1983 WTA Swiss Open

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1983 WTA Swiss Open
Date May 9 – May 14
Edition 8th
Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint / Netherlands Marcella Mesker
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The 1983 WTA Swiss Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts in Lugano, Switzerland that was part of the 1983 Virginia Slims World Championship Series. The tournament was held from May 9 through May 14, 1983.


Women's Singles[edit]

The singles tournament was cancelled following the conclusion of the third round due to rain.[A]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint / Netherlands Marcella Mesker defeated Switzerland Petra Delhees / Brazil Patricia Medrado 6–2, 3–6, 7–5

  • It was Jolissaint's 1st career title. It was Mesker's 1st career title.


  • A The tournament was halted by rain delays on 23 occasions over the first five days.[1] The tournament was eventually cancelled after players rejected the officials attempts to move the tournament indoors.[2]


  1. ^ "Lloyd turns back Jaeger in finals". Lakeland Ledger. 15 May 1983. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Top seed may withdraw from Italian tournament". Ottawa Citizen. 17 May 1983. Retrieved 19 November 2010.