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The 2007 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2007 tennis season. The calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA Tier I-IV Events, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF) and the year-end championships.

2007 WTA Tour
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Justine Henin won two Grand Slam titles to finish at number one for the second straight season.
Details
DurationJanuary 1 - November 11
Edition37th
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 (10)
Most tournament finalsBelgium Justine Henin (11)
Prize money leaderBelgium Justine Henin
(US$5,429,586)
Points leaderBelgium Justine Henin (5,405)
Awards
Player of the yearBelgium Justine Henin
Doubles Team of the yearZimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
Most improved
player of the year
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Newcomer of the yearHungary Ágnes Szávay
Comeback
player of the year
United States Lindsay Davenport
2006
2008

Justine Henin put together an exceptional season, winning 10 out of the 14 events she entered. This included her sixth and seventh Grand Slam titles at the French Open and U.S. Open,[1] whilst compiling a 63–4 win-loss record.[2] Following her loss to Marion Bartoli in the Wimbledon semifinals she went undefeated for the rest of the year, in the process becoming the first woman to earn over $5 million in a single season.[1]

Meanwhile, the Williams sisters returned to the forefront of tennis after years of injury struggles, with both finishing the season in the top ten, the first time since 2004 that Serena Williams finished in the upper elite in the rankings. Serena's emphatic victory at the Australian Open, ranked No. 81, surprised the tennis world. Venus Williams won her fourth Wimbledon title and sixth Grand Slam overall, becoming the lowest ranked woman to win at Wimbledon.

The season saw two former world No. 1s retire and another one make her return. Kim Clijsters cut her farewell tour short by retiring abruptly in May, having originally been due to play her last event in October.[3] She later returned in 2009. Martina Hingis was forced to quit after she admitted that she had tested positive for cocaine.[4] However, Lindsay Davenport made a successful return to the tour following her pregnancy and won two tournament titles in the latter half of the season.

Contents

Season summaryEdit

SinglesEdit

Serena Williams started the season by unexpectedly winning her eighth singles Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Many critics and commentators had already written her off, questioning her desire and fitness, especially after an early loss in her only warm-up tournament the week before. Williams won the title in emphatic fashion, thrashing Maria Sharapova in the final in a performance that BBC Sport called "arguably the most powerful display ever seen in women's tennis."[5] In her earlier matches she was pushed by Nadia Petrova in round three and then by Shahar Pe'er in the quarterfinals. Defending champion Amélie Mauresmo suffered an early loss to Lucie Šafářová, allowing Nicole Vaidišová to reach her second Grand Slam semifinal. Despite losing in the final, Sharapova managed to return to the No. 1 ranking for the second time.

 
Serena Williams finished the season in the top 10 for the first time since 2004.

After withdrawing from the Australian Open due to marital problems,[2] Justine Henin returned for Paris in February. She later won titles in Dubai and Doha that month. Kim Clijsters bade a tearful farewell to her home crowd in Belgium, playing Antwerp for the final time due to her planned retirement in October. She lost the final to Amélie Mauresmo, who won the unique diamond racket for winning the event three times. Martina Hingis won the title in Tokyo for her fifth win at that tournament, more than any other player. Venus Williams returned from missing the Australian Open with a wrist injury by winning a smaller tournament in Memphis.

In March, Daniela Hantuchová overcame a five-year hiatus between tour titles to win Indian Wells, the same event where she won her first title at in 2002. Sharapova lost to Vera Zvonareva in the fourth round and thus surrendered her No. 1 position back to Henin. Elsewhere Serena Williams backed up her Australian Open triumph with a win in Miami, saving match points against Henin in the final.

Serbians Jelena Janković and Ana Ivanovic dominated the clay season leading up to the French Open, winning the three biggest warm-up tournaments. Janković took the titles at Charleston and Rome, while Ivanovic won in Berlin. Svetlana Kuznetsova was the runner-up in the latter two events. Also during the clay court season Kim Clijsters announced her retirement, months earlier than anticipated, following an early loss in Warsaw.[3] The finish to the clay season saw Henin pick up her fourth French Open title, and sixth Slam overall. She defeated a nervous Ana Ivanovic, in her maiden Grand Slam final, in only an hour and five minutes.[6]

Wimbledon saw an unexpected final between Venus Williams and Marion Bartoli, the two lowest seeds to ever play in the final. Bartoli beat Janković in the fourth round and Henin in the semifinals, a win that was seen as "one of the biggest upsets ever". Williams was on the brink of losing in two of her early round matches, before beating Sharapova, Kuznetsova and Ivanovic back-to-back. In the final, Williams triumphed for her fourth Wimbledon title and sixth Slam overall. Other upsets included Vaidišová's win over the defending champion Mauresmo, who continued to struggle for form throughout the season aside from a run to the final in Eastbourne.

