2019 WTA Tour

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2019 WTA Tour
Details
Duration31 December 2018 – 3 November 2019
Edition49th
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Finals
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Premier (12)
WTA International (32)
WTA Elite Trophy
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesCzech Republic Karolína Plíšková (4)
Most tournament finalsCzech Republic Karolína Plíšková (5)
Prize money leaderCanada Bianca Andreescu ($6,060,585)
Points leaderAustralia Ashleigh Barty (5,476)
2018
2020
Naomi Osaka won her second consecutive Grand Slam title at the Australian Open and took over the WTA no. 1 singles ranking, the first Asian player ever to take the top spot. Ashleigh Barty won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open and soon afterwards overtook Osaka to become No. 1. Simona Halep won her second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, the first Romanian tennis player to win there. Bianca Andreescu won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open, defeating Serena Williams in the final. She became the first Canadian player, as well as the first player born in the 2000s, to win a Grand Slam title.

The 2019 WTA Tour is the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2019 tennis season. The 2019 WTA Tour calendar is composed of 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 Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy). The Hopman Cup, organized by the ITF,[citation needed] also is included but does not distribute ranking points.[1]

The WTA have announced that a shot clock will be used at all Premier events. Players will have a minute to get on court, five minutes to warm up, and one minute to start the match. The time allotted to players in between points has been increased from 20 to 25 seconds. Finally, players are allowed only one toilet break in a match.[2]

Schedule[edit]

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2019 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International
Team events

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
December 31 Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Switzerland
2–1
 Germany
Round robin (Group A)
 Australia
 Spain
 France
Round robin (Group B)
 Greece
 Great Britain
 United States
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$1,000,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko Croatia Donna Vekić
Japan Naomi Osaka
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Australia Ajla Tomljanović
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
6–1, 6–1
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Shenzhen Open
Shenzhen, China
WTA International
$750,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
United States Alison Riske China Wang Yafan
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Russia Maria Sharapova
Romania Monica Niculescu
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
China Peng Shuai
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6–4, 6–3
China Duan Yingying
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Julia Görges
2–6, 7–5, 6–1
Canada Bianca Andreescu Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
United States Venus Williams
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
United States Amanda Anisimova
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
United States Sofia Kenin
1–6, 6–1, [10–7]
New Zealand Paige Mary Hourigan
United States Taylor Townsend
January 7 Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
$823,000 – Hard – 30S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
1–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Australia Ashleigh Barty Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Belgium Elise Mertens
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Germany Angelique Kerber
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Japan Eri Hozumi
Poland Alicja Rosolska
Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Sofia Kenin
6–3, 6–0
Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová France Alizé Cornet
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Belgium Greet Minnen
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
January 14
January 21
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
A$28,814,100 – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
Japan Naomi Osaka
7–6(7–2), 5–7, 6–4
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
United States Danielle Collins
United States Serena Williams
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Australia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai
6–3, 6–4
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
United States Rajeev Ram
7–6(7–3), 6–1
Australia Astra Sharma
Australia John-Patrick Smith
January 28 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WTA Premier
$823,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Croatia Donna Vekić Russia Vera Zvonareva
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
7–5, 7–5
Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Thailand Open
Hua Hin, Thailand
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
6–2, 2–6, 7–6(7–3)
Australia Ajla Tomljanović Poland Magda Linette
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
China Wang Yafan
China Zheng Saisai
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Monica Niculescu
2–6, 6–1, [12–10]
Russia Anna Blinkova
China Wang Yafan

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 4 Fed Cup Quarterfinals
Ostrava, Czech Republic – Hard (i)
Liège, Belgium – Hard (i)
Braunschweig, Germany – Hard (i)
Asheville, United States – Hard (i)
Quarterfinals winners
Quarterfinals losers
February 11 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier
$916,131 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Belgium Elise Mertens
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Romania Simona Halep Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Germany Angelique Kerber
Germany Julia Görges
Czech Republic Karolína Muchová
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
6–1, 3–6, [10–6]
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
February 18 Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier 5
$2,828,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–4
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Hungarian Ladies Open
Budapest, Hungary
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
1–6, 7–5, 6–2
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
France Pauline Parmentier
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]
Hungary Fanny Stollár
United Kingdom Heather Watson
February 25 Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
China Wang Yafan
2–6, 6–3, 7–5
United States Sofia Kenin Croatia Donna Vekić
Canada Bianca Andreescu
Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
China Zheng Saisai
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
China Zheng Saisai

