Open main menu

The 2018 WTA Tour is the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2018 tennis season. The 2018 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments, supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF); the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier); the WTA International tournaments; the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF) and the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy). Also included in the 2018 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which is organized by the ITF and does not distribute ranking points.[1]

2018 WTA Tour
Simona Halep (45114844962).jpg
Simona Halep finished as the year-end number 1 player for the second time in succession. She also won her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
Details
Duration1 January – 11 November 2018
Edition48th
Tournaments58
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Finals
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Premier (12)
WTA International (31)
WTA Elite Trophy
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesCzech Republic Petra Kvitová (5)
Most tournament finalsRomania Simona Halep (6)
Prize money leaderRomania Simona Halep ($7,409,564)
Points leaderRomania Simona Halep (6,921)
Awards
Player of the yearRomania Simona Halep
Doubles Team of the yearCzech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Most improved
player of the year
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Newcomer of the yearBelarus Aryna Sabalenka
Comeback
player of the year
United States Serena Williams
2017
2019
Caroline Wozniacki won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by defeating Simona Halep in the final and returned to the WTA no. 1 singles ranking for the first time since 2012. Halep then went on to win her first major at the French Open on her fourth appearance at a Grand Slam final, defeating Sloane Stephens in three sets. Angelique Kerber won her third Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Serena Williams in the final and becoming the first German since Steffi Graf in 1996 to lift the trophy. Naomi Osaka won her first Grand Slam title, defeating Serena Williams in the final. At the age of 20, Osaka became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest US Open champion since Maria Sharapova in 2006.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2018 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 1 Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
   Switzerland
2–1
  Germany
Round robin (Group A)
  Belgium
  Australia
  Canada
Round robin (Group B)
  United States
  Russia
  Japan
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$1,000,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Elina Svitolina
6–2, 6–1
  Aliaksandra Sasnovich   Anastasija Sevastova
  Karolína Plíšková
  Aleksandra Krunić
  Alizé Cornet
  Johanna Konta
  Kaia Kanepi
  Kiki Bertens
  Demi Schuurs
7–5, 6–2
  Andreja Klepač
  María José Martínez Sánchez
Shenzhen Open
Shenzhen, China
WTA International
$750,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Simona Halep
6–1, 2–6, 6–0
  Kateřina Siniaková   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Maria Sharapova
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Tímea Babos
  Zarina Diyas
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Simona Halep
1–6, 6–1, [10–8]
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Julia Görges
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Caroline Wozniacki   Sachia Vickery
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Sofia Kenin
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Barbora Strýcová
  Polona Hercog
  Sara Errani
  Bibiane Schoofs
7–5, 6–1
  Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
January 8 Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
$799,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Angelique Kerber
6–4, 6–4
  Ashleigh Barty   Daria Gavrilova
  Camila Giorgi
  Garbiñe Muguruza
  Barbora Strýcová
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Dominika Cibulková
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–1
  Latisha Chan
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Elise Mertens
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
  Mihaela Buzărnescu   Lesia Tsurenko
  Heather Watson
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Alison Riske
  Donna Vekić
  Monica Niculescu
  Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
6–2, 6–2
  Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Makoto Ninomiya
January 15
January 22
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
A$25,036,000 – Hard
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
  Caroline Wozniacki
7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4
  Simona Halep   Angelique Kerber
  Elise Mertens
  Karolína Plíšková
  Madison Keys
  Elina Svitolina
  Carla Suárez Navarro
  Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–4, 6–3
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Mate Pavić
2–6, 6–4, [11–9]
  Tímea Babos
  Rohan Bopanna
January 29 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WTA Premier
$799,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Petra Kvitová
6–1, 6–2
  Kristina Mladenovic   Daria Kasatkina
  Julia Görges
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Kateřina Siniaková
  Elena Rybakina
  Jeļena Ostapenko
  Timea Bacsinszky
  Vera Zvonareva
2–6, 6–1, [10–3]
  Alla Kudryavtseva
  Katarina Srebotnik
Taiwan Open
Taipei, Taiwan
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Tímea Babos
7–5, 6–1
  Kateryna Kozlova   Wang Yafan
  Sabine Lisicki
  Eugenie Bouchard
  Magda Linette
  Monica Niculescu
  Yulia Putintseva
  Duan Yingying
  Wang Yafan
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
  Nao Hibino
  Oksana Kalashnikova

FebruaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 5 Fed Cup Quarterfinals
Minsk, Belarus – Hard (i)
Prague, Czech Republic – Hard (i)
La Roche-sur-Yon, France – Hard (i)
Asheville, United States – Hard (i)
Quarterfinals winners
Quarterfinals losers
February 12 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$3,198,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Petra Kvitová
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Garbiñe Muguruza   Caroline Wozniacki
  Simona Halep
  Angelique Kerber
  Julia Görges
  Caroline Garcia
  Catherine Bellis
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Jeļena Ostapenko
6–3, 6–3
  Andreja Klepač
  María José Martínez Sánchez
February 19 Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
$2,623,485 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Elina Svitolina
6–4, 6–0
  Daria Kasatkina   Angelique Kerber
  Garbiñe Muguruza
  Naomi Osaka
  Karolína Plíšková
  Elena Vesnina
  Caroline Garcia
  Chan Hao-ching
  Yang Zhaoxuan
4–6, 6–2, [10–6]
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
Hungarian Ladies Open
Budapest, Hungary
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Alison Van Uytvanck
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
  Dominika Cibulková   Mona Barthel
  Viktória Kužmová
  Johanna Larsson
  Ysaline Bonaventure
  Petra Martić
  Zhang Shuai
  Georgina García Pérez
  Fanny Stollár
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
  Kirsten Flipkens
  Johanna Larsson
February 26 Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Lesia Tsurenko
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
  Stefanie Vögele   Rebecca Peterson
  Daria Gavrilova
  Sloane Stephens
  Zhang Shuai
  Verónica Cepede Royg
  Kristina Mladenovic
  Tatjana Maria
  Heather Watson
7–5, 2–6, [10–2]
  Kaitlyn Christian
  Sabrina Santamaria

MarchEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 5
March 12
Indian Wells Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$8,648,508 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Naomi Osaka
6–3, 6–2
  Daria Kasatkina   Simona Halep
  Venus Williams
  Petra Martić
  Karolína Plíšková
  Carla Suárez Navarro
  Angelique Kerber
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová

6–4, 6–4
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
March 19
March 26
Miami Open
Miami, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$8,648,508 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Sloane Stephens
7–6(7–5), 6–1
  Jeļena Ostapenko   Victoria Azarenka
  Danielle Collins
  Karolína Plíšková
  Angelique Kerber
  Elina Svitolina
  Venus Williams
  Ashleigh Barty
  CoCo Vandeweghe

6–2, 6–1
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková

AprilEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 2 Charleston Open
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$800,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Kiki Bertens
6–2, 6–1
  Julia Görges   Madison Keys
  Anastasija Sevastova
  Alizé Cornet
  Bernarda Pera
  Daria Kasatkina
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Alla Kudryavtseva
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–3
  Andreja Klepač
  María José Martínez Sánchez
Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Garbiñe Muguruza
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Tímea Babos   Ana Bogdan
  Sachia Vickery
  Ajla Tomljanović
  Danielle Collins
  Monica Puig
  Magdaléna Rybáriková
  Naomi Broady
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
  Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
April 9 Ladies Open Lugano
Lugano, Switzerland
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Elise Mertens
7–5, 6–2
  Aryna Sabalenka   Stefanie Vögele
  Vera Lapko
  Tamara Korpatsch
  Camila Giorgi
  Kirsten Flipkens
  Mona Barthel
  Kirsten Flipkens
  Elise Mertens
6–1, 6–3
  Vera Lapko
  Aryna Sabalenka
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
6–2, 6–4
  Lara Arruabarrena   Ana Bogdan
  Dalila Jakupović
  Daniela Seguel
  Emiliana Arango
  Johanna Larsson
  Magda Linette
  Dalila Jakupović
  Irina Khromacheva
6–3, 6–4
  Mariana Duque Mariño
  Nadia Podoroska
April 16 Fed Cup Semifinals
Stuttgart, Germany – Clay (Red) (i)
Aix-en-Provence, France – Clay (Red) (i)
Semifinals winners
Semifinals losers
April 23 Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
$816,000 – Clay (Red) (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Karolína Plíšková
7–6(7–2), 6–4
  CoCo Vandeweghe   Caroline Garcia
  Anett Kontaveit
  Simona Halep
  Elina Svitolina
  Jeļena Ostapenko
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Raquel Atawo
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
  Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
İstanbul Cup
İstanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Pauline Parmentier
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Polona Hercog   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Maria Sakkari
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Donna Vekić
  Arantxa Rus
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Liang Chen
  Zhang Shuai

