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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, Tier IV and Tier V events. ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

2001 WTA Tour
Lindsay Davenport.JPG
Lindsay Davenport won seven titles and ended the year at No. 1 in the singles ranking.
Details
DurationJanuary 1
- November 11, 2002
Edition31st
Tournaments63
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (17)
WTA Tier III (17)
WTA Tier IV (7)
WTA Tier V (8)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Lindsay Davenport (7)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Lindsay Davenport (11)
Prize money leaderUnited States Venus Williams
(US$2,662,610)
Points leaderUnited States Lindsay Davenport (4,902)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Jennifer Capriati
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Most improved
player of the year
Belgium Justine Henin
Newcomer of the yearSlovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Comeback
player of the year
Austria Barbara Schwartz
2000
2002

Contents

Season summaryEdit

SinglesEdit

The year-end number one in 2000 and thus the No. 1 player as 2001 begun, Martina Hingis started the new season off well by winning the title at the Adidas International over nemesis Lindsay Davenport. The two looked like they might meet again in the Australian Open final: Hingis beat Venus Williams in her semifinal, but Davenport was then surprised by a resurgent Jennifer Capriati, who was enjoying a dream run to her first Grand Slam final. Going against the odds, Capriati also scalped Hingis to win her first ever Slam title and re-entered the top 10 in the rankings after a near-eight year absence, a record gap.

 
Jennifer Capriati topped her comeback with her first and second Grand Slam titles during 2001, and a brief stay at No. 1 in October.

Despite neither claiming the Australian Open, Hingis and Davenport continued to dominate proceedings for the rest of January and February. The two met again at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, with Davenport triumphing this time to win the title. Hingis won the inaugural events in the Middle East, the Qatar Total FinaElf Open and the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open, while Davenport was also victorious at the State Farm Classic. Meanwhile, Amélie Mauresmo claimed both titles in her home country of France, winning at the Open Gaz de France and the Internationaux de Tennis Feminin Nice; and Monica Seles provided a notable victory over in-form Capriati in the IGA US Indoors final.

The Pacific Life Open saw an all-teen battle commence in its championship match, with 19-year-old Serena Williams reclaiming the title she first won in 1999 by beating 17-year-old Kim Clijsters in the final. Serena's older sister, Venus, responded by winning March's other big title, the Ericsson Open, surviving a nail-biter against Australian Open champion Capriati.

As the clay court season begun in April, Mauresmo continued to enjoy a strong run of form to win her third straight title on the green clay courts of the Bausch & Lomb Championships. Her 16-match win streak, however, was stopped by Hingis in the quarterfinals of the Family Circle Cup—a tournament that saw Capriati win her first Tier I title since the Canadian Open in 1991, defeating Hingis in three sets.

Moving on to the red clay courts, Venus Williams showed devastating form at the Betty Barclay Cup, losing just 12 games en route to the title. Mauresmo once again posted impressive results, taking down Hingis and Capriati to win the Eurocard German Open, and making the final at the Italian Open—only being stopped by Yugoslav teenager Jelena Dokić who was enjoying a career best week to win her first ever singles title.

 
Kim Clijsters finished the year at No. 5 in the world after a breakthrough year, including making her first Slam final.

The French Open provided shocks from early on, with clay court standouts and favourites Mauresmo and Venus Williams both crashing out in the first round. The two upsets blew the bottom half of the draw wide open, allowing Kim Clijsters to reach her first major final, knocking out compatriot Justine Henin in the first all-Belgian semifinal in Grand Slam history. Over on the top half, things went more to plan, with Capriati and Hingis setting up a rematch of that year's Australian Open final. Capriati eased through that, but the final proved to be the bigger challenge. After being two points from defeat on numerous occasions, she eventually triumphed over Clijsters in a 12–10 third set to continue her faultless 14–0 record in Grand Slam play that year.

