Wellington Classic

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Wellington Classic
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameFernleaf Classic
TourWTA Tour
Founded1988
Abolished1992
Editions5
LocationWellington, New Zealand
CategoryTier V (1990–92)
SurfaceHard

The Wellington Classic (also known by its corporate title of the Fernleaf Classic) is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1988 to 1992. It was held in Wellington in New Zealand and was played on outdoor hard courts. Between 1990 and 1992 the tournament was part of the WTA Tier V Series

The only New Zealander to taste success at the event was Julie Richardson in the 1991 doubles competition, partnering Australian Jo-Anne Faull.

Prize money[edit]

Year Prize Money
1988 $50,000
1989 $50,000
1990 $75,000
1991 $100,000
1992 $100,000

Finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1988 Canada Jill Hetherington United States Katrina Adams 6–1, 6–1
1989 Spain Conchita Martínez Australia Jo-Anne Faull 6–1, 6–2
1990 West Germany Wiltrud Probst Soviet Union Leila Meskhi 1–6, 6–4, 6–0
1991 Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Czechoslovakia Andrea Strnadová 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
1992 France Noëlle van Lottum United States Donna Faber 6–4, 6–0

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1988 United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
New Zealand Julie Richardson
6–3, 6–3
1989 Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Australia Janine Tremelling
Australia Tracey Morton
Austria Heidi Sprung
7–6, 6–1
1990 Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
Australia Michelle Jaggard
New Zealand Julie Richardson
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
1991 Australia Jo-Anne Faull
New Zealand Julie Richardson
United Kingdom Belinda Borneo
United Kingdom Clare Wood
2–6, 7–5, 7–6
1992 United Kingdom Belinda Borneo
United Kingdom Clare Wood
Australia Jo-Anne Faull
New Zealand Julie Richardson
6–0, 7–6

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