WTA Premier tournaments

WTA Premier Tournaments was a category of tennis tournaments in the Women's Tennis Association tour, implemented from the reorganization of the schedule in 2009 until 2020.

In 2020, Premier events included:

  • Four "Premier Mandatory" events in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, and Beijing with prize money of $4.5 million.
  • Five "Premier 5" events in Doha, Rome, Cincinnati, Toronto/Montreal, and Wuhan with prize money of $2 million.
  • Twelve "Premier" events with prize money of $600,000 to $1,000,000.

The ranking points awarded to the winners of these tournaments are:

  • "Premier Mandatory" 1000
  • "Premier 5" 900 and
  • "Premier" 470.

This compares to 2,000 points for winning a Grand Slam Tournament ("major"), up to 1,500 points for winning the WTA Finals, and 280 for winning an International tournament. This system differs from that used for the men's ATP rankings, but only slightly. The men have nine Masters events with 1,000 points for the winner (akin to WTA Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournaments), and the next two tiers of ATP tournaments offer 500 and 250 points for winning respectively.

EventsEdit

Legend
Premier Mandatory
Premier 5
Premier
Tournament Officially known as City(ies) Country Surface Prize (US$) Current singles champion
Brisbane Brisbane International Brisbane   Australia Hard 1,000,000   Karolína Plíšková (2020)
Adelaide Adelaide International Adelaide   Australia Hard 848,000   Ashleigh Barty (2020)
St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy St. Petersburg   Russia Hard (i) 823,000   Kiki Bertens (2020)
Dubai Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Dubai   United Arab Emirates Hard 2,828,000   Simona Halep (2020)
Doha Qatar Total Open Doha   Qatar Hard 916,131   Aryna Sabalenka (2020)
Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells   United States Hard 9,035,428   Bianca Andreescu (2019)
Miami Miami Open Miami Gardens   United States Hard 9,035,428   Ashleigh Barty (2019)
Charleston Volvo Car Open Charleston   United States Clay 823,000   Madison Keys (2019)
Stuttgart Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Stuttgart   Germany Clay (i) 886,077   Petra Kvitová (2019)
Madrid Mutua Madrid Open Madrid   Spain Clay 7,021,128   Kiki Bertens (2019)
Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome   Italy Clay 3,452,538   Simona Halep (2020)
Eastbourne Nature Valley International Eastbourne   United Kingdom Grass 998,712   Karolína Plíšková (2019)
San Jose Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic San Jose   United States Hard 799,000   Zheng Saisai (2019)
Canada Rogers Cup Toronto / Montreal   Canada Hard 2,820,000   Bianca Andreescu (2019)
Cincinnati Western & Southern Open[1] Mason   United States Hard 2,874,299   Victoria Azarenka (2020)
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Open Zhengzhou   China Hard 799,000   Karolína Plíšková (2019)
Ostrava J&T Banka Ostrava Open Ostrava   Czech Republic Hard 528,500   Aryna Sabalenka (2020)
Tokyo Toray Pan Pacific Open Tokyo   Japan Hard 799,000   Naomi Osaka (2019)
Wuhan Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open Wuhan   China Hard 2,746,000   Aryna Sabalenka (2019)
Beijing China Open Beijing   China Hard 8,285,274   Naomi Osaka (2019)
Moscow Kremlin Cup Moscow   Russia Hard (i) 932,866   Belinda Bencic (2019)

Singles resultsEdit

2009Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Vera Zvonareva   Ana Ivanovic 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Miami   Victoria Azarenka   Serena Williams 6–3, 6–1
Madrid   Dinara Safina   Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4
Beijing   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Agnieszka Radwańska 6–2, 6–4
Premier 5
Dubai   Venus Williams   Virginie Razzano 6–4, 6–2
Rome   Dinara Safina   Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–3, 6–2
Cincinnati   Jelena Janković   Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–2
Canada (Toronto)   Elena Dementieva   Maria Sharapova 6–4, 6–3
Tokyo   Maria Sharapova   Jelena Janković 5–2, retired
Premier
Sydney   Elena Dementieva   Dinara Safina 6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Paris   Amélie Mauresmo   Elena Dementieva 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 6–4
Charleston   Sabine Lisicki   Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4
Stuttgart   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Dinara Safina 6–4, 6–3
Warsaw   Alexandra Dulgheru   Alona Bondarenko 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–0
Eastbourne   Caroline Wozniacki   Virginie Razzano 7–6, 7–5
Stanford   Marion Bartoli   Venus Williams 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Los Angeles   Flavia Pennetta   Samantha Stosur 6–4, 6–3
New Haven   Caroline Wozniacki   Elena Vesnina 6–2, 6–4
Moscow   Francesca Schiavone   Olga Govortsova 6–3, 6–0

2010Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Jelena Janković   Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–4
Miami   Kim Clijsters   Venus Williams 6–2, 6–1
Madrid   Aravane Rezaï   Venus Williams 6–2, 7–5
Beijing   Caroline Wozniacki   Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Premier 5
Dubai   Venus Williams   Victoria Azarenka 6–3, 7–5
Rome   María José Martínez   Jelena Janković 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Cincinnati   Kim Clijsters   Maria Sharapova 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Canada (Montreal)   Caroline Wozniacki   Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–2
Tokyo   Caroline Wozniacki   Elena Dementieva 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Premier
Sydney   Elena Dementieva   Serena Williams 6–3, 6–2
Paris   Elena Dementieva   Lucie Šafářová 6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–4
Charleston   Samantha Stosur   Vera Zvonareva 6–0, 6–3
Stuttgart   Justine Henin   Samantha Stosur 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
Warsaw   Alexandra Dulgheru   Zheng Jie 6–3, 6–4
Eastbourne   Ekaterina Makarova   Victoria Azarenka 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Stanford   Victoria Azarenka   Maria Sharapova 6–4, 6–1
San Diego   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Agnieszka Radwańska 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 6–3
New Haven   Caroline Wozniacki   Nadia Petrova 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Moscow   Victoria Azarenka   Maria Kirilenko 6–3, 6–4

2011Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Caroline Wozniacki   Marion Bartoli 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
Miami   Victoria Azarenka   Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–4
Madrid   Petra Kvitová   Victoria Azarenka 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Beijing   Agnieszka Radwańska   Andrea Petkovic 7–5, 0–6, 6–4
Premier 5
Dubai   Caroline Wozniacki   Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–1, 6–3
Rome   Maria Sharapova   Samantha Stosur 6–2, 6–4
Canada (Toronto)   Serena Williams   Samantha Stosur 6–4, 6–2
Cincinnati   Maria Sharapova   Jelena Janković 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Tokyo   Agnieszka Radwańska   Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–2
Premier
Sydney   Li Na   Kim Clijsters 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Paris   Petra Kvitová   Kim Clijsters 6–4, 6–3
Doha   Vera Zvonareva   Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–4
Charleston   Caroline Wozniacki   Elena Vesnina 6–2, 6–3
Stuttgart   Julia Görges   Caroline Wozniacki 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Brussels   Caroline Wozniacki   Peng Shuai 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Eastbourne   Marion Bartoli   Petra Kvitová 6–1, 4–6, 7–5
Stanford   Serena Williams   Marion Bartoli 7–5, 6–1
San Diego   Agnieszka Radwańska   Vera Zvonareva 6–3, 6–4
New Haven   Caroline Wozniacki   Petra Cetkovská 6–4, 6–1
Moscow   Dominika Cibulková   Kaia Kanepi 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–5

2012Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Victoria Azarenka   Maria Sharapova 6–2, 6–3
Miami   Agnieszka Radwańska   Maria Sharapova 7–5, 6–4
Madrid   Serena Williams   Victoria Azarenka 6–1, 6–3
Beijing   Victoria Azarenka   Maria Sharapova 6–3, 6–1
Premier 5
Doha   Victoria Azarenka   Samantha Stosur 6–1, 6–2
Rome   Maria Sharapova   Li Na 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Canada (Montreal)   Petra Kvitová   Li Na 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Cincinnati   Li Na   Angelique Kerber 1–6, 6–3, 6–1
Tokyo   Nadia Petrova   Agnieszka Radwańska 6–0, 1–6, 6–3
Premier
Brisbane   Kaia Kanepi   Daniela Hantuchová 6–2, 6–1
Sydney   Victoria Azarenka   Li Na 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Paris   Angelique Kerber   Marion Bartoli 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–3
Dubai   Agnieszka Radwańska   Julia Görges 7–5, 6–4
Charleston   Serena Williams   Lucie Šafářová 6–0, 6–1
Stuttgart   Maria Sharapova   Victoria Azarenka 6–1, 6–4
Brussels   Agnieszka Radwańska   Simona Halep 7–5, 6–0
Eastbourne   Tamira Paszek   Angelique Kerber 5–7, 6–3, 7–5
Stanford   Serena Williams   CoCo Vandeweghe 7–5, 6–3
Carlsbad   Dominika Cibulková   Marion Bartoli 6–1, 7–5
New Haven   Petra Kvitová   Maria Kirilenko 7–6(11–9), 7–5
Moscow   Caroline Wozniacki   Samantha Stosur 6–2, 4–6, 7–5

