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2002 WTA Tour
2002 WTA Tour
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Serena Williams won eight titles, including three Grand Slams, to finish the year at No. 1 in the singles ranking.
Details
DurationDecember 31, 2001
- November 11, 2002
Edition32nd
Tournaments64
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (17)
WTA Tier III (17)
WTA Tier IV (9)
WTA Tier V (7)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Serena Williams (8)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Venus Williams (11)
Prize money leaderUnited States Serena Williams
($3,935,668)
Points leaderUnited States Serena Williams (6,080)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Serena Williams
Doubles Team of the yearSpain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Most improved
player of the year
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Newcomer of the yearRussia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Comeback
player of the year
United States Corina Morariu
2001
2003

The 2002 Sanex WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2002 tennis season. The WTA Tour calendar comprised the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA Tier I-V Events, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF) and the year-end championships.

New tournaments created for the 2002 season included the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium; a new green clay event, the Sarasota Clay Court Classic, in Sarasota, U.S.; and the Nordea Nordic Light Open held in Espoo, Finland. Another new tournament was created to be held in Aarhus, Denmark, but was later cancelled. Also, the French Community Championships moved cities from Knokke-Heist to Brussels, and the Kroger St. Jude Championship was moved from Oklahoma City, U.S. to a new location in Memphis.

Season summary

Serena Williams was the outright player of the year, ascending to No. 1 for the first time in July and holding it for the rest of that season. She won her second, third and fourth Grand Slam singles titles at the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open, beating her sister Venus in all three finals. This would lead to her non-calendar Grand Slam (dubbed the "Serena Slam") which she would complete at the Australian Open the following year. Her win-loss record for the year was 56–5. Venus Williams also ascended to the No. 1 ranking in February, and finished the season at No. 2. Jennifer Capriati defended her Australian Open title to win her third Grand Slam title, after the two she won in 2001.

Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez were the doubles team of the year, and finished the season as the top 2 on the individual rankings. Their titles at the French Open and the U.S. Open represented their second and third Slam titles together. Serena Williams and Venus Williams won their fifth Grand Slam doubles title together at Wimbledon, and Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova won their second doubles title together at the Australian Open, with it being Hingis' 9th overall.

Former No. 1 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario announced her retirement at the end of the season, although she returned in 2004 to play doubles tournaments.

Schedule

The table below shows the 2002 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV and V events
Team events

January

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
31 Dec Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) - 8 teams (RR)
 Spain
2-1
 United States
Round Robin losers (Group A)
 Australia
  Switzerland
 Argentina
Round Robin losers (Group B)
 Italy
 Belgium
 France
Brisbane International
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Venus Williams
7-5, 6-2
Belgium Justine Henin Russia Nadia Petrova
Czech Republic Dája Bedá?ová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Germany Anca Barna
Belgium Justine Henin
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
6-1, 7-6(8-6)
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
Sweden Åsa Svensson
ASB Bank Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Israel Anna Smashnova
6-2, 6-2
Russia Tatiana Panova Russia Anna Kournikova
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
United States Nicole Arendt
South Africa Liezel Huber
7-5, 6-4
Czech Republic Kv?ta Hrdli?ková
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
7 Jan Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6-2, 6-3
United States Meghann Shaughnessy United States Serena Williams
Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Alexandra Stevenson
France Amélie Mauresmo
Belgium Justine Henin
France Sandrine Testud
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Walkover
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Slovakia Martina Suchá
7-6(9-7), 6-1
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues United States Amy Frazier
Australia Nicole Pratt
Italy Rita Grande
Slovakia Janette Husárová
United States Meilen Tu
Russia Alina Jidkova
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Italy Rita Grande
6-2, 7-6(7-3)
Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Christina Wheeler
Canberra Women's Classic
Canberra, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Israel Anna Smashnova
7-5, 7-6(7-2)
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn United States Lilia Osterloh
Australia Amanda Grahame
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
France Nathalie Dechy
France Émilie Loit
Hungary Petra Mandula
South Africa Nannie de Villiers
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
6-2, 6-3
United States Samantha Reeves
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
14 Jan
21 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,818,613 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
United States Jennifer Capriati
4-6, 7-6(9-7), 6-2
Switzerland Martina Hingis Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Monica Seles
France Amélie Mauresmo
Belgium Justine Henin
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
United States Venus Williams
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
6-2, 6-7(4-7), 6-1
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
6-3, 6-2
Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Paola Suárez
28 Jan Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis
7-6(8-6), 4-6, 6-3
United States Monica Seles Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Russia Anna Kournikova
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
France Sandrine Testud
United States Alexandra Stevenson
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6-1, 6-1
Belgium Els Callens
Italy Roberta Vinci

