WTA Hamburg

The WTA Hamburg (until 1978: German Championships ) was a women's tennis tournament, which was played from 1896 to 2002 in Hamburg.


For the first time the International German Championships 1892 were held. In addition to the Lord competition a ladies tournament was organized. 1979 attracted the German championships of the ladies to Berlin ( see Berlin WTA ). From 1982 to 2002, the Hamburg women's tennis tournament was part of the WTA Tour, after which it was discontinued.

On April 30, 1993 Monica Seles was stabbed during their quarter-final match against the Bulgarian Magdalena Maleewa of the mentally disturbed Günter Parche, a German fan of her strongest counterparty to Steffi Graf at the change in the back.

Official designations of the tournament:

Winner (Single)

German Championships (1896-1978)

WTA Hamburg (1982-2002)