1999 WTA Tour

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1999 WTA Tour
Martina Hingis was ranked number one at year-end with over 6,000 points collected.
Martina Hingis was ranked number one at year-end with over 6,000 points collected.
Details
Duration January 2, 1999 - November 22, 1999
Edition 29th
Tournaments 58
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Grand Slam Cup
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (12)
WTA Tier IV (16)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Switzerland Martina Hingis (7)
United States Lindsay Davenport (7)
Most tournament finals Switzerland Martina Hingis (13)
Prize money leader Switzerland Martina Hingis (3,291,780)
Points leader Switzerland Martina Hingis (6,074)
Awards
Player of the year United States Lindsay Davenport
Doubles Team of the year Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
Most improved player of the year United States Serena Williams
Newcomer of the year Belgium Kim Clijsters
Comeback player of the year Belgium Sabine Appelmans
1998
2000

The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The WTA Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV events. ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

Schedule[edit]

This is the complete schedule of events on the 1999 WTA Tour. Player progression will be documented from the quarterfinals stage.

Key[edit]

Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
WTA Tier I tournaments
WTA Tier II tournaments
WTA Tier III tournaments
WTA Tier IV tournaments
Team events

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 2 Hyundai Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 9 teams (RR)
 Australia
2–1
 Sweden
Round Robin (Group A)
 South Africa
 France
 Spain
Round Robin (Group B)
 United States
 Switzerland
 Slovakia
Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
France Mary Pierce Romania Irina Spîrlea
Japan Ai Sugiyama
France Nathalie Dechy
Germany Anke Huber
United States Brie Rippner
Spain Magüi Serna
United States Corina Morariu
Latvia Larisa Neiland

6–3, 6–3
Australia Kristine Kunce
Romania Irina Spîrlea
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6–4, 6–1
Belgium Dominique van Roost Austria Barbara Schett
Italy Silvia Farina
United States Kristina Brandi
United States Lisa Raymond
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
United States Chanda Rubin
Italy Silvia Farina
Austria Barbara Schett

6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Netherlands Seda Noorlander
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
11 January Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$420,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–3
Switzerland Martina Hingis Germany Steffi Graf
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
United States Venus Williams
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belgium Dominique van Roost
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–3, 2–6, 6–0
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Germany Anke Huber
ANZ Tasmanian International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Chanda Rubin
6–2, 6–3
Italy Rita Grande France Julie Halard-Decugis
United States Amy Frazier
Zimbabwe Cara Black
France Sarah Pitkowski
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
France Nathalie Dechy
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova

6–1, 6–2
France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
France Émilie Loit
18 January
25 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$3,124,386 – Hard – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–3
France Amélie Mauresmo United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Monica Seles
United States Venus Williams
Belgium Dominique van Roost
Germany Steffi Graf
France Mary Pierce
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova

7–5, 6–3
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
South Africa David Adams
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt

6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Serena Williams

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 February Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–1
South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Monica Seles
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
United States Lindsay Davenport
Russia Anna Kournikova
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Germany Steffi Graf
United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva

6–2, 6–3
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
8 February Nokia Cup
Prostějov, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Italy Silvia Farina France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
France Amélie Cocheteux
France Nathalie Dechy
Czech Republic Lenka Němečková
Germany Julia Abe
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat

3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
15 February Faber Grand Prix
Hannover, Germany
Tier II event
$450,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–4
United States Venus Williams Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Germany Steffi Graf
France Sandrine Testud
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
Austria Barbara Schett
Germany Barbara Rittner
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams

5–7, 6–2, 6–2
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
6–1, 6–3
Greece Christína Papadáki United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Argentina Paola Suárez
China Li Fang
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
Brazil Vanessa Menga
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Netherlands Seda Noorlander
Greece Christína Papadáki

6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
22 February Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–2, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)
France Amélie Mauresmo Belgium Dominique van Roost
France Nathalie Dechy
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Amélie Cocheteux
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Netherlands Caroline Vis

7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama
IGA Superthrift Classic
Oklahoma City, United States
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–4, 6–0
South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Lilia Osterloh
Russia Anna Kournikova
United States Alexandra Stevenson
United States Jane Chi
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Chanda Rubin
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–3, 6–4
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
South Africa Jessica Steck

