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Filderstadt/Stuttgart , Germany

Tournament History & Former Champions

Although a joint grand prix circuit had existed for men and women 1971-3, from 1974-1977, there was no international women's tour like the one we know today, just the Virginia Slims circuit & championships in the US. All the other international tournaments around the world were one-off events, not leading to any YEC. In late 77, however, an International Women's Series was reborn under the sponsorship of Colgate and the inaugural Filderstadt tournament was part of it. It is currently the oldest continually running indoor event in Europe. Below is a summary of the results in the finals with a brief note about the event each year.

until 2005 at Filderstadt (indoor) , then at Stuttgart (from 2006 to 2008 indoor, from 2009 clay indoor)


1978 Tracy Austin d Betty Stove 6-3 6-3
1979 Tracy Austin d Martina Navratilova 6-2 6-0
1980 Tracy Austin d Sherry Acker 6-2 7-5
1981 Tracy Austin d Martina Navratilova 4-6 6-3 6-4
1982 Martina Navratilova d Tracy Austin 6-3 6-3
1983 Martina Navratilova d Catherine Tanvier 6-1 6-2
1984 Catarina Lindqvist d Steffi Graf 6-1 6-4
1985 Pam Shriver d Catarina Lindqvist 6-1 7-5
1986 Martina Navratilova d Hana Mandlikova 6-2 6-3
1987 Martina Navratilova d Chris Evert 7-5 6-1
1988 Martina Navratilova d Chris Evert 6-2 6-3
1989 Gabriela Sabatini d Mary Joe Fernandez 7-6(5) 6-4
1990 Mary Joe Fernandez d Barbara Paulus 6-1 6-3
1991 Anke Huber d Martina Navratilova 2-6 6-2 7-6(4)
1992 Martina Navratilova d Gabriela Sabatini 7-6(1) 6-3
1993 Mary Pierce d Natasha Zvereva 6-3 6-3
1994 Anke Huber d Mary Pierce 6-4 6-2
1995 Iva Majoli d Gabriela Sabatini 6-4 7-6(4)
1996 Martina Hingis d Anke Huber 6-2 3-6 6-3
1997 Martina Hingis d Lisa Raymond 6-4 6-2
1998 Sandrine Testud d Lindsay Davenport 75 63
1999 Martina Hingis d Mary Pierce 64 61
2000 Martina Hingis d Kim Clijsters 60 63
2001 Lindsay Davenport d Justine Henin 75 64
2002 Kim Clijsters d Daniela Hantuchova 46 63 64
2003 Kim Clijsters d Justine Henin 57 64 62
2004 Lindsay Davenport d Amélie Mauresmo 6-2 retired
2005 Lindsay Davenport bt Amélie Mauresmo 6-2 6-4
2006 Nadia Petrova d Tatiana Golovin 6-3 7-6
2007 Justine Henin d Tatiana Golovin 2-6 6-2 6-1
2008 Jelena Jankovic d Nadia Petrova 6-4 6-3
2009 Svetlana Kuznetsova d Dinara Safina 6-4 6-3
2010 Justine Henin d Samantha Stosur 6-4 2-6 6-1
2011 Julia Goerges d Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 6-3


