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Brighton International

Brighton International
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour WTA Tour (1978-1995)
ATP Tour (1996-2000)
Founded 1978
Abolished 2000
Location Brighton, UK
Surface Carpet / indoor (1978-1995)
Clay / outdoor (1996-2000)

The Brighton International was a tennis tournament held in Brighton, UK. It was a WTA Tour event from 1978–1995 and an ATP Tour event from 1996-2000, upon the discontinuation of the women's tournament. The women's event was held in October.

It was competed on indoor carpet courts, and was a WTA Tier II event prior to being removed from the tour. The men's event was held on outdoor clay in Bournemouth from 1996-1999, and in Brighton, on indoor hard courts in 2000.

Steffi Graf won the tournament a record 6 times. The only British winners were Sue Barker, who defeated Mima Jaušovec in 1981; and in the men's, Tim Henman, who beat Dominik Hrbatý in the final year of play.


  • Results 1
    • Women's singles 1.1
    • Men's Singles 1.2
    • Doubles 1.3
  • External links 2


Women's singles

Year Name of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
1978 BMW Challenge Virginia Ruzici Betty Stöve 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
1979 Daihatsu Challenge Martina Navratilova Chris Evert 6–3, 6–3
1980 Daihatsu Challenge Chris Evert Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
1981 Daihatsu Challenge Sue Barker Mima Jaušovec 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
1982 Daihatsu Challenge Martina Navratilova Chris Evert 6–1, 6–4
1983 Daihatsu Challenge Chris Evert Jo Durie 6–1, 6–1
1984 Daihatsu Challenge Sylvia Hanika JoAnne Russell 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
1985 Pretty Polly Classic Chris Evert Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 7–5, 6–3
1986 Pretty Polly Classic Steffi Graf Catarina Lindqvist 6–3, 6–3
1987 Volvo Classic Gabriela Sabatini Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–4
1988 Midland Group Championships Steffi Graf Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6–2, 6–0
1989 Midland Group Championships Steffi Graf Monica Seles 7–5, 6–4
1990 Midland Bank Championships Steffi Graf Helena Suková 7–5, 6–3
1991 Midland Bank Championships Steffi Graf Zina Garrison 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
1992 Midland Bank Championships Steffi Graf Jana Novotná 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
1993 Autoglass Classic Jana Novotná Anke Huber 6–2, 6–4
1994 Brighton International Jana Novotná Helena Suková 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4
1995 Brighton International Mary Joe Fernández Amanda Coetzer 6–4, 7–5

Men's Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996 Albert Costa Marc-Kevin Goellner 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–2
1997 Félix Mantilla Carlos Moyà 6–2, 6–2
1998 Félix Mantilla Albert Costa 6–3, 7–5
1999 Adrian Voinea Stefan Koubek 1–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
2000 Tim Henman Dominik Hrbatý 6–2, 6–2


Year Champions Runners-up Score
1996 Marc-Kevin Goellner
Greg Rusedski
Rodolphe Gilbert
Nuno Marques
6–3, 7–6
1997 Kent Kinnear
Aleksandar Kitinov
Alberto Martín
Chris Wilkinson
7–6, 6–2
1998 Neil Broad
Kevin Ullyett
Wayne Arthurs
Alberto Berasategui
7–6, 6–3
1999 David Adams
Jeff Tarango
Nicklas Kulti
Michael Kohlmann
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
2000 Michael Hill
Jeff Tarango
Paul Goldstein
Jim Thomas
6–3, 7–5

External links

  • ATP Results Archive
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