Italian Open



Catherine Bellis (USA)Dates
19 - 25 May 2014

Venue
Tennis Club Milano A. Bonacossa
Milan, Italy

Surface
Outdoor Red Clay

Official website
www.tcmbonacossa.it

 

History

The Trofeo Bonfiglio was first played in 1959 in honour of Antonio Bonfiglio, who died of pneumonia earlier that year, as a demonstration of young tennis talent. Antonio Bonfiglio was himself a talented junior player who dominated in Milan and at the age of 19 had begun to compete at a European level before he became suddenly ill.

The event has long been a magnet for the best junior players in the world boasting former champions such as Ivan Lendl, Guy Forget and Virginia Wade. The tournament was awarded Grade A status in 1978, making it the joint longest running Grade A event along with the Orange Bowl.

Past singles champions (boys/girls)

2014      R. Safiullin (RUS)                                 C. Bellis (USA)
2013      A. Zverev (GER)                                   B. Bencic (SUI)
2012      G. Quinzi (ITA)                                     K. Siniakova (CZE)
2011       F. Horansky (SVK)                               I. Khromacheva (RUS)
2010      M. Biryukov (RUS)                                B. Capra (USA)
2009      F. Arguello (ARG)                                 S. Stephens (USA)
2008      G. Pella (ARG)                                      S. Halep (ROU)
2007      M. Trevisan (ITA)                                   A. Pivovarova (RUS)
2006      J. Eysseric (FRA)                                  I-R. Olaru (ROU)
2005      P. Jelenic (CRO)                                  D. Cibulkova (SVK)
2004      S. Rieschick (GER)                              S. Karatantcheva (BUL)
2003      N. Almagro (ESP)                                 M. Krajicek (NED)
2002      B. Dabul (ARG)                                     B. Strycova (CZE)
2001      A. Falla (COL)                                       K. Kanepi (EST)
2000      T. Enev (BUL)                                        I. Gaspar (ROU)
1999      K. Pless (DEN)                                     L. Krasnoroutskaya (RUS)
1998      G. Coria (ARG)                                      A. Serra Zanetti (ITA)
1997      F. Allgauer (ITA)                                    K. Srebotnik (SLO)
1996      O. Mutis (FRA)                                       O. Barabanschikova (BLR)
1995      M. Zabaleta (ARG)                                A. Kournikova (RUS)
1994      F. Browne (ARG)                                   T. Panova (RUS)
1993      J. Szymanski (VEN)                              N. Louarsabichvili (GEO)
1992      Y. Kafelnikov (RUS)                              R. de los Rios (PAR)
1991      G. Doyle (AUS)                                       Z. Molkova (CZE)
1990      I. Baron (USA)                                        S. Farina (ITA)
1989       S. Pescosolido (ITA)                           F. Labat (ARG)
1988       G. Ivanisevic (YUG)                             C. Tessi (ARG)
1987       J. Courier (USA)                                  M. Zvereva (URS)
1986       F. Davin (ARG)                                     B. Fulco (ARG)
1985       A. Padovani (ITA)                                 P. Tarabini (ARG)
1984       L. Jensen (USA)                                  G. Sabatini (ARG)
1983       M. Fioroni (FRA)                                   S. Goles (YUG)
1982       G. Forget (FRA)                                    G. Rush (USA)
1981       S. Zivojinovic (YUG)                             A. Minter (AUS)
1980       T. Tulasne (FRA)                                  S. Mascarin (USA)
1979       H. Simonsson (SWE)                          M. Piatek (USA)
1978       I. Lendl (TCH)                                       H. Mandlikova (TCH)



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