2021 WTA Tour

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2021 WTA Tour
Details
Duration4 January – 17 November 2021
Edition51st
Categories
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesAustralia Ashleigh Barty (5)
Most tournament finalsEstonia Anett Kontaveit (7)
Prize money leaderAustralia Ashleigh Barty ($3,945,182)
Points leaderAustralia Ashleigh Barty (6,411)
Awards
Player of the yearAustralia Ashleigh Barty
Doubles Team of the yearCzech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Most improved
player of the year
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Newcomer of the yearUnited Kingdom Emma Raducanu
Comeback
player of the year
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
2020
2022
Naomi Osaka won her fourth major title and second Australian Open title defeating Jennifer Brady in the final. Barbora Krejčíková won her first major singles title at the French Open defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final. Ashleigh Barty won her second major title and first Wimbledon title defeating Karolína Plíšková in the final. Emma Raducanu won her first major title at the US Open defeating Leylah Fernandez in the final, becoming the first qualifier, man or woman, to win a major title.

The 2021 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2021 tennis season. The 2021 WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA 1000 tournaments, the WTA 500 tournaments, the WTA 250 tournaments, the Billie Jean King Cup (organized by the ITF), and the year-end championships (the WTA Finals and the WTA Elite Trophy). Also included in the 2021 calendar are the Summer Olympic Games, which were rescheduled from 2020.

Schedule[edit]

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2021 calendar.[1]

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
Summer Olympics
Year-end championships
WTA 1000 (Mandatory)[a]
WTA 1000 (non-Mandatory)[a]
WTA 500[a]
WTA 250[a]
Team events

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 4 Abu Dhabi Open
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
WTA 500
$565,530 – Hard – 64S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6–2, 6–2
Russia Veronika Kudermetova Greece Maria Sakkari
Ukraine Marta Kostyuk
United States Sofia Kenin
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
7–6(7–5), 6–4
United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 1 Yarra Valley Classic
Melbourne, Australia
WTA 500
$447,620 – Hard – 54S/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza United States Serena Williams
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
United States Shelby Rogers
United States Danielle Collins
Argentina Nadia Podoroska
United States Sofia Kenin
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
6–3, 6–4
Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Gippsland Trophy
Melbourne, Australia
WTA 500
$447,620 – Hard – 54S/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Elise Mertens
6–4, 6–1
Estonia Kaia Kanepi Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Japan Naomi Osaka
Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Karolína Muchová
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Grampians Trophy
Melbourne, Australia
WTA 500
$235,820 – Hard – 28S
Singles Draw
Estonia Anett Kontaveit vs United States Ann Li
The final was abandoned due to a delay in schedule[2]
Greece Maria Sakkari
United States Jennifer Brady
Germany Angelique Kerber
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
February 8
February 15
Australian Open[b]
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
A$33,098,500 – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Japan Naomi Osaka
6–4, 6–3
United States Jennifer Brady Czech Republic Karolína Muchová
United States Serena Williams
Australia Ashleigh Barty
United States Jessica Pegula
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Romania Simona Halep
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6–2, 6–3
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
United States Rajeev Ram
6–1, 6–4
Australia Samantha Stosur
Australia Matthew Ebden
February 15 Phillip Island Trophy
Melbourne, Australia
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard – 56S/16Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Russia Daria Kasatkina
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková United States Danielle Collins
Canada Bianca Andreescu
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Croatia Petra Martić
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
India Ankita Raina
Russia Kamilla Rakhimova
2–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Russia Anna Blinkova
Russia Anastasia Potapova
February 22 Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
WTA 500
$535,530 – Hard – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Poland Iga Świątek
6–2, 6–2
Switzerland Belinda Bencic Switzerland Jil Teichmann
United States Coco Gauff
United States Danielle Collins
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
United States Shelby Rogers
Australia Storm Sanders
Chile Alexa Guarachi
United States Desirae Krawczyk
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–3]
United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 1 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA 500
$565,530 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
6–2, 6–1
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza Belarus Victoria Azarenka
United States Jessica Pegula
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Greece Maria Sakkari
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
United States Nicole Melichar
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
Romania Monica Niculescu
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Lyon Open
Lyon, France
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Denmark Clara Tauson
6–4, 6–1
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic Spain Paula Badosa
France Fiona Ferro
Italy Camila Giorgi
France Kristina Mladenovic
Belgium Greet Minnen
France Clara Burel
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
3–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Serbia Olga Danilović
March 8 Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA 1000 (non-Mandatory)
$1,835,490 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Switzerland Jil Teichmann
Belgium Elise Mertens
Russia Anastasia Potapova
United States Coco Gauff
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
United States Jessica Pegula
Chile Alexa Guarachi
Croatia Darija Jurak
6–0, 6–3
China Xu Yifan
China Yang Zhaoxuan
Abierto Zapopan
Guadalajara, Mexico
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
6–2, 7–5
Canada Eugenie Bouchard Italy Elisabetta Cocciaretto
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
United States Lauren Davis
United States Caty McNally
Australia Astra Sharma
Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
Australia Ellen Perez
Australia Astra Sharma
6–4, 6–4
United States Desirae Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
March 15 St. Petersburg Trophy
St. Petersburg, Russia
WTA 500
$565,530 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Russia Daria Kasatkina
6–3, 2–1, ret.
Russia Margarita Gasparyan Russia Vera Zvonareva
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Russia Anastasia Gasanova
Romania Jaqueline Cristian
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
Romania Raluca Olaru
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Sabrina Santamaria
Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Canada Leylah Fernandez
6–1, 6–4
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
United States Ann Li
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
China Zheng Saisai
Russia Anna Kalinskaya
United States Caroline Dolehide
United States Asia Muhammad
6–2, 6–3
United Kingdom Heather Watson
China Zheng Saisai
March 22
March 29
Miami Open
Miami Gardens, United States
WTA 1000 (Mandatory)
$3,260,190 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–3, 4–0, ret.
Canada Bianca Andreescu Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Greece Maria Sakkari
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Japan Naomi Osaka
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
6–2, 7–5
United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 5 Charleston Open
Charleston, United States
WTA 500
$565,530 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
6–4, 6–2
Montenegro Danka Kovinić Spain Paula Badosa
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Australia Ashleigh Barty
United States Sloane Stephens
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
United States Coco Gauff
United States Nicole Melichar
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–2, 6–4
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Colombia Camila Osorio
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek France Harmony Tan
Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Spain Nuria Párrizas Díaz
Italy Sara Errani
France Elixane Lechemia
United States Ingrid Neel
6–3, 6–4
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam
April 12 MUSC Health Open
Charleston, United States
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Green) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Astra Sharma
2–6, 7–5, 6–1
Tunisia Ons Jabeur Montenegro Danka Kovinić
Colombia Camila Osorio
Japan Nao Hibino
United States Shelby Rogers
Czech Republic Linda Fruhvirtová
Denmark Clara Tauson
United States Hailey Baptiste
United States Caty McNally
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–6]
Australia Ellen Perez
Australia Storm Sanders
April 19 Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA 500
$565,530 – Clay (Red) (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
3–6, 6–0, 6–3
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Australia Ashleigh Barty
United States Jennifer Brady
6–4, 5–7, [10–5]
United States Desirae Krawczyk
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
İstanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Belgium Elise Mertens Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Ukraine Marta Kostyuk
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Romania Ana Bogdan
Croatia Ana Konjuh
France Fiona Ferro
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Belgium Elise Mertens
6–1, 6–1
Japan Nao Hibino
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
April 26
May 3
Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA 1000 (Mandatory)
€2,549,105 – Clay (Red) – 64S/48Q/30D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6–0, 3–6, 6–4
Australia Ashleigh Barty Spain Paula Badosa
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Belgium Elise Mertens
Czech Republic Karolína Muchová
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–4, 6–3
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Netherlands Demi Schuurs

