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The 2005 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2005 tennis season. The 2005 WTA Tour included 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 were not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

2005 WTA Tour
Kim Clijsters 2006.jpg
Kim Clijsters won nine titles, including her maiden slam at the US Open.
Details
DurationJanuary 3 – November 13, 2005
Edition35th
Tournaments63
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (10)
WTA Tier II (16)
WTA Tier III (16)
WTA Tier IV (14)
WTA Tier V (2)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesBelgium Kim Clijsters (9)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Lindsay Davenport (10)
Prize money leaderBelgium Kim Clijsters
(US$3,983,654)
Points leaderUnited States Lindsay Davenport (4,910)
Awards
Player of the yearBelgium Kim Clijsters
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
Most improved
player of the year
Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic
Newcomer of the yearIndia Sania Mirza
Comeback
player of the year
Belgium Kim Clijsters
2004
2006

Contents

Season summaryEdit

SinglesEdit

Going into 2005, Lindsay Davenport was holding the No. 1 ranking and therefore was the top seed at the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open. She reached the final for the first time since she won the event in 2000, coming back against Alicia Molik in the quarterfinals and Nathalie Dechy in the semifinals. Molik had a successful warm-up by winning the tournament in Sydney. Meanwhile, Serena Williams came through in the bottom half, beating Amélie Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova. In the final, Williams won her seventh Grand Slam title, and first since Wimbledon 2003. Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters both continued to struggle with injuries and skipped the event.

 
Justine Henin-Hardenne made a successful return from injury, winning the French Open.

The following week, Sharapova won the event in Tokyo, beating Davenport in the final. Moving into February, Mauresmo proved strong, winning in Antwerp and reaching the Paris final before losing to Dinara Safina. Sharapova also won the event in Doha, with Davenport winning in Dubai. Molik reached the semifinals of Antwerp and the final of Doha to continue her strong start to the season. Clijsters returned to competition in Antwerp, losing to Venus Williams.

Clijsters then won 14 straight matches to take back-to-back titles in Indian Wells and Miami. In the former, she beat Davenport (who had defeated Maria Sharapova 6–0, 6–0 in the semi-finals) in the final. In the latter, she beat Sharapova in the final. Clijsters was only the second woman to achieve the feat of winning both tournaments, after Steffi Graf in 1996.

Henin-Hardenne returned to competitive tennis in Miami, where she lost to Sharapova, but she then went on to dominate the clay season, winning events in Charleston, Warsaw and Berlin and building a 17-match winning streak. In the other big clay tournament in Rome, Mauresmo came out as the champion. Also enjoying good results in the clay season were Nadia Petrova, who reached the final of Berlin and the semifinals of Amelia Island and Patty Schnyder, who reached the semifinals of Berlin and Charleston, and the final of Rome. Davenport won the title in Amelia Island.

As the favourite to win the French Open title, Henin-Hardenne reached the final, saving match points against Kuznetsova in the fourth round, before beating Sharapova in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she beat Petrova. On the top half of the draw, Mary Pierce moved through to her first Grand Slam final since 2000 by defeating Davenport in the quarterfinals and then Elena Likhovtseva in the semifinals. Henin-Hardenne eventually won her fourth Grand Slam title, beating Pierce with the loss of only two games.

 
Venus Williams' Wimbledon triumph was her first singles Grand Slam trophy since 2001.

Wimbledon opened up with an early upset, as Henin-Hardenne became the first French Open champion to crash out in the first round, losing to Eleni Daniilidou, who brought an end to the Belgian's 24-match win streak. Australian Open champion Serena Williams also continued her struggles since that title, losing in the third round to Jill Craybas. In the semifinals, Venus Williams beat defending champion Sharapova, while Davenport moved past Mauresmo in a tight match. The final turned out to be the longest women's final in Wimbledon history, with Williams saving a match point before going on to win her third Wimbledon title, after 2000 and 2001.[1]

The summer hardcourt season saw a strong run from Kim Clijsters, who won titles in Stanford, Los Angeles and Toronto. Her only loss in the lead-up to the U.S. Open came against Peng Shuai in San Diego. In the absence of Clijsters, Mary Pierce won that event, beating Ai Sugiyama in the final. Lindsay Davenport took the title in New Haven, over Mauresmo in the final.

