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The 2000 Sanex WTA Tour was the 30th season since the founding of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 3, 2000, and concluded on November 13, 2000, after 58 events. For this season, a new event was added: the State Farm Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. It also saw the return of the China Open which was moved to Shanghai, after last being held in Beijing in 1996.

2000 WTA Tour
Martina Hingis playing in 2011.jpg
Martina Hingis was ranked number one at year-end with over 6,000 points collected.
Details
DurationJanuary 3
- November 27, 2000
Edition30th
Tournaments58
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Summer Olympics
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (16)
WTA Tier III (13)
WTA Tier IV (14)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesSwitzerland Martina Hingis (9)
Most tournament finalsSwitzerland Martina Hingis (13)
Prize money leaderSwitzerland Martina Hingis
(US$3,457,049)
Points leaderSwitzerland Martina Hingis (6,044)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Venus Williams
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
Most improved
player of the year
Russia Elena Dementieva
Newcomer of the yearCzech Republic Dája Bedáňová
Comeback
player of the year
Croatia Iva Majoli
1999
2001

Martina Hingis finished the season as the number one ranked player for the third time in four years, and second year in a row. However, this was the first year she finished number one without winning a Grand Slam women's singles title. Hingis led the titles list with nine throughout the season, including the prestigious WTA Tour Championships. Venus Williams won the most Grand Slam titles with two, and finished the year as the No. 3 player in the world. Williams also won the Olympic Gold medal in Sydney that year, and was awarded the Player of the Year award by the WTA. Mary Pierce won her second Grand Slam title five years after her last, becoming the first Frenchwoman to win at home since Françoise Dürr in 1967. Lindsay Davenport also picked up her third and last Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

In doubles competition, the Grand Slam titles were split between four teams: Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs, Martina Hingis and Mary Pierce, Serena Williams and Venus Williams, and Julie Halard-Decugis and Ai Sugiyama. The Williams sisters also won the Olympic Gold medal, and were thus awarded Doubles Team of the Year at the WTA Awards.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2000 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
Grand Slam events
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Jan Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  South Africa
3–0
  Thailand
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Australia
  Austria
  Slovakia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Sweden
  United States
  Belgium
Thalgo Hardcourts Championships
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Silvija Talaja
6–0, 0–6, 6–4
  Conchita Martínez   Nathalie Dechy
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Sabine Appelmans
  Patty Schnyder
  Anna Kournikova
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Anna Kournikova
6–3, 6–0
  Sabine Appelmans
  Rita Grande
ASB Bank Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anne Kremer
6–4, 6–4
  Cara Black   Amanda Hopmans
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Miroslava Vavrinec
  Anna Smashnova
  Paola Suárez
  Cara Black
  Alexandra Fusai
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Barbara Schwartz
  Patricia Wartusch
10 Jan Adidas International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$460,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
  Dominique van Roost
  Mary Pierce
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
6–0, 6–3
  Martina Hingis
  Mary Pierce
ANZ Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Chanda Rubin   Amy Frazier
  María Vento
  Cătălina Cristea
  Justine Henin
  Maureen Drake
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Rita Grande
  Émilie Loit
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters
  Alicia Molik
17 Jan
24 Jay
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,156,711 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–1, 7–5
  Martina Hingis   Conchita Martínez
  Jennifer Capriati
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
  Martina Hingis
  Mary Pierce
  Jared Palmer
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
  Todd Woodbridge
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
31 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,080,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 7–5
  Sandrine Testud   Chanda Rubin
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Anna Kournikova
  Amanda Coetzer
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lilia Osterloh
  Martina Hingis
  Mary Pierce
6–4, 6–1
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$535,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nathalie Tauziat
7–5, 6–2
  Serena Williams   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Anna Kournikova
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Nathalie Dechy
  Irina Spîrlea
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Sandrine Testud
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Åsa Carlsson
  Émilie Loit
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Patricia Wartusch
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Tathiana Garbin   Sylvia Plischke
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Paola Suárez
  Nuria Llagostera
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–2
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Petra Mandula
14 Feb Faber Grand Prix
Hanover, Germany
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–1, 6–1
  Denisa Chládková   Amélie Mauresmo
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Patty Schnyder
  Anna Smashnova
  Anne Kremer
  Kristie Boogert
  Åsa Carlsson
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–4
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Karina Habšudová
WTA Brasil Open
São Paulo, Brazil
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Rita Kuti-Kis
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Paola Suárez   Joannette Kruger
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Sylvia Plischke
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Anca Barna
  Patricia Wartusch
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
  Janette Husárová
  Florencia Labat
21 Feb IGA Superthrift Classic
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Nathalie Dechy   Rita Grande
  Amanda Coetzer
  Tatiana Panova
  Amy Frazier
  Lisa Raymond
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Corina Morariu
  Kimberly Po
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Elena Tatarkova
28 Feb State Farm Classic
Scottsdale, United States
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Martina Hingis
vs
  Lindsay Davenport
(cancelled due to rain)
  Mary Pierce
  Anna Kournikova
  Sandrine Testud
  Nathalie Dechy
  Ai Sugiyama
  Monica Seles
  Cara Black /   Irina Selyutina
vs
N/A (other semifinal not played due to rain)

