1999 WTA Tour Championships

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1999 WTA Tour Championships
Date November 15 - November 21
Edition 29th
Category Year-end championships
Draw 16S/8D
Prize money $2,000,000
Surface Carpet / indoor
Location New York City, United States
Venue Madison Square Garden
Champions
Singles
United States Lindsay Davenport
Doubles
Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova
WTA Tour Championships
 < 1998 2000 > 

The 1999 WTA Tour Championships, also known by its sponsored name The Chase Championships was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York in the United States. It was the 29th edition of the year-end singles championships, the 24th edition of the year-end doubles championships, and was part of the 1999 WTA Tour. The tournament was held from November 15 through November 21, 1999. Second-seeded Lindsay Davenport won the singles event and earned $500,000 first-prize money.[1][2] The tournament discarded the best-of-five-set final which it had used since 1984 and reverted back to a best-of-three-set final.[3]

Qualified players[edit]

Singles[edit]

# Players Points Tours
1  Martina Hingis (SUI) 6,153 19(18)
2  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4,627 18
3  Venus Williams (USA) 4,125 16
4/inj  Serena Williams (USA) 3,021 11
ret  Steffi Graf (GER) 3,000 11
5  Mary Pierce (FRA) 2,649 20(18)
inj  Monica Seles (USA) 2,442 14
6  Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2,100 25(18)
7  Barbara Schett (AUT) 2,086 22(18)
8  Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA) 1,987 23(18)
9  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 1,852 14
10  Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1,816 24(18)
11  Anna Kournikova (RUS) 1,642 19(18)
12  Sandrine Testud (FRA) 1,642 25(18)
13  Dominique Van Roost (BEL) 1,609 25(18)
14  Conchita Martínez (ESP) 1,569 23(18)
15  Anke Huber (GER) 1,452 25(18)
16  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 1,435 18
17/Alt  Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1,371 28(18)
DNQ  Amy Frazier (USA) 1,301 20(18)
DNQ  Ruxandra Dragomir (ROU) 1,296 23(18)

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

United States Lindsay Davenport defeated Switzerland Martina Hingis, 6–4, 6–2

  • It was Davenport's 7th title of the year and the 26th of her career.

Doubles[edit]

Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova defeated Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario / Latvia Larisa Neiland, 6–4, 6–4

Race to the Finals[edit]

Players with a gold background have enough points to qualify, while players with a blue background did not but could play as alternates. A brown background means a player qualified but was unable to play due to injury or retirement.

Rank Athlete Points Total points Tours
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1 Switzerland Martina Hingis W
828
F
662
F
546
W
429
W
427
W
394
W
382
W
356
W
308
F
243
F
229
W
200
SF
185
SF
167
SF
140
QF
102
QF
52
R128
2
5,654 18
2 United States Lindsay Davenport W
840
SF
516
W
417
SF
380
W
365
W
318
W
303
F
201
QF
186
W
179
SF
128
SF
128
QF
115
QF
73
QF
65
R16
27
R32
1
4,242 17
3 United States Venus Williams W
483
W
469
W
426
SF
358
W
345
W
336
F
298
QF
228
F
206
W
197
QF
196
R16
158
SF
125
QF
73
R32
1
4,125 15
4 United States Serena Williams W
1,046
W
468
W
424
W
418
W
303
R32
98
QF
96
QF
79
R32
60
R16
28
R16
1
3,021 11
5 Germany Steffi Graf W
1,064
F
520
F
283
QF
204
SF
186
SF
159
SF
121
QF
92
QF
86
R16
1
2,714 10
6 France Mary Pierce W
288
F
283
QF
232
F
229
F
196
QF
190
SF
182
SF
175
F
144
SF
133
R16
116
QF
88
QF
73
QF
65
R16
59
QF
39
R64
34
R16
1
2,529 19
7 United States Monica Seles SF
430
SF
358
W
286
F
258
QF
226
SF
194
F
167
SF
156
R32
68
R16
67
R16
59
R16
40
R16
1
2,310 13
8 Austria Barbara Schett F
244
R16
226
SF
203
QF
196
SF
195
QF
120
R16
116
QF
112
R32
106
QF
93
QF
87
QF
81
QF
69
SF
59
R16
54
R16
49
R16
46
R16
30
2,131 22
9 France Nathalie Tauziat W
344
W
270
QF
216
SF
210
F
201
F
132
SF
120
R32
84
R16
59
QF
54
R16
49
R64
42
R16
40
R16
40
QF
39
R16
36
R16
32
R32
1
1,976 24
10 France Julie Halard-Decugis F
285
F
268
W
234
W
162
R16
112
R16
112
QF
103
R32
98
F
95
QF
87
QF
80
QF
66
SF
60
QF
58
R16
41
R32
32
R64
30
R32
23
1,964 23
11 France Amélie Mauresmo F
766
F
285
SF
172
SF
123
W
110
R16
104
QF
97
QF
54
R64
46
R16
42
R32
32
Q
19
R32
1
R28
1
1,852 14
12 South Africa Amanda Coetzer F
364
SF
155
F
151
SF
128
R16
126
QF
126
SF
108
QF
88
QF
77
QF
73
QF
73
R32
68
QF
62
QF
60
R16
59
R16
38
R16
36
R16
24
1,846 24
13 Russia Anna Kournikova F
258
SF
216
R16
180
SF
138
R16
108
R16
100
QF
95
QF
90
SF
86
QF
75
R16
67
R16
59
R16
49
R16
34
R16
30
R56
1
R56
1
R28
1
1,589 18
14 France Sandrine Testud F
210
SF
187
SF
178
R16
140
QF
116
QF
93
QF
87
QF
85
QF
81
QF
73
SF
71
R32
68
QF
66
R64
49
R64
42
R64
34
R64
1
R28
1
1,589 24
15 Belgium Dominique Van Roost SF
185
QF
166
R16
134
SF
128
QF
120
F
117
QF
112
F
95
QF
95
R32
80
QF
73
R16
49
QF
39
R16
36
R16
36
R32
24
R16
12
R128
2
1,511 24
16 Spain Conchita Martínez QF
286
W
191
SF
166
R16
134
QF
83
QF
75
R16
74
R32
68
R32
68
QF
68
QF
60
R16
56
R16
54
R16
50
R16
28
R32
26
R32
23
R28
1
1,516 22
17 Germany Anke Huber QF
346
SF
156
QF
149
SF
130
R64
96
QF
90
R16
69
R16
59
QF
53
R16
50
R16
36
R16
36
R16
30
R32
30
QF
30
R16
26
R16
22
R16
18
1,434 25
18 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario SF
330
SF
190
W
170
R16
154
SF
123
QF
98
QF
73
QF
65
R16
49
R64
46
R16
44
R64
34
R64
1
R32
1
R16
1
R16
1
R28
1
1,381 17
19 Russia Elena Likhovtseva SF
156
QF
151
R16
130
F
127
R32
82
R32
82
R16
79
QF
75
R16
73
R32
68
R16
61
QF
56
R16
54
R16
46
R16
41
R32
30
R16
28
R16
22
1,371 28
20 United States Amy Frazier W
171
SF
155
QF
139
SF
137
SF
104
R32
90
R64
72
R16
69
SF
69
R16
61
QF
60
SF
58
R64
46
R32
32
R32
32
R128
2
R56
1
R28
1
1,301 20
21 Romania Ruxandra Dragomir SF
254
F
223
SF
183
R16
132
R16
71
R32
65
R32
60
R64
42
R64
42
R16
41
R16
36
R32
30
R16
28
R32
24
R32
23
R16
18
R16
18
R56
1
1,296 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Greene (November 21, 1999). "Davenport wins season-ending Chase Championships". The Independent. 
  2. ^ "Davenport wins season-ending Chase Championships". Ocala Star-Banner. November 22, 1999. 
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (2000). ITF World of Tennis 2000. London: CollinsWillow. pp. 203–204. ISBN 9780002189460. 

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