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Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati Masters logo.svg
Founded 1899
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
 United States
Venue Lindner Family Tennis Center
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Official website
 ATP World Tour
Category Masters 1000
Draw 56S / 32Q / 24D
Prize Money US$3,200,000
 WTA Tour
Category Premier 5
Draw 56S / 32Q / 28D
Prize Money US$2,000,000

The Cincinnati Masters or, officially, the Western & Southern Open[1] (currently sponsored by the Western & Southern Financial Group) is an annual outdoor hardcourt tennis event held in Mason, Ohio near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city.[2]

The event is the biggest summer tennis event in the U.S. excluding the U.S. Open, as its men's portion is one of nine elite Masters 1000 tournaments on the ATP World Tour and its women's event is one of five Premier 5 events on the WTA Tour. The 2014 event will be held August 9–17.[1]

History[edit]

The tournament was started in 1899 as the Cincinnati Open (it would later be known by several other names, including the Tri-State Tennis Tournament and ATP Championships),[3] and would eventually grow into the tournament now held in Mason.[4] The original tournament was held at the Avondale Athletic Club, which sat on property that is now Xavier University, and would later be moved to several various locations due to changes in tournament management and surfaces. The first tournament in 1899 was played on clay courts (described in a newspaper article of the time as "crushed brick dust"), and the event was mostly played on clay until 1979 when it switched permanently to hardcourts.

In 1903, the tournament was moved to the Cincinnati Tennis Club, where it was primarily held until 1972. In 1974, the tournament was nearly dropped from the tennis calendar but moved at the last moment to the Cincinnati Convention Center, where it was played indoors and, for the first time since 1919, without a women's draw. In 1975, the tournament moved to the Coney Island amusement park on the Ohio River, and the tournament began to gain momentum again.

Between 1978 to 1989 it was a major tournament of the men's Grand Prix Tennis Tour and part of the Grand Prix Championship Series.

In 1975, the tournament reins were taken by Paul M. Flory, then an executive with Procter & Gamble. During his tenure, the tournament enriched its considerable heritage while donating millions of dollars to charity: to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tennis for City Youth (a program to teach tennis to inner-city children), and to The Charles M. Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital. Flory was honored with the ATP's Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award, enshrinement in the USTA/Midwest Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame, and was named one of the Great Living Cincinnatians by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Flory began his involvement as a volunteer with the tournament in the late 1960s and remained a volunteer until the end, never accepting a salary. Flory, who was born on May 31, 1922, died on January 31, 2013, remaining tournament chairman until his final day.

In 1979 the tournament moved to Mason where a permanent stadium was built and the surface was changed from Har-Tru clay to hardcourt (DecoTurf II.). Later, two other permanent stadia were constructed, making the Cincinnati Masters the only tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slam events with three stadium courts – Center Court, Grandstand Court and Court 3. A fourth stadium has since been built—Court 4 in 2011—and Court 3 has been renamed Court 9. The women's competition was reinstated in 1988 for one year, and then again in 2004 when the organizers, with the help of the Octagon sports agency, bought the Croatian Bol Ladies Open and moved it to Cincinnati.

In August 2008, the men's tournament was sold to the United States Tennis Association, the owners of the US Open.[5]

In 2002, the tournament was sponsored for the first time by Western & Southern Financial Group, with the company continuing its sponsorship until at least 2014.[6] In 2011 the men's and women's tournaments were played at the same time making a joint tournament. As a result the name of the competition changed from the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open to the Western & Southern Open.[3]

Venue[edit]

The tournament is played at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, located in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio. It features a total of 16 courts, including four tennis stadiums — Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 3 and Court 9 (formerly known as Court 3) — and is the only venue outside of the Grand Slams with more than two permanent stadia:

Court Constructed Capacity
Center Court 1981 11,400
Grandstand Court 1995 5,000
Court 3 2010 4,000
Court 9 1997 2,000

In 2009, the tennis tournament announced a $10 million upgrade to the facility, including the construction of a 52,000 square feet (4,800 m2) West Building to add space for players, media and fans. The new building, which opened in mid-2010 and is named the Paul M. Flory Player Center, is approximately twice as high as the previous West Building, rising 85 feet (26 m) above ground level and 97 feet (30 m) above the court level.