6–1, 6–2
United States Desirae Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 4
March 11
Indian Wells Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$9,035,428 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Canada Bianca Andreescu
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Germany Angelique Kerber Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
United States Venus Williams
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka

6–3, 6–2
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
March 18
March 25
Miami Open
Miami, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$9,035,428 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
7–6(7–1), 6–3
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Romania Simona Halep
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
China Wang Qiang
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka

7–6(7–5), 6–2
Australia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 1 Charleston Open
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$823,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Madison Keys
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Puerto Rico Monica Puig
Croatia Petra Martić
United States Sloane Stephens
United States Danielle Collins
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Greece Maria Sakkari
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Poland Alicja Rosolska
7–6(9–7), 6–2
Russia Irina Khromacheva
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
6–1, 3–1 ret.
Belarus Victoria Azarenka Germany Angelique Kerber
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
United States Sachia Vickery
France Kristina Mladenovic
United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Jessica Moore
April 8 Ladies Open Lugano
Lugano, Switzerland
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Poland Iga Świątek Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
France Fiona Ferro
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Belarus Vera Lapko
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Romania Andreea Mitu
1–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Amanda Anisimova
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Australia Astra Sharma Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Colombia María Camila Osorio Serrano
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
Italy Sara Errani
Australia Zoe Hives
Australia Astra Sharma
6–1, 6–2
United States Hayley Carter
United States Ena Shibahara
April 15 Fed Cup Semifinals
Rouen, France – Clay (Red) (i)
Brisbane, Australia – Hard
Semifinals winners
Semifinals losers
April 22 Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
$886,077 – Clay (Red) (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Estonia Anett Kontaveit Japan Naomi Osaka
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Croatia Donna Vekić
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Germany Angelique Kerber
Germany Mona Barthel
Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
İstanbul Cup
İstanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Croatia Petra Martić
1–6, 6–4, 6–1
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
France Kristina Mladenovic
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–1, 6–0
Chile Alexa Guarachi
United States Sabrina Santamaria
April 29 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–4
Czech Republic Karolína Muchová Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
United States Bernarda Pera
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Germany Tamara Korpatsch
China Wang Qiang
Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva
Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Morocco Open
Rabat, Morocco
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Greece Maria Sakkari
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
United Kingdom Johanna Konta Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
Australia Ajla Tomljanović
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
7–5, 6–1
Spain Georgina García Pérez
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 6 Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
$7,021,128 – Clay (Red) – 64S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
6–4, 6–4
Romania Simona Halep Switzerland Belinda Bencic
United States Sloane Stephens
Japan Naomi Osaka
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Croatia Petra Martić
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová

6–3, 6–1
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
May 13 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$3,452,538 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
6–3, 6–4
United Kingdom Johanna Konta Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Greece Maria Sakkari
Japan Naomi Osaka
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
France Kristina Mladenovic
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Australia Ashleigh Barty
4–6, 6–0, [10–3]
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
May 20 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
6–4, 5–7, 7–6(7–3)
France Caroline Garcia France Chloé Paquet
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Australia Daria Gavrilova
Ukraine Marta Kostyuk
France Fiona Ferro
Puerto Rico Monica Puig
Australia Daria Gavrilova
Australia Ellen Perez
6–4, 6–3
China Duan Yingying
China Han Xinyun
Nuremberg Cup
Nürnberg, Germany
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam
Serbia Nina Stojanović
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
United States Madison Brengle
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–5]
Canada Sharon Fichman
United States Nicole Melichar
May 27
June 3
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
€19,991,500 – Clay (Red)
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–1, 6–3
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová United States Amanda Anisimova
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
United States Madison Keys
Romania Simona Halep
United States Sloane Stephens
Croatia Petra Martić
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–2, 6–3
China Duan Yingying
China Zheng Saisai
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Croatia Ivan Dodig
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Croatia Mate Pavić