Maria Sharapova became the first Russian, male or female, to be ranked World No. 1 by the WTA Tour; she claimed the ranking on 22 August,[2] though Lindsay Davenport would reclaim the ranking the following week. Sharapova would herself recapture the top ranking following the US Open, despite losing in the semi-finals to Kim Clijsters. She would hold it until the end of the season, when again Davenport took over at the top.

 
Kim Clijsters won the U.S. Open as the culmination of a dominant summer.

After a struggling season up until now, Svetlana Kuznetsova went into her U.S. Open title defense in poor form, and subsequently lost on the very first day, becoming the first defending women's champion to lose in the first round.[3] 2003 champion Henin-Hardenne lost to Mary Pierce in the fourth round, while Venus Williams beat her sister, Serena, in the fourth round, before losing to Clijsters in the quarterfinals. Eventually, Clijsters beat Sharapova to reach the final. On the bottom half of the draw, Pierce followed up her upset of Henin-Hardenne with wins over Mauresmo and Dementieva, who beat Davenport in the quarterfinals, to reach her second Grand Slam final of the year. There, she lost to Clijsters, who finally won her first Grand Slam title after losing in four finals previously.

The fall season started with a surprise final in Beijing, with Maria Kirilenko beating Anna-Lena Grönefeld to win the event. Grönefeld also reached the final in Luxembourg, where she lost to Clijsters. Davenport won three tournaments in the last stretch of the year in Bali, Stuttgart and Zurich to secure the year end No. 1 ranking for the second straight season. Mary Pierce won her second Tier I event of the season in the Moscow event. Nadia Petrova won her first title after several lost finals in Linz, and Amélie Mauresmo won her third straight title in Philadelphia. It also proved a successful period for Patty Schnyder, who was the runner-up in Zurich and Linz, and Francesca Schiavone, who recorded three runner-up finishes in Bali, Hasselt and Moscow. Nicole Vaidišová won three smaller titles in three weeks in Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok respectively.

In the big finish to the season, the year-ending championships, Mauresmo beat Pierce to win her biggest career title up to that point, with Davenport and Sharapova reaching the semifinals. Petrova, Dementieva, Clijsters and Schnyder were the other qualifiers.

Notable breakthrough playersEdit

The 2005 season saw the breakthrough of 17-year-old Serbian Ana Ivanovic into the WTA Tour. Starting the season ranked World No. 97 (an increase of 608 places from the previous year), Ivanovic won her first WTA career title at the Canberra International as a qualifier, defeating lucky loser Melinda Czink in the final, 7–5, 6–1.[4] She then went on to make her Grand Slam debut at the 2005 Australian Open, defeating Iveta Benešová and Maria Kirilenko in the first two rounds before losing to Amélie Mauresmo in the third.[5] She then went on to make the quarter-finals in Miami (losing to Mauresmo again, having defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadia Petrova en route) and the semi-finals in Warsaw (losing to Justine Henin-Hardenne, having defeated Vera Zvonareva en route); these results saw her enter the World's Top 30 for the first time. Seeded 29th at her first French Open, Ivanovic caused an upset in the third round when she defeated Mauresmo in three sets,[6][7] en route to reaching the quarter-finals in just her second appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, where she eventually lost to Nadia Petrova. Following Wimbledon, Ivanovic entered the World's Top 20 for the first time, however an injury she suffered at the Rogers Cup caused her to be defeated in the second round of the US Open. A strong finish to the season, including two semi-finals in Zurich and Linz, saw her finish the 2005 season ranked World No. 16; subsequently, she was recognised as the WTA's "Most Improved Player" (a feat she would repeat in 2007).

