Taipei Women's Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the WTA tournaments held in the 1980s and 1990s. For the current 125K level WTA tournament, see Taipei Open. For the WTA tournament started in 2016, see WTA Taiwan Open.
Taipei Women's Championship
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Taipei Women's Championship (1986–89)
P&G Taiwan Women's Open (1992–94)
Founded 1986
Abolished 1994
Location Taipei
Taiwan
Venue Taipei Municipal Tennis Courts
Category WTA Tour
Surface Carpet (1986–88)
Hard (1989, 1992–94)

The Taipei Women's Championship is a defunct WTA Tour-affiliated tennis tournament played from 1986 to 1989 and from 1992 to 1994. It was held in Taipei, Taiwan and played on indoor carpet courts from 1986 to 1988, and on outdoor hard courts in 1989 and from 1992 to 1994. The 1980s tours were sponsored partly by Virginia Slims, and the 1990s events were sponsored by Kraft Foods and Procter & Gamble, the latter of which were named P&G Taiwan Women's Open or Taiwan Open in short. Anne Minter and Shi-Ting Wang were the most successful players at the tournament, each winning the singles competition twice.

History[edit]

The 1986 tournament was called the Chung Cheng Centennial Cup International Women's Tennis Championships and ran from October 6–12, 1986 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Chiang Kai-Shek's birth.[1] The 32-draw singles and 16-draw doubles was played on carpet and the prize money for singles was $50,000. The winner of the singles tournament was Patricia Hy of Hong Kong who defeated Adriana Villagran of Argentina, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.[2][3] It was part of the WTA's 1986 Virginia Slims World Championship Series schedule. In 1989, the tournament switched to outdoor hard courts.[4] There was no tournament in Taipei for 1990 or 1991.

From 1992 to 1994, the tournament was run on outdoor hard courts where it was sponsored by Kraft Foods and called the P&G Taiwan Women's Open. It was played at the Taipei City Courts [5] also known as Taipei Municipal Tennis Courts.[6][7]

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score Ref
1986 Hong Kong Patricia Hy Argentina Adriana Villagrán 6–7, 6–2, 6–3 [2][3]
1987 Australia Anne Minter West Germany Claudia Porwik 6–4, 6–1 [8]
1988 United States Stephanie Rehe Netherlands Brenda Schultz 6–4, 6–4 [9]
1989 Australia Anne Minter United States Cammy MacGregor 6–1, 4–6, 6–2 [4]
1990–1991 Not held
1992 United States Shaun Stafford United States Ann Grossman 6–1, 6–3 [5]
1993 Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting United States Linda Harvey-Wild 6–1, 7–6 [6]
1994 Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting Japan Kyōko Nagatsuka 6–1, 6–3 [7]

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score Ref
1986 United States Lea Antonoplis
United States Barbara Gerken
United States Gigi Fernández
Australia Susan Leo
6–1, 6–2 [3]
1987 United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
United States Sandy Collins
United States Sharon Walsh
7–6, 5–7, 6–4 [8]
1988 United States Patty Fendick
United States Ann Henricksson
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
New Zealand Julie Richardson
6–2, 2–6, 6–2 [9]
1989 Sweden Maria Lindström
United States Heather Ludloff
Sweden Cecilia Dahlman
Japan Nana Miyagi
4–6, 7–5, 6–3 [4]
1990–1991 Not held
1992 Australia Jo-Anne Faull
New Zealand Julie Richardson
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Cammy MacGregor
3–6, 6–3, 6–2 [5]
1993 Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Japan Nana Miyagi
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Australia Kristine Radford
6–4, 6–2 [6]
1994 Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai
Canada Rene Simpson
Belgium Nancy Feber
France Alexandra Fusai
6–0, 7–6 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Tennis Tournament Brings Hu Na Back to Taipei". Taiwan Today. 6 October 1986. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Services, From Times Wire (13 October 1986). "Tennis Roundup : McEnroe Wins 3rd Straight Event". Retrieved 1 June 2016 – via LA Times. 
  3. ^ a b c "1986 Taipei Women's Championship draw sheets – Women's Singles Main Draw, Women's Doubles Main Draw" (PDF). WTA Tennis. 1986. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "1989 Taipei Women's Championship draw sheets – Women's Singles Main Draw, Women's Doubles Main Draw, Qualifying Draw" (PDF). WTA Tennis. 1989. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "1992 P&G Taiwan Women's Open Results" (PDF). WTA Tennis. 1992. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "1993 P&G Taiwan Women's Open Results" (PDF). WTA Tennis. 1993. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c "1994 P&G Taiwan Women's Open Results" (PDF). WTA Tennis. 1994. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "1987 Taipei Women's Championship draw sheets – Women's Singles Main Draw, Women's Doubles Main Draw, 32Q draw sheet" (PDF). WTA Tennis. 1987. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "1988 Taipei Women's Championship draw sheets – Women's Singles Main Draw, Women's Doubles Main Draw" (PDF). WTA Tennis. 1988. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 

External links[edit]