Zurich Open

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Zurich Open
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Tournament information
Founded 1984
Abolished 2008
Location Zurich
Switzerland
Venue Hallenstadion
Category Tier I (1993-2007)
Tier II (1990-1992, 2008)
Tier III (1989)
Tier IV (1988)
Surface Hard / Indoors
Draw 28M/32Q/16D
Prize money $1,340,000
$600,000 (from 2008)

The Zurich Open was a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, formerly held every winter in Zurich, Switzerland. It was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament from 1993 until 2007. In its final year, 2008, it was downgraded to a Tier II event.[1]

The Open was held at the Hallenstadion, a multifunctional sports arena. It takes 150 specialist workers and 300 tonnes of material to prepare the Hallenstadion into the Zurich Open tennis venue. The event has two tennis courts available for tournament play.

Past champions of the tournament include former world number ones Steffi Graf Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova. Swiss champions included Hingis, Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière (formerly of Bulgaria), and Patty Schnyder.

In 2012, it is set to return as a round-robin exhibition tournament, where former players play rising U18 players.[2]

Name history[edit]

  • European Indoors: 1984-1989
  • BMW European Indoors: 1990-1992
  • Barilla Indoors: 1993-1996
  • European Indoor Championships: 1997
  • European Swisscom Challenge: 1998
  • Swisscom Challenge: 1999-2004
  • Zurich Open: 2005-2007
  • TENNIS.com Zurich Open: 2008
  • BNP Paribas Zurich Open: 2012

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1984 United States Zina Garrison West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6–1, 0–6, 6–2
1985 United States Zina Garrison Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 6–1, 6–3
1986 West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
1987 West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková 6–2, 6–2
↓  Tier IV tournament  ↓
1988 United States Pam Shriver Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 6–3, 6–4
↓  Tier III tournament  ↓
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1990 West Germany Steffi Graf Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 6–2
1991 Germany Steffi Graf France Nathalie Tauziat 6–4, 6–4
1992 Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navrátilová 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1993 Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière United States Martina Navrátilová 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
1994 Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Belarus Natasha Zvereva 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
1995 Croatia Iva Majoli France Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–4
1996 Czech Republic Jana Novotná Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–2
1997 United States Lindsay Davenport France Nathalie Tauziat 7–6(7–3), 7–5
1998 United States Lindsay Davenport United States Venus Williams 7–5, 6–3
1999 United States Venus Williams Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–3, 6–4
2000 Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
2001 United States Lindsay Davenport Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Dokić 6–3, 6–1
2002 Switzerland Patty Schnyder United States Lindsay Davenport 6–7(7–5), 7–6(10–8), 6–3
2003 Belgium Justine Henin Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Dokić 6–0, 6–4
2004 Australia Alicia Molik Russia Maria Sharapova 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
2005 United States Lindsay Davenport Switzerland Patty Schnyder 7–6(7–5), 6–3
2006 Russia Maria Sharapova Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
2007 Belgium Justine Henin France Tatiana Golovin 6–4, 6–4
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
2008 United States Venus Williams Italy Flavia Pennetta 7–6(7–1), 6–2
2009- Not Held

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1984 United States Andrea Leand
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
6–1, 6–3
1985 Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
1986 West Germany Steffi Graf
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
United States Lori McNeil
United States Alycia Moulton
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
1987 France Nathalie Herreman
France Pascale Paradis
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
France Catherine Suire
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
↓  Tier IV tournament  ↓
1988 France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–3, 6–3
↓  Tier III tournament  ↓
1989 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Austria Judith Polzl-Wiesner
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1990 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
West Germany Eva Pfaff
France Catherine Suire
South Africa Dinky Van Rensburg
7–5, 6–4
1991 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–3
1992 Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Pam Shriver
7–6(7–5), 6–4
↓  Tier I tournament  ↓
1993 United States Zina Garrison
United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
1994 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
7–6(7–3), 6–1
1995 United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
United States Chanda Rubin
Netherlands Caroline Vis
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
1996 Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
United States Nicole Arendt
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 6–4
1997 Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
Latvia Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
Czech Republic Helena Suková
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
1998 United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
1999 United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
France Nathalie Tauziat
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–2
2000 Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
United States Kimberly Po
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6–3, 6–4
2001 United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond
France Sandrine Testud
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–3, 2–6, 6–2
2002 Russia Elena Bovina
Belgium Justine Henin
Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
2003 Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Spain Virginia Ruano
Argentina Paola Suárez
7–6(7–3), 6–2
2004 Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Spain Virginia Ruano
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–4
2005 Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–7(6), 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2006 Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
South Africa Liezel Huber
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 7–5
2007 Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Australia Rennae Stubbs
United States Lisa Raymond
Italy Francesca Schiavone
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
2008 Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2009- Not Held

Records[edit]

  • Most singles wins: Germany Steffi Graf (6)
  • Most consecutive single wins: Germany Steffi Graf (4: 1989–1992)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Williams wins final Zurich Open". Swissinfo.ch. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  2. ^ "BNP Paribas Zurich Open". Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

External links[edit]