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Mar Tennis Masters Series
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,000,000 - Hard - 80S/32Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
4–6, 6–4, 6–0
  Martina Hingis   Mary Pierce
  Elena Dementieva
  Monica Seles
  Serena Williams
  Chanda Rubin
  Conchita Martínez
  Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
6–2, 6–3
  Anna Kournikova
  Natasha Zvereva
20 Mar Ericsson Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$2,525,000 - Hard - 96S/64Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–2
  Lindsay Davenport   Monica Seles
  Sandrine Testud
  Amanda Coetzer
  Amy Frazier
  Jennifer Capriati
  Nadejda Petrova
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$535,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–3, 6–2
  Conchita Martínez   Elena Likhovtseva
  Paola Suárez
  Mary Pierce
  Barbara Schett
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Anna Kournikova
Doubles semifinals cancelled due to rain
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anke Huber
6–2, 1–6, 7–5
  Nathalie Dechy   Tathiana Garbin
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Miroslava Vavrinec
  Ángeles Montolio
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–0, 7–6(11–9)
  Amanda Hopmans
  Cristina Torrens Valero
17 Apr Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$1,080,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/16Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Mary Pierce
6–1, 6–0
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Monica Seles
  Conchita Martínez
  Jelena Dokić
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Amanda Coetzer
  Jana Nejedly
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–5, 6–3
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
Westel 900 Open
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Tathiana Garbin
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
  Kristie Boogert   Ángeles Montolio
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Katalin Marosi-Aracama
  Miroslava Vavrinec
  Olga Barabanschikova
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Lubomira Bacheva
  Cristina Torrens Valero
6–0, 6–2
  Jelena Kostanić
  Sandra Načuk
24 Apr Fed Cup: Round Robin
Bari, Italy – Clay (Red) (Group A)
Bratislava, Slovakia – Hard (i) (Group B)
Moscow, Russia – (Carpet) (i) (Group C)
Advance to Knockout Stage
  Spain
  Czech Republic
  Belgium
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Germany
  Italy
  Croatia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
   Switzerland
  Austria
  Slovakia
Round Robin losers (Group C)
  France
  Russia
  Austria