On the summer hardcourts Anna Chakvetadze produced some strong results, winning back-to-back titles in Cincinnati and Stanford, and then reaching the semifinals in San Diego, being stopped by eventual champion Sharapova. Ivanovic won the event in Los Angeles. Henin won her only warm-up tournament in Toronto, beating Janković in the final.

 
Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the U.S. Open final and won one title, finishing the season ranked at No. 2.

Henin then won her seventh Grand Slam trophy at the U.S. Open and second of the year. She beat both Serena and Venus Williams in the quarterfinal and semifinal respectively, becoming one of the few women to beat them back-to-back, and then Kuznetsova in the final. Venus Williams made it to the semifinals with wins over both Ivanovic and Janković. Chakvetadze backed up her successful results in the warm-ups by reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal, advancing from a quarter that saw defending champion Sharapova knocked out by Agnieszka Radwańska in the third round.

Lindsay Davenport made a return from her pregnancy in Bali, where she ended up winning the title. She followed that up by winning in Quebec. Henin won titles in Stuttgart and Zürich during the fall season, beating Tatiana Golovin in both finals. Elena Dementieva recorded her first ever win over Serena Williams to win her home event in Moscow. In November, Martina Hingis announced that she had tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test, and was hereby retiring from professional tennis.[4]

The climax of the season was, as ever, the WTA Tour Championships. The eight qualifiers were Henin, Janković, Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Serena Williams, Chakvetadze, Venus Williams and Hantuchová. Venus Williams later withdrew and Maria Sharapova replaced her. Also during round robin play Serena Williams withdrew, and Marion Bartoli was brought in as the alternate. The final saw Henin beat Sharapova to finish her career best year on a high note. She ended the season with a 63–4 win-loss record—the most impressive record in a single season since Steffi Graf in 1989,[2] and won her last 25 matches of the year. She also became the first woman to earn over $5 million in a season.[1]

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2007 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
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
1 Jan Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Russia
2–0
  Spain
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  France
  Australia
  United States
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  India
  Czech Republic
  Croatia
Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Dinara Safina
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
  Martina Hingis   Tathiana Garbin
  Shahar Pe'er
  Catalina Castaño
  Elena Vesnina
  Ana Ivanovic
  Samantha Stosur
  Dinara Safina
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4
  Iveta Benešová
  Galina Voskoboeva
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jelena Janković
7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–3
  Vera Zvonareva   Camille Pin
  Jill Craybas
  Émilie Loit
  Paola Suárez
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Virginie Razzano
  Janette Husárová
  Paola Suárez
6–0, 6–2
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Shikha Uberoi
8 Jan Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
4–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
  Jelena Janković   Nicole Vaidišová
  Li Na
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Ana Ivanovic
  Shahar Pe'er
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
  Marion Bartoli
  Meilen Tu
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$170,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Chakvetadze
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Vasilisa Bardina   Sania Mirza
  Sybille Bammer
  Zheng Jie
  Alicia Molik
  Catalina Castaño
  Serena Williams
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Elena Vesnina
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
15 Jan
22 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$6,737,973 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–1, 6–2
  Maria Sharapova   Kim Clijsters
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Shahar Pe'er
  Lucie Šafářová
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Martina Hingis
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
  Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Daniel Nestor
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–4
  Max Mirnyi
  Victoria Azarenka
29 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–2
  Ana Ivanovic   Elena Dementieva
  Maria Sharapova
  Jelena Janković
  Samantha Stosur
  Ai Sugiyama
  Roberta Vinci
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5
  Vania King
  Rennae Stubbs

