Tournament Dates: March 11-19
Champion: Eugenie Kafelnikov (Russia)
Finalist: Galliom Rauks (France)
General Sponsor: Bank Baltiya
Official Sponsors: Grand Hotel Europe, Reebok, Ramec, Alivekt, Penn, Perrier,
Delta Airlines, Valio, Gallight, Ekskom, NFS Neva, Polyustrovo, Radio Europe Plus,
Radio Maximum, Teleport and others.
Over 120 representatives of the media from Russia and abroad were accredited at
the tournament. The matches of the tournament were broadcast every day on St.Petersburg's
Channel 5. Semifinals and final matches of the tournament were shown on the channel
The tournament was attended by around 27,000 spectators.