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 10 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA 1000 (Non-mandatory)
€1,577,613 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Poland Iga Świątek
6–0, 6–0
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková United States Coco Gauff
Croatia Petra Martić
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
United States Jessica Pegula
Canada Sharon Fichman
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
4–6, 7–5, [10–5]
France Kristina Mladenovic
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
May 17 Serbia Ladies Open[4]
Belgrade, Serbia
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Paula Badosa
6–2, 2–0, ret.
Croatia Ana Konjuh Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova
Colombia Camila Osorio
Hungary Réka Luca Jani
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Argentina Nadia Podoroska
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Serbia Nina Stojanović
6–0, 6–2
Belgium Greet Minnen
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
Emilia-Romagna Open[5]
Parma, Italy
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Coco Gauff
6–1, 6–3
China Wang Qiang Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
United States Sloane Stephens
France Caroline Garcia
United States Amanda Anisimova
Italy Sara Errani
Croatia Petra Martić
United States Coco Gauff
United States Caty McNally
6–3, 6–2
Croatia Darija Jurak
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
May 24 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/22Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
6–3, 6–3
Romania Sorana Cîrstea Poland Magda Linette
Germany Jule Niemeier
Canada Bianca Andreescu
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Chile Alexa Guarachi
United States Desirae Krawczyk
6–2, 6–3
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
China Yang Zhaoxuan
May 31
June 7
French Open[6]
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (Red)
128S/128Q/64D/16X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
6–1, 2–6, 6–4
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Greece Maria Sakkari
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
United States Coco Gauff
Poland Iga Świątek
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
Spain Paula Badosa
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–4, 6–2
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Poland Iga Świątek
United States Desirae Krawczyk
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
2–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Aslan Karatsev

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 7 Nottingham Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
WTA 250
$235,238 – Grass – 48S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
6–2, 6–1
China Zhang Shuai Serbia Nina Stojanović
United States Lauren Davis
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
Czech Republic Tereza Martincová
France Kristina Mladenovic
United Kingdom Katie Boulter
Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6–4, 6–7(3–7), [10–8]
United States Caroline Dolehide
Australia Storm Sanders
June 14 German Open
Berlin, Germany
WTA 500
$565,530 – Grass – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Russia Liudmila Samsonova
1–6, 6–1, 6–3
Switzerland Belinda Bencic Belarus Victoria Azarenka
France Alizé Cornet
United States Madison Keys
United States Jessica Pegula
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
United States Nicole Melichar
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Birmingham Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
WTA 250
$235,238 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
7–5, 6–4
Russia Daria Kasatkina United States CoCo Vandeweghe
United Kingdom Heather Watson
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Czech Republic Tereza Martincová
Croatia Donna Vekić
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Australia Ellen Perez
June 21 Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, Great Britain
WTA 500
$565,530 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
6–3, 6–3
Estonia Anett Kontaveit Italy Camila Giorgi
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
6–1, 6–4
United States Nicole Melichar
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Bad Homburg Open
Bad Homburg, Germany
WTA 250
$235,238 – Grass – 32S/8Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Angelique Kerber
6–3, 6–2
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Argentina Nadia Podoroska
United States Amanda Anisimova
Germany Laura Siegemund
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Croatia Darija Jurak
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
6–3, 6–1
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
Romania Raluca Olaru
June 28
July 5
Wimbledon
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass – 128S/128Q/64D/48X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Germany Angelique Kerber
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Australia Ajla Tomljanović
Czech Republic Karolína Muchová
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Belgium Elise Mertens
3–6, 7–5, 9–7
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Russia Elena Vesnina
United States Desirae Krawczyk
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
6–2, 7–6(7–1)
United Kingdom Harriet Dart
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 5 Hamburg European Open[7]
Hamburg, Germany
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 28S/16Q/15D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Romania Elena-Gabriela Ruse
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Germany Andrea Petkovic Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
Germany Jule Niemeier
Italy Sara Errani
United States Danielle Collins
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Italy Jasmine Paolini
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
6–0, 6–4
Australia Astra Sharma
Netherlands Rosalie van der Hoek
July 12 Hungarian Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
6–4, 6–0
Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina Hungary Dalma Gálfi
United States Danielle Collins
Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
Serbia Olga Danilović
Hungary Panna Udvardy
Argentina Paula Ormaechea
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Hungary Fanny Stollár
6–4, 6–4
Spain Aliona Bolsova
Germany Tamara Korpatsch
Swiss Open
Lausanne, Switzerland
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/8Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–1
France Clara Burel Belgium Maryna Zanevska
France Caroline Garcia
Italy Lucia Bronzetti
Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva
Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
France Fiona Ferro
Switzerland Susan Bandecchi
Switzerland Simona Waltert
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–5]
Norway Ulrikke Eikeri
Greece Valentini Grammatikopoulou
Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
6–2, 6–0
Czech Republic Tereza Martincová Belgium Greet Minnen
China Wang Xinyu
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Australia Storm Sanders
United States Grace Min
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Serbia Nina Stojanović
July 19 Palermo Open
Palermo, Italy
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Danielle Collins
6–4, 6–2
Romania Elena-Gabriela Ruse China Zhang Shuai
France Océane Dodin
Australia Astra Sharma
Serbia Olga Danilović
Italy Lucia Bronzetti
Romania Jaqueline Cristian
New Zealand Erin Routliffe
Belgium Kimberley Zimmermann
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–4]
Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Russia Kamilla Rakhimova
Poland Open
Gdynia, Poland
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Maryna Zanevska
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Slovakia Kristína Kučová Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova
Germany Tamara Korpatsch
Spain Nuria Párrizas Díaz
Poland Katarzyna Kawa
Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Hungary Anna Bondár
Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
Belarus Lidziya Marozava
6–3, 6–2
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Poland Katarzyna Piter
July 26 Summer Olympic Games
Tokyo, Japan
Summer Olympic Games
Hard – 64S/32D/16X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
 Gold  Silver  Bronze Fourth place Quarterfinalists
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová Ukraine Elina Svitolina
1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Italy Camila Giorgi
Spain Paula Badosa
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
7–5, 6–1
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Brazil Laura Pigossi
Brazil Luisa Stefani
4–6, 6–4, [11–9]
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Andrey Rublev
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [13–11]
Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Aslan Karatsev
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia John Peers
Walkover
Serbia Nina Stojanović
Serbia Novak Djokovic

