In 2016, the ATP tournament in Gstaad welcomed a new WTA tournament after a 33-year absence. Created in 1917, this tournament hosted great names of women’s tennis including Margaret Smith, holder of the record in Grand Slam titles (24) as well as many personalities in the audience. After three editions, the tournament decided to move to the Olympic Capital. The Ladies Championship Gstaad became the Ladies Open Lausanne.
The first edition saw many players compete on the clay court of the Tennis Club Stade Lausanne. In the end, Fiona Ferro was the winner. For the doubles, it was Anastasia Potapova and Yana Sizikova who took the trophy of this first edition.
On May 29, 1920, the first general meeting of the Stade-Lausanne tennis section was held. It brought together eighteen members who struggled to learn the rules of this new sport on two clay courts in Vidy.
Over the years, the club grew and the number of courts increased. From 1894 to 1992, the “Ebel Classic” cup, an international tournament, allowed the Swiss public to admire many champions such as Newcombe, Taroczy, Noah, Sanchez, Ivanisevic, Becker or Borg.
In 2019, the club reconnect with tournaments with the first edition of the Ladies Open Lausanne, a women’s tournament that is part of the WTA circuit.
The Tournament could not take place without the precious help of volunteers.
More than 300 people commit themselves every year for a week to make the Ladies Open Lausanne possible!
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Grand Chelem Event
Grand Chelem Event organizes national and international sports and cultural events. The agency is proud to carry out a series of prestigious projects, such as the Swiss Open Gstaad, the Ladies Open Lausanne, the Fiba 3×3 World Tour Lausanne Masters or the Lausanne Triathlon.
The agency has had the chance to lead many exciting projects. When the circumstances require it, it also knows how to rely on strategic partners at the forefront of their fields. We also enjoy working on smaller, but equally exciting, event projects for local companies and other regional stakeholders.
2016 Viktorija Golubic (SUI)
2017 Kiki Bertens (NED)
2018 Alizé Cornet (FRA)
2019 Fiona Ferro (FRA)
2016 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) / Xenia Knoll (SUI)
2017 Kiki Bertens (NED) / Johanna Larsson (SWE)
2018 Alexa Guarachi (CHI) / Desirae Krawczyk (USA)
2019 Anastasia Potapova (RUS) / Yana Sizikova (RUS)