1997 Italian Open (tennis)

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1997 Italian Open
Date5–11 May 11 (women)
12–19 May (men)
Edition54th
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationRome, Italy
VenueForo Italico
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Àlex Corretja
Women's Singles
France Mary Pierce
Men's Doubles
The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor
Women's Doubles
United States Nicole Arendt / Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
← 1996 · Italian Open · 1998 →

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.

Finals[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Spain Àlex Corretja defeated Chile Marcelo Ríos 7–5, 7–5, 6–3

  • It was Corretja's 3rd title of the year and the 5th of his career. It was his 1st Masters title.

Women's Singles[edit]

France Mary Pierce defeated Spain Conchita Martínez 6–4, 6–0

  • It was Pierce's 2nd title of the year and the 11th of her career. It was her 1st Tier I title.

Men's Doubles[edit]

The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor defeated Zimbabwe Byron Black / United States Alex O'Brien 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

  • 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.

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Nicole Arendt / Netherlands Manon Bollegraf defeated Spain Conchita Martínez / Argentina Patricia Tarabini 6–2, 6–4

  • 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.

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