Cincinnati Masters

Cincinnati Masters

Cincinnati Masters
Founded 1899
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
Venue Lindner Family Tennis Center
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Official website
 ATP World Tour
Category Masters 1000
Draw 56S / 32Q / 24D
Prize Money US$3,200,000
 WTA Tour
Category Premier 5
Draw 56S / 32Q / 28D
Prize Money US$2,000,000

The Cincinnati Masters (currently sponsored by the Western & Southern Financial Group and called the Western & Southern Open[1]) is an annual outdoor hardcourt tennis event held in Mason, Ohio near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The event started on September 18, 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city.[2]

The tournament is the second largest summer tennis event in the U.S. after the U.S. Open, as its men's portion is one of nine elite Masters 1000 tournaments on the ATP World Tour and its women's event is one of five Premier 5 events on the WTA Tour.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Venue 2
  • Records 3
    • Other Records 3.1
  • List of champions 4
    • Men's Singles finals 4.1
    • Women's Singles finals 4.2
    • Open Era Men's Doubles champions 4.3
    • Open Era Women's Doubles champions 4.4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The tournament was started in 1899 as the Cincinnati Open and was renamed in 1901 to Tri-State Tennis Tournament, a name it would keep until 1969 (it would later be known by several other names, including ATP Championships),[3] and would eventually grow into the tournament now held in Mason.[4] The original tournament was held at the Avondale Athletic Club, which sat on property that is now Xavier University, and would later be moved to several various locations due to changes in tournament management and surfaces. The first tournament in 1899 was played on clay courts (described in a newspaper article of the time as "crushed brick dust"), and the event was mostly played on clay until 1979 when it switched permanently to hardcourts.

In 1903, the tournament was moved to the Cincinnati Tennis Club, where it was primarily held until 1972. In 1974, the tournament was nearly dropped from the tennis calendar but moved at the last moment to the Cincinnati Convention Center, where it was played indoors and, for the first time since 1919, without a women's draw. In 1975, the tournament moved to the Coney Island amusement park on the Ohio River, and the tournament began to gain momentum again.

Between 1978 to 1989 it was a major tournament of the men's Grand Prix Tennis Tour and part of the Grand Prix Super Series.

In 1975, the tournament reins were taken by Paul M. Flory, then an executive with Procter & Gamble. During his tenure, the tournament enriched its considerable heritage while donating millions of dollars to charity: to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tennis for City Youth (a program to teach tennis to inner-city children), and to The Charles M. Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital. Flory was honored with the ATP's Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award, enshrinement in the USTA/Midwest Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame, and was named one of the Great Living Cincinnatians by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Flory began his involvement as a volunteer with the tournament in the late 1960s and remained a volunteer until the end, never accepting a salary. Flory, who was born on May 31, 1922, died on January 31, 2013, remaining tournament chairman until his final day.

In 1979 the tournament moved to Mason where a permanent stadium was built and the surface was changed from Har-Tru clay to hardcourt (DecoTurf II.). Later, two other permanent stadia were constructed, making the Cincinnati Masters the only tennis tournament outside the four Octagon sports agency, bought the Croatian Bol Ladies Open and moved it to Cincinnati.

In August 2008, the men's tournament was sold to the United States Tennis Association, the owners of the US Open.[5]

In 2002, the tournament was sponsored for the first time by Western & Southern Financial Group, with the company continuing its sponsorship until at least 2014.[6] In 2011 the men's and women's tournaments were played at the same time making a joint tournament. As a result the name of the competition changed from the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open to the Western & Southern Open.[3]

Venue

The tournament is played at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, located in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio. It features a total of 16 courts, including four tennis stadiums — Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 3 and Court 9 (formerly known as Court 3) — and is the only venue outside of the Grand Slams with more than two permanent stadiums.