In 2010, the tournament announced plans to expand the grounds by more than 40% and add six new courts. One of those courts is Court 3, which serves as the third television court, while another court has seating for 2,500. A new ticket office, entry plaza, food court and exhibit areas also were added.[7]

The venue hosts additional events including the Atlantic 10 Conference Tennis Championships and the Ohio Athletic Conference Tennis Championships, and has hosted an Association of Volleyball Professionals event, concerts, charitable events, and numerous regional and national high school tennis events.

Records[edit]

Record Player Titles/Record
Most Men's Singles titles Roger Federer 5
Most consecutive Men's Singles titles Raymond D. Little, Beals Wright, Robert LeRoy, and Bobby Riggs 3
Most Women's Singles titles Ruth Sanders Cordes and Clara Louise Zinke 5
Most consecutive Women's Singles titles Ruth Sanders Cordes, May Sutton, and Clara Louise Zinke 3
Most Men's Doubles titles Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde 4
Most Women's Doubles titles Clara Louise Zinke 6
Most consecutive Women's Doubles titles Martha Kinsey and Clara Louise Zinke 4
Most Men's Titles Raymond D. Little 11
Most Women's Titles Clara Louise Zinke 12
Most Men's Finals Appearances (all events) William Talbert 14
Most Women's Finals Appearances (all events) Clara Louise Zinke 18
No. 1 Seeds Winning Men's Title (seeding began 1927) 38
No. 1 Seeds Winning Women's Title (since 1927) 27
Most Times Seeded No. 1, men (since 1927) Roger Federer 7
Most Times Seeded No. 1, women (since 1927) Pauline Betz 4

Other Records[edit]

Records Open Era

Records pre-Open Era

Note: The 1979 men's competition was a non-Grand Prix event not bringing any ATP ranking points although named "ATP Championships", run as a rival event to US Pro Championships in Boston.

List of champions[edit]

The following is the list of champions of the Cincinnati Masters.

