Spanish Open (tennis)

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Spanish Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Spanish Championships (1972–78)
Spanish Open (1985–94)
Ford Spanish Open (1995)
Tour WTA Tour (1972–95)
Founded 1972
Abolished 1995
Surface Clay (1972–95)

The Spanish Open is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1972 to 1995. It was held at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona in Barcelona in Spain and played on outdoor clay courts. It was a Tier V event from 1988 to 1989, a Tier IV event in 1990, a Tier III event from 1991 to 1992 and a Tier II event from 1993 to 1995.

In the 1970s the event was known as the Spanish Championships before becoming an Open in the 1980s and 90s. It was replaced on the WTA Tour by the Madrid Open in 1996.

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1972 France Gail Chanfreau France Nathalie Fuchs 6–1, 6–4
1973 Not Held
1974 France Nathalie Fuchs United Kingdom Glynis Coles 7–5, 8–6
1975 Not Held
1976 Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová Romania Virginia Ruzici 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
1977 Not Held
1978 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková Italy Sabina Simmonds 6–1, 5–7, 6–3
1979
-

1984
Not Held
1985 Italy Sandra Cecchini Italy Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 6–4
1986 Austria Petra Huber Italy Laura Garrone 7–6 (7–4), 6–0
1987 Not Held
1988 Brazil Neige Dias Argentina Bettina Fulco 6–3, 6–3
1989 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Canada Helen Kelesi 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
1990 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario West Germany Isabel Cueto 6–4, 6–2
1991 Spain Conchita Martínez Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 6–4, 6–1
1992 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
1993 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain Conchita Martínez 6–1, 6–4
1994 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Croatia Iva Majoli 6–0, 6–2
1995 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Croatia Iva Majoli 5–7, 6–0, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972 France Gail Sherriff
France Nathalie Fuchs
Belgium Michele Gurdal
Belgium Monique Van Haver
6–4, 6–2
1973
-

1975
Not Held
1976 Romania Florenţa Mihai
Brazil Patricia Medrado
France Nathalie Fuchs
Belgium Michele Gurdal
6–2, 6–4
1977 Not Held
1978 Not Available
1979
-

1984
Not Held
1985 Switzerland Petra Delhees
Brazil Patricia Medrado
United States Penny Barg
Argentina Adriana Villagran
6–1, 6–0
1986 Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
France Catherine Tanvier
Austria Petra Huber
West Germany Petra Keppeler
6–2, 6–1
1987 Not Held
1988 Czechoslovakia Iva Budařová
Belgium Sandra Wasserman
Sweden Anna-Karin Olsson
Spain Maria-Jose Llorca
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
1989 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–2, 2–6, 7–6 (7–3)
1990 Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–7 (7–9), 6–2, 6–1
1991 United States Martina Navrátilová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–1, 6–3
1992 Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–4, 6–1
1993 Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva
4–6, 6–1, 6–0
1994 Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Julie Halard
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–2, 6–4
1995 Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Croatia Iva Majoli
7–5, 4–6, 7–5

References[edit]

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