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Vancouver Open
Odlum Brown VanOpen
2019 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open
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Tournament information
Founded2002; 18 years ago (2002)
LocationWest Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
VenueHollyburn Country Club
SurfaceHard - outdoors
WebsiteOfficial website
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP Challenger Tour
Draw32S (16Q) / 16D (0Q)
Prize moneyUS$100,000
WTA Tour
CategoryITF Women's Circuit
Draw32S (28Q) / 16D (0Q)
Prize moneyUS$100,000
2006 Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was the men's singles champion in 2009 and 2014
Stéphanie Dubois became the first Canadian woman to win the singles title in 2009
Dudi Sela won the men's singles title four times, in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2015
Fifteen-year-old Nicole Vaidi?ová took the women's title in 2004 when it was a Tier V event
Maria Sharapova won the inaugural women's singles title in 2002

The VanOpen, currently sponsored as Odlum Brown VanOpen, is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour, and of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women's Circuit. It is held at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event was hosted continuously from 2002 to 2015, but returned in 2017 after a one-year hiatus.[1]

History

The inaugural Odlum Brown VanOpen took place in the summer of 2002, in the Jericho Tennis Club, before it eventually moved to Hollyburn Country Club, in West Vancouver, for the 2005 edition.[2][3] Started as a $25,000 ITF Women's Circuit event, the Van Open saw the victory of eventual World No. 1 Maria Sharapova over Laura Granville in 2002, and of then-Junior World No. 1 and French Open girls' singles champion Anna-Lena Grönefeld in 2003.[2]

The following year, Tennis Canada and Tennis BC (tennis' governing body in British Columbia) joined to bring the event to the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour as a $110,000 Tier V event.[3] Czech qualifier, and eventual top ten member Nicole Vaidi?ová won the singles final over 2002 runner-up Laura Granville, becoming, as World No. 180, the lowest-ranked player to win a tour title during the 2004 WTA Tour season, and at 15 years, 3 months, and 23 days, the sixth youngest player to win a professional title in tour history.[4]

While the women's event returned to its $25,000 ITF Circuit format in 2005, "to help develop some of the world's best Canadian junior girls", a $100,000 men's Challenger event was added to the tournament, with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour joining Tennis Canada, Tennis BC and the ITF in the organisation of the Open.[3] Israeli Dudi Sela won the inaugural men's singles event over Australian Paul Baccanello in straight sets, and American Ansley Cargill won the first of her two women's singles titles (2005, 2006).

The VanOpen continued to grow in the following editions, with the ITF event's prize money moving up to $50,000 in 2007, and $75,000 in 2009.[2] Amongst the tournament's champions since 2005 have been, on the women's side, former Junior World No. 1 Urszula Radwa?ska (2008 singles), Stéphanie Dubois (2007 doubles, 2009 singles), and on the men's side Rik de Voest (2006 singles, 2007 and 2009 doubles), Frédéric Niemeyer (2007 singles), Dudi Sela (2005, 2008 and 2010 singles), who claimed his second VanOpen title, and 2006 Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis (2009 singles), who won in Vancouver his first title since February 2007.[5]

Past finals

Men's singles

Women's singles

Men's doubles

Women's doubles

References

  1. ^ "Odlum Brown VanOpen tennis tournament returns in 2017" (PDF). VanOpen.com. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Paterson, Jeff (24 July 2008). "Vancouver Open may leap to improve its smash". Straight.com. Vancouver Free Press. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Tournament History". vanopen.com. Odlum Brown Vancouver Open. Archived from the original on August 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ Chesterman, Barnaby (11 July 2005). "Vaidisova resolves to do even better". redOrbit.com. redOrbit.com. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ Weber, Marc (10 August 2009). "Dubois, Baghdatis crowned at VanOpen". communities.canada.com. Canwest Publishing Inc. Retrieved 2009.

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