Men's Singles finals[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Spain Rafael Nadal United States John Isner 7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–3)
2012 Switzerland Roger Federer Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–0, 7–6(9–7)
2011 United Kingdom Andy Murray Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–4, 3–0, ret.
2010 Switzerland Roger Federer United States Mardy Fish 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2009 Switzerland Roger Federer Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–1, 7–5
2008 United Kingdom Andy Murray Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
2007 Switzerland Roger Federer United States James Blake 6–1, 6–4
2006 United States Andy Roddick Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–3, 6–4
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer United States Andy Roddick 6–3, 7–5
2004 United States Andre Agassi Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
2003 United States Andy Roddick United States Mardy Fish 4–6, 7–6, 7–6
2002 Spain Carlos Moyá Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7–5, 7–6
2001 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten Australia Patrick Rafter 6–1, 6–3
2000 Sweden Thomas Enqvist United Kingdom Tim Henman 7–6, 6–4
1999 United States Pete Sampras Australia Patrick Rafter 7–6, 6–3
1998 Australia Patrick Rafter United States Pete Sampras 1–6, 7–6, 6–4
1997 United States Pete Sampras Austria Thomas Muster 6–3, 6–4
1996 United States Andre Agassi United States Michael Chang 7–6, 6–4
1995 United States Andre Agassi United States Michael Chang 7–5, 6–2
1994 United States Michael Chang Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–2, 7–5
1993 United States Michael Chang Sweden Stefan Edberg 7–5, 0–6, 6–4
1992 United States Pete Sampras United States Ivan Lendl 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1991 France Guy Forget United States Pete Sampras 2–6, 7–6, 6–4
1990 Sweden Stefan Edberg United States Brad Gilbert 6–1, 6–1
1989 United States Brad Gilbert Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 2–6, 7–6
1988 Sweden Mats Wilander Sweden Stefan Edberg 3–6, 7–6, 7–6
1987 Sweden Stefan Edberg West Germany Boris Becker 6–4, 6–1
1986 Sweden Mats Wilander United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–1
1985 West Germany Boris Becker Sweden Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–2
1984 Sweden Mats Wilander Sweden Anders Järryd 7–6, 6–3
1983 Sweden Mats Wilander United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4
1982 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6
1981 United States John McEnroe New Zealand Chris Lewis 6–3, 6–4
1980 United States Harold Solomon Paraguay Francisco González 7–6, 6–3
19791 United States Peter Fleming United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–2
1978 United States Eddie Dibbs Mexico Raúl Ramírez 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
1977 United States Harold Solomon United Kingdom Mark Cox 6–2, 6–3
1976 United States Roscoe Tanner United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–3
1975 United States Tom Gorman United States Sherwood Stewart 7–5, 2–6, 6–4
1974 United States Marty Riessen United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 7–6
1973 Romania Ilie Năstase Spain Manuel Orantes 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
1972 United States Jimmy Connors Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–3
1971 United States Stan Smith Spain Juan Gisbert Sr 7–6, 6–3
1970 Australia Ken Rosewall United States Cliff Richey 7–9, 9–7, 8–6
1969 United States Cliff Richey Australia Allan Stone 6–1, 6–2
1968 United States William Harris United States Tom Gorman 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1967 Mexico Joaquin Loyo-Mayo Chile Jaime Fillol 8–6, 6–1
1966 United States David Power United States William Harris 7–5, 3–6, 0–6, 6–1, 6–2
1965 United States Billy Lenoir United States Herbert Fitzgibbon 1–6, 6–3, 6–3, 9–7
1964 United States Herb Fitzgibbon Australia Robert Brien 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1963 United States Marty Riessen United States Herbert Fitzgibbon 6–1, 6–3, 7–5
1962 United States Marty Riessen United States Allen Fox 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1961 United States Allen Fox United States Billy Lenoir 3–6, 8–6, 6–2, 6–1
1960 Ecuador Miguel Olvera United States Crawford Henry 4–6, 9–7, 6–4
1959 United States Whitney Reed United States Donald Dell 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
1958 United States Bernard Bartzen United States Sam Giammalva 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
1957 United States Bernard Bartzen United States Grant Golden 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
1956 United States Edward Moylan United States Bernard Bartzen 6–0, 6–3, 6–3
1955 United States Bernard Bartzen United States Tony Trabert 7–9, 11–9, 6–4
1954 United States Straight Clark United States Sam Giammalva 8–6, 6–1, 6–1
1953 United States Tony Trabert United States Hamilton Richardson 10–8, 6–3, 6–4
1952 United States Noel Brown United States Fred Hagist 6–4, 0–6, 2–0, ret.
1951 United States Tony Trabert United States William Talbert 5–7, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
1950 United States Glenn Bassett United States Hamilton Richardson 6–2, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
1949 United States James Brink United States Arnold Saul 6–4, 6–8, 6–4, 6–0
1948 United States Herbert Behrens United States Irvin Dorfman 7–5, 11–9, 2–6, 6–8, 6–4
1947 United States William Talbert United States George Pero 6–1, 6–0, 6–0
1946 United States Nick Carter United States George Richards 6–1, 6–1
1945 United States William Talbert United States Elwood Cooke 6–2, 7–9, 6–2
1944 Ecuador Pancho Segura United States William Talbert 9–11, 6–2, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5
1943 United States William Talbert United States Seymour Greenberg 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1942 Ecuador Pancho Segura United States William Talbert 1–6, 6–2, 6–4, 12–10
1941 United States Frank Parker United States William Talbert 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
1940 United States Robert Riggs United States Arthur Marx 11–9, 6–2, 4–6, 6–8, 6–1
1939 United States Bryan Grant United States Frank Parker 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 2–6, 6–4
1938 United States Robert Riggs United States Frank Parker 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1937 United States Robert Riggs United States John McDiarmid 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1936 United States Robert Riggs United States Charles Harris 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1935 Tournament suspended due to Great Depression
1934 United States Henry Prusoff United States Arthur Hendrix 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
1933 United States Bryan Grant United States Frank Parker 11–9, 6–2, 1–6, 7–5
1932 United States George Lott United States Frank Parker 5–7, 6–2, 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
1931 United States Cliff Sutter United States Bruce Barnes 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1930 United States Frank Shields United States Emmett Pare 6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–1
1929 United States Herbert Bowman United States Julius Seligson 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1928 United States Emmett Pare United States Harris Coggeshall 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
1927 United States George Lott United States Emmett Pare 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1926 United States William Tilden United States George Lott 4–6, 6–3, 7–9, 6–4, 6–3
1925 United States George Lott United States Julius Sagalowsky 6–3, 7–5, 6–1
1924 United States George Lott United States Paul Kunkel 2–6, 13–11, 6–4, 6–3
1923 United States Louis Kuhler United States Paul Kunkel 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
1922 United States Louis Kuhler United States Edwin Haupt 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1921 Tournament suspended
1920 United States John Hennessey United States Walter Wesbrook 8–10, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
1919 United States Fritz Bastian United States John Hennessey 2–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1918 Tournament suspended due to World War I
1917 United States Fritz Bastian United States John G. MacKay 4–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1916 United States William Johnston United States Clarence Griffin default
1915 United States Clarence Griffin United States William S. McElroy 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1914 United States William S. McElroy United States William Hoag 6–4, 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
1913 United States William S. McElroy United States Gus Touchard default
1912 United States Gus Touchard United States Richard H. Palmer 6–1, 6–2, 7–5
1911 United States Richard H. Palmer United States Richard Bishop 14–12, 6–4, 8–6
1910 United States Richard H. Palmer United States Wallace F. Johnson 11–9, 6–3, 6–4
1909 United States Robert LeRoy United States Nat Emerson 6–3, 3–6, 6–0, 1–6, 6–3
1908 United States Robert LeRoy United States Nat Emerson 6–0, 7–5, 6–4
1907 United States Robert LeRoy United States Robert Chauncey Seaver 8–6, 6–8, 6–2, 6–0
1906 United States Beals Wright United States Robert LeRoy 6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 6–2
1905 United States Beals Wright United States Kreigh Collins 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 7–9, 6–3
1904 United States Beals Wright United States L. Harry Waidner 7–5, 6–0, 6–3
1903 United States Kreigh Collins United States Raymond D. Little 11–9, 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
1902 United States Raymond D. Little United States Kreigh Collins 3–6, 6–8, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1901 United States Raymond D. Little United States Kreigh Collins 2–6, 8–6, 6–4, 7–5
1900 United States Raymond D. Little United States Nat Emerson 6–2 6–4 6–2
1899 United States Nat Emerson United States Dudley Sutphin 8–6, 6–1, 10–8

