2020 WTA Tour

The 2020 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2020 tennis season. The 2020 WTA Tour calendar originally comprised 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).[2]

2020 WTA Tour
Details
Duration6 January – 15 November 2020
Edition50th
Tournaments24
CategoriesGrand Slam (3)
WTA Premier 5 (3)
WTA Premier (5)
WTA International (13)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesRomania Simona Halep
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (3)
Most tournament finalsKazakhstan Elena Rybakina (5)
Prize money leaderUnited States Sofia Kenin ($4,302,970)[1]
Points leaderUnited States Sofia Kenin (3,934)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Sofia Kenin
Doubles Team of the yearHungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
Most improved
player of the year
Poland Iga Świątek
Newcomer of the yearArgentina Nadia Podoroska
Comeback
player of the year
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
2019
2021
Sofia Kenin won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the final. Naomi Osaka won her third Grand Slam title, her second at the US Open, defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final. Iga Świątek won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open defeating Kenin in the final. Świątek was the first Polish player and first player born in the 21st century, male or female, to win a Grand Slam singles title. Then, Wimbledon was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many tournaments were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Tokyo Summer Olympics.[3][4][5][6][7]

ScheduleEdit

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2020 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 6 Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$1,500,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Karolína Plíšková
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
  Madison Keys   Petra Kvitová
  Naomi Osaka
  Jennifer Brady
  Danielle Collins
  Kiki Bertens
  Alison Riske
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(9–7), [10–8]
  Ashleigh Barty
  Kiki Bertens
Shenzhen Open
Shenzhen, China
WTA International
$775,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Ekaterina Alexandrova
6–2, 6–4
  Elena Rybakina   Garbiñe Muguruza
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Zarina Diyas
  Wang Qiang
  Elise Mertens
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
6–2, 3–6, [10–4]
  Duan Yingying
  Zheng Saisai
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Serena Williams
6–3, 6–4
  Jessica Pegula   Amanda Anisimova
  Caroline Wozniacki
  Laura Siegemund
  Eugenie Bouchard
  Julia Görges
  Alizé Cornet
  Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
6–4, 6–4
  Serena Williams
  Caroline Wozniacki
January 13 Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
WTA Premier
$848,000 – Hard – 30S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Ashleigh Barty
6–2, 7–5
  Dayana Yastremska   Danielle Collins
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Markéta Vondroušová
  Belinda Bencic
  Donna Vekić
  Simona Halep
  Nicole Melichar
  Xu Yifan
2–6, 7–5, [10–5]
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Darija Jurak
Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Elena Rybakina
7–6(9–7), 6–3
  Zhang Shuai   Heather Watson
  Veronika Kudermetova
  Elise Mertens
  Lizette Cabrera
  Lauren Davis
  Garbiñe Muguruza
  Nadiia Kichenok
  Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–4
  Peng Shuai
  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
  Sofia Kenin
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Garbiñe Muguruza   Ashleigh Barty
  Simona Halep
  Petra Kvitová
  Ons Jabeur
  Anett Kontaveit
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–2, 6–1
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Nikola Mektić
5–7, 6–4, [10–1]
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  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
  Kiki Bertens
6–1, 6–3
  Elena Rybakina   Maria Sakkari
  Ekaterina Alexandrova
  Belinda Bencic
  Océane Dodin
  Petra Kvitová
  Anastasia Potapova
  Shuko Aoyama
  Ena Shibahara
4–6, 6–0, [10–3]
  Kaitlyn Christian
  Alexa Guarachi
Thailand Open
Hua Hin, Thailand
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Magda Linette
6–3, 6–2
  Leonie Küng   Nao Hibino
  Patricia Maria Țig
  Elina Svitolina
  Wang Qiang
  Zheng Saisai
  Wang Xiyu
  Arina Rodionova
  Storm Sanders
6–3, 6–3
  Barbara Haas
  Ellen Perez
February 17 Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
$2,908,770 – Hard – 30S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Simona Halep
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Elena Rybakina   Jennifer Brady
  Petra Martić
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Garbiñe Muguruza
  Anett Kontaveit
  Karolína Plíšková
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
7–5, 3–6, [10–5]
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Zheng Saisai
February 24 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$3,240,445 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Aryna Sabalenka
6–3, 6–3
  Petra Kvitová   Ashleigh Barty
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Garbiñe Muguruza
  Ons Jabeur
  Belinda Bencic
  Zheng Saisai
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
6–2, 5–7, [10–2]
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Jeļena Ostapenko
Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Heather Watson
6–4, 6–7(8–10), 6–1
  Leylah Annie Fernandez   Renata Zarazúa
  Wang Xiyu
  Tamara Zidanšek
  Anastasia Potapova
  Christina McHale
  Zhu Lin
  Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Sharon Fichman

