Dunlop Orange Bowl

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The Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, known since 2008 as the Dunlop Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships with Dunlop as the title sponsor, is a prestigious junior tennis tournament, one of only five that are rated by the ITF as 'Grade A'. Established in 1947 in Miami Beach,[1] the tournament has for years featured both boys and girls singles and doubles draws at both '18 and under' (under-19) and '16 and under' (under-17) age categories. Since 1999, the tournament has been held each December at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The Orange Bowl Tennis Championship began at Flamingo Tennis Center, Miami Beach. This facility, still in use today, hosted the tournament until 1998, when it was moved to its current site at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. The Orange Bowl was started by Eddie Herr, who wanted to bring some winter competition to South Beach for his tennis playing daughter, Suzanne.[1] The tournament soon grew in prestige and importance, being considered the initiation rite of future world tennis champions[citation needed]. Decades of tournament winners are posted on a brass plaque at the entrance to Flamingo Tennis Center.

Players who have competed at the Orange Bowl reads as a virtual who's who of modern tennis, including Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe, Boris Becker, Björn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Chris Evert, Roger Federer, Steffi Graf, Justine Henin, Ivan Lendl, Hana Mandlíková, Andy Roddick, Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles, Guillermo Vilas, and Mats Wilander. Until this day however, Miami's Mary Joe Fernandez is the only player, male or female, to win in every age division of the Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl tournaments: 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s. However, Miami's Lynn Epstein, won the 12s, 14s and skipped the 16s to play up winning the 18s two years in a row. Epstein is the only player, to this day, to have achieved this feat, actually besting Fernandez' record.

In 1983, during the tournament's heyday, a professional stadium was built in Flamingo Park. The Abel Holtz stadium seated 9,000 fans. During the 1990s however, Flamingo Park Tennis Center fell victim to poor maintenance.[citation needed] The standards of the Orange Bowl could not be maintained so in 1999 the tournament was moved to the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, home of today's professional tour event, the Sony Ericsson Open. Fortunately, the City of Plantation has restored the Orange Bowl Tournament's allure and luster, hosting the best administered and best managed tournament in decades. [1].

Recently, there has been a tennis revival in Miami Beach. A $5.5M master plan to renovate the Flamingo tennis facility has begun. The project includes a new 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) tennis building and 17 clay hydro-courts. A large bronze plaque containing the names of all the great tennis champions who began their career playing in the tournament in Flamingo park will be restored, along with a plaque honoring local players who went on to tennis fame, such as Jerry Moss.

Since 1962, the two younger age groups ('12 and under' and '14 and under') are held at a separate site in Coral Gables. Hence today, the Junior Orange Bowl is in Coral Gables. And the Orange Bowl (under 16 and under 18) has moved in 2011 from Miami to Plantation, FL thus changing surfaces from Hard Courts to Clay, the first time since 1998 that the tournament will be on clay.[2]

Dunlop has been the tournament's title sponsor since 2008.[2][3] [4]

Tournament features[edit]

Players must be at least 13 years old to compete.[5]

Past champions[6][edit]

Singles champions[edit]

