WTA Bayonne

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WTA Bayonne
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Whirlpool Open
Tour WTA Tour
Founded 1989
Abolished 1992
Editions 4
Location Bayonne, France
Surface Hard court

The WTA Bayonne was a WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament held from 1989-1992 in Bayonne, France. It was also known as the Whirlpool Open, owing to its sponsor from 1991-1992.

During the event's first two years there was a total of US$100,000 on offer to players; during the final two years, when it was upgraded from a Tier V to a Tier IV event, the total prize fund was increased to $150,000. The inaugural event was held on indoor hard courts; the final three were held on indoor carpet.

Past results[edit]


Year Tournament name Champions Runners-up Score
1989 Open de la Côte Basque Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Spain Conchita Martínez 6–2, 6–2
1990 Tournoi de Bayonne France Nathalie Tauziat West Germany Anke Huber 6–3, 7–6
1991 Open Whirlpool-Ville de Bayonne Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere Georgia (country) Leila Meskhi 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1992 Open Whirlpool Ville de Bayonne Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere France Nathalie Tauziat 6–7, 6–2, 6–3


Year Champions Runners-up Score
1989 Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
France Catherine Tanvier
Italy Raffaella Reggi
South Africa Elna Reinach
7–6, 7–5
1990 Australia Louise Field
France Catherine Tanvier
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Australia Rachel McQuillan
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
1991 Argentina Patricia Tarabini
France Nathalie Tauziat
Australia Rachel McQuillan
France Catherine Tanvier
6–3 ret.
1992 Italy Linda Ferrando
Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
United States Stephanie Rehe
1–6, 6–3, 6–4