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Lucie Šafářová   Justine Henin
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Tatiana Golovin
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Dinara Safina
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–2, 6–0
  Gabriela Navrátilová
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
Pattaya Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$170,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Sybille Bammer
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
  Gisela Dulko   Sania Mirza
  Peng Shuai
  Mara Santangelo
  Martina Suchá
  Nicole Pratt
  Tzipora Obziler
  Nicole Pratt
  Mara Santangelo
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
12 Feb Proximus Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Kim Clijsters   Anna Chakvetadze
  Tatiana Golovin
  Dinara Safina
  Ana Ivanovic
  Nadia Petrova
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
7–5, 4–6, 6–1
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Elena Vesnina
Sony Ericsson International
Bangalore, India
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/27Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–4, 6–4
  Mara Santangelo   Olga Savchuk
  Tzipora Obziler
  Jelena Kostanić Tošić
  Melinda Czink
  Sania Mirza
  Yurika Sema
  Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
6–7(4–7), 6–2, 10–9
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Alla Kudryavtseva
19 Feb Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$1,500,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–4, 7–5
  Amélie Mauresmo   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Jelena Janković
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Martina Hingis
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Patty Schnyder
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Alicia Molik
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–1, 6–1
  Shahar Pe'er   Meilen Tu
  Ioana Raluca Olaru
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Samantha Stosur
  Bethanie Mattek
  Laura Granville
  Nicole Pratt
  Bryanne Stewart
7–5, 4–6, 10–5
  Jarmila Gajdošová
  Akiko Morigami
XV Copa Colsanitas Santander
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Roberta Vinci
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 0–3 ret.
  Tathiana Garbin   Flavia Pennetta
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Émilie Loit
  Klára Zakopalová
  Nathalie Vierin
  Barbora Záhlavová Strýcová
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Paola Suárez
1–6, 6–3, 11–9
  Flavia Pennetta
  Roberta Vinci
26 Feb Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier II event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–4, 6–2
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Jelena Janković
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Martina Hingis
  Francesca Schiavone
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Patty Schnyder
  Martina Hingis
  Maria Kirilenko
6–1, 6–1
  Ágnes Szávay
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
Abierto Mexicano TELCEL
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$180,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Émilie Loit
7–6(0), 6–4
  Flavia Pennetta   Julia Schruff
  Sara Errani
  Alizé Cornet
  Gisela Dulko
  Melissa Torres Sandoval
  Tathiana Garbin
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–3, 6–3
  Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Mar
12 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
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Li Na
  Sybille Bammer
  Vera Zvonareva
  Shahar Pe'er
  Tatiana Golovin
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–3, 7–5
  Yung-Jan Chan
  Chuang Chia-jung
19 Mar
26 Mar
Sony Ericsson Open
Key Biscayne, United States
Tier I event
$3,450,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Justine Henin   Shahar Pe'er
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Tathiana Garbin
  Li Na
  Nadia Petrova
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–4, 3–6, 10–2
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Tatiana Golovin
6–2, 6–1
  Nadia Petrova   Ana Ivanovic
  Sybille Bammer
  Dinara Safina
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Venus Williams
  Jelena Janković
  Mara Santangelo
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
9 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Jelena Janković
6–2, 6–2
  Dinara Safina   Vera Zvonareva
  Venus Williams
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Tatiana Golovin
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
7–5, 6–0
  Peng Shuai
  Sun Tiantian
16 April Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Castellaneta Marina, Italy, Clay
Limoges, France, Clay (i)
Moscow, Russia, Clay (i)
Delray Beach, FL, United States, Hard
Quarterfinal winners
  Russia 4–1
  United States 4–1
  China 3–2
  Spain 3–2
Quarterfinal losers
  Israel
  Germany
  France
  Italy
23 Apr Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$175,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Gisela Dulko
6–7(2–7), 6–2, 6–2
  Sorana Cîrstea   Ágnes Szávay
  Karin Knapp
  Olga Savchuk
  Émilie Loit
  Anne Kremer
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Ágnes Szávay
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
7–5, 6–2
  Martina Müller
  Gabriela Navrátilová
30 Apr J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$600,000 - Clay - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–1, 6–3
  Alona Bondarenko   Jelena Janković
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Mara Santangelo
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Venus Williams
  Julia Vakulenko
  Vera Dushevina
  Tatiana Perebiynis
7–5, 3–6, 10–2
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Elena Vesnina
Estoril Open
Oeiras, Portugal
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Gréta Arn
2–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Victoria Azarenka   Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Lucie Šafářová
  Marion Bartoli
  Sofia Arvidsson
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Gisela Dulko
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
  Anastassia Rodionova
6–3, 6–2
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Arantxa Parra Santonja

