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2001 Canberra International
Date7–13 January
CategoryTier III
Draw30S / 16D
Prize money$170,000
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationCanberra, Australia
VenueNational Sports Club
Belgium Justine Henin
United States Nicole Arendt / Japan Ai Sugiyama
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The 2001 Canberra International was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the National Sports Club in Canberra, Australia and was part of the Tier III category of the 2001 WTA Tour. It was the inaugural edition of the tournament and was held from 7 through 13 January 2001. Unseeded Justine Henin won the singles title and earned $27,000 first-prize money.



Main article: 2001 Canberra International – Singles

Belgium Justine Henin defeated France Sandrine Testud 6–2, 6–2


Main article: 2001 Canberra International – Doubles

United States Nicole Arendt / Japan Ai Sugiyama defeated South Africa Nannie de Villiers / Australia Annabel Ellwood 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

WTA entrants


Country Player Rank1 Seed
 FRA Mary Pierce 7 1
 RUS Elena Dementieva 11 2
 USA Chanda Rubin 13 3
 FRA Sandrine Testud 17 4
 BUL Magdalena Maleeva 23 5
  SUI Patty Schnyder 25 6
 FRA Nathalie Dechy 26 7
 CRO Silvija Talaja 29 8

Other Entrants

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw: