WTA Hamburg

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WTA Hamburg
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Casino Cup (1982)
Fila Europa Cup (1983)
Citizen Cup (1987–95)
Rexona Cup (1996–97)
Intersport Damen Grand Prix (1998)
Betty Barclay Cup (1999–2002)
Tour WTA Tour (1982–2002)
Founded 1982
Abolished 2002
Editions 18
Surface Clay (1982–2002)

The WTA Hamburg was a women's tennis event that was held from 1982 to 1983 (in Hittfeld) and again from 1987 through to 2002 and was part of the WTA Tour. It existed under several different sponsored names but was most commonly known as the Citizen Cup (1987–1995) or the Betty Barclay Cup (1999–2002). It was held in Hamburg, Germany and was played on outdoor clay courts.

It existed as a lower tier tournament in the first five years of its run but in 1990 was promoted to Tier II status which it maintained for the rest of its run. Steffi Graf holds the record for the most wins at the event, winning it six times consecutively from 1987–1992. She also finished runner-up a further two times.

The event is also infamous for being the location where Monica Seles, then-world No.1, was stabbed on April 30, 1993 by a disorderly local tennis fan during a quarterfinal match with Magdalena Maleeva. Seles never played in Germany again after the incident.

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Name Champion Runners-up Score
1982 Casino Cup United States Lisa Bonder-Kreiss Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová 6–3, 6–2
1983 Fila Europa Cup Hungary Andrea Temesvári West Germany Eva Pfaff 6–4, 6–2
1984–86 Not Held
1987 Citizen Cup West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Isabel Cueto 6–2, 6–2
1988 West Germany Steffi Graf Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 6–4, 6–2
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná Walkover
1990 West Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 5–7, 6–0, 6–1
1991 Germany Steffi Graf Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 7–5, 6–7, 6–3
1992 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7–6, 6–2
1993 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–3
1994 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 7–6, 7–6
1995 Spain Conchita Martínez Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–1, 6–0
1996 Rexona Cup Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain Conchita Martínez 4–6, 7–6, 6–0
1997 Croatia Iva Majoli Romania Ruxandra Dragomir 6–3, 6–2
1998 Intersport Damen Grand Prix Switzerland Martina Hingis Czech Republic Jana Novotná 6–3, 7–5
1999 Betty Barclay Cup United States Venus Williams France Mary Pierce 6–0, 6–3
2000 Switzerland Martina Hingis Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–3
2001 United States Venus Williams United States Meghann Shaughnessy 6–3, 6–0
2002 Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Venus Williams 1–6, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1982 Sweden Elizabeth Ekblom
Sweden Lena Sandin
Brazil Pat Medrado
Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
7–6, 6–3
1983 West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Claudia Kohde Kilsch
Argentina Ivanna Madruga
France Catherine Tanvier
7–5, 6–4
1987 West Germany Claudia Kohde Kilsch
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Natal'ja Egorova
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
7–6, 7–6
1988 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
West Germany Andrea Betzner
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–4, 6–2
1989 France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
walkover
1990 United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–2, 6–3
1991 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
7–5, 6–1
1992 Germany Steffi Graf
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1993 Germany Steffi Graf
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–4, 7–6
1994 Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Georgia (country) Leila Meskhi
6–3, 6–2
1995 United States Gigi Fernández
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–2, 6–3
1996 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
United States Gigi Fernández
Switzerland Martina Hingis
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
1997 Germany Anke Huber
France Mary Pierce
Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Croatia Iva Majoli
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
1998 Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
1999 Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–1
2000 Russia Anna Kournikova
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
6–7, 6–2, 6–4
2001 Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Germany Barbara Rittner
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
2002 Switzerland Martina Hingis
Austria Barbara Schett
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–1

See also[edit]