2013Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Maria Sharapova   Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 6–2
Miami   Serena Williams   Maria Sharapova 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Madrid   Serena Williams   Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–4
Beijing   Serena Williams   Jelena Janković 6–2, 6–2
Premier 5
Doha   Victoria Azarenka   Serena Williams 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–3
Rome   Serena Williams   Victoria Azarenka 6–1, 6–3
Canada (Toronto)   Serena Williams   Sorana Cîrstea 6–2, 6–0
Cincinnati   Victoria Azarenka   Serena Williams 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Tokyo   Petra Kvitová   Angelique Kerber 6–2, 0–6, 6–3
Premier
Brisbane   Serena Williams   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–2, 6–1
Sydney   Agnieszka Radwańska   Dominika Cibulková 6–0, 6–0
Paris   Mona Barthel   Sara Errani 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Dubai   Petra Kvitová   Sara Errani 6–2, 1–6, 6–1
Charleston   Serena Williams   Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
Stuttgart   Maria Sharapova   Li Na 6–4, 6–3
Brussels   Kaia Kanepi   Peng Shuai 6–2, 7–5
Eastbourne   Elena Vesnina   Jamie Hampton 6–2, 6–1
Stanford   Dominika Cibulková   Agnieszka Radwańska 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Carlsbad   Samantha Stosur   Victoria Azarenka 6–2, 6–3
New Haven   Simona Halep   Petra Kvitová 6–2, 6–2
Moscow   Simona Halep   Samantha Stosur 7–6, 6–2

2014Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Flavia Pennetta   Agnieszka Radwańska 6–2, 6–1
Miami   Serena Williams   Li Na 7–5, 6–1
Madrid   Maria Sharapova   Simona Halep 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Beijing   Maria Sharapova   Petra Kvitová 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Premier 5
Doha   Simona Halep   Angelique Kerber 6–2, 6–3
Rome   Serena Williams   Sara Errani 6–3, 6–0
Montreal   Agnieszka Radwańska   Venus Williams 6–4, 6–2
Cincinnati   Serena Williams   Ana Ivanovic 6–4, 6–1
Wuhan   Petra Kvitová   Eugenie Bouchard 6–3, 6–4
Premier
Brisbane   Serena Williams   Victoria Azarenka 6–4, 7–5
Sydney   Tsvetana Pironkova   Angelique Kerber 6–4, 6–4
Paris   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Sara Errani 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Dubai   Venus Williams   Alizé Cornet 6–3, 6–0
Charleston   Andrea Petkovic   Jana Čepelová 7–5, 6–2
Stuttgart   Maria Sharapova   Ana Ivanovic 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Birmingham   Ana Ivanovic   Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–3, 6–2
Eastbourne   Madison Keys   Angelique Kerber 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Stanford   Serena Williams   Angelique Kerber 7–6(7–1), 6–3
New Haven   Petra Kvitová   Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–4, 6–2
Tokyo   Ana Ivanovic   Caroline Wozniacki 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Moscow   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–4, 5–7, 6–1