1978 Austin & Stove d Jausovec & Ruzici 6-3 6-2
1979 King & Navratilova d Stove & Turnbull 6-3 6-3
1980 Mandlikova & Stove d K. Jordan & A. Smith 6-4 7-5
1981 Jausovec & Navratilova d Barbara Potter & A. Smith 6-4 6-2
1982 Navratilova & Shriver d C. Reynolds & A. Smith 6-2 6-0
1983 Navratilova & Candy Reynolds d Ruzici and Tanvier 6-2 6-1
1984 Kohde-Kilsch & Sukova d Bunge & Pfaff 2-6 6-4 6-3
1985 Mandlikova & Shriver d Karlsson & Scheuer-Larsen 6-2 6-1
1986 Navratilova & Shriver d Garrison & Sabatini 7-6 6-4
1987 Navratilova & Shriver d Garrison & McNeil 6-1 6-2
1988 Kuczynska & Navratilova d Raffaella Reggi & Elna Reinach 6-1 6-4
1989 Gigi Fernandez & Robin White d Raffaella Reggi & Elna Reinach 6-4 7-6
1990 Mary Joe Fernandez & Garrison d Paz & Sanchez-Vicario 7-5 6-3
1991 Navratilova & Novotna d Shriver & Zvereva 6-2 5-7 6-4
1992 Sanchez-Vicario & Sukova bt Shriver & Zvereva 6-4 7-5
1993 Gigi Fernandez & Zvereva bt Fendick & Navratilova 76(8-6) 6-4
1994 Gigi Fernandez & Zvereva bt Bollegraf & Savchenko-Neiland 7-6(7-5) 6-4
1995 Gigi Fernandez & Zvereva bt McGrath & Savchenko-Neiland 5-7 6-1 6-4
1996 Arendt & Novotna bt Hingis & Sukova 6-2 6-3
1997 Hingis & Sanchez-Vicario bt Davenport & Novotna 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 7-6 (7-3)
1998 Davenport & Zvereva bt Kournikova & Sanchez-Vicario 6-4 6-2
1999 Rubin & Testud bt Savchenko-Neiland & Sanchez-Vicario 6-3 6-4
2000 Hingis & Kournikova bt Sanchez-Vicario & Schett 6-4 6-2
2001 Davenport & Raymond bt Henin & Shaughnessy 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 7-5
2002 Davenport & Raymond bt Shaughnessy & Suarez 6-2 6-4
2003 Raymond & Stubbs bt Black & Navratilova 6-2 6-4
2004 Black & Stubbs bt Groenefeld & Schruff 6-3 6-2
2005 Hantuchova & Myskina bt Peschke & Schiavone 6-0 3-6 7-5
2006 Raymond & Stosur bt Black & Stubbs 6-3 6-4
2007 Peschke & Stubbs bt YJ Chan & Safina 6-7 7-6 1-0 retired
2008 Groenefeld & Schnyder bt Peschke & Stubbs 6-2 6-4
2009 Mattek Sands & Petrova bt Dulko & Pennetta 5-7 6-3 (10-7)
2010 Dulko & Pennetta bt Peschke & Srebotnik 3-6 7-6 (10-5)
2011 Lisicki & Stosur bt Barrois & Woehr 6-1 7-6

Most Titles


06 Martina Navratilova
04 Tracy Austin
04 Martina Hingis


08 Martina Navratilova

Many thanks to Andy T (who provided the original summaries and results to 2005) and Jimbo (who extended them).

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FI: Tracy Austin d Betty Stove 6-3 6-3

DF: TracyAustin/Betty Stove d Mima Jausovec/Virginia Ruzici Ruzici 6-3 6-2

Top seeded Tracy beat Mima Jausovec in the semis and Betty Stove in the final to win her first main tour title, having just turned pro.
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Dates: November 5-11
Prize Money= $100,000 US

2R: Nina Bohm (Swd) d Billie Jean King (US) [4] 3-6 7-6 6-2

QF: Martina Navratilova [1] d Kery Reid (Aus) [6] default
QF: Mima Jausovec (Yug) d Bohm 2-6 6-3 6-1
QF: Tracy Austin (US) [3] d Regina Marsikova (Cz) [8] 7-6 6-4
QF: Chris Evert-Lloyd (US) [2] d Wendy Turnbull (Aus) [5] 6-2 6-1

SF: Navratilova [1] d Jausovec 7-5 6-2
SF: Austin [3] d Evert-Lloyd [2] 6-3 7-5

FI: Tracy Austin (US) [3] d Martina Navratilova [1] 6-2 6-0

DF: Billie Jean King (US)/Martina Navratilova [2] d Betty Stove (Neth)/Wendy Turnbull (Aus) [1] 6-3 6-3

Tracy clobbers Martina in a 56 minute final. She won the last 9 games. Martina missed a steady stream of backhands and failed in her tactic of drawing Tracy up to net. Now that she of age to drive Austin opts for the Porsche 924 rather than the prize money. The car was worth $10,000 more in the US than Germany.

Summary below written by Ann Jones (from 1980 World of Tennis Annual)

Everyone agreed that the second Porsche Classic ...was a happy tournament, especially for teenage terror Tracy Austin.

A year ago in Stuttgart , the 15 year old schoolgirl had celebrated the start of her professional career with a decisive final win aganst Betty Stove. Twelve months and some $420,000 later , the schoolgirl returned as the US Open champion-an altogether more mature competitor-and claimed her second Porsche title and a second Porsch sports car, which she again preferred to the first prize on $20,000. hitting her forceful ground strokes with relentless accuracy, she outplayed Chris Evert-Lloyd and Martina Navratilova in the last two rounds, for the loss of a meagre 10 games. The feeling was inescapable that a new era had arrived.