Court Constructed Capacity
Center Court 1981 11,400
Grandstand Court 1995 5,000
Court 3 2010 4,000
Court 9 1997 2,000

In 2009, the tennis tournament announced a $10 million upgrade to the facility, including the construction of a 52,000 square feet (4,800 m2) West Building to add space for players, media and fans. The new building, which opened in mid-2010 and is named the Paul M. Flory Player Center, is approximately twice as high as the previous West Building, rising 85 feet (26 m) above ground level and 97 feet (30 m) above the court level.

In 2010, the tournament announced plans to expand the grounds by more than 40% and add six new courts. One of those courts is Court 3, which serves as the third television court, while another court has seating for 2,500. A new ticket office, entry plaza, food court and exhibit areas also were added.[7]

The venue hosts additional events including the Atlantic 10 Conference Tennis Championships and the Ohio Athletic Conference Tennis Championships, and has hosted an Association of Volleyball Professionals event, concerts, charitable events, and numerous regional and national high school tennis events.

Records

Record Player Titles/Record
Most Men's Singles titles Roger Federer 7
Most consecutive Men's Singles titles Raymond D. Little, Beals Wright, Robert LeRoy, and Bobby Riggs 3
Most Women's Singles titles Ruth Sanders Cordes and Clara Louise Zinke 5
Most consecutive Women's Singles titles Ruth Sanders Cordes, May Sutton, and Clara Louise Zinke 3
Most Men's Doubles titles Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, and Daniel Nestor 5
Most Women's Doubles titles Clara Louise Zinke 6
Most consecutive Women's Doubles titles Martha Kinsey and Clara Louise Zinke 4
Most Men's titles Raymond D. Little 11
Most Women's titles Clara Louise Zinke 12
Most Men's finals appearances (all events) William Talbert 14
Most Women's finals appearances (all events) Clara Louise Zinke 18
No. 1 seeds winning Men's title (seeding began 1927) 38
No. 1 seeds winning Women's title (since 1927) 27
Most times seeded No. 1, men (since 1927) Roger Federer 7
Most times seeded No. 1, women (since 1927) Pauline Betz 4

Other Records

Records Open Era

Records pre-Open Era

Note: The 1979 men's competition was a non-Grand Prix event not bringing any ATP ranking points although named "ATP Championships", run as a rival event to US Pro Championships in Boston.

List of champions

The following is the list of champions of the Cincinnati Masters.