February

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Feb Open GDF Suez
Paris, France
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Venus Williams
Walkover
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki? France Amélie Mauresmo
United States Monica Seles
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Russia Elena Dementieva
Belgium Justine Henin
France Nathalie Dechy
United States Meilen Tu
Walkover
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
11 Feb Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Venus Williams
6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Belgium Justine Henin France Amélie Mauresmo
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Czech Republic Dája Bedá?ová
Denmark Eva Dyrberg
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6-3, 6-7(3-7), 6-3
France Nathalie Dechy
United States Meilen Tu
Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Monica Seles
7-6(8-6), 6-3
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Australia Alicia Molik
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Australia Nicole Pratt
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-3, 6-3
France Alexandra Fusai
Netherlands Caroline Vis
18 Feb Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
France Amélie Mauresmo
6-4, 7-6(7-3)
France Sandrine Testud United States Venus Williams
United States Monica Seles
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Spain Ángeles Montolio
Germany Barbara Rittner
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
6-3, 6-2
France Sandrine Testud
Italy Roberta Vinci
U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Lisa Raymond
4-6, 6-3, 7-6(11-9)
United States Alexandra Stevenson Russia Alina Jidkova
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Canada Jana Nejedly
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
United States Jill Craybas
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
6-4, 2-6, 6-0
United States Melissa Middleton
United States Brie Rippner
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/29Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
6-1, 6-4
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Colombia Catalina Castaño
Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
Argentina Paola Suárez
France Céline Beigbeder
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6-2, 6-1
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
25 Feb State Farm Women's Tennis Classic
Scottsdale, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Serena Williams
6-2, 4-6, 6-4
United States Jennifer Capriati France Nathalie Dechy
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Austria Barbara Schett
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Australia Nicole Pratt
Czech Republic Dája Bedá?ová
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6-3, 5-7, 7-6(7-4)
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$200,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6-7(1-7), 6-4, 6-2
Argentina Paola Suárez Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Anna Kournikova
France Émilie Loit
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
7-5, 6-1
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

March

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Mar
11 Mar
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
6-3, 6-4
Switzerland Martina Hingis Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
United States Monica Seles
Israel Anna Smashnova
United States Lisa Raymond
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7-5, 6-0
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
18 Mar
25 Mar
NASDAQ-100 Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$2,860,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
United States Serena Williams
7-5, 7-6(7-4)
United States Jennifer Capriati United States Monica Seles
United States Venus Williams
Russia Tatiana Panova
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Elena Dementieva
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7-6(7-4), 6-7(4-7), 6-3
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

April

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Apr Porto Open
Porto, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/28Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Spain Ángeles Montolio
6-1, 2-6, 7-5
Spain Magüi Serna Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Croatia Jelena Kostani?
Slovakia ?udmila Cervanová
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
7-6(8-6), 6-4
Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Spain Magüi Serna
Sarasota Open
Sarasota, United States
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Green) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
6-2, 6-2
Russia Tatiana Panova France Virginie Razzano
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Argentina Paola Suárez
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-3
Belgium Els Callens
Spain Conchita Martínez
8 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Venus Williams
2-6, 7-5, 7-6(7-5)
Belgium Justine Henin Luxembourg Anne Kremer
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Argentina Paola Suárez
France Sandrine Testud
Russia Elena Dementieva
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-4, 6-2
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Sweden Åsa Svensson
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Spain Magüi Serna
6-4, 6-2
Germany Anca Barna Russia Dinara Safina
Russia Elena Bovina
Spain Ángeles Montolio
Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Russia Elena Bovina
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
6-3, 6-1
Germany Barbara Rittner
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
15 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
Croatia Iva Majoli
7-6(7-5), 6-4
Switzerland Patty Schnyder United States Jennifer Capriati
France Sandrine Testud
Russia Anastasia Myskina
United States Serena Williams
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Stéphanie Foretz
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7-4)
France Alexandra Fusai
Netherlands Caroline Vis
Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Germany Martina Müller
6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Switzerland Myriam Casanova Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Slovakia Martina Suchá
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Australia Catherine Barclay
France Émilie Loit
4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Russia Elena Bovina
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
22 April Fed Cup: First Round
Brussels, Belgium, Clay (i)
Milan, Italy, Clay
Bratislava, Slovakia, Clay
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Clay
Charlotte, NC, USA, Clay
Bol, Croatia, Clay
Almería, Spain, Clay
Dresden, Germany, Clay
First Round winners
 Belgium 3-1
 Italy 5-0
 Slovakia 3-2
 France 3-2
 Austria 3-2
 Croatia 3-2
 Spain 4-1
 Germany 3-2
First Round losers
 Australia
 Sweden
  Switzerland
 Argentina
 United States
 Czech Republic
 Hungary
 Russia
29 Apr Betty Barclay Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$585,000 - Clay - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
1-6, 6-3, 6-4
United States Venus Williams Switzerland Martina Hingis
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Belgium Justine Henin
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Austria Barbara Schett
6-1, 6-1
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Sweden Åsa Svensson
6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Croatia Iva Majoli Italy Tathiana Garbin
Czech Republic Libu?e Prová
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Russia Elena Bovina
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová

May

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 May Eurocard German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Clay - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
Belgium Justine Henin
6-2, 1-6, 7-6(7-5)
United States Serena Williams United States Jennifer Capriati
Israel Anna Smashnova
France Sandrine Testud
France Nathalie Dechy
France Amélie Mauresmo
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
0-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Russia Elena Bovina
6-3, 6-1
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová Russia Vera Zvonareva
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Tunisia Selima Sfar
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Slovakia ?udmila Cervanová
Croatia Jelena Kostani?
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6-1, 6-1
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Croatia Silvija Talaja
13 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Clay - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
United States Serena Williams
7-6(8-6), 6-4
Belgium Justine Henin Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Jennifer Capriati
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
France Sandrine Testud
Russia Anastasia Myskina
France Amélie Mauresmo
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6-3, 6-4
Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
20 May Open de España
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Monica Seles
6-4, 6-2
United States Chanda Rubin Argentina Paola Suárez
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
Israel Anna Smashnova
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
France Émilie Loit
Spain Magüi Serna
United States Martina Navratilova
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6-2, 6-3
Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki? United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Croatia Jelena Kostani?
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Austria Barbara Schwartz
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Jennifer Hopkins
Croatia Jelena Kostani?
0-6, 6-4, 6-4
France Caroline Dhenin
Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
27 May
3 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,664,160 - Clay - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
United States Serena Williams
7-5, 6-3
United States Venus Williams United States Jennifer Capriati
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
France Mary Pierce
Argentina Paola Suárez
United States Monica Seles
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6-4, 6-2
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Cara Black
6-3, 6-3
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Russia Elena Bovina

June

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
6-2, 6-3
Russia Anastasia Myskina United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Nicole Pratt
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Belgium Els Callens
6-4, 6-3
United States Kimberly Po-Messerli
France Nathalie Tauziat
Wien Energie Grand Prix
Vienna, Austria
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Israel Anna Smashnova
6-4, 6-1
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova Austria Patricia Wartusch
Hungary Petra Mandula
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Austria Barbara Schett
Croatia Iva Majoli
Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6-2, 6-4
Austria Barbara Schwartz
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Switzerland Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian
6-4, 6-4
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek Italy Tathiana Garbin
Italy Roberta Vinci
Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
Russia Lioudmila Skavronskaia
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
7-5, 6-2
Germany Mia Buric
Russia Galina Fokina
17 Jun Britannic Asset Management Champ's
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$585,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Chanda Rubin
6-1, 6-3
Russia Anastasia Myskina Czech Republic Dája Bedá?ová
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
United States Amy Frazier
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6-7(5-7), 7-6(8-6), 6-2
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 30S/16D
Singles - Doubles
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Russia Elena Dementieva Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Belgium Justine Henin
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
France Amélie Mauresmo
Russia Elena Bovina
Australia Catherine Barclay
Germany Martina Müller
6-4, 7-5
Germany Bianka Lamade
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
24 Jun
1 Jul
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$4,448,330 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
United States Serena Williams
7-6(7-4), 6-3
United States Venus Williams Belgium Justine Henin
France Amélie Mauresmo
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
United States Monica Seles
United States Jennifer Capriati
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6-2, 7-5
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová

July

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jul French Community Championships
Brussels, Belgium
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/29Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Switzerland Myriam Casanova
4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario France Émilie Loit
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Spain Magüi Serna
Austria Barbara Schwartz
Germany Martina Müller
Austria Barbara Schett
Austria Barbara Schwartz
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
6-2, 0-6, 6-4
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Casablanca, Morocco
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Austria Patricia Wartusch
5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Czech Republic Klára Koukalová Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Slovakia ?udmila Cervanová
Hungary Petra Mandula
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6-2, 6-1
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/27Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
6-7(6-8), 6-1, 6-3
Russia Vera Zvonareva Argentina Paola Suárez
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
France Céline Beigbeder
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
6-4, 6-3
Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Germany Angelika Rösch
22 April Fed Cup: Quarterfinal
Bologna, Italy, Clay
Bratislava, Slovakia, Carpet (i)
Pörtschach, Austria, Clay
Capdepera, Spain, Clay
Quarterfinal winners
 Italy 4-1
 Slovakia 4-1
 Austria 4-1
 Spain 5-0
Quarterfinal losers
 Belgium
 France
 Croatia
 Germany
22 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Venus Williams
6-3, 6-3
Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Lisa Raymond
United States Lindsay Davenport
Russia Anna Kournikova
United States Monica Seles
Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Jankovi?
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6-1, 6-1
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Conchita Martínez
Idea Prokom Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$300,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Russia Dinara Safina
6-3, 4-0 retired
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová Italy Tathiana Garbin
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Germany Barbara Rittner
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Spain Magüi Serna
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-2, 6-2
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
29 Jul Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$775,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Venus Williams
6-2, 6-2
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki? United States Lindsay Davenport
Russia Anna Kournikova
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Israel Anna Smashnova
United States Jennifer Capriati
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6-2, 6-4
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama

August

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Aug JPMorgan Chase Open
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Chanda Rubin
5-7, 7-6(7-5), 6-3
United States Lindsay Davenport Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Japan Ai Sugiyama
United States Serena Williams
Italy Rita Grande
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
United States Jennifer Capriati
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
6-3, 6-3
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Espoo, Finland
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
0-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-2)
Czech Republic Denisa Chládková Austria Patricia Wartusch
Slovakia Martina Suchá
Sweden Åsa Svensson
Hungary Petra Mandula
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Spain Gala León García
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-3
Spain Eva Bes-Ostariz
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
12 Aug Rogers AT&T Cup
Montreal, Canada
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
France Amélie Mauresmo
6-4, 6-1
United States Jennifer Capriati Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Belgium Justine Henin
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6-4, 7-6(7-4)
Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Ai Sugiyama
19 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Venus Williams
7-5, 6-0
United States Lindsay Davenport Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Anastasia Myskina
United States Laura Granville
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Switzerland Martina Hingis
France Amélie Mauresmo
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-3, 1-6, 7-5
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Slovakia Janette Husárová
26 Aug
2 Sep
U.S. Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$6,261,690 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
United States Serena Williams
6-4, 6-3
United States Venus Williams United States Lindsay Davenport
France Amélie Mauresmo
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Elena Bovina
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Monica Seles
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6-2, 6-1
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
United States Mike Bryan
United States Lisa Raymond
7-6(11-9), 7-6(7-1)
United States Bob Bryan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

September

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Sep Brasil Open
Bahia, Brasil
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Russia Anastasia Myskina
6-3, 0-6, 6-2
Greece Eleni Daniilidou Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
United States Monica Seles
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6-4, 6-1
France Émilie Loit
Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
SVW Polo Open
Shanghai, China
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Israel Anna Smashnova
6-2, 6-3
Russia Anna Kournikova Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Japan Miho Saeki
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
Croatia Jelena Kostani?
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
Russia Anna Kournikova
Chinese Taipei Janet Lee
7-5, 6-3
Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Big Island Championships
Waikoloa, United States
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/22Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Zimbabwe Cara Black
7-6(7-1), 6-4
United States Lisa Raymond Spain Gala León García
Belgium Els Callens
United States Jill Craybas
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
United States Samantha Reeves
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Meilen Tu
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
1-6, 6-2, 6-3
South Africa Nannie de Villiers
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
16 Sep Toyota Princess Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Serena Williams
2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Amy Frazier
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Australia Nicole Pratt
Russia Tatiana Panova
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-2, 6-4
Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 - Carpet (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Russia Elena Bovina
6-3, 6-4
Switzerland Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
United States Alexandra Stevenson
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
Germany Angelika Rösch
United States Samantha Reeves
South Africa Jessica Steck
4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
23 Sep Sparkassen Cup
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Serena Williams
6-3, 6-2
Russia Anastasia Myskina Belgium Justine Henin
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Germany Barbara Rittner
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
United States Alexandra Stevenson
United States Serena Williams
6-3, 7-5
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Argentina Paola Suárez
Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
3-6, 7-6(7-4), 7-5
Spain Conchita Martínez United States Sarah Taylor
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
Spain Marta Marrero
Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Japan Saori Obata
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6-2, 6-3
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
30 Sep Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
5-7, 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
United States Lindsay Davenport France Amélie Mauresmo
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Nathalie Dechy
Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
Russia Nadia Petrova
Russia Elena Bovina
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
2-6, 6-3, 7-6(9-7)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Russia Nadia Petrova
AIG Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
United States Jill Craybas
2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Croatia Silvija Talaja United States Sarah Taylor
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Japan Yuka Yoshida
Croatia Jelena Kostani?
Australia Alicia Molik
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Nana Miyagi
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

October

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$625,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Russia Elena Dementieva
France Amélie Mauresmo
United States Alexandra Stevenson
Switzerland Myriam Casanova
Russia Tatiana Panova
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond
6-2, 6-4
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Argentina Paola Suárez
14 Oct Swisscom Challenge
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6-7(5-7), 7-6(10-8), 6-3
United States Lindsay Davenport Spain Conchita Martínez
Belgium Justine Henin
United States Alexandra Stevenson
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Switzerland Marie-Gaïané Mikaelian
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Russia Elena Bovina
Belgium Justine Henin
6-2, 7-6(7-2)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Russia Nadia Petrova
VUB Open
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
6-0, 6-1
Czech Republic Iveta Bene?ová France Nathalie Dechy
Italy Rita Grande
Slovakia ?ubomíra Kurhajcová
Slovakia Eva Fislová
France Émilie Loit
Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
Slovenia Maja Matev?i?
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6-4, 6-0
France Nathalie Dechy
United States Meilen Tu
21 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Belgium Justine Henin
6-3, 6-0
United States Alexandra Stevenson Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
United States Chanda Rubin
United States Jennifer Capriati
Israel Anna Smashnova
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Russia Nadia Petrova
6-3, 6-2
Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Ai Sugiyama
SEAT Open Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6-1, 6-2
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva France Virginie Razzano
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
United States Laura Granville
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Russia Elena Bovina
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Slovakia Janette Husárová
4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
Germany Barbara Rittner
28 Oct Fed Cup: Final
Gran Canaria, Spain, Hard (i)
 Slovakia
2-1
 Spain  Italy 1-3
 Austria 2-3

November

Rankings

Below are the 2002 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles

Singles Year-end Ranking[1]
No Player Name Nation Points 2001 Change
1 Serena Williams  USA 6,080 6 +5
2 Venus Williams  USA 5,140 3 +1
3 Jennifer Capriati  USA 3,796 2 -1
4 Kim Clijsters  BEL 3,557 5 +1
5 Justine Henin  BEL 3,218 7 +2
6 Amélie Mauresmo  FRA 3,068 9 +3
7 Monica Seles  USA 2,952 10 +3
8 Daniela Hantuchová  SVK 2,668 38 +30
9 Jelena Doki?  YUG 2,506 8 -1
10 Martina Hingis   SUI 2,348 4 -6
11 Anastasia Myskina  RUS 1,908 59 +48
12 Lindsay Davenport  USA 1,795 1 -11
13 Chanda Rubin  USA 1,752 54 +41
14 Magdalena Maleeva  BUL 1,701 16 +2
15 Patty Schnyder   SUI 1,644 37 +22
16 Anna Smashnova  ISR 1,617 87 +71
17 Silvia Farina Elia  ITA 1,596 14 -3
18 Alexandra Stevenson  USA 1,444 60 +42
19 Elena Dementieva  RUS 1,426 15 -4
20 Nathalie Dechy  FRA 1,295 44 +24

