Swedish Open

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Swedish Open
Founded 1948
Location Båstad
 Sweden
Venue Båstad Tennis Stadium
Surface Clay / Outdoors
swedishopen.org
 ATP World Tour
Category ATP World Tour 250
Draw 32S / 16Q / 16D
Prize Money €450,000
 WTA Tour
Category International
Draw 32S / 32Q / 28D
Prize Money US$235,000

The SkiStar Swedish Open (or Swedish Open Båstad) is an ATP World Tour 250 series tennis tournament on the ATP Tour held in Båstad, Sweden in July each year.

The Collector Swedish Open Women is a tennis tournament held in Båstad, Sweden. Held since 2009, as the successor to the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm, this WTA Tour event is an international-level tournament and is played on outdoor clay courts.

History[edit]

The Swedish Open was first held in 1948 when it was called the International Swedish Hard Court Championships.[1] Between 1970 and 1989 the men's event was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit.

The first three tournaments were won by Eric Sturgess from South Africa. Other famous champions include Ilie Năstase (1971), Björn Borg (1974, 1978–1979) and Mats Wilander (1982–1983, 1985). The stadium in which the tournament is held underwent reconstruction in 2002 to accommodate the new hotel underneath the seaside bleachers. The stadium is a few hundred yards from the Båstad beach and is very close to Pepe's Bodega, the local restaurant and nightclub.

From 1948 to 1990, there was also a women's singles tournament. After the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm was sold, it was announced that the women's event would return to Båstad. Since 2009 the Collector Swedish Open Women in Båstad has been an International-level tournament.

Title sponsors[edit]

ATP[edit]

The tournament has in the latter years been named after its principal sponsor. These sponsors have changed, thus changing the name of the tournament. Title sponsors include:

  • Investor Swedish Open (19?? – 1999), sponsored by Investor AB.
  • Wideyes Swedish Open (2000), sponsored by Wideyes.
  • Telenordia Swedish Open (2001–2002), sponsored by Telenordia.
  • Synsam Swedish Open (2003–2006), sponsored by Synsam.
  • Catella Swedish Open (2007–2009), sponsored by Catella.
  • SkiStar Swedish Open (2010 – current), sponsored by Skistar

WTA[edit]

The tournament is currently sponsored by Collector.[1]

International Series Tournament of the Year[edit]

Each year, the players on the ATP Tour vote for the ATP Tournament of the Year. Swedish Open has received this honor ten consecutive years, winning the International Series Tournament of the Year in the ATP World 250 category from 2002 to 2011. The Swedish Open is the only tournament to have won this award ten times.

