WTA 250 tournaments

WTA 250 tournaments is a category of tennis tournaments in the Women's Tennis Association tour, implemented since the reorganization of the schedule in 2021.[1][2] Earlier these events were classified as WTA International Tournaments.

As of 2021, WTA 250 tournaments include events with prize money of approximately $250,000.

The ranking points awarded to the winners of these tournaments are 280.

This compares to 2,000 points for winning a Grand Slam tournament ("major"), up to 1,500 points for winning the WTA Finals, 1000 points for winning a WTA 1000 tournament, and 470 for winning a WTA 500 tournament. This system differs slightly from that used for the men's ATP Tour, which has ATP Tour 250 events with 250 points for the winner (similar to WTA 250 tournaments), and two higher tiers of ATP tournaments offer 1000 and 500 points for winning, respectively.

EventsEdit

Tournament Officially known as City Country Surface Current Singles Champions Current Doubles Champions
Auckland Auckland Open Auckland New Zealand Hard  Serena Williams (2020)  Asia Muhammad
 Taylor Townsend (2020)
Shenzhen Shenzhen Open Shenzhen China Hard  Ekaterina Alexandrova (2020)  Barbora Krejčíková
 Kateřina Siniaková (2020)
Hobart Hobart International Hobart Australia Hard  Elena Rybakina (2020)  Nadiia Kichenok
 Sania Mirza (2020)
Hua Hin Thailand Open (Hua Hin Championships) Hua Hin Thailand  Magda Linette (2020)  Arina Rodionova
 Storm Sanders (2020)
Melbourne Phillip Island Trophy Melbourne Australia Hard  Daria Kasatkina (2021)  Ankita Raina
 Kamilla Rakhimova (2021)
Acapulco Mexican Open Acapulco Mexico Hard  Heather Watson (2020)  Desirae Krawczyk
 Giuliana Olmos (2020)
Lyon Lyon Open Lyon France Hard  Clara Tauson (2021)  Viktória Kužmová
 Arantxa Rus (2021)
Guadalajara Abierto Zapopan Guadalajara Mexico Hard  Sara Sorribes Tormo (2021)  Ellen Perez
 Astra Sharma(2021)
Monterrey Monterrey Open Monterrey Mexico Hard  Leylah Annie Fernandez (2021)  Caroline Dolehide
 Asia Muhammad (2021)
Bogotá Copa Colsanitas Bogotà Colombia Clay (Red)  María Camila Osorio Serrano (2021)  Elixane Lechemia
 Ingrid Neel (2021)
Anning Kunming Open Anning China Clay (Red)  Zheng Saisai (2019)  Peng Shuai
 Yang Zhaoxuan (2019)
Charleston MUSC Health Women's Open Charleston USA Clay (Green)  Astra Sharma (2021)  Hailey Baptiste
 Caty McNally (2021)
İstanbul Istanbul Cup Istanbul Turkey Clay (Red)  Sorana Cîrstea (2021)  Veronika Kudermetova
 Elise Mertens (2021)
Rabat Morocco Open Rabat Morocco Clay  Maria Sakkari (2019)  María José Martínez Sánchez
 Sara Sorribes Tormo (2019)
Cologne Cologne Open Cologne Germany Clay (Red) 1st edition in 2022 1st edition in 2022
Belgrade Serbia Open Belgrade Serbia Clay (Red)  Paula Badosa (2021)  Aleksandra Krunic
 Nina Stojanovic (2021)
Parma Internazionali di Tennis Emilia Romagna Parma Italy Clay (Red)  Coco Gauff (2021)  Coco Gauff
 Caty McNally (2021)
Strasbourg Internationaux de Strasbourg Strasbourg France Clay (Red)  Barbora Krejcikova (2021)  Alexa Guarachi
 Desirae Krawczyk (2021)
's-Hertogenbosch Rosmalen Grass Court Championships 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands Grass  Alison Riske (2019)  Shuko Aoyama
 Aleksandra Krunić (2019)
Nottingham Nottingham Open Nottingham UK Grass  Caroline Garcia (2019)  Desirae Krawczyk
 Giuliana Olmos (2019)
Birmingham Birmingham Classic Birmingham UK Grass  Ashleigh Barty (2019)  Hsieh Su-wei
 Barbora Strýcová (2019)
Bad Homburg Bad Homburg Open Bad Homburg Germany Grass 1st edition in 2021 1st edition in 2021
Hamburg Hamburg European Open[3] Hamburg Germany Clay (Red) 1st edition in 2021[3] 1st edition in 2021
Budapest Hungarian Ladies Open Budapest Hungary Clay (Red)  Alison Van Uytvanck (2019  Ekaterina Alexandrova
 Vera Zvonareva (2019)
Lausanne Ladies Open Lausanne Lausanne Switzerland Clay (Red)  Fiona Ferro (2019)  Anastasia Potapova
 Yana Sizikova (2019)
Prague Prague Open Prague Czech Republic Hard  Simona Halep (2020)  Lucie Hradecká
 Kristýna Plíšková (2020)
Palermo Internazionali Femminili di Palermo Palermo Italy Clay  Fiona Ferro (2020)  Arantxa Rus
 Tamara Zidanšek (2020)
Gdynia Gdynia Open Gdynia Poland Clay
Cluj-Napoca Winners Open Cluj-Napoca Romania Clay  Elena Rybakina (2019)  Viktória Kužmová
 Kristýna Plíšková (2019)
Cleveland Cleveland Championships Cleveland USA Hard
Hiroshima Japan Women's Open Hiroshima Japan Hard  Nao Hibino (2019)  Misaki Doi
 Nao Hibino (2019)
Luxembourg Luxembourg Open Luxembourg Hard (i)  Jeļena Ostapenko (2019)  Coco Gauff
 Caty McNally (2019)
Guangzhou Guangzhou International Women's Open Guangzhou China Hard  Sofia Kenin (2019)  Peng Shuai
 Laura Siegemund (2019)
Seoul Korea Open Seoul South Korea Hard  Karolína Muchová (2019)  Lara Arruabarrena
 Tatjana Maria (2019)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Open Hong Kong Hard  Dayana Yastremska (2018)  Samantha Stosur
 Zhang Shuai (2018)
Linz Linz Open Linz Austria Hard  Aryna Sabalenka (2020)  Arantxa Rus
 Tamara Zidanšek (2019)
Tianjin Tianjin Open Tianjin China Hard  Rebecca Peterson (2019)  Shuko Aoyama
 Ena Shibahara (2019)
Nanchang Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open Nanchang China Hard  Rebecca Peterson (2019)  Wang Xinyu
 Zhu Lin (2019)

