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BMW Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Apr 14 - Apr 20
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Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 21 - Apr 27
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Stuttgart, GERMANY
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Portugal Open

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Oeiras, PORTUGAL
Apr 28 - May 03
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Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
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Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $2,440,070
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. Other winners include Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Serena Williams, 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
2013 Serena Williams Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Maria Sharapova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Maria Sharapova Shuai Peng / Jie Zheng
2010 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta
2009 Dinara Safina Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
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  • Serena Conquers Azarenka & Rome

    May 19, 2013
    Serena Williams blasted 41 winners to just 19 errors to beat Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Sunday afternoon. The World No.1 captured her 51st WTA title.
  • Peng & Hsieh Rekindle 2009 Magic

    May 19, 2013
    Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei rekindled the form that saw them win three Premier-level doubles titles together in 2009, beating the No.1 team in the world to win the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
  • Serena & Vika: The Last Two Standing

    May 18, 2013
    Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka overcame some tricky moments in the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Saturday and will now meet in a dream final at the Premier event.
  • Italians Close In On Rome Title

    May 18, 2013
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci stayed on course to defend their Rome doubles title with a 62 61 semifinal win over Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Rodionova on Saturday evening.
  • Rome Sunday: The Final Reckoning

    May 18, 2013
    Serena Williams' two titles and perfect 15-0 record have cast a shadow over the 2013 clay court season and on Sunday she looks to round off her French Open preparations with victory at the Foro Italico.
  • Azarenka Edges Stosur Under The Lights

    May 17, 2013
    Victoria Azarenka rallied from a second set blowout and a break down in the third to beat Samantha Stosur on Friday night and complete the semifinal line-up at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
  • Halep Edges JJ, Serena Strikes 22

    May 17, 2013
    Simona Halep saved two match points to beat Jelena Jankovic and keep her dream run going at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. Serena Williams now has the longest winning streak of her career.
  • Petrova & Srebotnik Back On Course

    May 17, 2013
    Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik's return to form continued with a routine win over Jelena Jankovic and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Friday.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2013 Serena Williams Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2012 Maria Sharapova Roberta Vinci / Sara Errani
2011 Maria Sharapova Shuai Peng / Jie Zheng
2010 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 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 Amelie Mauresmo Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2004 Amelie Mauresmo Nadia Petrova / Meghann Shaughnessy
2003 Kim Clijsters Svetlana Kuznetsova / Martina Navratilova
2002 Serena Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suarez
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 Suarez
1997 Mary Pierce Nicole Arendt / Manon Bollegraf
1996 Conchita Martinez Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario / Irina Spirlea
1995 Conchita Martinez Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1994 Conchita Martinez Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1993 Conchita Martinez 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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