Yet the Austin express was almost derailed in the second round when Europe's leading teenager, 17 year-old Hana Mandlikova of Prague, captured the only set the number 3 seed was to lose all week. Austin was thankful to escape with a 6-4 5-7 6-4 win against a more flexible opponent who cleverly exposed her relative slowness on the turn when subjected to a mixed bag of drives, volleys and lobs.

Miss Austin's 6-3 7-5 against Mrs Evert-Lloyd was a repeat of the US Open final, though this time the reigning world champion did reach set point minutes before the end, only to be denied the game by a decision which obviously surprised her as aforehand down the line was called out.

In the top half. Miss Navratilova emerged to her top-seeded position in the final without a fuss. A quarterfinal default from Kerry Reid, who was suffering from tennis elbow, was followed by a comfortable 7-5 6-2 win over a still exhausted Mima jausovec, who had earlier played the longest match of the year. That ordeal occured in the 2R against the top-spinning Californian lefthander Stacy Margolin, who detained her for 3 and a half hours before the Yugoslav survived 6-1 3-6 7-6. [Mima dodged 4 match points in the tiebreak] In the quarters, too, Mima was taken the full distance by Nina Bohn, who covered herslef in glory by eliminating $3 sed Billie Jean King.

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FI: Tracy Austin d Sherry Acker 6-2 7-5

DF: Hana Mandlikova/Betty Stove d Kathy Jordan/Anne Smith 6-4 7-5

Another prize money hike to $125k but no change in the champion.
With Austin, Mandlikova and Jaeger, all under 18, as the top three seeds, the tournament had a decidedly junior feel to it. Tracy's path to the title was made considerably easier when unheralded Sherry Acker took out Mandlikova 64 62 in round 2 and continued her giant-killing exploits against Ruzici in the semi final. Austin disposed of Jaeger 64 64 to register her 3rd win over Andrea in their fifth encounter.

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FI: Tracy Austin d Martina Navratilova 4-6 6-3 6-4
DF: Mima Jausovec/Martina Navratilova d Barbara Potter/Anne Smith 6-4 6-2

Tracy made it 4 in a row in a field which contained four other top 10 players. She beat Kohde-Kilsch, Pfaff, Jausovec and Ruzici in straight sets before edging past Martina in a final which was considerably closer than the one they had played at Filderstadt two years previously, coming back from a set down just as she had done at the US Open a couple of months earlier. As Tracy mainained her unbeaten run in the singles, Martina did so in doubles with her second title in two visits.
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FI: Martina Navratilova d Tracy Austin 6-3 6-3
DF: Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver d Candy Reynolds/Anne Smith 6-2 6-0

After 24 consecutive victories in the event, Tracy finally surrendered her crown to Navratilova in an error-strewn match after Martina had double-bagelled Jausovec in the semis. All in all it was not a happy tournament for Tracy. In the 1st round she met 13 year old Steffi Graf and, after beating her 64 60 was asked how she rated the German's prospects. She replied with the now famous remark that there were hundreds of players as good as her back in the States. Tracy was booed off court after winning her second round match against Ruzici on a controversial line call and then suffered the indignity of dropping a set to 17 year old Helena Sukova in the QF. Germany had its first semi finalist when Hanika beat Shriver 61 26 62 in the QF and Fourth seeded Mandlikova was upset by Jo Durie in round 2. Poor Anne Smith ended up a beaten finalist in the doubles for the third successive year.

Summary by Andy T

A 13 year old mite makes her debut and Gets clobbered by Austin.. Tracy infamously remarked "There's are hundreds like her back in the States."

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FI: Martina Navratilova d Catherine Tanvier 6-1 6-2
DF: Martina Navratilova/Candy Reynolds d Virginia Ruzici/Catherine Tanvier 6-2 6-1

Navratilova, dropping just one service game the entire tournament, retained her crown against surprise finalist Cathy Tanvier of France, who had put out Sukova and Ruzici. Mandlikova continued her miserable run in the event with a second round loss to Catrin Jexell
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FI: Catarina Lindqvist d Steffi Graf 6-1 6-4

DF: Claudia Kohde-Kilsch/Helena Sukova d Bettina Bunge/Eva Pfaff 2-6 6-4 6-3

With the top names all missing from the draw, Steffi Graf kept the crowds happy by becoming the first home player to reach the finals. En route, she beat Claudia kohde-Kilsch 6-2 2-6 6-3 in the QF and Andrea Leand 7-6 1-6 6-3 in the SF. All in all it was a good week for Germany, as bettina Bunge had beaten #2 seed Manuela Maleeva in round 1, Sylvia Hanika knocked out the previous year's finalist Cathy Tanvier and Eva Pfaff made it to the QF with a 6-3 6-1 win over top seed Kathy Jordan. In the doubles final, three of the four players were German, too but ultimately the week belonged to Catarina Lindqvist as she won her first major title.