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
  Sofia Kenin
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
  Anna-Lena Friedsam   Alison Van Uytvanck
  Daria Kasatkina
  Océane Dodin
  Caroline Garcia
  Camila Giorgi
  Viktória Kužmová
  Laura Ioana Paar
  Julia Wachaczyk
7–5, 6–4
  Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove
  Bibiane Schoofs
Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Elina Svitolina
7–5, 4–6, 6–4
  Marie Bouzková   Arantxa Rus
  Johanna Konta
  Leylah Annie Fernandez
  Rebecca Peterson
  Wang Yafan
  Anastasia Potapova
  Kateryna Bondarenko
  Sharon Fichman
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
  Miyu Kato
  Wang Yafan
Rest of March

April – JulyEdit

No tournaments were played due to the COVID-19 pandemic, see affected tournaments below.

AugustEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 3 Palermo Open
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
€163,103 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Fiona Ferro
6–2, 7–5
  Anett Kontaveit   Petra Martić
  Camila Giorgi
  Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  Elisabetta Cocciaretto
  Sara Errani
  Dayana Yastremska
  Arantxa Rus
  Tamara Zidanšek

7–5, 7–5
  Elisabetta Cocciaretto
  Martina Trevisan
August 10 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$225,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Simona Halep
6–2, 7–5
  Elise Mertens   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Kristýna Plíšková
  Magdalena Fręch
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
  Eugenie Bouchard
  Ana Bogdan
  Lucie Hradecká
  Kristýna Plíšková

6–2, 6–2
  Monica Niculescu
  Raluca Olaru
Top Seed Open
Lexington, United States
WTA International
$225,500 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Jennifer Brady
6–3, 6–4
  Jil Teichmann   Shelby Rogers
  Coco Gauff
  Serena Williams
  Catherine Bellis
  Marie Bouzková
  Ons Jabeur
  Hayley Carter
  Luisa Stefani

6–1, 7–5
  Marie Bouzková
  Jil Teichmann
August 17 No tournaments scheduled
August 24 Cincinnati Open
New York, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,250,829 – Hard – 56S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Victoria Azarenka
Walkover
  Naomi Osaka   Elise Mertens
  Johanna Konta
  Jessica Pegula
  Anett Kontaveit
  Maria Sakkari
  Ons Jabeur
  Květa Peschke
  Demi Schuurs
6–1, 4–6, [10–4]
  Nicole Melichar
  Xu Yifan
August 31
September 7
US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$21,656,000 – Hard
128S/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw[a]
  Naomi Osaka
1–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Victoria Azarenka   Jennifer Brady
  Serena Williams
  Yulia Putintseva
  Shelby Rogers
  Tsvetana Pironkova
  Elise Mertens
  Laura Siegemund
  Vera Zvonareva
6–4, 6–4
  Nicole Melichar
  Xu Yifan

SeptemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 7 İstanbul Open
İstanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$225,500 – Clay (Red) – 30S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Patricia Maria Țig
2–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
  Eugenie Bouchard   Paula Badosa
  Tereza Martincová
  Danka Kovinić
  Polona Hercog
  Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  Rebecca Peterson
  Alexa Guarachi
  Desirae Krawczyk
6–1, 6–3
  Ellen Perez
  Storm Sanders
September 14 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
€1,692,169 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Simona Halep
6–0, 2–1, ret.
  Karolína Plíšková   Garbiñe Muguruza
  Markéta Vondroušová
  Yulia Putintseva
  Victoria Azarenka
  Elina Svitolina
  Elise Mertens
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Barbora Strýcová
6–2, 6–2
  Anna-Lena Friedsam
  Raluca Olaru
September 21 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$225,500 – Clay (Red) – 30S/8Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Elina Svitolina
6–4, 1–6, 6–2
  Elena Rybakina   Nao Hibino
  Aryna Sabalenka
  Jeļena Ostapenko
  Zhang Shuai
  Kateřina Siniaková
  Jil Teichmann
  Nicole Melichar
  Demi Schuurs
6–4, 6–3
  Hayley Carter
  Luisa Stefani
September 28
October 5[9]
French Open[10]
Paris, France
Grand Slam
€ – Clay (Red)
128S/96Q/64D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw − Mixed Doubles Draw[b]
  Iga Świątek
6–4, 6–1
  Sofia Kenin   Nadia Podoroska
  Petra Kvitová
  Martina Trevisan
  Elina Svitolina
  Danielle Collins
  Laura Siegemund
  Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–4, 7–5
  Alexa Guarachi
  Desirae Krawczyk

OctoberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 19 Ostrava Open
Ostrava, Czech Republic
WTA Premier
$528,500 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Aryna Sabalenka
6–2, 6–2
  Victoria Azarenka   Maria Sakkari
  Jennifer Brady
  Ons Jabeur
  Elise Mertens
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
  Veronika Kudermetova
  Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
6–1, 6–3
  Gabriela Dabrowski
  Luisa Stefani

NovemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 9 Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$225,500 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
  Aryna Sabalenka
7–5, 6–2
  Elise Mertens   Barbora Krejčíková
  Ekaterina Alexandrova
  Océane Dodin
  Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  Nadia Podoroska
  Veronika Kudermetova
  Arantxa Rus
  Tamara Zidanšek
6–3, 6–4
  Lucie Hradecká
  Kateřina Siniaková

Affected tournamentsEdit

The COVID-19 pandemic affected many tournaments on the WTA Tour. The following tournaments were suspended or postponed.

Week of Tournament Status
March 9
March 16
Indian Wells Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D

Cancelled
March 23
March 30
Miami Open
Miami Gardens, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
April 6 Charleston Open
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$848,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D

Played as a team exhibition tournament from 22 to 28 June
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
April 13 Fed Cup Finals
Budapest, Hungary
Clay (Red) (i) – 12 teams

Postponed to 13–18 April 2021[12]
April 20 Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
€ – Clay (Red) (i) – 28S/32Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
İstanbul Open
İstanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 7 September
April 27 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 10 August
May 4 Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
€ – Clay (Red) – 64S/32Q/28D

Initially rescheduled to September, but later cancelled[13]
May 11 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$3,528,000 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D

Rescheduled to September
May 18 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Morocco Open
Rabat, Morocco
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
May 25
June 1
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (Red)

Rescheduled to 28 September[10]
June 8 Nottingham Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6][14]
Rosmalen Grass Court Championships
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
June 15 Grass Court Championships Berlin
Berlin, Germany
WTA Premier
$1,088,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Birmingham Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
June 22 Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, Great Britain
WTA Premier
$1,122,000 – Grass – 48S/16Q/16D
Bad Homburg Open
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/8Q/16D
June 29
July 6
Wimbledon
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass
July 13 Bucharest Open
Bucharest, Romania
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Ladies Open Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
July 20 Baltic Open
Jūrmala, Latvia
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Palermo Open
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
Clay (Red)

Rescheduled to 3 August
July 27 Summer Olympic Games
Tokyo, Japan
Olympic Games
Hard

Rescheduled to 26 July 2021[5]
August 3 Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, United States
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 28S/16Q/16D

Cancelled[15]
Washington Open
Washington D.C., United States
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
August 10 Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
August 17 Cincinnati Masters
Mason, United States
WTA Premier 5
Hard

Rescheduled to 22 August and moved from Mason, Ohio to New York City
August 24 Albany Open
Albany, United States
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][16]
September 14 Zhengzhou Open
Zhengzhou, China
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 28S/24Q/16D

Initially rescheduled to October, but later cancelled[7][16]
Jiangxi Open
Nanchang, China
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Japan Women's Open
Hiroshima, Japan
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][16]
September 21 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier
$ – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D