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2005 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
3 Jan Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Slovakia
3–0
  Argentina
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Germany
  Italy
  Russia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Netherlands
  Australia
  United States
Uncle Tobys Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Patty Schnyder
1–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Samantha Stosur   Silvia Farina Elia
  Tatiana Golovin
  Nadia Petrova
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Flavia Pennetta
  Sesil Karatantcheva
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Magdalena Maleeva
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Silvia Farina Elia
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Katarina Srebotnik
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
  Shinobu Asagoe   Amy Frazier
  Marion Bartoli
  Tatiana Panova
  Janette Husárová
  Shahar Pe'er
  Jelena Janković
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–3
  Leanne Baker
  Francesca Lubiani
10 Jan Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Alicia Molik
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–5
  Samantha Stosur   Elena Dementieva
  Peng Shuai
  Lindsay Davenport
  Patty Schnyder
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Nadia Petrova
  Bryanne Stewart
  Samantha Stosur
Walkover
  Elena Dementieva
  Ai Sugiyama
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Zheng Jie
6–2, 6–0
  Gisela Dulko   Li Na
  Iveta Benešová
  Marta Domachowska
  Klára Koukalová
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Květa Peschke
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–4, 7–5
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Dinara Safina
Canberra Women's Classic
Canberra, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Ana Ivanovic
7–5, 6–1
  Melinda Czink   Yuliana Fedak
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Marion Bartoli
  Anca Barna
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Tathiana Garbin
  Tina Križan
7–5, 1–6, 6–4
  Gabriela Navrátilová
  Michaela Paštiková
17 Jan
24 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$5,952,601 – Hard – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Serena Williams
2–6, 6–3, 6–0
  Lindsay Davenport   Nathalie Dechy
  Maria Sharapova
  Alicia Molik
  Patty Schnyder
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Alicia Molik
6–3, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
  Scott Draper
  Samantha Stosur
6–2, 2–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Kevin Ullyett
  Liezel Huber
31 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–1, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Lindsay Davenport   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Iveta Benešová
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Elena Dementieva
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Janette Husárová
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Conchita Martínez
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Evgenia Linetskaya
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Vera Zvonareva
  Shahar Pe'er
  Alona Bondarenko
  Magüi Serna
  Marion Bartoli
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–3, 6–2
  Marta Domachowska
  Silvija Talaja

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Dinara Safina
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
  Amélie Mauresmo   Tatiana Golovin
  Nadia Petrova
  Serena Williams
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Marion Bartoli
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Iveta Benešová
  Květa Peschke
6–2, 2–6, 6–2
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Dinara Safina
AP Tourism Hyderabad Open
Hyderabad, India
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Sania Mirza
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
  Alona Bondarenko   Maria Kirilenko
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Li Na
  Tzipora Obziler
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
  Sun Tiantian
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–4, 6–1
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
14 Feb Proximus Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Venus Williams   Alicia Molik
  Anastasia Myskina
  Patty Schnyder
  Klára Koukalová
  Kim Clijsters
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Cara Black
  Els Callens
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Dinara Safina
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Vera Zvonareva
7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Meghann Shaughnessy   Evgenia Linetskaya
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Akiko Morigami
  Cho Yoon-jeong
  Jamea Jackson
  Miho Saeki
  Yuka Yoshida
6–3, 6–4
  Laura Granville
  Abigail Spears
Copa Colsanitas Seguros Bolivar
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$170,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Fabiola Zuluaga
  Clarisa Fernández
  Catalina Castaño
  Eva Birnerová
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Barbora Strýcová
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Tina Pisnik
6–4, 6–3
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Barbora Strýcová
21 Feb Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier II event
$600,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Alicia Molik   Amélie Mauresmo
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Maria Kirilenko
  Francesca Schiavone
  Conchita Martínez
  Marion Bartoli
  Alicia Molik
  Francesca Schiavone
6–3, 6–4
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$180,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Flavia Pennetta
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Ľudmila Cervanová   Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Dally Randriantefy
  Lilia Osterloh
  Catalina Castaño
  Émilie Loit
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Alina Jidkova
  Tatiana Perebiynis
7–5, 6–3
  Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Conchita Martínez Granados
28 Feb Dubai Duty Free Women's Open
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$1,000,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
  Jelena Janković   Patty Schnyder
  Serena Williams
  Conchita Martínez
  Anastasia Myskina
  Sania Mirza
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–7(7–9), 6–2, 6–1
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Alicia Molik

