Hong Kong Open (tennis)
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Hong Kong Open Tennis

Hong Kong Tennis Open
Tournament information
LocationHong Kong
VenueVictoria Park, Causeway Bay
CategoryWTA International
SurfaceHard / Outdoors
Draw32S / 16D / 24Q
Prize money$500,000
Current champions (2018)
Women's singlesUkraine Dayana Yastremska
Women's doublesAustralia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai
Hong Kong Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameSalem Open
TourATP Tour (1990-2002)
Grand Prix circuit (1973-1987)
Founded1973 (1973)
LocationHong Kong
VenueVictoria Park Tennis Centre
SurfaceHard (1973-2002)

The Hong Kong Open (currently sponsored by Prudential and called the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open) is a professional tennis tournament in Hong Kong SAR. Organised by the Hong Kong Tennis Association, the tournament is held annually in early October in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on the WTA International tier.

The Hong Kong Tennis Open was previously named the Salem Open that began in 1973 and discontinued in 2002. The current tournament resumed in September 2014 in Hong Kong.


The Hong Kong Open (also known as the Salem Open[1]) was also previously a men's tennis tournament that was held in Hong Kong on the Grand Prix tour from (1973-1987) and the ATP Tour from (1990-2002). Players competed in the Victoria Park Tennis Centre, on outdoor hard courts. Michael Chang held the record number of wins with three titles.

In 2001, as with legislation restricting tobacco sponsorship, organisers controversially altered its official logo to include the logo of Perrier, causing anti-smoking campaigners to claim that the organisers exploited a loophole in its sponsorship clause.[2]

The men's tournament was replaced in 2003 by the Thailand Open.

A women's competition was also held in Hong Kong from 1980 to 1982; and then once more in 1993, as a Tier IV event on the WTA Tour. Wendy Turnbull won two titles in this competition. Starting from 2014, the Hong Kong Tennis Open was again held as a WTA International event and has attracted many top players since.

In July 2014, it was announced that Prudential Hong Kong would become the tournament's title sponsor to mark the return of elite women's professional tennis to Hong Kong after two decades. The Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 took place at the Victoria Park Tennis Stadium from 8-14 September. Among the competitors were women's doubles pair Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei and Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

In 2018, the tournament was awarded the WTA International Tournament of the Year.[3]

The 2019 Hong Kong Open has been postponed due to 2019-20 Hong Kong protests.[4]


Women's singles

Year Champion Runners-up Score
2018 Ukraine Dayana Yastremska China Wang Qiang 6-2, 6-1
2017 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Australia Daria Gavrilova 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(7-3)
2016 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki France Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 6-7(4-7), 6-2
2015 Serbia Jelena Jankovi? Germany Angelique Kerber 3-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-1
2014 Germany Sabine Lisicki Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková 7-5, 6-3
1994-2013 not held
1993 Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting United States Marianne Witmeyer 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
1983-1992 not held
1982 Sweden Catrin Jexell United States Alycia Moulton 6-3, 7-5
1981 Australia Wendy Turnbull (2) Italy Sabina Simmonds 6-3, 6-4
1980 Australia Wendy Turnbull United States Marcie Louie 6-0, 6-2