Men's Singles finals

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015 Roger Federer Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–1), 6–3
2014 Roger Federer David Ferrer 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
2013 Rafael Nadal John Isner 7–6(10–8), 7–6(7–3)
2012 Roger Federer Novak Djokovic 6–0, 7–6(9–7)
2011 Andy Murray Novak Djokovic 6–4, 3–0, ret.
2010 Roger Federer Mardy Fish 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
2009 Roger Federer Novak Djokovic 6–1, 7–5
2008 Andy Murray Novak Djokovic 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
2007 Roger Federer James Blake 6–1, 6–4
2006 Andy Roddick Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–3, 6–4
2005 Roger Federer Andy Roddick 6–3, 7–5
2004 Andre Agassi Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
2003 Andy Roddick Mardy Fish 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)
2002 Carlos Moyá Lleyton Hewitt 7–5, 7–6
2001 Gustavo Kuerten Patrick Rafter 6–1, 6–3
2000 Thomas Enqvist Tim Henman 7–6, 6–4
1999 Pete Sampras Patrick Rafter 7–6, 6–3
1998 Patrick Rafter Pete Sampras 1–6, 7–6, 6–4
1997 Pete Sampras Thomas Muster 6–3, 6–4
1996 Andre Agassi Michael Chang 7–6, 6–4
1995 Andre Agassi Michael Chang 7–5, 6–2
1994 Michael Chang Stefan Edberg 6–2, 7–5
1993 Michael Chang Stefan Edberg 7–5, 0–6, 6–4
1992 Pete Sampras Ivan Lendl 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1991 Guy Forget Pete Sampras 2–6, 7–6, 6–4
1990 Stefan Edberg Brad Gilbert 6–1, 6–1
1989 Brad Gilbert Stefan Edberg 6–4, 2–6, 7–6
1988 Mats Wilander Stefan Edberg 3–6, 7–6, 7–6
1987 Stefan Edberg Boris Becker 6–4, 6–1
1986 Mats Wilander Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–1
1985 Boris Becker Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–2
1984 Mats Wilander Anders Järryd 7–6, 6–3
1983 Mats Wilander John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4
1982 Ivan Lendl Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6
1981 John McEnroe Chris Lewis 6–3, 6–4
1980 Harold Solomon Francisco González 7–6, 6–3
19791 Peter Fleming Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–2
1978 Eddie Dibbs Raúl Ramírez 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
1977 Harold Solomon Mark Cox 6–2, 6–3
1976 Roscoe Tanner Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–3
1975 Tom Gorman Sherwood Stewart 7–5, 2–6, 6–4
1974 Marty Riessen Robert Lutz 7–6, 7–6
1973 Ilie Năstase Manuel Orantes 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
1972 Jimmy Connors Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–3
1971 Stan Smith Juan Gisbert Sr 7–6, 6–3
1970 Ken Rosewall Cliff Richey 7–9, 9–7, 8–6
1969 Cliff Richey Allan Stone 6–1, 6–2
1968 William Harris Tom Gorman 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1967 Joaquin Loyo-Mayo Jaime Fillol 8–6, 6–1
1966 David Power William Harris 7–5, 3–6, 0–6, 6–1, 6–2
1965 Billy Lenoir Herbert Fitzgibbon 1–6, 6–3, 6–3, 9–7
1964 Herb Fitzgibbon Robert Brien 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1963 Marty Riessen Herbert Fitzgibbon 6–1, 6–3, 7–5
1962 Marty Riessen Allen Fox 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1961 Allen Fox Billy Lenoir 3–6, 8–6, 6–2, 6–1
1960 Miguel Olvera Crawford Henry 4–6, 9–7, 6–4
1959 Whitney Reed Donald Dell 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
1958 Bernard Bartzen Sam Giammalva 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
1957 Bernard Bartzen Grant Golden 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
1956 Edward Moylan Bernard Bartzen 6–0, 6–3, 6–3
1955 Bernard Bartzen Tony Trabert 7–9, 11–9, 6–4
1954 Straight Clark Sam Giammalva 8–6, 6–1, 6–1
1953 Tony Trabert Hamilton Richardson 10–8, 6–3, 6–4
1952 Noel Brown Fred Hagist 6–4, 0–6, 2–0, ret.
