2020 WTA Tour
Details
Duration6 January – 8 November 2020
Edition50th
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
Summer Olympics
WTA Finals
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Elite Trophy
WTA Premier (12)
WTA International (30)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesRussia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Romania Simona Halep
United States Sofia Kenin
Poland Magda Linette
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
United States Serena Williams (1)
Most tournament finalsKazakhstan Elena Rybakina (4)
Prize money leaderUnited States Sofia Kenin ($2,905,486)
Points leaderUnited States Sofia Kenin (2,111)
2019
2021
Sofia Kenin won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the final.

The 2020 WTA Tour is the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2020 tennis season. The 2020 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), the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy). Also included in the 2020 calendar are the Summer Olympic Games.[1]

ScheduleEdit

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2020 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Summer Olympic Games
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 6 Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$1,500,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
United States Madison Keys Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Japan Naomi Osaka
United States Jennifer Brady
United States Danielle Collins
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
United States Alison Riske
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(9–7), [10–8]
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Shenzhen Open
Shenzhen, China
WTA International
$775,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
6–2, 6–4
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
China Wang Qiang
Belgium Elise Mertens
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–2, 3–6, [10–4]
China Duan Yingying
China Zheng Saisai
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–3, 6–4
United States Jessica Pegula United States Amanda Anisimova
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Germany Laura Siegemund
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Germany Julia Görges
France Alizé Cornet
United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
6–4, 6–4
United States Serena Williams
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
January 13 Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
WTA Premier
$848,000 – Hard – 30S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–2, 7–5
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska United States Danielle Collins
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Croatia Donna Vekić
Romania Simona Halep
United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
2–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Croatia Darija Jurak
Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
7–6(9–7), 6–3
China Zhang Shuai United Kingdom Heather Watson
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Belgium Elise Mertens
Australia Lizette Cabrera
United States Lauren Davis
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
India Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–4
China Peng Shuai
China Zhang Shuai
January 20
January 27
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
A$32,846,000 – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
United States Sofia Kenin
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza Australia Ashleigh Barty
Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–2, 6–1
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Croatia Nikola Mektić
5–7, 6–4, [10–1]
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United Kingdom Jamie Murray

FebruaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 3 Fed Cup Qualifying Round
Everett, United States – Hard (i)
The Hague, Netherlands – Clay (i)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania – Hard (i)
Florianópolis, Brazil – Clay
Cartagena, Spain – Clay
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland – Hard (i)
Kortrijk, Belgium – Hard (i)
Bratislava, Slovakia – Clay (i)
Qualifying round winners
Qualifying round losers
February 10 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WTA Premier
$848,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
6–1, 6–3
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina Greece Maria Sakkari
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
France Océane Dodin
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
4–6, 6–0, [10–3]
United States Kaitlyn Christian
Chile Alexa Guarachi
Thailand Open
Hua Hin, Thailand
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Poland Magda Linette
6–3, 6–2
Switzerland Leonie Küng Japan Nao Hibino
Romania Patricia Maria Țig
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
China Wang Qiang
China Zheng Saisai
China Wang Xiyu
Australia Arina Rodionova
Australia Storm Sanders
6–3, 6–3
Austria Barbara Haas
Australia Ellen Perez
February 17 Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
$2,908,770 – Hard – 30S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Romania Simona Halep
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina United States Jennifer Brady
Croatia Petra Martić
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
7–5, 3–6, [10–5]
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
China Zheng Saisai
Hungarian Ladies Open
Debrecen, Hungary
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled due to miscommunication between organizers and WTA.[2]
February 24 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$3,240,445 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs Belarus A Sabalenka
Australia A Barty vs Spain G Muguruza
Tunisia O Jabeur vs Czech Republic P Kvitová
Russia S Kuznetsova vs Switzerland B Bencic
China Zheng Saisai
/ Czech Republic
vs
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski / Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs China
Mexico R Zarazúa vs Slovenia T Zidanšek
Russia A Potapova vs Canada LA Fernandez
United Kingdom H Watson vs United States C McHale
China L Zhu vs China Xiy Wang
/
vs
/

MarchEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 2 Lyon Open
Lyon, France
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
March 9
March 16
Indian Wells Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
March 23
March 30
Miami Open
Miami, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/

AprilEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 6 Charleston Open
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$848,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
April 13 Fed Cup Finals
Budapest, Hungary
Clay (Red) (i) – 12 teams
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
April 20 Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
€ – Clay (Red) (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
İstanbul Open
İstanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
April 27 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/

MayEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 4 Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
€ – Clay (Red) – 64S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
May 11 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$3,528,000 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
May 18 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Morocco Open
Rabat, Morocco
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
May 25
June 1
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
€ – Clay (Red)
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/ vs /
/ vs /

JuneEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 8 Nottingham Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Rosmalen Grass Court Championships
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
June 15 Grass Court Championships Berlin
Berlin, Germany
WTA Premier
$1,088,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Birmingham Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
June 22 Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, Great Britain
WTA Premier
$1,122,000 – Grass – 48S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Bad Homburg Open
Bad Homburg, Germany
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/8Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
June 29
July 6
Wimbledon
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
£ – Grass
128S/128Q/64D/16Q/48X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/ vs /
/ vs /

JulyEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 13 Bucharest Open
Bucharest, Romania
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Ladies Open Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
July 20 Baltic Open
Jūrmala, Latvia
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Palermo Open
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
July 27 Summer Olympic Games
Tokyo, Japan
Summer Olympic Games
Hard – 64S/32D/16X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/ vs /
/ vs /

AugustEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 3 Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, United States
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 28S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Washington Open
Washington D.C., United States
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
August 10 Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
$ – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
August 17 Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
$ – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
August 24 Albany Open
Albany, United States
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
August 31
September 7
U.S. Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$ – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/ vs /
/ vs /

SeptemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 14 Zhengzhou Open
Zhengzhou, China
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Japan Women's Open
Hiroshima, Japan
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Jiangxi Open
Nanchang, China
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
September 21 Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Guangzhou Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$525,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
September 28 Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
WTA Premier 5
$ – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/

OctoberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 5 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 60S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
October 12 Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong
WTA International
$525,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
October 19 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$ – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
October 26 WTA Elite Trophy
Zhuhai, China
Year-end championships
$2,600,000 – Hard – 12S(RR)/6D(RR)
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
Round Robin
/
vs
/

NovemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 2 WTA Finals
Shenzhen, China
Year-end championships
$14,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8S(RR)/8D(RR)
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
Round Robin
/
vs
/

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 2019 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
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International

Titles won by playerEdit

Total Player Grand Slam Olympic Games Year-end Premier Manda­tory Premier 5 Premier Inter­national Total
 S   D   X   S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
2  Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 0 1 1
2  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 0 2 0
2  Barbora Strýcová (CZE) 0 2 0
1  Sofia Kenin (USA) 1 0 0
1  Tímea Babos (HUN) 0 1 0
1  Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 0 1 0
1  Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 1 0 0
1  Kiki Bertens (NED) 1 0 0
1  Simona Halep (ROU) 1 0 0
1  Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 1 0 0
1  Shuko Aoyama (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Nicole Melichar (USA) 0 1 0
1  Ena Shibahara (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Xu Yifan (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 1 0 0
1  Magda Linette (POL) 1 0 0
1  Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 1 0 0
1  Serena Williams (USA) 1 0 0
1  Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) 0 1 0
1  Sania Mirza (IND) 0 1 0
1  Asia Muhammad (USA) 0 1 0
1  Arina Rodionova (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Storm Sanders (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Kateřina Siniaková (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Taylor Townsend (USA) 0 1 0

Titles won by nationEdit

Total Nation Grand Slam Olympic Games Year-end Premier Manda­tory Premier 5 Premier Inter­national Total
 S   D   X   S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
5  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 1 2 1 1 3 1
4  United States (USA) 1 1 1 1 2 2 0
2  Australia (AUS) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2 0 2 0
1  France (FRA) 1 0 1 0
1  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 1 0
1  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 0 0
1  Romania (ROU) 1 1 0 0
1  China (CHN) 1 0 1 0
1  Japan (JPN) 1 0 1 0
1  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 1 0 0
1  Poland (POL) 1 1 0 0
1  Russia (RUS) 1 1 0 0
1  India (IND) 1 0 1 0
1  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 1 0

Titles informationEdit

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

Singles
Doubles

The following players defended a main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Best rankingEdit

The following players achieved their career high ranking in this season inside top 50 (in bold the players who entered the top 10 for the first time):

Singles
Doubles

WTA RankingsEdit

These are the WTA rankings and yearly WTA Race rankings of the top 20 singles and doubles players at the current date of the 2020 season.[3]

SinglesEdit

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) Year end 2019 Present

DoublesEdit

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Barbora Strýcová (CZE) Year end 2019 2 February 2020
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 3 February 2020 23 February 2020
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 24 February 2020 Present

RetirementsEdit

Former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki retired after her third round defeat at the 2020 Australian Open.
Former world no. 1 Maria Sharapova retires at the age of 32.

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WTA Rankings top 100 in singles, or top 100 in doubles, for at least one week) who announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2020 season:

  • United States Vania King (born 3 February 1989 in Monterey Park, California, United States) turned professional in 2006 and reached a career high ranking of 50 in singles and 3 in doubles. King reached three WTA singles finals during her career, winning one of them at the Bangkok Open in 2006. She was most known as a doubles specialist, winning fifteen titles in her career, with her biggest achievements coming in winning the women's doubles events at both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2010, alongside Yaroslava Shvedova. King was hampered by an ankle injury throughout the final years of her career, and despite undergoing surgery in 2017, King decided to retire in February.
  • Russia Ekaterina Makarova (born 7 June 1988 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) (modern day Russia) turned professional in 2004 and reached a career high ranking of 8 in singles in 2015 and number 1 in doubles in 2018. A six-time Grand Slam singles quarterfinalist with two semifinal appearances at the 2014 US Open and 2015 Australian Open, Makarova also won five WTA singles titles during her career. She achieved phenomenal success in doubles, with 3 Grand Slam women's doubles titles alongside Elena Vesnina at the 2013 French Open, the 2014 US Open and at Wimbledon in 2017, as well as the mixed doubles title at the 2012 US Open alongside Bruno Soares. She also partnered Vesnina to gold in the women's doubles at the 2016 Olympics, and to the title at the WTA Finals, also in 2016. Makarova announced her retirement at the 2020 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy.
  • Spain María José Martínez Sánchez (born 12 August 1982 in Murcia, Spain) turned professional in 1998 and reached a career-high ranking of 19 in singles in 2010 and 4 in doubles, also in 2010. Through her career she won a total of 5 WTA titles in singles but focused primarily in doubles later in her career winning a total of 21 titles in that discipline. In doubles she reached the semi finals of Grand Slams 3 times; at the French Open in 2010 and 2012 and at the US Open in 2012. She reached the quarter finals of all slams in doubles. In 2009 she won the Tour Finals with long time doubles partner Nuria Llagostera Vives. In January 2020 she announced her retirement.
  • Luxembourg Mandy Minella (born 22 November 1985 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) turned professional in 2001, and reached career-high rankings of 66 in singles in 2012, and 47 in doubles in 2013. Winner of 2 doubles titles on the main tour (with Tímea Babos), Minella's best results came in WTA 125K events (with 1 singles and 3 doubles titles) and on the lower tier ITF Women's Circuit. She announced she would retire in 2020.
  • Australia Jessica Moore (born 16 August 1990 in Perth, Australia) turned professional in 2008 and reached a career-high ranking of 132 in singles in 2008 and 55 in doubles in 2019. Moore won two WTA titles in doubles, as well as 4 singles and 31 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She also won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the women's doubles, partnering Olivia Rogowska. Moore announced her retirement at the Australian Open.
  • France Pauline Parmentier (born 31 January 1986 in Cucq, France) turned professional in 2000 and reached a career-high ranking of 40 in singles, in July 2008, and 121 in doubles in October 2019. Winner of 4 singles titles on the main tour and a total of 13 ITF titles. Her best result at Grand Slam level came in reaching the fourth round at her home slam the French Open in 2014. She announced in January of 2019 that this would be her last year on the tour.
  • Russia Maria Sharapova (born 19 April 1987 in Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) (modern day Russia) turned professional in 2001 and reached the world no. 1 spot for the first time in 2005. A five-time Grand Slam singles winner (she completed the Golden Grand Slam in 2012), Sharapova won 36 WTA singles titles and 4 doubles titles during her career. She won also the WTA Finals in 2004 and the Fed Cup in 2008. She also won the silver medal in the women's singles at the 2012 Olympics. Sharapova announced her retirement through social media in 2020.
  • Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (born 3 September 1988 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) turned professional in 2003, and reached a career-high ranking of no. 6 in singles in 2016, and no. 11 in doubles in 2015. After coming to prominence by reaching the quarterfinals of the 2008 French Open as a qualifier, Suárez Navarro became a steady top-twenty player, with her best seasons coming from 2013 to 2016. She reached six more quarterfinals in Grand Slam singles events, and won 2 singles titles out of 11 finals (including a Premier 5 title), and 3 doubles titles out of 9 finals (finishing as runner-up of the 2015 WTA Finals in doubles, alongside Garbiñe Muguruza). She announced that the 2020 season would be her last on the circuit.
  • Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (born 11 July 1990 in Odense, Denmark) joined the circuit in 2005, and reached the world no. 1 spot for the first time in 2010. She would spend a total of 71 weeks as number one which puts her at 9th on the all time list as of January 2020. Wozniacki won a total of 30 WTA titles in singles and 2 WTA titles in doubles. Wozniacki reached three Grand Slam finals at the US Open in 2009 and 2014 and at the Australian Open 2018 where she won her first and only Grand Slam beating Simona Halep. She also won the WTA Championships Finals in Singapore 2017. Wozniacki retired after a third round defeat to Ons Jabeur at the 2020 Australian Open.

ComebacksEdit

Following are notable players who announced their comebacks after retirements during the 2020 WTA Tour season:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 WTA calendar" (PDF). wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  2. ^ "Debrecen debacle done as tournament cancelled". tennis.life. 2020-01-31. Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  3. ^ "WTA rankings". WTA. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b "WTA Rankings". wta. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  5. ^ "WTA Singles Rankings". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc.
  6. ^ "WTA Doubles Rankings". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc.

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