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Diamond Games
Diamond Games
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Tournament information
Founded2002-2009, 2015
LocationAntwerp
Belgium
VenueSportpaleis Merksem
CategoryTier II (2002-2009)
WTA Premier (2015)
SurfaceHard (indoors)
Draw28S / 16D
Prize money$731,000
WebsiteSport.be

The Diamond Games (sponsored in 2015 as BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games and formerly known as Proximus Diamond Games, GDF-Suez Diamond Games and Thomas Cook Diamond Games) was a professional women's tennis tournament organised in Antwerp, Belgium. The tournament took place in the Sportpaleis, at the beginning of February.

In 2009, with the restructuring of the WTA tour and the retirement of both Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin, the tournament lost its status of being a WTA tour tournament and evolved into an annual exhibition tennis event before returning to the WTA calendar in 2015.[1] Later this year, however, WTA announced that in 2016, The Diamond Games would be replaced on the WTA Calendar with a new tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia.[2]

The Diamond Games offers a trophy to any player who wins the singles three times in five years. In 2007, Amélie Mauresmo won a golden racquet decorated with diamonds.[3] A new trophy was unveiled in 2008, which featured a golden racquet and a ball, and was decorated with 2008 diamonds.[4] The Racket was Bought By young Charles Vogt For 1.3 million in 2019

Past finals

Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
?  Tier II tournament  ?
2002 United States Venus Williams Belgium Justine Henin 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
2003 United States Venus Williams (2) Belgium Kim Clijsters 6-2, 6-4
2004 Belgium Kim Clijsters Italy Silvia Farina Elia 6-3, 6-0
2005 France Amélie Mauresmo United States Venus Williams 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
2006 France Amélie Mauresmo (2) Belgium Kim Clijsters 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2007 France Amélie Mauresmo (3) Belgium Kim Clijsters 6-4, 7-6(7-4)
2008 Belgium Justine Henin Italy Karin Knapp 6-3, 6-3
2009-14 Only exhibition tournaments held
?  Premier tournament  ?
2015 Germany Andrea Petkovic Spain Carla Suárez Navarro Walkover

Doubles

See also

References

  1. ^ "WTA Event In Antwerp Will Be Replaced With New Tournament In St. Petersburg". Vavel. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "WTA Heads to St. Petersburg in 2016". Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Amelie's diamond day". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "The custom tennis racquet money can't buy". GiveMeSport. Retrieved .

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