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 10 Nottingham Open
Nottingham, United Kingdom
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
France Caroline Garcia
2–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Croatia Donna Vekić United States Jennifer Brady
Germany Tatjana Maria
Romania Elena-Gabriela Ruse
Greece Maria Sakkari
Australia Ajla Tomljanović
France Kristina Mladenovic
United States Desirae Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
7–6(7–5), 7–5
Australia Ellen Perez
Australia Arina Rodionova
Rosmalen Grass Court Championships
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Alison Riske
0–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5
Netherlands Kiki Bertens Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Belgium Greet Minnen
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
7–5, 6–3
Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
June 17 Birmingham Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
$1,006,263 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–3, 7–5
Germany Julia Görges Croatia Petra Martić
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
United States Venus Williams
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [10–8]
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Mallorca Open
Santa Ponsa, Spain
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Sofia Kenin
6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Switzerland Belinda Bencic Germany Angelique Kerber
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
France Caroline Garcia
United States Amanda Anisimova
Belgium Elise Mertens
China Wang Yafan
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
6–2, 6–4
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
June 24 Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
$998,712 – Grass – 56S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
6–1, 6–4
Germany Angelique Kerber Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
France Alizé Cornet
Romania Simona Halep
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 1
July 8
Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
£17,984,000 – Grass
128S/128Q/64D/48X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
Romania Simona Halep
6–2, 6–2
United States Serena Williams Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
United States Alison Riske
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
Czech Republic Karolína Muchová
China Zhang Shuai
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–2, 6–4
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
Croatia Ivan Dodig
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
6–2, 6–3
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
July 15 Bucharest Open
Bucharest, Romania
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
6–2, 6–0
Romania Patricia Maria Țig Germany Laura Siegemund
Italy Martina Di Giuseppe
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Romania Jaqueline Cristian
Romania Elena-Gabriela Ruse
Ladies Open Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
France Fiona Ferro
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
France Alizé Cornet Germany Tamara Korpatsch
United States Bernarda Pera
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva
Australia Samantha Stosur
China Han Xinyun
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Russia Yana Sizikova
6–2, 6–4
Australia Monique Adamczak
China Han Xinyun
July 22 Baltic Open
Jūrmala, Latvia
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Poland Katarzyna Kawa Russia Anastasia Potapova
United States Bernarda Pera
Romania Irina Bara
Romania Patricia Maria Țig
Serbia Nina Stojanović
France Chloé Paquet
Canada Sharon Fichman
Serbia Nina Stojanović
2–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–6]
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Palermo International
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Netherlands Kiki Bertens Spain Paula Badosa
Russia Liudmila Samsonova
Italy Jasmine Paolini
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
France Fiona Ferro
Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam
Sweden Cornelia Lister
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
7–6(7–2), 6–2
Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
July 29 Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, United States
WTA Premier
$876,183 – Hard – 28S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
China Zheng Saisai
6−3, 7−6(7−3)
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka Greece Maria Sakkari
Croatia Donna Vekić
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
United States Amanda Anisimova
United States Kristie Ahn
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke

6−4, 6−4
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
Washington Open
Washington D.C., United States
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Jessica Pegula
6–2, 6–2
Italy Camila Giorgi United States Caty McNally
Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
United States Lauren Davis
France Kristina Mladenovic
United States Cori Gauff
United States Caty McNally
6–2, 6–2
United States Maria Sanchez
Hungary Fanny Stollár

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 5 Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
WTA Premier 5
$2,830,000– Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Canada Bianca Andreescu
3–1 ret.
United States Serena Williams United States Sofia Kenin
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Romania Simona Halep
Japan Naomi Osaka
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
7–5, 6–0
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
August 12 Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,944,486– Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Madison Keys
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Australia Ashleigh Barty
United States Sofia Kenin
Greece Maria Sakkari
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
United States Venus Williams
Japan Naomi Osaka
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
6–4, 6–1
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
August 19 Bronx Open
New York City, United States
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 30S/48Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Poland Magda Linette
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Italy Camila Giorgi China Wang Qiang
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Russia Anna Blinkova
France Alizé Cornet
Czech Republic Karolína Muchová
United States Bernarda Pera
Croatia Darija Jurak
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
7–5, 2–6, [10–7]
Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Romania Monica Niculescu
August 26
September 2
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$26,758,750;– Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
Canada Bianca Andreescu
6–3, 7–5
United States Serena Williams Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Croatia Donna Vekić
Belgium Elise Mertens
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
China Wang Qiang
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
7–5, 7–5
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Australia Ashleigh Barty
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–2, 6–3
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
New Zealand Michael Venus

