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The WTA Finals (formerly known as the WTA Tour Championships[2] short: WTA Championships) is a tournament of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) played annually at the end of the season for the top-ranked professional players. The location and number of players has changed since the first edition in 1972. Since 2003 there have been eight singles players divided into two round-robin groups, and eight doubles teams.

WTA Finals
Tournament information
Founded1972; 47 years ago (1972)
Editions47 (2017)
LocationSingapore (2014–2018)
VenueSingapore Indoor Stadium
CategoryTour Championships[1]
SurfaceHard - indoors
Draw8S / 8D (since 2014)
Prize money$7,000,000 (2017)
Websitewtafinals.com
Current champions (2018)
Women's singlesUkraine Elina Svitolina
Women's doublesHungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic

The WTA Finals is unofficially considered the fifth most prestigious WTA Tour event of a season after the four Grand Slam tournaments. It also has the largest prize money and ranking points after the majors. The most successful finals player is Martina Navratilova, who has won eight singles and 13 doubles titles.

To qualify for the WTA Finals, WTA players compete throughout the year in over 53 WTA tournaments throughout the world, as well as the four Grand Slam events. Players earn ranking points on the Porsche Race To Singapore leaderboard, and the top 7 singles players (and usually top 8) and top 8 doubles teams on this leaderboard at the conclusion of the year (as of the Monday following the final regular season tournament) earn the right to compete in the WTA Championships. For singles, all results from that year count towards a player's ranking; for doubles, only the best 11 results for a team from that year count towards the team's ranking. The eighth spot in singles is not guaranteed a place in the finals as the WTA has some leeway per the WTA rules.[3]

Qualified players participate in a round-robin format in two groups of four. The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the semifinals. Doubles teams participate in a single elimination draw.

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HistoryEdit

The championships were held for the first time in October 1972 in Boca Raton, Florida (USA) as a climactic event at the end of a series of tournaments sponsored by Virginia Slims, called the Virginia Slims Circuit.[4] From 1972 to 1974, the event was held in October, before switching to March from 1975 until 1986. The WTA then decided to adopt a January–November playing season, and so the event was switched to being held at the end of each year. As a consequence, there were two championships held in 1986.

The event was held in Los Angeles, California from 1974 to 1976 before moving to Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1977. With the exception of a one-year move to Oakland, California in 1978, the Championships remained at MSG until 2000. The event then briefly moved to Munich, Germany in 2001. More recently, it moved back to Los Angeles from 2002 to 2005. The 2006 and 2007 editions were held in Madrid, Spain. Doha, Qatar hosted the 2008–2010 editions before passing the flag to Istanbul, Turkey, which hosted the 2011–2013 editions.[5] For the right to host the 2014 edition and beyond, 43 cities expressed an interest before a short list comprising Kazan, Russia; Mexico City, Mexico; Singapore; and Tianjin, China was drawn up in late 2012.[6] Kazan and Mexico City were ruled out in early 2013,[7] before Singapore was announced in May 2013 as the new host city for five years.[8][9]

From 1984–1998, the final of the championships was a best-of-five-sets match, making it the only tournament on the women's tour to have had a best-of-five match at any round of the competition.[10] It was the first time since the 1901 U.S. National Championships that the best-of-five format was used in women's matches.[11] In 1999, the final reverted to being a best-of-three-sets match. From the 2014 edition the doubles draw was increased from four to eight teams.[9]

The singles winner of the tournament since 2014 receives the Billie Jean King Trophy.[12]

Official namesEdit

The event has a more than 40-year history of corporate sponsorship with the finals named after the sponsoring company.[4]

Years Sponsor Name Notes
1972–1978 Virginia Slims Virginia Slims Championships
1979–1982 Avon Avon Championships
1983–1994 Virginia Slims Virginia Slims Championships
1995 None WTA Tour Championships
1996–2000 Chase Chase Championships
2001 Sanex Sanex Championships
2002 The Home Depot Home Depot Championships
2003 Bank of America Bank of America WTA Tour Championships
2004 None WTA Tour Championships
2005–2010 Sony Ericsson Sony Ericsson Championships
2011–2013 BNP Paribas and Türk Ekonomi Bankası TEB–BNP Paribas WTA Championships Istanbul [4]
2014–2018 BNP Paribas and SC Global BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global [13]

