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The 2006 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour was the 36th season since the founding of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 2, 2006, and concluded on November 12, 2006 after 61 events.

2006 WTA Tour
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Justine Henin-Hardenne finished the season at No. 1 by virtue of winning the WTA Tour Championships.
Details
DurationJanuary 2 - November 6
Edition36th
Tournaments61
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (10)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (17)
WTA Tier IV (14)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesBelgium Justine Henin (6)
Most tournament finalsBelgium Justine Henin (9)
Prize money leaderBelgium Justine Henin
(US$4,204,810)
Points leaderBelgium Justine Henin (3,998)
Awards
Player of the yearFrance Amélie Mauresmo
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
Most improved
player of the year
Serbia Jelena Janković
Newcomer of the yearPoland Agnieszka Radwańska
Comeback
player of the year
Switzerland Martina Hingis
2005
2007

Justine Henin-Hardenne came out as the winner in a historic three-way battle for the No. 1 ranking at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships, beating out Sharapova and Mauresmo. The Belgian successfully defended her French Open title for her fifth Grand Slam title, and became the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1993 to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams and the WTA Tour Championships. Maria Sharapova won her second Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, to add to her Wimbledon trophy from 2004. Amélie Mauresmo won her maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open after a controversial retirement from Henin-Hardenne in the final. However, she later backed it up by winning a rematch with Henin-Hardenne in the Wimbledon final. She was the number one player in the world from March until the final event of the season.

Martina Hingis also made a successful return to the Tour, beginning her comeback at the Gold Coast event in January. She finished the season at No. 6 in the world and won the Tier I title at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.

Contents

SummaryEdit

Shortly before the beginning of the season former No. 1 Martina Hingis announced that she would return full-time to the tour for the start of the 2006 season, having already made an unsuccessful comeback attempt at an event in 2005.

 
Amélie Mauresmo won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, and followed it with her second at Wimbledon.

Amélie Mauresmo won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open after years of questions about her nerves and mental strength. However, her victory was marred by Henin-Hardenne's controversial retirement in the final due to stomach cramps. Defending champion Serena Williams lost in the third round to Daniela Hantuchová, with some commenting on the "extra weight" that she was carrying.[1] The loss was the beginning of a season of injury struggles for the American, which saw her at one point drop out of the top 100. In the doubles tournament, Yan Zi and Zheng Jie produced a historic win for Chinese tennis by becoming the first players to win a Grand Slam of any kind for the nation.[2] Martina Hingis won her first mixed doubles title with Mahesh Bhupathi.

Following the Australian Open Kim Clijsters ascended to the No. 1 position after Lindsay Davenport lost her finalist points. She held it until March when she lost her Indian Wells champion points, allowing Mauresmo to return to the position. The Frenchwoman held it until the final event of the season. Mauresmo had continued her strong start to the season with titles in Paris and Antwerp. Elena Dementieva won her biggest career title to that point in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Henin-Hardenne and Nadia Petrova won the Middle Eastern events in Dubai and Doha.

Maria Sharapova picked up her first title of the season in Indian Wells, beating Dementieva in the final. Svetlana Kuznetsova then won in Miami, her first Tier I title and second biggest overall, after a difficult 2005 season where she failed to back up her breakthrough in 2004 and dropped out the top 10.

The clay court season saw Hingis win in Rome for the biggest title of her comeback, but overall the period was dominated by Nadia Petrova, who went on an impressive 15-match winning streak, leading to titles in Amelia Island, Charleston and Berlin, beating Henin-Hardenne in the final of the latter. Her streak led to her being considered the favourite for the French Open title,[3] but she suffered an injury and thus bowed out in the first round. Henin-Hardenne eventually defended her title and won her fifth Grand Slam by beating Kuznetsova in the final. Czech teenager Nicole Vaidišová made headlines by reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal with victories over Amélie Mauresmo and Venus Williams. The doubles event was won by Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur, while Katarina Srebotnik took home the mixed doubles trophy with Nenad Zimonjić.

The third Grand Slam of the year at Wimbledon saw all top four seeds reach the semifinals for only the fifth time in 25 years.[4] Mauresmo and Henin advanced to the final, a rematch of their Australian Open final earlier in the season, with Mauresmo triumphant once more, becoming the first Frenchwoman in 81 years to win Wimbledon.[5] Defending champion Venus Williams fell to Jelena Janković, making this year the first since 1999 neither Williams sister featured in the Wimbledon women's singles final. Williams did however make the mixed doubles final, losing to Vera Zvonareva who won her second Grand Slam in mixed doubles, partnering Bob Bryan. Yan Zi and Zheng Jie also won their second Grand Slam titles in the women's doubles event.