Past finals[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1948 South Africa Eric Sturgess Argentina Enrique Morea 6–2, 7–5, 6–4
1949 South Africa Eric Sturgess Sweden Torsten Johansson 6–1, 6–0, 6–4
1950 South Africa Eric Sturgess Sweden Torsten Johansson 5–7, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
1951 Philippines Felicisimo Ampon Philippines Raymundo Deyro 9–7, 6–0, 6–1
1952 United States Budge Patty Australia Mervyn Rose 6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1953 United States Budge Patty Sweden Sven Davidson 6–4, 7–5, 6–8, 6–4
1954 United States Budge Patty United States Rex Hartwig 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 8–6, 6–4
1955 United States Ham Richardson Australia Mervyn Rose 4–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
1956 Australia Ken Rosewall Denmark Kurt Nielsen 7–5, 6–3, 6–1
1957 Sweden Ulf Schmidt Sweden Sven Davidson 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1958 Australia Ashley Cooper Australia Mervyn Rose 2–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
1959 Chile Luis Ayala India Ramanathan Krishnan 6–1, 6–1, 5–7, 6–1
1960 Chile Luis Ayala India Ramanathan Krishnan 6–1, 6–0, 6–4
1961 Sweden Ulf Schmidt Australia Neale Fraser 6–3, 6–4, 7–5
1962 Spain Manuel Santana Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
1963 Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Boro Jovanović 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
1964 Australia Roy Emerson Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić 1–6, 7–5, 6–1, 6–2
1965 Spain Manuel Santana Australia Roy Emerson 6–1, 6–1, 6–4
1966 Soviet Union Alexander Metreveli Spain Manuel Santana 3–6, 2–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–4
1967 Australia Martin Mulligan Emerson, Lundqvist, Okker Round Robin
1968 Australia Martin Mulligan Romania Ion Ţiriac 8–6, 6–4, 6–4
1969 Spain Manuel Santana Romania Ion Ţiriac 8–6, 6–4, 6–1
1970 Australia Dick Crealy France Georges Goven 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1971 Romania Ilie Năstase Denmark Jan Leschly 6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
1972 Spain Manuel Orantes Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–3, 6–1
1973 United States Stan Smith Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–2, 7–6
1974 Sweden Björn Borg Italy Adriano Panatta 6–3, 6–0, 6–7, 6–3
1975 Spain Manuel Orantes Spain José Higueras 6–0, 6–3
1976 Italy Antonio Zugarelli Italy Corrado Barazzutti 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1977 Italy Corrado Barazzutti Hungary Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–7, 6–2
1978 Sweden Björn Borg Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–1, 6–2
1979 Sweden Björn Borg Hungary Balázs Taróczy 6–1, 7–5
1980 Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Tony Giammalva 6–3, 3–6, 7–6
1981 France Thierry Tulasne Sweden Anders Järryd 6–2, 6–3
1982 Sweden Mats Wilander Sweden Henrik Sundström 6–4, 6–4
1983 Sweden Mats Wilander Sweden Anders Järryd 6–1, 6–2
1984 Sweden Henrik Sundström Sweden Anders Järryd 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
1985 Sweden Mats Wilander Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–1, 6–0
1986 Spain Emilio Sánchez Sweden Mats Wilander 7–6, 4–6, 6–4
1987 Sweden Joakim Nyström Sweden Stefan Edberg 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
1988 Uruguay Marcelo Filippini Italy Francesco Cancellotti 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1989 Italy Paolo Canè Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bruno Orešar 7–6, 7–6
1990 Australia Richard Fromberg Sweden Magnus Larsson 6–2, 7–6
1991 Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Argentina Alberto Mancini 6–1, 6–2
1992 Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Spain Tomás Carbonell 5–7, 7–5, 6–4
1993 Austria Horst Skoff Haiti Ronald Agénor 7–5, 1–6, 6–0
1994 Germany Bernd Karbacher Austria Horst Skoff 6–4, 6–3
1995 Brazil Fernando Meligeni Norway Christian Ruud 6–4, 6–4
1996 Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Ukraine Andriy Medvedev 6–1, 6–3
1997 Sweden Magnus Norman Spain Juan Antonio Marín 7–5, 6–2
1998 Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Ukraine Andriy Medvedev 6–2, 6–3
1999 Costa Rica Juan Antonio Marín Sweden Andreas Vinciguerra 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2000 Sweden Magnus Norman Sweden Andreas Vinciguerra 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
2001 Italy Andrea Gaudenzi Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach 7–5, 6–3
2002 Spain Carlos Moyà Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
2003 Argentina Mariano Zabaleta Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 6–3, 6–4
2004 Argentina Mariano Zabaleta Argentina Gastón Gaudio 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
2005 Spain Rafael Nadal Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
2006 Spain Tommy Robredo Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6–2, 6–1
2007 Spain David Ferrer Spain Nicolás Almagro 6–1, 6–2
2008 Spain Tommy Robredo Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6–4, 6–1
2009 Sweden Robin Söderling Argentina Juan Mónaco 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2010 Spain Nicolás Almagro Sweden Robin Söderling 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
2011 Sweden Robin Söderling Spain David Ferrer 6–2, 6–2
2012 Spain David Ferrer Spain Nicolás Almagro 6–2, 6–2
2013 Argentina Carlos Berlocq Spain Fernando Verdasco 7–5, 6–1
2014 Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Portugal João Sousa 6–2, 6–1
Champion Times champion Year
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 4 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998
Sweden Mats Wilander 3 1982, 1983, 1985
Sweden Björn Borg 3 1974, 1978, 1979
Spain Manuel Santana 3 1962, 1965, 1969
United States Budge Patty 3 1952, 1953, 1954
South Africa Eric Sturgess 3 1948, 1949, 1950
Spain David Ferrer 2 2007, 2012
Sweden Robin Söderling 2 2009, 2011
Spain Tommy Robredo 2 2006, 2008
Argentina Mariano Zabaleta 2 2003, 2004
Sweden Magnus Norman 2 1997, 2000
Australia Martin Mulligan 2 1967, 1968
Sweden Ulf Schmidt 2 1957, 1961
Chile Luis Ayala 2 1959, 1960