LocationsEdit

Years City Venue Surface Capacity
1972–1973 Boca Raton Clay
1974–1976 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Carpet 14,800
1977 New York City Madison Square Garden Carpet 18,000
1978 Oakland Oakland Arena Carpet 13,200
1979–2000 New York City Madison Square Garden Carpet 18,000
2001 Munich Olympiahalle Hard (i) 12,000
2002–2005 Los Angeles Staples Center Hard (i) 17,000
2006–2007 Madrid Madrid Arena Hard (i) 10,500
2008–2010 Doha Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex Hard 6,911
2011–2013 Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome Hard (i) 16,410
2014–2018 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium Hard (i) 10,000
2019–2028* Shenzhen Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Hard (i) 12,000
  • WTA Finals are moving to Shenzhen beginning 2019 onwards, making 2018 the last WTA Finals event to be held in Singapore.[14][15]

List of finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1972   Chris Evert   Kerry Melville Reid 7–5, 6–4
1973   Chris Evert (2)   Nancy Richey Gunter 6–3, 6–3
1974   Evonne Goolagong Cawley   Chris Evert 6–3, 6–4
1975   Chris Evert (3)   Martina Navratilova 6–4, 6–2
1976   Evonne Goolagong Cawley (2)   Chris Evert 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
1977   Chris Evert (4)   Sue Barker 2–6, 6–1, 6–1
1978   Martina Navratilova   Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7–6(7–0), 6–4
1979   Martina Navratilova (2)   Tracy Austin 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
1980   Tracy Austin   Martina Navratilova 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
1981   Martina Navratilova (3)   Andrea Jaeger 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
1982   Sylvia Hanika   Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
1983   Martina Navratilova (4)   Chris Evert 6–2, 6–0
1984     Martina Navratilova (5)   Chris Evert 6–3, 7–5, 6–1
1985     Martina Navratilova (6)   Helena Suková 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
1986 (Mar.)     Martina Navratilova (7)   Hana Mandlíková 6–2, 6–0, 3–6, 6–1
1986 (Nov.)     Martina Navratilova (8)   Steffi Graf 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–2
1987     Steffi Graf   Gabriela Sabatini 4–6, 6–4, 6–0, 6–4
1988     Gabriela Sabatini   Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–2, 6–2
1989     Steffi Graf (2)   Martina Navratilova 6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
1990     Monica Seles   Gabriela Sabatini 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
1991     Monica Seles (2)   Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0
1992     Monica Seles (3)   Martina Navratilova 7–5, 6–3, 6–1
1993     Steffi Graf (3)   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
1994     Gabriela Sabatini (2)   Lindsay Davenport 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
1995     Steffi Graf (4)   Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
1996     Steffi Graf (5)   Martina Hingis 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 4–6, 6–0
1997     Jana Novotná   Mary Pierce 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–3
1998     Martina Hingis   Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
1999   Lindsay Davenport   Martina Hingis 6–4, 6–2
2000   Martina Hingis (2)   Monica Seles 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
2001   Serena Williams   Lindsay Davenport walkover
2002   Kim Clijsters   Serena Williams 7–5, 6–3
2003   Kim Clijsters (2)   Amélie Mauresmo 6–2, 6–0
2004   Maria Sharapova   Serena Williams 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
2005   Amélie Mauresmo   Mary Pierce 5–7, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2006   Justine Henin   Amélie Mauresmo 6–4, 6–3
2007   Justine Henin (2)   Maria Sharapova 5–7, 7–5, 6–3
2008   Venus Williams   Vera Zvonareva 6–7(5–7), 6–0, 6–2
2009   Serena Williams (2)   Venus Williams 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
2010   Kim Clijsters (3)   Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
2011   Petra Kvitová   Victoria Azarenka 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
2012   Serena Williams (3)   Maria Sharapova 6–4, 6–3
2013   Serena Williams (4)   Li Na 2–6, 6–3, 6–0
2014   Serena Williams (5)   Simona Halep 6–3, 6–0
2015   Agnieszka Radwańska   Petra Kvitová 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
2016   Dominika Cibulková   Angelique Kerber 6–3, 6–4
2017   Caroline Wozniacki   Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4
2018   Elina Svitolina   Sloane Stephens 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
  From 1984 to 1998, the final match in singles was uniquely held in a best-of-five-sets format.