Initially rescheduled to November, but later cancelled[7][16]
Guangzhou Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$525,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$225,500 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][16]
September 28 Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
WTA Premier 5
$ – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D

Initially rescheduled to October, but later cancelled[7][16]
October 5 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 60S/32Q/28D

Cancelled[7][16]
October 12 Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong
WTA International
$525,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 9 November
October 19 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$528,500 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D

Initially provisionally rescheduled to 2 November,[17] but later cancelled (postponed to 2021)[18]
Luxembourg Open
Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][16]
October 26 WTA Elite Trophy
Zhuhai, China
Year-end championships
$2,600,000 – Hard – 12S(RR)/6D(RR)
November 2 WTA Finals
Shenzhen, China
Year-end championships
$14,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8S(RR)/8D(RR)

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
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International

Titles won by playerEdit

Total Player Grand Slam Year-end Premier Manda­tory Premier 5 Premier Inter­national Total
 S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
4   Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3 1 0
4   Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 0 4 0
4   Barbora Strýcová (CZE) 0 4 0
3   Simona Halep (ROU) 3 0 0
2   Sofia Kenin (USA) 2 0 0
2   Tímea Babos (HUN) 0 2 0
2   Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 0 2 0
2   Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 0 0
2   Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 0 1 1
2   Demi Schuurs (NED) 0 2 0
2   Nicole Melichar (USA) 0 2 0
2   Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 0 2 0
2   Arantxa Rus (NED) 0 2 0
2   Tamara Zidanšek (SLO) 0 2 0
1   Naomi Osaka (JPN) 1 0 0
1   Iga Świątek (POL) 1 0 0
1   Laura Siegemund (GER) 0 1 0
1   Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 0 1 0
1   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 1 0 0
1   Květa Peschke (CZE) 0 1 0
1   Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 1 0 0
1   Kiki Bertens (NED) 1 0 0
1   Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 1 0 0
1   Shuko Aoyama (JPN) 0 1 0
1   Elise Mertens (BEL) 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   Jennifer Brady (USA) 1 0 0
1   Fiona Ferro (FRA) 1 0 0
1   Magda Linette (POL) 1 0 0
1   Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 1 0 0
1   Patricia Maria Țig (ROU) 1 0 0
1   Heather Watson (GBR) 1 0 0
1   Serena Williams (USA) 1 0 0
1   Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 0 1 0
1   Hayley Carter (USA) 0 1 0
1   Sharon Fichman (CAN) 0 1 0
1   Alexa Guarachi (CHI) 0 1 0
1   Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 0 1 0
1   Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) 0 1 0
1   Sania Mirza (IND) 0 1 0
1   Asia Muhammad (USA) 0 1 0
1   Giuliana Olmos (MEX) 0 1 0
1   Laura Ioana Paar (ROU) 0 1 0
1   Kristýna Plíšková (CZE) 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   Luisa Stefani (BRA) 0 1 0
1   Taylor Townsend (USA) 0 1 0
1   Julia Wachaczyk (GER) 0 1 0

Titles won by nationEdit

Total Nation Grand Slam Year-end Premier Manda­tory Premier 5 Premier Inter­national Total
 S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
10   United States (USA) 1 1 3 5 4 6 0
9   Czech Republic (CZE) 1 3 1 2 2 1 7 1
5   Belarus (BLR) 2 1 1 1 4 1 0
5   Romania (ROU) 1 1 2 1 4 1 0
5   Netherlands (NED) 1 1 3 1 4 0
4   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2 2 0 4 0
4   Ukraine (UKR) 2 2 2 2 0
3   France (FRA) 2 1 1 2 0
2   Japan (JPN) 1 1 1 1 0
2   Poland (POL) 1 1 2 0 0
2   Hungary (HUN) 2 0 2 0
2   Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 1 0
2   Germany (GER) 1 1 0 2 0
2   Australia (AUS) 1 1 1 1 0
2   Slovenia (SLO) 2 0 2 0
1   Belgium (BEL) 1 0 1 0
1   China (CHN) 1 0 1 0
1   Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 0 0
1   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 1 0 0
1   Brazil (BRA) 1 0 1 0
1   Canada (CAN) 1 0 1 0
1   Chile (CHI) 1 0 1 0
1   India (IND) 1 0 1 0
1   Mexico (MEX) 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

