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The 2002 Sanex WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2002 tennis season. The WTA Tour calendar comprised the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA Tier I-V Events, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF) and the year-end championships.

2002 WTA Tour
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Serena Williams won eight titles, including three Grand Slams, to finish the year at No. 1 in the singles ranking.
Details
DurationDecember 31, 2001
- November 11, 2002
Edition32nd
Tournaments64
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (17)
WTA Tier III (17)
WTA Tier IV (9)
WTA Tier V (7)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Serena Williams (8)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Venus Williams (11)
Prize money leaderUnited States Serena Williams
($3,935,668)
Points leaderUnited States Serena Williams (6,080)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Serena Williams
Doubles Team of the yearSpain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Most improved
player of the year
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Newcomer of the yearRussia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Comeback
player of the year
United States Corina Morariu
2001
2003

New tournaments created for the 2002 season included the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium; a new green clay event, the Sarasota Clay Court Classic, in Sarasota, U.S.; and the Nordea Nordic Light Open held in Espoo, Finland. Another new tournament was created to be held in Aarhus, Denmark, but was later cancelled. Also, the French Community Championships moved cities from Knokke-Heist to Brussels, and the Kroger St. Jude Championship was moved from Oklahoma City, U.S. to a new location in Memphis.

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Season summaryEdit

Serena Williams was the outright player of the year, ascending to No. 1 for the first time in July and holding it for the rest of that season. She won her second, third and fourth Grand Slam singles titles at the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open, beating her sister Venus in all three finals. This would lead to her non-calendar Grand Slam (dubbed the "Serena Slam") which she would complete at the Australian Open the following year. Her win-loss record for the year was 56–5. Venus Williams also ascended to the No. 1 ranking in February, and finished the season at No. 2. Jennifer Capriati defended her Australian Open title to win her third Grand Slam title, after the two she won in 2001.

Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez were the doubles team of the year, and finished the season as the top 2 on the individual rankings. Their titles at the French Open and the U.S. Open represented their second and third Slam titles together. Serena Williams and Venus Williams won their fifth Grand Slam doubles title together at Wimbledon, and Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova won their second doubles title together at the Australian Open, with it being Hingis' 9th overall.

Former No. 1 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario announced her retirement at the end of the season, although she returned in 2004 to play doubles tournaments.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2002 WTA Tour schedule.

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
31 Dec Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Spain
2–1
  United States
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Australia
   Switzerland
  Argentina
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Italy
  Belgium
  France
Brisbane International
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
7–5, 6–2
  Justine Henin   Nadia Petrova
  Dája Bedáňová
  Ai Sugiyama
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Tina Pisnik
  Anca Barna
  Justine Henin
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–1, 7–6(8–6)
  Miriam Oremans
  Åsa Svensson
ASB Bank Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Smashnova
6–2, 6–2
  Tatiana Panova   Anna Kournikova
  Silvija Talaja
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Anne Kremer
  Tatiana Poutchek
  Nicole Arendt
  Liezel Huber
7–5, 6–4
  Květa Hrdličková
  Henrieta Nagyová
7 Jan Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–3
  Meghann Shaughnessy   Serena Williams
  Kim Clijsters
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Justine Henin
  Sandrine Testud
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
Walkover
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Suchá
7–6(9–7), 6–1
  Anabel Medina Garrigues   Amy Frazier
  Nicole Pratt
  Rita Grande
  Janette Husárová
  Meilen Tu
  Alina Jidkova
  Tathiana Garbin
  Rita Grande
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
  Catherine Barclay
  Christina Wheeler
Canberra Women's Classic
Canberra, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Smashnova
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
  Tamarine Tanasugarn   Lilia Osterloh
  Amanda Grahame
  Patty Schnyder
  Nathalie Dechy
  Émilie Loit
  Petra Mandula
  Nannie de Villiers
  Irina Selyutina
6–2, 6–3
  Samantha Reeves
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
14 Jan
21 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,818,613 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Jennifer Capriati
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
  Martina Hingis   Kim Clijsters
  Monica Seles
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Justine Henin
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Venus Williams
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Kevin Ullyett
  Daniela Hantuchová
6–3, 6–2
  Gastón Etlis
  Paola Suárez
28 Jan Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3
  Monica Seles   Silvia Farina Elia
  Anna Kournikova
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Sandrine Testud
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Anne Kremer
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 6–1
  Els Callens
  Roberta Vinci