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972 no doubles played
1973   Rosemary Casals
  Margaret Court
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
6–2, 6–4
1974   Rosemary Casals (2)
  Billie Jean King
  Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
6–1, 6–7(2–7), 7–5
1975   Margaret Court (2)
  Virginia Wade
  Rosemary Casals
  Billie Jean King
6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–2), 6–2
1976   Billie Jean King (2)
  Betty Stöve
  Mona Guerrant
  Ann Kiyomura
6–3, 6–2
1977   Martina Navratilova
  Betty Stöve (2)
  Françoise Dürr
  Virginia Wade
7–5, 6–3
1978   Billie Jean King (3)
  Martina Navratilova (2)
  Virginia Wade
  Françoise Dürr
6–4, 6–4
1979   Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve (3)
  Sue Barker
  Ann Kiyomura
7–6, 7–6
1980   Billie Jean King (4)
  Martina Navratilova (3)
  Rosemary Casals
  Wendy Turnbull
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1981   Martina Navratilova (4)
  Pam Shriver
  Barbara Potter
  Sharon Walsh
6–0, 7–6(8–6)
1982   Martina Navratilova (5)
  Pam Shriver (2)
  Kathy Jordan
  Anne Smith
6–4, 6–3
1983   Martina Navratilova (6)
  Pam Shriver (3)
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Eva Pfaff
7–5, 6–2
1984   Martina Navratilova (7)
  Pam Shriver (4)
  Jo Durie
  Ann Kiyomura
6–3, 6–1
1985   Martina Navratilova (8)
  Pam Shriver (5)
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
1986 (Mar.)   Hana Mandlíková
  Wendy Turnbull
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
1986 (Nov.)   Martina Navratilova (9)
  Pam Shriver (6)
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
7–6(7–1), 6–3
1987   Martina Navratilova (10)
  Pam Shriver (7)
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–1, 6–1
1988   Martina Navratilova (11)
  Pam Shriver (8)
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–4
1989   Martina Navratilova (12)
  Pam Shriver (9)
  Larisa Savchenko
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–2
1990   Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
  Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(7–4), 6–4
1991   Martina Navratilova (13)
  Pam Shriver (10)
  Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
1992   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Helena Suková
  Jana Novotná
  Larisa Savchenko Neiland
7–6(7–4), 6–1
1993   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
  Jana Novotná
  Larisa Neiland
6–3, 7–5
1994   Gigi Fernández (2)
  Natasha Zvereva (2)
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
1995   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (2)
  Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
1996   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
  Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–2
1997   Lindsay Davenport (2)
  Jana Novotná (2)
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2
1998   Lindsay Davenport (3)
  Natasha Zvereva (3)
  Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–3
1999   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–4
2000   Martina Hingis (2)
  Anna Kournikova (2)
  Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
6–2, 6–3
2001   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
2002   Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
2003   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
2004   Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 6–2
2005   Lisa Raymond (2)
  Samantha Stosur
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4
2006   Lisa Raymond (3)
  Samantha Stosur (2)
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
2007   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Ai Sugiyama
5–7, 6–3, [10–8]
2008   Cara Black (2)
  Liezel Huber (2)
  Květa Peschke
  Rennae Stubbs
6–1, 7–5
2009   Nuria Llagostera Vives
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
7–6(7–0), 5–7, [10–7]
2010   Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
  Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 6–4
2011   Liezel Huber (3)
  Lisa Raymond (4)
  Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–4
2012   Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–1, 6–4
2013   Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
  Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
6–4, 7–5
2014   Cara Black (3)
  Sania Mirza
  Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
6–1, 6–0
2015   Martina Hingis (3)
  Sania Mirza (2)
  Garbiñe Muguruza
  Carla Suárez Navarro
6–0, 6–3
2016   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Lucie Šafářová
7–6(7–5), 6–3
2017   Tímea Babos
  Andrea Hlaváčková
  Kiki Bertens
  Johanna Larsson
4–6, 6–4, [10–5]
2018   Tímea Babos (2)
  Kristina Mladenovic
  Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
6–4, 7–5