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 9 Zhengzhou Open
Zhengzhou, China
WTA Premier
$1,000,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
6–3, 6–2
Croatia Petra Martić Australia Ajla Tomljanović
France Kristina Mladenovic
United States Sofia Kenin
China Zheng Saisai
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
Japan Women's Open
Hiroshima, Japan
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Japan Nao Hibino
6–3, 6–2
Japan Misaki Doi Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Germany Laura Siegemund
Japan Misaki Doi
Japan Nao Hibino
3–6, 6–4, [10–4]
United States Christina McHale
Russia Valeria Savinykh
Jiangxi Open
Nanchang, China
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
6–2, 6–0
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina China Peng Shuai
Serbia Nina Stojanović
China Zhu Lin
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Poland Magda Linette
Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
China Wang Xinyu
China Zhu Lin
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
China Peng Shuai
China Zhang Shuai
September 16 Pan Pacific Open
Osaka, Japan
WTA Premier
$823,000 – Hard – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Japan Naomi Osaka
6–2, 6–3
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Belgium Elise Mertens
Germany Angelique Kerber
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Italy Camila Giorgi
United States Madison Keys
Japan Misaki Doi
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
7–5, 7–5
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Yu-chieh
Guangzhou Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$500,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
United States Sofia Kenin
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–2
Australia Samantha Stosur Russia Anna Blinkova
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Italy Jasmine Paolini
China Zhang Shuai
Serbia Nina Stojanović
China Peng Shuai
Germany Laura Siegemund
6–2, 6–1
Chile Alexa Guarachi
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Karolína Muchová
6–1, 6–1
Poland Magda Linette China Wang Yafan
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Spain Paula Badosa
Australia Priscilla Hon
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
United States Kristie Ahn
Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Germany Tatjana Maria
7–6(9–7), 3–6, [10–7]
United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
September 23 Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
WTA Premier 5
$2,828,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
September 30 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$8,285,274 – Hard – 60S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 7 Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
WTA International
$500,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
October 14 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$1,032,000– Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
October 21 WTA Elite Trophy
Zhuhai, China
Year-end championships
$2,419,844– Hard – 12S (RR)/6D (RR)
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
Round Robin
/
vs
/
October 28 WTA Finals
Shenzhen, China
Year-end championships
$14,000,000– Hard (i) – 8S (RR)/8D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
Round Robin
/
vs
/

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 4 Fed Cup Final
Perth, Australia – Hard
 Australia vs  France

Postponed[edit]

Original Schedule Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 7 Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong
WTA International
$500,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Postponed due to 2019 Hong Kong protests[3].

Statistical information[edit]

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 2019 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy), 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).

Key[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments
Year-end championships
WTA Premier Mandatory
WTA Premier 5
WTA Premier
WTA International

Titles won by player[edit]

