Mexican Open (tennis)

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Abierto Mexicano Telcel p/b HSBC
Abierto mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC logo.svg
Tournament information
Tour ATP World Tour
WTA Tour
Founded 1993 (men), 2001 (women)
Location Mexico Acapulco, Mexico
Venue Fairmont Acapulco Princess
Category ATP World Tour 500
WTA International
Surface Clay (Outdoor) (1993-2013)
Hard (Outdoor) (2014-present)
Draw 32S/16Q/16D (men)
32S/32Q/16D (women)
Prize money US$1,212,750 (men)
US$235,000 (women)
Website Official website
Current champions (2014)
Men's singles Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov
Women's singles Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Men's doubles South Africa Kevin Anderson
Australia Matthew Ebden
Women's doubles France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva

The Mexican Open, also known as the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC for sponsorship reasons (Spanish: Abierto mexicano; shortened from Abierto mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC), is a joint professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts, and held annually in late February at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess in Acapulco, Mexico. It was played on outdoor red clay courts until 2013. The change to hard courts was introduced in 2014. The Mexican Open is part of the ATP World Tour 500 series on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour, and of the WTA International tournaments on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. The 2013 edition took place from 25 February to 2 March 2013.[1][2]

The tournament was introduced on the ATP Tour in 1993, and began on the WTA Tour in 2001. It was held in Mexico City from 1993 to 1998, and once more in 2000, before being relocated to Acapulco in 2001. It's the closing leg of the four-ATP tournament Golden Swing. Starting in 2014, the Mexican Open's surface will change from clay to hard courts, serving as a lead-up to the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event of the season in Indian Wells, United States.

Past finals[edit]

In the men's singles, Thomas Muster (1993–1996) holds the records for most overall and back-to-back titles (four). On the women's side, Amanda Coetzer (2001, 2003), Flavia Pennetta (2005, 2008), Venus Williams (2009–10) and Sara Errani (2012–13) co-hold the record for most singles titles (two), Williams and Errani being the only players to score two straight wins in Mexico. In the men's doubles, Donald Johnson (1996, 2000–01) has won the most titles (three), and co-holds with Michal Mertiňák (2008–09) and David Marrero (2012–13) the record for most back-to-back titles (two). In the women's doubles, María José Martínez Sánchez (2001, 2008–09) is the one holding the most titles (three) and shares with Nuria Llagostera Vives (2008–09) the record for most consecutive wins (two).

Men's singles[edit]

Thomas Muster (1993–96) holds the records for most overall and consecutive titles (four) in Mexico.
Year Champion Runner-up Score
1993 Austria Thomas Muster Spain Carlos Costa 6–2, 6–4
1994 Austria Thomas Muster Brazil Roberto Jabali 6–3, 6–1
1995 Austria Thomas Muster Brazil Fernando Meligeni 7–6(7–4), 7–5
1996 Austria Thomas Muster Czech Republic Jiří Novák 7–6(7–3), 6–2
1997 Spain Francisco Clavet Spain Joan Albert Viloca 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
1998 Czech Republic Jiří Novák Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–3, 6–3
1999
Not held
2000 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela Argentina Mariano Puerta 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2001 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten Spain Galo Blanco 6–4, 6–2
2002 Spain Carlos Moyà Brazil Fernando Meligeni 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
2003 Argentina Agustín Calleri Argentina Mariano Zabaleta 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
2004 Spain Carlos Moyà Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 6–0
2005 Spain Rafael Nadal Spain Álbert Montañés 6–1, 6–0
2006 Peru Luis Horna Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 7–6(8–6), 6–4
2007 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela Spain Carlos Moyà 6–3, 7–6(7-2)
2008 Spain Nicolás Almagro Argentina David Nalbandian 6–1, 7–6(7–1)
2009 Spain Nicolás Almagro France Gaël Monfils 6–4, 6–4
2010 Spain David Ferrer Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
2011 Spain David Ferrer Spain Nicolás Almagro 7–6(7–4), 6–7(2–7), 6–2
2012 Spain David Ferrer Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–1, 6–2
2013 Spain Rafael Nadal Spain David Ferrer 6–0, 6–2
2014 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov South Africa Kevin Anderson 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 7–6(7–5)

Women's singles[edit]

