WTA Madrid Open (tennis)

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Madrid Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour WTA Tour (Tier II) (1996)
WTA Tour (Tier III) (1996–2003)
Founded 1996
Abolished 2003
Location Madrid, Spain
Surface Clay

The Madrid Open is a defunct tennis tournament on the WTA Tour, held between 1996 and 2003. It replaced the International Championships of Spain (held in Barcelona) during these years, before a new tournament was started in Barcelona in 2007. It was a Tier II event in 1996 but was lowered to Tier III from 1997 onwards until it finished in 2003.

Jana Novotná was the most successful player at the event, winning the singles title in 1996 and 1997. Monica Seles also reached the final on two separate occasions, winning the title once.



Year Champion Runner-up Score
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1996 Czech Republic Jana Novotná Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
↓  Tier III tournament  ↓
1997 Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Monica Seles 7–5, 6–1
1998 Switzerland Patty Schnyder Belgium Dominique Monami 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
1999 United States Lindsay Davenport Argentina Paola Suárez 6–1, 6–3
2000 Spain Gala León García Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
2001 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Spain Ángeles Montolio 7–5, 6–0
2002 United States Monica Seles United States Chanda Rubin 6–4, 6–2
2003 United States Chanda Rubin Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 6–4, 5–7, 6–4


Year Champions Runners-up Score
↓  Tier II tournament  ↓
1996 Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
7–6, 6–2
↓  Tier III tournament  ↓
1997 United States Mary Joe Fernandez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–2
1998 Argentina Florencia Labat
Belgium Dominique Monami
Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–1
1999 Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Argentina María-Fernanda Landa
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
6–2, 0–6, 6–0
2000 United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Spain Gala León García
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
6–1, 6–3
2001 Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 2–6, 7–6
2002 United States Martina Navratilova
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–3
2003 United States Jill Craybas
South Africa Liezel Huber
Italy Rita Grande
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
6–4, 7–6

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