2002 WTA Tour Championships

The 2002 WTA Tour Championships, also known by its sponsored name Home Depot Championships Presented by Porsche, was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, United States. It was the 32nd edition of the year-end singles championships, the 27th edition of the year-end doubles championships, and was part of the 2002 WTA Tour. The tournament was held between November 6 and November 11, 2002.[1] Fifth-seeded Kim Clijsters won the singles event and earned $765,000 first-prize money as well as 485 ranking points. Total attendance for the event, held for the first time at the Staples Center, was 56,862.[2]

2002 WTA Tour Championships
DateNovember 6 – 11
Edition32nd
CategoryYear-end championships
Draw16S/8D
Prize money$3,000,000
SurfaceHard/indoor
LocationLos Angeles, United States
VenueStaples Center
Champions
Singles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Doubles
Russia Elena Dementieva / Slovakia Janette Husárová
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Amélie Mauresmo and Martina Hingis had qualified for the tournament but withdrew due to injuries.[3]

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Kim Clijsters defeated   Serena Williams, 7–5, 6–3.

  • It was Clijsters' 4th title of the year and the 10th of her career.

DoublesEdit

  Elena Dementieva /   Janette Husárová defeated   Cara Black /   Elena Likhovtseva, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clijsters claims season finale". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. November 12, 2002.
  2. ^ Lisa Dillman (November 12, 2002). "Relatively Big Victory for Clijsters". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Lisa Dillman (October 29, 2002). "Trio Is L.A.-Bound for Elite 16". Los Angeles Times.

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