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Mar
14 Mar
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
  Lindsay Davenport   Maria Sharapova
  Elena Dementieva
  Nathalie Dechy
  Mary Pierce
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Conchita Martínez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–6(3), 6–1
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
21 Mar
28 Mar
NASDAQ-100 Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$3,115,000 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–3, 7–5
  Maria Sharapova   Amélie Mauresmo
  Venus Williams
  Ana Ivanovic
  Elena Dementieva
  Serena Williams
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Alicia Molik
7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
7–5, 7–5
  Silvia Farina Elia   Nadia Petrova
  Virginie Razzano
  Venus Williams
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Vera Zvonareva
  Serena Williams
  Bryanne Stewart
  Samantha Stosur
6–4, 6–2
  Květa Peschke
  Patty Schnyder
11 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
7–5, 6–4
  Elena Dementieva   Tatiana Golovin
  Patty Schnyder
  Lindsay Davenport
  Nadia Petrova
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Conchita Martínez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–1, 6–4
  Iveta Benešová
  Květa Peschke
18 Apr Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Brindisi, Italy, Clay
Delray Beach, FL, United States, Hard
Jerez, Spain, Clay
Pörtschach, Austria, Clay
Quarterfinal winners
  Russia 4–1
  United States 5–0
  Spain 3–2
  France 4–1
Quarterfinal losers
  Italy
  Belgium
  Argentina
  Austria
25 Apr J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$585,000 – Clay – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Ana Ivanovic
  Kim Clijsters
  Nathalie Dechy
  Patty Schnyder
  Elena Bovina
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Tatiana Perebiynis
  Barbora Strýcová
6–1, 6–4
  Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/21Q/13D
SinglesDoubles
  Lucie Šafářová
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–3
  Li Na   Gisela Dulko
  Dinara Safina
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Zheng Jie
  Dally Randriantefy
  Jill Craybas
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–3, 6–1
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Henrieta Nagyová

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 May Qatar Total German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
  Nadia Petrova   Patty Schnyder
  Jelena Janković
  Maria Sharapova
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Bovina
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Vera Zvonareva
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Rabat, Morocco
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
6–4, 6–2
  Zheng Jie   Li Na
  Émilie Loit
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Tathiana Garbin
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Émilie Loit
  Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
9 May Telecom Italia Masters Rome
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Patty Schnyder   Maria Sharapova
  Vera Zvonareva
  Elena Bovina
  Evgenia Linetskaya
  Francesca Schiavone
  Conchita Martínez
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–0, 4–6, 6–1
  Maria Kirilenko
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
ECM Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/30Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Dinara Safina
7–6(7–2), 6–3
  Zuzana Ondrášková   Laura Pous Tió
  Klára Koukalová
  Iveta Benešová
  Kristina Brandi
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Jill Craybas
  Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4
  Jelena Kostanić
  Barbora Strýcová
16 May İstanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
Tier III event
$200,000 – Clay – 30S/24Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Venus Williams
6–3, 6–2
  Nicole Vaidišová   Tsvetana Pironkova
  Anna Smashnova
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Shahar Pe'er
  Mashona Washington
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Marta Marrero
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
6–4, 6–0
  Daniela Klemenschits
  Sandra Klemenschits
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 – Clay – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–3
  Marta Domachowska   Nathalie Dechy
  Dally Randriantefy
  Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
  Vera Douchevina
  Karolina Šprem
  Peng Shuai
  Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Andreea Vanc
6–3, 6–1
  Marta Domachowska
  Marlene Weingärtner
23 May
30 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$5,301,154 – Clay – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–1, 6–1
  Mary Pierce   Elena Likhovtseva
  Nadia Petrova
  Lindsay Davenport
  Sesil Karatantcheva
  Ana Ivanovic
  Maria Sharapova
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
  Fabrice Santoro
  Daniela Hantuchová
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Leander Paes
  Martina Navratilova