 
Maria Sharapova won her second Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, and four other events throughout the year.

Serena Williams, Mary Pierce, Lindsay Davenport and Nadia Petrova all returned from injuries during the summer hardcourt season. Clijsters won her fourth Stanford title, before losing to Sharapova in the final of San Diego—the Russian's first ever victory over Clijsters.[6] Dementieva won the title in Los Angeles, beating Janković in the final. Janković's compatriot Ana Ivanovic went one further the next week in Montréal, and by winning the event over Hingis she became the U.S. Open Series champion for that year.[7] Sharapova eventually picked up the grand prize, taking the U.S. Open title over Henin-Hardenne in the final. Janković backed up her strong result in Los Angeles with her first Grand Slam semifinal. In the doubles tournament Nathalie Dechy and Vera Zvonareva won the title in only their fourth tournament as a team.[8] Tennis legend Martina Navratilova won the mixed doubles title and then announced her retirement from professional tennis.[9]

Sharapova continued her strong results following her U.S. Open title in the fall season, winning events in Zurich and Linz. Nadia Petrova won her fifth title of the season in Stuttgart, but lost to the Russian teenager Anna Chakvetadze in the Moscow final. Kuznetsova also enjoyed a successful fall, winning titles in Bali and Beijing, beating Mauresmo in the final of the latter.[10] Kim Clijsters returned at the end of the season, having missed her title defence at the U.S. Open,[11] and won the smaller event in Hasselt.

The season climaxed at the WTA Tour Championships with Mauresmo, Sharapova, Henin-Hardenne, Kuznetsova, Petrova, Clijsters, Dementieva and Hingis all qualifying for the event. The tournament saw a three-way battle for the No. 1 position between Mauresmo, Sharapova and Henin-Hardenne,[12] which was eventually decided when Henin-Hardenne beat Sharapova in the semifinal.[13] The Belgian went on to defeat Mauresmo in the final. In the doubles event French Open champions Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur triumphed, consolidating their position as the year-end No. 1 in women's doubles.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2006 WTA Tour schedule.[14]

KeyEdit

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

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Jan Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  United States
2–1
  Netherlands
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Serbia and Montenegro
  Sweden
  Russia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Australia
  Argentina
  Germany
MAW Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lucie Šafářová
6–3, 6–4
  Flavia Pennetta   Dinara Safina
  Martina Hingis
  Patty Schnyder
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Tatiana Golovin
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Dinara Safina
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–2, 6–3
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Marion Bartoli
6–2, 6–2
  Vera Zvonareva   Nadia Petrova
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Kristina Brandi
  Julia Schruff
  Maria Kirilenko
  Tzipora Obziler
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Vera Zvonareva
6–3, 6–4
  Émilie Loit
  Barbora Strýcová
9 Jan Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
  Francesca Schiavone   Nicole Vaidišová
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Kim Clijsters
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Nadia Petrova
  Ana Ivanovic
  Corina Morariu
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 5–7, 6–2
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
Richard Luton Properties International
Canberra, Australia
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/30Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 0–6, 6–4
  Cho Yoon-jeong   Shahar Pe'er
  Catalina Castaño
  Ekaterina Bychkova
  Aiko Nakamura
  Julia Schruff
  Melinda Czink
  Marta Domachowska
  Roberta Vinci
7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Claire Curran
  Līga Dekmeijere
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Michaëlla Krajicek
6–2, 6–1
  Iveta Benešová   Jelena Kostanić
  Mara Santangelo
  Alona Bondarenko
  Laura Granville
  Amy Frazier
  Jill Craybas
  Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt
6–2, 6–1
  Jill Craybas
  Jelena Kostanić
16 Jan
23 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$6,137,580 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–1, 2–0 ret.
  Justine Henin-Hardenne   Maria Sharapova
  Kim Clijsters
  Lindsay Davenport
  Nadia Petrova
  Patty Schnyder
  Martina Hingis
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
2–6,7–6(9–7), 6–3
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Martina Hingis
6–3, 6–3
  Daniel Nestor
  Elena Likhovtseva
30 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Dementieva
6–2, 6–0
  Martina Hingis   Maria Sharapova
  Anastasia Myskina
  Samantha Stosur
  Maria Kirilenko
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–2, 6–1
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–1,7–6(7–2)
  Mary Pierce   Tatiana Golovin
  Patty Schnyder
  Dinara Safina
  Nadia Petrova
  Elena Dementieva
  Émilie Loit
  Émilie Loit
  Květa Peschke
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
Pattaya Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$170,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Shahar Pe'er
6–3, 6–1
  Jelena Kostanić   Sybille Bammer
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Melinda Czink
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Catalina Castaño
  Emma Laine
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
3–6, 6–1,7–6(7–5)
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
13 Feb Proximus Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters   Elena Dementieva
  Nadia Petrova
  Dinara Safina
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Olga Savchuk
  Patty Schnyder
  Dinara Safina
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 6–1
  Stéphanie Foretz
  Michaëlla Krajicek
Sony Ericsson Bangalore Open
Bangalore, India
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Mara Santangelo
3–6,7–6(7–5), 6–3
  Jelena Kostanić   Vania King
  Melinda Czink
  Camille Pin
  Yuliana Fedak
  Alona Bondarenko
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Liezel Huber
  Sania Mirza
6–3, 6–3
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Elena Vesnina
20 Feb Dubai Duty Free Women's Open
Dubai, UAE
Tier II event
$1,000,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
7–5, 6–2
  Maria Sharapova   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Lindsay Davenport
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Francesca Schiavone
  Martina Hingis
  Maria Kirilenko
  Květa Peschke
  Francesca Schiavone
3–6,7–6(7–1), 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Nadia Petrova
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Sofia Arvidsson
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
  Marta Domachowska   Jill Craybas
  Amy Frazier
  Lilia Osterloh
  Laura Granville
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Shenay Perry
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
7–6(7–2), 6–3
  Victoria Azarenka
  Caroline Wozniacki
Copa Colsanitas Seguros Bolívar
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
7–6(7–3), 6–4
  Flavia Pennetta   María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Bethanie Mattek
  Catalina Castaño
  Émilie Loit
  Gisela Dulko
  Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–1), 6–1
  Ágnes Szávay
  Jasmin Wöhr
27 Feb Qatar Ladies Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nadia Petrova
6–3, 7–5
  Amélie Mauresmo   Martina Hingis
  Ai Sugiyama
  Roberta Vinci
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Julia Schruff
  Li Na
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 6–4
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$180,000 - Clay - 32S/26Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–1, 4–6, 6–2
  Flavia Pennetta   Maret Ani
  Émilie Loit
  María José Martínez
  Laura Pous Tió
  Natalia Gussoni
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–1, 6–3
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Émilie Loit

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Mar
13 Mar
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–1, 6–2
  Elena Dementieva   Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Martina Hingis
  Gisela Dulko
  Ana Ivanovic
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Dinara Safina
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–2, 7–5
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Meghann Shaughnessy
20 Mar
27 Mar
NASDAQ-100 Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$3,450,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–4, 6–3
  Maria Sharapova   Amélie Mauresmo
  Tatiana Golovin
  Nadia Petrova
  Ai Sugiyama
  Anastasia Myskina
  Zheng Jie
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–4, 7–5
  Liezel Huber
  Martina Navratilova

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nadia Petrova
6–4, 6–4
  Francesca Schiavone   Lucie Šafářová
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Jill Craybas
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Patty Schnyder
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–2, 6–4
  Liezel Huber
  Sania Mirza
10 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Nadia Petrova
6–3, 4–6, 6–1
  Patty Schnyder   Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Dinara Safina
  Nathalie Dechy
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Catalina Castaño
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Meghann Shaughnessy
17 Apr Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Liège, Belgium, Hard (i)
Ettenheim, Germany, Clay
Valencia, Spain, Clay
Nancy, France, Clay (i)
Quarterfinal winners
  Belgium 3–2
  United States 3–2
  Spain 5–0
  Italy 4–1
Quarterfinal losers
  Russia
  Germany
  Austria
  France