RU Graf and winner Lindqvist. Catarina had a stylish and effective topspin backhand

We have a detailed match report (courtesy of Samn) of the semi between Leand and Graf. This was written by Leand in 1999.

Her impenetrable bond with her father was never more evident than during a match early in her career, at the 1984 Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Graf, then 15-years-old, had started to make her ascent up the rankings but still was not a sure thing or a definitive star in her home country. Her predecessors- Bettina Bunge, Sylvia Hanika and Claudia Kohde-Kilsch- still commanded the spotlight and perks.

Some say Mr.Graf created animosity and alienation between his daughter and Germany’s tennis hierarchy. Nevertheless, the impasse remained as Graf developed. Even though the willowy teenager clearly possessed the talent and tenacity to be a champion, the German press, tennis officials and the public seemed hellbent on making her prove it before giving her any credit. And they also seemed hellbent on sticking it to her father.

At the Porsche Grand Prix, one of the most illustrious tour stops and Germany’s prime pro showcase, I remember vividly facing Graf in the semifinals on the stadium court. I was ranked in the top twenty at the time and was a tour veteran, and fully expected to overpower this rookie.

For much of the match I did. Her dodgy one-handed slice backhand sat up for me to tee off on, and her extended elbow on the forehand looked as if it would disconnect from her arm. But Graf never gave up. I dominated off the ground, although Graf retrieved far more balls than I expected. I would blast winners into the corners, only to see them returned with disconcerting pace. Somehow, I found myself in a third set. But just when my veteran experience looked like it would pay off, all hell broke loose.

I remember leading 3-2 in that final set up a service break when officials started crowding the court. I was unaware of any problems and could not understand the German conversations between the umpire and the tournament referee. But I knew something was up when two officials surrounded Mr.Graf, who was sitting in the front row of a courtside box. Steffi grew angrier as the conversation continued.

Finally, the umpire informed me that Mr.Graf was coaching from the stands illegally. I did not notice Peter Graf coaching at all- or should I say not more than other coaches did on the tour. Even if he had been giving Steffi hand signals, it was not helping her. I was still in control of the match and she was growing frustrated. And, as the old adage goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So I did not want any action taken and argued that point with the umpire. Back then, umpires never took action unless a player complained. And I was stunned that German officials wanted to penalize one of their own. When they booted Peter Graf from the arena, I was dumbstruck,
along with a sold-out stadium crowd.

This was unheard of at the time. It was not until ten years later that another parent would be escorted from an event- when Mary Pierce’s father Jim struck a spectator at the French Open and was kicked out of Roland Garros. But on this occasion, Graf felt her father’s pain and embarrassment and retaliated furiously to the indignation- as I knew she would. With adrenaline flowing, she blasted balls on the lines, issuing insults to the umpire between winners. I tried to slow the pace, stall her momentum, give her time to calm down and return to her former frustrated self, but to no avail.

When she began charging the net with the score 5-5, I knew I was in trouble. Steffi attacking net? It was as unlikely then as it was 15 years later. But she was out of her mind, rushing in like a raging bull at a red flag. At deuce I put up a deep lob, knowing her overhead was one of her dicier shots. With aplomb Graf galloped back, leaped up in the air and slam dunked the ball past me. That was the match.

Neither of us shook hands with the umpire after she prevailed 7-5. That umpire ruined my chance to win the prized Porsche given the victor. And instead of getting my picture in the paper the next day, photos of Steffi’s father being escorted from the arena like a criminal monopolized the headlines. Steffi boycotted the tournament for the next 13 years, playing it only once more at the end of her
Per Samn--Leand is incorrect here. The "once more" was in 1985, when Steffi again complained about lack of crowd support.