1951 Tony Trabert William Talbert 5–7, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
1950 Glenn Bassett Hamilton Richardson 6–2, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
1949 James Brink Arnold Saul 6–4, 6–8, 6–4, 6–0
1948 Herbert Behrens Irvin Dorfman 7–5, 11–9, 2–6, 6–8, 6–4
1947 William Talbert George Pero 6–1, 6–0, 6–0
1946 Nick Carter George Richards 6–1, 6–1
1945 William Talbert Elwood Cooke 6–2, 7–9, 6–2
1944 Pancho Segura William Talbert 9–11, 6–2, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5
1943 William Talbert Seymour Greenberg 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1942 Pancho Segura William Talbert 1–6, 6–2, 6–4, 12–10
1941 Frank Parker William Talbert 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
1940 Bobby Riggs Arthur Marx 11–9, 6–2, 4–6, 6–8, 6–1
1939 Bryan Grant Frank Parker 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 2–6, 6–4
1938 Bobby Riggs Frank Parker 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1937 Bobby Riggs John McDiarmid 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1936 Bobby Riggs Charles Harris 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1935 Tournament suspended due to the Great Depression
1934 Henry Prusoff Arthur Hendrix 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
1933 Bryan Grant Frank Parker 11–9, 6–2, 1–6, 7–5
1932 George Lott Frank Parker 5–7, 6–2, 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
1931 Cliff Sutter Bruce Barnes 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1930 Frank Shields Emmett Pare 6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–1
1929 Herbert Bowman Julius Seligson 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1928 Emmett Pare Harris Coggeshall 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
1927 George Lott Emmett Pare 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1926 William Tilden George Lott 4–6, 6–3, 7–9, 6–4, 6–3
1925 George Lott Julius Sagalowsky 6–3, 7–5, 6–1
1924 George Lott Paul Kunkel 2–6, 13–11, 6–4, 6–3
1923 Louis Kuhler Paul Kunkel 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
1922 Louis Kuhler Edwin Haupt 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1921 Tournament suspended
1920 John Hennessey Walter Wesbrook 8–10, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
1919 Fritz Bastian John Hennessey 2–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1918 Tournament suspended due to World War I
1917 Fritz Bastian John G. MacKay 4–6, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1916 William Johnston Clarence Griffin default
1915 Clarence Griffin William S. McElroy 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1914 William S. McElroy William Hoag 6–4, 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
1913 William S. McElroy Gus Touchard default
1912 Gus Touchard Richard H. Palmer 6–1, 6–2, 7–5
1911 Richard H. Palmer Richard Bishop 14–12, 6–4, 8–6
1910 Richard H. Palmer Wallace F. Johnson 11–9, 6–3, 6–4
1909 Robert LeRoy Nat Emerson 6–3, 3–6, 6–0, 1–6, 6–3
1908 Robert LeRoy Nat Emerson 6–0, 7–5, 6–4
1907 Robert LeRoy Robert Chauncey Seaver 8–6, 6–8, 6–2, 6–0
1906 Beals Wright Robert LeRoy 6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 6–2
1905 Beals Wright Kreigh Collins 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 7–9, 6–3
1904 Beals Wright L. Harry Waidner 7–5, 6–0, 6–3
1903 Kreigh Collins Raymond D. Little 11–9, 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
1902 Raymond D. Little Kreigh Collins 3–6, 6–8, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1901 Raymond D. Little Kreigh Collins 2–6, 8–6, 6–4, 7–5
1900 Raymond D. Little Nat Emerson 6–2 6–4 6–2
1899 Nat Emerson Dudley Sutphin 8–6, 6–1, 10–8

