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Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $2,628,800
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
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 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta
2009 Dinara Safina Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
Previous Winners

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  • Rome: Li Sneezing Feature

    May 21, 2014
    Li Na provides an explanation of sneezing while giving an interview at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
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News

  • Ivanovic Offers Support To Flood Victims

    May 20, 2014
    Ana Ivanovic visited the UNICEF offices in Belgrade on Monday to donate to the relief fund and discuss support plans for those affected by the disaster.
  • Serena Wins 60th WTA Title In Rome

    May 18, 2014
    Serena Williams beat Sara Errani to win her 60th WTA title at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. She's now done something in 2014 that no one else has done - what is it?
  • Peschke & Srebotnik Reach Milestone

    May 18, 2014
    Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik struck a milestone in their doubles partnership at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Sunday afternoon - what was it?
  • The Most Talked About Dress In Rome?

    May 18, 2014
    Agnieszka Radwanska turned heads all week at the Foro Italico with her Flower dress from the Lotto Maddy Dress collection. Read more about the dress here...
  • Brain Game: Serena Vs Errani

    May 18, 2014
    Get an analysis of Serena Williams' victory over Sara Errani in the Rome final, which featured Williams' power against Errani's counterpunching.
  • 10 Things To Know: Serena Vs Errani

    May 17, 2014
    How ridiculous is Serena Williams' record on clay the last three years? Which four Italians have beaten World No.1s before? Get ready for the big final right here!
  • Serena Through To Final

    May 17, 2014
    Defending champion Serena Williams advanced to the final of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win over Ana Ivanovic.
  • Errani Ends Wait In Rome

    May 17, 2014
    Sara Errani defeated Jelena Jankovic on Saturday to become the first Italian to reach the final of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in nearly 30 years.
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Photos

  • 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.
  • Rome Gallery: Action In The Eternal City

    May 18, 2013
    From upsets to family revenge and Italian fans packing the stands, the action has been heating up all week at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. See some of the best action shots here!
  • Rome Gallery: Around The Grounds

    May 14, 2013
    Check out pictures from around the grounds at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, including three WTA stars shining at the official draw ceremony, Maria Sharapova in press and this player - who is it?
  • Rome Gallery: Eternal City, Ultimate Fighter

    May 20, 2012
    Maria Sharapova and Li Na battled to the finish at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Sunday.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
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 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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