Points distributionEdit

Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Grand Slam (S) 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Grand Slam (D) 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 10 40
WTA Finals (S) 1500* 1080* 750* (+125 per Round Robin Match; +125 per Round Robin Win)
WTA Finals (D) 1500 1080 750 375
WTA Premier Mandatory (96S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (64/60S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 10 30 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (28/32D) 1000 650 390 215 120 10
WTA Premier 5 (56S, 64Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 22 15 1
WTA Premier 5 (56S, 48/32Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 20 1
WTA Premier 5 (28D) 900 585 350 190 105 1
WTA Premier 5 (16D) 900 585 350 190 1
WTA Premier (56S) 470 305 185 100 55 30 1 25 13 1
WTA Premier (32/30/28S) 470 305 185 100 55 1 25 18 13 1
WTA Premier (16D) 470 305 185 100 1
WTA Elite Trophy (S) 700* 440* 240* (+40 per Round Robin Match; +80 per Round Robin Win)
WTA International (32S, 32Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 14 10 1
WTA International (32S, 24/16Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 - 12 1
WTA International (16D) 280 180 110 60 1

S = singles players, D = doubles teams, Q = qualification players.
* Assumes undefeated Round Robin match record.

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. Rankings were frozen due to the COVID-19 pandemic from 16 March 2020 up until the resumption of the season on 3 August 2020. The 2020 WTA Finals was then cancelled on 24 July 2020 due to the pandemic, so below are the unofficial WTA Singles and Doubles Race rankings for only 2020 events.[19]

SinglesEdit

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Ashleigh Barty (AUS) Year end 2019 Year end 2020

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 1 March 2020
  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 2 March 2020 Year end 2020

Prize money leadersEdit

Prize money in US$ as of 9 November 2020[1]
# Player Singles Doubles Mixed Year-to-date
1   Sofia Kenin (USA) $4,187,581 $115,389 $0 $4,302,970
2   Naomi Osaka (JPN) $3,352,755 $0 $0 $3,352,755
3   Iga Świątek (POL) $2,179,271 $73,626 $8,316 $2,261,213
4   Victoria Azarenka (BLR) $1,959,453 $32,330 $0 $1,991,783
5   Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) $1,942,072 $0 $0 $1,942,072
6   Simona Halep (ROU) $1,928,119 $9,771 $0 $1,937,890
7   Petra Kvitová (CZE) $1,505,967 $0 $0 $1,505,967
8   Jennifer Brady (USA) $1,245,741 $74,215 $0 $1,319,956
9   Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) $1,087,700 $126,984 $0 $1,214,684
10   Elise Mertens (BEL) $985,904 $123,654 $0 $1,109,558

RetirementsEdit

 
Former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki retired after her third round defeat at the 2020 Australian Open.
 
Former world no. 1 and career Grand Slam holder 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 doubles, for at least one week; and wheelchair players) 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:[20]

