2004 WTA Tour Championships

The 2004 WTA Tour Championships was a women's round robin tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, United States. It was the 34th edition of the year-end singles championships, the 29th edition of the year-end doubles championships, and was part of the 2004 WTA Tour. The tournament was held between November 10 and November 15, 2004. First-seeded Maria Sharapova won the singles event, the first, and so far only, Russian to win the tournament, and earned $1,000,000 first-prize money as well as 485 ranking points.[1][2][3]

2004 WTA Tour Championships
DateNovember 10 – 15
CategoryYear-end championships
Draw8S (round robin) / 4D
Prize money$3,000,000
LocationLos Angeles, United States
VenueStaples Center
Russia Maria Sharapova
Russia Nadia Petrova / United States Meghann Shaughnessy
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Justine Henin-Hardenne had qualified for the tournament but withdrew due to illness (cytomegalovirus).[4]



  Maria Sharapova defeated   Serena Williams, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4.


  Nadia Petrova /   Meghann Shaughnessy defeated   Cara Black /   Rennae Stubbs, 7–5, 6–2.


  1. ^ "Sharapova Edges S. Williams". The Washington Post. November 16, 2004. p. D02.
  2. ^ Paul Levine (December 8, 2004). "Sharapova defeats Serena in WTA Tour Championship final". sports.espn.go.com. ESPN.
  3. ^ "Sharapova wins season's finale". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. November 16, 2004.
  4. ^ "Henin-Hardenne's season ends because of virus". articles.philly.com. Philly.com. October 12, 2004.

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