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Feb Open GDF Suez
Paris, France
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
Walkover
  Jelena Dokić   Amélie Mauresmo
  Monica Seles
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Francesca Schiavone
  Elena Dementieva
  Justine Henin
  Nathalie Dechy
  Meilen Tu
Walkover
  Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
11 Feb Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
  Justine Henin   Amélie Mauresmo
  Patty Schnyder
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Dája Bedáňová
  Eva Dyrberg
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Patty Schnyder
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
  Nathalie Dechy
  Meilen Tu
Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
7–6(8–6), 6–3
  Tamarine Tanasugarn   Alicia Molik
  Janette Husárová
  Nicole Pratt
  Tathiana Garbin
  Maja Matevžič
  Anastasia Myskina
  Janette Husárová
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–3
  Alexandra Fusai
  Caroline Vis
18 Feb Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
  Sandrine Testud   Venus Williams
  Monica Seles
  Anastasia Myskina
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Tina Pisnik
  Ángeles Montolio
  Barbara Rittner
  María Vento-Kabchi
6–3, 6–2
  Sandrine Testud
  Roberta Vinci
U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lisa Raymond
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(11–9)
  Alexandra Stevenson   Alina Jidkova
  Ai Sugiyama
  Jana Nejedly
  Silvija Talaja
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Jill Craybas
  Ai Sugiyama
  Elena Tatarkova
6–4, 2–6, 6–0
  Melissa Middleton
  Brie Rippner
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/29Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Fabiola Zuluaga
6–1, 6–4
  Katarina Srebotnik   Cristina Torrens Valero
  Catalina Castaño
  Rossana de los Ríos
  Paola Suárez
  Céline Beigbeder
  María Emilia Salerni
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–1
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
25 Feb State Farm Women's Tennis Classic
Scottsdale, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
  Jennifer Capriati   Nathalie Dechy
  Martina Hingis
  Barbara Schett
  Francesca Schiavone
  Nicole Pratt
  Dája Bedáňová
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$200,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–2
  Paola Suárez   Elena Dementieva
  Anna Kournikova
  Émilie Loit
  Amanda Coetzer
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Janette Husárová
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–5, 6–1
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Mar
11 Mar
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Daniela Hantuchová
6–3, 6–4
  Martina Hingis   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Monica Seles
  Anna Smashnova
  Lisa Raymond
  Amanda Coetzer
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 6–0
  Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
18 Mar
25 Mar
NASDAQ-100 Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$2,860,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
  Jennifer Capriati   Monica Seles
  Venus Williams
  Tatiana Panova
  Kim Clijsters
  Martina Hingis
  Elena Dementieva
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 6–3
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Apr Porto Open
Porto, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/28Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ángeles Montolio
6–1, 2–6, 7–5
  Magüi Serna   Maja Matevžič
  Zsófia Gubacsi
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Jelena Kostanić
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Cara Black
  Cara Black
  Irina Selyutina
7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Kristie Boogert
  Magüi Serna
Sarasota Open
Sarasota, United States
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Green) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jelena Dokić
6–2, 6–2
  Tatiana Panova   Virginie Razzano
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Patty Schnyder
  Paola Suárez
  Janette Husárová
  Anastasia Myskina
  Jelena Dokić
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–3
  Els Callens
  Conchita Martínez
8 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
  Justine Henin   Anne Kremer
  Jelena Dokić
  Paola Suárez
  Sandrine Testud
  Elena Dementieva
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–2
  María Emilia Salerni
  Åsa Svensson
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Magüi Serna
6–4, 6–2
  Anca Barna   Dinara Safina
  Elena Bovina
  Ángeles Montolio
  Maja Matevžič
  Tina Pisnik
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Elena Bovina
  Zsófia Gubacsi
6–3, 6–1
  Barbara Rittner
  María Vento-Kabchi
15 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Iva Majoli
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Patty Schnyder   Jennifer Capriati
  Sandrine Testud
  Anastasia Myskina
  Serena Williams
  Amanda Coetzer
  Stéphanie Foretz
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)
  Alexandra Fusai
  Caroline Vis
Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Müller
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
  Myriam Casanova   Tatiana Poutchek
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Martina Suchá
  Cara Black
  Rita Kuti-Kis
  Lubomira Bacheva
  Catherine Barclay
  Émilie Loit
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Elena Bovina
  Zsófia Gubacsi
22 April Fed Cup: First Round
Brussels, Belgium, Clay (i)
Milan, Italy, Clay
Bratislava, Slovakia, Clay
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Clay
Charlotte, NC, USA, Clay
Bol, Croatia, Clay
Almería, Spain, Clay
Dresden, Germany, Clay
First Round winners
  Belgium 3–1
  Italy 5–0
  Slovakia 3–2
  France 3–2
  Austria 3–2
  Croatia 3–2
  Spain 4–1
  Germany 3–2
First Round losers
  Australia
  Sweden
   Switzerland
  Argentina
  United States
  Czech Republic
  Hungary
  Russia
29 Apr Betty Barclay Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$585,000 - Clay - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
1–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Venus Williams   Martina Hingis
  Jelena Dokić
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Justine Henin
  Barbara Schett
  Martina Hingis
  Barbara Schett
6–1, 6–1
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Åsa Svensson
6–3, 4–6, 6–1
  Iva Majoli   Tathiana Garbin
  Libuše Průšová
  Elena Dementieva
  Tina Pisnik
  Vera Zvonareva
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Tathiana Garbin
  Angelique Widjaja
7–5, 3–6, 6–4
  Elena Bovina
  Henrieta Nagyová