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 2 Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, United States
WTA 500
$565,530 – Hard – 28S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Danielle Collins
6–3, 6–7(10–12), 6–1
Russia Daria Kasatkina Belgium Elise Mertens
Croatia Ana Konjuh
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Poland Magda Linette
China Zhang Shuai
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
Croatia Darija Jurak
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
6–1, 7–5
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Brazil Luisa Stefani
Winners Open
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
WTA 250
$235,238 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Andrea Petkovic
6–1, 6–1
Egypt Mayar Sherif Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Slovakia Kristína Kučová
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
Australia Seone Mendez
Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Slovenia Kaja Juvan
6–3, 6–4
Poland Katarzyna Piter
Egypt Mayar Sherif
August 9 Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
WTA 1000 (Non-mandatory)
$1,835,490 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Camila Giorgi
6–3, 7–5
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
United States Jessica Pegula
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
United States Coco Gauff
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Brazil Luisa Stefani
6–3, 6–4
Croatia Darija Jurak
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
August 16 Cincinnati Open
Mason, United States
WTA 1000 (Non-mandatory)
$2,114,989 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–3, 6–1
Switzerland Jil Teichmann Germany Angelique Kerber
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Spain Paula Badosa
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Australia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai
7–5, 6–3
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Brazil Luisa Stefani
August 23 Tennis in the Land
Cleveland, United States
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu Poland Magda Linette
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
China Zhang Shuai
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
7–5, 6–3
United States Christina McHale
India Sania Mirza
Chicago Women's Open
Chicago, United States
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
7–5, 6–4
France Alizé Cornet Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Russia Varvara Gracheva
France Kristina Mladenovic
Czech Republic Tereza Martincová
Ukraine Marta Kostyuk
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
Romania Raluca Olaru
7–6(8–6), 5–7, [10–8]
Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
August 30
September 6
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
Hard – 128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles DrawMixed Draw
United Kingdom Emma Raducanu
6–4, 6–3
Canada Leylah Fernandez Greece Maria Sakkari
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Australia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
United States Coco Gauff
United States Caty McNally
United States Desirae Krawczyk
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
7–5, 6–2
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
El Salvador Marcelo Arévalo

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 13 Luxembourg Open
Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard (i) – 30S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Denmark Clara Tauson
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko Russia Liudmila Samsonova
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
France Alizé Cornet
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belgium Greet Minnen
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
6–3, 6–3
New Zealand Erin Routliffe
Belgium Kimberley Zimmermann
Slovenia Open
Portorož, Slovenia
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Italy Jasmine Paolini
7–6(7–4), 6–2
United States Alison Riske Slovenia Kaja Juvan
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
France Kristina Mladenovic
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Italy Lucia Bronzetti
Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Slovakia Tereza Mihalíková
4–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Netherlands Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove
September 20 Ostrava Open
Ostrava, Czech Republic
WTA 500
$565,530 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
6–2, 7–5
Greece Maria Sakkari Poland Iga Świątek
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
Czech Republic Tereza Martincová
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
India Sania Mirza
China Zhang Shuai
6–3, 6–2
United States Kaitlyn Christian
New Zealand Erin Routliffe
September 27 Chicago Fall Tennis Classic
Chicago, United States
WTA 500
$565,530 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
3–6, 6–3, 6–0
Tunisia Ons Jabeur Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
United States Danielle Collins
Japan Mai Hontama
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Germany Andrea Petkovic
6–3, 6–1
United States Caroline Dolehide
United States CoCo Vandeweghe
Astana Open
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Romania Jaqueline Cristian
Russia Anastasia Gasanova
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Russia Varvara Gracheva
Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam
Romania Monica Niculescu
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Russia Angelina Gabueva
Russia Anastasia Zakharova

