Serving Dreams

Past Champions

 
Year Singles Champion Doubles Champions
2013 Lauren Davis Melinda Czink- Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
2012 Olga Govortsova Andrea Hlavackova - Lucie Hradecka
2011 Lucie Hradecka Jamie Hampton- Anna Tatishvili
2010 Elena Baltacha Lucie Hradecka – Laura Granville
2009 Lucie Hradecka Yi Chen- Rika Fujiwara
2008 Laura Granville Shenay Perry- Ashley Harkleroad
2007 Jill Craybas Laura Granville- Abigall Spears
2006 Maria Emilia Salerni Milagros Sequera- Meilen Tu
2005 Laura Granville Yulia Beygelzimer- Kelly McCain
2004 Jill Craybas Sofia Arvidsson- Asa Svensson
2003 Bianka Lamade Teryn Ashley- Abigail Spears
2002 Na Li Janet Lee- Elena Tatarkova
2001 Yoon Jeong Cho Yvette Basting- Elena Tatarkova
2000 Nicole Pratt Nannie de Villers- Rika Hiraki
1999 Anne Kremer Liezel Horn- Samantha Smith
1998 Alexandra Stevenson Catherina Barclay- Kerry-Anne Guse
1997 Kimberly Po Angela Lettiere- Nana Miyagi
1996 Anna Kournikova Angela Lettiere- Corina Morariu
1995 Chanda Rubin Chanda Rubin- Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
1994 Brenda Schultz Erica Adams- Jeri Ingram
1993 Ros Nideffer Patty Fendick- Meredith McGrath
1992 Helen Kelesi Manon Bollegraf- Meredith McGrath
1991 Helen Kelesi Meredith McGrath- Anne Smith
1990 Linda Ferrando Alissa Finerman- Lisa Seemann
1989 Shaun Stafford Il-Soon Kim- Jeong-Myung Lee

 

Face In The Crowd

Like stockholders, they’re here every year to cultivate their investment

Yes, there are fans who’ve attended every Dow Corning Tennis Classic since 1989 when the purse was $25,000, and the crowds were slim.

Ethel Carter, and Miriam and Gil Harter were there in 1989 when Shawn Stafford won the first singles title, defeating the kid from Midland, Meredith McGrath, 6-3, 6-3.

The players have changed. They’re fitter, taller, more mobile. The game has changed. Baseline power duels are the new world order. The event has changed. It’s now an eight day Tennis Festival with educational/cultural outreach for 4,000 students, adults and families. And the crowds have changed. They’re bigger, noisier, more engaged.

As the season’s top sports/entertainment event, the tennis draws national media coverage on the Tennis Channel, and other major media outlets.

But for a growing number of faces in the crowd that have been there for the entire ride, theirs is the spirit of stewardship for professional tennis in Midland, Michigan, the USTA’s Best Tennis Town in the U.S.   

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