WTA German Open

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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 (since 1971)[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 no tournament
1979 United States Caroline Stoll Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 7–6, 6–0
1978 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec Romania Virginia Ruzici 6–2, 6–3
1977 United States Laura DuPont West Germany Heidi Eisterlenher 6–1, 6–4
1976 United Kingdom Sue Barker Czechoslovakia Renata Tomanová 6–3, 6–1
1975 Czechoslovakia Renata Tomanová Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu 7–6, 5–7, 10–8
1974 West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 7–3
1973 West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff South Africa Pat Walkden-Pretorius 6–4, 6–1
1972 West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff United States Linda Tuero 6–3, 3–6, 8–6
1971 United States Billie Jean King West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff 6–3, 6–2

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