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WTA Swiss Open
Ladies Championship Lausanne
Tournament information
Event nameWTA Swiss Open (1977-85)
European Open (1986-94)
Ladies Championship Lausanne(2016-)
TourWTA Tour
Founded1899; 2016
LocationLausanne
Switzerland
CategoryWTA International
SurfaceClay (red) - outdoors
Draw32S / 24Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$250,000 (2019)
Websiteladieschampionshipgstaad.ch
Current champions (2019)
Women's singlesFrance Fiona Ferro
Women's doublesRussia Anastasia Potapova
Russia Yana Sizikova

The Ladies Championship Lausanne is a women's professional tennis tournament which is currently played in Lausanne but has played in a number of locations in Switzerland. The event was called the WTA Swiss Open from 1899-1994, and was played on outdoor clay courts. The tournament underwent a name change in 1986, when it was titled the European Open until its discontinuation. It formed part of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. When the WTA introduced the tiering format to its circuit, the event gradually moved up, from being a Tier V in 1988-1989, a Tier IV from 1990-1992, and a Tier III for its remaining years.[] The WTA announced that the tournament would return in Gstaad as a clay event on the 2016 Tour,[1][2] replacing another clay court event held in Bad Gastein.

Four Swiss players won the event: Viktorija Golubic in 2016 as well as Manuela Maleeva (who formerly represented Bulgaria) in 1991 won the singles, and Xenia Knoll (in 2016) as well as Christiane Jolissaint won the doubles, the latter on three occasions: 1983, 1984, and 1988. Maleeva holds the record, along with Chris Evert, for most singles wins; both players won the event three times, and Maleeva finished runner-up a further three occasions.

Past finals

Singles

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Gstaad 1969 France Françoise Dürr United States Rosie Casals 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
1970 United States Rosie Casals France Françoise Dürr 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
1971 France Françoise Dürr (2) Australia Lesley Hunt 6-3, 6-3
1972 Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu United States Pam Teeguarden 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
1973 Not held
1974 West Germany Helga Schultze Italy Lea Pericoli 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
1975 United Kingdom Glynis Coles South Africa Linky Boshoff 9-7, 2-6, 8-6
1976 Belgium Michèle Gurdal France Gail Sherriff 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
1977 Australia Lesley Hunt Australia Helen Gourlay 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
1978 Romania Virginia Ruzici Switzerland Petra Delhees 6-2, 6-2
1979-80 Not held
Lugano 1981 United States Chris Evert Romania Virginia Ruzici 6-1, 6-1
1982 United States Chris Evert (2) Hungary Andrea Temesvári 6-0, 6-3
1983 Cancelled after the third round because of rain
1984 Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová 6-1, 6-1
1985 United States Bonnie Gadusek Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 6-2, 6-2
1986 Italy Raffaella Reggi Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Geneva 1987 United States Chris Evert (3) Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
1988 Austria Barbara Paulus United States Lori McNeil 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
1989 (2) Spain Conchita Martínez 6-4, 6-0
1990 Austria Barbara Paulus (2) Canada Helen Kelesi 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(7-3)
1991 (3) Canada Helen Kelesi 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Lucerne 1992 United States Amy Frazier Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
1993 United States Lindsay Davenport Australia Nicole Bradtke 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
1994 United States Lindsay Davenport (2) United States Lisa Raymond 7-6(7-3), 6-4
1995-2015 Not held
Gstaad 2016 Switzerland Viktorija Golubic Netherlands Kiki Bertens 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2017 Netherlands Kiki Bertens Estonia Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
2018 France Alizé Cornet Luxembourg Mandy Minella 6-4, 7-6(8-6)
Lausanne 2019 France Fiona Ferro France Alizé Cornet 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

Doubles

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Gstaad 1971 South Africa Brenda Kirk
South Africa Laura Rossouw
France Françoise Dürr
Italy Lea Pericoli
8-6, 6-3
1972-73 Not held
1974 West Germany Helga Schultze
Italy Lea Pericoli
Japan Kayoko Fukuoka
Chile Michelle Rodríguez
6-2, 6-0
1975 Not held
1976 United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Wendy Turnbull
South Africa Brigitte Cuypers
South Africa Annette Van Zyl
6-4, 6-4
1977 Australia Helen Gourlay
United States Rayni Fox
United States Mary Carillo
Australia Lesley Hunt
6-0, 6-4
1978-80 Not held
Lugano 1981 South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
South Africa Tanya Harford
United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
2-6, 6-1, 6-4
1982 United States Candy Reynolds
United States Paula Smith
United States Joanne Russell
Romania Virginia Ruzici
6-2, 6-4
1983 Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
Switzerland Petra Delhees
Brazil Pat Medrado
6-2, 3-6, 7-5
1984 Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská
6-4, 6-3
1985 United States Bonnie Gadusek
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
West Germany Bettina Bunge
West Germany Eva Pfaff
6-2, 6-4
1986 United States Elise Burgin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Thompson
6-2, 6-3
Geneva 1987 United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Peru Laura Gildemeister
France Catherine Tanvier
4-6, 6-4, 6-3
1988 Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
Sweden Maria Lindström
West Germany Claudia Porwik
6-1, 6-3
1989 United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
1990 Australia Louise Field
South Africa Dianne Van Rensburg
United States Elise Burgin
United States Betsy Nagelsen
5-7, 7-6(7-2), 7-5
1991 Australia Nicole Bradtke
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
Switzerland Cathy Caverzasio
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière
6-1, 6-2
Lucerne 1992 Australia Amy Frazier
South Africa Elna Reinach
Czechoslovakia Karina Hab?udová
United States Marianne Werdel
7-5, 6-2
1993 United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czech Republic Helena Suková
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Marianne Werdel
6-2, 6-4
1994 Canceled due to rain after two of the quarterfinals[note 1]
1995-2015 Not held
Gstaad 2016 Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Germany Annika Beck
Russia Evgeniya Rodina
6-1, 3-6, [10-8]
2017 Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Serbia Nina Stojanovi?
7-6(7-4), 4-6, [10-7]
2018 Chile Alexa Guarachi
United States Desirae Krawczyk
Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
4-6, 6-4, [10-6]
Lausanne 2019 Russia Anastasia Potapova
Russia Yana Sizikova
Australia Monique Adamczak
China Han Xinyun
6-2, 6-4

See also

Notes

  1. ^ 1994 Eurocard Open Draw (PDF). wtatour.com.

References

  1. ^ "Gstaad event first WTA tournament in Switzerland since 2008". ESPN.com. ESPN. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Jake Best (3 January 2016). "Gstaad, Switzerland, to host WTA tournament for first time since 1964". Vavel.

External links


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