South African Open (tennis)

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South African Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour Pre-open era (1877-1967)
Open era Independent tour (1968-1971, 1974-89)
Grand Prix Tour (1972–89)
GP Championship Series (1970–74)
World Championship Series (1983–87)
ATP Tour (1990–2011)
Founded 1891
Abolished 2011
Editions 89
Location Various South Africa
Venue Various
Surface Hard (1891–1995)</small

The South African Open – formerly known as the South African Championships, and for sponsorship reasons the Altech NCR South African Open and the Panasonic South African Open – is a defunct Grand Prix Tennis Tour, World Championship Series and ATP Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1891 to 2011 and was part of the pre-open era seasonal tours from 1891 to 1967 from 1968 to 1971 it was part of the open era independent events tour from 1972 it became part the men's Grand Prix Tour until 1989 the women's competition was only briefly part of Virginia Slims tour (1970–74) before it returned to the independent circuit. It joined the ATP Tour in 1990. Between 1970 and 1974 the men's event was part of the Grand Prix Super Series of tournaments that were the precursors to the current ATP World Tour Masters 1000. It was mainly held in Johannesburg in South Africa, but played in other locations such as Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Kimberly and Pretoria. The tournament was played on outdoor hard courts it ran for a period of 120 years until 2011..

History[edit]

The first South African Championships were first played in 1891 until 1967 and took place in Port Elizabeth. The tournament was held at and organized by the Port Elizabeth Lawn Tennis Club. This inaugural edition consisted of a men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles event. The tournament was not played from 1900 to 1902 due to the Boer War. After the formation of the South African Lawn Tennis Union in 1903 the location of the tournament circulated between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Kimberly and Pretoria. In 1905 the women's doubles competition was added. The tournament was not held from 1915 to 1919 due to World War I, and from 1941 to 1945 due to World War II. The first men's singles winner was Lionel Richardson from Bloemfontein. In 1931 Ellis Park in Johannesburg became the permanent venue for the championships.[1] In 1968 the event went open and was from then on known as the South African Open Sets were played on advantage until 1971; "lingering death" tie-breaks at six games all were subsequently adopted. Finals were the best-of-five-sets until the tournament's suspension in 1990; upon its return in 1992 finals were reduced to the best-of-three-sets the men's tournament was suspended again from 1996 until 2006. The women's tournament was also stopped in 1982,1985 and 1988 it was played in 1990 but did not continue after that date.

ATP Tour tennis returned to South Africa in 2009 under the banner of the SA Tennis Open. The history of this event, however, is not part of the history of the Open.[2] The Tennis Open, which was part of the 250 series of events, was discontinued in 2011.[3]

The most successful male player at the South African Championships – played from 1891 to 1967 during the Amateur Era – was Eric Sturgess, who won eleven titles between 1939 and 1957 and lost a further final in 1947 to Eustace Fannin. He also holds the overall record for the most consecutive titles won – seven between 1948 and 1954. Five players share the record for the most male wins at the tournament in the Open Era – Rod Laver (1969, 1970), Jimmy Connors (1973, 1974), Harold Solomon (1975, 1976), Vitas Gerulaitis (1981, 1982) and Aaron Krickstein (1992, 1993).

The most successful female player at the South African Championships – played from 1891 to 1967 during the Amateur Era – was Mrs H.A. Kirby, who won six titles between 1904 and 1912. She also shares the overall record for the most consecutive titles won with Miss H. Grant. Both players won four consecutive titles – Grant won the first four South African titles from 1891 to 1894 and Mrs Kirby won four titles between 1904 and 1907. Margaret Court and Brigitte Cuypers share the record for the most wins at the tournament in the Open Era. Court won three titles in 1968, 1970 and 1971 and Cuypers won in 1976, 1978 and 1979.

The following comprises the full list of South African Open men's singles champions.[4] and South African Open women's singles champions.