Wimbledon also opened with a dramatic upset: World No. 1 Hingis crashed out in straight sets against Virginia Ruano Pascual, repeating her first round exit of 1999. Lindsay Davenport had returned to action on the grass after missing the entire clay season due to a right knee bone bruise, and instantly established herself as a threat with a title run at the Britannic Asset Championships. She easily advanced to the semifinals, before losing in a rematch of the 2000 final to Venus Williams. On the other side of the draw, Henin snapped Capriati's Grand Slam win streak to become the second straight Belgian player to compete in a major final. However, like Clijsters before her, she went down to the favourite, Williams, who became only the fourth woman in the Open era to win consecutive Wimbledon titles whilst winning her third Grand Slam overall.

Americans players dominated their home turf during the summer hard court swing, with Venus Williams proving to be the standout player for the second straight year. Despite losing to Meghann Shaughnessy at the Bank of the West Classic, she won two events: the Acura Classic and Pilot Pen Tennis, allowing her to head into her US Open title defence on a 9-match winning streak. Davenport also stamped herself as a major contender with a 13–3 win-loss record during the American hard court tournaments, including a title at the estyle.com Classic. Meanwhile, Serena Williams won the other big US Open warm-up tournament, the Rogers AT&T Cup.

 
Lindsay Davenport won a tour-leading seven titles and finished the year as the No. 1 ranked player.

That year's US Open provided the first ever all-Williams final between sisters Venus and Serena, after both upset the world's top two players in their respective semifinals, Hingis and Capriati. In a historic final that was the first woman's final to be played in prime time, Venus beat her little sister to defend her title and repeat the Wimbledon-US Open double she also did the previous year. It was the first all-sister final at a Grand Slam event since the 1884 Wimbledon Championships, between the Watson sisters, Maud and Lilian.

Davenport proved to be the standout player during the indoor season, winning three tournaments in consecutive weeks: the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the Swisscom Challenge and the Generali Ladies Linz, repeating the achievement she also did in 1998. Also performing well were Dokić, who won two titles at the AIG Japan Open and the Kremlin Cup, just two results that capped off her breakthrough season with a rise into the top 10 in the world; and Seles, who finished her season with a 13-match winning streak. Meanwhile, World No. 579 Angelique Widjaja became the lowest-ranked player ever to win a Tour title at the place of her home tournament, the Wismilak International. Off-court, tour stalwarts Nathalie Tauziat and Anke Huber both announced their retirements from singles play.

Elsewhere, Capriati ascended to the No. 1 ranking for the first time in her career on October 15 after an injury caused Hingis to be unable to defend her points from the previous year. Hingis, who had held the No. 1 ranking for the entire season to that point, was also forced to withdraw from the Sanex Championships.

That year's Sanex Championships was also missing Venus Williams, who had to withdraw with a wrist injury. In her absence, sister Serena won the title despite not playing since her U.S. Open final loss to Venus, becoming the first player to win the year-ending championship in their debut appearance. Davenport made the final, but had to default to Williams due to a bone bruise. Nevertheless, with Capriati's quarterfinal loss to Sandrine Testud, Davenport's final appearance was enough for her to gain the No. 1 ranking by just 10 points, her second time in the year-end No. 1 position following 1998.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2001 WTA Tour schedule.[1][2]

Key
Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV and V events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Jan Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
   Switzerland
2–1
  United States
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  South Africa
  Thailand
  Australia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Russia
  Slovakia
  Belgium
Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Silvia Farina Elia   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Patty Schnyder
  Conchita Martínez
  Joannette Kruger
  Silvija Talaja
  Andrea Glass
  Giulia Casoni
  Janette Husárová
7–6(11–9), 7–5
  Katie Schlukebir
  Meghann Shaughnessy
ASB Bank Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Meilen Tu
7–6(12–10), 6–2
  Paola Suárez   Francesca Schiavone
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Cara Black
  Lilia Osterloh
  Anne Kremer
  Allison Bradshaw
  Alexandra Fusai
  Rita Grande
7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Barbara Schett
8 Jan Adidas International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
  Lindsay Davenport   Conchita Martínez
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Serena Williams
  Corina Morariu
  Monica Seles
  Lisa Raymond
  Anna Kournikova
  Barbara Schett
6–2, 7–5
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
Canberra International
Canberra, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–2, 6–2
  Sandrine Testud   Mary Pierce
  Nathalie Dechy
  Joannette Kruger
  Ai Sugiyama
  Chanda Rubin
  Elena Dementieva
  Nicole Arendt
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
  Nannie de Villiers
  Annabel Ellwood
ANZ Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Rita Grande
0–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Jennifer Hopkins   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Cara Black
  Amy Frazier
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Kristina Brandi
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–1
  Ruxandra Dragomir
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
15 Jan
22 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,569,290 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Jennifer Capriati
6–4, 6–3
  Martina Hingis   Venus Williams
  Lindsay Davenport
  Serena Williams
  Amanda Coetzer
  Monica Seles
  Anna Kournikova
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
  Ellis Ferreira
  Corina Morariu
6–1, 6–3
  Joshua Eagle
  Barbara Schett
29 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,188,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–2
  Martina Hingis   Magdalena Maleeva
  Anna Kournikova
  Ai Sugiyama
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
  Iva Majoli
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Anna Kournikova
  Iroda Tulyaganova

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
7–6(7–2), 6–1
  Anke Huber   Magdalena Maleeva
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Anne Kremer
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Amy Frazier
  Anna Kournikova
  Iva Majoli
  Virginie Razzano
6–3, 7–5
  Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Nathalie Tauziat
12 Feb Internationaux de Tennis Feminin Nice
Nice, France
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–2, 6–0
  Magdalena Maleeva   Venus Williams
  Anke Huber
  Meilen Tu
  Elena Dementieva
  Anne Kremer
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Émilie Loit
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
1–6, 6–2, 6–0
  Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Nathalie Tauziat
Qatar Total Fina Elf Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–2
  Sandrine Testud   Barbara Schett
  Adriana Gerši
  Joannette Kruger
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Kristie Boogert
  Sandrine Testud
  Roberta Vinci
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
  Kristie Boogert
  Miriam Oremans
19 Feb Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–4
  Nathalie Tauziat   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Rachel McQuillan
  Sandrine Testud
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Selima Sfar
  Mary Pierce
  Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
6–0, 4–6, 6–2
  Åsa Carlsson
  Karina Habšudová
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–4
  Rita Kuti-Kis   Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Eva Martincová
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Katalin Marosi-Aracama
  Catalina Castaño
  Tathiana Garbin
  Janette Husárová
6–4, 2–6, 6–4
  Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
IGA US Indoors
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–3, 5–7, 6–2
  Jennifer Capriati   Shinobu Asagoe
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Lilia Osterloh
  Anikó Kapros
  Lisa Raymond
  Amanda Coetzer
  Lori McNeil
6–3, 2–6, 6–0
  Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
26 Feb State Farm Classic
Scottsdale, United States
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–2, 6–3
  Meghann Shaughnessy   Jennifer Capriati
  Monica Seles
  Lisa Raymond
  Tina Pisnik
  Kim Clijsters
  Magüi Serna
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
Walkover
  Kim Clijsters
  Meghann Shaughnessy
Abierto Mexicano Pegaso
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amanda Coetzer
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Elena Dementieva   Paola Suárez
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Ángeles Montolio
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Corina Morariu
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Mar
12 Mar
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,000,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Kim Clijsters   Martina Hingis
  Venus Williams
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Elena Bovina
  Elena Dementieva
  Lindsay Davenport
  Nicole Arendt
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 6–4
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
19 Mar
26 Mar
Ericsson Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$2,720,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
  Jennifer Capriati   Martina Hingis
  Elena Dementieva
  Anke Huber
  Jelena Dokić
  Serena Williams
  Lindsay Davenport
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–0, 6–4
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Apr Porto Open
Porto, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–1
  Magüi Serna   Silvia Farina Elia
  Silvija Talaja
  Petra Mandula
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Lubomira Bacheva
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–1, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
  Alexandra Fusai
  Rita Grande
9 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$565,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–4, 7–5
  Amanda Coetzer   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Nadia Petrova
  Martina Hingis
  Elena Dementieva
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–4, 6–2
  Martina Navratilova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ángeles Montolio
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Elena Bovina   Justine Henin
  Jana Kandarr
  Rita Grande
  Francesca Schiavone
  Tina Pisnik
  Tathiana Garbin
  Květa Hrdličková
  Barbara Rittner
3–6, 7–5, 6–1
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
16 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,200,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Jennifer Capriati
6–0, 4–6, 6–4
  Martina Hingis   Conchita Martínez
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Amy Frazier
  Amanda Coetzer
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
Colortex Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Magdalena Maleeva
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Anne Kremer   Cristina Torrens Valero
  Anikó Kapros
  Francesca Schiavone
  Ángeles Montolio
  Émilie Loit
  Petra Mandula
  Tathiana Garbin
  Janette Husárová
6–1, 6–3
  Janette Husárová
  Dragana Zarić
30 Apr Betty Barclay Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$565,000 - Clay - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–3, 6–0
  Meghann Shaughnessy   Jelena Dokić
  Amanda Coetzer
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Patty Schnyder
  Justine Henin
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
  Květa Hrdličková
  Barbara Rittner
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ángeles Montolio
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Mariana Díaz Oliva   Kim Clijsters
  Sandrine Testud
  Pavlina Nola
  Anna Smashnova
  Tina Pisnik
  Marlene Weingärtner
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
7–5, 6–4
  Nadia Petrova
  Tina Pisnik