6–4, 6–4
  Xenia Knoll
  Anna Smith
April 30 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Petra Kvitová
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Mihaela Buzărnescu   Camila Giorgi
  Zhang Shuai
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Samantha Stosur
  Jasmine Paolini
  Kateřina Siniaková
  Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
6–4, 6–2
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Lidziya Marozava
Morocco Open
Rabat, Morocco
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Elise Mertens
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
  Ajla Tomljanović   Hsieh Su-wei
  Aleksandra Krunić
  Sara Errani
  Katarina Zavatska
  Jana Fett
  Paula Badosa Gibert
  Anna Blinkova
  Raluca Olaru
6–4, 6–4
  Georgina García Pérez
  Fanny Stollár

MayEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 7 Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
€6,685,828 – Clay (Red) – 64S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Petra Kvitová
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3
  Kiki Bertens   Karolína Plíšková
  Caroline Garcia
  Simona Halep
  Daria Kasatkina
  Carla Suárez Navarro
  Maria Sharapova
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
2–6, 6–4, [10–8]
  Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
May 14 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$3,351,720 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Elina Svitolina
6–0, 6–4
  Simona Halep   Maria Sharapova
  Anett Kontaveit
  Caroline Garcia
  Jeļena Ostapenko
  Angelique Kerber
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Ashleigh Barty
  Demi Schuurs
6–3, 6–4
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
May 21 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)
  Dominika Cibulková   Ashleigh Barty
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Wang Qiang
  Zarina Diyas
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Samantha Stosur
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Raluca Olaru
7–5, 7–5
  Nadiia Kichenok
  Anastasia Rodionova
Nuremberg Cup
Nürnberg, Germany
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Johanna Larsson
7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Alison Riske   Kirsten Flipkens
  Kateřina Siniaková
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Kiki Bertens
  Fanny Stollár
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Demi Schuurs
  Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
  Kirsten Flipkens
  Johanna Larsson
May 28
June 4
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
€18,392,000 – Clay (Red)
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Simona Halep
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Sloane Stephens   Garbiñe Muguruza
  Madison Keys
  Angelique Kerber
  Maria Sharapova
  Yulia Putintseva
  Daria Kasatkina
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
6–3, 6–3
  Eri Hozumi
  Makoto Ninomiya
  Latisha Chan
  Ivan Dodig
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [10–8]
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Mate Pavić

JuneEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 11 Nottingham Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Ashleigh Barty
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Johanna Konta   Naomi Osaka
  Donna Vekić
  Katie Boulter
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Dalila Jakupović
  Mona Barthel
  Alicja Rosolska
  Abigail Spears
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Heather Watson
Rosmalen Grass Court Championships
Rosmalen, Netherlands
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Aleksandra Krunić
6–7(0–7), 7–5, 6–1
  Kirsten Flipkens   CoCo Vandeweghe
  Viktória Kužmová
  Alison Riske
  Veronika Kudermetova
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Antonia Lottner
  Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
3–3, retired
  Kiki Bertens
  Kirsten Flipkens
June 18 Birmingham Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
WTA Premier
$936,128 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Petra Kvitová
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Magdaléna Rybáriková   Barbora Strýcová
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Lesia Tsurenko
  Dalila Jakupović
  Julia Görges
  Elina Svitolina
  Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
  Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
Mallorca Open
Santa Ponsa, Spain
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Tatjana Maria
6–4, 7–5
  Anastasija Sevastova   Sofia Kenin
  Samantha Stosur
  Caroline Garcia
  Lucie Šafářová
  Ajla Tomljanović
  Alison Riske
  Andreja Klepač
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–1, 3–6, [10–3]
  Lucie Šafářová
  Barbora Štefková
June 25 Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, Great Britain
WTA Premier
$917,664 – Grass – 48S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Caroline Wozniacki
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
  Aryna Sabalenka   Angelique Kerber
  Agnieszka Radwańska
  Ashleigh Barty
  Daria Kasatkina
  Jeļena Ostapenko
  Karolína Plíšková
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 7–5
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Mihaela Buzărnescu

JulyEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 2
July 9
Wimbledon
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
£15,950,500 – Grass
128S/96Q/64D/16Q/48X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Angelique Kerber
6–3, 6–3
  Serena Williams   Jeļena Ostapenko
  Julia Görges
  Dominika Cibulková
  Daria Kasatkina
  Kiki Bertens
  Camila Giorgi
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková

6–4, 4–6, 6–0
  Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
  Alexander Peya
  Nicole Melichar

7–6(7–1), 6–3
  Jamie Murray
  Victoria Azarenka
July 16 Bucharest Open
Bucharest, Romania
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Anastasija Sevastova
7–6(7–4), 6–2
  Petra Martić   Polona Hercog
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Ons Jabeur
  Laura Siegemund
  Wang Yafan
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Andreea Mitu

6–3, 6–4
  Danka Kovinić
  Maryna Zanevska
Ladies Championship Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Alizé Cornet
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  Mandy Minella   Eugenie Bouchard
  Markéta Vondroušová
  Samantha Stosur
  Veronika Kudermetova
  Evgeniya Rodina
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
  Alexa Guarachi
  Desirae Krawczyk

4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
  Lara Arruabarrena
  Timea Bacsinszky
July 23 Moscow River Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA International
$750,000 – Clay – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Olga Danilović
7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–4
  Anastasia Potapova   Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  Tamara Zidanšek
  Julia Görges
  Anastasija Sevastova
  Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Laura Siegemund
  Anastasia Potapova
  Vera Zvonareva
6–0, 6–3
  Alexandra Panova
  Galina Voskoboeva
Jiangxi Open
Nanchang, China
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Wang Qiang
7–5, 4–0 ret.
  Zheng Saisai   Zhu Lin
  Magda Linette
  Zhang Shuai
  Xun Fangying
  Liang En-shuo
  Liu Fangzhou
  Jiang Xinyu
  Tang Qianhui

6–4, 6–4
  Lu Jingjing
  You Xiaodi
July 30 Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, United States
WTA Premier
$799,000 – Hard – 28S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
6–1, 6–0
  Maria Sakkari   Danielle Collins
  Elise Mertens
  Victoria Azarenka
  Venus Williams
  Johanna Konta
  Ajla Tomljanović
  Latisha Chan
  Květa Peschke
6–4, 6–1
  Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
Washington Open
Washington D.C., United States
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
  Donna Vekić   Zheng Saisai
  Andrea Petkovic
  Allie Kiick
  Magda Linette
  Yulia Putintseva
  Belinda Bencic
  Han Xinyun
  Darija Jurak

6–3, 6–2
  Alexa Guarachi
  Erin Routliffe

AugustEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 6 Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
$2,820,000 – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Simona Halep
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–4
  Sloane Stephens   Ashleigh Barty
  Elina Svitolina
  Caroline Garcia
  Kiki Bertens
  Anastasija Sevastova
  Elise Mertens
  Ashleigh Barty
  Demi Schuurs

4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
  Latisha Chan
  Ekaterina Makarova
August 13 Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,874,299 – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Kiki Bertens
2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2
  Simona Halep   Aryna Sabalenka
  Petra Kvitová
  Lesia Tsurenko
  Madison Keys
  Elise Mertens
  Elina Svitolina
  Lucie Hradecká
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–2, 7–5
  Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs
August 20 Connecticut Open
New Haven, United States
WTA Premier
$799,000 – Hard – 30S/48Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Aryna Sabalenka
6–1, 6–4
  Carla Suárez Navarro   Julia Görges
  Monica Puig
  Belinda Bencic
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Petra Kvitová
  Caroline Garcia
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–7(7–9), [10–4]
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Laura Siegemund
August 27
September 3
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$25,282,920 – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
  Naomi Osaka
6–2, 6–4
  Serena Williams   Anastasija Sevastova
  Madison Keys
  Karolína Plíšková
  Sloane Stephens
  Carla Suárez Navarro
  Lesia Tsurenko
  Ashleigh Barty
  CoCo Vandeweghe
3–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(8–6)
  Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Jamie Murray
2–6, 6–3, [11–9]
  Alicja Rosolska
  Nikola Mektić

SeptemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 10 Tournoi de Québec
Quebec City, Canada
WTA International
$250,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Pauline Parmentier
7–5, 6–2
  Jessica Pegula   Heather Watson
  Sofia Kenin
  Varvara Lepchenko
  Rebecca Marino
  Monica Puig
  Petra Martić
  Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez

6–4, 6–3
  Darija Jurak
  Xenia Knoll
Japan Open
Hiroshima, Japan
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Hsieh Su-wei
6–2, 6–2
  Amanda Anisimova   Zhang Shuai
  Wang Qiang
  Zarina Diyas
  Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
  Magda Linette
  Ajla Tomljanović
  Eri Hozumi
  Zhang Shuai

6–2, 6–4
  Miyu Kato
  Makoto Ninomiya
September 17 Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier
$799,000  – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Karolína Plíšková
6–4, 6–4
  Naomi Osaka   Camila Giorgi
  Donna Vekić
  Victoria Azarenka
  Barbora Strýcová
  Alison Riske
  Caroline Garcia
  Miyu Kato
  Makoto Ninomiya

6–4, 6–4
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Kiki Bertens
7–6(7–2), 4–6, 6–2
  Ajla Tomljanović   Hsieh Su-wei
  Maria Sakkari
  Ekaterina Alexandrova
  Mandy Minella
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Evgeniya Rodina
  Choi Ji-hee
  Han Na-lae

6–3, 6–2
  Hsieh Shu-ying
  Hsieh Su-wei
Guangzhou Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Wang Qiang
6–1, 6–2
  Yulia Putintseva   Bernarda Pera
  Andrea Petkovic
  Kateryna Kozlova
  Aleksandra Krunić
  Fiona Ferro
  Vera Lapko
  Monique Adamczak
  Jessica Moore

4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
  Danka Kovinić
  Vera Lapko
September 24 Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
WTA Premier 5
$2,746,000  – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Aryna Sabalenka
6–3, 6–3
  Anett Kontaveit   Ashleigh Barty
  Wang Qiang
  Dominika Cibulková
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Kateřina Siniaková
  Monica Puig
  Elise Mertens
  Demi Schuurs

6–3, 6–3
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Margarita Gasparyan
6–2, 6–1
  Anastasia Potapova   Kateryna Kozlova
  Mona Barthel
  Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
  Dalila Jakupović
  Fanny Stollár
  Vera Lapko
  Olga Danilović
  Tamara Zidanšek

7–5, 6–3
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  Raluca Olaru

OctoberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 1 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$8,285,274 – Hard – 60S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Caroline Wozniacki
6–3, 6–3
  Anastasija Sevastova   Naomi Osaka
  Wang Qiang
  Dominika Cibulková
  Zhang Shuai
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Kateřina Siniaková
  Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová

4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
October 8 Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
WTA International
$750,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Caroline Garcia
7–6(9–7), 6–3
  Karolína Plíšková   Timea Bacsinszky
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Katie Boulter
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Elise Mertens
  Petra Martić
  Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke

6–4, 6–2
  Monique Adamczak
  Jessica Moore
Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong
WTA International
$750,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Dayana Yastremska
6–2, 6–1
  Wang Qiang   Garbiñe Muguruza
  Zhang Shuai
  Elina Svitolina
  Luksika Kumkhum
  Kristína Kučová
  Daria Gavrilova
  Samantha Stosur
  Zhang Shuai

