WTA Austrian Open

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WTA Austrian Open
Tournament information
Founded 1968
Location Several
 Austria
Category International
Surface Clay / outdoor

The WTA Austrian Open is a WTA Tour affiliated women's tennis tournament held off and on from 1968. In the Open Era seven locations hosted the event: Pörtschach in 1968 and 1999; Kitzbühel from 1969 to 1983 and from 1990 to 1993; Vienna in 1979 and from 2001 to 2004; Bregenz from 1985 to 1986; Maria Lankowitz from 1994 to 1998, Klagenfurt in 2000 and Bad Gastein since 2007 where it is currently known as Nürnberger Gastein Ladies. The tournament which is held on outdoor clay courts was not contested in 1984, 1987 to 1989 and from 2005 to 2006.

Three Austrians won the singles event: Judith Wiesner in 1995, Barbara Paulus in 1996, Barbara Schett in 1997 and 1999 and Yvonne Meusberger in 2013. Two Austrians were victorious in the doubles event: Petra Huber in 1986 partnering West German Petra Keppeler, Patricia Wartusch in 2002 partnering Hungarian Petra Mandula along with Sandra Klemenschits in 2013 partnering Slovenian Andreja Klepac. Romanian Virginia Ruzici holds the Open Era record for singles titles, with three victories in 1980, 1982 and 1985.

Prize money[edit]

Year Prize Money (US$)
1968–78 Unavailable
1979 $35,000
1980–83 $50,000
1984 Not held
1985–86 $50,000
1987–89 Not held
1990 $100,000
1991–93 $150,000
1994 $100,000
1995–98 $107,500
1999 $112,500
2000–04 $170,000
2005–06 Not held
2007–08 $175,000
2009–12 $220,000
2013– $235,000

Results[edit]

Singles (Open Era)[edit]

Year Location Champion Runner-up Score
1968 Pörtschach United Kingdom Winnie Shaw Mexico Elena Subirats 6–1, 7–5
1969 Kitzbühel Australia Judy Tegart South Africa Pat Walkden 8–6, 6–2
1970 Kitzbühel West Germany Helga Niessen Australia Evonne Goolagong 7–5, 6–3
1971 Kitzbühel United States Billie Jean King South Africa Laura Rossouw 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
1972 Kitzbühel West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus Netherlands Marijke Schaar 7–5, 6–3
1973 Kitzbühel Australia Evonne Goolagong
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Not Completed
1974 Kitzbühel Czechoslovakia Mirka Koželuhová Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 6–3, 6–0
1975 Kitzbühel United Kingdom Sue Barker United States Pam Teeguarden 6–4, 6–4
1976 Kitzbühel Australia Wendy Turnbull Romania Virginia Ruzici 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
1977 Kitzbühel Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus 6–3, 7–5
1978 Kitzbühel Romania Virginia Ruzici West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6–4, 6–3
1979 Vienna United States Chris Evert United States Caroline Stoll 6–1, 6–1
1979 Kitzbühel Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková West Germany Sylvia Hanika 2–6, 7–5, 6–3
1980 Kitzbühel Romania Virginia Ruzici Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 3–6, 6–1 ret'd
1981 Kitzbühel West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch West Germany Sylvia Hanika 7–5, 7–6
1982 Kitzbühel Romania Virginia Ruzici Czechoslovakia Lea Plchová 6–2, 6–2
1983 Kitzbühel France Pascale Paradis Austria Petra Huber 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1984 Not Held
1985 Bregenz Romania Virginia Ruzici Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 6–2, 6–3
1986 Bregenz Italy Sandra Cecchini Argentina Mariana Pérez-Roldán 6–4, 6–0
1987 Not Held
1988 Not Held
1989 Not Held
1990 Kitzbühel West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Australia Rachel McQuillan 7–6, 6–4
1991 Kitzbühel Spain Conchita Martínez Austria Judith Wiesner 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
1992 Kitzbühel Spain Conchita Martínez Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6–0, 3–6, 6–2
1993 Kitzbühel Germany Anke Huber Austria Judith Wiesner 6–4, 6–1
1994 Maria Lankowitz Germany Anke Huber Austria Judith Wiesner 6–3, 6–3
1995 Maria Lankowitz Austria Judith Wiesner Romania Ruxandra Dragomir 7–6, 6–3
1996 Maria Lankowitz Austria Barbara Paulus Italy Sandra Cecchini Walkover
1997 Maria Lankowitz Austria Barbara Schett Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
1998 Maria Lankowitz Switzerland Patty Schnyder Spain Gala León García 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1999 Pörtschach Slovakia Karina Habšudová Croatia Silvija Talaja 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
2000 Klagenfurt Austria Barbara Schett Switzerland Patty Schnyder 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
2001 Vienna Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6–3, 6–2
2002 Vienna Israel Anna Smashnova Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova 6–4, 6–1
2003 Vienna Argentina Paola Suárez Croatia Karolina Šprem 7–6, 2–6, 6–4
2004 Vienna Israel Anna Smashnova Australia Alicia Molik 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
2005 Not Held
2006 Not Held
2007 Bad Gastein Italy Francesca Schiavone Austria Yvonne Meusburger 6–1, 6–4
2008 Bad Gastein France Pauline Parmentier Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 6–4, 6–4
2009 Bad Gastein Germany Andrea Petkovic Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru 6–2, 6–3
2010 Bad Gastein Germany Julia Görges Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky 6–1, 6–4
2011 Bad Gastein Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6–0, 7–5
2012 Bad Gastein France Alizé Cornet Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 7–5, 77–61
2013 Bad Gastein Austria Yvonne Meusburger Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková 7–5, 6–2