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$600,000 - Clay - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–2
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Elena Dementieva
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Francesca Schiavone
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Venus Williams
  Ana Ivanovic
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Anastasia Myskina
6–3, 6–4
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Katarina Srebotnik
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Zheng Jie
6–7(5–7), 7–5 ret.
  Li Na   Flavia Pennetta
  Émilie Loit
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Zuzana Ondrášková
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Gisela Dulko
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–2, 6–2
  Gisela Dulko
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
8 May Qatar Telecom German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Justine Henin-Hardenne   Amélie Mauresmo
  Li Na
  Martina Hingis
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Patty Schnyder
  Dinara Safina
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–2, 6–3
  Elena Dementieva
  Flavia Pennetta
ECM Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Shahar Pe'er
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Samantha Stosur   Kaia Kanepi
  Peng Shuai
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Alona Bondarenko
  Émilie Loit
  Magdaléna Rybáriková
  Marion Bartoli
  Shahar Pe'er
6–4, 6–4
  Ashley Harkleroad
  Bethanie Mattek
15 May Telecom Italia Masters
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–2, 7–5
  Dinara Safina   Venus Williams
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Flavia Pennetta
  Jelena Janković
  Romina Oprandi
  Elena Dementieva
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
3–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Květa Peschke
  Francesca Schiavone
GP de SAR La Princess Lalla Meryem
Rabat, Morocco
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/26Q/14D
Singles - Doubles
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
  Martina Suchá   Yan Zi
  Alona Bondarenko
  Melinda Czink
  Émilie Loit
  Hana Šromová
  Anne Kremer
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–1, 6–3
  Ashley Harkleroad
  Bethanie Mattek
22 May İstanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
Tier III event
$200,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Shahar Pe'er
1–6, 6–3,7–6(7–3)
  Anastasia Myskina   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Catalina Castaño
  Anastasiya Yakimova
  Mara Santangelo
  Karolina Šprem
  Alona Bondarenko
  Anastasiya Yakimova
6–2, 6–4
  Sania Mirza
  Alicia Molik
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay - 30S/30Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nicole Vaidišová
7–6(9–7), 6–3
  Peng Shuai   Jelena Janković
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Martina Müller
  Elena Vesnina
  Li Na
  Zheng Jie
  Liezel Huber
  Martina Navratilova
6–2,7–6(7–1)
  Martina Müller
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
29 May
5 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$6,747,626 - Clay - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–4, 6–4
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Nicole Vaidišová
  Kim Clijsters
  Venus Williams
  Dinara Safina
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Martina Hingis
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–3, 6–2
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4
  Daniel Nestor
  Elena Likhovtseva

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$200,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Vera Zvonareva
7–6(14–12),7–6(7–5)
  Jamea Jackson   Maria Sharapova
  Meilen Tu
  Mara Santangelo
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Marion Bartoli
  Francesca Schiavone
  Jelena Janković
  Li Na
6–2, 6–4
  Jill Craybas
  Liezel Huber
19 Jun Hastings Direct Int'l Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$600,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
4–6, 6–1,7–6(7–5)
  Anastasia Myskina   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Kim Clijsters
  Nathalie Dechy
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Francesca Schiavone
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–2, 6–4
  Liezel Huber
  Martina Navratilova
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$175,000 - Grass - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Michaëlla Krajicek
6–3, 6–4
  Dinara Safina   Elena Dementieva
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Ana Ivanovic
  Jelena Janković
  Paola Suárez
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Ana Ivanovic
  Maria Kirilenko
26 Jun
3 Jul
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$6,743,737 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Justine Henin-Hardenne   Maria Sharapova
  Kim Clijsters
  Anastasia Myskina
  Elena Dementieva
  Séverine Brémond
  Li Na
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  Andy Ram
  Vera Zvonareva
6–3, 6–2
  Bob Bryan
  Venus Williams