Results[edit]

NB: The following tables below comprise full lists of champions from 1891 until 2011

Men's singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1891 South Africa Lionel Richardson South Africa Lyndhurst Winslow 6–2, 10–8, 6–2
1892 South Africa Lionel Richardson South Africa R. Davis Unavailable
1893 South Africa Walter T. Edmonds South Africa Lionel Richardson 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
1894 South Africa Lennox L. Giddy South Africa Walter T. Edmonds 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
1895 South Africa Lennox L. Giddy South Africa Stanley Bayly 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
1896 South Africa Lennox L. Giddy South Africa H.R. Eaton Unavailable
1897 South Africa Lennox L. Giddy South Africa William C. Stevens 8–10, 12–10, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1898 South Africa Lennox L. Giddy South Africa George C. Collins Unavailable
1899 South Africa Leonard G. Heard South Africa Lennox L. Giddy 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
1900–1902 Not held due to Second Boer War
1903 South Africa R.W.G. Clarke South Africa H.M Steele 6–4, 6–0, 6–3
1904 South Africa Percy Sherwell South Africa R.W.G. Clarke 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
1905 South Africa Harold Kitson South Africa A.J. Rowan 6–1, 2–6, 6–3, 8–6
1906 South Africa John R. Richardson South Africa Cecil E. Howard Tripp 6–4, 7–5, 6–2
1907 South Africa A.J. Rowan South Africa Cecil E. Howard Tripp 7–5, 5–7, 1–6, 6–4, 6–3
1908 South Africa Harold Kitson South Africa Victor Gauntlett 6–2, 5–7, 6–2, 7–9, 6–2
1909 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lionel Escombe 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1910 New Zealand Anthony Wilding Union of South Africa Harold Kitson 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
1911 Union of South Africa Harold Kitson Union of South Africa Father Kelly 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
1912 Union of South Africa George Dodd Union of South Africa R.F. Le Sueur 6–1, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–0
1913 Union of South Africa Harold Kitson Union of South Africa Harold I. Aitken 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
1914 Union of South Africa Charles Winslow South Africa George Dodd 4–6, 7–9, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
1915–1919 Not Held (WW1)
1920 Union of South Africa Brian Norton Union of South Africa Louis Raymond 1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
1921 Union of South Africa Louis Raymond Union of South Africa Marchant Davies 6–3, 6–0, 6–1
1922 Union of South Africa Louis Raymond Union of South Africa George Dodd 6–3, 7–5, 6–2
1923 Union of South Africa Louis Raymond Union of South Africa Jack Condon 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
1924 Union of South Africa Louis Raymond Union of South Africa George Dodd 6–4, 6–0, 3–6, 6–3
1925 Union of South Africa Ivie Richardson South Africa Charles Winslow 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 4–6, 6–4
1926 Union of South Africa Jack Condon Union of South Africa Cecil Blackbeard 6–0, 6–3, 6–2
1927 Union of South Africa J.C. Guy Eaglestone Union of South Africa C.H. Robbs 8–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
1928 South Africa J.C. Guy Eaglestone South Africa George Dodd 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1929 South Africa Cyril Robbins South Africa George Dodd 6–1, 6–0, 6–3
1930 South Africa Louis Raymond South Africa Colin J.J. Robbins 6–2, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
1931 South Africa Louis Raymond South Africa Robert H. M. Bertram 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1932 South Africa Robert H. M. Bertram South Africa Colin J.J. Robbins 2–6, 9–7, 9–7, 6–1
1933 South Africa Cyril Robbins South Africa Vernon Kirby 6–1, 1–6, 4–6, 9–7, 6–4
1934 South Africa Norman Farquharson South Africa Roy Malcolm 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 14–12
1935 [5] South Africa Norman Farquharson South Africa Vernon Kirby 6–0, 6–4, 6–1
1936 South Africa Norman Farquharson South Africa Robert H. M. Bertram 6–4, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
1937 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Josip Palada South Africa Vernon Kirby 6–2, 0–6, 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
1938 South Africa Norman Farquharson South Africa Vernon Kirby 4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–0
1939 South Africa Eric Sturgess South Africa Eustace Fannin 6–2, 9–7, 3–6, 6–8, 7–5
1940 South Africa Eric Sturgess South Africa Robert H. M. Bertram 6–3, 2–6, 6–0, 6–2
1941–1945 Not Held (WW2)
1946 South Africa Eric Sturgess South Africa Norman Farquharson 6–0, 6–2, 6–3
