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Upcoming Tournaments

Roland Garros

Roland Garros

Paris, FRANCE
May 24 - Jun 07
Aegon Open Nottingham

Aegon Open Nottingham

Nottingham, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 08 - Jun 14
Topshelf Open

Topshelf Open

, NETHERLANDS
Jun 08 - Jun 14
Aegon Classic Birmingham

Aegon Classic Birmingham

Birmingham, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 15 - Jun 21
Aegon International Eastbourne

Aegon International Eastbourne

Eastbourne, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 21 - Jun 27
The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 29 - Jul 12
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 11 - May 17
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Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $2,428,490
Surface: Clay
Director: Sergio Palmieri
Two weeks prior to the start of the French Open, the stars of the WTA travel to the Italian capital for the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. Widely considered the second most prestigious clay event after Roland Garros, the Premier tournament's roll of champions reads like a who's who of all-time greats.

Leading the way is Chris Evert, who captured the trophy five times. Following closely behind are Gabriela Sabatini and Conchita Martínez, both of whom won a place in the hearts of the crowd at the Foro Italico with four title runs, and Serena Williams with three. Other winners include Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova. Only Evert, Graf, Seles and Serena Williams have netted the Rome-French Open double in the same year.

After spending its first five years at the Tennis Club Milano, the event moved to the Benito Mussolini-built Foro Italico in northern Rome, in 1935, where it has stayed for all but three years since. The complex, which hosts an ATP event the same week, consists of 11 courts, with the jewel the 10,400-seater Centre Court.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Maria Sharapova Kristina Mladenovic / Timea Babos
2014 Serena Williams Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2013 Serena Williams Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Maria Sharapova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Maria Sharapova Shuai Peng / Jie Zheng
2010 María José Martínez Sánchez Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta
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News

  • Brain Game: Margin Of Error

    May 21, 2015
    With the help of SAP analytics, wtatennis.com contributor Craig O'Shannessy takes a look back at the big diffe...
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  • Brain Game: Margin Of Error

    May 21, 2015
    With the help of SAP analytics, wtatennis.com contributor Craig O'Shannessy takes a look back at the big difference maker at last week's Internazionali BNL d'Italia: errors.
  • USANA & The WTA's Change Makers

    May 20, 2015
    Every time a WTA player hits an ace, they raise money for an amazing cause - and it's doubled for USANA Ambassadors. Which WTA Rising Star hit the most aces in Rome?
  • #CaptionThis: Your Submissions

    May 20, 2015
    Yesterday we asked you to tweet us a caption for the below pic of Simona Halep with the hashtag #CaptionThis, and you delivered - see some of the best submissions below!
  • #CaptionThis: Tweet Us Your Caption

    May 19, 2015
    We at wtatennis.com racked our brains but couldn't come up with a caption for this photo, and we desperately need one - can you think of one? Tweet it to us right now!
  • Video: The Hot Shots Of Rome

    May 18, 2015
    From deft drop shots to blistering backhands, watch all of the best hot shots the WTA stars brought out at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia right here in one awesome video!
  • Road To Singapore Heating Up

    May 18, 2015
    How did the Premier-level points up for grabs in Rome affect the Road To Singapore? Who's the new No.1 on the doubles leaderboard? Head over to wtafinals.com to find out!
  • Sharapova Wins 35th WTA Title In Rome

    May 17, 2015
    Maria Sharapova outlasted Carla Suárez Navarro to not only win the milestone 35th WTA title of her career, but also give herself a huge boost for the upcoming French Open.
  • Babos & Mladenovic Stun Hingis & Mirza

    May 17, 2015
    The all-WTA Rising Star team of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic surprised Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza to capture the Internazionali BNL d'Italia doubles title.
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  • Best Shots From Finals Day In Rome

    May 16, 2015
    Maria Sharapova and an all-WTA Rising Star team came out on top on Finals Day at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia - see 10 of the best pics right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Kickin' It With The Fans In Rome

    May 15, 2015
    WTA stars like Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard and Victoria Azarenka have been hitting with the kids at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia this week - see the best pics here!
  • WTA Stars Meet The Press In Rome

    May 12, 2015
    The biggest WTA stars have been meeting the press and sponsors throughout the week at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. See all the best pics right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Rome Gallery: Another Serena Celebration

    May 18, 2014
    Serena Williams had lots of reasons to rejoice after beating Sara Errani for her 60th WTA title at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
  • Rome Gallery: Portraits & Practice Courts

    May 16, 2014
    From Piazza Navona to the Foro Italico, the stars of the WTA have been shining away from the match courts this week - see some more of the best pics here!
  • Rome Gallery: Fifteen Great Action Shots

    May 15, 2014
    From serves to groundstrokes to fist pumps, tennis matches are action-packed - here are 15 of the best snaps so far from all of the on-court action in Rome.
  • Rome Gallery: Kids Village People

    May 13, 2014
    Three of the biggest WTA stars - including Petra Kvitova - have been passing their tennis wisdom on to the young ones this week. That and more pics, right here!
  • Rome Gallery: Can Anyone Stop Her?

    May 19, 2013
    Serena Williams just continues to pile on the numbers. What's her record against Top 3 players now? How long is she guaranteed No.1? All that - plus all the best pics from the finals - here.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Maria Sharapova Kristina Mladenovic / Timea Babos
2014 Serena Williams Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2013 Serena Williams Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Maria Sharapova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Maria Sharapova Shuai Peng / Jie Zheng
2010 María José Martínez Sánchez Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta
2009 Dinara Safina Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2008 Jelena Jankovic Chia-Jung Chuang / Yung-Jan Chan
2007 Jelena Jankovic Nathalie Dechy / Mara Santangelo
2006 Martina Hingis Daniela Hantuchova / Ai Sugiyama
2005 Amélie Mauresmo Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2004 Amélie Mauresmo Nadia Petrova / Meghann Shaughnessy
2003 Kim Clijsters Svetlana Kuznetsova / Martina Navratilova
2002 Serena Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2001 Jelena Dokic Cara Black / Elena Likhovtseva
2000 Monica Seles Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
1999 Venus Williams Martina Hingis / Anna Kournikova
1998 Martina Hingis Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
1997 Mary Pierce Nicole Arendt / Manon Bollegraf
1996 Conchita Martínez Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario / Irina Spirlea
1995 Conchita Martínez Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1994 Conchita Martínez Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1993 Conchita Martínez Jana Novotna / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1992 Gabriela Sabatini Helena Sukova / Monica Seles
1991 Gabriela Sabatini Jennifer Capriati / Monica Seles
1990 Monica Seles Helen Kelesi / Monica Seles
1989 Gabriela Sabatini Elizabeth Smylie / Janine Thompson
1988 Gabriela Sabatini Jana Novotna / Catherine Suire
1987 Steffi Graf Martina Navratilova / Gabriela Sabatini
1986 Nathalie Herreman Carin Bakkum / Nicole Muns-Jagerman
1985 Raffaella Reggi Sandra Cecchini / Raffaella Reggi
1984 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere Iva Budarova / Helena Sukova
1983 Andrea Temesvari Virginia Ruzici / Virginia Wade
1982 Chris Evert Kathleen Horvath / Yvonne Vermaak
1981 Chris Evert
1976 Mima Jausovec
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