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2020 WTA Tour
2020 WTA Tour
Details
Duration6 January - 8 November 2020
Edition50th
CategoriesGrand Slam (3)
WTA Premier 5 (3)
WTA Premier (5)
WTA International (12)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesRomania Simona Halep (3)
Most tournament finalsKazakhstan Elena Rybakina (5)
Prize money leaderUnited States Sofia Kenin ($4,302,970) [1]
Points leaderUnited States Sofia Kenin (3,934)
2019
2021
Sofia Kenin won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the final. Naomi Osaka won her third Grand Slam title, her second at the US Open, defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final. Iga ?wi?tek won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open defeating Kenin in the final. ?wi?tek was the first Polish player and first player born in the 21st century, male or female, to win a Grand Slam singles title.

The 2020 WTA Tour is the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2020 tennis season. The 2020 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF), and the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy).[2]

Many tournaments were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Tokyo Summer Olympics.[3][4][5][6][7]

Schedule

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2020 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International
Team events

January

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 6 Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$1,500,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková
6-4, 4-6, 7-5
United States Madison Keys Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Japan Naomi Osaka
United States Jennifer Brady
United States Danielle Collins
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
United States Alison Riske
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
3-6, 7-6(9-7), [10-8]
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Shenzhen Open
Shenzhen, China
WTA International
$775,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
6-2, 6-4
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Czech Republic Kristýna Plí?ková
Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
China Wang Qiang
Belgium Elise Mertens
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Czech Republic Barbora Krej?íková
Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková
6-2, 3-6, [10-4]
China Duan Yingying
China Zheng Saisai
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
6-3, 6-4
United States Jessica Pegula United States Amanda Anisimova
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Germany Laura Siegemund
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Germany Julia Görges
France Alizé Cornet
United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
6-4, 6-4
United States Serena Williams
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
January 13 Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
WTA Premier
$848,000 - Hard - 30S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6-2, 7-5
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska United States Danielle Collins
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Czech Republic Markéta Vondrou?ová
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Croatia Donna Veki?
Romania Simona Halep
United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
2-6, 7-5, [10-5]
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Croatia Darija Jurak
Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
7-6(9-7), 6-3
China Zhang Shuai United Kingdom Heather Watson
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Belgium Elise Mertens
Australia Lizette Cabrera
United States Lauren Davis
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
India Sania Mirza
6-4, 6-4
China Peng Shuai
China Zhang Shuai
January 20
January 27
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
A$32,846,000 - Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
United States Sofia Kenin
4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza Australia Ashleigh Barty
Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6-2, 6-1
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Czech Republic Barbora Krej?íková
Croatia Nikola Mekti?
5-7, 6-4, [10-1]
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United Kingdom Jamie Murray

February

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 3 Fed Cup Qualifying Round
Everett, United States - Hard (i)
The Hague, Netherlands - Clay (i)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Hard (i)
Florianópolis, Brazil - Clay
Cartagena, Spain - Clay
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland - Hard (i)
Kortrijk, Belgium - Hard (i)
Bratislava, Slovakia - Clay (i)
Qualifying round winners
Qualifying round losers
February 10 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WTA Premier
$848,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
6-1, 6-3
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina Greece Maria Sakkari
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
France Océane Dodin
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
4-6, 6-0, [10-3]
United States Kaitlyn Christian
Chile Alexa Guarachi
Thailand Open
Hua Hin, Thailand
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Poland Magda Linette
6-3, 6-2
Switzerland Leonie Küng Japan Nao Hibino
Romania Patricia Maria ?ig
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
China Wang Qiang
China Zheng Saisai
China Wang Xiyu
Australia Arina Rodionova
Australia Storm Sanders
6-3, 6-3
Austria Barbara Haas
Australia Ellen Perez
February 17 Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
$2,908,770 - Hard - 30S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Romania Simona Halep
3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina United States Jennifer Brady
Croatia Petra Marti?
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
7-5, 3-6, [10-5]
Czech Republic Barbora Krej?íková
China Zheng Saisai
February 24 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$3,240,445 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6-3, 6-3
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Australia Ashleigh Barty
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
China Zheng Saisai
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6-2, 5-7, [10-2]
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Latvia Je?ena Ostapenko
Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United Kingdom Heather Watson
6-4, 6-7(8-10), 6-1
Canada Leylah Annie Fernandez Mexico Renata Zarazúa
China Wang Xiyu
Slovenia Tamara Zidan?ek
Russia Anastasia Potapova
United States Christina McHale
China Zhu Lin
United States Desirae Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Canada Sharon Fichman

March

April - July

No tournaments were played due to the COVID-19 pandemic, see affected tournaments below.

