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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.

Events

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

Singles results

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Singles champions

Premier Mandatory

Premier 5

Premier

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 Russia Elena Dementieva (1/3) Not an event France Amélie Mauresmo (1/1) Exhibition events Not an event Not an event Premier 5 Germany Sabine Lisicki (1/1) Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (1/5) Romania Alexandra Dulgheru (1/2) Not an event WTA International Not an event Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (1/10) France Marion Bartoli (1/2) Italy Flavia Pennetta (1/1) Not an event Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (2/10) Not an event Premier 5 Not an event Not an event Italy Francesca Schiavone (1/1)
2010 Russia Elena Dementieva (2/3) Russia Elena Dementieva (3/3) Australia Samantha Stosur (1/2) Belgium Justine Henin (1/1) Romania Alexandra Dulgheru (2/2) Russia Ekaterina Makarova (1/1) Belarus Victoria Azarenka (1/4) Not an event Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (2/5) Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (3/10) Belarus Victoria Azarenka (2/4)
2011 China Li Na (1/1) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (1/11) Russia Vera Zvonareva (1/1) Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (4/10) Germany Julia Görges (1/2) Not an event Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (5/10) France Marion Bartoli (2/2) United States Serena Williams (1/7) Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (1/6) Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (6/10) Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (1/4)
2012 Estonia Kaia Kanepi (1/2) Belarus Victoria Azarenka (3/4) Germany Angelique Kerber (1/7) Premier 5 Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (2/6) United States Serena Williams (2/7) Russia Maria Sharapova (1/4) Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (3/6) Austria Tamira Paszek (1/1) United States Serena Williams (3/7) Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (2/4) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (2/11) Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (7/10)
2013 United States Serena Williams (4/7) Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (4/6) Germany Mona Barthel (1/1) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (3/11) United States Serena Williams (5/7) Russia Maria Sharapova (2/4) Estonia Kaia Kanepi (2/2) Russia Elena Vesnina (1/1) Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (3/4) Australia Samantha Stosur (2/2) Romania Simona Halep (1/3) Romania Simona Halep (2/3)
2014 United States Serena Williams (6/7) Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova (1/1) Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (1/2) United States Venus Williams (1/1) Germany Andrea Petkovic (1/2) Russia Maria Sharapova (3/4) Not an event Serbia Ana Ivanovic (1/2) United States Madison Keys (1/4) United States Serena Williams (7/7) Not an event Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (4/11) ITF Event Serbia Ana Ivanovic (2/2) Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (2/2)
2015 Russia Maria Sharapova (4/4) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (5/11) Not an event Germany Andrea Petkovic (2/2) ITF Event Czech Republic Lucie ?afá?ová (1/1) Premier 5 Germany Angelique Kerber (2/7) Germany Angelique Kerber (3/7) Germany Angelique Kerber (4/7) Switzerland Belinda Bencic (1/2) Germany Angelique Kerber (5/7) WTA 125k Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (6/11) Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (5/6) Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (3/5)
2016 Belarus Victoria Azarenka (4/4) Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (4/5) Not an event Italy Roberta Vinci (1/1) Premier 5 Italy Sara Errani (1/1) United States Sloane Stephens (1/1) Germany Angelique Kerber (6/7) United States Madison Keys (2/4) Slovakia Dominika Cibulková (4/4) United Kingdom Johanna Konta (1/2) Not an event Poland Agnieszka Radwa?ska (6/6) Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (8/10) Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (5/5)
2017 Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (1/9) United Kingdom Johanna Konta (2/2) France Kristina Mladenovic (1/1) Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (2/9) Premier 5 Russia Daria Kasatkina (1/4) Germany Laura Siegemund (1/1) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (7/11) Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (3/9) United States Madison Keys (3/4) Australia Daria Gavrilova (1/1) WTA 125k Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (9/10) Germany Julia Görges (2/2)
2018 Ukraine Elina Svitolina (1/2) Germany Angelique Kerber (7/7) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (8/11) Premier 5 Ukraine Elina Svitolina (2/2) Netherlands Kiki Bertens (1/3) Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (4/9) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (9/11) Denmark Caroline Wozniacki (10/10) Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu (1/1) Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (1/1) Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (5/9) Russia Daria Kasatkina (2/4)
2019 Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (6/9) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (10/11) Netherlands Kiki Bertens (2/3) Belgium Elise Mertens (1/1) Premier 5 United States Madison Keys (4/4) Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (11/11) Australia Ashleigh Barty (1/2) Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (7/9) China Zheng Saisai (1/1) Not an event Not an event Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (8/9) Japan Naomi Osaka (1/1) Switzerland Belinda Bencic (2/2)
2020 Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková (9/9) Not an event Australia Ashleigh Barty (2/2) Netherlands Kiki Bertens (3/3) Premier 5 Romania Simona Halep (3/3) Cancelled Cancelled WTA International Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (2/2) Cancelled

Singles titles

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

Titles won by player

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 Radwa?ska (POL) ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
 Simona Halep (ROU) ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
 Karolína Plí?ková (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 Jankovi? (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 Buz?rnescu (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 ?afá?ová (CZE) ?
 Francesca Schiavone (ITA) ?
 Laura Siegemund (GER) ?
 Roberta Vinci (ITA) ?
 Zheng Saisai (CHN) ?

Titles won by nation

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 also

References

  1. ^ "Western & Southern Open | Western & Southern Open". www.wsopen.com. Retrieved .
  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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