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Women's Singles finals

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015 Serena Williams Simona Halep 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2014 Serena Williams Ana Ivanovic 6–4, 6–1
2013 Victoria Azarenka Serena Williams 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
2012 Li Na Angelique Kerber 1–6, 6–3, 6–1
2011 Maria Sharapova Jelena Janković 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
2010 Kim Clijsters Maria Sharapova 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2009 Jelena Janković Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–2
↑  Premier 5 tournament  ↑
2008 Nadia Petrova Nathalie Dechy 6–2, 6–1
2007 Anna Chakvetadze Akiko Morigami 6–1, 6–3
2006 Vera Zvonareva Katarina Srebotnik 6–2, 6–4
2005 Patty Schnyder Akiko Morigami 6–4, 6–0
2004 Lindsay Davenport Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–2
1989–2003 Not held
1988 Barbara Potter Helen Kelesi 6–2, 6–2
1974–1987 Not held
1973 Evonne Goolagong Cawley Chris Evert 6–2, 7–5
1972 Margaret Court Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
1971 Virginia Wade Linda Tuero 6–3, 6–3
1970 Rosemary Casals Nancy Richey Gunter 6–3, 6–3
1969 Lesley Turner Bowrey Gail Chanfreau 1–6, 7–5, 10–10, ret.
1968 Linda Tuero Tory Fretz 6–1, 6–2
1967 Jane Bartkowicz Patsy Rippy 6–4, 6–1
1966 Jane Bartkowicz Peachy Kellmeyer 6–3, 6–3
1965 Stephanie DeFina Roberta Alison 10–8, 5–7, 6–4
1964 Jean Danilovich Alice Tym 6–1, 6–2
1963 Stephanie DeFina Jane Bartkowicz 7–5, 6–2
1962 Julie Heldman Roberta Alison 6–4, 6–4
1961 Peachy Kellmeyer Carole Caldwell Graebner 3–6, 12–10, 7–5
1960 Carol Hanks Farel Footman 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
1959 Donna Floyd Carol Hanks 5–7, 6–2, 6–4
1958 Gwyn Thomas Martha Hernandez 6–1, 6–2
1957 Lois Felix Pat Naud 7–5, 2–6, 7–5
1956 Yola Ramírez Ochoa Mary Ann Mitchell 7–5, 6–1
1955 Mimi Arnold Barbara Breit 6–4, 6–3
1954 Lois Felix Ethel Norton 6–1, 6–3
1953 Thelma Coyne Long Anita Kanter 7–5, 6–2
1952 Anita Kanter Doris Popple 6–0, 6–1
1951 Pat Canning Todd Magda Rurac 6–3, 6–4
1950 Beverly Baker Fleitz Magda Rurac 5–7, 6–3, 9–7
1949 Magda Rurac Beverly Baker Fleitz 6–4, 2–6, 6–0
1948 Dorothy Head Knode Mercedes Madden Lewis 6–4, 6–4
1947 Betty Rosenquest Betty Hulbert James 9–7, 6–2
1946 Virginia Kovacs Shirley Fry Irvin 6–4, 6–1
1945 Pauline Betz Dorothy Bundy Cheney 6–2, 6–0
1944 Dorothy Bundy Cheney Pauline Betz Addie 7–5, 6–4
1943 Pauline Betz Addie Catherine Wolf 6–0, 6–2
1942 Catherine Wolf Monica Nolan 6–4, 6–1
1941 Pauline Betz Addie Mary Arnold 6–4, 6–3
1940 Alice Marble Gracyn Wheeler 6–3, 6–4
1939 Catherine Wolf Virginia Hollinger 6–2, 6–3
1938 Virginia Hollinger Margaret Jessee 8–6, 1–6, 6–0
1937 Virginia Hollinger Monica Nolan 6–3, 6–2
1936 Lila Porter Virginia Hollinger 6–4, 6–3
1935 Tournament suspended due to the Great Depression
1934 Gracyn Wheeler Esther Bartosh default
1933 Muriel Adams Helen Fulton 6–4, 6–4
1932 Dorothy Weisel Hack Clara Louise Zinke 6–1, 6–0
1931 Clara Louise Zinke Ruth Riese 6–1, 6–1
1930 Clara Louise Zinke Ruth Riese 6–2, 6–4
1929 Clara Louise Zinke Ruth Riese 6–2, 6–3
1928 Marjorie Gladman Clara Louise Zinke 6–4, 6–4
1927 Clara Louise Zinke Marian Leighton 6–4, 4–6, 4–1, ret.
1926 Clara Louise Zinke Olga Strashun Weil 6–2, 6–2
1925 Marian Leighton Clara Louise Zinke 6–3, 6–2
1924 Olga Strashun Clara Louise Zinke 6–4, 6–2
1923 Ruth Sanders Cordes Clara Louise Zinke 6–0, 7–5
1922 Ruth Sanders Cordes Olga Strashun 6–3, 6–4
1921 Tournament suspended
1920 Ruth Sanders Cordes Ruth King 6–1, 6–0
1919 Not contested
1918 Tournament suspended due to World War I
1917 Katharine Brown Mrs. Willis Adams 7–5, 0–6, 6–4
1916 Martha Guthrie Marguerite Davis 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
1915 Molla Bjurstedt Mallory Ruth Sanders Cordes 6–0, 6–4
1914 Ruth Sanders Cordes Katharine Brown 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
1913 Ruth Sanders Cordes Marjorie Dodd 6–2, 6–3
1912 Marjorie Dodd May Sutton default
1911 Marjorie Dodd Helen McLaughlin 6–0, 6–2
1910 Miriam Steever Rhea Fairbairn 4–6, 8–6, 6–0
1909 Edith Hannam Martha Kinsey 6–3, 6–1
1908 Martha Kinsey Marjorie Dodd 4–6, 8–6, 6–2
1907 May Sutton Martha Kinsey 6–1, 6–1
1906 May Sutton Florence Sutton 7–5, 6–2
1905 May Sutton Myrtle McAteer 6–0, 6–0
1904 Myrtle McAteer Winona Closterman 7–5, 6–3
1903 Winona Closterman Myrtle McAteer 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
1902 Maud Banks Winona Closterman 6–2, 6–1
1901 Winona Closterman Juliette Atkinson 6–2, 8–6, 6–1
1900 Myrtle McAteer Maud Banks 6–4, 6–8, 6–2, 6–3
1899 Myrtle McAteer Juliette Atkinson 7–5, 6–1, 4–6, 8–6

