German Open (WTA)

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WTA German Open
Qatar Telecom German Open logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded 1894
Abolished 2008
Location Hamburg (1894–1978)
Berlin (1979–2008)
 Germany
Venue Rot-Weiss Tennis Club
Category Tier I
Surface Clay / Outdoors
Draw 56M/32Q/28D
Prize money $1,340,000 (2008)
Website None
2008 - Dinara Safina (l) and Elena Dementieva (r) shake hands after the final.
Champion 2008 - Dinara Safina during the final match.

The German Open was a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women played in Berlin, Germany. Held since 1896, it was one of the oldest tournaments for women. Until 1978 the tournament was held in Hamburg together with the men's tournament. From 1988, it was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament.

Past champions of the tournament include former world number ones Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina.

Tournament names:

  • 1971–1979: German Open
  • 1980: No tournament
  • 1981–1988: German Open
  • 1989–1990: Lufthansa Cup
  • 1991–1992: Lufthansa Cup German Open
  • 1993–2000: German Open
  • 2001–2002: Eurocard German Open
  • 2003: MasterCard German Open
  • 2004: Ladies German Open
  • 2005: Qatar Total German Open
  • 2006–2008: Qatar Telecom German Open
  • 2009: No tournament

Past winners[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score in Final
2008 Russia Dinara Safina Russia Elena Dementieva 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
2007 Serbia Ana Ivanovic Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2006 Russia Nadia Petrova Belgium Justine Henin 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
2005 Belgium Justine Henin Russia Nadia Petrova 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2004 France Amélie Mauresmo United States Venus Williams walkover
2003 Belgium Justine Henin Belgium Kim Clijsters 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
2002 Belgium Justine Henin United States Serena Williams 6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–5)
2001 France Amélie Mauresmo United States Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
2000 Spain Conchita Martínez South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–1, 6–2
1999 Switzerland Martina Hingis France Julie Halard-Decugis 6–0, 6–1
1998 Spain Conchita Martínez France Amélie Mauresmo 6–4, 6–4
1997 United States Mary Joe Fernandez France Mary Pierce 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
1996 Germany Steffi Graf Slovakia Karina Habšudová 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
1995 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 6–1
1994 Germany Steffi Graf Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 7–6(8–6), 6–4
1993 Germany Steffi Graf Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–4
1992 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1991 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles West Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 6–3
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 6–1
1988 West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 6–3, 6–2
1987 West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6–2, 6–3
1986 West Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–3
1985 United States Chris Evert West Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 7–5
1984 West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Kathleen Horvath 7–6(10–8), 6–1
1983 United States Chris Evert United States Kathleen Horvath 6–4, 7–6
1982 West Germany Bettina Bunge United States Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel 6–2, 6–2
1981 Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses 6–2, 6–1
1980
not held in order to make room for Federation Cup that took place at the same location
1979 United States Caroline Stoll Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 7–6, 6–0
↑ Berlin ↑
↓ Hamburg ↓
1978 Mima Jausovec Virginia Ruzici 6–2, 6–3
1977 Laura Dupont Heidi Lehner ester 6–1, 6–4
1976 Sue Barker Renata Tomanová 6–3, 6–1
1975 Renata Tomanova Kazuko Sawamatsu 7–6, 5–7, 10–8
1974 Helga Masthoff Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 7–3
1973 Helga Masthoff Pat Walkden Pretorius 6–4, 6–1
1972 Helga Masthoff Linda Tuero 6–3, 3–6 8–6
1971 Billie Jean King Helga Masthoff 6–3, 6–2
1970 Helga Schultze-Hösl

1969 Judie Tegart

1968 Annette du Plooy

1967 Françoise Durr

1966 Margaret Smith

1965 Margaret Smith

1964 Margaret Smith

1963 Renee Schuurmann

1962 Sandra Reynolds Price

1961 Sandra Reynolds Price

1960 Sandra Reynolds Price

1959 Edda buding

1958 Lorraine Coghlan

1957 Yola Ramírez

1956 Thelma Long

1955 Beryl Penrose

1954 Joy Mottram

1953 Dorothy Knode

1952 Dorothy Head

1951 Nancye Bolton

1950 Dorothy Head
1949 Maria White

1948 Ursula Rosenow

1939 Hilde Sperling

1938 Hilde Sperling

1937 Hilde Sperling

1936 Hilde Sperling

1935 Hilde Sperling

1934 Hilde Sperling

1933 Hilde Krahwinkel

1932 Louise Payot

1931 Cecily Aussem

1930 Cecily Aussem

1929 Paula von Reznicek

1928 Daphne Akhurst

1927 Ilse Fried Life

1926 Ilse Fried Life

1925 Nelly Neppach

1924 Ilse Fried Life

1923 Ilse Fried Life

1922 Ilse Fried Life

1921 Ilse Fried Life

1920 Ilse Fried Life

1913 Dora Köring
6–4, 6–4
1912 Dora Köring
6–2 6–2
1911 Mieken Rieck
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
1910 Mieken Rieck
6–1, 6–3
1909 Anita Heimann
6–4, 0–6, 6–4
1908 Margit von Madarasz
2–6, 6–4, 6–0
1907 Margit von Madarasz
7–5, 0–6, 6–2
1906 Luise Berton
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1905 Elsie Lane K. Krug 6–0, 6–1
1904 Elsie Lane L. Bergmann 6–3, 6–0
1903 Violet Pinckney Hilda Meyer 6–2, 6–1
1902 Mary Ross Hilda Meyer 8–6, 6–0
1897 Blanche Hillyard Charlotte Cooper 6–3, 6–2 6–2
1896 Maren Thomsen E. Lantzius 6–3, 6–2 7–5

See also[edit]