WTA Tier IV tournaments

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The WTA Tier IV tournaments were Women's Tennis Association tennis fourth-level tournaments held from 1988 until 2008 season. The line-up of events varied over the years, with tournaments being promoted, demoted or cancelled. The series resulted from a reform of the WTA tour in 1988, offering more prize money for winners. Some of the tournaments became Tier V events between 1988 and 1992 and later from 2001 to 2005 before being integrated back into Tier IV.

From 2009 WTA Tour, WTA changed the tournament categories, so that most of the Tier III and Tier IV tournaments from 2008 were in one category, WTA International tournaments.


Tournament Also currently known as City(s) Country A Court surface Tier IV in Years
Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome  Italy Clay 1988 1
Zurich Zurich Open Zurich   Switzerland Hard (i) 1988 1
Hamburg Rexona Cup Hamburg  Germany Clay 1988–1989 2
New Jersey United Jersey Bank Classic Mahwah, NJ  United States Hard 1988–1989 2
Newport Virginia Slims of Newport Newport, RI  United States Grass 1988–1989 2
San Antonio Pilot Pen Tennis San Antonio, TX  United States Hard 1988–1989 2
San Diego San Diego Open San Diego, CA  United States Hard 1988–1989 2
Sydney Medibank International Sydney Sydney  Australia Grass (1988)
Hard (1989)
1988–1989 2
Tampa Eckerd Open Tampa, FL  United States Clay 1988–1989 2
Puerto Rico Open Honda Classic San Juan (1988–1989, 1991–1993)
Dorado (1990)
 Puerto Rico Hard 1988–1993 6
Kansas Avon Championships of Kansas Wichita, KS  United States Hard 1990 1
Albuquerque Virginia Slims of Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM  United States Hard 1989–1991 1


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