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 May Eurocard German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,185,000 - Clay - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
  Jennifer Capriati   Martina Hingis
  Justine Henin
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Amanda Coetzer
  Conchita Martínez
  Miriam Schnitzer
  Els Callens
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–4, 6–3
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
14 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,200,000 - Clay - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Jelena Dokić
7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Amélie Mauresmo   Martina Hingis
  Conchita Martínez
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Paola Suárez
  Francesca Schiavone
  Joannette Kruger
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–1, 6–1
  Paola Suárez
  Patricia Tarabini
TennisCup Vlaanderen
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Barbara Rittner
6–3, 6–2
  Klára Koukalová   Eva Bes
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Laurence Courtois
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Anna Smashnova
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Els Callens
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Kristie Boogert
  Miriam Oremans
21 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Silvia Farina Elia
7–5, 0–6, 6–4
  Anke Huber   Céline Beigbeder
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Ai Sugiyama
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Iroda Tulyaganova
6–1, 7–6(7–0)
  Amanda Coetzer
  Lori McNeil
Open de España Villa de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–5, 6–0
  Ángeles Montolio   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Rossana de los Ríos
  Magüi Serna
  Sandrine Testud
  Lisa Raymond
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–5, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
28 May
4 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$3,745,147 - Clay - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Jennifer Capriati
1–6, 6–4, 12–10
  Kim Clijsters   Martina Hingis
  Justine Henin
  Francesca Schiavone
  Serena Williams
  Petra Mandula
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–1
  Jelena Dokić
  Conchita Martínez
  Tomás Carbonell
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
7–5, 6–3
  Jaime Oncins
  Paola Suárez

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 7–5
  Miriam Oremans   Lisa Raymond
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Anne Kremer
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Virginie Razzano
  Kristina Brandi
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–1, 6–1
  Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Nathalie Tauziat
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Bianka Lamade
6–3, 2–6, 6–2
  Seda Noorlander   Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Wynne Prakusya
  Alena Vašková
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Janet Lee
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–1, 6–4
  Tatiana Perebiynis
  Tatiana Poutchek
18 Jun Britannic Asset Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$565,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–2, 6–0
  Magüi Serna   Chanda Rubin
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Lisa Raymond
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–2
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
Heineken Trophy
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 30S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Justine Henin
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters   Jelena Dokić
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Kristina Brandi
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Tatiana Panova
  Elena Bovina
  Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie
  Nadia Petrova
7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), 6–4
  Kim Clijsters
  Miriam Oremans
25 Jun
2 Jul
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
$4,545,319 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–1, 3–6, 6–0
  Justine Henin   Jennifer Capriati
  Lindsay Davenport
  Conchita Martínez
  Serena Williams
  Kim Clijsters
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
  Leoš Friedl
  Daniela Hantuchová
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Mike Bryan
  Cara Black