1947 South Africa Eustace Fannin South Africa Eric Sturgess 6–1, 6–2, 1–6, 0–6, 6–4
1948 South Africa Eric Sturgess United Kingdom Tony Mottram 6–3, 6–4, 6–8, 6–1
1949 South Africa Eric Sturgess Australia Geoffrey Brown 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 7–5
1950 South Africa Eric Sturgess United States Arthur Larsen 6–1, 6–1, 3–6, 6–2
1951 South Africa Eric Sturgess South Africa Sydney Levy 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
1952 South Africa Eric Sturgess South Africa Sydney Levy 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1953 South Africa Eric Sturgess South Africa Russell Seymour 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
1954 South Africa Eric Sturgess Egypt Jaroslav Drobný 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 8–6
1955 South Africa Russell Seymour South Africa Gordon Forbes 1–6, 9–7, 6–1, 8–6
1956 South Africa Ian Vermaak Sweden Torsten Johansson 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–3, 8–6
1957 South Africa Eric Sturgess South Africa Gaetan Koenig 9–7, 6–3, 6–1
1958 Sweden Ulf Schmidt Denmark Torben Ulrich 1–6, 12–10, 6–2, 6–8, 6–2
1959 South Africa Gordon Forbes South Africa Ian Vermaak 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1960 United States Butch Buchholz United States Jack Frost 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1961 South Africa Gordon Forbes South Africa Julian Mayers 8–6, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
1962 Australia Bob Mark South Africa Gordon Forbes 6–1, 6–1, 2–6, 8–6
1963 West Germany Wilhelm Bungert South Africa Gordon Forbes 6–4, 6–4, 8–6
1964 South Africa Abe Segal South Africa Gordon Forbes 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
1965 South Africa Cliff Drysdale Spain Juan Manuel Couder 1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1966 Australia Roy Emerson South Africa Bob Hewitt 6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
1967 Spain Manuel Santana Denmark Jan Leschly 2–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1968 Netherlands Tom Okker United States Marty Riessen 12–10, 6–1, 6–4
1969 Australia Rod Laver Netherlands Tom Okker 6–3, 10–8, 6–3
1970 Australia Rod Laver South Africa Frew McMillan 4–6, 6–2, 6–1, 6–2
1971 Australia Ken Rosewall Australia Fred Stolle 6–4, 6–0, 6–4
1972 United States Cliff Richey Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
1973 United States Jimmy Connors United States Arthur Ashe 6–4, 7–6, 6–3
1974 United States Jimmy Connors United States Arthur Ashe 7–6, 6–3, 6–1
1975 United States Harold Solomon United States Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
1976 United States Harold Solomon United States Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–7, 6–3, 6–4
1977 Argentina Guillermo Vilas United Kingdom Buster Mottram 7–6, 6–3, 6–4
1978 United States Tim Gullikson United States Harold Solomon 2–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
1979 Rhodesia Andrew Pattison Paraguay Víctor Pecci 2–6 6–3 6–2 6–3
1980 Australia Kim Warwick United States Fritz Buehning 6–2, 6–1, 6–2
1981 United States Vitas Gerulaitis United States Jeff Borowiak 6–4, 7–6, 6–1
1982 United States Vitas Gerulaitis Argentina Guillermo Vilas 7–6, 6–2, 4–6, 7–6
1983 United States Johan Kriek United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell 6–4, 4–6, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
1984 United States Eliot Teltscher United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 6–1, 7–6
1985 United States Matt Anger United States Brad Gilbert 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1986 Israel Amos Mansdorf United States Matt Anger 6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
1987 Australia Pat Cash United States Brad Gilbert 7–6, 4–6, 2–6, 6–0, 6–1
1988 Switzerland Jakob Hlasek South Africa Christo van Rensburg 6–7, 6–4, 6–1, 7–6
1989 South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Paul Chamberlin 6–4, 7–6, 6–3
1990 South Africa Wayne Ferreira South Africa Mark Kaplan 6–3 7–5 7–6
1991 United States Todd Witsken South Africa Wayne Ferreira 4–6 6–4 6–4
1992 United States Aaron Krickstein Commonwealth of Independent States Alexander Volkov 6–4, 6–4
1993 United States Aaron Krickstein South Africa Grant Stafford 6–3, 7–6
1994 Germany Markus Zoecke Germany Hendrik Dreekmann 6–4, 6–1
1995 Germany Martin Sinner France Guillaume Raoux 6–1, 6–4
1996–2006 Not held
2007 (CH) France Mathieu Montcourt South Africa Rik de Voest 5-7 6-3 6-2
2008 (CH) Croatia Ivan Ljubičić Austria Stefan Koubek 7-6 6-4
2009 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France Jérémy Chardy 6-4 7-6
2010 Spain Feliciano López France Stéphane Robert 7-5 6-1
2011 South Africa Kevin Anderson India Somdev Devvarman 4-6 6-3 6-2

