2001 WTA Tour Championships

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2001 WTA Tour Championships
Date30 October - 4 November
CategoryYear-end championships
Prize money$3,000,000
LocationMunich, Germany
United States Serena Williams
United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Rennae Stubbs
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The 2001 WTA Tour Championships, also known by its sponsored name Sanex Championships, was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. It was the 31st edition of the year-end singles championships, the 26th edition of the year-end doubles championships, and was part of the 2001 WTA Tour. The tournament was held between 30 October and 4 November 2001. Seventh-seeded Serena Williams won the singles event after Lindsay Davenport defaulted the final due to a knee injury she sustained in her semifinal match.[1][2] Davenport's semifinal win ensured her the No.1 year-end ranking.[3] Williams earned $500,000 first-prize money as well as 390 ranking points.

Venus Williams and Martina Hingis had qualified for the tournament but withdrew due to injuries while Monica Seles refused to play in Germany, the country where she was stabbed in 1993.[4]



United States Serena Williams defeated United States Lindsay Davenport, walkover.

  • It was Williams's 1st WTA Championships title.


United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Rennae Stubbs defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / Russia Elena Likhovtseva, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3.


  1. ^ "Davenport withdraws in Munich". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 4 November 2001.
  2. ^ "Injured Davenport pulls out of final". Herald-Journal. AP. 5 November 2001.
  3. ^ Christopher Clarey (4 November 2001). "Tennis; No. 1 With a Shrug: Davenport Reaches Top". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Christopher Clarey (5 November 2001). "No. 1 Ranking Lacks Luster for Davenport as Injury Ends Season". The New York Times.

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