1997 Japan Open Tennis Championships

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1997 Japan Open Tennis Championships
Date 14 – 21 April
Edition 24th
Surface Hard / outdoor
Location Tokyo, Japan
Venue Ariake Coliseum
Champions
Men's Singles
Netherlands Richard Krajicek [1]
Women's Singles
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Men's Doubles
Czech Republic Martin Damm / Czech Republic Daniel Vacek [2]
Women's Doubles
France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret / Japan Rika Hiraki
← 1996 · Japan Open · 1998 →

The 1997 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 1997 ATP Tour and of Tier III of the 1997 WTA Tour. The tournament was held from April 14 through April 21, 1997. Richard Krajicek and Ai Sugiyama won the singles titles.

Finals[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

Netherlands Richard Krajicek defeated France Lionel Roux 6–2, 3–6, 6–1

  • It was Krajicek's 2nd title of the year and the 15th of his career.

Women's Singles[edit]

Japan Ai Sugiyama defeated United States Amy Frazier 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Sugiyama's 1st title of the year and the 4th of her career.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Czech Republic Martin Damm / Czech Republic Daniel Vacek defeated United States Justin Gimelstob / Australia Patrick Rafter 2–6, 6–2, 7–6

  • It was Damm's 2nd title of the year and the 10th of his career. It was Vacek's 2nd title of the year and the 16th of his career.

Women's Doubles[edit]

France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret / Japan Rika Hiraki defeated Australia Kerry-Anne Guse / United States Corina Morariu 6–4, 6–2

  • It was Dechaume-Balleret's only title of the year and the 6th of her career. It was Hiraki's 2nd title of the year and the 5th of her career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 Tokyo Men's Singles draw". www.atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1997 Tokyo Men's Doubles draw". www.atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

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