Men's doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1969 United States Pancho Gonzales
South Africa Ray Moore
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
1970 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6–3, 6–3, 6–2 [6]
1971 Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
5–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–2 [7]
1972 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
South Africa Ray Moore
France Georges Goven
6–3, 6–3, 6–4 [8]
1973 United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Lew Hoad
South Africa Robert Maud
6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
1974 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–4, 6–3
1975 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Germany Karl Meiler
United States Charlie Pasarell
7–5, 6–4
1976 United States Brian Gottfried
United States Sherwood Stewart
Spain Juan Gisbert
United States Stan Smith
1–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–6
1977 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
1978 United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Raymond Moore
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–6
1979 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Mike Cahill
United Kingdom Christopher Mottram
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
1980 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
1981 United States Terry Moor
South Africa John Yuill
United States Fritz Buehning
New Zealand Russell Simpson
6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 6–7, 12–10
1982 United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Frew McMillan
Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
6–2, 6–2
1983 United States Steve Meister
United States Brian Teacher
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 6–2
1984 United States Tracy Delatte
Paraguay Francisco González
United States Steve Meister
United States Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 6–1
1985 United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
Israel Amos Mansdorf
Israel Shahar Perkiss
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
1986 United States Mike De Palmer
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
United States Sherwood Stewart
3–6, 6–2, 7–6
1987 United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
United States Eric Korita
United States Brad Pearce
6–4, 6–4
1988 United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
South Africa Gary Muller
United States Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–4
1989 United States Luke Jensen
United States Richey Reneberg
United States Kelly Jones
United States Joey Rive
6–0, 6–4
1990-1991 Not Held
1992 South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
South Africa Wayne Ferreira
South Africa Piet Norval
6–4, 6–4
1993 South Africa Lan Bale
Zimbabwe Byron Black
South Africa Johan de Beer
South Africa Marcos Ondruska
7–6, 6–2
1994 South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa Brent Haygarth
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
South Africa Grant Stafford
6–3, 7–5
1995 France Rodolphe Gilbert
France Guillaume Raoux
Germany Martin Sinner
Netherlands Joost Winnink
6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Women's singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1891 South Africa Mabel Grant South Africa Miss Blackburn 6–2, 6–0
1892 South Africa Mabel Grant South Africa Mrs MacLagan Unavailable