6–4, 6–4
  Shuko Aoyama
  Lidziya Marozava
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Camila Giorgi
6–3, 6–1
  Ekaterina Alexandrova   Andrea Petkovic
  Alison Van Uytvanck
  Kristina Mladenovic
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Barbora Strýcová
  Margarita Gasparyan
  Kirsten Flipkens
  Johanna Larsson
4–6, 6–4, [10–5]
  Raquel Atawo
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
October 15 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$932,866 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Daria Kasatkina
2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
  Ons Jabeur   Johanna Konta
  Anastasija Sevastova
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  Anett Kontaveit
  Vera Zvonareva
  Alexandra Panova
  Laura Siegemund

6–2, 7–6(7–2)
  Darija Jurak
  Raluca Olaru
Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Julia Görges
6–4, 7–5
  Belinda Bencic   Eugenie Bouchard
  Dayana Yastremska
  Donna Vekić
  Andrea Petkovic
  Vera Lapko
  Margarita Gasparyan
  Greet Minnen
  Alison Van Uytvanck
7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Vera Lapko
  Mandy Minella
October 22 WTA Finals
Singapore
Year-end championships
$7,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8S (RR)/8D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Elina Svitolina
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Sloane Stephens   Karolína Plíšková
  Kiki Bertens
Round Robin
  Angelique Kerber
  Naomi Osaka
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Petra Kvitová
  Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–4, 7–5
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
October 29 WTA Elite Trophy
Zhuhai, China
Year-end championships
$2,349,363 – Hard – 12S (RR)/6D (RR)
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Ashleigh Barty
6–3, 6–4
  Wang Qiang   Julia Görges
  Garbiñe Muguruza
Round Robin
  Madison Keys
  Daria Kasatkina
  Anastasija Sevastova
  Zhang Shuai
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Caroline Garcia
  Elise Mertens
  Anett Kontaveit
  Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok

6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
  Shuko Aoyama
  Lidziya Marozava

NovemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 5 Fed Cup Final
Prague, Czech Republic – Hard (i)
  Czech Republic
3–0
  United States

Statistical informationEdit

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 2018 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), and the WTA International tournaments. The players/nations are sorted by:

1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);

2) cumulated importance of those titles (one Grand Slam win equalling two Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 wins, one year-end championships win equalling one-and-a-half Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win, one Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win equalling two Premier wins, one Premier win equalling two International wins);

3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;