Women's doubles

Men's singles

Year Champion Runners-up Score
2002 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Spain Carlos Moyá 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(7-4)
2001 Chile Marcelo Ríos Germany Rainer Schüttler 7-6(7-3), 6-2
2000 Germany Nicolas Kiefer Australia Mark Philippoussis 7-6(7-4), 2-6, 6-2
1999 United States Andre Agassi Germany Boris Becker 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 6-4
1998 Denmark Kenneth Carlsen Zimbabwe Byron Black 6-2, 6-0
1997 United States Michael Chang Australia Pat Rafter 6-3, 6-3
1996 United States Pete Sampras United States Michael Chang 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
1995 United States Michael Chang Sweden Jonas Björkman 6-3, 6-1
1994 United States Michael Chang Australia Pat Rafter 6-1, 6-3
1993 United States Pete Sampras United States Jim Courier 6-3, 6-7(1-7), 7-6(7-2)
1992 United States Jim Courier United States Michael Chang 7-5, 6-3
1991 Netherlands Richard Krajicek Australia Wally Masur 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
1990 Australia Pat Cash Austria Alex Antonitsch 6-3, 6-4
1988-89 Not held
1987 United States Eliot Teltscher Australia John Fitzgerald 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5
1986 India Ramesh Krishnan Ecuador Andrés Gómez 7-6, 6-0, 7-5
1985 Ecuador Andrés Gómez United States Aaron Krickstein 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
1984 Ecuador Andrés Gómez Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd 6-3, 6-2
1983 Australia Wally Masur United States Sammy Giammalva Jr. 6-1, 6-1
1982 United States Pat DuPré United States Morris Skip Strode 6-3, 6-3
1981 United States Van Winitsky Australia Mark Edmondson 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
1980 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Brian Teacher 5-7, 7-6, 6-3
1979 United States Jimmy Connors United States Pat DuPré 7-5, 6-3, 6-1
1978 United States Eliot Teltscher United States Pat DuPré 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
1977 Australia Ken Rosewall United States Tom Gorman 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
1976 Australia Ken Rosewall Romania Ilie N?stase 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-0
1975 United States Tom Gorman United States Sandy Mayer 6-3, 6-1, 6-1
1974 Not completed due to rain
1973 Australia Rod Laver United States Charlie Pasarell 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Men's doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2002 United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Graydon Oliver
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6-7, 6-4, 7-6
2001 Germany Karsten Braasch
Brazil André Sá
Czech Republic Petr Luxa
Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek
6-0, 7-5
2000 Zimbabwe Wayne Black
South Africa Kevin Ullyett
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Germany David Prinosil
6-1, 6-2
1999 New Zealand James Greenhalgh
Australia Grant Silcock
United States Andre Agassi
United States David Wheaton
1998 Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Alex O'Brien
South Africa Neville Godwin
Finland Tuomas Ketola
7-5, 6-1
1997 Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
Germany Karsten Braasch
United States Jeff Tarango
6-3, 6-4
1996 United States Patrick Galbraith
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
United States Kent Kinnear
United States Dave Randall
6-3, 6-7, 7-6
1995 United States Tommy Ho
Australia Mark Philippoussis
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-1, 6-7, 7-6
1994 United States Jim Grabb
New Zealand Brett Steven
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Pat Rafter
1993 United States David Wheaton
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Sandon Stolle
Australia Jason Stoltenberg
6-1, 6-3
1992 United States Brad Gilbert
United States Jim Grabb
Zimbabwe Byron Black
South Africa Byron Talbot
6-2, 6-1
1991 United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Todd Witsken
Canada Glenn Michibata
United States Robert Van't Hof
6-2, 6-4
1990 Australia Pat Cash
Australia Wally Masur
United States Kevin Curren
United States Joey Rive
6-3, 6-3
1988-89 Not held
1987 Australia Mark Kratzmann
United States Jim Pugh
United States Marty Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6-7, 6-4, 6-2
1986 United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
Australia Pat Cash
Australia Mark Kratzmann
7-6, 6-7, 7-5
1985 Australia Brad Drewett
Australia Kim Warwick
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Czech Republic Tomá? ?míd
3-6, 6-4, 6-2
1984 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Paul McNamee
6-7, 6-3, 7-5
1983 United States Drew Gitlin
Australia Craig Miller
United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
United States Steve Meister
6-2, 6-2
1982 United States Charles Buzz Strode
United States Morris Skip Strode
Australia Kim Warwick
United States Van Winitsky
6-4, 3-6, 6-2
1981 United States Chris Dunk
United States Chris Mayotte
United States Marty Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6-4, 7-6
1980 United States Peter Fleming
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
7-5, 6-2
1979 United States Pat DuPré
United States Robert Lutz
United States Steve Denton
United States Mark Turpin
6-3, 6-4
1978 Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
United States Hank Pfister
United States Brad Rowe
5-7, 7-6, 6-1
1977 Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
United States Marty Riessen
United States Roscoe Tanner
7-6, 6-3
1976 United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
India Anand Amritraj
Romania Ilie N?stase
6-4, 6-2
1975 Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Sandy Mayer
6-3, 6-4
1974 Not completed due to rain
1973 Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Rod Laver
United States Paul Gerken
United States Brian Gottfried
6-3, 5-7, 17-15


  1. ^ "Tobacco Ad Gallery (tobaccofreekids.org):Salem". Archived from the original on 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ "HONG KONG OPEN TENNIS IN TOBACCO CONTROVERSY". Archived from the original on 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Tournament Info". Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong Open postponed due to protests". Evening Express. 12 September 2019. Archived from the original on 22 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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