1893 South Africa Mabel Grant South Africa Mrs MacLagan 6–1, 6–0
1894 South Africa Mabel Grant South Africa Miss B. Grant 6–1, 6–0
1895 South Africa Miss L. Biddulph South Africa Miss Fry 6–1, 6–4
1896 South Africa Mrs H. Green South Africa Miss L. Biddulph Unavailable
1897 South Africa Miss N. Hickman South Africa Mrs H. Green 7–9, 12–10, 6–2
1898 South Africa Miss N. Hickman South AfricaMiss L. Biddulph Unavailable
1899 South Africa Miss N. Hickman South Africa Mrs H. Green 6–8, 6–2, 6–3
1900–1902 Not Held (Boer War)
1903 South Africa Miss F. Kuys South Africa Mrs Mackay 6–0, 6–2
1904 South Africa Mrs H.A. Kirby South Africa Mrs M. Nevill (Grant) 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
1905 South Africa Mrs H.A. Kirby South Africa Mrs S.B.Syfret 6–2, 6–0
1906 South Africa Mrs H.A. Kirby South Africa Mrs Greatwood 7–5, 6–2
1907 South Africa Mrs H.A. Kirby South Africa Mrs R.H.Miller 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
1908 South Africa Miss M. Kelly South Africa Mrs Gillmore 6–2, 6–1
1909 South Africa Mrs G. Washington South Africa Miss Edwards 6–2, 7–9, 6–4
1910 South Africa Mrs H.A. Kirby South Africa Mrs J Reid 6–1, 6–2
1911 South Africa Mrs G. Washington South Africa Miss M. Kelly 6–0, 6–1
1912 South Africa Mrs H.A. Kirby South Africa Olive Mathias 6–2, 6–0
1913 United Kingdom Miss M. Coles South Africa Miss M. Kelly 6–3, 9–7
1914 South Africa Olive Mathias South Africa Mrs H.A. Kirby 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1915–1919 Not Held (WW1)
1920 South Africa Olive Winslow (Mathias) South Africa Miss Phillips 6–3, 7–5
1921 South Africa Miss N. Edwards South Africa Mrs W.F. du Plessis 6–1, 6–2
1922 South Africa Mrs M. McJannett South Africa Miss J. Parker 6–2, 6–2
1923 South Africa Mrs C.K. Pitt South Africa Mrs D.R.Moor 6–4, 6–3
1924 Union of South Africa Irene Peacock South Africa Mrs L. McArthur 7–5, 6–4
1925 Union of South Africa Irene Peacock South Africa Mrs L. McArthur 5–7, 6–1, 6–1
1926 Union of South Africa Irene Peacock Union of South Africa Miss A. de Smit 6–2, 6–1
1927 South Africa Mrs M. McJannett South Africa Mrs V. Everett 12–10, 6–4
1928 South Africa Bobbie Heine South Africa Billie Tapscott 8–6, 6–3
1929 South Africa Mrs M. McJannett South Africa Miss W.N. Miller 7–5, 6–2
1930 South Africa Billie Tapscott South Africa Mrs V. Everett 7–5, 6–2
1931 South Africa Bobbie Heine South Africa Miss W.N. Miller 6–3, 6–3
1932 South Africa Bobbie Heine Miller South Africa Mrs W.N. Lowe (Miller) 6–0, 6–3
1933 South Africa Billie Tapscott Robbins South Africa Mrs W.N. Lowe 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
1934 South Africa Billie Tapscott Robbins South Africa Mrs W.N. Lowe 6–0, 6–3
1935 South Africa Mrs A. Allister South Africa Billie Tapscott Robbins 6–4, 6–3
1936 South Africa Bobbie Heine Miller South Africa Mrs V. Everett 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
1937 South Africa Bobbie Heine Miller South Africa Alida Neave 6–4, 4–6, 6–0
1938 South Africa Billie Tapscott Robbins South Africa Olive Craze 6–4, 6–4
1939 South Africa Olive Craze South Africa Sheila Piercey 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1940 South Africa Olive Craze South Africa Sheila Piercey 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1941–1945 Not Held (WW2)
1946 South Africa Mary D. Muller South Africa Mrs O. Plessis 6–4, 6–4
1947 South Africa Mary D. Muller South Africa Sheila Piercey Summers 6–2, 6–8, 6–2