Two-time champion Flavia Pennetta (2005, 2008) also holds the record for most finals in Mexico with seven (runner-up finishes in 2004, 2006–07, 2009, 2012).
Year Champion Runner-up Score
2001 South Africa Amanda Coetzer Russia Elena Dementieva 2–6, 6–1, 6–2
2002 Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Argentina Paola Suárez 6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–2
2003 South Africa Amanda Coetzer Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva 7–5, 6–3
2004 Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Italy Flavia Pennetta 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2005 Italy Flavia Pennetta Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
2006 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Italy Flavia Pennetta 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
2007 France Émilie Loit Italy Flavia Pennetta 7–6(7–0), 6–4
2008 Italy Flavia Pennetta France Alizé Cornet 6–0, 4–6, 6–1
2009 United States Venus Williams Italy Flavia Pennetta 6–1, 6–2
2010 United States Venus Williams Slovenia Polona Hercog 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
2011 Argentina Gisela Dulko Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2012 Italy Sara Errani Italy Flavia Pennetta 5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–0
2013 Italy Sara Errani Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 6–0, 6–4
2014 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková United States Christina McHale 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–4

Men's doubles[edit]

Michal Mertiňák (2008–09) holds, with Donald Johnson (2000–01) and David Marrero (2012–13), the men's doubles record for most consecutive titles (two).
Year Champions Runners-up Score
1993 Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
Brazil Jaime Oncins
Argentina Horacio de la Peña
Mexico Jorge Lozano
7–6, 6–4
1994 United States Francisco Montana
United States Bryan Shelton
United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
6–3, 6–4
1995 Argentina Javier Frana
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Italy Diego Nargiso
7–5, 6–3
1996 United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
Venezuela Nicolás Pereira
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–2, 6–4
1997 Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
Mexico Luis Herrera
Mexico Mariano Sánchez
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1998 Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
Mexico David Roditi
6–4, 6–2
1999
Not held
2000 Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Donald Johnson
Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
6–3, 7–5
2001 United States Donald Johnson
Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
South Africa David Adams
Argentina Martín García
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2002 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–1, 3–6, [10–2]
2003 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Spain David Ferrer
Spain Fernando Vicente
6–3, 6–3
2004 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Chile Nicolás Massú
6–2, 6–3
2005 Spain David Ferrer
Spain Santiago Ventura
Czech Republic Jiří Vaněk
Czech Republic Tomáš Zíb
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
2006 Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
Italy Potito Starace
Italy Filippo Volandri
7–5, 6–2
2007 Italy Potito Starace
Argentina Martín Vassallo Argüello
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–0, 6–2
2008 Austria Oliver Marach
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Argentina Agustín Calleri
Peru Luis Horna
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
2009 Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
2010 Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
Italy Fabio Fognini
Italy Potito Starace
6–0, 6–0
2011 Romania Victor Hănescu
Romania Horia Tecău
Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
2012 Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6–3, 6–4
2013 Poland Łukasz Kubot
Spain David Marrero
Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
7–5, 6–2
2014 South Africa Kevin Anderson
Australia Matthew Ebden
Spain Feliciano López
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–3, 6–3

Women's doubles[edit]

María José Martínez Sánchez (2001, 2008–09) is the only women's doubles three-time champion in Acapulco.
Nuria Llagostera Vives (2008–09) shares with Martínez Sánchez the record for back-to-back titles (two).
Year Champions Runners-up Score
2001 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
2002 Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 6–1
2003 France Émilie Loit
Sweden Åsa Svensson
Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6–3, 6–1
2004 Australia Lisa McShea
Venezuela Milagros Sequera
Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2005 Russia Alina Jidkova
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
7–5, 6–3
2006 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
France Émilie Loit
6–1, 6–3
2007 Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
France Émilie Loit
Australia Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–3
2008 Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
6–2, 6–4
2009 Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 6–2
2010 Slovenia Polona Hercog
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
2–6, 6–1, [10–2]
2011 Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
3–6, 6–1, [10-4]
2012 Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6-2, 6-1
2013 Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Colombia Catalina Castaño
Colombia Mariana Duque-Marino
6–4, 7–6(7–1)
2014 France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Iveta Melzer
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "atpworldtour.com Acapulco tournament profile". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ "wtatennis.com Acapulco tournament profile". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 

External links[edit]


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United Arab Emirates Dubai
ATP International Series Gold Tournament of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
United Arab Emirates Dubai
Preceded by
Indonesia Bali
(Tier III - IV - V)
Thailand Pattaya
Favorite WTA International Tournament
2009
2011
Succeeded by
Thailand Pattaya
TBD



Coordinates: 16°47′16″N 99°48′42″W / 16.78778°N 99.81167°W / 16.78778; -99.81167