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 May Qatar Telecom German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Ana Ivanovic
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Justine Henin
  Julia Vakulenko
  Jelena Janković
  Nadia Petrova
  Patty Schnyder
  Dinara Safina
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–3, 6–4
  Tathiana Garbin
  Roberta Vinci
ECM Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Akiko Morigami
6–1, 6–3
  Marion Bartoli   Klára Zakopalová
  Victoria Azarenka
  Jarmila Gajdošová
  Julia Schruff
  Camille Pin
  Dominika Cibulková
  Petra Cetkovská
  Andrea Hlaváčková
7–6(9–7), 6–2
  Ji Chunmei
  Sun Shengnan
14 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Jelena Janković
7–5, 6–1
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Patty Schnyder
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Serena Williams
  Elena Dementieva
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Dinara Safina
  Nathalie Dechy
  Mara Santangelo
6–4, 6–1
  Tathiana Garbin
  Roberta Vinci
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Fes, Morocco
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Milagros Sequera
6–1, 6–3
  Aleksandra Wozniak   María Emilia Salerni
  Ioana Raluca Olaru
  Sandra Klösel
  Alizé Cornet
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Camille Pin
  Vania King
  Sania Mirza
6–1, 6–2
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
  Anastassia Rodionova
21 May Istanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
Tier III event
$200,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Dementieva
7–6(7–5), 3–0 ret.
  Aravane Rezaï   Maria Sharapova
  Alona Bondarenko
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Patty Schnyder
  Catalina Castaño
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Urszula Radwańska
6–1, 6–3
  Chan Yung-jan
  Sania Mirza
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay - 30S/23Q/15D
Singles - Doubles
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
  Amélie Mauresmo   Marion Bartoli
  Jelena Janković
  Émilie Loit
  Elena Vesnina
  Li Na
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–3, 6–4
  Alicia Molik
  Sun Tiantian
27 May
4 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$8,978,567 - Clay - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–1, 6–2
  Ana Ivanovic   Jelena Janković
  Maria Sharapova
  Serena Williams
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Alicia Molik
  Mara Santangelo
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Ai Sugiyama
  Andy Ram
  Nathalie Dechy
7–5, 6–3
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Katarina Srebotnik

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$200,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jelena Janković
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Maria Sharapova   Marion Bartoli
  Mara Santangelo
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Li Na
  Alona Bondarenko
  Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–3), 6–3
  Sun Tiantian
  Meilen Tu
Barcelona KIA
Barcelona, Spain
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 6–2
  Edina Gallovits   Flavia Pennetta
  Virginie Razzano
  Ágnes Szávay
  Émilie Loit
  Kaia Kanepi
  Alla Kudryavtseva
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
7–6(7–3), 2–6, 12–10
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Flavia Pennetta
18 Jun Hastings Direct International Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$600,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
7–5, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–2)
  Amélie Mauresmo   Marion Bartoli
  Nadia Petrova
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Elena Dementieva
  Sybille Bammer
  Shahar Pe'er
  Lisa Raymond
  Samantha Stosur
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3
  Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$175,000 - Grass - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Chakvetadze
7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–3
  Jelena Janković   Dinara Safina
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Alona Bondarenko
  Flavia Pennetta
  Angelique Kerber
  Ana Ivanovic
  Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
7–5, 6–2
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
25 Jun
2 Jul
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$9,221,372 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–4, 6–1
  Marion Bartoli   Justine Henin
  Ana Ivanovic
  Serena Williams
  Michaëlla Krajicek
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Ai Sugiyama
  Jamie Murray
  Jelena Janković
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
  Jonas Björkman
  Alicia Molik

