Sparkassen Cup (tennis)

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Sparkassen Cup
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Volkswagen Grand Prix (1990–93)
International Grand Prix (1994)
Sparkassen Cup (1995–2003)
Tour WTA Tour (1990–2003)
Founded 1990
Abolished 2003
Surface Carpet (1990–2003)

The Sparkassen Cup is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1990 to 2003. It was held in Leipzig in Germany and played on indoor carpet courts.

The inaugural event was held from 24-30 September 1990, shortly before the German reunification.

Steffi Graf won the first four titles and won the tournament again in 1998 to make her the most successful player at the event. Anke Huber, Jana Novotná and Kim Clijsters also won multiple singles titles at the event.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1990 West Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez 6–1, 6–1
1991 Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 6–3, 6–3
1992 Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
1993 Germany Steffi Graf Czech Republic Jana Novotná 6–2, 6–0
1994 Czech Republic Jana Novotná France Mary Pierce 7–5, 6–1
1995 Germany Anke Huber Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Walkover
1996 Germany Anke Huber Croatia Iva Majoli 5–7, 6–3, 6–1
1997 Czech Republic Jana Novotná South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1998 Germany Steffi Graf France Nathalie Tauziat 6–3, 6–4
1999 France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková 6–1, 6–3
2000 Belgium Kim Clijsters Russia Elena Likhovtseva 7–6 (8–6), 4–6, 6–4
2001 Belgium Kim Clijsters Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 6–1, 6–1
2002 United States Serena Williams Russia Anastasia Myskina 6–3, 6–2
2003 Russia Anastasia Myskina Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne 3–6, 6–3, 6–3

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1990 United States Gretchen Magers
South Africa Lise Gregory
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United Kingdom Jo Durie
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1991 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
France Isabelle Demongeot
Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
6–4, 6–3
1992 Latvia Larisa Savtsjenko-Neiland
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
United States Patty Fendick
Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová
7–5, 7–6 (7–4)
1993 Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Gigi Fernández
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–3, 6–2
1994 United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
6–4, 6–4
1995 Latvia Larisa Neiland
United States Meredith McGrath
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–4
1996 Netherlands Kristie Boogert
France Nathalie Tauziat
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
6–4, 6–4
1997 Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–2, 6–2
1998 Japan Ai Sugiyama
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–7 (2–7), 6–1
1999 Latvia Larisa Neiland
France Mary Pierce
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–3
2000 France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
Spain Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Belgium Laurence Courtois
6–7 (6–8), 7–5, 6–3
2001 France Nathalie Tauziat
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková
Germany Barbara Rittner
6–4, 6–2
2002 United States Serena Williams
United States Alexandra Stevenson
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–3, 7–5
2003 United States Martina Navrátilová
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Nadia Petrova
3–6, 6–1, 6–3

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