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May Betty Barclay Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$535,000 - Clay (Red) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–3
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Anke Huber
  Amanda Coetzer
  Anna Kournikova
  Conchita Martínez
  Andrea Glass
  Venus Williams
  Anna Kournikova
  Natasha Zvereva
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–4
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Tina Pisnik
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
  Amélie Mauresmo   Gala León García
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Paola Suárez
  Corina Morariu
  Ángeles Montolio
  Sandrine Testud
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Corina Morariu
6–2, 6–2
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
8 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,080,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–1, 6–2
  Amanda Coetzer   Martina Hingis
  Joannette Kruger
  Sandrine Testud
  Gala León García
  Anke Huber
  Elena Dementieva
  Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
  Amanda Coetzer
  Corina Morariu
Warsaw Cup by Heros
Warsaw, Poland
Tier IV event
$110,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Henrieta Nagyová
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Amanda Hopmans   Jennifer Hopkins
  Miriam Oremans
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Tathiana Garbin
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Jana Kandarr
  Tathiana Garbin
  Janette Husárová
6–3, 6–1
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Anna Zaporozhanova
15 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,080,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
  Amélie Mauresmo   Corina Morariu
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Giulia Casoni
  Jelena Dokić
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Magüi Serna
Mexx Benelux Open
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Amanda Coetzer
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Cristina Torrens Valero   Laurence Courtois
  Jelena Kostanić
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Lubomira Bacheva
  Ángeles Montolio
  Jennifer Hopkins
  Sabine Appelmans
  Kim Clijsters
6–1, 6–1
  Jennifer Hopkins
  Petra Rampre
22 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Silvija Talaja
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Rita Kuti-Kis   Nathalie Dechy
  Anna Smashnova
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Corina Morariu
  Lilia Osterloh
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Sonya Jeyaseelan
  Florencia Labat
6–4, 6–3
  Kim Grant
  María Vento
Open de España Villa de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Gala León García
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Fabiola Zuluaga   Iva Majoli
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Germana Di Natale
  Åsa Carlsson
  Ángeles Montolio
  Nicole Pratt
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 6–3
  Gala León García
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
29 May
5 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,141,085 - Clay - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Mary Pierce
6–2, 7–5
  Conchita Martínez   Martina Hingis
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Chanda Rubin
  Monica Seles
  Venus Williams
  Marta Marrero
  Martina Hingis
  Mary Pierce
6–2, 6–4
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  David Adams
  Mariaan de Swardt
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Todd Woodbridge
  Rennae Stubbs

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–7(7–9), 6–4
  Tamarine Tanasugarn   Nathalie Tauziat
  Cara Black
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Jennifer Capriati
  Kristina Brandi
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Rachel McQuillan
  Lisa McShea
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Cara Black
  Irina Selyutina
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Iroda Tulyaganova
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
  Francesca Schiavone   Yi Jing-Qian
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Tatiana Poutchek
  Tzipora Obziler
  Elena Bovina
  Anna Zaporozhanova
  Li Na
  Li Ting
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Anna Zaporozhanova
19 Jun Direct Line Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$535,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Julie Halard-Decugis
7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Dominique van Roost   Anne Kremer
  Chanda Rubin
  Lindsay Davenport
  Amanda Coetzer
  Anna Kournikova
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Ai Sugiyama
  Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
Heineken Trophy
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 30S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 3–0 retired.
  Ruxandra Dragomir   Jennifer Capriati
  Kristina Brandi
  Cara Black
  Patty Schnyder
  Nicole Pratt
  Sandrine Testud
  Erika deLone
  Nicole Pratt
7–6(7–4), 4–3 ret.
  Catherine Barclay
  Karina Habšudová
26 Jun
3 Jul
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$5,235,332 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Lindsay Davenport   Serena Williams
  Jelena Dokić
  Martina Hingis
  Lisa Raymond
  Magüi Serna
  Monica Seles
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
6–3, 6–2
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
  Donald Johnson
  Kimberly Po
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Kim Clijsters

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Jul Uniqa Grand Prix
Klagenfurt, Austria
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Barbara Schett
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
  Patty Schnyder   Ángeles Montolio
  Adriana Gerši
  Joannette Kruger
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Natasha Zvereva
  Gala León García
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
7–6(7–5), 6–1
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 7–5
  Pavlina Nola   Silvia Farina Elia
  Anna Smashnova
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Justine Henin
  Janette Husárová
  Gloria Pizzichini
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Rita Grande
6–4, 0–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
17 Jul Idea Prokom Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anke Huber
7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Gala León García   Paola Suárez
  Anastasia Myskina
  Conchita Martínez
  Patty Schnyder
  Barbara Schett
  Květa Hrdličková
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–5, 6–1
  Åsa Carlsson
  Rita Grande
Sanex Trophy
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Tier IV event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Smashnova
6–2, 7–5
  Dominique van Roost   Magüi Serna
  Marta Marrero
  Dally Randriantefy
  Patricia Wartusch
  Sarah Pitkowski
  Sabine Appelmans
  Giulia Casoni
  Iroda Tulyaganova
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Catherine Barclay
  Eva Dyrberg
24 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–1, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport   Monica Seles
  Anna Kournikova
  Chanda Rubin
  Cara Black
  Sandrine Testud
  Amy Frazier
  Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
6–4, 6–4
  Cara Black
  Amy Frazier
31 Jul Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–0, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
  Monica Seles   Amy Frazier
  Anna Kournikova
  Martina Hingis
  Conchita Martínez
  Sandrine Testud
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
  Lindsay Davenport
  Anna Kournikova