August

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 August Palermo Open
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
EUR163,103 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Fiona Ferro
6-2, 7-5
Estonia Anett Kontaveit Croatia Petra Marti?
Italy Camila Giorgi
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Italy Elisabetta Cocciaretto
Italy Sara Errani
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Slovenia Tamara Zidan?ek

7-5, 7-5
Italy Elisabetta Cocciaretto
Italy Martina Trevisan
10 August Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$225,500 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Romania Simona Halep
6-2, 7-5
Belgium Elise Mertens Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Czech Republic Kristýna Plí?ková
Poland Magdalena Fr?ch
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Romania Ana Bogdan
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Kristýna Plí?ková

6-2, 6-2
Romania Monica Niculescu
Romania Raluca Olaru
Top Seed Open
Lexington, United States
WTA International
$225,500 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Jennifer Brady
6-3, 6-4
Switzerland Jil Teichmann United States Shelby Rogers
United States Coco Gauff
United States Serena Williams
United States Catherine Bellis
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani

6-1, 7-5
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
17 August No tournaments scheduled
24 August Western & Southern Open
New York City, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,250,829 - Hard - 56S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Walkover
Japan Naomi Osaka Belgium Elise Mertens
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
United States Jessica Pegula
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Greece Maria Sakkari
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6-1, 4-6, [10-4]
United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
31 August
7 September
U.S. Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$21,656,000 - Hard
128S/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Japan Naomi Osaka
1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Belarus Victoria Azarenka United States Jennifer Brady
United States Serena Williams
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
United States Shelby Rogers
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Belgium Elise Mertens
Germany Laura Siegemund
Russia Vera Zvonareva
6-4, 6-4
United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan

September

October

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
19 October Ostrava Open
Ostrava, Czech Republic
WTA Premier
$528,500 - Hard (i) - 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6-2, 6-2
Belarus Victoria Azarenka Greece Maria Sakkari
United States Jennifer Brady
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Belgium Elise Mertens
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6-1, 6-3
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Brazil Luisa Stefani

November

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 November Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$225,500 - Hard (i) - 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
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TBD Tournaments

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
TBD Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$225,500 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
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Affected tournaments

The COVID-19 pandemic affected many tournaments on the WTA Tour. The following tournaments were suspended or postponed.

Week of Tournament Status
March 9
March 16
Indian Wells Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D

Cancelled
March 23
March 30
Miami Open
Miami, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
April 6 Charleston Open
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$848,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D

Played as a team exhibition tournament from 22 to 28 June
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$275,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
April 13 Fed Cup Finals
Budapest, Hungary
Clay (Red) (i) - 12 teams

Postponed to 13-18 April 2021[10]
April 20 Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
EUR - Clay (Red) (i) - 28S/32Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
?stanbul Open
?stanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$275,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 7 September
April 27 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$275,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 10 August
May 4 Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
EUR - Clay (Red) - 64S/32Q/28D

Initially rescheduled to September, but later cancelled[11]
May 11 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$3,528,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/32Q/28D

Rescheduled to September
May 18 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$275,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/24Q/16D
Morocco Open
Rabat, Morocco
WTA International
$275,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
25 May
1 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (Red)

Rescheduled to 28 September[9]
June 8 Nottingham Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
WTA International
$275,000 - Grass - 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6][12]
Rosmalen Grass Court Championships
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$275,000 - Grass - 32S/24Q/16D
June 15 Grass Court Championships Berlin
Berlin, Germany
WTA Premier
$1,088,000 - Grass - 32S/24Q/16D
Birmingham Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
WTA International
$275,000 - Grass - 32S/24Q/16D
June 22 Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, Great Britain
WTA Premier
$1,122,000 - Grass - 48S/16Q/16D
Bad Homburg Open
Bad Homburg, Germany
WTA International
$275,000 - Grass - 32S/8Q/16D
29 June
6 July
Wimbledon
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass
July 13 Bucharest Open
Bucharest, Romania
WTA International
$275,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/24Q/16D
Ladies Open Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
WTA International
$275,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/24Q/16D
July 20 Baltic Open
J?rmala, Latvia
WTA International
$275,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/24Q/16D
Palermo Open
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
Clay (Red)

Rescheduled to 3 August
27 July Summer Olympic Games
Tokyo, Japan
Olympic Games
Hard

Rescheduled to 26 July 2021[5]
August 3 Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, United States
WTA Premier
$ - Hard - 28S/16Q/16D

Cancelled[13]
Washington Open
Washington D.C., United States
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
August 10 Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
August 17 Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
Hard

Rescheduled to 22 August and moved from Cincinnati to New York City
August 24 Albany Open
Albany, United States
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][14]
September 14 Zhengzhou Open
Zhengzhou, China
WTA Premier
$ - Hard - 28S/24Q/16D

Initially rescheduled to October, but later cancelled[7][14]
Jiangxi Open
Nanchang, China
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
Japan Women's Open
Hiroshima, Japan
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][14]
September 21 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier
$ - Hard (i) - 28S/24Q/16D

Initially rescheduled to November, but later cancelled[7][14]
Guangzhou Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$525,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
September 28 Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
WTA Premier 5
$ - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D

Initially rescheduled to October, but later cancelled[7][14]
October 5 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ - Hard - 60S/32Q/28D

Cancelled[7][14]
October 12 Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong
WTA International
$525,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard - 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 9 November
October 19 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$528,500 - Hard (i) - 28S/24Q/16D

Initially provisionally rescheduled to 2 November,[15] but later cancelled (postponed to 2021)[16]
Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$275,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][14]
October 26 WTA Elite Trophy
Zhuhai, China
Year-end championships
$2,600,000 - Hard - 12S(RR)/6D(RR)
November 2 WTA Finals
Shenzhen, China
Year-end championships
$14,000,000 - Hard (i) - 8S(RR)/8D(RR)

Statistical information

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 2019 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), and the WTA International tournaments. The players/nations are sorted by:

  1. total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
  2. cumulated importance of those titles (one Grand Slam win equalling two Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 wins, one year-end championships win equalling one-and-a-half Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win, one Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win equalling two Premier wins, one Premier win equalling two International wins);
  3. a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
  4. alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Key

Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International

Titles won by player

Titles won by nation

Titles information

The following players won their first main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles

The following players defended a main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Best ranking

The following players achieved their career high ranking in this season inside top 50 (in bold the players who entered the top 10 for the first time):

Singles
Doubles

Points distribution

Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Grand Slam (S) 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Grand Slam (D) 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 10 - 40 - - -
WTA Finals (S) 1500* 1080* 750* (+125 per Round Robin Match; +125 per Round Robin Win)
WTA Finals (D) 1500 1080 750 375 -
WTA Premier Mandatory (96S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 - 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (64/60S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 10 - 30 - 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (28/32D) 1000 650 390 215 120 10 - - - - - -
WTA Premier 5 (56S, 64Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 - 30 22 15 1
WTA Premier 5 (56S, 48/32Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 - 30 - 20 1
WTA Premier 5 (28D) 900 585 350 190 105 1 - - - - - -
WTA Premier 5 (16D) 900 585 350 190 1 - - - - - - -
WTA Premier (56S) 470 305 185 100 55 30 1 - 25 - 13 1
WTA Premier (32/30/28S) 470 305 185 100 55 1 - - 25 18 13 1
WTA Premier (16D) 470 305 185 100 1 - - - - - - -
WTA Elite Trophy (S) 700* 440* 240* (+40 per Round Robin Match; +80 per Round Robin Win)
WTA International (32S, 32Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 - - 18 14 10 1
WTA International (32S, 24/16Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 - - 18 - 12 1
WTA International (16D) 280 180 110 60 1 - - - - - - -

S = singles players, D = doubles teams, Q = qualification players.
* Assumes undefeated Round Robin match record.

WTA Rankings

These are the WTA rankings and yearly WTA Race rankings of the top 20 singles and doubles players at the current date of the 2020 season. Rankings were frozen up until the resuming of the 2020 season on 3 August 2020.[17]

Singles

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) Year end 2019 Year end 2020

Doubles

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Barbora Strýcová (CZE) Year end 2019 2 February 2020
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 3 February 2020 23 February 2020
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 24 February 2020 1 March 2020
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 2 March 2020 Present

Retirements

Former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki retired after her third round defeat at the 2020 Australian Open.
Former world no. 1 and career Grand Slam holder Maria Sharapova retires at the age of 32.

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WTA Rankings top 100 in singles or doubles, for at least one week) who announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2020 season:

  • Japan Rika Fujiwara (born 19 September 1981 in Tokyo, Japan) turned professional in 1997 and reached a career high ranking of 84 in singles and 13 in doubles. Fujiwara reached six WTA doubles finals during her career, winning one of them at the Danish Open in 2012. Fujiwara also won 9 singles and 36 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Fujiwara's biggest highlight was at the 2002 French Open, where she reached the women's doubles semifinals partnering her compatriot Ai Sugiyama. In March 2020, Fujiwara announced her retirement after 23 years on the tour.
  • United States Jamie Hampton (born 8 January 1990 in Frankfurt, West Germany) turned professional in 2009 and reached a career high ranking of 24 in singles and 74 in doubles. Hampton reached one WTA singles final during her career, losing to Elena Vesnina at the 2013 Aegon International. She reached the fourth round at the 2013 French Open, and scored wins over multiple current and former top-10 players during her short-lived career, including Petra Kvitová, Agnieszka Radwa?ska and Caroline Wozniacki. She had not played since January 2014 and, after undergoing six surgery attempts, decided to retire in May.
  • Germany Julia Görges (born 2 November 1988 in Bad Oldesloe, West Germany) (modern day Germany) turned professional in 2005 and reached a career high ranking of 9 in singles and 12 in doubles. Görges won 7 WTA singles titles in her career, including 2 premier level events and the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy. She scored multiple career top ten wins in her career including back to back wins against the then World no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki during the clay season in 2011. Her best grand slam result was a semifinal at 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Görges announced her retirement via social media on 21st October.
  • United States Vania King (born 3 February 1989 in Monterey Park, California, United States) turned professional in 2006 and reached a career high ranking of 50 in singles and 3 in doubles. King reached three WTA singles finals during her career, winning one of them at the Bangkok Open in 2006. She was most known as a doubles specialist, winning fifteen titles in her career, with her biggest achievements coming in winning the women's doubles events at both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2010, alongside Yaroslava Shvedova. King was hampered by an ankle injury throughout the final years of her career, and despite undergoing surgery in 2017, King decided to retire in February.
  • Sweden Johanna Larsson (born 17 August 1988 in Boden, Sweden) turned professional in 2006 and reached a career high ranking of 45 in singles and 20 in doubles. Larsson won two WTA singles titles during her career, including at her home event in Båstad in 2015, and enjoyed considerable success in doubles, winning 14 titles and reaching the year-end championships final in 2017 alongside Kiki Bertens. Larsson decided to retire in February.
  • Russia Ekaterina Makarova (born 7 June 1988 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) (modern day Russia) turned professional in 2004 and reached a career high ranking of 8 in singles in 2015 and number 1 in doubles in 2018. A six-time Grand Slam singles quarterfinalist with two semifinal appearances at the 2014 US Open and 2015 Australian Open, Makarova also won three WTA singles titles during her career. She achieved phenomenal success in doubles, with 3 Grand Slam women's doubles titles alongside Elena Vesnina at the 2013 French Open, the 2014 US Open and at Wimbledon in 2017, as well as the mixed doubles title at the 2012 US Open alongside Bruno Soares. She also partnered Vesnina to gold in the women's doubles at the 2016 Olympics, and to the title at the WTA Finals, also in 2016. Makarova announced her retirement at the 2020 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy.
  • Spain María José Martínez Sánchez (born 12 August 1982 in Murcia, Spain) turned professional in 1998 and reached a career-high ranking of 19 in singles in 2010 and 4 in doubles, also in 2010. Through her career she won a total of 5 WTA titles in singles but focused primarily in doubles later in her career winning a total of 21 titles in that discipline. In doubles she reached the semi finals of Grand Slams 3 times; at the French Open in 2010 and 2012 and at the US Open in 2012. She reached the quarter finals of all slams in doubles. In 2009 she won the Tour Finals with long time doubles partner Nuria Llagostera Vives. In January 2020 she announced her retirement.
  • Luxembourg Mandy Minella (born 22 November 1985 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) turned professional in 2001, and reached career-high rankings of 66 in singles in 2012, and 47 in doubles in 2013. Winner of 2 doubles titles on the main tour (with Tímea Babos), Minella's best results came in WTA 125K events (with 1 singles and 3 doubles titles) and on the lower tier ITF Women's Circuit. She announced she would retire in 2020.