2015Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Simona Halep   Jelena Janković 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Miami   Serena Williams   Carla Suárez Navarro 6–2, 6–0
Madrid   Petra Kvitová   Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–1, 6–2
Beijing   Garbiñe Muguruza   Timea Bacsinszky 7–5, 6–4
Premier 5
Dubai   Simona Halep   Karolína Plíšková 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Rome   Maria Sharapova   Carla Suárez Navarro 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Canada (Toronto)   Belinda Bencic   Simona Halep 7–6(7—5), 6–7(4–7), 3–0r
Cincinnati   Serena Williams   Simona Halep 6–3, 7–6(7—5)
Wuhan   Venus Williams   Garbiñe Muguruza 6–3, 3–0r
Premier
Brisbane   Maria Sharapova   Ana Ivanovic 6–7(4–6), 6–3, 6–3
Sydney   Petra Kvitová   Karolína Plíšková 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–7)
Antwerp   Andrea Petkovic   Carla Suárez Navarro Walkover
Doha   Lucie Šafářová   Victoria Azarenka 6–4, 6–3
Charleston   Angelique Kerber   Madison Keys 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
Stuttgart   Angelique Kerber   Caroline Wozniacki 3–6, 6–1, 7–5
Birmingham   Angelique Kerber   Karolína Plíšková 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Eastbourne   Belinda Bencic   Agnieszka Radwańska 6–4, 4–6, 6–0
Stanford   Angelique Kerber   Karolína Plíšková 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
New Haven   Petra Kvitová   Lucie Šafářová 6–7(6–8), 6–2, 6–2
Tokyo   Agnieszka Radwańska   Belinda Bencic 6–2, 6–2
Moscow   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–2, 6–1

2016Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Victoria Azarenka   Serena Williams 6–4, 6–4
Miami   Victoria Azarenka   Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–3, 6–2
Madrid   Simona Halep   Dominika Cibulková 6–2, 6–4
Beijing   Agnieszka Radwańska   Johanna Konta 6–4, 6–2
Premier 5
Doha   Carla Suárez Navarro   Jeļena Ostapenko 1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Rome   Serena Williams   Madison Keys 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Canada (Montreal)   Simona Halep   Madison Keys 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Cincinnati   Karolína Plíšková   Angelique Kerber 6–3, 6–1
Wuhan   Petra Kvitová   Dominika Cibulková 6–1, 6–1
Premier
Brisbane   Victoria Azarenka   Angelique Kerber 6–3, 6–1
Sydney   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Monica Puig 6–0, 6–2
St. Petersburg   Roberta Vinci   Belinda Bencic 6–4, 6–3
Dubai   Sara Errani   Barbora Strýcová 6–0, 6–2
Charleston   Sloane Stephens   Elena Vesnina 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Stuttgart   Angelique Kerber   Laura Siegemund 6–4, 6–0
Birmingham   Madison Keys   Barbora Strýcová 6–3, 6–4
Eastbourne   Dominika Cibulková   Karolína Plíšková 7–5, 6–3
Stanford   Johanna Konta   Venus Williams 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
New Haven   Agnieszka Radwańska   Elina Svitolina 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Tokyo   Caroline Wozniacki   Naomi Osaka 7–5, 6–3
Moscow   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Daria Gavrilova 6–2, 6–1

2017Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Elena Vesnina   Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–4
Miami   Johanna Konta   Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–3
Madrid   Simona Halep   Kristina Mladenovic 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Beijing   Caroline Garcia   Simona Halep 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Premier 5
Dubai   Elina Svitolina   Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–2
Rome   Elina Svitolina   Simona Halep 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Canada (Toronto)   Elina Svitolina   Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–0
Cincinnati   Garbiñe Muguruza   Simona Halep 6–1, 6–0
Wuhan   Caroline Garcia   Ashleigh Barty 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Premier
Brisbane   Karolína Plíšková   Alizé Cornet 6–0, 6–3
Sydney   Johanna Konta   Agnieszka Radwańska 6–4, 6–2
St. Petersburg   Kristina Mladenovic   Yulia Putintseva 6–2, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Doha   Karolína Plíšková   Caroline Wozniacki 6–3, 6–4
Charleston   Daria Kasatkina   Jeļena Ostapenko 6–3, 6–1
Stuttgart   Laura Siegemund   Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
Birmingham   Petra Kvitová   Ashleigh Barty 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Eastbourne   Karolína Plíšková   Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–4
Stanford   Madison Keys   CoCo Vandeweghe 7–6(7–4), 6–4
New Haven   Daria Gavrilova   Dominika Cibulková 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Tokyo   Caroline Wozniacki   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–0, 7–5
Moscow   Julia Görges   Daria Kasatkina 6–1, 6–2