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Jul Fed Cup: Semifinals
Ostend, Belgium, Hard (i)
Zaragoza, Spain, Clay
Semifinal winners
  Belgium 4–1
  Italy 4–0
Semifinal losers
  United States
  Spain
17 Jul W&S Financial Group Women's Open
Mason, United States
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Vera Zvonareva
6–2, 6–4
  Katarina Srebotnik   Patty Schnyder
  Serena Williams
  Sania Mirza
  Marion Bartoli
  Jelena Janković
  Amy Frazier
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Gisela Dulko
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Marta Domachowska
  Sania Mirza
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/26Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–4
  Tathiana Garbin   Roberta Vinci
  Lucie Šafářová
  Julia Schruff
  Aravane Rezaï
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Karin Knapp
  Janette Husárová
  Michaëlla Krajicek
6–0, 6–0
  Alice Canepa
  Giulia Gabba
24 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–4, 6–2
  Patty Schnyder   Nicole Vaidišová
  Tatiana Golovin
  Vera Zvonareva
  Samantha Stosur
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Jill Craybas
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Shahar Pe'er
6–1, 6–4
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Gisela Dulko
Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/27Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Smashnova
6–1, 6–3
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Martina Müller
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Catalina Castaño
  Eva Birnerová
  Romina Oprandi
  Sara Errani
  Janette Husárová
  Michaëlla Krajicek
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
31 Jul Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 56S/27Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
7–5, 7–5
  Kim Clijsters   Nicole Vaidišová
  Patty Schnyder
  Martina Hingis
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Elena Dementieva
  Mary Pierce
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–2
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Meghann Shaughnessy

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Augt JPMorgan Chase Open
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Dementieva
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
  Jelena Janković   Maria Sharapova
  Serena Williams
  Dinara Safina
  Bethanie Mattek
  Ana Ivanovic
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–3, 6–4
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Zheng Jie
6–4, 6–1
  Anastasia Myskina   Sofia Arvidsson
  Tsvetana Pironkova
  Martina Suchá
  Eva Birnerová
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Li Na
  Eva Birnerová
  Jarmila Gajdošová
0–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
14 Aug Rogers Cup
Montreal, Canada
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Ana Ivanovic
6–2, 6–3
  Martina Hingis   Dinara Safina
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Nicole Pratt
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Shahar Pe'er
  Martina Navratilova
  Nadia Petrova
6–1, 6–2
  Cara Black
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
21 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–0, 1–0 ret.
  Lindsay Davenport   Samantha Stosur
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Marion Bartoli
  Elena Dementieva
  Mara Santangelo
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–4, 6–2
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
Forest Hills Tennis Classic
Forest Hills, United States
Tier IV event
$74,800 - Hard - 16S
Singles
  Meghann Shaughnessy
1–6, 6–0, 6–4
  Anna Smashnova   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Elena Vesnina
  Sania Mirza
  Martina Suchá
  Séverine Brémond
28 Aug
4 Sep
U.S. Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$8,332,000 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–4, 6–4
  Justine Henin-Hardenne   Amélie Mauresmo
  Jelena Janković
  Dinara Safina
  Tatiana Golovin
  Elena Dementieva
  Lindsay Davenport
  Nathalie Dechy
  Vera Zvonareva
7–6(7–5), 7–5
  Dinara Safina
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Bob Bryan
  Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–3
  Martin Damm
  Květa Peschke

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 Sepr Fed Cup: Final
Charleroi, Belgium, Hard (i)
Zaragoza, Spain, Clay
  Italy
3–2
  Belgium
Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/11Q/13D
Singles - Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
7–5, 6–2
  Marion Bartoli   Lindsay Davenport
  Patty Schnyder
  Séverine Brémond
  Hana Šromová
  Olga Poutchkova
  Melinda Czink
  Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
6–3, 6–4
  Natalie Grandin
  Trudi Musgrave
18 Sep China Open
Beijing, China
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–4, 6–0
  Amélie Mauresmo   Jelena Janković
  Peng Shuai
  Lindsay Davenport
  Nadia Petrova
  Ai Sugiyama
  Li Na
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–4
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Elena Vesnina
Sunfeast Open
Kolkata, India
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–0, 6–4
  Olga Poutchkova   Sania Mirza
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Aravane Rezaï
  Alberta Brianti
  Alla Kudryavtseva
  Liezel Huber
  Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–0
  Yulia Beygelzimer
  Yuliana Fedak
Banka Koper Slovenia Open
Portorož, Slovenia
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Tamira Paszek
7–5, 6–1
  Maria Elena Camerin   Tathiana Garbin
  Émilie Loit
  Martina Suchá
  Martina Müller
  Andreja Klepač
  Jarmila Gajdošová
  Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
Walkover
  Eva Birnerová
  Émilie Loit
25 Sep Fortis Championships Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Alona Bondarenko
6–3, 6–2
  Francesca Schiavone   Agnieszka Radwańska
  Květa Peschke
  Elena Dementieva
  Patty Schnyder
  Dinara Safina
  Nathalie Dechy
  Květa Peschke
  Francesca Schiavone
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Liezel Huber
Guangzhou International
Guangzhou, China
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Chakvetadze
6–1, 6–4
  Anabel Medina Garrigues   Jelena Janković
  Tzipora Obziler
  Alicia Molik
  Olga Poutchkova
  Chen Yanchong
  Li Na
  Li Na
  Sun Tiantian
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
  Vania King
  Jelena Kostanić
Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships
Seoul, South Korea
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/27Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Eleni Daniilidou
6–3, 2–6,7–6(7–3)
  Ai Sugiyama   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Marion Bartoli
  Sania Mirza
  Paola Suárez
  Akiko Morigami
  Vera Zvonareva
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–3
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Mariana Díaz Oliva