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Lindsay Davenport (USA) Year-End 2001 13 January 2002
 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 14 January 2002 24 February 2002
 Venus Williams (USA) 25 February 2002 17 March 2002
 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 18 March 2002 21 April 2002
 Venus Williams (USA) 22 April 2002 19 May 2002
 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 20 May 2002 9 June 2002
 Venus Williams (USA) 10 June 2002 7 July 2002
 Serena Williams (USA) 8 July 2002 Year-End 2002

Doubles

Doubles Year-end Ranking[2]
No Player Name Nation Points 2001 Change
1 Paola Suárez  ARG 3,863 6 +5
2 Virginia Ruano Pascual  ESP 3,822 8 +6
3 Lisa Raymond  USA 3,360 1 -2
4 Rennae Stubbs  AUS 3,304 4 =
5 Janette Husárová  SVK 3,107 28 +23
6 Elena Dementieva  RUS 2,765 98 +92
7 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario  ESP 2,256 11 +4
8 Daniela Hantuchová  SVK 2,344 56 +48
9 Cara Black  ZIM 2,085 3 -6
10 Elena Likhovtseva  RUS 2,043 4 -6
11 Anna Kournikova  RUS 1,992 26 +15
12 Ai Sugiyama  JPN 1,912 9 -3
13 Rika Fujiwara  JPN 1,725 135 +122
14 Jelena Doki?  YUG 1,615 12 -2
15 Martina Hingis   SUI 1,504 30 +15
16 Conchita Martínez  ESP 1,372 19 +3
17 Meghann Shaughnessy  USA 1,371 14 -3
18 Liezel Huber  RSA 1,302 21 +3
19 Nicole Arendt  USA 1,232 10 -9
20 Kimberly Po-Messerli  USA 1,153 7 -13

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Lisa Raymond (USA) Year-End 2001 8 September 2002
 Paola Suárez (ARG) 9 September 2002 Year-End 2002

Statistics

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •  United States - 22 (Gold Coast, Australian Open, Paris, Antwerp, Doha, Memphis, Scottsdale, Miami, Amelia Island, Rome, Madrid, French Open, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Haven, U.S. Open, Tokyo Princess Cup, Leipzig and Tokyo Japan Open)
  •  Belgium - 6 (Hamburg, Berlin, Filderstadt, Linz, Luxembourg and WTA Tour Championships)
  •  Russia - 6 (Warsaw, Sopot, Espoo, Bahia, Quebec City and Bali)
  •   Switzerland - 5 (Sydney, Tokyo Pan Pacific, Tashkent, Brussels and Zurich)
  •  Israel - 4 (Auckland, Canberra, Vienna and Shanghai)
  •  Spain - 2 (Porto and Estoril)
  •  France - 2 (Dubai and Montreal)
  •  Slovenia - 2 (Acapulco and Bratislava)
  •  Slovakia - 2 (Hobart and Indian Wells)
  •  FR Yugoslavia - 2 (Sarasota and Birmingham)
  •  Argentina - 1 (Palermo)
  •  Austria - 1 (Casablanca)
  •  Bulgaria - 1 (Moscow)
  •  Colombia - 1 (Bogotá)
  •  Croatia - 1 (Charleston)
  •  Germany - 1 (Budapest)
  •  Greece - 1 ('s-Hertogenbosch)
  •  Indonesia - 1 (Pattaya City)
  •  Italy - 1 (Strasbourg)
  •  Sweden - 1 (Bol)
  •  Zimbabwe - 1 (Waikoloa)

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Schröder, Liz (2002-11-11). "Sanex WTA Rankings - Singles Ranking For: 11 November 2002" (PDF). WTA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-14. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Schröder, Liz (2002-11-11). "Sanex WTA Rankings - Doubles Ranking For: 11 November 2002" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved .

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