German Open (WTA)

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WTA German Open
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Defunct tennis tournament
Founded 1896
Abolished 2008
Editions 93
Hamburg: 64
Berlin: 29
Location Hamburg (1894–1978)
Berlin (1979–2008)
 Germany
Venue Am Rothenbaum
Rot-Weiss Tennis Club
Category Tier I
Surface Clay / outdoor
Draw 56M / 32Q / 28D
Prize money $1,340,000 (2008)
2008 - Dinara Safina (l) and Elena Dementieva (r) shake hands after the final.
Champion 2008 - Dinara Safina during the final match.

The German Open was a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women played in Berlin, Germany. Held since 1896, it was one of the oldest tournaments for women. Until 1978 the tournament was held in Hamburg together with the men's tournament. From 1988, it was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament.

Past champions of the tournament include former world number ones Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina.

Tournament names:

  • 1971–1979: German Open
  • 1980: No tournament
  • 1981–1988: German Open
  • 1989–1990: Lufthansa Cup
  • 1991–1992: Lufthansa Cup German Open
  • 1993–2000: German Open
  • 2001–2002: Eurocard German Open
  • 2003: MasterCard German Open
  • 2004: Ladies German Open
  • 2005: Qatar Total German Open
  • 2006–2008: Qatar Telecom German Open

Past winners[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2008 Russia Dinara Safina Russia Elena Dementieva 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
2007 Serbia Ana Ivanovic Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2006 Russia Nadia Petrova Belgium Justine Henin 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
2005 Belgium Justine Henin Russia Nadia Petrova 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2004 France Amélie Mauresmo United States Venus Williams walkover
2003 Belgium Justine Henin Belgium Kim Clijsters 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
2002 Belgium Justine Henin United States Serena Williams 6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–5)
2001 France Amélie Mauresmo United States Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
2000 Spain Conchita Martínez South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–1, 6–2
1999 Switzerland Martina Hingis France Julie Halard-Decugis 6–0, 6–1
1998 Spain Conchita Martínez France Amélie Mauresmo 6–4, 6–4
1997 United States Mary Joe Fernandez France Mary Pierce 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
1996 Germany Steffi Graf Slovakia Karina Habšudová 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
1995 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 6–1
1994 Germany Steffi Graf Netherlands Brenda Schultz 7–6(8–6), 6–4
1993 Germany Steffi Graf Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–4
1992 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1991 Germany Steffi Graf Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles West Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 6–3
1989 West Germany Steffi Graf Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 6–1
1988 West Germany Steffi Graf Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 6–3, 6–2
1987 West Germany Steffi Graf West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6–2, 6–3
1986 West Germany Steffi Graf United States Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–3
1985 United States Chris Evert West Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 7–5
1984 West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Kathleen Horvath 7–6(10–8), 6–1
1983 United States Chris Evert United States Kathleen Horvath 6–4, 7–6
1982 West Germany Bettina Bunge United States Kathy Rinaldi 6–2, 6–2
1981 Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková Argentina Ivanna Madruga-Osses 6–2, 6–1
1980 not held in order to make room for Federation Cup that took place at the same location
1979 United States Caroline Stoll Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 7–6(7–4), 6–0
↑ Berlin ↑
↓ Hamburg ↓
1978 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jausovec Romania Virginia Ruzici 6–2, 6–3
1977 United States Laura duPont West Germany Heidi Eisterlehner 6–1, 6–4
1976 United Kingdom Sue Barker Czechoslovakia Renata Tomanová 6–3, 6–1
1975 Czechoslovakia Renata Tomanová Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu 7–6, 5–7, 10–8
1974 West Germany Helga Masthoff Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 7–3
1973 West Germany Helga Masthoff South Africa Pat Walkden Pretorius 6–4, 6–1
1972 West Germany Helga Masthoff United States Linda Tuero 6–3, 3–6 8–6
1971 United States Billie Jean King West Germany Helga Masthoff 6–3, 6–2
1970 West Germany Helga Schultze-Hösl West Germany Helga Niessen 6–3, 6–3
1969 Australia Judy Tegart West Germany Helga Niessen 6–3, 6–4
1968 South Africa Annette Van Zyl Australia Judy Tegart 6–1, 7–5
1967 France Françoise Dürr Australia Lesley Turner 6–4, 6–4
1966 Australia Margaret Smith Brazil Maria Bueno 8–6, 6–3
1965 Australia Margaret Smith West Germany Edda Buding 6–3, 6–2
1964 Australia Margaret Smith Brazil Maria Bueno 6–1, 6–1
1963 South Africa Renée Schuurman Australia Lesley Turner 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1962 South Africa Sandra Reynolds Price United Kingdom Ann Haydon 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
1961 South Africa Sandra Reynolds Mexico Yola Ramírez 5–7, 7–5, 6–1
1960 South Africa Sandra Reynolds Brazil Maria Bueno 7–5, 8–6
1959 West Germany Edda Buding Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy w.o.
1958 Australia Lorraine Coghlan United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer 6–4, 7–5
1957 Mexico Yola Ramírez Mexico Rosie Reyes 7–5, 6–3
1956 Australia Thelma Long Italy Silvana Lazzarino 7–5, 6–2
1955 Australia Beryl Penrose West Germany Erika Vollmer 6–4, 6–4
1954 United Kingdom Joy Mottram West Germany Inge Pohmann 2–6, 7–5, 6–2
1953 United States Dorothy Knode United Kingdom Joy Mottram 6–0, 4–6, 6–4
1952 United States Dorothy Head West Germany Erika Vollmer 6–1, 6–3
1951 Australia Nancye Bolton Argentina Mary Terán de Weiss 6–3, 6–3
1950 United States Dorothy Head West Germany Ursula Heidtmann 6–3, 6–0
1949 Argentina Mary Terán de Weiss West Germany Inge Pohmann 6–2, 6–8, 9–7
1948 West Germany Ursula Rosenow
1940–
1947
Not held
1939 Germany Hilde Sperling Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hella Kovac 6–0, 6–1
1938 Germany Hilde Sperling United Kingdom Margot Lumb 6–1, 6–0
1937 Germany Hilde Sperling Germany Marie-Louise Horn 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1936 Not held
1935 Germany Hilde Sperling Germany Cilly Aussem 9–7, 6–0
1934 Germany Hilde Sperling Germany Cilly Aussem 6–2, 6–3
1933 Germany Hilde Krahwinkel France Sylvie Jung Henrotin 6–2, 6–1
1932 Switzerland Lolette Payot Germany Hilde Krahwinkel 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
1931 Germany Cilly Aussem Germany Irmgard Rost 6–1, 6–2
1930 Germany Cilly Aussem Germany Hilde Krahwinkel 6–4, 6–4
1929 Germany Paula von Reznicek United Kingdom Violet Chamberlain 6–2, 4–6, 6–0
1928 Australia Daphne Akhurst Germany Cilly Aussem 2–6, 6–0, 6–4
1927 Germany Cilly Aussem Germany Ilse Friedleben 6–3, 6–3
1926 Germany Ilse Friedleben Germany Nelly Neppach 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
1925 Germany Nelly Neppach Germany Ilse Friedleben 2–6, 6–4, 10–8
1924 Germany Ilse Friedleben Germany Nelly Neppach
1923 Germany Ilse Friedleben Germany Nelly Neppach
1922 Germany Ilse Friedleben Germany Nelly Neppach
1921 Germany Ilse Friedleben Germany Daisy Uhl 9–7, 6–1
1920 Germany Ilse Friedleben