Total Player  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
6  Latisha Chan (TPE) 0 4 2
4  Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 3 1 0
4  Elise Mertens (BEL) 1 3 0
4  Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 1 3 0
4  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 0 4 0
4  Barbora Strýcová (CZE) 0 4 0
4  Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 4 0 0
4  Chan Hao-ching (TPE) 0 4 0
4  Sofia Kenin (USA) 3 1 0
3  Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 3 0 0
3  Nicole Melichar (USA) 0 3 0
3  Květa Peschke (CZE) 0 3 0
2  Naomi Osaka (JPN) 2 0 0
2  Tímea Babos (HUN) 0 2 0
2  Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 0 2 0
2  Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 0 1 1
2  Kiki Bertens (NED) 2 0 0
2  Madison Keys (USA) 1 0 0
2  Kateřina Siniaková (CZE) 0 2 0
2  Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 0 2 0
2  Petra Kvitová (CZE) 2 0 0
2  Zheng Saisai (CHN) 1 1 0
2  Aleksandra Krunić (SRB) 0 2 0
2  Jil Teichmann (SUI) 2 0 0
2  Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 2 0 0
2  Nao Hibino (JPN) 1 1 0
2  Viktória Kužmová (SVK) 0 2 0
2  María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 0 2 0
2  Peng Shuai (CHN) 0 2 0
1  Simona Halep (ROU) 1 0 0
1  Samantha Stosur (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Zhang Shuai (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 0 0 1
1  Belinda Bencic (SUI) 1 0 0
1  Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Andreja Klepač (SLO) 0 1 0
1  Mona Barthel (GER) 0 1 0
1  Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 0 1 0
1  Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 0 1 0
1  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Alicja Rosolska (POL) 0 1 0
1  Amanda Anisimova (USA) 1 0 0
1  Fiona Ferro (FRA) 1 0 0
1  Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1 0 0
1  Julia Görges (GER) 1 0 0
1  Polona Hercog (SLO) 1 0 0
1  Magda Linette (POL) 1 0 0
1  Petra Martić (CRO) 1 0 0
1  Karolína Muchová (CZE) 1 0 0
1  Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 1 0 0
1  Jessica Pegula (USA) 1 0 0
1  Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 1 0 0
1  Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 1 0 0
1  Alison Riske (USA) 1 0 0
1  Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 1 0 0
1  Maria Sakkari (GRE) 1 0 0
1  Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 1 0 0
1  Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 1 0 0
1  Wang Yafan (CHN) 1 0 0
1  Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Shuko Aoyama (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 0 1 0
1  Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 0 1 0
1  Sorana Cîrstea (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) 0 1 0
1  Misaki Doi (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Sharon Fichman (CAN) 0 1 0
1  Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 0 1 0
1  Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Cori Gauff (USA) 0 1 0
1  Zoe Hives (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Darija Jurak (CRO) 0 1 0
1  Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 0 1 0
1  Johanna Larsson (SWE) 0 1 0
1  Cornelia Lister (SWE) 0 1 0
1  Tatjana Maria (GER) 0 1 0
1  Caty McNally (USA) 0 1 0
1  Andreea Mitu (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Asia Muhammad (USA) 0 1 0
1  Monica Niculescu (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Giuliana Olmos (MEX) 0 1 0
1  Ellen Perez (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Kristýna Plíšková (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Maria Sanchez (USA) 0 1 0
1  Astra Sharma (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Laura Siegemund (GER) 0 1 0
1  Yana Sizikova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 0 1 0
1  Nina Stojanović (SRB) 0 1 0
1  Renata Voráčová (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Wang Xinyu (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Xu Yifan (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Zhu Lin (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation[edit]

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
20  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 1 1 1 3 5 5 1 2 7 12 1
16  United States (USA) 1 1 1 3 6 4 8 7 1
10  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 1 2 1 1 4 1 0 8 2
8  China (CHN) 1 1 1 5 2 6 0
7  Australia (AUS) 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 0
6  Canada (CAN) 1 1 1 3 3 3 0
6  Belarus (BLR) 1 2 1 1 1 1 5 0
6  Belgium (BEL) 1 2 1 1 1 2 4 0
5  Japan (JPN) 1 1 1 2 3 2 0
5  Germany (GER) 2 1 2 1 4 0
4  France (FRA) 1 2 1 2 2 0
4  Russia (RUS) 1 3 0 4 0
4  Spain (ESP) 1 3 1 3 0
3  Romania (ROU) 1 2 1 2 0
3   Switzerland (SUI) 1 2 3 0 0
3  Serbia (SRB) 1 2 0 3 0
3  Sweden (SWE) 1 2 1 2 0
2  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 0 2 0
2  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 2 0 0
2  Slovenia (SLO) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Poland (POL) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 2 2 0 0
2  Ukraine (UKR) 2 2 0 0
2  Croatia (CRO) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Slovakia (SVK) 2 0 2 0
1  Greece (GRE) 1 1 0 0
1  Latvia (LAT) 1 1 0 0
1  Mexico (MEX) 1 0 1 0

Titles information[edit]

The following players won their first main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles
Mixed Doubles

The following players defended a main circuit title in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles:

Singles
Doubles
Mixed Doubles

Best ranking[edit]

The following players achieved their career high ranking in this season inside top 50 (in bold the players who entered the top 10 for the first time):

Singles
Doubles

WTA Rankings[edit]