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Women's Singles finals[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Belarus Victoria Azarenka United States Serena Williams 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
2012 China Li Na Germany Angelique Kerber 1–6, 6–3, 6–1
2011 Russia Maria Sharapova Serbia Jelena Janković 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
2010 Belgium Kim Clijsters Russia Maria Sharapova 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2009 Serbia Jelena Janković Russia Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–2
↑  Premier 5 tournament  ↑
2008 Russia Nadia Petrova France Nathalie Dechy 6–2, 6–1
2007 Russia Anna Chakvetadze Japan Akiko Morigami 6–1, 6–3
2006 Russia Vera Zvonareva Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 6–2, 6–4
2005 Switzerland Patty Schnyder Japan Akiko Morigami 6–4, 6–0
2004 United States Lindsay Davenport Russia Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–2
1989–2003 Not held
1988 United States Barbara Potter Canada Helen Kelesi 6–2, 6–2
1974–1987 Not held
1973 Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Chris Evert 6–2, 7–5
1972 Australia Margaret Court Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
1971 United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Linda Tuero 6–3, 6–3
1970 United States Rosemary Casals United States Nancy Richey Gunter 6–3, 6–3
1969 Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey France Gail Chanfreau 1–6, 7–5, 10–10, ret.
1968 United States Linda Tuero United States Tory Fretz 6–1, 6–2
1967 United States Jane Bartkowicz United States Patsy Rippy 6–4, 6–1
1966 United States Jane Bartkowicz United States Peachy Kellmeyer 6–3, 6–3
1965 United States Stephanie DeFina United States Roberta Alison 10–8, 5–7, 6–4
1964 United States Jean Danilovich United States Alice Tym 6–1, 6–2
1963 United States Stephanie DeFina United States Jane Bartkowicz 7–5, 6–2
1962 United States Julie Heldman United States Roberta Alison 6–4, 6–4
1961 United States Peachy Kellmeyer United States Carole Caldwell Graebner 3–6, 12–10, 7–5
1960 United States Carol Hanks United States Farel Footman 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1959 United States Donna Floyd United States Carol Hanks 5–7, 6–2, 6–4
1958 United States Gwyn Thomas Mexico Martha Hernandez 6–1, 6–2
1957 United States Lois Felix United States Pat Naud 7–5, 2–6, 7–5
1956 Mexico Yola Ramírez Ochoa United States Mary Ann Mitchell 7–5, 6–1
1955 United States Mimi Arnold United States Barbara Breit 6–4, 6–3
1954 United States Lois Felix United States Ethel Norton 6–1, 6–3
1953 Australia Thelma Coyne Long United States Anita Kanter 7–5, 6–2
1952 United States Anita Kanter United States Doris Popple 6–0, 6–1
1951 United States Pat Canning Todd Romania Magda Rurac 6–3, 6–4
1950 United States Beverly Baker Fleitz Romania Magda Rurac 5–7, 6–3, 9–7
1949 Romania Magda Rurac United States Beverly Baker Fleitz 6–4, 2–6, 6–0
1948 United States Dorothy Head Knode United States Mercedes Madden Lewis 6–4, 6–4
1947 United States Betty Rosenquest United States Betty Hulbert James 9–7, 6–2
1946 United States Virginia Kovacs United States Shirley Fry Irvin 6–4, 6–1
1945 United States Pauline Betz United States Dorothy Bundy Cheney 6–2, 6–0
1944 United States Dorothy Bundy Cheney United States Pauline Betz Addie 7–5, 6–4
1943 United States Pauline Betz Addie United States Catherine Wolf 6–0, 6–2
1942 United States Catherine Wolf United States Monica Nolan 6–4, 6–1
1941 United States Pauline Betz Addie United States Mary Arnold 6–4, 6–3
1940 United States Alice Marble United States Gracyn Wheeler 6–3, 6–4
1939 United States Catherine Wolf United States Virginia Hollinger 6–2, 6–3
1938 United States Virginia Hollinger United States Margaret Jessee 8–6, 1–6, 6–0
1937 United States Virginia Hollinger United States Monica Nolan 6–3, 6–2
1936 United States Lila Porter United States Virginia Hollinger 6–4, 6–3
1935 Tournament suspended due to the Great Depression
1934 United States Gracyn Wheeler United States Esther Bartosh default
1933 United States Muriel Adams United States Helen Fulton 6–4, 6–4
1932 United States Dorothy Weisel Hack United States Clara Louise Zinke 6–1, 6–0
1931 United States Clara Louise Zinke United States Ruth Riese 6–1, 6–1
1930 United States Clara Louise Zinke United States Ruth Riese 6–2, 6–4
1929 United States Clara Louise Zinke United States Ruth Riese 6–2, 6–3
1928 United States Marjorie Gladman United States Clara Louise Zinke 6–4, 6–4
1927 United States Clara Louise Zinke United States Marian Leighton 6–4, 4–6, 4–1, ret.
1926 United States Clara Louise Zinke United States Olga Strashun Weil 6–2, 6–2
1925 United States Marian Leighton United States Clara Louise Zinke 6–3, 6–2
1924 United States Olga Strashun United States Clara Louise Zinke 6–4, 6–2
1923 United States Ruth Sanders Cordes United States Clara Louise Zinke 6–0, 7–5
1922 United States Ruth Sanders Cordes United States Olga Strashun 6–3, 6–4
1921 Tournament suspended
1920 United States Ruth Sanders Cordes United States Ruth King 6–1, 6–0
1919 Not contested
1918 Tournament suspended due to World War I
1917 United States Katharine Brown United States Mrs. Willis Adams 7–5, 0–6, 6–4
1916 United States Martha Guthrie United States Marguerite Davis 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
1915 Norway Molla Bjurstedt Mallory United States Ruth Sanders Cordes 6–0, 6–4
1914 United States Ruth Sanders Cordes United States Katharine Brown 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
1913 United States Ruth Sanders Cordes United States Marjorie Dodd 6–2, 6–3
1912 United States Marjorie Dodd United States May Sutton default
1911 United States Marjorie Dodd United States Helen McLaughlin 6–0, 6–2
1910 United States Miriam Steever Canada Rhea Fairbairn 4–6, 8–6, 6–0
1909 United Kingdom Edith Hannam United States Martha Kinsey 6–3, 6–1
1908 United States Martha Kinsey United States Marjorie Dodd 4–6, 8–6, 6–2
1907 United States May Sutton United States Martha Kinsey 6–1, 6–1
1906 United States May Sutton United States Florence Sutton 7–5, 6–2
1905 United States May Sutton United States Myrtle McAteer 6–0, 6–0
1904 United States Myrtle McAteer United States Winona Closterman 7–5, 6–3
1903 United States Winona Closterman United States Myrtle McAteer 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
1902 United States Maud Banks United States Winona Closterman 6–2, 6–1
1901 United States Winona Closterman United States Juliette Atkinson 6–2, 8–6, 6–1
1900 United States Myrtle McAteer United States Maud Banks 6–4, 6–8, 6–2, 6–3
1899 United States Myrtle McAteer United States Juliette Atkinson 7–5, 6–1, 4–6, 8–6