Singles championsEdit

Current through the 2021 Internationaux de Strasbourg

2021
Auckland NH[4]
Shenzhen NH[4]
Hobart NH[5]
Hua Hin NH
Melbourne   Kasatkina
Acapulco NH
Lyon   Tauson
Guadalajara   Sorribes Tormo
Monterrey   Fernandez
Bogotà   Osorio Serrano
Anning Postponed
Charleston   Sharma
Istanbul   Cirstea
Belgrade   Badosa
Parma   Gauff
Rabat Postponed
Strasbourg   Krejcikova
's-Hertogenbosch NH
Nottingham
Birmingham
Berlin
Bad Homburg
Hamburg
Budapest
Lausanne
Prague
Palermo
Gdynia
Cluj-Napoca
Cleveland

StatisticsEdit

Most titlesEdit

Bold face designates active players

Rank Player Titles
1   Daria Kasatkina 1
  Clara Tauson
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
  Leylah Fernandez
  María Camila Osorio Serrano
  Astra Sharma
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Paula Badosa
  Coco Gauff
  Barbora Krejčíková

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA unveils comprehensive rebrand". WTA Tour. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "WTA will align tournament categories with ATP from 2021 season". Sky Sports. 2 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b ""MOIN LADIES."". Hamburg European Open 2021. 2021-04-22. Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  4. ^ a b "WTA announces start of 2021 Tour season". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  5. ^ "Hobart International to return in 2022". Hobart International Tennis. 2020-11-16. Retrieved 2021-05-17.

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