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$200,000 – Grass – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
  Jelena Janković   Tatiana Golovin
  Laura Granville
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Mashona Washington
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
6–2, 6–3
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Jennifer Russell
13 Jun Hastings Direct International Champs.
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$585,000 – Grass – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–0
  Vera Douchevina   Roberta Vinci
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Marion Bartoli
  Anastasia Myskina
  Mashona Washington
  Nathalie Dechy
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–5
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Vera Zvonareva
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Klára Koukalová
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Lucie Šafářová   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Gisela Dulko
  Denisa Chládková
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Dinara Safina
  Nadia Petrova
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Dinara Safina
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(11)
  Iveta Benešová
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
20 Jun
27 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$7,385,286 – Grass – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Venus Williams
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 9–7
  Lindsay Davenport   Amélie Mauresmo
  Maria Sharapova
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Anastasia Myskina
  Mary Pierce
  Nadia Petrova
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–2, 6–1
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mary Pierce
6–4, 6–2
  Paul Hanley
  Tatiana Perebiynis

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Jul Fed Cup: Semifinals
Moscow, Russia, Clay (i)
Aix-en-Provence, France, Hard
Semifinal winners
  Russia 4–1
  France 3–1
Semifinal losers
  United States
  Spain
11 Jul Internazionali di Modena
Modena, Italy
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anna Smashnova
6–6 (3–0) ret.
  Tathiana Garbin   Ágnes Szávay
  Flavia Pennetta
  Francesca Schiavone
  Sanda Mamić
  Émilie Loit
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Yulia Beygelzimer
  Mervana Jugić-Salkić
6–2, 6–0
  Gabriela Navrátilová
  Michaela Paštiková
18 Jul W&S Financial Group Women's Open
Mason, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Patty Schnyder
6–4, 6–0
  Akiko Morigami   Bethanie Mattek
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Shahar Pe'er
  Jelena Janković
  Cho Yoon-jeong
  Sania Mirza
  Laura Granville
  Abigail Spears
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Květa Peschke
  María Emilia Salerni
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–0
  Klára Koukalová   Tsvetana Pironkova
  Flavia Pennetta
  Nathalie Vierin
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Martina Müller
  Roberta Vinci
  Giulia Casoni
  Mariya Koryttseva
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
25 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–2
  Venus Williams   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Patty Schnyder
  Nathalie Dechy
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Iveta Benešová
  Jelena Janković
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–5
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Vera Zvonareva
Tippmix Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anna Smashnova
6–2, 6–2
  Catalina Castaño   Jelena Kostanić
  Laura Pous Tió
  Anikó Kapros
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Martina Suchá
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Émilie Loit
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Marta Marrero

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Aug Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary Pierce
6–0, 6–3
  Ai Sugiyama   Peng Shuai
  Akiko Morigami
  Kim Clijsters
  Patty Schnyder
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Sesil Karatantcheva
  Conchita Martínez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–7(7–9), 6–1, 7–5
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
8 Aug JPMorgan Chase Open
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–4, 6–1
  Daniela Hantuchová   Elena Dementieva
  Francesca Schiavone
  Maria Sharapova
  Tathiana Garbin
  Nadia Petrova
  Conchita Martínez
  Elena Dementieva
  Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 6–4
  Angela Haynes
  Bethanie Mattek
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 6–2
  Anastasia Myskina   Vera Douchevina
  Émilie Loit
  Martina Suchá
  Catalina Castaño
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Émilie Loit
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–3
  Eva Birnerová
  Mara Santangelo
15 Aug Rogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
  Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–1
  Justine Henin-Hardenne   Anastasia Myskina
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Nadia Petrova
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
  Conchita Martínez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
22 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–4
  Amélie Mauresmo   Anna Chakvetadze
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Zheng Jie
  Elena Dementieva
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–1
  Gisela Dulko
  Maria Kirilenko
Forest Hills Tennis Classic
Forest Hills, United States
Tier IV event
$74,800 – Hard – 16S
Singles
  Lucie Šafářová
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Sania Mirza   Alexa Glatch
  Iveta Benešová
  Martina Suchá
  Roberta Vinci
  Zuzana Ondrášková
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
29 Aug
5 Sep
U.S. Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$7,147,042 – Hard – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–3, 6–1
  Mary Pierce   Maria Sharapova
  Elena Dementieva
  Nadia Petrova
  Venus Williams
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–2, 5–7, 6–3
  Elena Dementieva
  Flavia Pennetta
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Daniela Hantuchová
6–4, 6–2
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Katarina Srebotnik