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Jul Uniqa Grand Prix
Vienna, Austria
Tier III event
$300,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Iroda Tulyaganova
6–3, 6–2
  Patty Schnyder   Paola Suárez
  Jelena Kostanić
  Marta Marrero
  Barbara Schett
  Anke Huber
  Anna Smashnova
  Paola Suárez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–4, 6–2
  Vanessa Henke
  Lenka Němečková
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/28Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–4
  Cristina Torrens Valero   Gala León García
  Åsa Carlsson
  Magüi Serna
  Tathiana Garbin
  Francesca Schiavone
  Tatiana Panova
  Tathiana Garbin
  Janette Husárová
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
16 Jul Sanex Trophy
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Tier IV event
$150,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Iroda Tulyaganova
6–2, 6–3
  Gala León García   Kim Clijsters
  Marta Marrero
  Magüi Serna
  Ángeles Montolio
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Rossana de los Ríos
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Magüi Serna
6–4, 6–3
  Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
23 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
  Lindsay Davenport   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Monica Seles
  Venus Williams
  Chanda Rubin
  Lilia Osterloh
  Jana Kandarr
  Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Nicole Arendt
  Caroline Vis
Idea Prokom Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Cristina Torrens Valero
6–2, 6–2
  Gala León García   Jelena Dokić
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Anke Huber
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Tatiana Poutchek
  Joannette Kruger
  Francesca Schiavone
6–4, 6–0
  Tatiana Perebiynis
  Anastasia Rodionova
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Casablanca, Morocco
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/26Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Zsófia Gubacsi
1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Maria Elena Camerin   Émilie Loit
  Anikó Kapros
  Martina Suchá
  Anca Barna
  Lenka Němečková
  María Emilia Salerni
  Lubomira Bacheva
  Åsa Carlsson
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  María Emilia Salerni
30 Jul Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$750,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–3
  Monica Seles   Martina Hingis
  Lindsay Davenport
  Ai Sugiyama
  Jennifer Capriati
  Sandrine Testud
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
PreCon Open
Basel, Switzerland
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Adriana Gerši
6–4, 6–1
  Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian   Anna Smashnova
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Bianka Lamade
  Martina Müller
  Gréta Arn
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–2, 7–5
  Joannette Kruger
  Marta Marrero

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Aug estyle.com Classic
Manhattan Beach, United States
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 7–5
  Monica Seles   Martina Hingis
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Amy Frazier
  Serena Williams
  Kim Clijsters
  Elena Dementieva
  Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 7–5
  Nicole Arendt
  Caroline Vis
13 Aug Rogers AT&T Cup
Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$1,200,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–1, 6–7(9–11), 6–3
  Jennifer Capriati   Anke Huber
  Monica Seles
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Jennifer Hopkins
  Sandrine Testud
  Justine Henin
  Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–1
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
20 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Venus Williams
7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport   Kim Clijsters
  Jennifer Capriati
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Justine Henin
  Jelena Dokić
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–0, 3–6, 6–2
  Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
27 Aug
3 Sep
U.S. Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$6,628,000 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–4
  Serena Williams   Martina Hingis
  Jennifer Capriati
  Dája Bedáňová
  Lindsay Davenport
  Kim Clijsters
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 5–7, 7–5
  Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Todd Woodbridge
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 5–7, 7–6(9)
  Leander Paes
  Lisa Raymond

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Sep WTA Brasil Open
Bahia, Brazil
Tier II event
$625,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Monica Seles
6–3, 6–3
  Jelena Dokić   Henrieta Nagyová
  Rossana de los Ríos
  Tatiana Panova
  Amanda Coetzer
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Samantha Reeves
  Amanda Coetzer
  Lori McNeil
6–7(8–10), 6–2, 6–4
  Nicole Arendt
  Patricia Tarabini


