2015 WTA Tour
Serena Williams won five titles, including three Grand Slams, to finish the year at No. 1 for the fifth time.
|Duration||4 January – 8 November 2015|
Grand Slam (4) |
WTA Elite Trophy
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Premier (12)
WTA International (32)
|Most tournament titles||Serena Williams (5)|
|Most tournament finals||Karolína Plíšková (6)|
|Prize money leader||
Serena Williams |
|Points leader||Serena Williams (9,945)|
|Player of the year||Serena Williams|
|Doubles Team of the year||
Martina Hingis |
|Most improved |
player of the year
|Newcomer of the year||Daria Gavrilova|
player of the year
The 2015 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2015 tennis season. The 2015 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF), and the year-end championships (the WTA Finals and the WTA Elite Trophy). Also included in the 2015 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which is organized by the ITF and does not distribute ranking points.
- 1 Schedule
- 2 Statistical information
- 3 WTA rankings
- 4 Prize money leaders
- 5 Statistics leaders
- 6 Points distribution
- 7 Awards
- 8 Retirements
- 9 Comebacks
- 10 Awards
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
This is the complete schedule of events on the 2015 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|WTA Premier Mandatory|
|WTA Premier 5|
|Week of||Tournament||Champions||Runners-up||Semifinalists||Round Robin|
|November 2||WTA Elite Trophy
$2,150,000 – Hard – 12S (RR)/6D (RR)
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
| Venus Williams
|Karolína Plíšková|| Roberta Vinci
| Madison Keys|
Carla Suárez Navarro
Anna Karolína Schmiedlová(Alt)
| Liang Chen
| Anabel Medina Garrigues|
Arantxa Parra Santonja
|November 14–15||Fed Cup Final
Prague, Czech Republic – Hard (i)
| Czech Republic
These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 2015 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the Tournament of Champions), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), and the WTA International tournaments. The players/nations are sorted by: 1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation); 2) cumulated importance of those titles (one Grand Slam win equalling two Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 wins, one year-end championships win equalling one-and-a-half Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win, one Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win equalling two Premier wins, one Premier win equalling two International wins); 3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy; 4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|WTA Premier Mandatory|
|WTA Premier 5|
Titles won by player
Titles won by nation
|19||United States (USA)||3||2||1||1||1||2||1||3||2||3||9||9||1|
|12||Czech Republic (CZE)||2||1||1||3||2||1||2||5||7||0|
|5||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||1||4||0||5||0|
|1||Great Britain (GBR)||1||1||0||0|
The following players won their first main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:
The following players defended a main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:
Top 10 entry
The following players entered the top 10 for the first time in their careers:
These are the WTA rankings of the top 20 singles players, doubles players, and the top 10 doubles teams on the WTA Tour, at the current date of the 2015 season. Players with a gold background qualified for the WTA Finals.
Number 1 ranking
|Holder||Date Gained||Date Forfeited|
|Serena Williams (USA)||Year-End 2014||Held Through The Entirety of 2015|
2015 WTA Finals due to injuryTeam has withdrawn for the
‡Change since previous week's rankings
Number 1 ranking
|Holder||Date gained||Date forfeited|
| Sara Errani (ITA)
Roberta Vinci (ITA)
|Year-end 2014||12 April 2015|
|Sania Mirza (IND)||13 April 2015||Year-end 2015|
Prize money leaders
|1||Serena Williams (USA)||$10,582,642||$0||$0||$10,582,642|
|2||Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)||$4,168,418||$329,890||$0||$4,498,308|
|3||Flavia Pennetta (ITA)||$4,174,427||$231,578||$0||$4,406,005|
|4||Agnieszka Radwańska (POL)||$4,102,293||$0||$0||$4,102,293|
|5||Maria Sharapova (RUS)||$3,949,284||$0||$0||$3,949,284|
|6||Simona Halep (ROU)||$3,890,231||$22,896||$5,000||$3,918,127|
|7||Petra Kvitová (CZE)||$3,038,722||$0||$0||$3,038,722|
|8||Lucie Šafářová (CZE)||$2,195,988||$750,273||$0||$2,946,261|
|9||Venus Williams (USA)||$2,404,419||$0||$0||$2,404,419|
|10||Roberta Vinci (ITA)||$2,220,284||$89,537||$0||$2,309,821|
The points distribution was mostly the same for the 2015 season. Main draw rounds usually give a little less points, but there is no change for the champion (W). Points for qualifying rounds (Q) have changed in both directions depending on the tournament category. Points earned in 2014 retain their value until they expire after 52 weeks. What changed are the distribution of points for the WTA Finals and WTA Elite Trophy.