Men's Doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1954 Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Rex Hartwig
United States Tony Trabert
United States Budge Patty
12–14, 8–6, 6–1, 6–3
1958 Australia Mervyn Rose
Australia Ashley Cooper
Mexico Pancho Contreras
Mexico Mario Llamas
6–2, 6–1, 6–2
1959 Chile Luis Ayala
India Ramanathan Krishnan
Sweden Sven Davidson
Sweden Torsten Johansson
7–5, 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1969 Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Ţiriac
Spain Manuel Orantes
Spain Manuel Santana
6–3, 6–4
1970 Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Allan Stone
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–2, 2–6, 12–10
1971 Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Ţiriac
Chile Jaime Pinto-Bravo
United States Butch Seewagen
7–6, 6–1
1972 not held
1973 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
United States Stan Smith
Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1974 Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson
Sweden Björn Borg
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
1975 Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson
Sweden Björn Borg
Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–6, 7–5
1976 United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Spain Juan Gisbert
6–3, 6–4
1977 Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
France Jean-Louis Haillet
France François Jauffret
6–4, 6–0
1978 Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Mark Edmondson
Hungary Péter Szőke
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7–5, 6–4
1979 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6–2, 6–2
1980 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
United Kingdom John Feaver
Australia Peter McNamara
6–4, 6–4
1981 Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
1982 Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
0–6, 6–3, 7–6
1983 Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
1984 Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Denmark Michael Mortensen
Spain Juan Avendaño
Brazil Fernando Roese
6–0, 6–0
1985 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–0, 7–6
1986 Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
South Africa Craig Campbell
United States Joey Rive
6–4, 6–2
1987 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Javier Sánchez
7–6, 6–3
1988 West Germany Patrick Baur
West Germany Udo Riglewski
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Nicklas Kroon
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
1989 Sweden Per Henricsson
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
Czechoslovakia Josef Čihák
Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček
7–5, 6–2
1990 Sweden Ronnie Båthman
Sweden Rikard Bergh
Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Germany Udo Riglewski
6–1, 6–4
1991 Sweden Ronnie Båthman
Sweden Rikard Bergh
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–4
1992 Spain Tomás Carbonell
Argentina Christian Miniussi
Sweden Christian Bergström
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
6–4, 7–5
1993 Sweden Henrik Holm
Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Brian Devening
Sweden Tomas Nydahl
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
1994 Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
6–2, 6–3
1995 Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Jon Ireland
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6–3, 6–0
1996 Sweden David Ekerot
United States Jeff Tarango
Australia Joshua Eagle
Sweden Peter Nyborg
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1997 Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Sweden Magnus Larsson
6–0, 6–3
1998 Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Sweden Magnus Larsson
South Africa Lan Bale
South Africa Piet Norval
6–4, 6–2
1999 South Africa David Adams
United States Jeff Tarango
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2000 Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Italy Diego Nargiso
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
2001 Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Jens Knippschild
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
7–6(3), 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
2002 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Michael Hill
7–6(8–6), 6–4
2003 Sweden Simon Aspelin
Italy Massimo Bertolini
Argentina Lucas Arnold
Argentina Mariano Hood
6–7(3–7), 6–0, 6–4
2004 India Mahesh Bhupathi
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
4–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(8–6)
2005 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Joachim Johansson
Argentina José Acasuso
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–2 6–3
2006 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Thomas Johansson
Germany Christopher Kas
Austria Oliver Marach
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
2007 Sweden Simon Aspelin
Austria Julian Knowle
Argentina Martín García
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–2, 6–4
2008 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Robin Söderling
Sweden Johan Brunström
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6–2, 6–2
2009 Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Slovakia Filip Polášek
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Sweden Robin Söderling
1–6, 6–3, [10–7]
2010 Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
Italy Andreas Seppi
Italy Simone Vagnozzi
6–4, 7–5
2011 Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
6–3, 6–3
2012 Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2013 United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Spain Albert Ramos
6–2, 3–6, [10–3]
2014 Sweden Johan Brunström
United States Nicholas Monroe
France Jérémy Chardy
Austria Oliver Marach
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]

