Hong Kong Open (tennis)

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Hong Kong Tennis Open
Tournament information
Location Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Venue Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
Category WTA International Tournaments
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Draw 32 Singles /16 Doubles / 24 Qualifying
Prize money $250,000
Website Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open
Hong Kong Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Salem Open
Tour ATP Tour (1990–2002)
Grand Prix circuit (1973–1987)
Founded 1973 (1973)
Abolished 2002
Location Hong Kong
Surface Hard (1973–2002)

The Hong Kong Tennis Open is a WTA International Tier tennis tournament that will resume from September 8 -14, 2014 in Hong Kong.

Title Sponsorship[edit]

On July 3 2014, it was announced that Prudential Hong Kong will become the tournament's title sponsor to mark the return of elite women’s professional tennis to Hong Kong after two decades. The Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open will see some of the world’s best players competing at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium from 8-14 September. Among them is rising star Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, the only woman to reach all three Grand Slam semifinals this year - the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon – and world number one doubles pair Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su Wei of Taiwan.

Officially sanctioned by the WTA and organized by the Hong Kong Tennis Association, the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open will offer a unique sporting lifestyle experience including a tournament village presented by SAVOUR, billed as one of the world’s best food festivals by CNNTravel. The SAVOUR tournament village will feature signature dishes from some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants, who will be joined by renowned chefs from Singapore and the United Kingdom. Visitors can expect complimentary celebrity chef masterclasses, wine workshops, tastings and demonstrations conducted by renowned experts.

History[edit]

The Hong Kong Open (also known as the Salem Open[1]) was also previously a men's tennis tournament that was held in Hong Kong on the Grand Prix tour from (1973–1987) and the ATP Tour from (1990–2002). Players competed in the Victoria Park Tennis Centre, on outdoor hard courts. Michael Chang held the record number of wins with three titles.

In 2001, as with legislation restricting tobacco sponsorship, organisers controversially altered its official logo to include the logo of Perrier, causing anti-smoking campaigners to claim that the organisers exploited a loophole in its sponsorship clause.[2]

The men's tournament was replaced in 2003 by the Thailand Open.

A women's competition was also held in Hong Kong briefly, from 1980-1982; and then once more in 1993, as a Tier IV event on the WTA Tour. Wendy Turnbull won two titles in this competition. Hong Kong Tennis Open will again be held as a women's tour calendar in 2014 as a result of the relocation of an International event to Hong Kong from Kuala Lumpur in Week 37 of the season, starting in 2014.[3]

Results[edit]

Women's singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2014
1994–2013 Not held
1993 Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting United States Marianne Witmeyer 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
1983–1992 Not held
1982 Sweden Catrin Jexell United States Alycia Moulton 6–3, 7–5
1981 Australia Wendy Turnbull Italy Sabina Simmonds 6–3, 6–4
1980 Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Marcie Louie 6–0, 6–2

Women's doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2014
1994–2013 Not held
1993 Germany Karin Kschwendt
Australia Rachel McQuillan
United States Debbie Graham
United States Marianne Witmeyer
1–6, 7–6(4), 6–2
1983–1992 Not held
1982 United States Alycia Moulton
United States Laura DuPont
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
South Africa Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold
6–2, 4–6, 7–5
1981 United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Sharon Walsh
United Kingdom Anne Hobbs
Australia Susan Leo
6–3, 6–4
1980 Australia Wendy Turnbull
United States Sharon Walsh
Chile Silvana Urroz
United States Penny Johnson
6–1, 6–2