|Grand Slam (S)||2000||1300||780||430||240||130||70||10||40||30||20||2|
|Grand Slam (D)||2000||1300||780||430||240||130||10||–||40||–||–||–|
|WTA Finals (S)||1500*||1050*||690*||(+70 per Round Robin Match; +160 per Round Robin Win)|
|WTA Finals (D)||1500*||1050*||690*||(+70 per Round Robin Match; +160 per Round Robin Win)|
|WTA Premier Mandatory (96S)||1000||650||390||215||120||65||35||10||30||–||20||2|
|WTA Premier Mandatory (64/60S)||1000||650||390||215||120||65||10||–||30||–||20||2|
|WTA Premier Mandatory (28/32D)||1000||650||390||215||120||10||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|WTA Premier 5 (56S,64Q)||900||585||350||190||105||60||1||–||30||22||15||1|
|WTA Premier 5 (56/54S,48/32Q)||900||585||350||190||105||60||1||–||30||–||20||1|
|WTA Premier 5 (28D)||900||585||350||190||105||1||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|WTA Premier 5 (16D)||900||585||350||190||1||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|WTA Elite Trophy (S)||700*||440*||240*||(+40 per Round Robin Match; +80 per Round Robin Win)|
|WTA Premier (56S)||470||305||185||100||55||30||1||–||25||–||13||1|
|WTA Premier (32S)||470||305||185||100||55||1||–||–||25||18||13||1|
|WTA Premier (16D)||470||305||185||100||1||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|WTA International (32S,32Q)||280||180||110||60||30||1||–||–||18||14||10||1|
|WTA International (32S,16Q)||280||180||110||60||30||1||–||–||18||–||12||1|
|WTA International (16D)||280||180||110||60||1||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
* Assumes undefeated Round Robin match record.
Player of the Month
|January||Serena Williams||United States|
|March||Serena Williams (2)||United States|
|May||Serena Williams (3)||United States|
|June||Serena Williams (4)||United States|
Shot of the Month
|May||Agnieszka Radwańska (2)||Poland|
|August||Simona Halep (2)||Romania|
|September||Agnieszka Radwańska (3)||Poland|
|October||Agnieszka Radwańska (4)||Poland|
Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WTA Rankings top 100 (singles) or (doubles) for at least one week) who announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2015 season:
|List of Retirements|
Following are notable players who will come back after retirements during the 2015 WTA Tour season:
|List of Comebacks|
|List of Awards Winners|
|Player of the Year||Serena Williams||United States|
|Doubles Team of the Year||Martina Hingis
| Switzerland |
|Newcomer of the Year||Daria Gavrilova||Russia|
|Most Improved Player||Timea Bacsinszky||Switzerland|
|Most Improved Player||Venus Williams||United States|
|Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award||Petra Kvitová||Czech Republic|
|Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award||Lucie Šafářová||Czech Republic|
|Fan Favorite Player||Agnieszka Radwańska||Poland|
|Fan Favorite WTA Match of the Year||Agnieszka Radwańska def.
| Poland |
|Fan Favorite Grand Slam Match of the Year||Victoria Azarenka def.
| Belarus |
|Fan Favorite Shot Of The Year||Agnieszka Radwańska||Poland|
|Premier Mandatory Tournament of the Year||BNP Paribas Open||United States|
|Premier 5 Tournament of the Year||Dubai Tennis Championships||United Arab Emirates|
|International Tournament of the Year (Americas)||Abierto Mexicano Telcel||Mexico|
|International Tournament of the Year (Asia/Pacific)||ASB Classic||New Zealand|
|International Tournament of the Year (Europe/Middle East)||Swedish Open||Sweden|
- WTA Tour
- 2015 ATP World Tour
- 2015 WTA 125K series
- Women's Tennis Association
- 2015 ITF Women's Circuit
- 2015 Fed Cup
- 2015 WTA Finals
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