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Open Era Men's Doubles champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6–4, 4–6, [10-4]
2012 Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–4, 6–4
2011 India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
2010 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–3, 6–4
2009 Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–6(7–2), [15–13]
2008 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–7]
2007 Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4–6, 6–3, [13–11]
2006 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6, 6–4
2005 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
2004 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–6, 6–3
2003 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
7–6, 6–4
2002 United States James Blake
United States Todd Martin
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–5, 6–3
2001 India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Germany David Prinosil
7–6, 6–3
2000 Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
7–6, 6–4
1999 Zimbabwe Byron Black
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–1, 2–6, 7–6
1998 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
6–1, 2–1, ret.
1997 Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Mark Philippoussis
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–4, 6–2
1996 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6–2, 7–5
1995 Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
1994 United States Alex O'Brien
Australia Sandon Stolle
South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Australia Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
1993 United States Andre Agassi
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Henrik Holm
6–4, 7–6
1992 Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jonathan Stark
7–6, 6–4
1991 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–3, 6–4
1990 Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Gary Muller
7–6, 6–4
1989 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–4, 6–4
1988 United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
1987 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
United States Steve Denton
Australia John Fitzgerald
7–5, 6–3
1986 Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Kim Warwick
South Africa Christo Steyn
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 6–4
1985 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1984 Paraguay Francisco González
United States Matt Mitchell
United States Sandy Mayer
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1983 United States Victor Amaya
United States Tim Gullikson
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
6–4, 6–3
1982 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Steve Denton
Australia Mark Edmondson
6–2, 6–3
1981 United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3
1980 United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–7, 7–5, 6–4
1979 United States Brian Gottfried
Romania Ilie Năstase
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
1978 United States Gene Mayer
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–3, 6–3
1977 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
South Africa Bob Hewitt
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 7–6
1976 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik Van Dillen
United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Harold Solomon
6–1, 6–1
1975 Australia Phil Dent
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
Mexico Marcello Lara
Mexico Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
7–6, 6–4
1974 United States Dick Dell
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States James Delaney
United States John Whitlinger
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
1973 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
1972 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Paul Gerken
Venezuela Humphrey Hose
7–6, 6–4
1971 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik Van Dillen
United States Sandy Mayer
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–4
1970 Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Ţiriac
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
1969 United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
1968 United States Ron Goldman
United States William Brown
Mexico Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
Chile Jaime Fillol
10–8, 6–3

