WTA Tier V tournaments

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The WTA Tier V tournaments were the fifth, and lowest, level of women's tennis tournaments on the WTA Tour between 1990 and 1992 and from 2001 to 2005. The line-up of events varied over the years, with tournaments being promoted, demoted or cancelled. Most of the Tier V tournaments became Tier IV events between 1993 and 2000 and from 2006 to 2008.

In 2009, WTA changed the tournament categories, so that most of the Tier III, Tier IV and Tier V tournaments from 2008 were placed in a single, WTA International tournaments, category.

Number of tournaments[edit]

Year No.
1990 12
1991 14
1992 14
2001 8
2002 7
2003 6
2004 8
2005 2

Events[edit]

Tournament Location(s) Country Surface Tier IV in Years
Athens Trophy Athens Greece Clay 1990 1
Auckland Open Auckland New Zealand Hard 1990–1992, 2001 4
WTA Austrian Open Kitzbühel Austria Clay 1990 1
Swedish Open Båstad Sweden Hard 1990 1
WTA Bayonne Bayonne France Carpet (i) 1990 1
Estoril Open Estoril Portugal Clay 1990–1991 2
Moscow Ladies Open Moscow
St. Petersburg
Russia Carpet (i) 1990–1991 2
WTA Palermo Palermo Italy Clay 1990–1992, 2001–2004 7
WTA Schenectady Schenectady United States Hard 1990–1992 3
WTA Taranto Taranto Italy Clay 1990–1992 3
Croatian Open Bol Croatia Clay 1991 1
Oslo Open Oslo Norway Carpet (i) 1991 1
Pattaya Open Pattaya Thailand Clay 1991–1992, 2001–2003 5
San Marino International City of San Marino San Marino Clay 1992 1
Taiwan Open Taipei Taiwan Carpet (i) 1992 1
Belgian Open Waregem
Antwerp
Belgium Clay 1992, 2001 2
WTA Bratislava Bratislava Slovakia Hard (i) 2001–2002 2
Hungarian Ladies Open Budapest Hungary Clay 2001–2004 4
Morocco Open Casablanca Morocco Clay 2001–2004 4
Hobart International Hobart Australia Hard 2001–2005 5
Canberra International Canberra Australia Hard 2002–2005 4
WTA Forest Hills New York City United States Hard 2004 1
Vancouver Open Vancouver Canada Hard 2004 1

Past finals[edit]

1990[edit]

The 1990 WTA Tour consisted of 59 tournaments of which 12 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WIPTC with prize money of $75,000.[1][2]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Guarujá[a] Argentina Federica Haumüller Argentina Patricia Tarabini 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Auckland Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Belgium Sabine Appelmans 6–1, 6–0
Wellington Germany Wiltrud Probst Soviet Union Leila Meskhi 1–6, 6–4, 6–0
Taranto Italy Raffaella Reggi France Alexia Dechaume 5–7, 6–0, 6–1
Båstad Italy Sandra Cecchini Switzerland Csilla Bartos 6–1, 6–2
Palermo Germany Isabel Cueto Austria Barbara Paulus 6–2, 6–3
Estoril Italy Federica Bonsignori Italy Laura Garrone 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Schenectady Germany Anke Huber United States Marianne Werdel 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Kitzbühel Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Australia Rachel McQuillan 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Athens Sweden Cecilia Dahlman Italy Katia Piccolini 7–5, 7–5
Bayonne France Nathalie Tauziat Germany Anke Huber 6–3, 7–6(10–8)
Moscow Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets 6–4, 6–4

1991[edit]

The 1991 WTA Tour consisted of 60 tournaments of which 14 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WIPTC with prize money of $75,000 or $100,000.[3]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
São Paulo[b] Germany Veronika Martinek United States Donna Faber 6–2, 6–4
Auckland Czechoslovakia Eva Švíglerová Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová 6–2, 0–6, 6–1
Wellington Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Oslo Sweden Catarina Lindqvist Italy Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 6–0
Linz Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová 7–5, 6–3
Aurora United States Lori McNeil Netherlands Manon Bollegraf 6–3, 6–4
Pattaya City Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Japan Naoko Sawamatsu 6–2, 6–2
Bol Italy Sandra Cecchini Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Taranto Switzerland Emanuela Zardo Austria Petra Ritter 7–5, 6–2
Palermo France Mary Pierce Italy Sandra Cecchini 6–0, 6–3
Bayonne France Nathalie Tauziat Germany Anke Huber 6–3, 7–6(10–8)
San Marino Italy Katia Piccolini Italy Silvia Farina 6–2, 6–3
Schenectady Netherlands Brenda Schultz France Alexia Dechaume 7–6(7–5), 6–2
St. Petersburg Soviet Union Larisa Neiland Germany Barbara Rittner 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

1992[edit]