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nadia Petrova
6–3,7–6(7–4)
  Tatiana Golovin   Patty Schnyder
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Elena Dementieva
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Jelena Janković
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–3, 6–4
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Marion Bartoli
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Aiko Nakamura   Camille Pin
  Chan Yung-jan
  Junri Namigata
  Youlia Fedossova
  Jamea Jackson
  Ai Sugiyama
  Vania King
  Jelena Kostanić
7–6(7–2), 5–7, 6–2
  Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Sun Tiantian
6–2, 6–4
  Iroda Tulyaganova   Victoria Azarenka
  Olga Poutchkova
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Sania Mirza
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Victoria Azarenka
  Tatiana Poutchek
Walkover
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
9 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Chakvetadze
6–4, 6–4
  Nadia Petrova   Nicole Vaidišová
  Elena Dementieva
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Vera Zvonareva
  Patty Schnyder
  Maria Sharapova
  Květa Peschke
  Francesca Schiavone
6–4,6–7(4–7), 6–1
  Iveta Benešová
  Galina Voskoboeva
PTT Bangkok Open
Bangkok, Thailand
Tier III event
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
  Vania King
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Tamarine Tanasugarn   Séverine Brémond
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Sybille Bammer
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Jelena Kostanić
  Aiko Nakamura
  Vania King
  Jelena Kostanić
7–5, 2–6, 7–5
  Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Natalie Grandin
16 Oct Zurich Open
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
  Daniela Hantuchová   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Martina Hingis
  Maria Kirilenko
  Timea Bacsinszky
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 7–5
  Liezel Huber
  Katarina Srebotnik
23 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
7–5, 6–2
  Nadia Petrova   Patty Schnyder
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Ana Ivanovic
  Vera Zvonareva
  Jelena Janković
  Samantha Stosur
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–3, 6–0
  Corina Morariu
  Katarina Srebotnik
30 Oct Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Marion Bartoli
6–0, 6–0
  Olga Poutchkova   Séverine Brémond
  Lilia Osterloh
  Jelena Janković
  Martina Suchá
  Aleksandra Wozniak
  Shenay Perry
  Laura Granville
  Carly Gullickson
6–3, 6–4
  Jill Craybas
  Alina Jidkova
Gaz de France Stars
Hasselt, Belgium
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Kim Clijsters
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Kaia Kanepi   Vera Zvonareva
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Sandra Klösel
  Aravane Rezaï
  Ana Ivanovic
  Francesca Schiavone
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–2, 6–3
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Jasmin Wöhr

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Nov WTA Tour Championships
Madrid, Spain
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 8S (Round Robin)/4D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–4, 6–3
  Amélie Mauresmo   Kim Clijsters
  Maria Sharapova
  Martina Hingis
  Nadia Petrova
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Dementieva
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs

Calendar and other changesEdit

  • The French Open main draw began play on Sunday rather than the traditional Monday start, making it a 15-day tournament. Prize money between the men and women was also made equal for the first time.[15]
  • Two new events were created: the Bangalore Open in Bangalore, India, replacing the previous event held in Hyderabad; and the Anda Open in Tel Aviv, Israel—later cancelled due to the 2006 Lebanon War.[16]
  • The Advanta Championships was removed from the calendar.[16]
  • The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was moved from its previous home of Filderstadt to Stuttgart.
  • The WTA Tour Championships were held in Madrid, Spain for the first time, having spent several years in Los Angeles. It stayed there for the 2007 season.
  • The four Grand Slam tournaments and Miami were made into mandatory events, meaning all players that qualified by ranking had to play them or they received a "zero-pointer" on their ranking.
  • Prize money of the standard Tiers was raised slightly: Tier I was now $40,000 higher, Tier II was $15,000 higher, and Tier III and IV both $5,000 higher.[16]
  • The previous Tier V category was completely abolished.[16]
  • Bonus points, where previously a player could receive extra points in addition to their round points depending on the ranking of the opponent they beat, were also abolished.[17]
  • Also in 2006, the WTA began experimenting with on-court coaching, allowing players to call their coach onto the court for advice between sets. It was tested in five events during 2006, and continued in the 2007 season.[18]
  • Electronic line calling, or "Hawk-Eye", was premiered during the season. The Sony Ericsson Open was the first event to utilise the new technology.[19] Later that year, the U.S. Open became the first Grand Slam to use it. It has since been used in every Grand Slam tournament except the French Open (the ball leaves a mark on the clay, therefore it is not thought to be necessary.)

StatisticsEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •   Russia - 18 (Tokyo, Indian Wells, Miami, Amelia Island, Charleston, Berlin, Birmingham, Cincinnati, San Diego, Los Angeles, U.S. Open, Bali, Beijing, Guangzhou, Stuttgart, Moscow, Zurich and Linz)
  •   Belgium - 9 (Sydney, Dubai, Warsaw, French Open, Eastbourne, Stanford, New Haven, Hasselt and WTA Tour Championships)
  •   France - 7 (Auckland, Australian Open, Paris, Antwerp, Wimbledon, Tokyo and Quebec City)
  •   Israel - 4 (Pattaya City, Prague, Istanbul and Budapest)
  •   China - 3 (Estoril, Stockholm and Tashkent)
  •   Spain - 3 (Canberra, Bogotá and Palermo)
  •   United States - 3 (Rabat, Forest Hills and Bangkok)
  •   Czech Republic - 2 (Gold Coast and Strasbourg)
  •   Netherlands - 2 (Hobart and 's-Hertogenbosch)
  •    Switzerland - 2 (Rome and Kolkata)
  •   Austria - 1 (Portoroz)
  •   Germany - 1 (Acapulco)
  •   Greece - 1 (Seoul)
  •   Italy - 1 (Bangalore)
  •   Serbia - 1 (Montréal)
  •   Sweden - 1 (Memphis)
  •   Ukraine - 1 (Luxembourg)

RankingsEdit

Below are the 2006 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[20]
No Player Name Points 2005 Change
1   Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 3,998 6 +5
2   Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3,532 4 +2
3   Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 3,391 3 =
4   Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2,523 18 +14
5   Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2,215 2 -3
6   Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2,189 9 +3
7   Martina Hingis (SUI) 2,018 NR N/A
8   Elena Dementieva (RUS) 1,875 8 =
9   Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1,578 7 -2
10   Nicole Vaidišová (CZE) 1,391 15 +5
11   Dinara Safina (RUS) 1,390 20 +9
12   Jelena Janković (SRB) 1,211 22 +10
13   Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 1,144 33 +20
14   Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 1,053 16 +2
15   Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1,032 13 -2
16   Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 1,000 14 -2
17   Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 986 19 +2
18   Marion Bartoli (FRA) 951 40 +22
19   Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 922 21 +2
20   Shahar Pe'er (ISR) 894 45 +25
Doubles Year-end Ranking[21]
No Player Name Points 2005 Change
1   Lisa Raymond (USA) 3,858 3 +2
  Samantha Stosur (AUS) 3,858 2 +1
3   Zheng Jie (CHN) 2,996 30 +27
4   Yan Zi (CHN) 2,996 31 +27
5   Cara Black (ZIM) 2,516 1 -4
6   Rennae Stubbs (AUS) 2,501 5 -1
7   Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 2,242 25 +18
8   Květa Peschke (CZE) 2,193 16 +8
9   Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 2,094 34 +25
10   Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) 2,076 4 -6
11   Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 1,799 11 =
12   Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,772 14 +2
13   Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 1,766 13 =
14   Paola Suárez (ARG) 1,742 17 +3
15   Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 1,663 19 +4
16   Dinara Safina (RUS) 1,632 28 +12
17   Liezel Huber (RSA) 1,593 6 -11
18   Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 1,524 10 -8
19   Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 1,315 20 +1
20   Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1,277 103 +83

Singles number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Lindsay Davenport (USA) Year-End 2005 29 January 2006
  Kim Clijsters (BEL) 30 January 2006 19 March 2006
  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 20 March 2006 12 November 2006
  Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 13 November 2006 Year-End 2006

See alsoEdit

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