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Open Era Women's Doubles champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013 Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
2-6, 6-3, [12-10]
2012 Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
China Zheng Jie
6–1, 6–3
2011 United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
2010 Russia Maria Kirilenko
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–4), 7–6(10–8)
2009 Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
↑  Premier 5 tournament  ↑
2008 Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Russia Yaroslava Shvedova
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
2007 United States Bethanie Mattek
India Sania Mirza
Russia Alina Jidkova
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
7–6(7–4), 7–5
2006 Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Poland Marta Domachowska
India Sania Mirza
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
2005 United States Laura Granville
United States Abigail Spears
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
2004 United States Jill Craybas
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
1989–2003 Not held
1988 United States Beth Herr
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Lindsay Bartlett
Canada Helen Kelesi
4–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–1
1974–1987 Not held
1973 South Africa Pat Walkden
South Africa Ilana Kloss
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Janet Young
7–6, 3–6, 6–2
1972 United States Rosie Casals
France Gail Chanfreau
South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Pat Pretorius
6–4, 6–1
1971 Australia Helen Gourlay
United States Linda Tuero
France Gail Chanfreau
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
6–4, 6–4
1970 United States Rosie Casals
France Gail Chanfreau
Australia Helen Gourlay
South Africa Pat Walkden
12–10, 6–1
1969 Australia Kerry Harris
United States Valerie Ziegenfuss
United States Emilie Burrer
United States Pam Richmond
6–3, 9–7
1968 United States Emilie Burrer
United States Linda Tuero
United States Peggy Michel
United States Carol Gay
6–2, 6–3

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.cincytennis.com/
  2. ^ From Club Court to Center Court by Phillip S. Smith, page 3 (2008 Edition; ISBN# 978-0-9712445-7-3).
  3. ^ a b "Cincinnati tournament changes name". www.atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Follow the Bouncing Ball, citybeat.com, August 2, 2001.[dead link]
  5. ^ USTA buying Cincinnati men’s stop
  6. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/04/Features/Cincinnati-Renews-Title-Sponsor.aspx
  7. ^ "Cincinnati expansion plans". Press release (ATP). 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  8. ^ a b c d Smith, Philip (2010). Eric Duncan, ed. From Club Court to Center Court. pp. 53–64. ISBN 0-9712445-8-8. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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