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 May Eurocard German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Clay - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Serena Williams   Jennifer Capriati
  Anna Smashnova
  Sandrine Testud
  Nathalie Dechy
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
0–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Bovina
6–3, 6–1
  Henrieta Nagyová   Vera Zvonareva
  Silvija Talaja
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Selima Sfar
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Jelena Kostanić
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–1, 6–1
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Silvija Talaja
13 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Clay - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Justine Henin   Kim Clijsters
  Jennifer Capriati
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Sandrine Testud
  Anastasia Myskina
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–3, 6–4
  Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
20 May Open de España
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Monica Seles
6–4, 6–2
  Chanda Rubin   Paola Suárez
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Anna Smashnova
  Clarisa Fernández
  Émilie Loit
  Magüi Serna
  Martina Navratilova
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–3
  Rossana de los Ríos
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Silvia Farina Elia
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Jelena Dokić   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Jelena Kostanić
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Barbara Schwartz
  Lisa Raymond
  Jennifer Hopkins
  Jelena Kostanić
0–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Caroline Dhenin
  Maja Matevžič
27 May
3 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,664,160 - Clay - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Serena Williams
7–5, 6–3
  Venus Williams   Jennifer Capriati
  Clarisa Fernández
  Jelena Dokić
  Mary Pierce
  Paola Suárez
  Monica Seles
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–2
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Wayne Black
  Cara Black
6–3, 6–3
  Mark Knowles
  Elena Bovina

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jelena Dokić
6–2, 6–3
  Anastasia Myskina   Lisa Raymond
  Nicole Pratt
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Clarisa Fernández
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Anne Kremer
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Els Callens
6–4, 6–3
  Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Nathalie Tauziat
Wien Energie Grand Prix
Vienna, Austria
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Smashnova
6–4, 6–1
  Iroda Tulyaganova   Patricia Wartusch
  Petra Mandula
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Patty Schnyder
  Barbara Schett
  Iva Majoli
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–2, 6–4
  Barbara Schwartz
  Jasmin Wöhr
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian
6–4, 6–4
  Tatiana Poutchek   Tathiana Garbin
  Roberta Vinci
  Nadejda Ostrovskaya
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Tatiana Perebiynis
  Lioudmila Skavronskaia
  Tatiana Perebiynis
  Tatiana Poutchek
7–5, 6–2
  Mia Buric
  Galina Fokina
17 Jun Britannic Asset Management Champ's
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$585,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Chanda Rubin
6–1, 6–3
  Anastasia Myskina   Dája Bedáňová
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Amy Frazier
  Anne Kremer
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–7(5–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–2
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 30S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Eleni Daniilidou
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Elena Dementieva   Tina Pisnik
  Justine Henin
  Kim Clijsters
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Elena Bovina
  Catherine Barclay
  Martina Müller
6–4, 7–5
  Bianka Lamade
  Magdalena Maleeva
24 Jun
1 Jul
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$4,448,330 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Serena Williams
7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Venus Williams   Justine Henin
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Monica Seles
  Jennifer Capriati
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
6–2, 7–5
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–2, 1–6, 6–1
  Kevin Ullyett
  Daniela Hantuchová

