Brighton International

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Brighton International
Defunct tennis tournament
TourWTA Tour (1978-1995)
ATP Tour (1996-2000)
Founded1978
Abolished2000
Editions23 (18 women, 5 men)
LocationBrighton, UK
Bournemouth, UK (1996-1999 men)
SurfaceCarpet / indoor (1978-1995)
Clay / outdoor (1996-2000)

The Brighton International was a tennis tournament held in Brighton, UK. It was a WTA Tour event from 1978–1995 and an ATP Tour event from 1996-2000, upon the discontinuation of the women's tournament. The women's event was held in October.

It was competed on indoor carpet courts and was a WTA Tier II event prior to being removed from the tour. The men's event was held on outdoor clay in Bournemouth from 1996-1999, and in Brighton, on indoor hard courts in 2000.

Steffi Graf won the tournament a record 6 times. The only British winners were Sue Barker, who defeated Mima Jaušovec in 1981; and in the men's, Tim Henman, who beat Dominik Hrbatý in the final year of play.

Results[edit]

Women's singles[edit]

Year Tournament name Champions Runners-up Score
1978 BMW Challenge Romania Virginia Ruzici Netherlands Betty Stöve 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
1979 Daihatsu Challenge United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 6–3, 6–3
1980 Daihatsu Challenge United States Chris Evert Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
1981 Daihatsu Challenge United Kingdom Sue Barker Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
1982 Daihatsu Challenge United States Martina Navratilova United States Chris Evert 6–1, 6–4
1983 Daihatsu Challenge United States Chris Evert United Kingdom Jo Durie 6–1, 6–1
1984 Pretty Polly Classic West Germany Sylvia Hanika United States JoAnne Russell 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
1985 Pretty Polly Classic United States Chris Evert Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 7–5, 6–3
1986 Pretty Polly Classic West Germany Steffi Graf Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 6–3, 6–3
1987 Volvo Classic Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–4
1988 Midland Group Championships West Germany Steffi Graf Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6–2, 6–0
1989 Midland Group Championships West Germany Steffi Graf Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4
1990 Midland Bank Championships Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 7–5, 6–3
1991 Midland Bank Championships Germany Steffi Graf United States Zina Garrison 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
1992 Midland Bank Championships Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
1993 Autoglass Classic Czech Republic Jana Novotná Germany Anke Huber 6–2, 6–4
1994 Brighton International Czech Republic Jana Novotná Czech Republic Helena Suková 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4
1995 Brighton International United States Mary Joe Fernández South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–4, 7–5

Women's doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1978 Netherlands Betty Stöve
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States JoAnne Russell
6–0, 7–6
1979 United States Ann Kiyomura
United States Anne Smith
South Africa Ilana Kloss
United States Laura duPont
6–2, 6–1
1980 United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–3, 7–5
1981 United States Barbara Potter
United States Anne Smith
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec
United States Pam Shriver
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
1982 United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
1983 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd
United States Pam Shriver
United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Ann Kiyomura
7–5, 6–4
1984 United States Alycia Moulton
United States Paula Smith
United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
1985 United States Lori McNeil
France Catherine Suire
United States Barbara Potter
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
1986 West Germany Steffi Graf
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
France Catherine Tanvier
6–4, 6–4
1987 United States Kathy Jordan
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
France Catherine Tanvier
7–5, 6–1
1988 United States Lori McNeil
United States Betsy Nagelsen
France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(7–3)
1989 United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
Australia Hana Mandlíková
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
1990 Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
France Nathalie Tauziat
United Kingdom Jo Durie
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–4
1991 United States Pam Shriver
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
6–1, 6–2
1992 Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Conchita Martínez
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
6–4, 6–1
1993 Italy Laura Golarsa
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
Germany Anke Huber
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
1994 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Latvia Larisa Neiland
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
4–6, 6-2, 6–3
1995 United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
United States Lori McNeil
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
7–5, 6–1

Men's singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996 Spain Albert Costa Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–2
1997 Spain Félix Mantilla Spain Carlos Moyà 6–2, 6–2
1998 Spain Félix Mantilla Spain Albert Costa 6–3, 7–5
1999 Romania Adrian Voinea Austria Stefan Koubek 1–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
2000 United Kingdom Tim Henman Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý 6–2, 6–2

Men's doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996 Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
France Rodolphe Gilbert
Portugal Nuno Marques
6–3, 7–6
1997 United States Kent Kinnear
North Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Spain Alberto Martín
United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson
7–6, 6–2
1998 United Kingdom Neil Broad
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Spain Alberto Berasategui
7–6, 6–3
1999 South Africa David Adams
United States Jeff Tarango
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Germany Michael Kohlmann
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
2000 Australia Michael Hill
United States Jeff Tarango
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Jim Thomas
6–3, 7–5

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