2018Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Naomi Osaka   Daria Kasatkina 6–3, 6–2
Miami   Sloane Stephens   Jeļena Ostapenko 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Madrid   Petra Kvitová   Kiki Bertens 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3
Beijing   Caroline Wozniacki   Anastasija Sevastova 6–3, 6–3
Premier 5
Doha   Petra Kvitová   Garbiñe Muguruza 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Rome   Elina Svitolina   Simona Halep 6–0, 6–4
Canada (Montreal)   Simona Halep   Sloane Stephens 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–4
Cincinnati   Kiki Bertens   Simona Halep 2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Wuhan   Aryna Sabalenka   Anett Kontaveit 6–3, 6–3
Premier
Brisbane   Elina Svitolina   Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6–2, 6–1
Sydney   Angelique Kerber   Ashleigh Barty 6–4, 6–4
St. Petersburg   Petra Kvitová   Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 6–2
Dubai   Elina Svitolina   Daria Kasatkina 6–4, 6–0
Charleston   Kiki Bertens   Julia Görges 6–2, 6–1
Stuttgart   Karolína Plíšková   CoCo Vandeweghe 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Birmingham   Petra Kvitová   Magdaléna Rybáriková 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Eastbourne   Caroline Wozniacki   Aryna Sabalenka 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
San Jose   Mihaela Buzărnescu   Maria Sakkari 6–1, 6–0
New Haven   Aryna Sabalenka   Carla Suárez Navarro 6–1, 6–4
Tokyo   Karolína Plíšková   Naomi Osaka 6–4, 6–4
Moscow   Daria Kasatkina   Ons Jabeur 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4

2019Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells   Bianca Andreescu   Angelique Kerber 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Miami   Ashleigh Barty   Karolína Plíšková 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Madrid   Kiki Bertens   Simona Halep 6–4, 6–4
Beijing   Naomi Osaka   Ashleigh Barty 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Premier 5
Dubai   Belinda Bencic   Petra Kvitová 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Rome   Karolína Plíšková   Johanna Konta 6–3, 6–4
Canada (Toronto)   Bianca Andreescu   Serena Williams 3–1, ret.
Cincinnati   Madison Keys   Svetlana Kuznetsova 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Wuhan   Aryna Sabalenka   Alison Riske 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Premier
Brisbane   Karolína Plíšková   Lesia Tsurenko 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Sydney   Petra Kvitová   Ashleigh Barty 1–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
St. Petersburg   Kiki Bertens   Donna Vekić 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Doha   Elise Mertens   Simona Halep 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Charleston   Madison Keys   Caroline Wozniacki 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Stuttgart   Petra Kvitová   Anett Kontaveit 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Birmingham   Ashleigh Barty   Julia Görges 6–3, 7–5
Eastbourne   Karolína Plíšková   Angelique Kerber 6–1, 6–4
San Jose   Zheng Saisai   Aryna Sabalenka 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Zhengzhou   Karolína Plíšková   Petra Martić 6–3, 6–2
Osaka   Naomi Osaka   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–2, 6–3
Moscow   Belinda Bencic   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3–6, 6–1, 6–1

2020Edit

Tournament Winner Runner-up Score
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells All tournaments|2009 WTA Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournaments}} cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Miami
Madrid
Beijing
Premier 5
Doha   Aryna Sabalenka   Petra Kvitová 6–3, 6–3
Canada (Montreal) Tournament cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
New York   Victoria Azarenka   Naomi Osaka Walkover
Rome   Simona Halep   Karolína Plíšková 6–0, 2–1 ret.
Wuhan Tournament cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Premier
Brisbane   Karolína Plíšková   Madison Keys 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Adelaide   Ashleigh Barty   Dayana Yastremska 6–2, 7–5
St. Petersburg   Kiki Bertens   Elena Rybakina 6–1, 6–3
Dubai   Simona Halep   Elena Rybakina 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Charleston Tournaments cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Stuttgart
Berlin
Eastbourne
San Jose
Zhengzhou
Tokyo
Ostrava   Aryna Sabalenka   Victoria Azarenka 6–2, 6–2
Moscow Tournament cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Singles championsEdit

