Canberra International

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Canberra International
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour WTA Tour
Sponsor Richard Luton Properties
Founded 2001
Abolished 2006
Editions 6
Location Canberra, Australia
Venue National Sports Club
Category Tier III (2001)
Tier V (2002-2005)
Tier IV (2006)
Surface Hard, Outdoor (Rebound Ace)
Draw 32S / 16D / 32QS / 4QD
Prize money USD $145,000

The Canberra International (sponsored by Richard Luton Properties), was a women's tennis tournament held in Canberra, Australia. The event was affiliated with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and was classed variously as a Tier III (2001), a Tier V (2002–2005), and a Tier IV (2006) on the WTA Tour. It was competed on outdoor hardcourts. The event was intended to be one of the build-up tournaments to the first Grand Slam event of the year, the Australian Open.

The tournament was held at the National Sports Club in the Northern Canberra suburb of Lyneham and was played on Rebound Ace hardcourts. A singles and doubles competition was held each year. The singles prize winner received US$16,000 and 95 tournament points. Justine Henin and Ana Ivanovic, both of whom went on to win Grand Slam titles and become World No.1, were amongst the singles champions.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
Canberra International
2001 Belgium Justine Henin France Sandrine Testud 6–2, 6–2
Canberra Women's Classic
2002 Israel Anna Smashnova Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
2003 United States Meghann Shaughnessy Italy Francesca Schiavone 6–1, 6–1
2004 Argentina Paola Suárez Italy Silvia Farina Elia 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Richard Luton Properties Canberra Women's Classic
2005 Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic Hungary Melinda Czink 7–5, 6–1
Richard Luton Properties Canberra International
2006 Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong 6–4, 0–6, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
Canberra International
2001 United States Nicole Arendt
Japan Ai Sugiyama
South Africa Nannie de Villiers
Australia Annabel Ellwood
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Canberra Women's Classic
2002 South Africa Nannie de Villiers
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
United States Samantha Reeves
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
6–2, 6–3
2003 Italy Tathiana Garbin
France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Dája Bedáňová
Russia Dinara Safina
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2004 Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Luxembourg Claudine Schaul
France Caroline Dhenin
Australia Lisa McShea
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Richard Luton Properties Canberra Women's Classic
2005 Italy Tathiana Garbin
Slovenia Tina Križan
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
7–5, 1–6, 6–4
Richard Luton Properties Canberra International
2006 Poland Marta Domachowska
Italy Roberta Vinci
United Kingdom Claire Curran
Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
7–6(7–5), 6–3

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