  • Australia Jessica Moore (born 16 August 1990 in Perth, Australia) turned professional in 2008 and reached a career-high ranking of 132 in singles in 2008 and 55 in doubles in 2019. Moore won two WTA titles in doubles, as well as 4 singles and 31 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She also won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the women's doubles, partnering Olivia Rogowska. Moore announced her retirement at the Australian Open.
  • Switzerland Romina Oprandi (born 29 March 1986 in Jegenstorf, Switzerland) turned professional in 2005 and reached career-high rankings of 32 in singles in 2013, and 112 in doubles in 2007. Oprandi won one WTA titles in doubles, as well as 26 singles and 11 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In May 2020 she announced her retirement.
  • France Pauline Parmentier (born 31 January 1986 in Cucq, France) turned professional in 2000 and reached a career-high ranking of 40 in singles, in July 2008, and 121 in doubles in October 2019. Winner of 4 singles titles on the main tour and a total of 13 ITF titles. Her best result at Grand Slam level came in reaching the fourth round at her home slam the French Open in 2014. She announced in January 2019 that this would be her last year on the tour.
  • Brazil Teliana Pereira (born 20 July 1988 in Águas Belas, Brazil) turned professional in 2005 and reached a career-high ranking of 43 in singles, in October 2015, and 117 in doubles, in September 2013. Winner of 2 singles titles on the main tour and a 22 ITF titles in single and 10 in doubles. Her best result at Grand Slam level came in reaching the second round at the French Open in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In September 2020 she announced her retirement.
  • Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková (born 4 October 1988 in Pieany, Slovakia) turned professional in 2005, and reached career-high rankings of 17 in singles in 2018, and 50 in doubles in 2011. Winner of 4 singles titles and 1 doubles title on the main tour (with Janette Husárová), Rybáriková's best result is reaching the singles semifinals at 2017 Wimbledon Championships. She has announced the retirement from tennis after the 2020 Fed Cup finals in Budapest.
  • Russia Maria Sharapova (born 19 April 1987 in Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) (modern day Russia) turned professional in 2001 and reached the world no. 1 spot for the first time in 2005. A five-time Grand Slam singles winner (she completed the career Grand Slam in 2012), Sharapova won 36 WTA singles titles and 4 doubles titles during her career. She won also the WTA Finals in 2004 and the Fed Cup in 2008. She also won the silver medal in the women's singles at the 2012 Olympics. Sharapova announced her retirement through social media in 2020.
  • Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa (born 19 November 1987 in Elche, Spain) turned professional in 2003, and reached a career-high ranking of no. 54 in singles in 2012, and no. 39 in doubles in 2014. Soler Espinosa reached two WTA singles finals in her career, and won one doubles title alongside Andreja Klepa? at the 2014 Connecticut Open. She was a three-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist in doubles, and also reached the third round on three occasions in singles, twice at the US Open and once at Roland Garros. Soler Espinosa decided to retire in May.
  • Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (born 3 September 1988 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) turned professional in 2003, and reached a career-high ranking of no. 6 in singles in 2016, and no. 11 in doubles in 2015. After coming to prominence by reaching the quarterfinals of the 2008 French Open as a qualifier, Suárez Navarro became a steady top-twenty player, with her best seasons coming from 2013 to 2016. She reached six more quarterfinals in Grand Slam singles events, and won 2 singles titles out of 11 finals (including a Premier 5 title), and 3 doubles titles out of 9 finals (finishing as runner-up of the 2015 WTA Finals in doubles, alongside Garbiñe Muguruza). She announced that the 2020 season would be her last on the circuit.
  • United States Anna Tatishvili (born 3 February 1990 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union) (modern day Georgia) turned professional in 2005 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 50 in singles and 59 in doubles. She won one WTA doubles title in her career in Linz in 2014 alongside Raluca Olaru, as well as reaching two further doubles finals and winning 11 ITF Tour singles titles. Her greatest achievement at Grand Slam level came in reaching the fourth round at the 2012 US Open. Tatishvili decided to retire in March, after battling for several years with a persistent ankle injury.
  • Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (born 11 July 1990 in Odense, Denmark) joined the circuit in 2005, and reached the world no. 1 spot for the first time in 2010. She would spend a total of 71 weeks as number one which puts her at 9th on the all-time list as of January 2020. Wozniacki won a total of 30 WTA titles in singles and 2 WTA titles in doubles. Wozniacki reached three Grand Slam finals at the US Open in 2009 and 2014 and at the Australian Open 2018 where she won her first and only Grand Slam beating Simona Halep. She also won the WTA Championships Finals in Singapore 2017. Wozniacki retired after a third round defeat to Ons Jabeur at the 2020 Australian Open.

Comebacks

Following are notable players who announced their comebacks after retirements during the 2020 WTA Tour season:

See also

References

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