These are the WTA rankings and yearly WTA Race rankings of the top 20 singles and doubles players at the current date of the 2019 season.[4]

Singles[edit]

Number 1 ranking[edit]

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Simona Halep (ROU) Year end 2018 27 January 2019
 Naomi Osaka (JPN) 28 January 2019 23 June 2019
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 24 June 2019 11 August 2019
 Naomi Osaka (JPN) 12 August 2019 8 September 2019
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 9 September 2019 Present

Doubles[edit]

Number 1 ranking[edit]

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Barbora Krejčíková (CZE)
 Kateřina Siniaková (CZE)
Year end 2018 13 January 2019
 Kateřina Siniaková (CZE) 14 January 2019 9 June 2019
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 10 June 2019 14 July 2019
 Barbora Strýcová (CZE) 15 July 2019 Present

Points distribution[edit]

Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
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* 1080* 750* (+125 per Round Robin Match; +250 per Round Robin Win)
WTA Finals (D) 1500 1080 750 375
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 (56S, 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 Premier (56S) 470 305 185 100 55 30 1 25 13 1
WTA Premier (32/30/28S) 470 305 185 100 55 1 25 18 13 1
WTA Premier (16D) 470 305 185 100 1
WTA Elite Trophy (S) 700* 440* 240* (+40 per Round Robin Match; +80 per Round Robin Win)
WTA International (32S, 32Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 14 10 1
WTA International (32S, 24/16Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 - 12 1
WTA International (16D) 280 180 110 60 1

S = singles players, D = doubles teams, Q = qualification players.
* Assumes undefeated Round Robin match record.

WTA fan polls[edit]

Player of the month[edit]

Month Winner Other candidates
January[8]  Naomi Osaka (JPN)  Petra Kvitová (CZE)
 Karolína Plíšková (CZE)
February[9]  Belinda Bencic (SUI)  Simona Halep (ROU)
 Elise Mertens (BEL)
 Petra Kvitová (CZE)
March[10]  Ashleigh Barty (AUS)  Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
 Karolína Plíšková (CZE)
 Angelique Kerber (GER)
April[11]  Petra Kvitová (CZE)  Petra Martić (CRO)
 Madison Keys (USA)
May[12]  Kiki Bertens (NED)  Simona Halep (ROU)
 Karolína Plíšková (CZE)
 Johanna Konta (GBR)
June[13]  Ashleigh Barty (AUS)  Karolína Plíšková (CZE)
 Caroline Garcia (FRA)
 Sofia Kenin (USA)
July[14]  Simona Halep (ROU)  Serena Williams (USA)
 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
 Jil Teichmann (SUI)
August[15]  Bianca Andreescu (CAN)  Serena Williams (USA)
 Madison Keys (USA)
September
October

Breakthrough of the month[edit]

Month Winner Other candidates
January[16]  Dayana Yastremska (UKR)  Danielle Collins (USA)
 Amanda Anisimova (USA)
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
February[17]  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE)  Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
 Wang Yafan (CHN)
 Sofia Kenin (USA)
March[18]  Bianca Andreescu (CAN)  Markéta Vondroušová (CZE)
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE)
 Anett Kontaveit (EST)
April[19]  Maria Sakkari (GRE)  Jil Teichmann (SUI)
 Karolína Muchová (CZE)
 Amanda Anisimova (USA)
May[20]  Markéta Vondroušová (CZE)  Kiki Bertens (NED)
 Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
 Chloé Paquet (FRA)
June[21]  Iga Świątek (POL)  Petra Martić (CRO)
 Markéta Vondroušová (CZE)
 Amanda Anisimova (USA)
July[22]  Barbora Strýcová (CZE)  Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
 Karolína Muchová (CZE)
 Fiona Ferro (FRA)
August[23]  Marie Bouzková (CZE)  Belinda Bencic (SUI)
 Cori Gauff (USA)
 Sofia Kenin (USA)
September
October

Shot of the month[edit]