Women's Singles[edit]

1948–1990[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1948 Denmark Hilde Sperling Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 8–6, 0–6, 6–1
1949 Australia Thelma Long Denmark Hilde Sperling 6–2, 6–3
1950 Australia Thelma Long Denmark Hilde Sperling 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
1951 Australia Nancye Wynne Bolton Sweden Solveig Gustafsson 6–3, 6–1
1952 South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith South Africa Julia Wipplinger 6–2, 8–6
1953 United States Maureen Connolly United States Julia Sampson 6–1, 6–3
1954 Sweden Birgitta Sandén Denmark Milly Vagn-Nielsen 6–2, 6–2
1955 United States Doris Hart Switzerland Ruth Kaufman 6–3, 9–7
1956 United Kingdom Ann Buxton Sweden Birgit Gullbrandsson 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1957 United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer Mexico Yola Ramírez 7–5, 6–4
1958 Bermuda Heather Degal United States Karol Fageros 2–6, 6–0, 6–0
1959 United States Beverly Baker Fleitz United States Joan Johnson 6–4, 6–1
1960 Italy Lea Pericoli Italy Silvana Lazzarino 3–6, 7–5, 6–2
1961 United States Belmar Gundersen
1962 Brazil Maria Bueno
1963 West Germany Edda Buding
1964 United States Donna Fales
1965 Sweden Christina Sandberg
1966 Sweden Christina Sandberg
1967 France Françoise Dürr United States Rosie Casals 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
1968 United States Julie Heldman United States Kathy Harter default
1969 United States Peaches Bartkowicz Sweden Christina Sandberg 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
1970 United States Peaches Bartkowicz
1971 West Germany Helga Masthoff Sweden Ingrid Bentzer 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
1972 Sweden Ingrid Bentzer Sweden Christina Sandberg 2–6, 6–3, 8–6
1973 United Kingdom Glynis Coles Sweden Christina Sandberg 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
1974 United Kingdom Sue Barker Netherlands Marijke Schaar 6–1, 7–5
1975 United Kingdom Sue Barker West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff 6–4, 6–0
1976 Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová Sweden Helena Anliot 6–3, 6–2
1977 Romania Florenţa Mihai United States Struthers 6–4, 6–4
1978 Netherlands Elly Appel-Vessies West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6–2, 6–4
1979 Sweden Elisabeth Ekblom
1980 Romania Virginia Ruzici Sweden Nina Bohm 6–2, 7–5
1981 Sweden Lena Sandin
1982 Sweden Lena Sandin Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 6–7, 7–5, 6–3
1983 Romania Virginia Ruzici
1984 Australia Anette Gulley
1985 Sweden Maria Lindström
1986 Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
1987 Italy Sandra Cecchini
1988 West Germany Isabel Cueto Italy Sandra Cecchini 7–5, 6–1
1989 Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Germany Sabine Hack 6–1, 6–3
1990 Italy Sandra Cecchini Hungary Csilla Bartos 6–1, 6–2

2009–present[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2009 Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 7–5, 6–4
2010 France Aravane Rezaï Argentina Gisela Dulko 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
2011 Slovenia Polona Hercog Sweden Johanna Larsson 6–4, 7–5
2012 Slovenia Polona Hercog France Mathilde Johansson 0-6, 6–4, 7–5
2013 United States Serena Williams Sweden Johanna Larsson 6–4, 6–1
2014 Germany Mona Barthel South Africa Chanelle Scheepers 6–3, 7–6(7–3)

Women's Doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2009 Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–2, 0–6, 10–5
2010 Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–6(7–0), 6–0
2011 Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–3, 6–3
2012 Colombia Catalina Castaño
Colombia Mariana Duque-Marino
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
4–6, 7–5, [10–5]
2013 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–1, 6–4
2014 Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
6-1, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 326. ISBN 9780047960420. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
China Shanghai
ATP World Tour 250 Tournament of the Year
20022012
(In 2003 and 2004 shared with United States Houston)
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Queen's Club Championships

Coordinates: 56°26′06″N 12°50′17″E / 56.435°N 12.838°E / 56.435; 12.838