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 July Fed Cup: Semifinals
Castellaneta Marina, Italy, Clay
Stowe, VT, United States, Hard
Semifinal winners
  Italy 3–2
  Russia 3–2
Semifinal losers
  France
  United States
16 Jul W&S Financial Group Women's Open
Mason, United States
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Chakvetadze
6–1, 6–3
  Akiko Morigami   Sania Mirza
  Akgul Amanmuradova
  Elena Vesnina
  Olga Govortsova
  Lilia Osterloh
  Patty Schnyder
  Bethanie Mattek
  Sania Mirza
7–6(7–4), 7–5
  Alina Jidkova
  Tatiana Poutchek
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ágnes Szávay
6–0, 6–1
  Martina Müller   Sara Errani
  Karin Knapp
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Émilie Loit
  Flavia Pennetta
  Mariya Koryttseva
  Darya Kustova
6–4, 6–1
  Alice Canepa
  Karin Knapp
23 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Chakvetadze
6–3, 6–2
  Sania Mirza   Daniela Hantuchová
  Sybille Bammer
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Olga Govortsova
  Patty Schnyder
  Lilia Osterloh
  Sania Mirza
  Shahar Pe'er
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Victoria Azarenka
  Anna Chakvetadze
Gastein Ladies
Bad Gastein, Austria
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Francesca Schiavone
6–1, 6–4
  Yvonne Meusburger   Kaia Kanepi
  Karin Knapp
  Ágnes Szávay
  Renata Voráčová
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
6–3, 7–5
  Ágnes Szávay
  Vladimíra Uhlířová
30 Jul Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–2, 3–6, 6–0
  Patty Schnyder   Anna Chakvetadze
  Elena Dementieva
  Sania Mirza
  Venus Williams
  Nadia Petrova
  Maria Kirilenko
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
7–5, 6–4
  Victoria Azarenka
  Anna Chakvetadze
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Agnieszka Radwańska
6–1, 6–1
  Vera Dushevina   Julia Görges
  Tsvetana Pironkova
  Dominika Cibulková
  Émilie Loit
  Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–1, 5–7, 10–6
  Chan Chin-Wei
  Tetiana Luzhanska

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Aug East West Bank Classic
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ana Ivanovic
7–5, 6–4
  Nadia Petrova   Maria Sharapova
  Jelena Janković
  Elena Dementieva
  Virginie Razzano
  Maria Kirilenko
  Victoria Azarenka
  Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
6–0, 6–1
  Alicia Molik
  Mara Santangelo
13 August Rogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
7–6(7–3), 7–5
  Jelena Janković   Yan Zi
  Tatiana Golovin
  Nadia Petrova
  Marion Bartoli
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Virginie Razzano
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 2–6, 10–5
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
20 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
4–6, 3–0 ret.
  Ágnes Szávay   Elena Dementieva
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Francesca Schiavone
  Marion Bartoli
  Dinara Safina
  Alona Bondarenko
  Sania Mirza
  Mara Santangelo
6–1, 6–2
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
Forest Hills Tennis Classic
Forest Hills, United States
Tier IV event
$74,800 - Hard - 16S
Singles
  Gisela Dulko
6–2, 6–2
  Virginie Razzano   Elena Vesnina
  Nathalie Dechy
  Akiko Morigami
  Aiko Nakamura
  Audra Cohen
  Meilen Tu
27 Aug
3 Sep
U.S. Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$9,098,000 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–1, 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Venus Williams
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Serena Williams
  Jelena Janković
  Ágnes Szávay
  Shahar Pe'er
  Nathalie Dechy
  Dinara Safina
6–4, 6–2
  Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Max Mirnyi
  Victoria Azarenka
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  Leander Paes
  Meghann Shaughnessy

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Sep Fed Cup: Final
Moscow, Russia, Clay (i)
  Russia
4–0
  Italy
Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Daniela Hantuchová   Sara Errani
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Jelena Janković
  Aiko Nakamura
  Edina Gallovits
  Ayumi Morita
  Ji Chunmei
  Sun Shengnan
6–3, 6–2
  Jill Craybas
  Natalie Grandin
17 Sep China Open
Beijing, China
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ágnes Szávay
6–7(7–9), 7–5, 6–2
  Jelena Janković   Peng Shuai
  Lindsay Davenport
  María Emilia Salerni
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Elena Dementieva
  Akiko Morigami
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Hsieh Su-wei
7–6(7–2), 6–3
  Han Xinyun
  Xu Yifan
Sunfeast Open
Kolkata, India
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Kirilenko
6–0, 6–2
  Mariya Koryttseva   Anne Keothavong
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Tatiana Poutchek
  Tzipora Obziler
  Flavia Pennetta
  Chan Yung-jan
  Vania King
  Alla Kudryavtseva
6–1, 6–4
  Alberta Brianti
  Mariya Koryttseva
Banka Koper Slovenia Open
Portorož, Slovenia
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Tatiana Golovin
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Katarina Srebotnik   Vera Dushevina
  Gisela Dulko
  Meilen Tu
  Vera Zvonareva
  Émilie Loit
  Sybille Bammer
  Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
5–7, 6–4, 10–7
  Andreja Klepač
  Elena Likhovtseva
24 Sep Fortis Championships Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ana Ivanovic
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Daniela Hantuchová   Marion Bartoli
  Vera Zvonareva
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Patty Schnyder
  Victoria Azarenka
  Tatiana Golovin
  Iveta Benešová
  Janette Husárová
6–4, 6–2
  Victoria Azarenka
  Shahar Pe'er
Guangzhou International Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Virginie Razzano
6–0, 6–3
  Tzipora Obziler   Anastasia Rodionova
  Dominika Cibulková
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Ioana Raluca Olaru
  Alicia Molik
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Peng Shuai
  Yan Zi
6–3, 6–4
  Vania King
  Sun Tiantian
Hansol Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
  Maria Kirilenko   Flavia Pennetta
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Marta Domachowska
  Ayumi Morita
  Catalina Castaño
  Ágnes Szávay
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Hsieh Su-wei
6–2, 6–2
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Jasmin Wöhr