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Open Era Men's Doubles champions

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015 Daniel Nestor
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Marcin Matkowski
Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 6–2
2014 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Vasek Pospisil
Jack Sock
6–3, 6–2
2013 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Marcel Granollers
Marc López
6–4, 4–6, [10-4]
2012 Robert Lindstedt
Horia Tecău
Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
6–4, 6–4
2011 Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
Michaël Llodra
Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
2010 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Mahesh Bhupathi
Max Mirnyi
6–3, 6–4
2009 Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–6(7–2), [15–13]
2008 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–7]
2007 Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
4–6, 6–3, [13–11]
2006 Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6, 6–4
2005 Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
2004 Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
7–6, 6–3
2003 Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Wayne Arthurs
Paul Hanley
7–6, 6–4
2002 James Blake
Todd Martin
Mahesh Bhupathi
Max Mirnyi
7–5, 6–3
2001 Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
Martin Damm
David Prinosil
7–6, 6–3
2000 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
7–6, 6–4
1999 Byron Black
Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–1, 2–6, 7–6
1998 Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
Olivier Delaître
Fabrice Santoro
6–1, 2–1, ret.
1997 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
Mark Philippoussis
Patrick Rafter
6–4, 6–2
1996 Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
Sandon Stolle
Cyril Suk
6–2, 7–5
1995 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
1994 Alex O'Brien
Sandon Stolle
Wayne Ferreira
Mark Kratzmann
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
1993 Andre Agassi
Petr Korda
Stefan Edberg
Henrik Holm
6–4, 7–6
1992 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
Patrick McEnroe
Jonathan Stark
7–6, 6–4
1991 Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
6–3, 6–4
1990 Darren Cahill
Mark Kratzmann
Neil Broad
Gary Muller
7–6, 6–4
1989 Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
Pieter Aldrich
Danie Visser
6–4, 6–4
1988 Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
Jim Grabb
Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
1987 Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
Steve Denton
John Fitzgerald
7–5, 6–3
1986 Mark Kratzmann
Kim Warwick
Christo Steyn
Danie Visser
6–3, 6–4
1985 Stefan Edberg
Anders Järryd
Joakim Nyström
Mats Wilander
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1984 Francisco González
Matt Mitchell
Sandy Mayer
Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1983 Victor Amaya
Tim Gullikson
Carlos Kirmayr
Cassio Motta
6–4, 6–3
1982 Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
Steve Denton
Mark Edmondson
6–2, 6–3
1981 John McEnroe
Ferdi Taygan
Bob Lutz
Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3
1980 Bruce Manson
Brian Teacher
Wojtek Fibak
Ivan Lendl
6–7, 7–5, 6–4
1979 Brian Gottfried
Ilie Năstase
Bob Lutz
Stan Smith
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
1978 Gene Mayer
Raúl Ramírez
Ismail El Shafei
Brian Fairlie
6–3, 6–3
1977 John Alexander
Phil Dent
Bob Hewitt
Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 7–6
1976 Stan Smith
Erik Van Dillen
Eddie Dibbs
Harold Solomon
6–1, 6–1
1975 Phil Dent
Cliff Drysdale
Marcello Lara
Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
7–6, 6–4
1974 Dick Dell
Sherwood Stewart
James Delaney
John Whitlinger
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
1973 John Alexander
Phil Dent
Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
1972 Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
Paul Gerken
Humphrey Hose
7–6, 6–4
1971 Stan Smith
Erik Van Dillen
Sandy Mayer
Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–4
1970 Ilie Năstase
Ion Ţiriac
Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
1969 Bob Lutz
Stan Smith
Arthur Ashe
Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
1968 Ron Goldman
William Brown
Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
Jaime Fillol
10–8, 6–3

