Soweto Open

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Soweto Open
2009 Soweto Open.jpg
Event name Soweto Open
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre
Surface Hard
[Website]
 ATP World Tour
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Draw 32S/17Q/16D
Prize Money $100,000+H
 WTA Tour
Category ITF Women's Circuit 50K+H
Draw 32S/32Q/16D
Prize Money $50,000+H

The Soweto Open is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour and the ITF Women's tour as a $50,000+H event. It was held at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in the Soweto urban area of Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2009 to 2011. The event was not held in 2012 and came back to the ITF Women's Circuit and the ATP Challenger Tour in 2013. In 2013 on the ITF Women's Circuit, the even was downgraded from a $100,000+H to $50,000+H.

Past finals[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Canada Vasek Pospisil Poland Michał Przysiężny 6–7(7–9), 6–0, 4–1 ret.
2012 Not held
2011 South Africa Izak van der Merwe South Africa Rik de Voest 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 6–3
2010 Jamaica Dustin Brown South Africa Izak van der Merwe 7–6(7–2), 6–3
2009 France Fabrice Santoro South Africa Rik de Voest 7–5, 6–4

Women's Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Hungary Tímea Babos South Africa Chanel Simmonds 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–1
↑   ITF $50,000+H event   ↑
2012 Not held
2011 Russia Valeria Savinykh Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 6–1, 6–3
2010 Russia Nina Bratchikova Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
2009 Latvia Anastasija Sevastova Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová 6–2, 6–2
↑   ITF $100,000+H event   ↑

Men's Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2013 India Prakash Amritraj
United States Rajeev Ram
India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–1)
2012 Not held
2011 Germany Michael Kohlmann
Austria Alexander Peya
Germany Andre Begemann
Australia Matthew Ebden
6–2, 6–2
2010 France Nicolas Mahut
Croatia Lovro Zovko
South Africa Raven Klaasen
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
6–2, 6–2
2009 Switzerland George Bastl
Australia Chris Guccione
Russia Michail Elgin
Russia Alexandre Kudryavtsev
6–2, 4–6, [11–9]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2013 Poland Magda Linette
South Africa Chanel Simmonds
United Kingdom Samantha Murray
United Kingdom Jade Windley
6–1, 6–3
↑   ITF $50,000+H event   ↑
2012 Not held
2011 Play cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding.
2010 Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Greece Irini Georgatou
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–3, 5–7, [16–14]
2009 United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
Slovakia Kristína Kučová
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
6–2, 2–6, [11–9]
↑   ITF $100,000+H event   ↑

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