Moscow Ladies Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameMoscow Ladies Open (1989–90, 1994–95)
St. Petersburg Ladies Open (1991)
TourWTA Tour
Founded1989
Abolished1995
Editions5
LocationMoscow, Russia
SurfaceCarpet

The Moscow Ladies Open is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1989 to 1995. It was held in Moscow, Soviet Union, from 1989 to 1990 (under the titles of Virginia Slims of Moscow and Kraft General Foods of Moscow, respectively) and in St. Petersburg, Soviet Union, in 1991 (as St. Petersburg Open) and again in Moscow from 1994 to 1995. Then the tournament was incorporated into the ATP Kremlin Cup, making it a combined event for 1996.

The tournament was played on indoor carpet courts.

In 2018 tournament returned in WTA calendar as clay court championship Moscow River Cup.

Finals

Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1989 United States Gretchen Magers Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva 6–3, 6–4
1990 Soviet Union Leila Meskhi Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets 6–4, 6–4
1991 Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko Germany Barbara Rittner 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1992
1993
Not held
1994 Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Italy Sandra Cecchini 7–5, 6–1
1995 Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva Russia Elena Makarova 6–4, 6–2

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1989 Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Suire
6–3, 6–4
1990 United States Gretchen Magers
United States Robin White
Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
6–2, 6–4
1991 Ukraine Elena Brioukhovets
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
France Isabelle Demongeot
United Kingdom Jo Durie
7–5, 6–3
1992
1993
Not held
1994 Russia Elena Makarova
Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Italy Laura Golarsa
Netherlands Caroline Vis
7–6, 6–4
1995 United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Savchenko
Russia Anna Kournikova
Poland Aleksandra Olsza
6–1, 6–0

References