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Aug estyle.com Classic
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
  Lindsay Davenport   Martina Hingis
  Elena Dementieva
  Amy Frazier
  Conchita Martínez
  Lisa Raymond
  Sandrine Testud
  Els Callens
  Dominique van Roost
6–2, 7–5
  Kimberly Po
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
14 Aug du Maurier Open
Montreal, Canada
Tier I event
$1,080,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
0–6, 6–3, 3–0 retired.
  Serena Williams   Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Sandrine Testud
  Anne Kremer
  Amy Frazier
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Martina Hingis
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
21 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–4
  Monica Seles   Amanda Coetzer
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Patty Schnyder
  Anke Huber
  Kim Clijsters
  Dominique van Roost
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
28 Aug
4 Sep
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$6,467,000 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–4, 7–5
  Lindsay Davenport   Martina Hingis
  Elena Dementieva
  Monica Seles
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Anke Huber
  Serena Williams
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
6–0, 1–6, 6–1
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Jared Palmer
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–3
  Max Mirnyi
  Anna Kournikova

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
18 Sep Sydney Olympics
Sydney, Australia
$0 - Hard - 64S/31D
Singles - Doubles
  Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth place   Amanda Coetzer
  Barbara Schett
  Dominique van Roost
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–4
  Elena Dementieva   Monica Seles
6–1, 6–4
  Jelena Dokić
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
6–1, 6–1
  Kristie Boogert
  Miriam Oremans
  Els Callens
  Dominique van Roost
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Natalia Zvereva
25 Sep SEAT Open
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Jennifer Capriati
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Magdalena Maleeva   Barbara Rittner
  Anna Kournikova
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Patty Schnyder
  Kim Clijsters
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 7–6(0)
  Lubomira Bacheva
  Cristina Torrens Valero

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Oct Toyota Princess Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Serena Williams
7–5, 6–1
  Julie Halard-Decugis   Monica Seles
  Dája Bedáňová
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Kristina Brandi
  Amy Frazier
  Jelena Dokić
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
6–0, 6–2
  Nana Miyagi
  Paola Suárez
Porsche Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–0, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Dominique van Roost
  Amanda Coetzer
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Conchita Martínez
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–4, 6–2
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Barbara Schett
9 Oct Swisscom Challenge
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,080,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
  Lindsay Davenport   Jennifer Capriati
  Barbara Schett
  Anastasia Myskina
  Anna Kournikova
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Chanda Rubin
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–3, 6–4
  Kimberly Po
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Julie Halard-Decugis
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
  Amy Frazier   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Joannette Kruger
  Miroslava Vavrinec
  Tara Snyder
  Janet Lee
  Sylvia Plischke
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Corina Morariu
6–1, 6–2
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
16 Oct Generali Open
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Venus Williams   Květa Hrdličková
  Chanda Rubin
  Barbara Schett
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Chanda Rubin
6–4, 6–4
  Ai Sugiyama
  Nathalie Tauziat
Heineken Open
Shanghai, China
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/26Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Meghann Shaughnessy
7–6(7–2), 7–5
  Iroda Tulyaganova   Pavlina Nola
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Kristina Brandi
  Saori Obata
  Anna Smashnova
  Jelena Dokić
  Lilia Osterloh
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–5, 6–1
  Rita Grande
  Meghann Shaughnessy
23 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,080,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–1
  Anna Kournikova   Amélie Mauresmo
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Elena Dementieva
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Tatiana Panova
  Barbara Schett
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
EuroTel Slovak Indoor
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tier IV event
$110,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Dája Bedáňová
6–1, 5–7, 6–3
  Miriam Oremans   Denisa Chládková
  Karina Habšudová
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Sylvia Plischke
  Justine Henin
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Karina Habšudová
  Daniela Hantuchová
Walkover
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
30 Oct Sparkassen Cup
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–4
  Elena Likhovtseva   Nathalie Tauziat
  Anna Kournikova
  Barbara Schett
  Elena Dementieva
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Jelena Dokić
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters
  Laurence Courtois
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 - Carpet (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Chanda Rubin
6–4, 6–2
  Jennifer Capriati   Amy Frazier
  Meilen Tu
  Sonya Jeyaseelan
  María Vento
  Tatiana Poutchek
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Nicole Pratt
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 6–4
  Els Callens
  Kimberly Po

