Bangalore Open

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Canara Bank Bangalore Open
Tournament information
Founded 2003
Abolished 2008
Editions 6
Location Bangalore
Category Tier II
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Draw 28S/32Q/16D
Prize money US$600,000 (2008)

The Canara Bank Bangalore Open was a professional women's tennis tournament held in Bangalore, Karnataka, India from 2003 through to 2008. It was a WTA Tour event played on outdoor hardcourts. It was classified as a Tier 2 event with the prize Money of US$600,000. In 2008, this was the biggest women's tennis Tournament in South and Southeast Asia.

The 2008 edition was won by 26-year-old, 8 time grand-slam champion Serena Williams, who defeated Patty Schnyder 7-5, 6-3, in the finals, winning her 29th WTA Tour title.[1]

Following the restructure of the WTA Tour, there has been no WTA event in India since 2009.


The event started in 2003 as a Tier 4 event. It was held in SAAP Tennis Complex in Hyderabad, Telangana until 2005. In 2006, the event was upgraded to a Tier 3 event and was moved to Bangalore. In 2008, it was upgraded further to a Tier 2 event.


This event was sponsored by the Canara Bank.

Past finals[edit]


Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
Bangalore 2008 United States Serena Williams Switzerland Patty Schnyder 7–5, 6–3
↑   Tier II event   ↑
2007 Russia Yaroslava Shvedova Italy Mara Santangelo 6–4, 6–4
2006 Italy Mara Santangelo Croatia Jelena Kostanić 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
↑   Tier III event   ↑
Hyderabad 2005 India Sania Mirza Ukraine Alona Bondarenko 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
2004 Australia Nicole Pratt Russia Maria Kirilenko 7–6, 6–1
2003 Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova 6–4, 6–4
↑   Tier IV event   ↑


Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Hyderabad 2003 Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
6–4, 6–4
2004 South Africa Liezel Huber
India Sania Mirza
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
7–6, 6–4
2005 China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
6–4, 6–1
Bangalore 2006 South Africa Liezel Huber
India Sania Mirza
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–3, 6–3
2007 Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [11–9]
2008 China Peng Shuai
China Sun Tiantian
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]

See also[edit]