  •   Marjolein Buis (born 11 January 1988 in Nijmegen, Netherlands)[21]
  •   Estrella Cabeza Candela (born 20 February 1987 in Los Palacios y Villafranca, Spain) turned professional in 2004 and reached a career high ranking of 95 in singles and 176 in doubles. Cabeza Candela also won 13 singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. In 2020, Cabeza Candela announced her retirement on the tour.[22]
  •   Rika Fujiwara (born 19 September 1981 in Tokyo, Japan) turned professional in 1997 and reached a career high ranking of 84 in singles and 13 in doubles. Fujiwara reached six WTA doubles finals during her career, winning one of them at the Danish Open in 2012. Fujiwara also won 9 singles and 36 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Fujiwara's biggest highlight was at the 2002 French Open, where she reached the women's doubles semifinals partnering her compatriot Ai Sugiyama. In March 2020, Fujiwara announced her retirement after 23 years on the tour.
  •   Julia Görges (born 2 November 1988 in Bad Oldesloe, West Germany) (modern day Germany) turned professional in 2005 and reached a career high ranking of 9 in singles and 12 in doubles. Görges won 7 WTA singles titles in her career, including 2 premier level events and the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy. She scored multiple career top ten wins in her career including back to back wins against the then World no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki during the clay season in 2011. Her best grand slam result was a semifinal at 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Görges announced her retirement via social media on 21st October.[23]
  •   Jamie Hampton (born 8 January 1990 in Frankfurt, West Germany) turned professional in 2009 and reached a career high ranking of 24 in singles and 74 in doubles. Hampton reached one WTA singles final during her career, losing to Elena Vesnina at the 2013 Aegon International. She reached the fourth round at the 2013 French Open, and scored wins over multiple current and former top-10 players during her short-lived career, including Petra Kvitová, Agnieszka Radwańska and Caroline Wozniacki. She had not played since January 2014 and, after undergoing six surgery attempts, decided to retire in May.[24]
  •   Johanna Larsson (born 17 August 1988 in Boden, Sweden) turned professional in 2006 and reached a career high ranking of 45 in singles and 20 in doubles. Larsson won two WTA singles titles during her career, including at her home event in Båstad in 2015, and enjoyed considerable success in doubles, winning 14 titles and reaching the year-end championships final in 2017 alongside Kiki Bertens. Larsson decided to retire in February.[25]
  •   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 three 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.[26]
  •   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.[27]
  •   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.[28]
  •   Aleksandrina Naydenova (born 29 February 1992 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria), a former world number 95 in doubles. Was given a lifetime ban from competition by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).[29]
  •   Romina Oprandi (born 29 March 1986 in Jegenstorf, Switzerland) turned professional in 2005 and reached career-high rankings of 32 in singles in 2013, and 112 in doubles in 2007. Oprandi won one WTA title in doubles, as well as 26 singles and 11 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In May 2020 she announced her retirement.[30][31]
  •   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 2019 that this would be her last year on the tour.[32][33]
  •   Teliana Pereira (born 20 July 1988 in Águas Belas, Brazil) turned professional in 2005 and reached a career-high ranking of 43 in singles, in October 2015, and 117 in doubles, in September 2013. Winner of 2 singles titles on the main tour and a 22 ITF titles in single and 10 in doubles. Her best result at Grand Slam level came in reaching the second round at the French Open in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In September 2020, she announced her retirement.[34][35]
  •   Magdaléna Rybáriková (born 4 October 1988 in Piešťany, Slovakia) turned professional in 2005, and reached career-high rankings of 17 in singles in 2018, and 50 in doubles in 2011. Winner of 4 singles titles and 1 doubles title on the main tour (with Janette Husárová), Rybáriková's best result is reaching the singles semifinals at 2017 Wimbledon Championships. At first she has announced the retirement from tennis after the 2020 Fed Cup finals in Budapest, but later she announced her official retirement via social media on 29th October.[36]
  •   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 career Grand Slam in 2012), Sharapova won 36 WTA singles titles and 3 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.[37][38]
  •   Sílvia Soler Espinosa (born 19 November 1987 in Elche, Spain) turned professional in 2003, and reached a career-high ranking of No. 54 in singles in 2012, and No. 39 in doubles in 2014. Soler Espinosa reached two WTA singles finals in her career, and won one doubles title alongside Andreja Klepač at the 2014 Connecticut Open. She was a three-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist in doubles, and also reached the third round on three occasions in singles, twice at the US Open and once at Roland Garros. Soler Espinosa decided to retire in May.[39]
  •   Anna Tatishvili (born 3 February 1990 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union) (modern day Georgia) turned professional in 2005 and reached a career-high ranking of No. 50 in singles and 59 in doubles. She won one WTA doubles title in her career in Linz in 2014 alongside Raluca Olaru, as well as reaching two further doubles finals and winning 11 ITF Circuit singles titles. Her greatest achievement at Grand Slam-level came in reaching the fourth round at the 2012 US Open. Tatishvili decided to retire in March, after battling for several years with a persistent ankle injury.[40]
  •   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 ninth 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 title, beating Simona Halep. She also won the WTA Finals in Singapore 2017. Wozniacki retired after a third-round defeat by Ons Jabeur at the 2020 Australian Open.[41][42]

ComebacksEdit

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

See alsoEdit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Cancelled[8]
  2. ^ Cancelled[11]

External linksEdit