Nichirei International Championships

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Nichirei International Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Nichirei International Championships (1990–96)
Tour WTA Tour (1990–96)
Founded 1990
Abolished 1996
Location Tokyo, Japan
Surface Carpet (1990)
Hard (1991–96)

The Nichirei International Championships is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament played from 1990 to 1996. It was held in Tokyo in Japan and was played on indoor carpet courts in 1990 and on outdoor hard courts from 1991 to 1996.

Monica Seles won the event a record three times, representing the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992, and the United States in 1996. Mary Joe Fernández garnered the most championships overall, with four of her five triumphs coming in the doubles competition.

The tournament was replaced by the Toyota Princess Cup.

Prize money[edit]

Year Prize Money
1990–92 $350,000
1993 $375,000
1994 $400,000
1995 $430,000
1996 $450,000

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1990 United States Mary Joe Fernández United States Amy Frazier 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
1991 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles United States Mary Joe Fernández 6–1, 6–1
1992 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6–2, 6–0
1993 South Africa Amanda Coetzer Japan Kimiko Date 6–3, 6–2
1994 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Amy Frazier 6–1, 6–2
1995 France Mary Pierce Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–3
1996 United States Monica Seles Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990 United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Robin White
United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1991 United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Pam Shriver
United States Carrie Cunningham
Peru Laura Gildemeister
6–3, 6–3
1992 United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Robin White
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Japan Nana Miyagi
6–4, 6–4
1993 United States Lisa Raymond
United States Chanda Rubin
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Linda Wild
6–4, 6–1
1994 France Julie Halard
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Amy Frazier
Japan Rika Hiraki
6–1, 0–6, 6–1
1995 United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Linda Wild
6–3, 6–2
1996 South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Mary Pierce
South Korea Sung-Hee Park
Chinese Taipei Shi-Ting Wang
6–1, 7–6

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