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jul French Community Championships
Brussels, Belgium
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/29Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Myriam Casanova
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Émilie Loit
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Magüi Serna
  Barbara Schwartz
  Martina Müller
  Barbara Schett
  Barbara Schwartz
  Jasmin Wöhr
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
  Tathiana Garbin
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Casablanca, Morocco
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Patricia Wartusch
5–7, 6–3, 6–3
  Klára Koukalová   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Gisela Dulko
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Petra Mandula
  Zsófia Gubacsi
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–2, 6–1
  Gisela Dulko
  Conchita Martínez Granados
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/27Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–3
  Vera Zvonareva   Paola Suárez
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Céline Beigbeder
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
  Lubomira Bacheva
  Nadejda Ostrovskaya
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
6–4, 6–3
  Lubomira Bacheva
  Angelika Rösch
22 April Fed Cup: Quarterfinal
Bologna, Italy, Clay
Bratislava, Slovakia, Carpet (i)
Pörtschach, Austria, Clay
Capdepera, Spain, Clay
Quarterfinal winners
  Italy 4–1
  Slovakia 4–1
  Austria 4–1
  Spain 5–0
Quarterfinal losers
  Belgium
  France
  Croatia
  Germany
22 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–3, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters   Lisa Raymond
  Lindsay Davenport
  Anna Kournikova
  Monica Seles
  Jelena Janković
  Jelena Dokić
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 6–1
  Janette Husárová
  Conchita Martínez
Idea Prokom Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$300,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Dinara Safina
6–3, 4–0 retired
  Henrieta Nagyová   Tathiana Garbin
  Vera Zvonareva
  Barbara Rittner
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Magüi Serna
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–2
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
29 Jul Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$775,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–2
  Jelena Dokić   Lindsay Davenport
  Anna Kournikova
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
  Anna Smashnova
  Jennifer Capriati
  Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
6–2, 6–4
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Aug JPMorgan Chase Open
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Chanda Rubin
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport   Jelena Dokić
  Ai Sugiyama
  Serena Williams
  Rita Grande
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Jennifer Capriati
  Kim Clijsters
  Jelena Dokić
6–3, 6–3
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Espoo, Finland
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
0–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
  Denisa Chládková   Patricia Wartusch
  Martina Suchá
  Åsa Svensson
  Petra Mandula
  Patty Schnyder
  Gala León García
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
  Eva Bes-Ostariz
  María José Martínez Sánchez
12 Aug Rogers AT&T Cup
Montreal, Canada
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–4, 6–1
  Jennifer Capriati   Daniela Hantuchová
  Jelena Dokić
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Barbara Schett
  Martina Hingis
  Justine Henin
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Rika Fujiwara
  Ai Sugiyama
19 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
7–5, 6–0
  Lindsay Davenport   Daniela Hantuchová
  Anastasia Myskina
  Laura Granville
  Patty Schnyder
  Martina Hingis
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
  Tathiana Garbin
  Janette Husárová
26 Aug
2 Sep
U.S. Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$6,261,690 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–4, 6–3
  Venus Williams   Lindsay Davenport
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Elena Bovina
  Jennifer Capriati
  Monica Seles
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–1
  Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
  Mike Bryan
  Lisa Raymond
7–6(11–9), 7–6(7–1)
  Bob Bryan
  Katarina Srebotnik