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1985 Shriver bt Lindqvist 61 75
Mandlikova & Shriver bt Karlsson & Scheuer-Larsen 62 61
Pam beat off the challenge from Steffi Graf (#3 seed) 64 63 in the SF and defending champion Lindqvist, (victor over 2 seeded Claudia Kohde-Kilsch having saved a match point) to lift the title. Graf announced to the press after her semi final defeat that she would never play Filderstadt again because she did not feel the crowd was supporting her enough. Pam also won the doubles partnering Mandlikova, who was playing doubles only.
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Navratilova bt Mandlikova 62 63
Navratilova & Shriver bt Garrison & Sabatini 76 64
Martina claimed singles victory #1000 by beating Nathalie Tauziat in round 1, turned 30, beat third seeded Pam Shriver 61 76 and second seeded Hana Mandlikova to win the title and then teamed with Pam to take the doubles crown as well. But it all could have ended differently if Catarina Lindqvist had converted one of the four match points she held against Navratilova at 6-3 5-4 40-15 and again at 6-3 6-5 40-15 in the second set. Having failed, though, and lost the tie break, Lindvist did not win another game. Hana had no such traumas en route to the final, dismissing Zina and Gaby for the loss of just three games each in the penultimate rounds, though by the time she reached the final she was carrying a stomach muscle injury which prevented her from posing any serious threat to Martina.
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Navratilova bt Evert 75 61
Navratilova & Shriver bt Garrison & McNeil 61 62

Meeting #75 for Martina and Chris but this time in a new venue for them. Martina opened up her h2h to 40-35 to win her 4th title at Filderstadt and record her 20th consecutive win in the event. Martina had to come from 2-4 behind in the first set and broke Chris to clinch the first set on her third break point before running away with the second. Chris had let slip a 62 53 lead in the QF against Mary Joe Fernandez befiore finally clopsing out the match 62 57 64 and had beaten Pam 75 63 in the semis, whereas Martina had beaten Lori McNeil 64 62 and Gaby 62 62 in her quarter and semi. The field was very stong with only Graf, Mandlikova and Maleeva missing from the top flight. The cliffhanger match of the event was the 67 (10) 76 (5) 63 battle between Sabatini and Sukova in the quarter finals.
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FI: Martina Navratilova d Chris Evert 6-2 6-3
DF: Iwona Kuczynska & Marytina Navratilova d Rafaella Reggi & Elna Reinach 6-1 6-4

The drama of the 1988 edition was not in the final but the first round as Jana Novotna beat Sabatini 16 76(4) 76(8), saving two match points, and Barbara Paulus crushed Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 63 62 in two big upsets. The top two made their way calmly to the final for their penultimate (79th) encounter which was a repeat of the previous year's final.

Evert-a losing finalist 2 years running (possibly from 1987 final)

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Sabatini bt MJ Fernandez 76(5) 64
Gigi Fernandez & Robin White bt Rafaella Reggi & Elna Reinach 64 76
The expected final, between top 2 seeds Sabatini and Garrison did not happen because Mary Joe came from behind to upset her compatriot 36 64 75 and reach her first major final. Zina's defeat may have been attributable to the four consecutive games she lost after a self-inflicted but accidental blow the nose with her own tennis racquet at 1-1 in the final set. Gaby sailed thorugh to the final with straight sets wins over Hana Mandlikova (63 60) and Laura Arraya-Gildemeister (61 62) in the quarters and semis. The greatest match of the week, though, was the three-hour 64 46 76 (5) QF between Mary Joe and Monica Seles. Mary Joe came back from 1-4 down to win the first set and Monica came back from 2-5 in the third to take a 6-5 lead in the third but it was Mary Joe who pulled it out in the 'breaker.
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MJ Fernandez bt Paulus 61 63
MJ Fernandez & Garrison bt Paz & Sanchez-Vicario 75 63

#8 Paulus puts out 4 seeded Garrison 26 75 64 in the QF and top seeded Sabatini 63 64 in the semis but is no match for MJF in the final, as the American goes one better than the runners-up sopt of the previous year. Maggie Maleeva goes down to MJF 75 60 in the other SF.
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A Huber bt Navratilova 26 62 76(4)
Navratilova & Novotna bt Shriver & Zvereva 62 57 64

Anke Huber took out Garrison 62 61, Sukova 63 76 and Navratilova to give Germany its first home winner. Sukova had put out Mary Joe, defending champ and #2 seed 57 63 63 in the quarter finals and Martinez, the #3, had been dispatched by Zvereva 76 75 in the first round. The final result marked Navratilova's first defeat by an unseeded player since Horvath in 83 at Roland Garros but in tandem with Novotna she gained some consolation by winning the doubles.
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