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Sep Fed Cup: Final
Paris, France, Clay
  Russia
3–2
  France
Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 30S/15Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–2, 6–4
  Francesca Schiavone   Li Na
  Patty Schnyder
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Alona Bondarenko
  Flavia Pennetta
  Aiko Nakamura
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 6–3
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
19 Sep China Open
Beijing, China
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Maria Kirilenko
6–3, 6–4
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Maria Sharapova
  Marta Domachowska
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Sun Tiantian
  Venus Williams
  Peng Shuai
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  María Vento-Kabchi
6–2, 6–4
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
Sunfeast Open
Kolkata, India
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/10Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Anastasia Myskina
6–2, 6–2
  Karolina Šprem   Kaia Kanepi
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Shikha Uberoi
  Sybille Bammer
  Melinda Czink
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Anastasia Myskina
6–1, 6–0
  Neha Uberoi
  Shikha Uberoi
Banka Koper Slovenia Open
Portoroz, Slovenia
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Klára Koukalová
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
  Katarina Srebotnik   Vanessa Henke
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Meilen Tu
  Roberta Vinci
  Séverine Brémond
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Roberta Vinci
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Jelena Kostanić
  Katarina Srebotnik
26 Sep Fortis Championships Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–4
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Nathalie Dechy
  Dinara Safina
  Francesca Schiavone
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Roberta Vinci
  Nadia Petrova
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
7–5, 6–1
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
Guangzhou International
Guangzhou, China
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Yan Zi
6–4, 4–0 ret.
  Nuria Llagostera Vives   Zheng Jie
  Victoria Azarenka
  Li Ting
  Maria Kirilenko
  Li Na
  Peng Shuai
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
7–6(5), 6–3
  Neha Uberoi
  Shikha Uberoi
Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships
Seoul, South Korea
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Nicole Vaidišová
7–5, 6–3
  Jelena Janković   Tatiana Golovin
  Catalina Castaño
  Vera Douchevina
  Ai Sugiyama
  Laura Granville
  Marion Bartoli
  Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
6–2, 6–4
  Jill Craybas
  Natalie Grandin