Doubles (Open Era)[edit]

Year Location Champions Runners-up Score
1968 Pörtschach Unavailable
1969 Kitzbühel Australia Judy Tegart
South Africa Pat Walkden
South Africa Marianna Brummer
South Africa Anita Van Deventer
6–0, 6–3
1970 Kitzbühel South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Annette Van Zyl
West Germany Helga Niessen
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
6–4, 6–3
1971 Kitzbühel United States Rosemary Casals
United States Billie Jean King
West Germany Helga Niessen
West Germany Heide Orth
6–2, 6–4
1972 Kitzbühel West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
West Germany Heide Orth
Australia Mandy Morgan
Uruguay Lucia Sarno
6–0, 6–1
1973 Kitzbühel Soviet Union Aleksandra Ivanova
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Janet Young
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
1974 Kitzbühel Hungary Beatrix Klein
Hungary Eva Szabo
Chile Ana Maria Pinto Bravo
West Germany Iris Riedel
6–1, 6–4
1975 Kitzbühel United Kingdom Sue Barker
United States Pam Teeguarden
Peru Fiorella Bonicelli
Argentina Raquel Giscafré
6–4, 6–3
1976 Kitzbühel Sweden Helena Anliot
Sweden Mimi Wikstedt
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
West Germany Heidi Eisterlehner
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
1977 Kitzbühel Australia Helen Gourlay-Cawley
United States Rayni Fox
United Kingdom Lesley Charles
United Kingdom Jackie Fayter
6–1, 6–4
1978 Kitzbühel Romania Virginia Ruzici
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková
Romania Florența Mihai
7–5, 6–2
1979 Vienna Australia Dianne Fromholtz
South Africa Marise Kruger
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Betty-Ann Stuart
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
1979 Kitzbühel Sweden Helena Anliot
Australia Diane Evers
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Netherlands Elly Vessies
6–0, 6–4
1980 Kitzbühel West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Walkover
1981 Kitzbühel West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Eva Pfaff
Australia Elizabeth Little
South Africa Yvonne Vermaak
6–4, 6–3
1982 Kitzbühel Czechoslovakia Yvona Brzakova
Czechoslovakia Katerina Skronska
United States Jill Patterson
United States Courtney Lord
6–1, 7–5
1983 Kitzbühel New Zealand Chris Newton
Australia Pam Whytcross
France Nathalie Herreman
France Pascale Paradis
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
1984 Not Held
1985 Bregenz Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
Romania Virginia Ruzici
Czechoslovakia Andrea Holikova
Czechoslovakia Katerina Skronska
6–2, 6–3
1986 Bregenz Austria Petra Huber
West Germany Petra Keppeler
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–2, 6–4
1987 Not Held'
1988 Not Held
1989 Not Held
1990 Kitzbühel Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–0, 6–4
1991 Kitzbühel Argentina Bettina Fulco
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
7–5, 6–4
1992 Kitzbühel Argentina Florencia Labat
France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Germany Wiltrud Probst
6–3, 6–3
1993 Kitzbühel China Fang Li
Belgium Dominique Monami
Croatia Maja Murić
Czech Republic Pavlína Rajzlová
6–2, 6–1
1994 Maria Lankowitz Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
France Alexandra Fusai
Slovakia Karina Habšudová
7–5, 7–5
1995 Maria Lankowitz Italy Silvia Farina
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
France Alexandra Fusai
Germany Wiltrud Probst
6–2, 6–2
1996 Maria Lankowitz Slovakia Janette Husárová
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Czech Republic Kateřina Šišková
6–4, 7–5
1997 Maria Lankowitz Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Germany Wiltrud Probst
6–2, 6–2
1998 Maria Lankowitz Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 6–2
1999 Pörtschach Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Slovakia Karina Habšudová
Ukraine Olga Lugina
Argentina Laura Montalvo
6–4, 6–4
2000 Klagenfurt Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
7–6, 6–1
2001 Vienna Argentina Paola Suárez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Germany Vanessa Henke
Czech Republic Lenka Němečková
6–4, 6–2
2002 Vienna Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
Austria Barbara Schwartz
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
6–2, 6–4
2003 Vienna China Ting Li
China Tiantian Sun
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
6–3, 6–4
2004 Vienna United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Lisa Raymond
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 7–5
2005 Not Held
2006 Not Held
2007 Bad Gastein Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–3, 7–5
2008 Bad Gastein Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Bulgaria Sesil Karatantcheva
Serbia Nataša Zorić
6–3, 6–3
2009 Bad Gastein Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Germany Tatjana Malek
Germany Andrea Petkovic
6–2, 6–4
2010 Bad Gastein Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
62–77, 6–1, [10–5]
2011 Bad Gastein Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Germany Julia Görges
4–6, 6–2, [12–10]
2012 Bad Gastein United States Jill Craybas
Germany Julia Görges
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Croatia Petra Martić
64–77, 6–4, [11–9]
2013 Bad Gastein Austria Sandra Klemenschits
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Germany Kristina Barrois
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6–1, 6–4

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