Month Winner Other candidates
January[24]  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE)  Amanda Anisimova (USA)
 Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
 Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (SVK)
February[25]  Simona Halep (ROU)  Elina Svitolina (UKR)
 Donna Vekić (CRO)
 Sofia Kenin (USA)
 Caroline Garcia (FRA)
March[26]  Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE)
 Simona Halep (ROU)
 Karolína Plíšková (CZE)
 Serena Williams (USA)
April[27]  Iga Świątek (POL)  Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
 Andrea Petkovic (GER)
 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
 Angelique Kerber (GER)
May[28]  Simona Halep (ROU)  Markéta Vondroušová (CZE)
 Serena Williams (USA)
 Dayana Yastremska (UKR)
June[29]  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)  Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
 Simona Halep (ROU)
 Maria Sharapova (RUS)
 Angelique Kerber (GER)
July[30]  Patricia Maria Țig (ROU)  Irina Bara (ROU)
 Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
 Kiki Bertens (NED)
 Katarzyna Kawa (POL)
August[31]  Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) /  CoCo Vandeweghe (USA)  Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
 Simona Halep (ROU)
 Madison Keys (USA)
September
October

Retirements[edit]

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WTA Rankings top 100 [singles] or top 100 [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 2019 season:

  • United States Julia Boserup (born 9 September 1991 in Santa Monica) joined the professional tour in 2010 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 80 in singles and 277 in doubles. Boserup played the majority of her career on the ITF Women's Circuit, where she won 3 singles titles and 1 doubles title. Her greatest achievement at Grand Slam level came at Wimbledon in 2016 where she reached the third round as a qualifier. After having not played in over a year, Boserup decided to retire in May 2019, citing ongoing injury problems.
  • Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño (born 12 August 1989 in Bogotá, Colombia) joined the professional tour in 2005 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 66 in singles and no. 96 in doubles. She won one WTA singles title at her home tournament in Bogotá in 2010, as well as 1 WTA doubles title and 19 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.
  • Argentina María Irigoyen (born 24 June 1987 in Tandil, Argentina) joined the professional tour in 2005 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 147 in singles and no. 47 in doubles. Irigoyen was primarily a doubles specialist, winning two titles at the Rio Open in 2014 and 2016, as well as two golds and one bronze medal representing Argentina in the Pan American Games.
  • Finland Emma Laine (born 26 March 1986 in Karlstad, Sweden) joined the professional tour in 2004 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 50 in singles and no. 64 in doubles. She won 11 singles titles and 44 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Laine announced her last tournament would be the 2019 Fed Cup.
  • Belgium An-Sophie Mestach (born 7 March 1994 in Ghent, Belgium) joined the professional tour in 2009 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 98 in singles and no. 64 in doubles. She won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as six singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Mestach was also the junior no. 1 in 2011 and the was the winner of the 2011 Australian Open girls' singles event. Mestach announced her retirement in January 2019 to pursue a career as a policewoman.[32]
  • Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja (born 9 November 1982 in Valencia, Spain) joined the professional tour in 2000 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 46 in singles and no. 22 in doubles. Parra Santonja won 11 WTA doubles titles, as well as 11 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.
  • Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová (born 4 February 1987 in Brno, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic)) joined the professional tour in 2002 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 5 in singles and no. 1 in doubles. She won seven singles titles and fifteen doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as seven singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She reached one Grand Slam singles final at the French Open in 2015, and claimed 5 Grand Slam doubles titles alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Šafářová originally announced that the 2019 Australian Open would be her final tournament, but it would be delayed for further recovery on wrist tendinitis. She played her final competitive match alongside Dominika Cibulková in the first round of the women's doubles at the French Open.

Comebacks[edit]

Following are notable players who will come back after retirements during the 2019 WTA Tour season:

  • Romania Patricia Maria Țig (born 27 July 1994 in Caransebeș, Romania) joined the professional tour in 2009 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 83 in singles and no. 155 in doubles. Țig reached 1 WTA singles final and 2 doubles finals during her career, losing all 3 of them. She also made first round appearances in all four majors. After a period of struggling with her performances in the second half of 2017 season, she decided to focus on her health, citing back pain as the main source of discomfort. Her last played tournament was the (Guangzhou Open) in September 2017. Țig became an inactive player on 24 September 2018 after not playing for 52 consecutive weeks. She announced her comeback to the tour after giving birth to a baby girl. Her first event was an W15 ITF Tournament in Cancún, Mexico, in April.[33][34]

See also[edit]

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