1997 Italian Open (tennis)
|1997 Italian Open|
|Date||5–11 May 11 (women)|
12–19 May (men)
|Surface||Clay / outdoor|
|Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor|
|Nicole Arendt / Manon Bollegraf|
The 1997 Italian Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 54th edition of the Italian Open and was part of the ATP Super 9 of the 1997 ATP Tour and of Tier I of the 1997 WTA Tour. Both the men's and women's events were held at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. The women's tournament was played from 5 May until 11 May 1997, and the men's tournament was played from 12 May until 19 May 1997. Àlex Corretja and Mary Pierce won the singles titles.
- It was Corretja's 3rd title of the year and the 5th of his career. It was his 1st Masters title.
- It was Pierce's 2nd title of the year and the 11th of her career. It was her 1st Tier I title.
- It was Knowles' 2nd title of the year and the 11th of his career. It was Nestor's 2nd title of the year and the 8th of his career.
- It was Arendt's 2nd title of the year and the 11th of her career. It was Bollegraf's 3rd title of the year and the 26th of her career.