2006 WTA Tour Championships

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2006 WTA Tour Championships
Date7 – 12 November
CategoryYear-end championships
Draw8S (round robin) / 4D
Prize money$3,000,000
LocationMadrid, Spain
VenueMadrid Arena
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur
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The 2006 WTA Tour Championships, also known as the Sony Ericsson Championships, was a women's round robin tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts at the Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain. It was the 36th edition of the year-end singles championships, the 31st edition of the year-end doubles championships, and was part of the 2006 WTA Tour. The tournament was held between 7 November and 12 November 2006. Fourth-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne won the singles event and earned $1,000,000 first-prize money as well as 525 ranking points. With her victory Henin-Hardenne secured her year-end No.1 ranking.[1][2][3]



Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated France Amélie Mauresmo, 6–4, 6–3.


United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3.


  1. ^ Paul Logothetis (12 November 2006). "Henin-Hardenne beats Mauresmo for first WTA Championships title". USA Today.
  2. ^ "Awesome Henin seals Madrid title". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 12 November 2006.
  3. ^ "Henin-Hardenne crowns a great year". edition.cnn.com. CNN. 12 November 2006.

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