1948 South Africa Sheila Summers United Kingdom Kay Menzies 6–1, 6–4
1949 South Africa Sheila Summers Australia Thelma Long 6–1, 6–1
1950 United States Shirley Fry United States Doris Hart 4–6, 7–5, 6–3
1951 South Africa Sheila Summers South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith 8–6, 2–6, 7–5
1952 United States Doris Hart South Africa Julia Wipplinger 6–1, 7–5
1953 South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith South Africa Julia Wipplinger 6–2, 6–2
1954 South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith South Africa Gwendy Love 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
1955 South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith South Africa Lucille van der Westhuizen 6–4, 6–3
1956 South Africa Dora Kilian South Africa Gwendy Love 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
1957 Bermuda Heather Brewer South Africa Gwendy Love 8–10, 6–2, 6–3
1958 South Africa Bernice Carr South Africa Heather Brewer-Segal 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
1959 South Africa Sandra Reynolds South Africa Bernice Vukovich (Carr) 6–0, 8–6
1960 South Africa Bernice Vukovich South Africa Sandra Reynolds 6–1, 2–6, 12–10
1961 South Africa Sandra Reynolds South Africa Lynette Hutchings 6–4, 7–5
1962 South Africa Heather Brewer-Segal South Africa Jean Forbes 6–1, 7–5
1963 South Africa Annette Van Zyl South Africa Margaret Hunt 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
1964 United States Darlene Hard United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones 6–3, 7–5
1965 United Kingdom Christine Truman South Africa Annette Van Zyl 6–2, 6–3
1966 United States Billie Jean King Australia Margaret Court Smith 6–3, 6–2
1967 United States Billie Jean King Brazil Maria Bueno 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
1968 Australia Margaret Court Smith United Kingdom Virginia Wade 6–4, 6–4
1969 United States Billie Jean King United States Nancy Richey 6–3, 6–4
1970 Australia Margaret Court United States Billie Jean King 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1971 Australia Margaret Court Australia Evonne Goolagong 6–3, 6–1
1972 Australia Evonne Goolagong United Kingdom Virginia Wade 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
1973 United States Chris Evert Australia Evonne Goolagong 6–3, 6–3
1974 Australia Kerry Melville United States Dianne Fromholtz 6–3, 7–5
1975 South Africa Annette du Plooy (van Zyl) South Africa Brigitte Cuypers 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1976 South Africa Brigitte Cuypers United States Laura DuPont 6–7, 6–4, 6–1
1977 South Africa Linky Boshoff South Africa Brigitte Cuypers 6–1, 6–4
1978 South Africa Brigitte Cuypers United States Linda Siegel 6–1, 6–0
1979 South Africa Brigitte Cuypers South Africa Tanya Harford 7–6, 6–2
1980 United Kingdom Lesley Charles South Africa Rene Uys 7–5, 6–4
1981 United States Kathy Horvath United States Kathy Rinaldi 7–6, 6–4
1982–1983 Not Held
1984 United States Chris Evert-Lloyd United States Andrea Jaeger 6–3, 6–0
1985 Not Held
1986 South Africa Dinky van Rensburg South Africa Rene Mentz 6–3, 6–1
1987 United States Gretchen Magers United States Leslie Allen 6–7, 7–6, 6–4
1988–1989 Not Held
1990 South Africa Amanda Coetzer South Africa Dinky van Rensburg 6-4, 6-4
1991–2011 Not Held

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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