2006 WTA Tour

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2006 WTA Tour
Justine Henin-Hardenne finished the season at No. 1 by virtue of winning the WTA Tour Championships.
Justine Henin-Hardenne finished the season at No. 1 by virtue of winning the WTA Tour Championships.
Details
Duration January 2 - November 6
Edition 36th
Tournaments 61
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (10)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (17)
WTA Tier IV (14)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Belgium Justine Henin (6)
Most tournament finals Belgium Justine Henin (9)
Prize money leader Belgium Justine Henin ($4,204,810)
Points leader Belgium Justine Henin (3,998)
Awards
Player of the year France Amélie Mauresmo
Doubles Team of the year United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
Most improved player of the year Serbia Jelena Janković
Newcomer of the year Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Comeback player of the year Switzerland Martina Hingis
2005
2007

The 2006 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour was the 34th season since the founding of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 2, 2006, and concluded on November 12, 2006 after 61 events.

Justine Henin-Hardenne came out as the winner in a historic three-way battle for the No. 1 ranking at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships, beating out Sharapova and Mauresmo. The Belgian successfully defended her French Open title for her fifth Grand Slam title, and became the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1993 to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams and the WTA Tour Championships. Maria Sharapova won her second Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, to add to her Wimbledon trophy from 2004. Amélie Mauresmo won her maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open after a controversial retirement from Henin-Hardenne in the final. However, she later backed it up by winning a rematch with Henin-Hardenne in the Wimbledon final. She was the number one player in the world from March until the final event of the season.

Martina Hingis also made a successful return to the Tour, beginning her comeback at the Gold Coast event in January. She finished the season at No. 6 in the world and won the Tier I title at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.

Summary[edit]

Shortly before the beginning of the season former No. 1 Martina Hingis announced that she would return full-time to the tour for the start of the 2006 season, having already made an unsuccessful comeback attempt at an event in 2005.

Amélie Mauresmo won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, and followed it with her second at Wimbledon.

Amélie Mauresmo won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open after years of questions about her nerves and mental strength. However, her victory was marred by Henin-Hardenne's controversial retirement in the final due to stomach cramps. Defending champion Serena Williams lost in the third round to Daniela Hantuchová, with some commenting on the "extra weight" that she was carrying.[1] The loss was the beginning of a season of injury struggles for the American, which saw her at one point drop out of the top 100. In the doubles tournament, Yan Zi and Zheng Jie produced a historic win for Chinese tennis by becoming the first players to win a Grand Slam of any kind for the nation.[2] Martina Hingis won her first mixed doubles title with Mahesh Bhupathi.

Following the Australian Open Kim Clijsters ascended to the No. 1 position after Lindsay Davenport lost her finalist points. She held it until March when she lost her Indian Wells champion points, allowing Mauresmo to return to the position. The Frenchwoman held it until the final event of the season. Mauresmo had continued her strong start to the season with titles in Paris and Antwerp. Elena Dementieva won her biggest career title to that point in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Henin-Hardenne and Nadia Petrova won the Middle Eastern events in Dubai and Doha.

Maria Sharapova picked up her first title of the season in Indian Wells, beating Dementieva in the final. Svetlana Kuznetsova then won in Miami, her first Tier I title and second biggest overall, after a difficult 2005 season where she failed to back up her breakthrough in 2004 and dropped out the top 10.

The clay court season saw Hingis win in Rome for the biggest title of her comeback, but overall the period was dominated by Nadia Petrova, who went on an impressive 15-match winning streak, leading to titles in Amelia Island, Charleston and Berlin, beating Henin-Hardenne in the final of the latter. Her streak led to her being considered the favourite for the French Open title,[3] but she suffered an injury and thus bowed out in the first round. Henin-Hardenne eventually defended her title and won her fifth Grand Slam by beating Kuznetsova in the final. Czech teenager Nicole Vaidišová made headlines by reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal with victories over Amélie Mauresmo and Venus Williams. The doubles event was won by Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur, while Katarina Srebotnik took home the mixed doubles trophy with Nenad Zimonjić.

The third Grand Slam of the year at Wimbledon saw all top four seeds reach the semifinals for only the fifth time in 25 years.[4] Mauresmo and Henin advanced to the final, a rematch of their Australian Open final earlier in the season, with Mauresmo triumphant once more, becoming the first Frenchwoman in 81 years to win Wimbledon.[5] Defending champion Venus Williams fell to Jelena Janković, making this year the first since 1999 neither Williams sister featured in the Wimbledon women's singles final. Williams did however make the mixed doubles final, losing to Vera Zvonareva who won her second Grand Slam in mixed doubles, partnering Bob Bryan. Yan Zi and Zheng Jie also won their second Grand Slam titles in the women's doubles event.

Maria Sharapova won her second Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, and four other events throughout the year.

Serena Williams, Mary Pierce, Lindsay Davenport and Nadia Petrova all returned from injuries during the summer hardcourt season. Clijsters won her fourth Stanford title, before losing to Sharapova in the final of San Diego—the Russian's first ever victory over Clijsters.[6] Dementieva won the title in Los Angeles, beating Janković in the final. Janković's compatriot Ana Ivanovic went one further the next week in Montréal, and by winning the event over Hingis she became the U.S. Open Series champion for that year.[7] Sharapova eventually picked up the grand prize, taking the U.S. Open title over Henin-Hardenne in the final. Janković backed up her strong result in Los Angeles with her first Grand Slam semifinal. In the doubles tournament Nathalie Dechy and Vera Zvonareva won the title in only their fourth tournament as a team.[8] Tennis legend Martina Navratilova won the mixed doubles title and then announced her retirement from professional tennis.[9]

Sharapova continued her strong results following her U.S. Open title in the fall season, winning events in Zurich and Linz. Nadia Petrova won her fifth title of the season in Stuttgart, but lost to the Russian teenager Anna Chakvetadze in the Moscow final. Kuznetsova also enjoyed a successful fall, winning titles in Bali and Beijing, beating Mauresmo in the final of the latter.[10] Kim Clijsters returned at the end of the season, having missed her title defence at the U.S. Open,[11] and won the smaller event in Hasselt.

The season climaxed at the WTA Tour Championships with Mauresmo, Sharapova, Henin-Hardenne, Kuznetsova, Petrova, Clijsters, Dementieva and Hingis all qualifying for the event. The tournament saw a three-way battle for the No. 1 position between Mauresmo, Sharapova and Henin-Hardenne,[12] which was eventually decided when Henin-Hardenne beat Sharapova in the semifinal.[13] The Belgian went on to defeat Mauresmo in the final. In the doubles event French Open champions Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur triumphed, consolidating their position as the year-end No. 1 in women's doubles.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2006 WTA Tour schedule.[14]

Key[edit]

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

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 January Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
 United States
2–1
 Netherlands
Round Robin losers (Group A)
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Sweden
 Russia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
 Australia
 Argentina
 Germany
MAW Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
6–3, 6–4
Italy Flavia Pennetta Russia Dinara Safina
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
France Tatiana Golovin
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Russia Dinara Safina
United States Meghann Shaughnessy

6–2, 6–3
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Marion Bartoli
6–2, 6–2
Russia Vera Zvonareva Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi
Germany Julia Schruff
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Israel Tzipora Obziler
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Vera Zvonareva

6–3, 6–4
France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
9 January Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Italy Francesca Schiavone Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Nadia Petrova
Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic
United States Corina Morariu
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Richard Luton Properties International
Canberra, Australia
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/30Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 0–6, 6–4
South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong Israel Shahar Pe'er
Colombia Catalina Castaño
Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
Japan Aiko Nakamura
Germany Julia Schruff
Hungary Melinda Czink
Poland Marta Domachowska
Italy Roberta Vinci

7–6(5), 6–3
United Kingdom Claire Curran
Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
6–2, 6–1
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Italy Mara Santangelo
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
United States Laura Granville
United States Amy Frazier
United States Jill Craybas
France Émilie Loit
Australia Nicole Pratt

6–2, 6–1
United States Jill Craybas
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
16 January
23 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$6,137,580 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
France Amélie Mauresmo
6–1, 2–0 ret.
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne Russia Maria Sharapova
Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Lindsay Davenport
Russia Nadia Petrova
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Switzerland Martina Hingis
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie

2–6, 7–6(7), 6–3
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Switzerland Martina Hingis

6–3, 6–3
Canada Daniel Nestor
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
30 January Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Elena Dementieva
6–2, 6–0
Switzerland Martina Hingis Russia Maria Sharapova
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

6–2, 6–1
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 February Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Amélie Mauresmo
6–1, 7–6(2)
France Mary Pierce France Tatiana Golovin
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Dinara Safina
Russia Nadia Petrova
Russia Elena Dementieva
France Émilie Loit
France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Květa Peschke

7–6(5), 6–4
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Pattaya Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$170,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Israel Shahar Pe'er
6–3, 6–1
Croatia Jelena Kostanić Austria Sybille Bammer
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Hungary Melinda Czink
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Colombia Catalina Castaño
Finland Emma Laine
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian

3–6, 6–1, 7–6(5)
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
13 February Proximus Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Amélie Mauresmo
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Belgium Kim Clijsters Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Nadia Petrova
Russia Dinara Safina
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Dinara Safina
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

6–1, 6–1
France Stéphanie Foretz
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Sony Ericsson Bangalore Open
Bangalore, India
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Mara Santangelo
3–6, 7–6(5), 6–3
Croatia Jelena Kostanić United States Vania King
Hungary Melinda Czink
France Camille Pin
Ukraine Yuliana Fedak
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
South Africa Liezel Huber
India Sania Mirza

6–3, 6–3
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
Russia Elena Vesnina
20 February Dubai Duty Free Women's Open
Dubai, UAE
Tier II event
$1,000,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
7–5, 6–2
Russia Maria Sharapova Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Lindsay Davenport
France Amélie Mauresmo
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Italy Francesca Schiavone

3–6, 7–6(1), 6–3
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Nadia Petrova
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Poland Marta Domachowska United States Jill Craybas
United States Amy Frazier
United States Lilia Osterloh
United States Laura Granville
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
United States Shenay Perry
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

7–6(2), 6–3
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Copa Colsanitas Seguros Bolivar
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
7–6(3), 6–4
Italy Flavia Pennetta Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
United States Bethanie Mattek
Colombia Catalina Castaño
France Émilie Loit
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta

7–6(1), 6–1
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
27 February Qatar Ladies Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–3, 7–5
France Amélie Mauresmo Switzerland Martina Hingis
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Italy Roberta Vinci
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Germany Julia Schruff
China Li Na
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–4, 6–4
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$180,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/26Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–1, 4–6, 6–2
Italy Flavia Pennetta Estonia Maret Ani
France Émilie Loit
Spain María José Martínez
Spain Laura Pous Tió
Argentina Natalia Gussoni
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Meghann Shaughnessy

6–1, 6–3
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
France Émilie Loit

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 March
13 March
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Maria Sharapova
6–1, 6–2
Russia Elena Dementieva Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Russia Dinara Safina
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

6–2, 7–5
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
20 March
27 March
NASDAQ-100 Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$3,450,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–4, 6–3
Russia Maria Sharapova France Amélie Mauresmo
France Tatiana Golovin
Russia Nadia Petrova
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Russia Anastasia Myskina
China Zheng Jie
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

6–4, 7–5
South Africa Liezel Huber
United States Martina Navratilova

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 April Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–4, 6–4
Italy Francesca Schiavone Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
United States Jill Craybas
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

6–2, 6–4
South Africa Liezel Huber
India Sania Mirza
10 April Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Switzerland Patty Schnyder Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Russia Dinara Safina
France Nathalie Dechy
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Colombia Catalina Castaño
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
17 April Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Liège, Belgium, Hard (i)
Ettenheim, Germany, Clay (Red)
Valencia, Spain, Clay (Red)
Nancy, France, Clay (Red) (i)
Quarterfinal winners
 Belgium 3–2
 United States 3–2
 Spain 5–0
 Italy 4–1
Quarterfinal losers
 Russia
 Germany
 Austria
 France

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$600,000 - Clay (Red) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–2
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
United States Venus Williams
Serbia and Montenegro Ana Ivanovic
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Anastasia Myskina

6–3, 6–4
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
China Zheng Jie
6–7(5), 7–5 ret.
China Li Na Italy Flavia Pennetta
France Émilie Loit
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrášková
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Argentina Gisela Dulko
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian

6–2, 6–2
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
8 May Qatar Telecom German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne France Amélie Mauresmo
China Li Na
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Dinara Safina
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie

6–2, 6–3
Russia Elena Dementieva
Italy Flavia Pennetta
ECM Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Israel Shahar Pe'er
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Australia Samantha Stosur Estonia Kaia Kanepi
China Peng Shuai
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
France Émilie Loit
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
France Marion Bartoli
Israel Shahar Pe'er

6–4, 6–4
United States Ashley Harkleroad
United States Bethanie Mattek
15 May Telecom Italia Masters
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–2, 7–5
Russia Dinara Safina United States Venus Williams
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Janković
Italy Romina Oprandi
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama

3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Italy Francesca Schiavone
GP SAR La Princess Lalla Meryem
Rabat, Morocco
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/26Q/14D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Slovakia Martina Suchá China Yan Zi
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
Hungary Melinda Czink
France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Hana Šromová
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie

6–1, 6–3
United States Ashley Harkleroad
United States Bethanie Mattek
22 May Istanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
Tier III event
$200,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Israel Shahar Pe'er
1–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)
Russia Anastasia Myskina Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Colombia Catalina Castaño
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
Italy Mara Santangelo
Croatia Karolina Šprem
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova

6–2, 6–4
India Sania Mirza
Australia Alicia Molik
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/30Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová
7–6(7), 6–3
China Peng Shuai Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Janković
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Germany Martina Müller
Russia Elena Vesnina
China Li Na
China Zheng Jie
South Africa Liezel Huber
United States Martina Navratilova

6–2, 7–6(1)
Germany Martina Müller
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
29 May
5 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$6,747,626 - Clay (Red) - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–4, 6–4
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová
Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Venus Williams
Russia Dinara Safina
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

6–3, 6–2
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

6–3, 6–4
Canada Daniel Nestor
Russia Elena Likhovtseva

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 June DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$200,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Vera Zvonareva
7–6(12), 7–6(5)
United States Jamea Jackson Russia Maria Sharapova
United States Meilen Tu
Italy Mara Santangelo
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
France Marion Bartoli
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Serbia Jelena Janković
China Li Na

6–2, 6–4
United States Jill Craybas
South Africa Liezel Huber
19 June Hastings Direct Int'l Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$600,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
4–6, 6–1, 7–6(5)
Russia Anastasia Myskina Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Belgium Kim Clijsters
France Nathalie Dechy
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
France Amélie Mauresmo

6–2, 6–4
South Africa Liezel Huber
United States Martina Navratilova
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$175,000 - Grass - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
6–3, 6–4
Russia Dinara Safina Russia Elena Dementieva
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Serbia Jelena Janković
Argentina Paola Suárez
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie

3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Russia Maria Kirilenko
26 June
3 July
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$6,743,737 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
France Amélie Mauresmo
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne Russia Maria Sharapova
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Russia Elena Dementieva
France Séverine Brémond
China Li Na
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie

6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Israel Andy Ram
Russia Vera Zvonareva

6–3, 6–2
United States Bob Bryan
United States Venus Williams

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 July Fed Cup: Semifinals
Ostend, Belgium, Hard (i)
Zaragoza, Spain, Clay (Red)
Semifinal winners
 Belgium 4–1
 Italy 4–0
Semifinal losers
 United States
 Spain
17 July W&S Financial Group Women's Open
Cincinnati, United States
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Vera Zvonareva
6–2, 6–4
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Switzerland Patty Schnyder
United States Serena Williams
India Sania Mirza
France Marion Bartoli
Serbia Jelena Janković
United States Amy Frazier
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Argentina Gisela Dulko

6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Poland Marta Domachowska
India Sania Mirza
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/26Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–4
Italy Tathiana Garbin Italy Roberta Vinci
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Germany Julia Schruff
France Aravane Rezaï
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Italy Karin Knapp
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek

6–0, 6–0
Italy Alice Canepa
Italy Giulia Gabba
24 July Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–4, 6–2
Switzerland Patty Schnyder Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová
France Tatiana Golovin
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Australia Samantha Stosur
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Jill Craybas
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Israel Shahar Pe'er

6–1, 6–4
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/27Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Israel Anna Smashnova
6–1, 6–3
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Germany Martina Müller
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Colombia Catalina Castaño
Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Italy Romina Oprandi
Italy Sara Errani
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek

4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
31 July Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 56S/27Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Maria Sharapova
7–5, 7–5
Belgium Kim Clijsters Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Russia Elena Dementieva
France Mary Pierce
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–2, 6–2
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Meghann Shaughnessy

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 August JPMorgan Chase Open
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Elena Dementieva
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Serbia Jelena Janković Russia Maria Sharapova
United States Serena Williams
Russia Dinara Safina
United States Bethanie Mattek
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–3, 6–4
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
China Zheng Jie
6–4, 6–1
Russia Anastasia Myskina Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Slovakia Martina Suchá
Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
China Li Na
Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Slovakia Jarmila Gajdošová

0–6, 6–4, 6–2
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
14 August Rogers Cup
Montreal, Canada
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
6–2, 6–3
Switzerland Martina Hingis Russia Dinara Safina
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Australia Nicole Pratt
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Israel Shahar Pe'er
United States Martina Navratilova
Russia Nadia Petrova

6–1, 6–2
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
21 August Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–0, 1–0 ret.
United States Lindsay Davenport Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
France Amélie Mauresmo
France Marion Bartoli
Russia Elena Dementieva
Italy Mara Santangelo
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie

6–4, 6–2
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
Forest Hills Tennis Classic
Forest Hills, United States
Tier IV event
$74,800 - Hard - 16S
Singles Draw
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
1–6, 6–0, 6–4
Israel Anna Smashnova Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Russia Elena Vesnina
India Sania Mirza
Slovakia Martina Suchá
France Séverine Brémond
28 August
4 September
U.S. Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$8,332,000 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Russia Maria Sharapova
6–4, 6–4
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne France Amélie Mauresmo
Serbia Jelena Janković
Russia Dinara Safina
France Tatiana Golovin
Russia Elena Dementieva
United States Lindsay Davenport
France Nathalie Dechy
Russia Vera Zvonareva

7–6(5), 7–5
Russia Dinara Safina
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
United States Bob Bryan
United States Martina Navratilova

6–2, 6–3
Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Květa Peschke

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 September Fed Cup: Final
Charleroi, Belgium, Hard (i)
Zaragoza, Spain, Clay (Red)
 Italy
3–2
 Belgium
Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/11Q/13D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
7–5, 6–2
France Marion Bartoli United States Lindsay Davenport
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
France Séverine Brémond
Czech Republic Hana Šromová
Russia Olga Poutchkova
Hungary Melinda Czink
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu

6–3, 6–4
South Africa Natalie Grandin
Australia Trudi Musgrave
18 September China Open
Beijing, China
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–4, 6–0
France Amélie Mauresmo Serbia Jelena Janković
China Peng Shuai
United States Lindsay Davenport
Russia Nadia Petrova
Japan Ai Sugiyama
China Li Na
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–2, 6–4
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Russia Elena Vesnina
Sunfeast Open
Kolkata, India
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–0, 6–4
Russia Olga Poutchkova India Sania Mirza
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
France Aravane Rezaï
Italy Alberta Brianti
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
South Africa Liezel Huber
India Sania Mirza

6–4, 6–0
Ukraine Yulia Beygelzimer
Ukraine Yuliana Fedak
Banka Koper Slovenia Open
Portorož, Slovenia
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Austria Tamira Paszek
7–5, 6–1
Italy Maria Elena Camerin Italy Tathiana Garbin
France Émilie Loit
Slovakia Martina Suchá
Germany Martina Müller
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Slovakia Jarmila Gajdošová
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová

Walkover
Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
France Émilie Loit
25 September Fortis Championships Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
6–3, 6–2
Italy Francesca Schiavone Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Russia Elena Dementieva
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Dinara Safina
France Nathalie Dechy
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Italy Francesca Schiavone

2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
South Africa Liezel Huber
Guangzhou International Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
6–1, 6–4
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Serbia Jelena Janković
Israel Tzipora Obziler
Australia Alicia Molik
Russia Olga Poutchkova
China Chen Yanchong
China Li Na
China Li Na
China Sun Tiantian

6–4, 2–6, 7–5
United States Vania King
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships
Seoul, South Korea
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/27Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(3)
Japan Ai Sugiyama Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
France Marion Bartoli
India Sania Mirza
Argentina Paola Suárez
Japan Akiko Morigami
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–2, 6–3
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 October Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–3, 7–6(4)
France Tatiana Golovin Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Serbia Jelena Janković
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

6–3, 6–4
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Marion Bartoli
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
Japan Aiko Nakamura France Camille Pin
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Japan Junri Namigata
France Youlia Fedossova
United States Jamea Jackson
Japan Ai Sugiyama
United States Vania King
Croatia Jelena Kostanić

7–6(2), 5–7, 6–2
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
China Sun Tiantian
6–2, 6–4
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Olga Poutchkova
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
India Sania Mirza
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek

Walkover
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
9 October Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
6–4, 6–4
Russia Nadia Petrova Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová
Russia Elena Dementieva
France Amélie Mauresmo
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Maria Sharapova
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Italy Francesca Schiavone

6–4, 6–7(4), 6–1
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Russia Galina Voskoboeva
PTT Bangkok Open
Bangkok, Thailand
Tier III event
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Vania King
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn France Séverine Brémond
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Austria Sybille Bammer
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Japan Aiko Nakamura
United States Vania King
Croatia Jelena Kostanić

7–5, 2–6, 7–5
Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva
South Africa Natalie Grandin
16 October Zurich Open
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Maria Sharapova
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
France Amélie Mauresmo
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs

7–5, 7–5
South Africa Liezel Huber
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
23 October Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Maria Sharapova
7–5, 6–2
Russia Nadia Petrova Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Serbia Jelena Janković
Australia Samantha Stosur
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

6–3, 6–0
United States Corina Morariu
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
30 October Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Marion Bartoli
6–0, 6–0
Russia Olga Poutchkova France Séverine Brémond
United States Lilia Osterloh
Serbia Jelena Janković
Slovakia Martina Suchá
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
United States Shenay Perry
United States Laura Granville
United States Carly Gullickson

6–3, 6–4
United States Jill Craybas
Russia Alina Jidkova
Gaz de France Stars
Hasselt, Belgium
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Estonia Kaia Kanepi Russia Vera Zvonareva
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Germany Sandra Klösel
France Aravane Rezaï
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Italy Francesca Schiavone
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

6–2, 6–3
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Germany Jasmin Wöhr

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 November WTA Tour Championships
Madrid, Spain
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 8S (Round Robin)/4D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–4, 6–3
France Amélie Mauresmo Belgium Kim Clijsters
Russia Maria Sharapova
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Nadia Petrova
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Elena Dementieva
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur

3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs

Calendar and other changes[edit]

  • The French Open main draw began play on Sunday rather than the traditional Monday start, making it a 15-day tournament. Prize money between the men and women was also made equal for the first time.[15]
  • Two new events were created: the Bangalore Open in Bangalore, India, replacing the previous event held in Hyderabad; and the Anda Open in Tel Aviv, Israel—later cancelled due to the 2006 Lebanon War.[16]
  • The Advanta Championships was removed from the calendar.[16]
  • The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix was moved from its previous home of Filderstadt to Stuttgart.
  • The WTA Tour Championships were held in Madrid, Spain for the first time, having spent several years in Los Angeles. It stayed there for the 2007 season.
  • The four Grand Slam tournaments and Miami were made into mandatory events, meaning all players that qualified by ranking had to play them or they received a "zero-pointer" on their ranking.
  • Prize money of the standard Tiers was raised slightly: Tier I was now $40,000 higher, Tier II was $15,000 higher, and Tier III and IV both $5,000 higher.[16]
  • The previous Tier V category was completely abolished.[16]
  • Bonus points, where previously a player could receive extra points in addition to their round points depending on the ranking of the opponent they beat, were also abolished.[17]
  • Also in 2006, the WTA began experimenting with on-court coaching, allowing players to call their coach onto the court for advice between sets. It was tested in five events during 2006, and continued in the 2007 season.[18]
  • Electronic line calling, or "Hawk-Eye", was premiered during the season. The Sony Ericsson Open was the first event to utilise the new technology.[19] Later that year, the U.S. Open became the first Grand Slam to use it. It has since been used in every Grand Slam tournament except the French Open (the ball leaves a mark on the clay, therefore it is not thought to be necessary.)

Statistics[edit]

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •  Russia - 18 (Tokyo, Indian Wells, Miami, Amelia Island, Charleston, Berlin, Birmingham, Cincinnati, San Diego, Los Angeles, U.S. Open, Bali, Beijing, Guangzhou, Stuttgart, Moscow, Zurich and Linz)
  •  Belgium - 9 (Sydney, Dubai, Warsaw, French Open, Eastbourne, Stanford, New Haven, Hasselt and WTA Tour Championships)
  •  France - 7 (Auckland, Australian Open, Paris, Antwerp, Wimbledon, Tokyo and Quebec City)
  •  Israel - 4 (Pattaya City, Prague, Istanbul and Budapest)
  •  China - 3 (Estoril, Stockholm and Tashkent)
  •  Spain - 3 (Canberra, Bogotá and Palermo)
  •  United States - 3 (Rabat, Forest Hills and Bangkok)
  •  Czech Republic - 2 (Gold Coast and Strasbourg)
  •  Netherlands - 2 (Hobart and 's-Hertogenbosch)
  •   Switzerland - 2 (Rome and Kolkata)
  •  Austria - 1 (Portoroz)
  •  Germany - 1 (Acapulco)
  •  Greece - 1 (Seoul)
  •  Italy - 1 (Bangalore)
  •  Serbia - 1 (Montréal)
  •  Sweden - 1 (Memphis)
  •  Ukraine - 1 (Luxembourg)

Rankings[edit]

Below are the 2006 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[20]
No Player Name Points 2005 Change
1  Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 3,998 6 +5
2  Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3,532 4 +2
3  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 3,391 3 =
4  Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2,523 18 +14
5  Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2,215 2 -3
6  Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2,189 9 +3
7  Martina Hingis (SUI) 2,018 NR N/A
8  Elena Dementieva (RUS) 1,875 8 =
9  Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1,578 7 -2
10  Nicole Vaidišová (CZE) 1,391 15 +5
11  Dinara Safina (RUS) 1,390 20 +9
12  Jelena Janković (SRB) 1,211 22 +10
13  Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 1,144 33 +20
14  Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 1,053 16 +2
15  Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1,032 13 -2
16  Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 1,000 14 -2
17  Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 986 19 +2
18  Marion Bartoli (FRA) 951 40 +22
19  Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 922 21 +2
20  Shahar Pe'er (ISR) 894 45 +25
Doubles Year-end Ranking[21]
No Player Name Points 2005 Change
1  Lisa Raymond (USA) 3,858 3 +2
 Samantha Stosur (AUS) 3,858 2 +1
3  Zheng Jie (CHN) 2,996 30 +27
4  Yan Zi (CHN) 2,996 31 +27
5  Cara Black (ZIM) 2,516 1 -4
6  Rennae Stubbs (AUS) 2,501 5 -1
7  Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 2,242 25 +18
8  Květa Peschke (CZE) 2,193 16 +8
9  Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 2,094 34 +25
10  Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) 2,076 4 -6
11  Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 1,799 11 =
12  Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1,772 14 +2
13  Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 1,766 13 =
14  Paola Suárez (ARG) 1,742 17 +3
15  Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 1,663 19 +4
16  Dinara Safina (RUS) 1,632 28 +12
17  Liezel Huber (RSA) 1,593 6 -11
18  Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 1,524 10 -8
19  Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 1,315 20 +1
20  Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1,277 103 +83

See also[edit]

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