Honor roll (2003–2018)Edit

SinglesEdit

W = winner
F = finalist (runner-up)
SF = Semi final
RR = Round robin
(A) = Alternate
W–L = Win–Loss
Player Result Appeared RR W–L RR W Rate SF&F W–L SF&F W Rate F W–L
  Victoria Azarenka F: 11; SF: 12; RR: 09, 10, 13 5 07–08 47% 01–02 33% 0–1
  Marion Bartoli RR: 07, 11 (A) 2 02–01 67%
  Kiki Bertens SF:18 1 02–01 67% 00–01 0%
  Eugenie Bouchard RR: 14 1 00–03 0%
  Jennifer Capriati SF: 03 1 02–01 67% 00–01 0%
  Anna Chakvetadze SF: 07 1 02–01 67% 00–01 0%
  Dominika Cibulková W: 16 1 01–02 33% 02–00 100% 1–0
  Kim Clijsters W: 03, 10; SF: 06; RR: 05 4 08–04 67% 04–01 80% 2–0
  Lindsay Davenport SF: 05; RR: 04 2 04–02 67% 00–01 0%
  Elena Dementieva SF: 08; RR: 03–06, 09, 10 7 05–16 24% 00–01 0%
  Sara Errani RR: 12, 13 2 02–04 33%
  Caroline Garcia SF: 17 1 02–01 67% 00–01 0%
  Daniela Hantuchová RR: 07 1 01–02 33%
  Simona Halep F: 14; RR: 15, 16, 17 4 05–07 42% 01–01 50% 0–1
  Justine Henin W: 06, 07; SF: 03 3 07–02 78% 04–01 80% 2–0
  Martina Hingis RR: 06 1 01–02 33%
  Ana Ivanovic SF: 07; RR: 08, 14 3 04–04 50% 00–01 0%
  Jelena Janković SF: 08, 09, 13; RR: 07, 10 5 05–10 33% 00–03 0%
  Angelique Kerber F: 16; RR: 12, 13, 15, 18 5 06–09 40% 01–01 50% 0–1
  Madison Keys RR: 16 1 01–02 33%
  Svetlana Kuznetsova SF: 16; RR: 04, 06–09 6 05–13 28% 00–01 0%
  Petra Kvitová W: 11; F: 15; SF: 13; RR: 12, 14, 18 6 07–09 44% 03–02 60% 1–1
  Li Na F: 13; RR: 11, 12 3 05–04 56% 01–01 50% 0–1
  Amélie Mauresmo W: 05; F: 03, 06; SF: 04 4 09–03 75% 04–03 57% 1–2
  Garbiñe Muguruza SF: 15; RR: 16, 17 3 05–04 56% 00–01 0%
  Anastasia Myskina SF: 04; RR: 03 2 03–03 50% 00–01 0%
  Naomi Osaka RR: 18 1 00–03 0%
  Jeļena Ostapenko RR: 17 1 01–02 33%
  Flavia Pennetta RR: 15 1 01–02 33%
  Nadia Petrova RR: 05, 06, 08 (A) 3 02–05 29%
  Mary Pierce F: 05 1 03–00 100% 01–01 50% 0–1
  Karolína Plíšková SF: 17, 18; RR: 16 3 05–04 56% 00–02 0%
  Agnieszka Radwańska W: 15; SF: 12, 14, 16; RR: 08 (A), 09 (A), 11, 13 8 09–11 45% 02–03 40% 1–0
  Chanda Rubin RR: 03 1 01–02 33%
  Lucie Šafářová RR: 15 1 01–02 33%
  Dinara Safina RR: 08, 09 2 00–04 0%
  Francesca Schiavone RR: 10 1 01–02 33%
  Patty Schnyder RR: 05 1 01–02 33%
  Maria Sharapova W: 04; F: 07, 12; SF: 05, 06, 15; RR: 11, 14 8 17–06 74% 04–05 44% 1–2
  Sloane Stephens F:18 1 03–00 100% 01–01 50% 0–1
  Samantha Stosur SF: 10, 11; RR: 12 (A) 3 04–04 50% 00–02 0%
  Ai Sugiyama RR: 03 1 01–02 33%
  Elina Svitolina W:18, RR: 17 2 04–02 67% 02–00 100% 1–0
  Serena Williams W: 01, 09, 12, 13, 14; F: 02, 04; RR: 07, 08 7 14–04 78% 09–01 90% 4–1
  Venus Williams W: 08; F: 09, 17 3 06–03 67% 04–01 80% 1–2
  Caroline Wozniacki W: 17; F: 10; SF: 09, 14; RR: 11, 18 6 11–07 61% 02–03 40% 1–1
  Vera Zvonareva F: 08; SF: 10, 11; RR: 04, 09 (A) 5 07–06 54% 01–03 25% 0–1

