The WTA Tour is a worldwide top-tier tennis tour for women organized by the Women's Tennis Association. The second-tier tour is the WTA 125K series, and third-tier is the ITF Women's Circuit. The men's equivalent is the ATP Tour.

WTA Tour tournamentsEdit

Structure (2009–2020)Edit

The WTA Tour comprised from 2009 to the 2020 reorganization:

Structure (2021–present)Edit

The WTA Tour underwent slight change in the classification of tournaments in 2021, which were organized on par with the nomenclature used on ATP Tour:

  • Grand Slam tournaments (4)
  • Year-ending WTA Finals (1)
  • WTA 1000 tournaments (9):
    • Mandatory: Four combined tournaments with male professional players with prize money ranging from US$6.5 million to US$8.3 million. These tournaments are held in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, and Beijing. However, Beijing tournament could not be held in 2021–22 due to the impact of Covid-19 Pandemic.
    • Non-mandatory: Five events in Doha/Dubai, Rome, Montreal/Toronto, Cincinnati, and Wuhan with prize money ranging from US$2.3 million to US$2.7 million. In 2021–22, the tournament in Wuhan was suspended due to Covid–19 Pandemic. Also, in 2022, a new WTA 1000 tournament was held in Guadalajara as a replacement for Wuhan.
  • WTA 500 tournaments: 12 events with prize money from US$700,000 to US$900,000 million.
  • WTA 250 tournaments: There are nearly 30 tournaments, with prize money at US$250,000.

WTA rankingsEdit

WTA publishes weekly rankings of professional players.

Current rankingsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA Singles Rankings". Women's Tennis Association.
  2. ^ "WTA Doubles Rankings". Women's Tennis Association.