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–2, 6–4
  Amélie Mauresmo   Daniela Hantuchová
  Elena Dementieva
  Anastasia Myskina
  Flavia Pennetta
  Nadia Petrova
  Kim Clijsters
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Anastasia Myskina
6–0, 3–6, 7–5
  Květa Peschke
  Francesca Schiavone
AIG Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Nicole Vaidišová
7–6(7–4), 3–2 ret.
  Tatiana Golovin   Sania Mirza
  Maria Kirilenko
  Vera Zvonareva
  Ai Sugiyama
  Jill Craybas
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Gisela Dulko
  Maria Kirilenko
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Shinobu Asagoe
  María Vento-Kabchi
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$145,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Michaëlla Krajicek
6–0, 4–6, 6–3
  Akgul Amanmuradova   Ekaterina Bychkova
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Evgeniya Rodina
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Elena Vesnina
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Émilie Loit
6–3, 6–0
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Galina Voskoboeva
10 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,340,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Mary Pierce
6–4, 6–3
  Francesca Schiavone   Dinara Safina
  Elena Dementieva
  Maria Sharapova
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Anastasia Myskina
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–2, 6–4
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
PTT Thailand Open
Bangkok, Thailand
Tier III event
$200,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Nicole Vaidišová
6–1, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
  Nadia Petrova   Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Gisela Dulko
  Stéphanie Foretz
  Shahar Pe'er
  Yuan Meng
  Conchita Martínez
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Gisela Dulko
6–1, 7–5
  Conchita Martínez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
17 Oct Zurich Open
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,340,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Lindsay Davenport
7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Patty Schnyder   Anastasia Myskina
  Ana Ivanovic
  Francesca Schiavone
  Elena Dementieva
  Flavia Pennetta
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
24 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Patty Schnyder   Ana Ivanovic
  Květa Peschke
  Tatiana Golovin
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Sybille Bammer
  Ai Sugiyama
  Gisela Dulko
  Květa Peschke
6–2, 6–3
  Conchita Martínez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
Gaz de France Stars
Hasselt, Belgium
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–3
  Francesca Schiavone   Dinara Safina
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Julia Schruff
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Samantha Stosur
  Nathalie Dechy
  Émilie Loit
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Ágnes Szávay
31 Oct Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
7–5, 2–6, 7–5
  Elena Dementieva   Nadia Petrova
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Martina Suchá
  Květa Peschke
  Mashona Washington
  Lisa Raymond
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Amy Frazier
6–1, 7–5
  Sofia Arvidsson   Nathalie Dechy
  Marion Bartoli
  Stéphanie Dubois
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Elena Vesnina
  Shenay Perry
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Elena Vesnina
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–2
  Līga Dekmeijere
  Ashley Harkleroad

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Nov WTA Tour Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 – Hard – 8S (Round Robin)/4D
SinglesDoubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
5–7, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
  Mary Pierce   Lindsay Davenport
  Maria Sharapova
  Patty Schnyder
  Nadia Petrova
  Kim Clijsters
  Elena Dementieva
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs

Titles won by nationEdit

Total titles Country Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Tier I
tournaments
Tier II
tournaments
Tier III
tournaments
Tier IV/V
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
20   Russia
1 1 2 4 2 3 6 1 9 11
19   USA
2 1 1 1 2 4 3 3 2 10 9
17   Australia
2 1 1 3 1 8 1 1 15 1
14   Belgium
2 5 5 1 1 13 1
14   France
1 1 3 2 1 6 6 7 1
14   Spain
1 3 2 1 3 3 1 4 10
11   Czech Republic
3 3 4 1 7 4
10   Italy
2 2 1 4 2 8
8   Slovenia
2 2 4 2 6
6   USA
1 1 2 2 6
6   Zimbabwe
1 2 3 6
5   China
1 1 3 2 3
5   Slovakia
2 1 1 1 5 2
4    Switzerland
2 2 2 2
4   Ukraine
1 1 2 4
4   Japan
3 1 4
3   Germany
1 1 1 3
2   Israel
2 2
2   South Africa
1 1 2
1   Netherlands
1 1
1   India
1 1
1   Serbia and Montenegro
1 1
1   Venezuela
1 1
1   Romania
1 1
1   Chinese Taipei
1 1
1   Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 1

RankingsEdit

Below are the 2005 WTA year-end rankings in singles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[8]
No. Player Name Points 2004 Change
1   Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4910 1 0
2   Kim Clijsters (BEL) 4829 22 +20
3   Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 4030 2 -1
4   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3958 4 0
5   Mary Pierce (FRA) 3797 29 +24
6   Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2936 5 -1
7   Patty Schnyder (SUI) 2774 8 +1
8   Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2748 6 –2
9   Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2638 12 +3
10   Venus Williams (USA) 2628 9 –1
11   Serena Williams (USA) 1851 7 –4
12   Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1773 21 +9
13   Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1704 19 +6
14   Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 1616 3 –11
15   Nicole Vaidišová (CZE) 1581 75 +60
16   Ana Ivanovic (SCG) 1551 101 +75
17   Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1519 24 +7
18   Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1491 5 –13
19   Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 1486 31 +12
20   Dinara Safina (RUS) 1372 44 +24

