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Portugal Open
Portugal Open
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Defunct tennis tournament
Founded1990
Abolished2014
LocationOeiras
Portugal
VenueEstádio Nacional do Jamor
SurfaceClay / Outdoors
WebsiteOfficial Website
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP World Series
(1990–1997)
ATP International Series
(1998–2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–2014)
Draw28S / 16Q / 16D
WTA Tour
CategoryWTA Tier IV
(1999–2008)
WTA International Tournaments
(2009–2014)
Draw32M / 32Q / 16D

The Portugal Open (formerly named Estoril Open) was an ATP and WTA clay court tennis tournament in Portugal. The event took place at the sports complex of Jamor in Oeiras, of which Estoril Court Central is the most prominent show court. In 2015 the tournament was canceled due to lack of sponsorship. A new tournament, Millennium Estoril Open, was created in its place, moving from Oeiras to Cascais.[1][2][3][4] The 2014 Portugal Open was the last edition.

History

The men's tournament was created in 1990 and has been won by several top-10 players, including former world no. 1 players Thomas Muster (1995 and 1996), Carlos Moyà (2000), Juan Carlos Ferrero (2001), Novak Djokovic (2007), and Roger Federer (2008). Also, Marat Safin lost the 2004 final and Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Gustavo Kuerten won the doubles tournament in 1995 and 1997, respectively. The men's half was part of ATP World Tour 250 series tournaments.

The women's tournament started in 1989 as the Estoril Ladies Open and was in its first two years, a separate event. After being discontinued in 1990, the event returned as a part of the Estoril Open in 1998, starting as an ITF tournament. In the following year it became a WTA tournament again. The women's tournament is currently an International Series tournament. No former World No. 1 has ever won the women's tournament but Victoria Azarenka was runner-up in 2007.

Statistically, the men's tournament highlights the dominance of Argentine and Spanish male players on red clay. Between 1990 and 2001, at least one Spaniard appeared in the final ten times, with a player from Spain claiming the title in nine of those twelve years. The Spanish dominance waned in recent years. Since 2001, there have only been three Spaniards in four finals with two victories. Between 2002 and 2006, an Argentine made the final at Estoril, winning four of these five titles. The Argentine streak returned in 2011 with the first of three more victories in four years.

The roll of champions on the women's side is more diverse. Twelve of the seventeen different champions have represented a nation that had not previously won it. Despite this, Spain is still, although slightly, the most dominant nation. The women's tournament is a popular spot for players to win their first title; since it became a WTA event again in 1999, six players have used it to win their maiden title. In 2006, it showcased the first all-Chinese final in tour history, between Zheng Jie and Li Na.

Only one Portuguese player has reached the final in either the men's or the women's event: Frederico Gil, the losing men's finalist in 2010.

In 2013, the organization of the tournament changed its name to "Portugal Open" in order to present the tournament as a Portuguese well-organized event.[5]

Past results

Legend: ITF event
Men's singles Women's singles
Men's doubles Women's doubles
Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014 Mexico Santiago González (2)
United States Scott Lipsky (3)
Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain David Marrero
6-3, 3-6, [10-8]
2013 Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky (2)
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
6-3, 4-6, [10-7]
2012 Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer (2)
Austria Julian Knowle
Spain David Marrero
7-5, 7-5
2011 United States Eric Butorac (2)
Curaçao Jean-Julien Rojer
Spain Marc López
Spain David Marrero
6-3, 6-4
2010 Spain Marc López
Spain David Marrero
Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain Marcel Granollers
6-7(1-7), 6-4, [10-4]
2009 United States Eric Butorac
United States Scott Lipsky
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
6-3, 6-2
2008 South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Wesley Moodie
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-2, 4-6, [10-8]
2007 Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
Argentina Martín García
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
3-6, 6-2, [10-6]
2006 Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
6-3, 6-1
2005 Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Spain Tommy Robredo
6-3, 6-4
2004 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Argentina Gastón Gaudio
Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
6-2, 6-1
2003 India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
6-1, 6-2
2002 Germany Karsten Braasch
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy (3)
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6-3, 6-3
2001 Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek
Czech Republic Michal Tabara
United States Donald Johnson
Serbia Nenad Zimonji?
6-4, 6-1
2000 United States Donald Johnson (3)
South Africa Piet Norval
South Africa David Adams
Australia Joshua Eagle
6-4, 7-5
1999 Spain Tomás Carbonell
United States Donald Johnson (2)
Czech Republic Ji?í Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6-3, 2-6, 6-1
1998 United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
Mexico David Roditi
Netherlands Fernon Wibier
6-1, 2-6, 6-1
1997 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Italy Filippo Messori
6-2, 6-2
1996 Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
United States Greg Van Emburgh
6-3, 6-2
1995 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy (2)
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Italy Diego Nargiso
5-7, 7-5, 6-2
1994 Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Federico Mordegan
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
Netherlands Menno Oosting
walkover
1993 South Africa David Adams
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
Netherlands Menno Oosting
Germany Udo Riglewski
6-3, 7-5
1992 Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Belgium Libor Pimek
United States Luke Jensen
Australia Laurie Warder
3-6, 6-3, 7-5
1991 Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6-3, 6-3
1990 Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
Italy Omar Camporese
Italy Paolo Canè
7-5, 4-6, 7-5
Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014 Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
Russia Valeria Solovyeva
6-4, 6-3
2013 Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
France Kristina Mladenovic
Croatia Darija Jurak
Hungary Katalin Marosi
7-6(7-3), 6-2
2012 Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Zhang Shuai
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
4-6, 6-1, [11-9]
2011 Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
6-4, 6-2
2010 Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
France Aurélie Védy
6-1, 7-5
2009 United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
Canada Sharon Fichman
Hungary Katalin Marosi
2-6, 6-3, [10-5]
2008 Russia Maria Kirilenko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugi?-Salki?
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
6-4, 6-4
2007 Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6-3, 6-2
2006 China Li Ting (2)
China Sun Tiantian (2)
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
6-2, 6-2
2005 China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6-3, 6-1
2004 Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
6-3, 6-2
2003 Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
Estonia Maret Ani
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
6-7(3-7), 7-6(7-3), 6-2
2002 Russia Elena Bovina
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
Germany Barbara Rittner
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
6-3, 6-1
2001 Czech Republic Kv?ta Hrdli?ková
Germany Barbara Rittner
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3-6, 7-5, 6-1
2000 Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
6-0, 7-6(11-9)
1999 Spain Alicia Ortuño
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
Hungary Anna Földényi
7-6(7-4), 3-6, 6-3
1998 France Caroline Dhenin
France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Germany Caroline Schneider
6-2, 6-3
1991-1997: no tournament held
1990 Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Italy Sandra Cecchini
Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Nicole Muns-Jagerman
1-6, 6-2, 6-3

References

  1. ^ https://desporto.sapo.pt/mais_modalidades/tenis/artigo/2015/02/04/portugal-open-passa-a-chamar-se-millennium-estoril-open
  2. ^ http://tenis-portugal.com/2015/02/05/apresentacao-oficial-do-millenium-estoril-open-em-direto-saiba-tudo-aqui/
  3. ^ http://www.abola.pt/nnh/ver.aspx?id=515224
  4. ^ https://desporto.sapo.pt/mais_modalidades/tenis/artigo/2014/11/26/jorge-mendes-garante-portugal-open-em-2015
  5. ^ Pereira, Paulo Jorge. "Portugal Open com 650 mil euros de prémios". Diário Económico. Retrieved 2013.

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Coordinates: 38°42?29?N 9°15?9?W / 38.70806°N 9.25250°W / 38.70806; -9.25250


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