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 March
8 March
Evert Cup
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$1,400,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Germany Steffi Graf United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
France Mary Pierce
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova

6–2, 6–2
United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
15 March
22 March
Lipton Championships
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$2,075,000 – Hard – 96S/64Q/48D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–1, 4–6, 6–4
United States Serena Williams Switzerland Martina Hingis
Germany Steffi Graf
Austria Barbara Schett
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
United States Lindsay Davenport
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná

0–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Monica Seles
29 March Family Circle Cup
Hilton Head, United States
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–3
Russia Anna Kournikova Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Germany Andrea Glass
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Czech Republic Jana Novotná

6–1, 6–4
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 April Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Monica Seles
6–2, 6–3
Romania Ruxandra Dragomir Russia Anna Kournikova
Spain Conchita Martínez
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
France Mary Pierce
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini

7–5, 0–6, 6–4
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–1
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva
Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Germany Anca Barna
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Spain Alicia Ortuño
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero

7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–3
Hungary Anna Földényi
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
12 April Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Amy Frazier
6–2, 6–2
Japan Ai Sugiyama United States Jane Chi
United States Corina Morariu
Chinese Taipei Janet Lee
Czech Republic Sandra Kleinová
Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
United States Meilen Tu
United States Corina Morariu
United States Kimberly Po

6–3, 6–2
Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Reggio Calabria, Italy – Carpet (i)
Raleigh, United States – Clay
Moscow, Russia – Carpet (i)
Zürich, Switzerland – Carpet (i)
Quarterfinals Winners
 Italy 3–2
 United States 5–0
 Russia 3–2
 Slovakia 5–0
Quarterfinals Losers
 Spain
 Croatia
 France
 Switzerland
19 April Dreamland Egypt Classic
Cairo, Egypt
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–1, 6–0
Romania Irina Spîrlea Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Canada Maureen Drake
Australia Jelena Dokić
Belgium Laurence Courtois
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
France Mary Pierce
Belgium Laurence Courtois
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

5–7, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Netherlands Caroline Vis
Westel 900 Budapest Open
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Sarah Pitkowski
6–2, 6–2
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero Czech Republic Denisa Chládková
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Netherlands Amanda Hopmans
Czech Republic Lenka Němečková
Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Naćuk

6–3, 6–4
Argentina Laura Montalvo
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
26 April Betty Barclay Cup
Hamburg, Germany
Tier II event
$520,000 – Clay (Red) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–0, 6–3
France Mary Pierce Austria Barbara Schett
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Conchita Martínez
Italy Silvia Farina
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Latvia Larisa Neiland

6–2, 6–1
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Corina Morariu
6–2, 6–0
France Julie Halard-Decugis France Sarah Pitkowski
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Czech Republic Sandra Kleinová
Czech Republic Adriana Gerši
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková

7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–2
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Romania Andreea Vanc

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–4, 6–2
France Mary Pierce Switzerland Martina Hingis
France Amélie Mauresmo
United States Serena Williams
Belgium Dominique van Roost
France Sandrine Testud
Austria Sylvia Plischke
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova

6–2, 6–2
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
Warsaw Cup by Heros
Warsaw, Poland
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui Croatia Silvija Talaja
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
France Amélie Cocheteux
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Australia Jelena Dokić
Romania Cătălina Cristea
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina

6–1, 6–2
France Amélie Cocheteux
Slovakia Janette Husárová
10 May German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–0, 6–1
France Julie Halard-Decugis Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Austria Barbara Schett
United States Serena Williams
Germany Steffi Graf
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat

6–3, 7–5
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
Belgian Open
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin
6–1, 6–2
France Sarah Pitkowski Belgium Els Callens
Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Italy Laura Golarsa
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

6–4, 6–2
Australia Louise Pleming
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
17 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$190,000 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Jennifer Capriati
6–1, 6–3
Russia Elena Likhovtseva Czech Republic Denisa Chládková
United States Mary Joe Fernández
France Nathalie Tauziat
Japan Ai Sugiyama
France Nathalie Dechy
United States Corina Morariu
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama

2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1
France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$180,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–1, 6–3
Argentina Paola Suárez United States Amy Frazier
United States Chanda Rubin
Israel Anna Smashnova
Italy Silvia Farina
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Spain Magüi Serna
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–2, 0–6, 6–0
Argentina María-Fernanda Landa
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
24 May
31 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$4,407,123 – Clay (Red) – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Germany Steffi Graf
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Switzerland Martina Hingis Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
United States Monica Seles
Austria Barbara Schwartz
Austria Sylvia Plischke
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams

6–3, 6–7(2–7), 8–6
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
South Africa Piet Norval
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

6–3, 3–6, 6–3
United States Rick Leach
Latvia Larisa Neiland

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 June DFS Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
Tier III event
$180,000 – Grass – 48S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
France Nathalie Tauziat Spain Magüi Serna
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Nicole Arendt
United States Alexandra Stevenson
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
United States Corina Morariu
Latvia Larisa Neiland

6–4, 6–4
France Alexandra Fusai
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Israel Anna Smashnova
6–3, 6–3
Belgium Laurence Courtois Germany Angelika Bachmann
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Russia Elena Makarova
Romania Raluca Sandu
Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Austria Patricia Wartusch

7–6(7–3), 6–0
Spain Eva Bes-Ostáriz
Spain Gisela Riera-Roura
14 June Direct Line Int'l Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$520,000 – Grass – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
France Nathalie Tauziat South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Russia Anna Kournikova
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Nathalie Dechy
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova

6–4 retired
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
Heineken Trophy
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$180,000 – Grass – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi
6–0, 3–6, 6–1
Croatia Silvija Talaja Netherlands Miriam Oremans
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Belgium Laurence Courtois
Belgium Dominique van Roost
Italy Silvia Farina
Italy Rita Grande

7–5, 7–6(7–2)
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Netherlands Kristie Boogert
21 June
28 June
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$4,732,303 – Grass – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 7–5
Germany Steffi Graf United States Alexandra Stevenson
Croatia Mirjana Lučić
Australia Jelena Dokić
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Venus Williams
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu

6–4, 6–4
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
India Leander Paes
United States Lisa Raymond

6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Russia Anna Kournikova

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 July Egger Tennis Festival
Pörtschach, Austria
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Slovakia Karina Habšudová
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Croatia Silvija Talaja Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Czech Republic Adriana Gerši
Germany Anke Huber
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Hungary Anna Földényi
Italy Silvia Farina
Italy Silvia Farina
Slovakia Karina Habšudová

6–4, 6–4
Ukraine Olga Lugina
Argentina Laura Montalvo
12 July Prokom Polish Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$180,000 – Clay (Red) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–1, 6–1
Slovakia Karina Habšudová Croatia Silvija Talaja
France Sandrine Testud
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Spain Gala León García
Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–4, 6–3
Spain Gala León García
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
Torneo Internazionale
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Russia Anastasia Myskina
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Spain Ángeles Montolio Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
France Sarah Pitkowski
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
Italy Giulia Casoni
Belgium Laurence Courtois
Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Italy Giulia Casoni
Italy Maria Paola Zavagli
19 July Fed Cup: Semifinals
Ancona, Italy – Clay
Moscow, Russia – Clay (i)
Semifinals Winners
 United States 4–1
 Russia 3–2
Semifinals Losers
 Italy
 Slovakia
26 July Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
7–6(7–1), 6–2
United States Venus Williams United States Amy Frazier
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Corina Morariu
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
France Sandrine Testud
Russia Anna Kournikova
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu

6–4, 6–4
Russia Anna Kournikova
Russia Elena Likhovtseva

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 August TIG Tennis Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–0
United States Venus Williams United States Lindsay Davenport
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Germany Anke Huber
France Sandrine Testud
United States Amy Frazier
Belgium Dominique van Roost
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu

6–4, 6–1
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
Sanex Trophy
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
Czech Republic Denisa Chládková Germany Barbara Rittner
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Spain Marta Marrero
Slovakia Karina Habšudová
Spain Mariam Ramón Climent
Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Germany Elena Wagner

3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Naćuk
9 August Acura Classic
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–1, 6–4
France Julie Halard-Decugis United States Lindsay Davenport
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Conchita Martínez
France Mary Pierce
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Austria Barbara Schett
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Latvia Larisa Neiland

6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
16 August du Maurier Open
Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–4
United States Monica Seles France Mary Pierce
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Sandrine Testud
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Austria Barbara Schett
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
France Mary Pierce