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Nov Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$535,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
7–6(9–7), 6–4
  Martina Hingis   Nathalie Tauziat
  Conchita Martínez
  Anna Kournikova
  Julie Halard-Decugis
  Holly Parkinson
  Amanda Coetzer
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–2, 7–5
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
Wismilak International
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/31Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–4, 6–2
  Iva Majoli   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Tatiana Panova
  Corina Morariu
  Joannette Kruger
  Martina Suchá
  Pavlina Nola
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Sylvia Plischke
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Liezel Horn
  Vanessa Webb
13 Nov Chase Championships
New York City, United States
Year-end Championship
$2,000,000 - Carpet (i) - 16S/8D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
  Monica Seles   Anna Kournikova
  Elena Dementieva
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Conchita Martínez
  Amanda Coetzer
  Kim Clijsters
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–3
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Anne Kremer
6–1, 6–4
  Tatiana Panova   Henrieta Nagyová
  Nadejda Ostrovskaya
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Vanessa Webb
  Joannette Kruger
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
6–3, 6–3
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
20 Nov Fed Cup: Final
Bari, Italy – Clay (red)
  United States
5–0
  Spain   Belgium 1–2
  Czech Republic 1–2

RankingsEdit

Below are the 2000 WTA year-end rankings:

No Player Name Nation Points 1999 Change
1 Martina Hingis    SUI 6,044 1 =
2 Lindsay Davenport   USA 5,021 2 =
3 Venus Williams   USA 3,694 3 =
4 Monica Seles   USA 3,255 6 +2
5 Conchita Martínez   ESP 2,752 15 +10
6 Serena Williams   USA 2,306 4 -2
7 Mary Pierce   FRA 2,162 5 -2
8 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   ESP 2,131 17 +9
9 Anna Kournikova   RUS 2,098 12 +3
10 Nathalie Tauziat   FRA 1,918 7 -3
11 Elena Dementieva   RUS 1,773 62 +51
12 Amanda Coetzer   RSA 1,752 11 -1
13 Chanda Rubin   USA 1,722 22 +9
14 Jennifer Capriati   USA 1,663 23 +9
15 Julie Halard-Decugis   FRA 1,435 9 -6
16 Amélie Mauresmo   FRA 1,426 10 -6
17 Sandrine Testud   FRA 1,413 13 -4
18 Kim Clijsters   BEL 1,398 47 +29
19 Anke Huber   GER 1,369 16 -3
20 Amy Frazier   USA 1,254 19 -1

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Martina Hingis (SUI) Year-end 1999 2 April 2000
  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 3 April 2000 7 May 2000
  Martina Hingis (SUI) 8 May 2000 14 May 2000
  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 15 May 2000 21 May 2000
  Martina Hingis (SUI) 22 May 2000 Year-end 2000

StatisticsEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •   United States - 20 (Australian Open, Hanover, Oklahoma City, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Rome, Birmingham, Wimbledon, Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Haven, U.S. Open, Sydney Olympics, Luxembourg, Tokyo Cup, Linz, Shanghai, Quebec City and Philadelphia)
  •    Switzerland - 9 (Tokyo, Miami, Hamburg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Montreal, Filderstadt, Zurich, Moscow and WTA Tour Championships)
  •   France - 6 (Sydney, Paris, Hilton Head, French Open, Eastbourne and Tokyo Open)
  •   Slovakia - 3 (Warsaw, Palermo and Kuala Lumpur)
  •   Austria - 2 (Bogotá and Klagenfurt)
  •   Belgium - 2 (Hobart and Leipzig)
  •   Croatia - 2 (Gold Coast and Strasbourg)
  •   Germany - 2 (Estoril and Sopot)
  •   Luxembourg - 2 (Auckland and Pattaya City)
  •   Spain - 2 (Berlin and Madrid)
  •   Czech Republic - 1 (Bratislava)
  •   Hungary - 1 (São Paulo)
  •   Israel - 1 (Knokke-Heist)
  •   Italy - 1 (Budapest)
  •   South Africa - 1 (Antwerp)
  •   Slovenia - 1 (Bol)
  •   Uzbekistan - 1 (Tashkent)

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit