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The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The WTA Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV events. ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

1999 WTA Tour
Martina Hingis Indian Wells 2006 1.jpg
Martina Hingis was ranked number one at year-end with over 6,000 points collected.
Details
DurationJanuary 2
– November 22, 1999
Edition29th
Tournaments58
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Grand Slam Cup
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (12)
WTA Tier IV (16)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesSwitzerland Martina Hingis (7)
United States Lindsay Davenport (7)
Most tournament finalsSwitzerland Martina Hingis (13)
Prize money leaderSwitzerland Martina Hingis
(US$3,291,780)
Points leaderSwitzerland Martina Hingis (6,074)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Lindsay Davenport
Doubles Team of the yearSwitzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
Most improved
player of the year
United States Serena Williams
Newcomer of the yearBelgium Kim Clijsters
Comeback
player of the year
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
1998
2000

Contents

ScheduleEdit

This is the complete schedule of events on the 1999 WTA Tour.[1] Player progression is documented from the quarterfinals stage.

KeyEdit

Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
WTA Tier I tournaments
WTA Tier II tournaments
WTA Tier III tournaments
WTA Tier IV tournaments
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Jan Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 9 teams (RR)
  Australia
2–1
  Sweden
Round Robin (Group A)
  South Africa
  France
  Spain
Round Robin (Group B)
  United States
   Switzerland
  Slovakia
Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Patty Schnyder
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
  Mary Pierce   Irina Spîrlea
  Ai Sugiyama
  Nathalie Dechy
  Anke Huber
  Brie Rippner
  Magüi Serna
  Corina Morariu
  Larisa Neiland
6–3, 6–3
  Kristine Kunce
  Irina Spîrlea
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Julie Halard-Decugis
6–4, 6–1
  Dominique van Roost   Barbara Schett
  Silvia Farina
  Kristina Brandi
  Lisa Raymond
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Chanda Rubin
  Silvia Farina
  Barbara Schett
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
  Seda Noorlander
  Marlene Weingärtner
11 Jan Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$420,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–3
  Martina Hingis   Steffi Graf
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
  Venus Williams
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Dominique van Roost
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 2–6, 6–0
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Anke Huber
ANZ Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Chanda Rubin
6–2, 6–3
  Rita Grande   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Amy Frazier
  Cara Black
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Nathalie Dechy
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Elena Tatarkova
6–1, 6–2
  Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Émilie Loit
18 Jan
25 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,124,386 – Hard – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–3
  Amélie Mauresmo   Lindsay Davenport
  Monica Seles
  Venus Williams
  Dominique van Roost
  Steffi Graf
  Mary Pierce
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
7–5, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
  David Adams
  Mariaan de Swardt
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Max Mirnyi
  Serena Williams

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Feb Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–1
  Amanda Coetzer   Monica Seles
  Jana Novotná
  Lindsay Davenport
  Anna Kournikova
  Natasha Zvereva
  Steffi Graf
  Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–3
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
8 Feb Nokia Cup
Prostějov, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Henrieta Nagyová
7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Silvia Farina   Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
  Amanda Hopmans
  Amélie Cocheteux
  Nathalie Dechy
  Lenka Němečková
  Julia Abe
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Květa Hrdličková
  Helena Vildová
15 Feb Faber Grand Prix
Hannover, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–4
  Venus Williams   Elena Likhovtseva
  Steffi Graf
  Sandrine Testud
  Miriam Oremans
  Barbara Schett
  Barbara Rittner
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
5–7, 6–2, 6–2
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Fabiola Zuluaga
6–1, 6–3
  Christína Papadáki   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Paola Suárez
  Li Fang
  Larissa Schaerer
  Vanessa Menga
  Tathiana Garbin
  Seda Noorlander
  Christína Papadáki
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
22 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Serena Williams
6–2, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)
  Amélie Mauresmo   Dominique van Roost
  Nathalie Dechy
  Martina Hingis
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Amélie Cocheteux
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Irina Spîrlea
  Caroline Vis
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
IGA Superthrift Classic
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Venus Williams
6–4, 6–0
  Amanda Coetzer   Lilia Osterloh
  Anna Kournikova
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Jane Chi
  Cara Black
  Chanda Rubin
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 6–4
  Amanda Coetzer
  Jessica Steck

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Mar
8 Mar
Evert Cup
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$1,400,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Serena Williams
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
  Steffi Graf   Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Mary Pierce
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–2
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Jana Novotná
15 Mar
22 Mar
Lipton Championships
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$2,075,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
SinglesDoubles
  Venus Williams
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
  Serena Williams   Martina Hingis
  Steffi Graf
  Barbara Schett
  Amanda Coetzer
  Jana Novotná
  Lindsay Davenport
  Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
0–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Monica Seles
29 Mar Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–3
  Anna Kournikova   Jana Novotná
  Patty Schnyder
  Natasha Zvereva
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Andrea Glass
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–4
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Monica Seles
6–2, 6–3
  Ruxandra Dragomir   Anna Kournikova
  Conchita Martínez
  Patty Schnyder
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Mary Pierce
  Amanda Coetzer
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
7–5, 0–6, 6–4
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–1
  Rita Kuti-Kis   Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Lubomira Bacheva
  Anca Barna
  Anne Kremer
  Silvija Talaja
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Alicia Ortuño
  Cristina Torrens Valero
7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–3
  Anna Földényi
  Rita Kuti-Kis
12 Apr Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Amy Frazier
6–2, 6–2
  Ai Sugiyama   Jane Chi
  Corina Morariu
  Janet Lee
  Sandra Kleinová
  Wang Shi-ting
  Meilen Tu
  Corina Morariu
  Kimberly Po
6–3, 6–2
  Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Reggio Calabria, Italy – Carpet (i)
Raleigh, United States – Clay
Moscow, Russia – Carpet (i)
Zürich, Switzerland – Carpet (i)
Quarterfinals Winners
  Italy 3–2
  United States 5–0
  Russia 3–2
  Slovakia 5–0
Quarterfinals Losers
  Spain
  Croatia
  France
   Switzerland
19 Apr Dreamland Egypt Classic
Cairo, Egypt
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–0
  Irina Spîrlea   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Maureen Drake
  Jelena Dokić
  Laurence Courtois
  Patty Schnyder
  Mary Pierce
  Laurence Courtois
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Irina Spîrlea
  Caroline Vis
Westel 900 Budapest Open
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sarah Pitkowski
6–2, 6–2
  Cristina Torrens Valero   Denisa Chládková
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Eva Martincová
  Amanda Hopmans
  Lenka Němečková
  Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Sandra Naćuk
6–3, 6–4
  Laura Montalvo
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
26 Apr Betty Barclay Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$520,000 – Clay – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Venus Williams
6–0, 6–3
  Mary Pierce   Barbara Schett
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Jana Novotná
  Conchita Martínez
  Silvia Farina
  Amanda Coetzer
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Larisa Neiland
6–2, 6–1
  Amanda Coetzer
  Jana Novotná
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Corina Morariu
6–2, 6–0
  Julie Halard-Decugis   Sarah Pitkowski
  Conchita Martínez Granados
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Sandra Kleinová
  Adriana Gerši
  Jelena Kostanić
  Jelena Kostanić
  Michaela Paštiková
7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–2
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Andreea Vanc

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Venus Williams
6–4, 6–2
  Mary Pierce   Martina Hingis
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Serena Williams
  Dominique van Roost
  Sandrine Testud
  Sylvia Plischke
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–2
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
Warsaw Cup by Heros
Warsaw, Poland
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Cristina Torrens Valero
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
  Inés Gorrochategui   Silvija Talaja
  Tina Pisnik
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Amélie Cocheteux
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Jelena Dokić
  Cătălina Cristea
  Irina Selyutina
6–1, 6–2
  Amélie Cocheteux
  Janette Husárová
10 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–0, 6–1
  Julie Halard-Decugis   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Barbara Schett
  Serena Williams
  Steffi Graf
  Patty Schnyder
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 7–5
  Jana Novotná
  Patricia Tarabini
Belgian Open
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Justine Henin
6–1, 6–2
  Sarah Pitkowski   Els Callens
  Kristie Boogert
  Kim Clijsters
  Åsa Carlsson
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Sabine Appelmans
  Laura Golarsa
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–2
  Louise Pleming
  Meghann Shaughnessy
17 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$190,000 – Clay – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jennifer Capriati
6–1, 6–3
  Elena Likhovtseva   Denisa Chládková
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Ai Sugiyama
  Nathalie Dechy
  Corina Morariu
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$180,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–1, 6–3
  Paola Suárez   Amy Frazier
  Chanda Rubin
  Anna Smashnova
  Silvia Farina
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Magüi Serna
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–2, 0–6, 6–0
  María Fernanda Landa
  Marlene Weingärtner
24 May
31 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,407,123 – Clay – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Steffi Graf
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
  Martina Hingis   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Monica Seles
  Barbara Schwartz
  Sylvia Plischke
  Conchita Martínez
  Lindsay Davenport
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 8–6
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
  Piet Norval
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Rick Leach
  Larisa Neiland

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, England
Tier III event
$180,000 – Grass – 48S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Julie Halard-Decugis
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
  Nathalie Tauziat   Magüi Serna
  Cara Black
  Nicole Arendt
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Natasha Zvereva
  Inés Gorrochategui
  Corina Morariu
  Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–4
  Alexandra Fusai
  Inés Gorrochategui
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anna Smashnova
6–3, 6–3
  Laurence Courtois   Angelika Bachmann
  Tina Pisnik
  Tathiana Garbin
  Elena Makarova
  Raluca Sandu
  Elena Dementieva
  Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Patricia Wartusch
7–6(7–3), 6–0
  Eva Bes-Ostáriz
  Gisela Riera
14 Jun Direct Line Int'l Championships
Eastbourne, England
Tier II event
$520,000 – Grass – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Natasha Zvereva
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Nathalie Tauziat   Amanda Coetzer
  Anna Kournikova
  Anne Kremer
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Nathalie Dechy
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–4 retired
  Jana Novotná
  Natasha Zvereva
Heineken Trophy
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$180,000 – Grass – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Kristina Brandi
6–0, 3–6, 6–1
  Silvija Talaja   Miriam Oremans
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Kristie Boogert
  Laurence Courtois
  Dominique van Roost
  Silvia Farina
  Rita Grande
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
  Cara Black
  Kristie Boogert
21 Jun
28 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, England
Grand Slam
$4,732,303 – Grass – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 7–5
  Steffi Graf   Alexandra Stevenson
  Mirjana Lučić
  Jelena Dokić
  Jana Novotná
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Venus Williams
  Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–4
  Mariaan de Swardt
  Elena Tatarkova
  Leander Paes
  Lisa Raymond
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Jonas Björkman
  Anna Kournikova

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Jul Egger Tennis Festival
Pörtschach, Austria
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Karina Habšudová
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Silvija Talaja   Henrieta Nagyová
  Adriana Gerši
  Anke Huber
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Anna Földényi
  Silvia Farina
  Silvia Farina
  Karina Habšudová
6–4, 6–4
  Olga Lugina
  Laura Montalvo
12 Jul Prokom Polish Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$180,000 – Clay – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–1, 6–1
  Karina Habšudová   Silvija Talaja
  Sandrine Testud
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Gala León García
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–3
  Gala León García
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
Torneo Internazionale
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anastasia Myskina
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Ángeles Montolio   Elena Dementieva
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Giulia Casoni
  Laurence Courtois
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
  Åsa Svensson
  Sonya Jeyaseelan
19 Jul Fed Cup: Semifinals
Ancona, Italy – Clay
Moscow, Russia – Clay (i)
Semifinals Winners
  United States 4–1
  Russia 3–2
Semifinals Losers
  Italy
  Slovakia
26 July Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
7–6(7–1), 6–2
  Venus Williams   Amy Frazier
  Amanda Coetzer
  Corina Morariu
  Anne Kremer
  Sandrine Testud
  Anna Kournikova
  Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–4
  Anna Kournikova
  Elena Likhovtseva

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Aug TIG Tennis Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–0
  Venus Williams   Lindsay Davenport
  Amanda Coetzer
  Anke Huber
  Sandrine Testud
  Amy Frazier
  Dominique van Roost
  Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–1
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
Sanex Trophy
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
  Denisa Chládková   Barbara Rittner
  Silvija Talaja
  Sabine Appelmans
  Marta Marrero
  Karina Habšudová
  Mariam Ramón Climent
  Eva Martincová
  Elena Wagner
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Sandra Naćuk
9 Aug Acura Classic
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Serena Williams
6–1, 6–4
  Julie Halard-Decugis   Lindsay Davenport
  Martina Hingis
  Conchita Martínez
  Mary Pierce
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Barbara Schett
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Larisa Neiland
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
16 Aug du Maurier Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–4
  Monica Seles   Mary Pierce
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Sandrine Testud
  Amanda Coetzer
  Barbara Schett
  Jana Novotná
  Mary Pierce
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Larisa Neiland
23 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Venus Williams
6–2, 7–5
  Lindsay Davenport   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Monica Seles
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Sandrine Testud
  Amanda Coetzer
  Magüi Serna
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–1), 6–2
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Jana Novotná
30 Aug
6 Sep
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$6,235,000 – Hard – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed
  Serena Williams
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Martina Hingis   Venus Williams
  Lindsay Davenport
  Anke Huber
  Barbara Schett
  Monica Seles
  Mary Pierce
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 6–4
  Donald Johnson
  Kimberly Po

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
13 Sep Fed Cup: Final
Stanford, United States – Hard
  United States
4–1
  Russia
20 Sep Toyota Princess Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
  Monica Seles   Amy Frazier
  Ai Sugiyama
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Amanda Coetzer
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Conchita Martínez
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
  Amanda Coetzer
  Jelena Dokić
SEAT Open Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–2
  Dominique van Roost   Sabine Appelmans
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Els Callens
  Justine Henin
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Tina Pisnik
  Irina Spîrlea
  Caroline Vis
6–1, 6–2
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
27 Sep Compaq Grand Slam Cup
Munich, Germany
Exhibition event
$2,450,000 – Hard – 8S
Singles
  Serena Williams
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
  Venus Williams   Martina Hingis
  Lindsay Davenport
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Barbara Schett
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Mary Pierce

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–1
  Mary Pierce   Sandrine Testud
  Anke Huber
  Nathalie Dechy
  Sabine Appelmans
  Barbara Schett
  Lindsay Davenport
  Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
6–3, 6–4
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Larisa Neiland
Brasil Open
São Paulo, Brazil
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Fabiola Zuluaga
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
  Patricia Wartusch   Gala León García
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Gisela Riera
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Petra Mandula
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
6–7(7–9), 7–5, 7–5
  Janette Husárová
  Florencia Labat
11 Oct Swisscom Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Venus Williams
6–3, 6–4
  Martina Hingis   Nathalie Tauziat
  Mary Pierce
  Corina Morariu
  Amanda Coetzer
  Dominique van Roost
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–2
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Natasha Zvereva
18 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Barbara Schett   Lisa Raymond
  Dominique van Roost
  Ai Sugiyama
  Anke Huber
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 6–0
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Anke Huber
Eurotel Slovak Open
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–3, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters   Květa Hrdličková
  Nathalie Dechy
  Barbara Schwartz
  Karina Habšudová
  Sabine Appelmans
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Kim Clijsters
  Laurence Courtois
6–2, 3–6, 7–5
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Lilia Osterloh
25 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary Pierce
7–6(7–2), 6–1
  Sandrine Testud   Amélie Mauresmo
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Irina Spîrlea
  Barbara Schwartz
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Denisa Chládková
  Irina Spîrlea
  Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–3
  Tina Križan
  Larisa Neiland

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Nov Sparkassen Cup Int'l
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–3
  Květa Hrdličková   Mary Pierce
  Anke Huber
  Conchita Martínez
  Sabine Appelmans
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Anna Kournikova
  Mary Pierce
  Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–3
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$180,000 – Carpet (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Jennifer Capriati
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Chanda Rubin   Tara Snyder
  Amy Frazier
  Cara Black
  Mashona Washington
  Lisa Raymond
  Justine Henin
  Amy Frazier
  Katie Schlukebir
6–2, 6–3
  Cara Black
  Debbie Graham
8 Nov Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–4
  Martina Hingis   Nathalie Tauziat
  Venus Williams
  Amy Frazier
  Lisa Raymond
  Sandrine Testud
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 7–6(7–2)
  Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
Wismilak International
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Åsa Carlsson
6–2, 6–4
  Erika deLone   Joannette Kruger
  Rita Grande
  Anastasia Myskina
  Kristina Brandi
  Amélie Cocheteux
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Jelena Kostanić
  Tina Pisnik
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Rika Hiraki
  Yuka Yoshida
15 Nov WTA Tour Championships
New York, United States
Year-end Championship
$2,000,000 – Hard – 16S/8D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–2
  Martina Hingis   Venus Williams
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Mary Pierce
  Barbara Schett
  Dominique van Roost
  Anke Huber
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–4, 6–4
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Larisa Neiland
Pattaya Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Magdalena Maleeva
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Anne Kremer   Silvija Talaja
  Denisa Chládková
  Nicole Pratt
  Åsa Carlsson
  Joannette Kruger
  Rita Grande
  Émilie Loit
  Åsa Carlsson
6–1, 6–4
  Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Patricia Wartusch

RankingsEdit

The Race to the Championships determines the players in the WTA Tour Championships in November. The WTA rankings are based on tournaments of the latest 52 weeks.

SinglesEdit

The following is the 1999 top 25 ranked players in the world.[2]

WTA Singles Year-End Rankings[3]
# Player Points Change
1   Martina Hingis (SUI) 6,074  1
2   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4,841  1
3   Venus Williams (USA) 4,378  2
4   Serena Williams (USA) 3,021  16
5   Mary Pierce (FRA) 2,658  2
6   Monica Seles (USA) 2,310  
7   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,213  3
8   Barbara Schett (AUT) 2,188  15
9   Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA) 1,977  13
10   Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 1,906  19
11   Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1,846  6
12   Anna Kournikova (RUS) 1,641  1
13   Sandrine Testud (FRA) 1,635  1
14   Dominique Van Roost (BEL) 1,621  2
15   Conchita Martínez (ESP) 1,564  7
16   Anke Huber (GER) 1,548  5
17   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 1,435  13
18   Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1,393  8
19   Amy Frazier (USA) 1,299  23
20   Ruxandra Dragomir (ROU) 1,291  18
21   Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1,189  10
22   Chanda Rubin (USA) 1,188  12
23   Jennifer Capriati (USA) 1,140  78
24   Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,122  6
25   Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1,022  23

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Lindsay Davenport (USA) Year-End 1998 7 February 1999
  Martina Hingis (SUI) 8 February 1999 4 July 1999
  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5 July 1999 8 August 1999
  Martina Hingis (SUI) 9 August 1999 Year-End 1999

DoublesEdit

The following are the 1999 top 20 individual ranked doubles players.[4]

WTA Doubles Year-End Rankings[5]
# Player Points Change
1   Anna Kournikova (RUS) 3,119  9
2   Martina Hingis (SUI) 3,106  
3   Larisa Neiland (LAT) 2,997  8
4   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2,959  
5   Lisa Raymond (USA) 2,667  
6   Corina Morariu (USA) 2,522  33
7   Rennae Stubbs (AUS) 2,522  2
8   Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 2,359  1
9   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 2,319  3
10   Venus Williams (USA) 2,291  26
=   Serena Williams (USA) 2,291  26
12   Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 2,251  11
13   Alexandra Fusai (FRA) 2,128  5
14   Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,059  7
15   Caroline Vis (NED) 1,845  
16   Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,802  3
17   Irina Spîrlea (ROU) 1,762  16
18   Patricia Tarabini (ARG) 1,649  4
19   Elena Tatarkova (UKR) 1,605  3
20   Mary Pierce (FRA) 1,577  36

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Natasha Zvereva (BLR) Year-End 1998 16 May 1999
  Jana Novotná (CZE) 17 May 1999 6 June 1999
  Martina Hingis (SUI) 7 June 1999 4 July 1999
  Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 5 July 1999 1 August 1999
  Martina Hingis (SUI) 2 August 1999 22 August 1999
  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 23 August 1999 21 November 1999
  Anna Kournikova (RUS) 22 November 1999 Year-End 1999

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 WTA Tour Singles results". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ "WTA Tour Top 100 Ranked Singles Players". The Washington Post. December 12, 1999.
  3. ^ "WTA Tour Statistical Abstract 1999" (PDF). Waltz, Robert B. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  4. ^ "WTA Tour Top 100 Ranked Doubles Players". The Washington Post. December 12, 1999.
  5. ^ "WTA Doubles Year-End Rankings 1999" (PDF). WTA Tour Rankings. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-01.

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