–3
2011 Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Elena Bogdan
Russia Ekaterina Ivanova
Germany Kathrin Wörle
2–6, 7–6(8–6), [11–9]
↑   ITF $100,000 event   ↑
2010 Romania Edina Gallovits
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela
Spain Laura Pous Tió
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
↑   ITF $75,000 event   ↑
2009 Argentina Betina Jozami
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Portugal Frederica Piedade
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
6–3, 6–1
↑   ITF $50,000 event   ↑
2008 Argentina Mailen Auroux
Uruguay Estefania Craciún
Austria Melanie Klaffner
Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya
6–1, 6–4
2007 Brazil Joana Cortez
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
Brazil Ana Clara Duarte
Brazil Teliana Pereira
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
↑   ITF $25,000 event   ↑

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