Big Island Championships
Waikoloa, United States
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/19Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Sandrine Testud
6–3, 2–0 ret.
  Justine Henin   Lisa Raymond
  Marissa Irvin
  Jill Craybas
  Lilia Osterloh
  Meilen Tu
  Alina Jidkova
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–2, 6–3
  Els Callens
  Nicole Pratt
17 Sep Toyota Princess Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Jelena Dokić
6–4, 6–2
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Kim Clijsters
  Gala León García
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Meilen Tu
  Sandrine Testud
  Ai Sugiyama
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–1, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 - Carpet (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–1, 6–3
  Iva Majoli   Anne Kremer
  Martina Suchá
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Jana Nejedly
  Jennifer Hopkins
  Samantha Reeves
  Samantha Reeves
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Klára Koukalová
  Alena Vašková
24 Sep Sparkassen Cup
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Kim Clijsters
6–1, 6–1
  Magdalena Maleeva   Elena Dementieva
  Nathalie Tauziat
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Anastasia Myskina
  Anne Kremer
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–2
  Květa Hrdličková
  Barbara Rittner
Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/26Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Angelique Widjaja
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–4)
  Joannette Kruger   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Rita Grande
  Tina Pisnik
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Evie Dominikovic
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–3
  Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,185,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jelena Dokić
6–3, 6–3
  Elena Dementieva   Anastasia Myskina
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Martina Hingis
  Barbara Schett
  Francesca Schiavone
  Dája Bedáňová
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
7–6(7–1), 6–3
  Elena Dementieva
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
AIG Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–3, 6–2
  Tamarine Tanasugarn   Ai Sugiyama
  Joannette Kruger
  Rita Grande
  Pavlina Nola
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Saori Obata
  Liezel Huber
  Rachel McQuillan
6–2, 6–0
  Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
8 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
7–5, 6–4
  Justine Henin   Martina Hingis
  Sandrine Testud
  Tatiana Panova
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Anke Huber
  Jennifer Capriati
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
  Justine Henin
  Meghann Shaughnessy
Kiwi Open
Shanghai, China
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/30Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Monica Seles
6–2, 6–3
  Nicole Pratt   Alicia Molik
  Rita Grande
  Stéphanie Foretz
  Cho Yoon-jeong
  Ai Sugiyama
  Janet Lee
  Liezel Huber
  Lenka Němečková
6–0, 7–5
  Evie Dominikovic
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
15 Oct Swisscom Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,185,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–1
  Jelena Dokić   Nathalie Tauziat
  Jennifer Capriati
  Sandrine Testud
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
6–3, 2–6, 6–2
  Sandrine Testud
  Roberta Vinci
EuroTel Slovak Indoors
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Rita Grande
6–1, 6–1
  Martina Suchá   Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Lilia Osterloh
  Květa Hrdličková
  Bianka Lamade
  Anne Kremer
  Dája Bedáňová
  Elena Bovina
6–3, 6–4
  Nathalie Dechy
  Meilen Tu
22 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$565,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–1
  Jelena Dokić   Magdalena Maleeva
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Sandrine Testud
  Chanda Rubin
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Tatiana Panova
  Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
6–1, 6–4
  Els Callens
  Chanda Rubin
SEAT Open
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–2
  Lisa Raymond   Amanda Coetzer
  Tina Pisnik
  Anna Kournikova
  Květa Hrdličková
  Anke Huber
  Meilen Tu
  Elena Bovina
  Daniela Hantuchová
6–3, 6–3
  Bianka Lamade
  Patty Schnyder
29 Oct Sanex Championships
Munich, Germany
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 16S/8D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
Walkover
  Lindsay Davenport   Sandrine Testud
  Kim Clijsters
  Jennifer Capriati
  Justine Henin
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Jelena Dokić
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Nov Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/25Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Patty Schnyder
6–0, 6–4
  Henrieta Nagyová   Rossana de los Ríos
  Tatiana Poutchek
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Anne Kremer
  Tatiana Panova
  Liezel Huber
  Åsa Svensson
  Iroda Tulyaganova
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Liezel Huber
  Wynne Prakusya
Fed Cup
Madrid, Spain
Clay (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Belgium
2–1
  Russia
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  France
  Russia
  Czech Republic
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Spain
  Germany
  Australia

StatisticsEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •   United States - 25 (Auckland, Australian Open, Tokyo Pan Pacific, Oklahoma City, Scottsdale, Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Hamburg, French Open, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, San Diego, Manhattan Beach, Toronto, New Haven, U.S. Open, Bahia, Quebec City, Tokyo Japan Open, Filderstadt, Shanghai, Zurich, Linz and Munich Championships)
  •   Belgium - 6 (Gold Coast, Canberra, 's-Hertogenbosch, Stanford, Leipzig and Luxembourg)
  •   France - 6 (Paris, Nice, Amelia Island, Berlin, Birmingham and Waikoloa)
  •   Spain - 6 (Porto, Estoril, Bol, Madrid, Palermo and Sopot)
  •    Switzerland - 4 (Sydney, Doha, Dubai and Pattaya)
  •   Italy - 3 (Hobart, Strasbourg and Bratislava)
  •   Yugoslavia - 3 (Rome, Tokyo Princess Cup and Moscow)
  •   Germany - 2 (Antwerp and Tashkent)
  •   Uzbekistan - 2 (Vienna and Knokke-Heist)
  •   Argentina - 1 (Bogotá)
  •   Bulgaria - 1 (Budapest)
  •   Czech Republic - 1 (Basel)
  •   Hungary - 1 (Casablanca)
  •   Indonesia - 1 (Indonesia)
  •   South Africa - 1 (Acapulco)

RankingsEdit

Below are the 2001 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[3]
No Player Name Nation Points 2000 Change
1 Lindsay Davenport   USA 4,902 2 +1
2 Jennifer Capriati   USA 4,892 14 +12
3 Venus Williams   USA 4,128 3 =
4 Martina Hingis    SUI 3,944 1 -3
5 Kim Clijsters   BEL 3,265 18 +13
6 Serena Williams   USA 3,004 6 =
7 Justine Henin   BEL 2,989 48 +41
8 Jelena Dokić   YUG 2,780 26 +18
9 Amélie Mauresmo   FRA 2,765 16 +7
10 Monica Seles   USA 2,306 4 -6
11 Sandrine Testud   FRA 2,056 17 +6
12 Meghann Shaughnessy   USA 1,833 39 +27
13 Nathalie Tauziat   FRA 1,754 10 -3
14 Silvia Farina Elia   ITA 1,738 63 +49
15 Elena Dementieva   RUS 1,576 11 -4
16 Magdalena Maleeva   BUL 1,571 22 +6
17 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   ESP 1,548 8 -9
18 Anke Huber   GER 1,444 19 +1
19 Amanda Coetzer   RSA 1,426 12 -7
20 Iroda Tulyaganova   UZB 1,295 75 +55
Doubles Year-end Ranking[4]
No Player Name Nation Points 2000 Change
1 Lisa Raymond   USA 4,098 5 +4
2 Rennae Stubbs   AUS 3,712 5 +3
3 Cara Black   ZIM 2,614 14 +11
4 Elena Likhovtseva   RUS 2,605 18 +14
5 Nathalie Tauziat   FRA 2,535 9 +4
6 Paola Suárez   ARG 2,512 7 +1
7 Kimberly Po-Messerli   USA 2,364 20 +13
8 Virginia Ruano Pascual   ESP 2,344 10 +2
9 Ai Sugiyama   JPN 2,018 1 -8
10 Nicole Arendt   USA 1,796 11 +1
11 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   ESP 1,790 16 +5
12 Jelena Dokić   YUG 1,710 50 +38
13 Sandrine Testud   FRA 1,578 22 +9
14 Meghann Shaughnessy   USA 1,476 35 +21
15 Kim Clijsters   BEL 1,357 47 +32
16 Els Callens   BEL 1,335 15 -1
17 Amanda Coetzer   RSA 1,312 26 +9
18 Barbara Schett   AUT 1,293 13 -5
19 Conchita Martínez   ESP 1,265 27 +8
20 Katarina Srebotnik   SLO 1,256 34 +14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 Tournament Archive". WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ "2001 WTA Tour schedule and winners". The Independent. 11 November 2001.
  3. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Sanex WTA Rankings - Singles Ranking For: 12 November 2001" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  4. ^ Hill, James (2011-11-11). "Sanex WTA Rankings - Doubles Ranking For: 12 November 2001" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved 2011-05-24.

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