6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Latvia Larisa Neiland
23 August Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–2, 7–5
United States Lindsay Davenport Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
United States Monica Seles
France Amélie Mauresmo
France Sandrine Testud
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Spain Magüi Serna
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

7–6(7–1), 6–2
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
30 August
6 September
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$6,235,000 – Hard – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Venus Williams
United States Lindsay Davenport
Germany Anke Huber
Austria Barbara Schett
United States Monica Seles
France Mary Pierce
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams

4–6, 6–1, 6–4
United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–4, 6–4
United States Donald Johnson
United States Kimberly Po

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
13 September Fed Cup: Final
Stanford, United States – Hard
 United States
4–1
 Russia
20 September Toyota Princess Cup
Tokyo, Japan
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
United States Monica Seles United States Amy Frazier
Japan Ai Sugiyama
France Amélie Mauresmo
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini

6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–2
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Australia Jelena Dokić
SEAT Open Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–2
Belgium Dominique van Roost Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Justine Henin
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Netherlands Caroline Vis

6–1, 6–2
Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
27 September Compaq Grand Slam Cup
Munich, Germany
Exhibition event
$2,450,000 – Hard – 8S
Singles Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
United States Venus Williams Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Lindsay Davenport
France Amélie Mauresmo
Austria Barbara Schett
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Mary Pierce

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 October Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–1
France Mary Pierce France Sandrine Testud
Germany Anke Huber
France Nathalie Dechy
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Austria Barbara Schett
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud

6–3, 6–4
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Brasil Open
São Paulo, Brazil
Tier IV event
$142,500 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Austria Patricia Wartusch Spain Gala León García
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Spain Gisela Riera-Roura
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti
Hungary Petra Mandula
Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–7(7–9), 7–5, 7–5
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Argentina Florencia Labat
11 October Swisscom Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–3, 6–4
Switzerland Martina Hingis France Nathalie Tauziat
France Mary Pierce
United States Corina Morariu
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Belgium Dominique van Roost
France Julie Halard-Decugis
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–2, 6–2
France Nathalie Tauziat
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
18 October Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,050,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Austria Barbara Schett United States Lisa Raymond
Belgium Dominique van Roost
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Germany Anke Huber
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–1, 6–0
France Julie Halard-Decugis
Germany Anke Huber
Eurotel Slovak Open
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Amélie Mauresmo
6–3, 6–3
Belgium Kim Clijsters Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková
France Nathalie Dechy
Austria Barbara Schwartz
Slovakia Karina Habšudová
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Belgium Laurence Courtois

6–2, 3–6, 7–5
Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
United States Lilia Osterloh
25 October Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Mary Pierce
7–6(7–2), 6–1
France Sandrine Testud France Amélie Mauresmo
France Sarah Pitkowski
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Austria Barbara Schwartz
France Nathalie Tauziat
Czech Republic Denisa Chládková
Romania Irina Spîrlea
Netherlands Caroline Vis

6–4, 6–3
Slovenia Tina Križan
Latvia Larisa Neiland

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 November Sparkassen Cup Int'l
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–3
Czech Republic Květa Hrdličková France Mary Pierce
Germany Anke Huber
Spain Conchita Martínez
Belgium Sabine Appelmans
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
Russia Anna Kournikova
France Mary Pierce
Latvia Larisa Neiland

6–4, 6–3
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$180,000 – Carpet (i) – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Jennifer Capriati
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
United States Chanda Rubin United States Tara Snyder
United States Amy Frazier
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Mashona Washington
United States Lisa Raymond
Belgium Justine Henin
United States Amy Frazier
United States Katie Schlukebir

6–2, 6–3
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Debbie Graham
8 November Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$520,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–4
Switzerland Martina Hingis France Nathalie Tauziat
United States Venus Williams
United States Amy Frazier
United States Lisa Raymond
France Sandrine Testud
France Julie Halard-Decugis
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–1, 7–6(7–2)
United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud
Wismilak International
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tier III event
$180,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
6–2, 6–4
United States Erika de Lone South Africa Joannette Kruger
Italy Rita Grande
Russia Anastasia Myskina
United States Kristina Brandi
France Amélie Cocheteux
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Slovenia Tina Pisnik

3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Yuka Yoshida
15 November WTA Tour Championships
New York, United States
Year-end Championship
$2,000,000 – Hard – 16S/8D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–2
Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Venus Williams
France Nathalie Tauziat
France Mary Pierce
Austria Barbara Schett
Belgium Dominique van Roost
Germany Anke Huber
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova

6–4, 6–4
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Latvia Larisa Neiland
Pattaya Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$112,500 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Luxembourg Anne Kremer Croatia Silvija Talaja
Czech Republic Denisa Chládková
Australia Nicole Pratt
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
South Africa Joannette Kruger
Italy Rita Grande
France Émilie Loit
Sweden Åsa Carlsson

6–1, 6–4
Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Austria Patricia Wartusch

Rankings[edit]

The Race to the Championships determines the players in the WTA Tour Championships in November. The WTA rankings are based on tournaments of the latest 52 weeks.

Singles[edit]

The following is the 1999 top 25 ranked players in the world.

WTA Singles Year-End Rankings[1]
# Player Points Change
1  Martina Hingis (SUI) 6,074 Increase1
2  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4,841 Decrease1
3  Venus Williams (USA) 4,378 Increase2
4  Serena Williams (USA) 3,021 Increase16
5  Mary Pierce (FRA) 2,658 Increase2
6  Monica Seles (USA) 2,310 Steady
7  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,213 Increase3
8  Barbara Schett (AUT) 2,188 Increase15
9  Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA) 1,977 Increase13
10  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 1,906 Increase19
11  Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1,846 Increase6
12  Anna Kournikova (RUS) 1,641 Increase1
13  Sandrine Testud (FRA) 1,635 Increase1
14  Dominique Van Roost (BEL) 1,621 Decrease2
15  Conchita Martínez (ESP) 1,564 Decrease7
16  Anke Huber (GER) 1,548 Increase5
17  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 1,435 Decrease13
18  Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1,393 Increase8
19  Amy Frazier (USA) 1,299 Increase23
20  Ruxandra Dragomir (ROU) 1,291 Increase18
21  Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1,189 Decrease10
22  Chanda Rubin (USA) 1,188 Increase12
23  Jennifer Capriati (USA) 1,140 Increase78
24  Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,122 Decrease6
25  Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1,022 Increase23

Number 1 Ranking[edit]

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Lindsay Davenport (USA) Year-End 1998 7 February 1999
 Martina Hingis (SUI) 8 February 1999 4 July 1999
 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5 July 1999 8 August 1999
 Martina Hingis (SUI) 9 August 1999 Year-End 1999

Doubles[edit]

The following are the 1999 top 20 individual ranked doubles players.

WTA Doubles Year-End Rankings[2]
# Player Points Change
1  Anna Kournikova (RUS) 3,119 Increase9
2  Martina Hingis (SUI) 3,106 Steady
3  Larisa Neiland (LAT) 2,997 Increase8
4  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2,959 Steady
5  Lisa Raymond (USA) 2,667 Steady
6  Corina Morariu (USA) 2,522 Increase33
7  Rennae Stubbs (AUS) 2,522 Decrease2
8  Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 2,359 Increase1
9  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 2,319 Increase3
10  Venus Williams (USA) 2,291 Increase26
=  Serena Williams (USA) 2,291 Increase26
12  Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 2,251 Decrease11
13  Alexandra Fusai (FRA) 2,128 Decrease5
14  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,059 Decrease7
15  Caroline Vis (NED) 1,845 Steady
16  Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,802 Decrease3
17  Irina Spîrlea (ROU) 1,762 Increase16
18  Patricia Tarabini (ARG) 1,649 Decrease4
19  Elena Tatarkova (UKR) 1,605 Increase3
20  Mary Pierce (FRA) 1,577 Increase36

Number 1 Ranking[edit]

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Natasha Zvereva (BLR) Year-End 1998 16 May 1999
 Jana Novotná (CZE) 17 May 1999 6 June 1999
 Martina Hingis (SUI) 7 June 1999 4 July 1999
 Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 5 July 1999 1 August 1999
 Martina Hingis (SUI) 2 August 1999 22 August 1999
 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 23 August 1999 21 November 1999
 Anna Kournikova (RUS) 22 November 1999 Year-End 1999

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WTA Tour Statistical Abstract 1999" (PDF). Waltz, Robert B. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  2. ^ "WTA Doubles Year-End Rankings 1999" (PDF). WTA Tour Rankings. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 

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