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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 tournaments
The WTA Tour comprised from 2009 to the 2020 reorganization:
Grand Slam tournaments (4) Year-ending
WTA Tour Championships (1)
Premier tournaments (21):
Premier Mandatory: Four combined tournaments with male professional players, with US$6.5 million in equal prize money for men and women (increased from $4.5 million in 2013). These tournaments are held in
Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, and Beijing. Premier Five: Five $2.8 million events in
Doha/ Dubai, Rome, Montreal/Toronto, Cincinnati, and Wuhan. Premier: 12 events with prize money from US$799,000 to US$2.5 million. International tournaments: There are 32 tournaments, with prize money for all except four events at US$250,000. The exceptions are the Shenzhen Open, Moscow River Cup, Hong Kong Tennis Open and the Tianjin Open, each with prize money of US$750,000; and the year-ending WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai which has prize money of US$2.3 million.
WTA publishes weekly rankings of professional players.
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