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German Open (WTA)

WTA German Open
Founded 1894
Abolished 2008
Location Hamburg (1894–1978)
Berlin (1979–2008)
 Germany
Venue Rot-Weiss Tennis Club
Category Tier I
Surface Clay / Outdoors
Draw 56M/32Q/28D
Prize money $1,340,000 (2008)
Website None
2008 - Dinara Safina (l) and Elena Dementieva (r) shake hands after the final.
Champion 2008 - Dinara Safina during the final match.

The German Open was a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women played in Berlin, Germany. Held since 1896, it was one of the oldest tournaments for women. Until 1978 the tournament was held in Hamburg together with the men's tournament. From 1988, it was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament.

Past champions of the tournament include former world number ones Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina.

Tournament names:

  • 1971–1979: German Open
  • 1980: No tournament
  • 1981–1988: German Open
  • 1989–1990: Lufthansa Cup
  • 1991–1992: Lufthansa Cup German Open
  • 1993–2000: German Open
  • 2001–2002: Eurocard German Open
  • 2003: MasterCard German Open
  • 2004: Ladies German Open
  • 2005: Qatar Total German Open
  • 2006–2008: Qatar Telecom German Open
  • 2009: No tournament

Past winners

Singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score in Final
2008 Dinara Safina Elena Dementieva 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
2007 Ana Ivanovic Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2006 Nadia Petrova Justine Henin 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
2005 Justine Henin Nadia Petrova 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2004 Amélie Mauresmo Venus Williams walkover
2003 Justine Henin Kim Clijsters 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
2002 Justine Henin Serena Williams 6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–5)
2001 Amélie Mauresmo Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
2000 Conchita Martínez Amanda Coetzer 6–1, 6–2
1999 Martina Hingis Julie Halard-Decugis 6–0, 6–1
1998 Conchita Martínez Amélie Mauresmo 6–4, 6–4
1997 Mary Joe Fernandez Mary Pierce 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
1996 Steffi Graf Karina Habšudová 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
1995 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 6–1
1994 Steffi Graf Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 7–6(8–6), 6–4
1993 Steffi Graf Gabriela Sabatini 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–4
1992 Steffi Graf Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1991 Steffi Graf Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
1990 Monica Seles Steffi Graf 6–4, 6–3
1989 Steffi Graf Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 6–1
1988 Steffi Graf Helena Suková 6–3, 6–2
1987 Steffi Graf Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 6–2, 6–3
1986 Steffi Graf Martina Navratilova 6–2, 6–3
1985 Chris Evert Steffi Graf 6–4, 7–5
1984 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Kathleen Horvath 7–6(10–8), 6–1
1983 Chris Evert Kathleen Horvath 6–4, 7–6
1982 Bettina Bunge Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel 6–2, 6–2
1981 Regina Maršíková Ivanna Madruga-Osses 6–2, 6–1
1980
not held in order to make room for Federation Cup that took place at the same location
1979 Caroline Stoll Regina Maršíková 7–6, 6–0
↑ Berlin ↑
↓ Hamburg ↓
1978 Mima Jausovec Virginia Ruzici 6–2, 6–3
1977 Laura Dupont Heidi Lehner ester 6–1, 6–4
1976 Sue Barker Renata Tomanová 6–3, 6–1
1975 Renata Tomanova Kazuko Sawamatsu 7–6, 5–7, 10–8
1974 Helga Masthoff Martina Navratilova 6–4, 5–7, 7–3
1973 Helga Masthoff Pat Walkden Pretorius 6–4, 6–1
1972 Helga Masthoff Linda Tuero 6–3, 3–6 8–6
1971 Billie Jean King Helga Masthoff 6–3, 6–2
1970 Helga Schultze-Hösl

1969 Judie Tegart

1968 Annette du Plooy

1967 Françoise Durr

1966 Margaret Smith

1965 Margaret Smith

1964 Margaret Smith

1963 Renee Schuurmann

1962 Sandra Reynolds Price

1961 Sandra Reynolds Price

1960 Sandra Reynolds Price

1959 Edda buding

1958 Lorraine Coghlan

1957 Yola Ramírez

1956 Thelma Long

1955 Beryl Penrose

1954 Joy Mottram

1953 Dorothy Knode

1952 Dorothy Head

1951 Nancye Bolton

1950 Dorothy Head
1949 Maria White

1948 Ursula Rosenow

1939 Hilde Sperling

1938 Hilde Sperling

1937 Hilde Sperling

1936 not held

1935 Hilde Sperling

1934 Hilde Sperling

1933 Hilde Krahwinkel

1932 Louise Payot

1931 Cilly Aussem Irmgard Rost 6–1, 6–2
1930 Cilly Aussem Hilde Krahwinkel 6–4, 6–2
1929 Paula von Reznicek

1928 Daphne Akhurst

1927 Cilly Aussem Ilse Friedleben 6–3, 6–3
1926 Ilse Friedleben

1925 Nelly Neppach

1924 Ilse Friedleben

1923 Ilse Friedleben

1922 Ilse Friedleben

1921 Ilse Friedleben

1920 Ilse Friedleben

1913 Dora Köring
6–4, 6–4
1912 Dora Köring
6–2 6–2
1911 Mieken Rieck
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
1910 Mieken Rieck
6–1, 6–3
1909 Anita Heimann
6–4, 0–6, 6–4
1908 Margit von Madarasz
2–6, 6–4, 6–0
1907 Margit von Madarasz
7–5, 0–6, 6–2
1906 Luise Berton
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1905 Elsie Lane K. Krug 6–0, 6–1
1904 Elsie Lane L. Bergmann 6–3, 6–0
1903 Violet Pinckney Hilda Meyer 6–2, 6–1
1902 Mary Ross Hilda Meyer 8–6, 6–0
1897 Blanche Hillyard Charlotte Cooper 6–3, 6–2 6–2
1896 Maren Thomsen E. Lantzius 6–3, 6–2 7–5

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