1914–
1919
Not held
1913 German Empire Dora Köring
6–4, 6–4
1912 German Empire Dora Köring
6–2 6–2
1911 German Empire Mieken Rieck
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
1910 German Empire Mieken Rieck
6–1, 6–3
1909 Anita Heimann
6–4, 0–6, 6–4
1908 Austria-Hungary Margit von Madarasz United Kingdom Salusbury 2–6, 6–4, 6–0
1907 Austria-Hungary Margit von Madarasz
7–5, 0–6, 6–2
1906 Luise Berton
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1905 United Kingdom Elsie Lane K. Krug 6–0, 6–1
1904 United Kingdom Elsie Lane L. Bergmann 6–3, 6–0
1903 United Kingdom Violet Pinckney Hilda Meyer 6–2, 6–1
1902 Mary Ross Hilda Meyer 8–6, 6–0
1901 United Kingdom Toupie Lowther United Kingdom Gladys Dudell 6–0, 6–0
1900 United Kingdom Blanche Hillyard United Kingdom Muriel Robb 2–6, 8–6, 7–5
1899 United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper German Empire Clara von der Schulenburg 7–5, 6–4
1898 United Kingdom Elsie Lane United Kingdom Toupie Lowther 7–5, 7–5
1897 United Kingdom Blanche Hillyard United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1896 German Empire Maren Thomsen E. Lantzius 6–3, 6–2, 7–5

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