1993 Citizen Cup

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1993 Citizen Cup
Date 26 April – 2 May
Edition 7th
Category Tier II tournament
Draw 32S / 16D
Prize money $375,000
Surface Clay / outdoor
Location Hamburg, Germany
Venue Am Rothenbaum
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario [1]
Germany Steffi Graf / Australia Rennae Stubbs [1]
← 1992 · WTA Hamburg · 1994 →

The Citizen Cup was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the seventh edition of the Citizen Cup and was an Tier II tournament on the 1993 WTA Tour. The tournament took place from 26 April to 2 May 1993 at the Am Rothenbaum venue, in Hamburg, Germany.

Seles stabbing[edit]

This tournament would later attract infamy for being the location where then World No. 1 Monica Seles was stabbed during a singles quarterfinal match with then World No. 14 Magdalena Maleeva by an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf, Günter Parche. The stabbing prompted an increase in security at subsequent tennis events.[2] Seles would not return to professional tennis until August 1995 following the incident, and never played in Germany again.



Country Player Ranking Seeding
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia YUG Monica Seles 1 1
 GER Steffi Graf 2 2
 ESP Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3 3
 CZE Jana Novotná 9 4
  SUI Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 11 5
 GER Anke Huber 10 6
 BUL Magdalena Maleeva 14 7
 BUL Katerina Maleeva 17 8

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

The following players received entry from a Lucky loser spot:



Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario defeated Germany Steffi Graf, 6–3, 6–3

  • It was Sánchez Vicario's fourth title of the year, and the twelfth of her career.


Germany Steffi Graf / Australia Rennae Stubbs defetaed Latvia Larisa Neiland / Czech Republic Jana Novotná, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)


  1. ^ a b "WTA tournament archive" (PDF). www.wtatennis.com. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 
  2. ^ "1993: Tennis star stabbed". On This Day 30 April 1993. BBC. 1993-04-30. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 

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