2001 WTA Tour Championships
|2001 WTA Tour Championships|
|Date||30 October - 4 November|
|Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs|
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. Davenport's semifinal win ensured her the No.1 year-end ranking. Williams earned $500,000 first-prize money as well as 390 ranking points.
- It was Williams's 1st WTA Championships title.
- "Davenport withdraws in Munich". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 4 November 2001.
- "Injured Davenport pulls out of final". Herald-Journal. AP. 5 November 2001.
- Christopher Clarey (4 November 2001). "Tennis; No. 1 With a Shrug: Davenport Reaches Top". The New York Times.
- Christopher Clarey (5 November 2001). "No. 1 Ranking Lacks Luster for Davenport as Injury Ends Season". The New York Times.
- WTA Championships draw (PDF)