Linz Open

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Generali Ladies Linz
Tournament information
Founded 1987
Location Linz
Austria
Venue TipsArena Linz
Category International
Surface Hard / Indoors
Draw 28M/32Q/16D
Prize money $220,000 (2009)
Website generali-ladies.at
Current champions
Women's singles Germany Angelique Kerber
Women's doubles Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková

The Linz Open, currently sponsored by Generali Gruppe, is a tennis tournament held in Linz, Austria. It is played on indoor hardcourts.

The inaugural event took place in 1987 in Wels, Austria and was organized by the ITF as a $10,000 tournament. Starting 1991, it has been organized in Linz as a WTA Tour event, initially on the Tier V-level. In 1993 it got promoted to Tier III-level, and since 1998 it was organized as a Tier II-tournament. Since the 2009 edition it is designated as a WTA International Tournament.

Past champions of the tournament include former world number ones Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Amélie Mauresmo, Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic. More recent champions include Petra Kvitová, Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1987 Austria Barbara Paulus Czechoslovakia Denisa Krajčovičová 6–2, 6–2
1988 Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová Austria Marion Maruska 6–3, 6–1
19901 Austria Marion Maruska Luxembourg Karin Kschwendt 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
19902 Czechoslovakia Monika Kratochvílová Austria Katharina Bueche 7–5, 6–3
1991 Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová 6–4, 7–6(1)
1992 Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva France Pascale Paradis-Mangon 6–4, 6–2
1993 Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière Spain Conchita Martínez 6–2, 1–0, ret.
1994 Belgium Sabine Appelmans Germany Meike Babel 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(3)
1995 Czech Republic Jana Novotná Germany Barbara Rittner 6–7(6), 6–3, 6–4
1996 Belgium Sabine Appelmans France Julie Halard 6–2, 6–4
1997 United States Chanda Rubin Slovakia Karina Habšudová 6–4, 6–2
1998 Czech Republic Jana Novotná Belgium Dominique Monami van Roost 6–1, 7–6(2)
1999 France Mary Pierce France Sandrine Testud 7–6(2), 6–1
2000 United States Lindsay Davenport United States Venus Williams 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
2001 United States Lindsay Davenport Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Dokić 6–4, 6–1
2002 Belgium Justine Henin United States Alexandra Stevenson 6–3, 6–0
2003 Japan Ai Sugiyama Russia Nadia Petrova 7–5, 6–4
2004 France Amélie Mauresmo Russia Elena Bovina 6–2, 6–0
2005 Russia Nadia Petrova Switzerland Patty Schnyder 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
2006 Russia Maria Sharapova Russia Nadia Petrova 7–5, 6–2
2007 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6–4, 6–2
2008 Serbia Ana Ivanovic Russia Vera Zvonareva 6–2, 6–1
↓  International tournament  ↓
2009 Belgium Yanina Wickmayer Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 6–3, 6–4
2010 Serbia Ana Ivanovic Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6–1, 6–2
2011 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 6–4, 6–1
2012 Belarus Victoria Azarenka Germany Julia Görges 6–3, 6–4
2013 Germany Angelique Kerber Serbia Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 7–6(8–6)

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1987 Austria Petra Hentschl
West Germany Eva Maria Schuerhoff
Austria Barbara Paulus
Austria Petra Ritter
6–4, 6–4
1988 Austria Marion Maruska
Austria Petra Ritter
Switzerland Cristina Casini
Poland Katarzyna Nowak
6–3, 6–4
19901 France Alexia Dechaume
France Pascale Paradis
Czechoslovakia Hana Fukarková
Czechoslovakia Denisa Krajčovičová
6–3, 6–2
19902 Czechoslovakia Regina Chaldková
Czechoslovakia Monika Kratochvílová
Austria Birgit Arming
Austria Doris Bauer
6–4, 6–4
1991 Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
Italy Raffaella Reggi
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
6–4, 1-6, 6-3
1992 Netherlands Monique Kiene
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
Germany Claudia Porwik
Italy Raffaella Reggi-Concato
6–4, 6-2
1993 Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Georgia (country) Leila Meskhi
Spain Conchita Martínez
Austria Judith Polzl Wiesner
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1994 Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Georgia (country) Leila Meskhi
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
Germany Caroline Schneider
6–2, 6-2
1995 United States Meredith McGrath
France Nathalie Tauziat
Croatia Iva Majoli
Austria Petra Schwarz
6–1, 6-2
1996 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Meredith McGrath
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–4, 6–4
1997 France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1998 France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
Russia Anna Kournikova
Latvia Larisa Savchenko Neiland
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1999 Romania Irina Spîrlea
Netherlands Caroline Vis
Slovenia Tina Križan
Latvia Larisa Savchenko Neiland
6–4, 6–3
2000 France Amélie Mauresmo
United States Chanda Rubin
Japan Ai Sugiyama
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4
2001 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
Belgium Els Callens
United States Chanda Rubin
6–1, 6–4
2002 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–2
2003 South Africa Liezel Horn Huber
Japan Ai Sugiyama
France Marion Bartoli
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
6–1, 7–6(6)
2004 Slovakia Janette Husárová
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Nathalie Dechy
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–2, 7–5
2005 Argentina Gisela Dulko
Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková Peschke
Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–2, 6–3
2006 United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
United States Corina Morariu
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–0
2007 Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]
2008 Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6–4, 7–5
↓  International tournament  ↓
2009 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6–1, 6–4
2010 Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 7–6(6)
2011 New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Russia Elena Vesnina
Germany Julia Görges
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
7–5, 6–1
2012 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Germany Julia Görges
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–3, 6–4
2013 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Poland Alicja Rosolska
7–6(8–6), 6–4

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