StatisticsEdit

Number of singles titles:
9 Kim Clijsters Belgium
6 Lindsay Davenport USA
4 Justine Henin Belgium
Amélie Mauresmo France
3 Maria Sharapova Russia
Nicole Vaidišová Czech Republic
2 Mary Pierce France Klára Koukalová Czech Republic
Flavia Pennetta Italy
Lucie Šafářová Czech Republic
Dinara Safina Russia
Patty Schnyder Switzerland
Venus Williams USA
List of players who won their first WTA-singles title this year:
1. Ana Ivanovic Serbia & Montenegro Canberra, Australia
2. Jie Zheng China Hobart, Australia
3. Sania Mirza India Hyderabad, India
4. Lucie Šafářová Czech Republic Estoril, Portugal
5. Nuria Llagostera Vives Spain Rabat, Morocco
6. Klára Koukalová Czech Republic Rosmalen, Netherlands
7. Maria Kirilenko Russia Beijing, China
8. Zi Yan China Guangzhou, China
9. Michaella Krajicek Netherlands Tashkent, Uzbekistan
10. Nadia Petrova Russia Linz, Austria
List of players who reached their first WTA-singles final this year:
1. Samantha Stosur Australia Gold Coast, Australia L
2. Ana Ivanovic Serbia & Montenegro Canberra, Australia W
3. Melinda Czink Hungary Canberra, Australia L
4. Jie Zheng China Hobart, Australia W
5. Gisela Dulko Argentina Hobart, Australia L
6. Anna-Lena Grönefeld Germany Pattaya, Thailand L
7. Sania Mirza India Hyderabad, India W
8. Alyona Bondarenko Ukraine Hyderabad, India L
9. Lourdes Dominguez Lino Spain Bogotá, Colombia L
10. Lucie Šafářová Czech Republic Estoril, Portugal W
11. Nuria Llagostera Vives Spain Rabat, Morocco W
12. Zuzana Ondrášková Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic L
13. Vera Douchevina Russia Eastbourne, UK L
14. Maria Kirilenko Russia Beijing, China W
15. Zi Yan China Gangzhou, China W
16. Michaella Krajicek Netherlands Tashkent, Uzbekistan W
17. Akgul Ammanmoeradova Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan L
18. Sofia Arvidsson Sweden Quebec, Canada L
List of players who defended their WTA-singles title this year:
1. Vera Zvonareva Russia Memphis, USA (Tier III)
2. Lindsay Davenport USA Amelia Island, USA (Tier II)
3. Amélie Mauresmo France Rome, Italy (Tier I)
4. Maria Sharapova Russia Birmingham (Tier III)
5. Anabel Medina Garrigues Spain Palermo (Tier III)
6. Lindsay Davenport USA Filderstadt (Tier II)
7. Amélie Mauresmo France Philadelphia, USA (Tier II)
Winner/Runners-up by country:
1. Belgium 13–1
2. Russia 9–7
3. USA 8–6
4. Czech Republic 7–3
5. France 6–7
6. Spain 3–2
7. Italy 2–4
= China 2–2
9. Australia 1–3
10. Serbia & Montenegro 1–2
11. India 1–1
= Switzerland 1–2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Newbery, Piers (2005-02-07). "Williams regains Wimbledon title". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-09-06.
  2. ^ Sharapova claims world number one ranking – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  3. ^ "Champion Kuznetsova crashes out". BBC News. 2005-08-29. Retrieved 2010-09-06.
  4. ^ Ivanovic wins Canberra Classic – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  5. ^ Mauresmo through after second set tussle – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  6. ^ Mauresmo out as French flop in Paris – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  7. ^ "Serbian starlet shocks Mauresmo". BBC News. 2005-05-28. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  8. ^ "WTA Singles Rankings" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 14 November 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2015-04-16.

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