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
2–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Tatiana Golovin   Jelena Janković
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Dementieva
  Nadia Petrova
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Serena Williams
  Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 10–2
  Chan Yung-jan
  Dinara Safina
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Virginie Razzano
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
  Venus Williams   Caroline Wozniacki
  Flavia Pennetta
  Alicia Molik
  Klára Zakopalová
  Camille Pin
  Sania Mirza
  Sun Tiantian
  Yan Zi
1–6, 6–2, 10–6
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Vania King
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Pauline Parmentier
7–5, 6–2
  Victoria Azarenka   Elena Vesnina
  Olga Govortsova
  Ksenia Palkina
  Ioana Raluca Olaru
  Katie O'Brien
  Akgul Amanmuradova
  Ekaterina Dzehalevich
  Anastasiya Yakimova
2–6, 6–4, 10–7
  Tatiana Poutchek
  Anastasia Rodionova
8 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Dementieva
5–7, 6–1, 6–1
  Serena Williams   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Dinara Safina
  Vera Dushevina
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Vera Zvonareva
  Victoria Azarenka
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
4–6, 6–1, 10–7
  Victoria Azarenka
  Tatiana Poutchek
PTT Bangkok Open
Bangkok, Thailand
Tier III event
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Flavia Pennetta
6–1, 6–3
  Chan Yung-jan   Yan Zi
  Venus Williams
  Vania King
  Urszula Radwańska
  Shahar Pe'er
  Camille Pin
  Sun Tiantian
  Yan Zi
Walkover
  Ayumi Morita
  Junri Namigata
15 Oct Zürich Open
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
6–4, 6–4
  Tatiana Golovin   Nicole Vaidišová
  Francesca Schiavone
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Alona Bondarenko
  Marion Bartoli
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
  Lisa Raymond
  Francesca Schiavone
22 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/29Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Daniela Hantuchová
6–4, 6–2
  Patty Schnyder   Marion Bartoli
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Julia Vakulenko
  Dinara Safina
  Alona Bondarenko
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–2, 3–6, 10–8
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Ai Sugiyama
29 Oct Challenge Bell
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–1
  Julia Vakulenko   Julie Ditty
  Vera Zvonareva
  Vania King
  Olga Govortsova
  Stéphanie Foretz
  Olga Poutchkova
  Christina Fusano
  Raquel Kops-Jones
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
  Stéphanie Dubois
  Renata Voráčová

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Round robin
5 Nov WTA Tour Championships
Madrid, Spain
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 8S (Round Robin)/4D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin
5–7, 7–5, 6–3
  Maria Sharapova   Ana Ivanovic
  Anna Chakvetadze
  Marion Bartoli
  Jelena Janković
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
5–7, 6–3, 10–8
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Ai Sugiyama

StatisticsEdit

Titles informationEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •   Russia - 12 (Gold Coast, Hobart, Paris, Bangalore, Istanbul, 's-Hertogenbosch, Cincinnati, Stanford, San Diego, New Haven, Kolkata and Moscow)
  •   Belgium - 11 (Sydney, Dubai, Doha, Warsaw, French Open, Eastbourne, Toronto, U.S. Open, Stuttgart, Zürich and WTA Tour Championships)
  •   United States - 8 (Australian Open, Memphis, Key Biscayne, Barcelona, Wimbledon, Bali, Seoul and Quebec City)
  •   France - 7 (Antwerp, Acapulco, Amelia Island, Portorož, Guangzhou, Tokyo Japan Open and Tashkent)
  •   Serbia - 7 (Auckland, Charleston, Berlin, Rome, Birmingham, Los Angeles and Luxembourg)
  •   Italy - 3 (Bogotá, Bad Gastein and Bangkok)
  •   Argentina - 2 (Budapest and Forest Hills)
  •   Hungary - 2 (Palermo and Beijing)
  •   Slovakia - 2 (Indian Wells and Linz)
  •   Austria - 1 (Pattaya City)
  •   Germany - 1 (Estoril)
  •   Japan - 1 (Prague)
  •   Poland - 1 (Stockholm)
  •   Spain - 1 (Strasbourg)
  •    Switzerland - 1 (Tokyo)
  •   Venezuela - 1 (Fes)