4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

KeyEdit

Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International

Titles won by playerEdit

Total Player  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
7   Demi Schuurs (NED) 0 7 0
7   Elise Mertens (BEL) 3 4 0
6   Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2 4 0
5   Petra Kvitová (CZE) 5 0 0
4   Tímea Babos (HUN) 1 3 0
4   Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) 0 3 1
4   Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4 0 0
4   Simona Halep (ROU) 3 1 0
4   Kiki Bertens (NED) 3 1 0
3   Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 0 3 0
3   Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3 0 0
3   Barbora Strýcová (CZE) 0 3 0
3   Nicole Melichar (USA) 0 2 1
3   Květa Peschke (CZE) 0 3 0
3   Zhang Shuai (CHN) 0 3 0
2   Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 0 2 0
2   Kateřina Siniaková (CZE) 0 2 0
2   Naomi Osaka (JPN) 2 0 0
2   CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 0 2 0
2   Angelique Kerber (GER) 2 0 0
2   Latisha Chan (TPE) 0 1 1
2   Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 0 2 0
2   Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 2 0 0
2   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková (CZE) 0 2 0
2   Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 1 1 0
2   Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 2 0 0
2   Xu Yifan (CHN) 0 2 0
2   Mihaela Buzărnescu (ROU) 1 1 0
2   Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 0 2 0
2   Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 0 2 0
2   Julia Görges (GER) 2 0 0
2   Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 2 0 0
2   Wang Qiang (CHN) 2 0 0
2   Olga Danilović (SRB) 1 1 0
2   Johanna Larsson (SWE) 1 1 0
2   Tatjana Maria (GER) 1 1 0
2   Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 1 1 0
2   Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 0 2 0
2   Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 0 2 0
2   Raluca Olaru (ROU) 0 2 0
1   Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 0 0 1
1   Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 0 1 0
1   Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) 0 1 0
1   Sloane Stephens (USA) 1 0 0
1   Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 0 1 0
1   Jeļena Ostapenko (LAT) 0 1 0
1   Elena Vesnina (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 1 0 0
1   Raquel Atawo (USA) 0 1 0
1   Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 0 1 0
1   Chan Hao-ching (TPE) 0 1 0
1   Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 0 1 0
1   Miyu Kato (JPN) 0 1 0
1   Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 0 1 0
1   Alexandra Panova (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Laura Siegemund (GER) 0 1 0
1   Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN) 0 1 0
1   Alizé Cornet (FRA) 1 0 0
1   Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1 0 0
1   Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 1 0 0
1   Camila Giorgi (ITA) 1 0 0
1   Aleksandra Krunić (SRB) 1 0 0
1   Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1 0 0
1   Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 1 0 0
1   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 1 0 0
1   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (SVK) 1 0 0
1   Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 1 0 0
1   Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 1 0 0
1   Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 1 0 0
1   Monique Adamczak (AUS) 0 1 0
1   Anna Blinkova (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Naomi Broady (GBR) 0 1 0
1   Choi Ji-hee (KOR) 0 1 0
1   Duan Yingying (CHN) 0 1 0
1   Sara Errani (ITA) 0 1 0
1   Alexa Guarachi (CHI) 0 1 0
1   Georgina García Pérez (ESP) 0 1 0
1   Han Na-lae (KOR) 0 1 0
1   Han Xinyun (CHN) 0 1 0
1   Eri Hozumi (JPN) 0 1 0
1   Dalila Jakupović (SLO) 0 1 0
1   Jiang Xinyu (CHN) 0 1 0
1   Darija Jurak (CRO) 0 1 0
1   Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Andreja Klepač (SLO) 0 1 0
1   Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 0 1 0
1   Liang Chen (CHN) 0 1 0
1   María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 0 1 0
1   Greet Minnen (BEL) 0 1 0
1   Andreea Mitu (ROU) 0 1 0
1   Jessica Moore (AUS) 0 1 0
1   Asia Muhammad (USA) 0 1 0
1   Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Alicja Rosolska (POL) 0 1 0
1   Maria Sanchez (USA) 0 1 0
1   Bibiane Schoofs (NED) 0 1 0
1   Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 0 1 0
1   Abigail Spears (USA) 0 1 0
1   Fanny Stollár (HUN) 0 1 0
1   Samantha Stosur (AUS) 0 1 0
1   Tang Qianhui (CHN) 0 1 0
1   Wang Yafan (CHN) 0 1 0
1   Heather Watson (GBR) 0 1 0
1   Tamara Zidanšek (SLO) 0 1 0

Titles won by nationEdit

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
16   Czech Republic (CZE) 2 1 2 1 1 4 2 1 2 7 9 0
12   Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 3 3 3 4 8 0
11   United States (USA) 1 2 1 1 1 5 1 8 2
11   Netherlands (NED) 1 3 1 1 1 4 3 8 0
11   China (CHN) 3 2 6 2 9 0
10   Belgium (BEL) 1 4 5 4 6 0
8   Romania (ROU) 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 0
8   Germany (GER) 1 1 2 3 1 5 3 0
8   Australia (AUS) 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 6 0
7   France (FRA) 1 1 1 4 4 3 0
7   Ukraine (UKR) 1 1 1 2 2 6 1 0
5   Hungary (HUN) 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 0
5   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 1 1 2 1 1 3 1
5   Slovenia (SLO) 1 4 0 5 0
4   Canada (CAN) 1 1 2 0 3 1
4   Japan (JPN) 1 1 1 1 2 2 0
4   Spain (ESP) 1 3 1 3 0
3   Denmark (DEN) 1 1 1 3 0 0
3   Serbia (SRB) 2 1 2 1 0
2   Belarus (BLR) 1 1 2 0 0
2   Latvia (LAT) 1 1 1 1 0
2   Italy (ITA) 1 1 1 1 0
2   Sweden (SWE) 1 1 1 1 0
2   Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 2 0
1    Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 1 0
1   Slovakia (SVK) 1 1 0 0
1   Chile (CHI) 1 0 1 0
1   Croatia (CRO) 1 0 1 0
1   Poland (POL) 1 0 1 0
1   South Korea (KOR) 1 0 1 0

Titles informationEdit

The following players won their first main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles