2009 WTA Premier tournaments

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The 2009 WTA Premier tournaments were 19 of the tennis tournaments on the 2009 WTA Tour. The WTA Tour is the elite tour for women's professional tennis. The WTA Premier tournaments all rank below the Grand Slam events and above the WTA International tournaments. They are divided into three levels: Premier Mandatory (Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Beijing), Premier 5 (Dubai, Roma, Cincinnati, Canada and Tokyo), and Premier (10 tournaments in Europe, United States and Australia).

Schedule[edit]

Premier Mandatory[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 March
(2 weeks)
BNP Paribas Open
United States Indian Wells, USA
Russia Vera Zvonareva
7–6(5), 6–2
Serbia Ana Ivanovic Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Dinara Safina
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Austria Sybille Bammer
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Vera Zvonareva

6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Israel Shahar Pe'er
23 March
(2 weeks)
Sony Ericsson Open
United States Miami, USA
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–1
United States Serena Williams United States Venus Williams
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
China Li Na
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
France Amélie Mauresmo

4–6, 6–1, [10–3]
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
United States Lisa Raymond
11 May Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Spain Madrid, Spain
Russia Dinara Safina
6–2, 6–4
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Switzerland Patty Schnyder
France Amélie Mauresmo
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
Serbia Jelena Janković
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Russia Vera Dushevina
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber

4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
United States Lisa Raymond
5 October China Open
China Beijing, China
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
6-2, 6-4
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska France Marion Bartoli
Russia Nadia Petrova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
China Peng Shuai
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
6-3 6-1
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Russia Ekaterina Makarova

Premier 5[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
16 February Barclays Dubai Tennis
Championships

United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE
United States Venus Williams
6–4, 6–2
France Virginie Razzano United States Serena Williams
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber

6–3, 6–3
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
4 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Italy Rome, Italy
Russia Dinara Safina
6–3, 6–2
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova United States Venus Williams
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Serbia Jelena Janković
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai

7–5, 7–6(5)
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Japan Ai Sugiyama
10 August W&S Financial Group Women's Open
United States Cincinnati, USA
Serbia Jelena Janković
6–4, 6–2
Russia Dinara Safina Italy Flavia Pennetta
Russia Elena Dementieva
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Austria Sybille Bammer
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber

6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
17 August Rogers Cup
Canada Toronto, Canada
Russia Elena Dementieva
6–4, 6–3
Russia Maria Sharapova Russia Alisa Kleybanova
United States Serena Williams
Serbia Jelena Janković
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Australia Samantha Stosur
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez

2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Australia Samantha Stosur
Australia Rennae Stubbs
28 September Toray Pan Pacific Open
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Russia Maria Sharapova
5–2 retired
Serbia Jelena Janković Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
China Li Na
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
France Marion Bartoli
Russia Alisa Kleybanova /
Italy Francesca Schiavone

6–4, 6–2
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová /
Japan Ai Sugiyama

Premier[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 January Medibank International Sydney
Australia Sydney, Australia
Russia Elena Dementieva
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Russia Dinara Safina United States Serena Williams
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
France Alizé Cornet
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai

6–0, 6–1
France Nathalie Dechy
Australia Casey Dellacqua
9 February Open GDF Suez
France Paris, France
France Amélie Mauresmo
7–6(7), 2–6, 6–4
Russia Elena Dementieva United States Serena Williams
Serbia Jelena Janković
France Émilie Loit
France Nathalie Dechy
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
France Alizé Cornet
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber

6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
United States Lisa Raymond
13 April Family Circle Cup
United States Charleston, USA
Germany Sabine Lisicki
6–2, 6–4
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Russia Elena Dementieva
France Marion Bartoli
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
France Virginie Razzano
Hungary Melinda Czink
Russia Elena Vesnina
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Russia Nadia Petrova

6–7(5), 6–2, [11–9]
Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
27 April Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–4, 6–3
Russia Dinara Safina Italy Flavia Pennetta
Russia Elena Dementieva
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Serbia Jelena Janković
Argentina Gisela Dulko
France Marion Bartoli
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Russia Nadia Petrova

5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
18 May Warsaw Open
Poland Warsaw, Poland
Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
7–6(3), 3–6, 6–0
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko United Kingdom Anne Keothavong
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Maria Sharapova
Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands

6-1, 6–1
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
15 June Aegon International
United Kingdom Eastbourne, UK
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
7–6(5), 7–5
France Virginie Razzano France Marion Bartoli
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Vera Dushevina
Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–4, 6–3
Australia Samantha Stosur
Australia Rennae Stubbs
27 July Bank of the West Classic
United States Stanford, USA
France Marion Bartoli
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
United States Venus Williams Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Elena Dementieva
United States Serena Williams
Serbia Jelena Janković
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Maria Sharapova
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams

6–4, 6–1
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Romania Monica Niculescu
3 August LA Women's Tennis Championships p/b Herbalife
United States Los Angeles, USA
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–4, 6–3
Australia Samantha Stosur Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Russia Maria Sharapova
China Zheng Jie
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Poland Urszula Radwańska
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Yan Zi

6–0, 4–6, [10–7]
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
24 August Pilot Pen Tennis p/b Schick
United States New Haven, USA
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–2, 6–4
Russia Elena Vesnina France Amélie Mauresmo
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
France Virginie Razzano
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez

6–2, 7–5
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
19 October Kremlin Cup
Russia Moscow, Russia
Italy Francesca Schiavone
6-3, 6-0
Belarus Olga Govortsova Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Vera Dushevina
Serbia Jelena Janković
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Nadia Petrova

6-2, 6-2
Russia Maria Kondratieva
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová

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