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
22   USA
2 1 1 6 3 3 3 2 1 8 14
20   Russia
1 1 2 1 3 2 6 2 1 2 12 7 1
11   Belgium
2 1 2 6 11
11   Australia
1 5 3 1 1 11
10   France
1 1 1 2 3 2 7 2 1
8   Serbia
1 3 2 1 1 7 1
8   Italy
1 1 2 3 1 3 5
8   Zimbabwe
2 1 2 4 8
8   Czech Republic
1 3 1 3 8
6   China
1 5 6
5   Spain
1 2 2 1 4
5   South Africa
2 3 5
5   Chinese Taipei
1 3 1 5
4   Slovakia
1 1 1 1 2 2
4   Argentina
1 2 1 2 2
4   India
2 1 1 4
3   Hungary
1 1 1 2 1
3   Belarus
1 2 2 1

RankingsEdit

Singles Championship Race (5 November 2007)
Rk Name Nation Points Tour
1 Justine Henin   BEL 5,405 13
2 Jelena Janković   SRB 4,097 27
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova   RUS 3,691 18
4 Ana Ivanovic   SRB 3,163 19
5 Serena Williams   USA 2,767 11
6 Anna Chakvetadze   RUS 2,698 21
7 Venus Williams   USA 2,623 13
8 Daniela Hantuchová   SVK 2,431 26
9 Maria Sharapova   RUS 2,431 12
10 Marion Bartoli   FRA 2,224 30
11 Elena Dementieva   RUS 2,023 20
12 Dinara Safina   RUS 1,973 24
13 Nicole Vaidišová   CZE 1,942 14
14 Patty Schnyder    SUI 1,936 26
15 Tatiana Golovin   FRA 1,919 19
16 Nadia Petrova   RUS 1,864 19
17 Shahar Pe'er   ISR 1,699 22
18 Amélie Mauresmo   FRA 1,538 15
19 Sybille Bammer   AUT 1,497 26
20 Martina Hingis    SUI 1,372 14
Singles Year-end Ranking[7]
Rk Name Nation Points Change
1 Justine Henin   BEL 6,155 +/-
2 Svetlana Kuznetsova   RUS 3,725 +2
3 Jelena Janković   SRB 3,475 +9
4 Ana Ivanovic   SRB 3,461 +10
5 Maria Sharapova   RUS 2,956 -3
6 Anna Chakvetadze   RUS 2,935 +7
7 Serena Williams   USA 2,802 +88
8 Venus Williams   USA 2,470 +38
9 Daniela Hantuchová   SVK 2,367 +8
10 Marion Bartoli   FRA 2,191 +8
11 Elena Dementieva   RUS 1,985 -3
12 Nicole Vaidišová   CZE 1,942 -2
13 Tatiana Golovin   FRA 1,882 +9
14 Nadia Petrova   RUS 1,862 -8
15 Dinara Safina   RUS 1,830 -4
16 Patty Schnyder    SUI 1,806 -7
17 Shahar Pe'er   ISR 1,675 +3
18 Amélie Mauresmo   FRA 1,538 -15
19 Martina Hingis    SUI 1,372 -12
20 Ágnes Szávay   HUN 1,331.5 +169

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Justine Henin (BEL) Year-End 2006 28 January 2007
  Maria Sharapova (RUS) 29 January 2007 18 March 2007
  Justine Henin (BEL) 19 March 2007 Year-End 2007

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b "Kim Clijsters retires from pro tennis". CBC Sports. 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
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  6. ^ "Henin eases past nervy Ivanovic". The Telegraph. 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  7. ^ "Notes & Netcords: November 12, 2007" (PDF). Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Retrieved 2011-07-14.