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The İstanbul Cup is a tennis tournament held in İstanbulmarker, Turkeymarker. Held since 2005, this WTA Tour event is a WTA International Tournaments and is played on outdoor clay courts. From 2009, it switched to outdoor hard courts.


The first edition, held in 2005, was won by Americanmarker Venus Williams. In the final she beat the young Czech talent Nicole Vaidišová in straight sets: 6–3, 6–2.

The following year the young Israeli player Shahar Pe'er beat Russian Anastasia Myskina to win the Istanbul title.

Russian Elena Dementieva won the 2007 event, leading Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai 7–6(5), 3–0 before she retired, allowing Dementieva to win the title.

In 2008 Dementieva wasn't able to defend her title, losing in a final match to a second-seeded Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland in straight sets.

In 2009 Vera Dushevina won her first WTA singles title with a straight sets victory in the final over Lucie Hradecka

Past finals


Year Champion Runner-up Score
2005 Venus Williams Nicole Vaidišová 6–3, 6–2
2006 Shahar Pe'er Anastasia Myskina 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)
2007 Elena Dementieva Aravane Rezaï 7–6(5), 3–0, retired
2008 Agnieszka Radwańska Elena Dementieva 6–3, 6–2
2009 Vera Dushevina Lucie Hradecka 6–0, 6–1


Year Champions Runners-up Score
2005 Marta Marrero
Antonella Serra Zanetti
Daniela Klemenschits
Sandra Klemenschits
6–4, 6–0
2006 Alyona Bondarenko
Anastasiya Yakimova
Sania Mirza
Alicia Molik
6–2, 6–4
2007 Agnieszka Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska
Yung-Jan Chan
Sania Mirza
6–1, 6–3
2008 Jill Craybas
Olga Govortsova
Marina Erakovic
Polona Hercog
6–1, 6–2
2009 Lucie Hradecka
Renata Voracova
Julia Goerges
Patty Schnyder
2–6, 6–3, 12–10

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