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Sep Brasil Open
Bahia, Brasil
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anastasia Myskina
6–3, 0–6, 6–2
  Eleni Daniilidou   Jelena Dokić
  Monica Seles
  Amanda Coetzer
  Maja Matevžič
  Patty Schnyder
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–1
  Émilie Loit
  Rossana de los Ríos
SVW Polo Open
Shanghai, China
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Smashnova
6–2, 6–3
  Anna Kournikova   Angelique Widjaja
  Ai Sugiyama
  Miho Saeki
  Clarisa Fernández
  Jelena Kostanić
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Anna Kournikova
  Janet Lee
7–5, 6–3
  Rika Fujiwara
  Ai Sugiyama
Big Island Championships
Waikoloa, United States
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/22Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Cara Black
7–6(7–1), 6–4
  Lisa Raymond   Gala León García
  Els Callens
  Jill Craybas
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Samantha Reeves
  Conchita Martínez
  Meilen Tu
  María Vento-Kabchi
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Nannie de Villiers
  Irina Selyutina
16 Sep Toyota Princess Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
2–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters   Amy Frazier
  Jelena Dokić
  Nicole Pratt
  Tatiana Panova
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–4
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 - Carpet (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Bovina
6–3, 6–4
  Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian   Silvia Farina Elia
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Angelika Rösch
  Samantha Reeves
  Jessica Steck
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  María Emilia Salerni
  Fabiola Zuluaga
23 Sep Sparkassen Cup
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–3, 6–2
  Anastasia Myskina   Justine Henin
  Kim Clijsters
  Janette Husárová
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Barbara Rittner
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Serena Williams
6–3, 7–5
  Janette Husárová
  Paola Suárez
Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
3–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
  Conchita Martínez   Sarah Taylor
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Rossana de los Ríos
  Marta Marrero
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Saori Obata
  Cara Black
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–2, 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
30 Sep Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Magdalena Maleeva
5–7, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Lindsay Davenport   Amélie Mauresmo
  Amanda Coetzer
  Nathalie Dechy
  Maja Matevžič
  Nadia Petrova
  Elena Bovina
  Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
2–6, 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
  Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
AIG Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jill Craybas
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Silvija Talaja   Sarah Taylor
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Ai Sugiyama
  Yuka Yoshida
  Jelena Kostanić
  Alicia Molik
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Nana Miyagi
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$625,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Daniela Hantuchová   Elena Dementieva
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Myriam Casanova
  Tatiana Panova
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–4
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Paola Suárez
14 Oct Swisscom Challenge
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Patty Schnyder
6–7(5–7), 7–6(10–8), 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport   Conchita Martínez
  Justine Henin
  Alexandra Stevenson
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Marie-Gaïané Mikaelian
  Kim Clijsters
  Elena Bovina
  Justine Henin
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
  Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
VUB Open
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Maja Matevžič
6–0, 6–1
  Iveta Benešová   Nathalie Dechy
  Rita Grande
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Eva Fislová
  Émilie Loit
  Rossana de los Ríos
  Maja Matevžič
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–4, 6–0
  Nathalie Dechy
  Meilen Tu
21 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–3, 6–0
  Alexandra Stevenson   Daniela Hantuchová
  Chanda Rubin
  Jennifer Capriati
  Anna Smashnova
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Jelena Dokić
  Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
6–3, 6–2
  Rika Fujiwara
  Ai Sugiyama
SEAT Open Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–1, 6–2
  Magdalena Maleeva   Virginie Razzano
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Laura Granville
  Janette Husárová
  Tina Pisnik
  Elena Bovina
  Kim Clijsters
  Janette Husárová
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Květa Peschke
  Barbara Rittner
28 Oct Fed Cup: Final
Gran Canaria, Spain, Hard (i)
  Slovakia
2–1
  Spain   Italy 1–3
  Austria 2–3

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Nov WTA Tour Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 16S/8D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–3
  Serena Williams   Jennifer Capriati
  Venus Williams
  Jelena Dokić
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Justine Henin
  Monica Seles
  Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/28Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Angelique Widjaja
6–2, 6–4
  Cho Yoon-jeong   Tatiana Panova
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Silvija Talaja
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Kelly Liggan
  Renata Voráčová
7–5, 7–6(9–7)
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Tatiana Panova

RankingsEdit

Below are the 2002 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

SinglesEdit

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Nation Points 2001 Change
1 Serena Williams   USA 6,080 6 +5
2 Venus Williams   USA 5,140 3 +1
3 Jennifer Capriati   USA 3,796 2 -1
4 Kim Clijsters   BEL 3,557 5 +1
5 Justine Henin   BEL 3,218 7 +2
6 Amélie Mauresmo   FRA 3,068 9 +3
7 Monica Seles   USA 2,952 10 +3
8 Daniela Hantuchová   SVK 2,668 38 +30
9 Jelena Dokić   YUG 2,506 8 -1
10 Martina Hingis    SUI 2,348 4 -6
11 Anastasia Myskina   RUS 1,908 59 +48
12 Lindsay Davenport   USA 1,795 1 -11
13 Chanda Rubin   USA 1,752 54 +41
14 Magdalena Maleeva   BUL 1,701 16 +2
15 Patty Schnyder    SUI 1,644 37 +22
16 Anna Smashnova   ISR 1,617 87 +71
17 Silvia Farina Elia   ITA 1,596 14 -3
18 Alexandra Stevenson   USA 1,444 60 +42
19 Elena Dementieva   RUS 1,426 15 -4
20 Nathalie Dechy   FRA 1,295 44 +24

