1996 Japan Open Tennis Championships

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1996 Japan Open Tennis Championships
Date April 15 – April 21
Edition 23rd
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Pete Sampras
Women's Singles
Japan Kimiko Date
Men's Doubles
Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde
Women's Doubles
Japan Kimiko Date / Japan Ai Sugiyama

The 1996 Japan Open Tennis Championships was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo in Japan that was part of the Championship Series of the 1996 ATP Tour and of Tier III of the 1996 WTA Tour. The tournament ran from April 15 through April 21, 1996.

Winners[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

United States Pete Sampras defeated United States Richey Reneberg 6–4, 7–5

  • It was Sampras' 4th title of the year and the 42nd of his career.

Women's Singles[edit]

Japan Kimiko Date defeated United States Amy Frazier 7–5, 6–4

  • It was Date's 1st title of the year and the 6th of her career.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Australia Todd Woodbridge / Australia Mark Woodforde defeated The Bahamas Mark Knowles / United States Rick Leach 6–2, 6–3

  • It was Woodbridge's 5th title of the year and the 45th of his career. It was Woodforde's 6th title of the year and the 49th of his career.

Women's Doubles[edit]

Japan Kimiko Date / Japan Ai Sugiyama defeated United States Amy Frazier / United States Kimberly Po 7–6, 6–7, 6–3

  • It was Date's 2nd title of the year and the 7th of her career. It was Sugiyama's only title of the year and the 3rd of her career.

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