Final appearances by countryEdit

SinglesEdit

Titles won Country Years Won Runners-up
17   United States 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 19861, 19862, 1999, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2017, 2018
6   Germany 1982, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996 19862, 1995, 2016
5   Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic 1978, 1979, 1981, 1997, 2011 1975, 1980, 1985, 19861, 2015
5   Belgium 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010
3  /  Yugoslavia 1990, 1991, 1992
2   Australia 1974, 1976 1972, 1978
2   Argentina 1988, 1994 1987, 1990
2   Switzerland 1998, 2000 1996, 1999
1   Denmark 2017 2010
  France 2005 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006
  Russia 2004 2007, 2008, 2012
  Poland 2015
  Slovakia 2016
  Ukraine 2018
0   Belarus 2011
  China 2013
  Great Britain 1977
  Romania 2014
  Spain 1993
1 — March
2 — November

Final appearances by playerEdit

SinglesEdit

Player Years won Runner-up No. of finals
 /  Martina Navratilova 8 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 19861, 19862 6 1975, 1980, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1992 14
  Serena Williams 5 2001, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 2 2002, 2004 7
  Steffi Graf 5 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996 1 19862 6
  Chris Evert 4 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977 4 1974, 1976, 1983, 1984 8
 /  Monica Seles 3 1990, 1991, 1992 1 2000 4
  Kim Clijsters 3 2002, 2003, 2010 0 3
  Gabriela Sabatini 2 1988, 1994 2 1987, 1990 4
  Martina Hingis 2 1998, 2000 2 1996, 1999 4
  Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2 1974, 1976 1 1978 3
  Justine Henin 2 2006, 2007 0 2
  Lindsay Davenport 1 1999 3 1994, 1998, 2001 4
  Amélie Mauresmo 1 2005 2 2003, 2006 3
  Maria Sharapova 1 2004 2 2007, 2012 3
  Venus Williams 1 2008 2 2009, 2017 3
  Tracy Austin 1 1980 1 1979 2
  Petra Kvitová 1 2011 1 2015 2
  Caroline Wozniacki 1 2017 1 2010 2
  Sylvia Hanika 1 1982 0 1
  Jana Novotná 1 1997 0 1
  Agnieszka Radwańska 1 2015 0 1
  Dominika Cibulková 1 2016 0 1
  Elina Svitolina 1 2018 0 1
  Mary Pierce 0 2 1997, 2005 2
  Kerry Melville Reid 0 1 1972 1
  Nancy Richey Gunter 0 1 1973 1
  Sue Barker 0 1 1977 1
  Andrea Jaeger 0 1 1981 1
  Helena Suková 0 1 1985 1
  Hana Mandlíková 0 1 19861 1
  Pam Shriver 0 1 1988 1
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 0 1 1993 1
  Anke Huber 0 1 1995 1
  Vera Zvonareva 0 1 2008 1
  Victoria Azarenka 0 1 2011 1
  Li Na 0 1 2013 1
  Simona Halep 0 1 2014 1
  Angelique Kerber 0 1 2016 1
  Sloane Stephens 0 1 2018 1
1 — March
2 — November

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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