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Open Era Women's Doubles champions

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2015 Chan Hao-ching
Chan Yung-jan
Casey Dellacqua
Yaroslava Shvedova
7–5, 6–4
2014 Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
Tímea Babos
Kristina Mladenovic
6–1, 2–0, ret.
2013 Hsieh Su-wei
Peng Shuai
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Květa Peschke
2-6, 6-3, [12-10]
2012 Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
Katarina Srebotnik
Zheng Jie
6–1, 6–3
2011 Vania King
Yaroslava Shvedova
Natalie Grandin
Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
2010 Maria Kirilenko
Victoria Azarenka
Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–4), 7–6(10–8)
2009 Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
↑  Premier 5 tournament  ↑
2008 Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova
Hsieh Su-wei
Yaroslava Shvedova
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
2007 Bethanie Mattek
Sania Mirza
Alina Jidkova
Tatiana Poutchek
7–6(7–4), 7–5
2006 Maria Elena Camerin
Gisela Dulko
Marta Domachowska
Sania Mirza
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
2005 Laura Granville
Abigail Spears
Květa Peschke
María Emilia Salerni
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
2004 Jill Craybas
Marlene Weingärtner
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
1989–2003 Not held
1988 Beth Herr
Candy Reynolds
Lindsay Bartlett
Helen Kelesi
4–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–1
1974–1987 Not held
1973 Pat Walkden
Ilana Kloss
Evonne Goolagong
Janet Young
7–6, 3–6, 6–2
1972 Rosie Casals
Gail Chanfreau
Brenda Kirk
Pat Pretorius
6–4, 6–1
1971 Helen Gourlay
Linda Tuero
Gail Chanfreau
Winnie Shaw
6–4, 6–4
1970 Rosie Casals
Gail Chanfreau
Helen Gourlay
Pat Walkden
12–10, 6–1
1969 Kerry Harris
Valerie Ziegenfuss
Emilie Burrer
Pam Richmond
6–3, 9–7
1968 Emilie Burrer
Linda Tuero
Peggy Michel
Carol Gay
6–2, 6–3

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References

  1. ^ a b "Western & Southern Open". www.cincytennis.com. USTA. 
  2. ^ From Club Court to Center Court by Phillip S. Smith, page 3 (2008 Edition; ISBN 978-0-9712445-7-3).
  3. ^ a b "Cincinnati tournament changes name". www.atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Follow the Bouncing Ball, citybeat.com, August 2, 2001.
  5. ^ USTA buying Cincinnati men’s stop
  6. ^ "Cincinnati renews title sponsor through 2014". www.atpworldtour.com. ATP. April 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Cincinnati expansion plans". Press release (ATP). 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  8. ^ a b c d Smith, Philip (2010). Eric Duncan, eds. From Club Court to Center Court (PDF). pp. 53–64.  

External links

  • Official tournament website
  • Official twitter feed on Twitter
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer's Special Section on the Tournament's 100th Anniversary (1999)
  • Cincinnati Enquirer Article on Paul Flory (1999)
  • Facts on Paul Flory from Cincinnati Enquirer Article (1999)
  • Cincinnati Enquirer Article on The 25 Best Matches Of The Tournament's First 25 Years in Mason (August 6, 2004)