Premier MandatoryEdit

Indian Wells Miami Madrid Beijing
2009   Vera Zvonareva (1/1)   Victoria Azarenka (1/6)   Dinara Safina (1/1)   Svetlana Kuznetsova (1/1)
2010   Jelena Janković (1/1)   Kim Clijsters (1/1)   Aravane Rezaï (1/1)   Caroline Wozniacki (1/3)
2011   Caroline Wozniacki (2/3)   Victoria Azarenka (2/6)   Petra Kvitová (1/3)   Agnieszka Radwańska (1/3)
2012   Victoria Azarenka (3/6)   Agnieszka Radwańska (2/3)   Serena Williams (1/6)   Victoria Azarenka (4/6)
2013   Maria Sharapova (1/3)   Serena Williams (2/6)   Serena Williams (3/6)   Serena Williams (4/6)
2014   Flavia Pennetta (1/1)   Serena Williams (5/6)   Maria Sharapova (2/3)   Maria Sharapova (3/3)
2015   Simona Halep (1/3)   Serena Williams (6/6)   Petra Kvitová (2/3)   Garbiñe Muguruza (1/1)
2016   Victoria Azarenka (5/6)   Victoria Azarenka (6/6)   Simona Halep (2/3)   Agnieszka Radwańska (3/3)
2017   Elena Vesnina (1/1)   Johanna Konta (1/1)   Simona Halep (3/3)   Caroline Garcia (1/1)
2018   Naomi Osaka (1/2)   Sloane Stephens (1/1)   Petra Kvitová (3/3)   Caroline Wozniacki (3/3)
2019   Bianca Andreescu (1/1)   Ashleigh Barty (1/1)   Kiki Bertens (1/1)   Naomi Osaka (2/2)
2020 Cancelled[2]

Premier 5Edit

Dubai Doha Rome Toronto/ Montreal Cincinnati Tokyo Wuhan
2009   Venus Williams (1/3) Not an event   Dinara Safina (1/1)   Elena Dementieva (1/1)   Jelena Janković (1/1)   Maria Sharapova (1/5) Not an event
2010   Venus Williams (2/3)   MJ Martínez Sánchez (1/1)   Caroline Wozniacki (1/3)   Kim Clijsters (1/1)   Caroline Wozniacki (2/3)
2011   Caroline Wozniacki (3/3) Premier   Maria Sharapova (2/5)   Serena Williams (1/7)   Maria Sharapova (3/5)   Agnieszka Radwańska (1/2)
2012 Premier   Victoria Azarenka (1/4)   Maria Sharapova (4/5)   Petra Kvitová (1/5)   Li Na (1/1)   Nadia Petrova (1/1)
2013   Victoria Azarenka (2/4)   Serena Williams (2/7)   Serena Williams (3/7)   Victoria Azarenka (3/4)   Petra Kvitová (2/5)
2014   Simona Halep (1/5)   Serena Williams (4/7)   Agnieszka Radwańska (2/2)   Serena Williams (5/7) Premier   Petra Kvitová (3/5)
2015   Simona Halep (2/5) Premier   Maria Sharapova (5/5)   Belinda Bencic (1/2)   Serena Williams (6/7)   Venus Williams (3/3)
2016 Premier   Carla Suárez Navarro (1/1)   Serena Williams (7/7)   Simona Halep (3/5)   Karolína Plíšková (1/2)   Petra Kvitová (4/5)
2017   Elina Svitolina (1/4) Premier   Elina Svitolina (2/4)   Elina Svitolina (3/4)   Garbiñe Muguruza (1/1)   Caroline Garcia (1/1)
2018 Premier   Petra Kvitová (5/5)   Elina Svitolina (4/4)   Simona Halep (4/5)   Kiki Bertens (1/1)   Aryna Sabalenka (1/3)
2019   Belinda Bencic (2/2) Premier   Karolína Plíšková (2/2)   Bianca Andreescu (1/1)   Madison Keys (1/1)   Aryna Sabalenka (2/3)
2020 Premier   Aryna Sabalenka (3/3)   Simona Halep (5/5) Cancelled   Victoria Azarenka (4/4) Cancelled

PremierEdit

Brisbane Sydney Adelaide Paris Antwerp St. Petersburg Doha Dubai Charleston Stuttgart Warsaw Brussels Birmingham Berlin Eastbourne Stanford/San Jose Los Angeles San Diego /Carlsbad New Haven Zhengzhou Tokyo Ostrava Chicago Moscow
2009 WTA International   Elena Dementieva (1/3) Not an event   Amélie Mauresmo (1/1) Exhibition events Not an event Not an event Premier 5   Sabine Lisicki (1/1)   Svetlana Kuznetsova (1/5)   Alexandra Dulgheru (1/2) Not an event WTA International Not an event   Caroline Wozniacki (1/10)   Marion Bartoli (1/2)   Flavia Pennetta (1/1) Not an event   Caroline Wozniacki (2/10) Not an event Premier 5 Not an event Not an event   Francesca Schiavone (1/1)
2010   Elena Dementieva (2/3)   Elena Dementieva (3/3)   Samantha Stosur (1/2)   Justine Henin (1/1)   Alexandra Dulgheru (2/2)   Ekaterina Makarova (1/1)   Victoria Azarenka (1/4) Not an event   Svetlana Kuznetsova (2/5)   Caroline Wozniacki (3/10)   Victoria Azarenka (2/4)
2011   Li Na (1/1)   Petra Kvitová (1/11)   Vera Zvonareva (1/1)   Caroline Wozniacki (4/10)   Julia Görges (1/2) Not an event   Caroline Wozniacki (5/10)   Marion Bartoli (2/2)   Serena Williams (1/7)   Agnieszka Radwańska (1/6)   Caroline Wozniacki (6/10)   Dominika Cibulková (1/4)
2012   Kaia Kanepi (1/2)   Victoria Azarenka (3/4)   Angelique Kerber (1/7) Premier 5   Agnieszka Radwańska (2/6)   Serena Williams (2/7)   Maria Sharapova (1/4)   Agnieszka Radwańska (3/6)   Tamira Paszek (1/1)   Serena Williams (3/7)   Dominika Cibulková (2/4)   Petra Kvitová (2/11)   Caroline Wozniacki (7/10)
2013   Serena Williams (4/7)   Agnieszka Radwańska (4/6)   Mona Barthel (1/1)   Petra Kvitová (3/11)   Serena Williams (5/7)   Maria Sharapova (2/4)   Kaia Kanepi (2/2)   Elena Vesnina (1/1)   Dominika Cibulková (3/4)   Samantha Stosur (2/2)   Simona Halep (1/3)   Simona Halep (2/3)
2014   Serena Williams (6/7)   Tsvetana Pironkova (1/1)   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (1/2)   Venus Williams (1/1)   Andrea Petkovic (1/2)   Maria Sharapova (3/4) Not an event   Ana Ivanovic (1/2)   Madison Keys (1/4)   Serena Williams (7/7) Not an event   Petra Kvitová (4/11) ITF Event   Ana Ivanovic (2/2)   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (2/2)
2015   Maria Sharapova (4/4)   Petra Kvitová (5/11) Not an event   Andrea Petkovic (2/2) ITF Event   Lucie Šafářová (1/1) Premier 5   Angelique Kerber (2/7)   Angelique Kerber (3/7)   Angelique Kerber (4/7)   Belinda Bencic (1/2)   Angelique Kerber (5/7) WTA 125k   Petra Kvitová (6/11)   Agnieszka Radwańska (5/6)   Svetlana Kuznetsova (3/5)
2016   Victoria Azarenka (4/4)   Svetlana Kuznetsova (4/5) Not an event   Roberta Vinci (1/1) Premier 5   Sara Errani (1/1)   Sloane Stephens (1/1)   Angelique Kerber (6/7)   Madison Keys (2/4)   Dominika Cibulková (4/4)   Johanna Konta (1/2) Not an event   Agnieszka Radwańska (6/6)   Caroline Wozniacki (8/10)   Svetlana Kuznetsova (5/5)
2017   Karolína Plíšková (1/9)   Johanna Konta (2/2)   Kristina Mladenovic (1/1)   Karolína Plíšková (2/9) Premier 5   Daria Kasatkina (1/4)   Laura Siegemund (1/1)   Petra Kvitová (7/11)   Karolína Plíšková (3/9)   Madison Keys (3/4)   Daria Gavrilova (1/1) WTA 125k   Caroline Wozniacki (9/10)   Julia Görges (2/2)
2018   Elina Svitolina (1/2)   Angelique Kerber (7/7)   Petra Kvitová (8/11) Premier 5   Elina Svitolina (2/2)   Kiki Bertens (1/3)   Karolína Plíšková (4/9)   Petra Kvitová (9/11)   Caroline Wozniacki (10/10)   Mihaela Buzărnescu (1/1)   Aryna Sabalenka (1/1)   Karolína Plíšková (5/9)   Daria Kasatkina (2/4)
2019   Karolína Plíšková (6/9)   Petra Kvitová (10/11)   Kiki Bertens (2/3)   Elise Mertens (1/1) Premier 5   Madison Keys (4/4)   Petra Kvitová (11/11)   Ashleigh Barty (1/2)   Karolína Plíšková (7/9)   Zheng Saisai (1/1) Not an event Not an event   Karolína Plíšková (8/9)   Naomi Osaka (1/1)   Belinda Bencic (2/2)
2020   Karolína Plíšková (9/9) Not an event   Ashleigh Barty (2/2)   Kiki Bertens (3/3) Premier 5   Simona Halep (3/3) Cancelled Cancelled WTA International Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled   Aryna Sabalenka (2/2) Cancelled