Men's singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2002 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Spain Carlos Moyà 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(4)
2001 Chile Marcelo Ríos Germany Rainer Schüttler 7–6(3), 6–2
2000 Germany Nicolas Kiefer Australia Mark Philippoussis 7–6(4), 2–6, 6–2
1999 United States Andre Agassi Germany Boris Becker 6–7(4), 6–4, 6–4
1998 Denmark Kenneth Carlsen Zimbabwe Byron Black 6–2, 6–0
1997 United States Michael Chang Australia Pat Rafter 6–3, 6–3
1996 United States Pete Sampras United States Michael Chang 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1995 United States Michael Chang Sweden Jonas Björkman 6–3, 6–1
1994 United States Michael Chang Australia Pat Rafter 6–1, 6–3
1993 United States Pete Sampras United States Jim Courier 6–3, 6–7(1), 7–6(2)
1992 United States Jim Courier United States Michael Chang 7–5, 6–3
1991 Netherlands Richard Krajicek Australia Wally Masur 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1990 Australia Pat Cash Austria Alex Antonitsch 6–3, 6–4
1988–89 Not held
1987 United States Eliot Teltscher Australia John Fitzgerald 6–7, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–5
1986 India Ramesh Krishnan Ecuador Andrés Gómez 7–6, 6–0, 7–5
1985 Ecuador Andrés Gómez United States Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1984 Ecuador Andrés Gómez Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–2
1983 Australia Wally Masur United States Sammy Giammalva Jr. 6–1, 6–1
1982 United States Pat Du Pré United States Morris Skip Strode 6–3, 6–3
1981 United States Van Winitsky Australia Mark Edmondson 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1980 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Brian Teacher 5–7, 7–6, 6–3
1979 United States Jimmy Connors United States Pat Du Pré 7–5, 6–3, 6–1
1978 United States Eliot Teltscher United States Pat Du Pré 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
1977 Australia Ken Rosewall United States Tom Gorman 6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
1976 Australia Ken Rosewall Romania Ilie Năstase 1–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–0
1975 United States Tom Gorman United States Sandy Mayer 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1974 Not held
1973 Australia Rod Laver United States Charlie Pasarell 6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2

Men's Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2002 United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Graydon Oliver
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
2001 Germany Karsten Braasch
Brazil André Sá
Czech Republic Petr Luxa
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–0, 7–5
2000 Zimbabwe Wayne Black
South Africa Kevin Ullyett
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Germany David Prinosil
6–1, 6–2
1999 New Zealand James Greenhalgh
Australia Grant Silcock
United States Andre Agassi
United States David Wheaton
W/O
1998 Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Alex O'Brien
South Africa Neville Godwin
Finland Tuomas Ketola
7–5, 6–1
1997 Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
Germany Karsten Braasch
United States Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–4
1996 United States Patrick Galbraith
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
United States Kent Kinnear
United States Dave Randall
6–3, 6–7, 7–6
1995 United States Tommy Ho
Australia Mark Philippoussis
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–1, 6–7, 7–6
1994 United States Jim Grabb
New Zealand Brett Steven
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Patrick Rafter
W/O
1993 United States David Wheaton
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Sandon Stolle
Australia Jason Stoltenberg
6–1, 6–3
1992 United States Brad Gilbert
United States Jim Grabb
Zimbabwe Byron Black
South Africa Byron Talbot
6–2, 6–1
1991 United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Todd Witsken
Canada Glenn Michibata
United States Robert Van't Hof
6–2, 6–4
1990 Australia Pat Cash
Australia Wally Masur
United States Kevin Curren
United States Joey Rive
6–3, 6–3
1988–89 Not held
1987 Australia Mark Kratzmann
United States Jim Pugh
United States Marty Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
1986 United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
Australia Pat Cash
Australia Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
1985 Australia Brad Drewett
Australia Kim Warwick
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
1984 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
1983 United States Drew Gitlin
Australia Craig Miller
United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
United States Steve Meister
6–2, 6–2
1982 United States Charles Buzz Strode
United States Morris Skip Strode
Australia Kim Warwick
United States Van Winitsky
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
1981 United States Chris Dunk
United States Chris Mayotte
United States Marty Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6–4, 7–6
1980 United States Peter Fleming
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
7–5, 6–2
1979 United States Pat Du Pré
United States Robert Lutz
United States Steve Denton
United States Mark Turpin
6–3, 6–4
1978 Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
United States Hank Pfister
United States Brad Rowe
5–7, 7–6, 6–1
1977 Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
United States Marty Riessen
United States Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 6–3
1976 United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
India Anand Amritraj
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–2
1975 Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Sandy Mayer
6–3, 6–4
1974 Not held
1973 Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Rod Laver
United States Paul Gerken
United States Brian Gottfried
6–3, 5–7, 17–15

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