WTA Austrian Open

The WTA Austrian Open is a WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament held off and on from 1968. In the Open Era seven locations hosted the event: Pörtschach in 1968 and 1999; Kitzbühel from 1969 to 1983 and from 1990 to 1993; Vienna in 1979 and from 2001 to 2004; Bregenz from 1985 to 1986; Styria in 1994; Maria Lankowitz from 1995 to 1998, Klagenfurt in 2000 and Bad Gastein since 2007 where it is currently known as Nürnberger Gastein Ladies. The tournament which is held on outdoor clay courts was not contested in 1984, 1987 to 1989 and from 2005 to 2006.

Three Austrians won the singles event: Judith Wiesner in 1995, Barbara Paulus in 1996 and Barbara Schett in 1997 and 1999. Two Austrians were victorious in the doubles event: Petra Huber in 1986 partnering West German Petra Keppeler and Patricia Wartusch in 2002 partnering Hungarian Petra Mandula. Romanian Virginia Ruzici holds the Open Era record for singles titles, with three victories in 1980, 1982 and 1985.

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