Year Boys, 18 and under Girls, 18 and under Boys, 16 and under
until 1962, 15 and under
Girls, 16 and under
until 1962, 15 and under
2013 United States Francis Tiafoe Russia Varvara Flink South Korea Yunseong Chung Canada Charlotte Robillard-Millette
2012 Serbia Laslo Đere Croatia Ana Konjuh Russia Andrey Rublyov (tennis) Canada Gloria Liang
2011 Austria Dominic Thiem Estonia Anett Kontaveit South Korea Chung Hyeon Canada Erin Routliffe
2010 United Kingdom George Morgan United States Lauren Davis France Laurent Lokoli United States Alexandra Kiick
2009 France Gianni Mina Canada Gabriela Dabrowski United States Alexios Halebian United States Breaunna Addison
2008 India Yuki Bhambri United States Julia Boserup United States Denis Kudla United States Chanelle Van Nguyen
2007 Lithuania Ričardas Berankis Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito Australia Bernard Tomic United States Lilly Kimbell
2006 Romania Petru-Alexandru Luncanu Austria Nikola Hofmanova Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov United States Allie Will
2005 Switzerland Robin Roshardt Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Spain Gueorgui Roumenov Payakov Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
2004 United States Timothy Neilly United States Jessica Kirkland Argentina Emiliano Massa Argentina Florencia Molinero
2003 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová United States Donald Young United States Alexa Glatch
2002 United States Brian Baker Russia Vera Douchevina Aruba José Luis Muguruza France Charlène Vanneste
2001 Sweden Robin Söderling Russia Vera Zvonareva Romania Florin Mergea United States Whitney Deason
2000 Bulgaria Todor Enev Russia Vera Zvonareva Argentina Brian Dabul France Marion Bartoli
1999 United States Andy Roddick Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Ecuador Giovanni Lapentti Romania Raluca Ciochină
1998 Switzerland Roger Federer Russia Elena Dementieva Spain Tommy Robredo Spain Marta Marrero
1997 Chile Nicolás Massú Slovenia Tina Pisnik Argentina Guillermo Coria Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1996 Spain Alberto Martín Spain Ana Alcázar France Julien Jeanpierre Russia Elena Dementieva
1995 Argentina Mariano Zabaleta Russia Anna Kournikova Italy Dario Sciortino Spain Ana Alcázar
1994 Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Spain Mariann Ramon Austria Markus Hipfl France Nathalie Dechy
1993 Spain Albert Costa Spain Ángeles Montolio Argentina Mariano Zabaleta United States Stephy Halsell
1992 United States Vincent Spadea Slovenia Barbara Mules Germany Rene Nicklisch Italy Emanuela Sangiorgi
1991 Argentina Marcelo Charpentier Soviet Union Elena Likhovtseva Spain Gonzalo Corrales Germany Andrea Glass
1990 Soviet Union Andrei Medvedev Spain Pili Pérez Spain Àlex Corretja Netherlands Petra Kamstra
1989 Argentina Fernando Meligeni United States Luanne Spadea Argentina Juan Garat Soviet Union Svetlana Komleva
1988 Switzerland Marc Rosset United States Carrie Cunningham France Fabrice Santoro France Sylvie Sabas
1987 United States Jim Courier Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva Netherlands Paul Dogger Argentina Florencia Labat
1986 Spain Javier Sánchez Argentina Patricia Tarabini United States Jim Courier France Alexia Dechaume
1985 Italy Claudio Pistolesi United States Mary Joe Fernandez France Arnaud Boetsch France Sybille Niox-Château
1984 United States Ricky Brown Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Austria Horst Skoff United States Mary Joe Fernandez
1983 Sweden Kent Carlsson United States Debbie Spence Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bruno Orešar United States Shawn Foltz
1982 France Guy Forget Canada Carling Bassett Sweden Stefan Edberg Mexico Claudia Hernández
1981 Argentina Roberto Argüello United States Penny Barg Brazil Carlos Chalbalgoity Italy Raffaella Reggi
1980 Sweden Joakim Nyström United States Susan Mascarin United States Michael Kures United States Barbara Bramblett
1979 Ecuador Raúl Viver United States Kathleen Horvath Sweden Mats Wilander United States Pamela Casale
1978 Spain Gabriel Urpi United States Andrea Jaeger France Thierry Tulasne United States Michelle DePalmer
1977 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Anne Smith United States Scott Davis Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
1976 United States John McEnroe Union of South Africa Marise Kruger Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Mary Lou Piatek
1975 Spain Fernando Luna United States Lynn Epstein United States Bobby Berger United States Jennifer Balent
1974 United States Billy Martin United States Lynn Epstein United States Van Winitsky United States Zenda Leiss
1973 United States Billy Martin Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec France Christophe Casa United States Zenda Leiss
1972 Sweden Björn Borg United States Donna Ganz Chile Hans Gildemeister United States Robin Tenney
1971 Italy Corrado Barazzutti United States Donna Ganz Sweden Björn Borg United States Jeanne Evert
1970 United States Harold Solomon United States Chris Evert United States Billy Martin United States Sandy Stap
1969 United States Harold Solomon United States Chris Evert United States John Whitlinger United States Laurie Fleming
1968 United States Richard Stockton Mexico Patricia Montana Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Chris Evert
1967 United States Mike Estep United States Patti Hogan United States Woody Blocher Japan Kazuko Sawamutsa/Haruka Sawamatsu?
1966 Spain Manuel Orantes United States Peaches Barkowitz United States Charles Owens United States Linda Tuero
1965 Egypt Ismail El Shafei United States Peaches Barkowitz United States Mac Claflin United States Carol Hunter
1964 Mexico Marcello Lara United States Peaches Barkowitz United States Zan Guerry United States Carol Hunter
1963 Brazil Thomaz Koch United States Peaches Barkowitz United States Charles Brainard United States Vicki Holmes
1962 Australia Tony Roche United States Stephanie DeFina United States Bill Harris United States Peaches Barkowitz
1961 Canada Mike Belkin United States Judy Alvarez India Shyam Minotra United States Stephanie DeFina
1960 United States William Lenoir United States Carole Ann Prosen Canada Mike Belkin United States Stephanie DeFina
1959 Spain José Luis Arilla United States Sandy Warshaw Puerto Rico Charles M. Pasarell United States Julie Heldman
1958 Brazil Ronnie Barnes United States Carol Hanks United States Clark Graebner United States Carol Ann Prosen
1957 United States Chris Crawford Brazil Maria Esther Bueno United States Mike Neely United States Frances Farrar
1956 Brazil Carlos Fernandes United States Mary Ann Mitchell United States Ray Senkowski United States Gail DeLozier
1955 United States Mike Green United States Mimi Arnold United States Earl Buchholz Jr. United States Gwyneth Thomas
1954 United States Allen Quay United States Marilyn Stock United States Earl Buchholz Jr. United States Sandra Lewis
1953 United States Mike Green United States Pat Shaffer United States Jimmy Skogstad United States Pat White
1952 United States Eddie Rubinoff United States Karol Fageros Mexico Esteban Reyes Mexico Rose Marie Reyes
1951 United States Sam Giammalva United States Karol Fageros United States Jerry Moss United States Leigh Hay
1950 United States Jacque R. Grigry United States Toby Greenberg United States Al Harum United States Meta Schroedel
1949 United States Gil Bogley United States Elaine Lewicki Cuba Rey Garrido United States Suzanne Herr
1948 United States Tommy Boys Mexico Elita Ramírez United States Bobby Sierra United States Toby Greenberg
1947 United States Lew McMasters United States Joan Johnson United States Dick Holroyd United States Joan Woodberry

Doubles champions[edit]

Boys 18 and under[edit]

2011:Liam Broady & Joshua Ward-Hibbert

Girls 18 and under[edit]

2011:Victoria Kan & Ganna Poznikhirenko

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