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Lindsay Davenport (USA) Year-End 2001 13 January 2002
  Jennifer Capriati (USA) 14 January 2002 24 February 2002
  Venus Williams (USA) 25 February 2002 17 March 2002
  Jennifer Capriati (USA) 18 March 2002 21 April 2002
  Venus Williams (USA) 22 April 2002 19 May 2002
  Jennifer Capriati (USA) 20 May 2002 9 June 2002
  Venus Williams (USA) 10 June 2002 7 July 2002
  Serena Williams (USA) 8 July 2002 Year-End 2002

DoublesEdit

Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Nation Points 2001 Change
1 Paola Suárez   ARG 3,863 6 +5
2 Virginia Ruano Pascual   ESP 3,822 8 +6
3 Lisa Raymond   USA 3,360 1 -2
4 Rennae Stubbs   AUS 3,304 4 =
5 Janette Husárová   SVK 3,107 28 +23
6 Elena Dementieva   RUS 2,765 98 +92
7 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   ESP 2,256 11 +4
8 Daniela Hantuchová   SVK 2,344 56 +48
9 Cara Black   ZIM 2,085 3 -6
10 Elena Likhovtseva   RUS 2,043 4 -6
11 Anna Kournikova   RUS 1,992 26 +15
12 Ai Sugiyama   JPN 1,912 9 -3
13 Rika Fujiwara   JPN 1,725 135 +122
14 Jelena Dokić   YUG 1,615 12 -2
15 Martina Hingis    SUI 1,504 30 +15
16 Conchita Martínez   ESP 1,372 19 +3
17 Meghann Shaughnessy   USA 1,371 14 -3
18 Liezel Huber   RSA 1,302 21 +3
19 Nicole Arendt   USA 1,232 10 -9
20 Kimberly Po-Messerli   USA 1,153 7 -13

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Lisa Raymond (USA) Year-End 2001 8 September 2002
  Paola Suárez (ARG) 9 September 2002 Year-End 2002

StatisticsEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •   United States - 22 (Gold Coast, Australian Open, Paris, Antwerp, Doha, Memphis, Scottsdale, Miami, Amelia Island, Rome, Madrid, French Open, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Haven, U.S. Open, Tokyo Princess Cup, Leipzig and Tokyo Japan Open)
  •   Belgium - 6 (Hamburg, Berlin, Filderstadt, Linz, Luxembourg and WTA Tour Championships)
  •   Russia - 6 (Warsaw, Sopot, Espoo, Bahia, Quebec City and Bali)
  •    Switzerland - 5 (Sydney, Tokyo Pan Pacific, Tashkent, Brussels and Zurich)
  •   Israel - 4 (Auckland, Canberra, Vienna and Shanghai)
  •   Spain - 2 (Porto and Estoril)
  •   France - 2 (Dubai and Montreal)
  •   Slovenia - 2 (Acapulco and Bratislava)
  •   Slovakia - 2 (Hobart and Indian Wells)
  •   FR Yugoslavia - 2 (Sarasota and Birmingham)
  •   Argentina - 1 (Palermo)
  •   Austria - 1 (Casablanca)
  •   Bulgaria - 1 (Moscow)
  •   Colombia - 1 (Bogotá)
  •   Croatia - 1 (Charleston)
  •   Germany - 1 (Budapest)
  •   Greece - 1 ('s-Hertogenbosch)
  •   Indonesia - 1 (Pattaya City)
  •   Italy - 1 (Strasbourg)
  •   Sweden - 1 (Bol)
  •   Zimbabwe - 1 (Waikoloa)

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schröder, Liz (2002-11-11). "Sanex WTA Rankings - Singles Ranking For: 11 November 2002" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  2. ^ Schröder, Liz (2002-11-11). "Sanex WTA Rankings - Doubles Ranking For: 11 November 2002" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved 2012-07-23.