Singles titlesEdit

These tables present the number of singles WTA Premier titles won by each player and each nation since 2009.

Titles won by playerEdit

Total Player  PM   P5   P 
20   Serena Williams (USA)
19   Petra Kvitová (CZE)
16   Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
14   Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
12   Maria Sharapova (RUS)
11   Agnieszka Radwańska (POL)
  Simona Halep (ROU)
  Karolína Plíšková (CZE)
7   Angelique Kerber (GER)
6   Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
5   Kiki Bertens (NED)
  Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)
  Madison Keys (USA)
4   Dominika Cibulková (SVK)
  Venus Williams (USA)
  Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  Elena Dementieva (RUS)
3   Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
  Naomi Osaka (JPN)
  Johanna Konta (GBR)
2   Kim Clijsters (BEL)
  Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
  Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  Jelena Janković (SRB)
  Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)
  Dinara Safina (RUS)
  Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  Sloane Stephens (USA)
  Elena Vesnina (RUS)
  Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
  Li Na (CHN)
  Marion Bartoli (FRA)
  Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)
  Julia Görges (GER)
  Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
  Kaia Kanepi (EST)
  Daria Kasatkina (RUS)
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
  Andrea Petkovic (GER)
  Samantha Stosur (AUS)
1   Aravane Rezaï (FRA)
  María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
  Nadia Petrova (RUS)
  Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)
  Mona Barthel (GER)
  Mihaela Buzărnescu (ROU)
  Sara Errani (ITA)
  Daria Gavrilova (AUS)
  Justine Henin (BEL)
  Sabine Lisicki (GER)
  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)
  Elise Mertens (BEL)
  Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
  Tamira Paszek (AUT)
  Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)
  Lucie Šafářová (CZE)
  Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  Laura Siegemund (GER)
  Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  Zheng Saisai (CHN)

Titles won by nationEdit

Total Country  PM   P5   P 
34   Russia (RUS)
31   United States (USA)
  Czech Republic (CZE)
19   Belarus (BLR)
16   Denmark (DEN)
14   Romania (ROU)
  Germany (GER)
11   Poland (POL)
7   France (FRA)
6   Australia (AUS)
  Ukraine (UKR)
5   Netherlands (NED)
  Italy (ITA)
4   Belgium (BEL)
  Slovakia (SVK)
  Spain (ESP)
  Switzerland (SUI)
  Serbia (SRB)
3   Japan (JPN)
  Great Britain (GBR)
  China (CHN)
2   Canada (CAN)
  Estonia (EST)
1   Austria (AUT)
  Bulgaria (BUL)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Western & Southern Open | Western & Southern Open". www.wsopen.com. Retrieved 2022-10-03.
  2. ^ "WTA will align tournament categories with ATP from 2021 season". Sky Sports. 2 December 2020. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022.

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