The 1992 WTA Tour consisted of 57 tournaments of which 14 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WIPTC with prize money of $100,000.[4]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
São Paulo[c] Germany Sabine Hack Germany Veronika Martinek 6–3, 7–5
Auckland United States Robin White Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Wellington France Noëlle van Lottum United States Donna Faber 6–4, 6–0
Linz Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva France Pascale Paradis 6–4, 6–2
Cesena France Mary Pierce France Catherine Tanvier 6–1, 6–1
Pattaya City Belgium Sabine Appelmans Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová 7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Kuala Lumpur Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová 6–3, 6–0
Taranto France Julie Halard Switzerland Emanuela Zardo 6–0, 7–5
Waregem Germany Wiltrud Probst Germany Meike Babel 6–2, 6–3
Palermo France Mary Pierce Netherlands Brenda Schultz 6–0, 6–3
San Marino Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Italy Federica Bonsignori 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Prague Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková Czechoslovakia Katerina Kroupova 6–3, 7–5
Schenectady Germany Barbara Rittner Netherlands Brenda Schultz 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Taipei United States Shaun Stafford United States Ann Grossman 6–1, 6–3

2001[edit]

The 2001 WTA Tour consisted of 63 tournaments of which 8 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Auckland United States Meilen Tu Argentina Paola Suárez 7–6(12–10), 6–2
Hobart Italy Rita Grande United States Jennifer Hopkins 0–6, 6–3, 6–3
Budapest Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Luxembourg Anne Kremer 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Antwerp Germany Barbara Rittner Czechoslovakia Klára Koukalová 6–3, 6–2
Palermo Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Spain Cristina Torrens Valero 6–4, 6–4
Casablanca Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi Italy Maria Elena Camerin 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Bratislava Italy Rita Grande Slovakia Martina Suchá 6–1, 6–1
Pattaya City Switzerland Patty Schnyder Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 6–0, 6–4

2002[edit]

The 2002 WTA Tour consisted of 64 tournaments of which 7 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Hobart Slovakia Martina Suchá Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 7–6(9–7), 6–1
Canberra Israel Anna Smashnova Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 0–6, 6–3, 6–3(7–2)
Budapest Germany Martina Müller Switzerland Myriam Casanova 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Casablanca Austria Patricia Wartusch Czechoslovakia Klára Koukalová 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
Palermo Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva Russia Vera Zvonareva 6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–3
Bratislava Slovenia Maja Matevžič Czechoslovakia Iveta Benešová 6–0, 6–1
Pattaya City Indonesia Angelique Widjaja South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong 6–2, 6–4

2003[edit]

The 2003 WTA Tour consisted of 59 tournaments of which 6 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.[5]

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Hobart Australia Alicia Molik United States Amy Frazier 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Canberra United States Meghann Shaughnessy Italy Francesca Schiavone 6–1, 6–1
Casablanca Italy Rita Grande Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Budapest Spain Magüi Serna Australia Alicia Molik 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Palermo Russia Dinara Safina Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 6–3, 6–4
Pattaya City Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová Slovakia Ľubomíra Kurhajcová 6–4, 6–2

2004[edit]

The 2004 WTA Tour consisted of 60 tournaments of which 8 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Hobart United States Amy Frazier Japan Shinobu Asagoe 6–3, 6–3
Canberra Argentina Paola Suárez Italy Silvia Farina Elia 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Casablanca France Émilie Loit Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová 6–2, 6–2
Estoril France Émilie Loit Slovakia Iveta Benešová 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Budapest Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Janković Slovakia Martina Suchá 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Palermo Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Italy Flavia Pennetta 6–4, 6–4
Vancouver Czechoslovakia Nicole Vaidišová United States Laura Granville 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Forest Hills Russia Elena Likhovtseva Czechoslovakia Iveta Benešová 6–2, 6–2

2005[edit]

The 2005 WTA Tour consisted of 63 tournaments of which 2 were categorized as Tier V. These were tournaments approved by the WTA Tour with a minimum prize money of $110,000.

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Hobart China Zheng Jie Argentina Gisela Dulko 6–2, 6–0
Canberra Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic Hungary Melinda Czink 7–5, 6–1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tournament was part of the 1990 WTA Tour but was held in December 1989.
  2. ^ Tournament was part of the 1991 WTA Tour but was held in November 1990.
  3. ^ Tournament was part of the 1992 WTA Tour but was held in December 1991.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1991). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1991. London: Collins Willow. p. 152. ISBN 9780002184038.
  2. ^ Bloch Shallouf, Renee; Reynolds, Robyn, eds. (1990). 1990 Women's International Tennis Association Media Guide. Miami: WITA. pp. 52, 66.
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1992). The International Tennis Federation World of Tennis 1992. London: CollinsWillow. p. 154. ISBN 9780002184304.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1993). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1993. London: Collins Willow. p. 154. ISBN 9780002185080.
  5. ^ Gatchalian, Robert; Bloch Shallouf, Renée, eds. (2003). WTA 2003 Media Guide. St. Petersburg: WTA. p. 17.