Belgian Open (tennis)
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Belgian Open Tennis
Belgian Open
Defunct tennis tournament
TourWTA Tour
CategoryTier IV (1993, 1999, 2000, 2002)
Tier V (1992, 2001)
SurfaceClay / outdoor

The Belgian Open was a WTA Tour tennis event held over three different periods during 1987-2002. The competition took place in July during 1987-1989 and 2002, and in May during 1992-1993 and 1999-2001. 2000 and 2001 it was sponsored by Dutch clothing chain Mexx and renamed the Benelux Open. The competition was played on outdoor clay courts.

The tournament was a Tier V event in 1992 and 2001, and a Tier IV event in 1993, 1999, 2000 and 2002.

Only one Belgian woman won the singles event; the then little-known Justine Henin, aged 16 in 1999. However, Sabine Appelmans, Kim Clijsters and Els Callens all won the doubles event.

Location chronology

1987: Knokke
1988-89: Brussels
1992: Waregem
1993: Liège
1999-2001: Antwerp

Past finals


Year Champion Runner-up Score
1987 United States Kathleen Horvath West Germany Bettina Bunge 6-1, 7-6
1988 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Italy Raffaella Reggi 6-0, 7-5
1989 Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková Argentina Mercedes Paz 7-6, 6-4
1990 Not held
1991 Not held
1992 Germany Wiltrud Probst Germany Meike Babel 6-2, 6-3
1993 Czech Republic Radka Bobková Austria Karin Kschwendt 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
1994-98 Not held
1999 Belgium Justine Henin France Sarah Pitkowski 6-1, 6-2
2000 South Africa Amanda Coetzer Spain Cristina Torrens Valero 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
2001 Germany Barbara Rittner Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 6-3, 6-2


See also

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