2016 WTA Premier tournaments

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The 2016 WTA Premier tournaments are 21 of the tennis tournaments on the 2016 WTA Tour. The WTA Tour is the elite tour for women's professional tennis. The WTA Premier tournaments are divided into three levels, which all rank below the Grand Slam events and above the WTA International tournaments.

Schedule[edit]

Premier Mandatory[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 March
(2 weeks)
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, US
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–4, 6–4
United States Serena Williams Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
Russia Daria Kasatkina
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States Coco Vandeweghe

4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Germany Julia Görges
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
21 March
(2 weeks)
Miami Open
Miami, US
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–2
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Germany Angelique Kerber
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Romania Simona Halep
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
United States Madison Keys
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová

6–3, 6–4
Hungary Tímea Babos
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
2 May Mutua Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
Romania Simona Halep
6–4, 6–2
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková United States Louisa Chirico
Australia Samantha Stosur
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Australia Daria Gavrilova
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Patricia Maria Țig
France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic

6–4, 6–4
Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
3 October China Open
Beijing, China
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
6–4, 6–2
United Kingdom Johanna Konta Ukraine Elina Svitolina
United States Madison Keys
Australia Daria Gavrilova
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
China Zhang Shuai
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová

6–4, 6–4
France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic

Premier 5[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
22 February Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko Germany Andrea Petkovic
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
China Zheng Saisai
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Italy Roberta Vinci
Russia Elena Vesnina
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan

6–3, 6–3
Italy Sara Errani
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
9 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
United States Serena Williams
7–6(7–5), 6–3
United States Madison Keys Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Japan Misaki Doi
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza

6–1, 6–7(5–7), [10–3]
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
25 July Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
Romania Simona Halep
7–6(7–2), 6–3
United States Madison Keys Slovakia Kristína Kučová
Germany Angelique Kerber
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina

6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Romania Simona Halep
Romania Monica Niculescu
15 August Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, US
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
6–3, 6–1
Germany Angelique Kerber Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Romania Simona Halep
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Hungary Tímea Babos
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová

7–5, 6–4
Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Coco Vandeweghe
26 September Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
6–1, 6–1
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková Romania Simona Halep
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
United States Madison Keys
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová

6–1, 6–4
India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová

Premier[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 January Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–1
Germany Angelique Kerber United States Samantha Crawford
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Italy Roberta Vinci
Germany Andrea Petkovic
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
United States Varvara Lepchenko
Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza

7–5, 6–1
Germany Angelique Kerber
Germany Andrea Petkovic
11 January Apia International Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–0, 6–2
Puerto Rico Monica Puig Romania Simona Halep
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Italy Sara Errani
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Australia Samantha Stosur
Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza

1–6, 7–5, [10–5]
France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic
8 February St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
St. Petersburg, Russia
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–3
Switzerland Belinda Bencic Russia Daria Kasatkina
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
Hungary Tímea Babos
Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza

6–3, 6–1
Russia Vera Dushevina
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
15 February Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, UAE
Italy Sara Errani
6–0, 6–2
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová France Caroline Garcia
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Germany Andrea Petkovic
United States Madison Brengle
United States Coco Vandeweghe
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Croatia Darija Jurak

6–4, 6–4
France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic
4 April Family Circle Cup
Charleston, US
United States Sloane Stephens
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Russia Elena Vesnina Germany Angelique Kerber
Italy Sara Errani
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Germany Laura Siegemund
France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic

6–2, 7–5
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
18 April Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
Germany Angelique Kerber
6–4, 6–0
Germany Laura Siegemund Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Italy Roberta Vinci
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic

2–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
13 June Aegon Classic
Birmingham, UK
United States Madison Keys
6–3, 6–4
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová United States Coco Vandeweghe
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Germany Angelique Kerber
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová

6–3, 7–6{7–1)
United States Vania King
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
20 June Aegon International
Eastbourne, UK
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
7–5, 6–3
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Puerto Rico Monica Puig
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
France Kristina Mladenovic
Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Croatia Darija Jurak
Australia Anastasia Rodionova

5–7, 7–6(7–4), [10–6]
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
18 July Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, US
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
7–5, 5–7, 6–2
United States Venus Williams United States Alison Riske
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
United States Catherine Bellis
United States Coco Vandeweghe
China Zheng Saisai
Japan Misaki Doi
United States Raquel Atawo
United States Abigail Spears

6–3, 6–4
Croatia Darija Jurak
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
22 August Connecticut Open
New Haven, US
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Ukraine Elina Svitolina Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Sweden Johanna Larsson
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
Italy Roberta Vinci
India Sania Mirza
Romania Monica Niculescu

7–5, 6–4
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
19 September Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
7–5, 6–3
Japan Naomi Osaka Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Poland Magda Linette
Puerto Rico Monica Puig
India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová

6–1, 6–1
China Liang Chen
China Yang Zhaoxuan
17 October Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–2, 6–1
Australia Daria Gavrilova Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Germany Julia Görges
Hungary Tímea Babos
Croatia Ana Konjuh
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká

4–6, 6–0, [10–7]
Australia Daria Gavrilova
Russia Daria Kasatkina