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 4
October 11
Indian Wells Open[8]
Indian Wells, United States
WTA 1000 (Mandatory)
$8,761,725 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Paula Badosa
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(7–2)
Belarus Victoria Azarenka Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Germany Angelique Kerber
United States Jessica Pegula
United States Shelby Rogers
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Belgium Elise Mertens
7–6(7–1), 6–3
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
October 18 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA 500
$565,530 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova Greece Maria Sakkari
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Romania Simona Halep
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–2, 4–6, [10–8]
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
Romania Raluca Olaru
Tenerife Ladies Open
Guía de Isora, Spain
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Ann Li
6–1, 6–4
Colombia Camila Osorio Italy Camila Giorgi
France Alizé Cornet
China Zheng Saisai
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
Norway Ulrikke Eikeri
Australia Ellen Perez
6–3, 6–3
Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Marta Kostyuk
October 25 Courmayeur Ladies Open
Courmayeur, Italy
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard (i) – 32S/23Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Croatia Donna Vekić
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Denmark Clara Tauson Italy Jasmine Paolini
Russia Liudmila Samsonova
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
China Wang Xinyu
Russia Anna Kalinskaya
United States Ann Li
China Wang Xinyu
China Zheng Saisai
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Japan Eri Hozumi
China Zhang Shuai
Transylvania Open
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard (i) – 32S/20Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
6–2, 6–3
Romania Simona Halep Ukraine Marta Kostyuk
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Romania Jaqueline Cristian
United Kingdom Emma Raducanu
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina
Romania Irina Bara
Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
4–6, 6–1, [11–9]
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Netherlands Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 1 Billie Jean King Cup Finals
Prague, Czech Republic
Hard (i) – 12 teams
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2–0
  Switzerland  United States
 Australia
November 8 WTA Finals
Guadalajara, Mexico
Year-end championships
$5,000,000 – Hard – 8S (RR)/8D (RR)
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
6–3, 7–5
Estonia Anett Kontaveit Spain Paula Badosa
Greece Maria Sakkari
Round Robin
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Poland Iga Świątek
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–3, 6–4
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Belgium Elise Mertens
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA 250
$235,238 – Hard (i) – 28S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Alison Riske
2–6, 6–2, 7–5
Romania Jaqueline Cristian United States Danielle Collins
Romania Simona Halep
China Wang Xinyu
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Italy Jasmine Paolini
Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Russia Kamilla Rakhimova
6–4, 6–2
China Wang Xinyu
China Zheng Saisai

Tournaments affected by COVID-19[edit]

The COVID-19 pandemic affected tournaments on both the ATP and WTA tours. The following tournaments were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Week of Tournament Status
January 4 Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA 500
Hard

Cancelled[9][10][1]
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA 250
Hard
Shenzhen Open
Shenzhen, China
WTA 250
Hard
January 11 Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
WTA 500
Hard

Postponed to 22 February[11]
Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA 250
Hard

Cancelled
January 18
January 25
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard

Postponed to 8 February
February 8 St. Petersburg Trophy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WTA 500
Hard (i)

Postponed to 15 March due to Australian Open reschedule
Thailand Open
Hua Hin, Thailand
WTA 250
Hard

Cancelled
February 15 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA 500
Hard

Postponed to 1 March due to Australian Open reschedule
February 22 Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA 250
Hard

Cancelled
March 8
March 15
Indian Wells Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA 1000 (Mandatory)
Hard

Postponed to 4 October[12]
April 12 Billie Jean King Cup Finals
Budapest, Hungary
Clay (Red) (i) – 12 teams

Postponed to 1 November and moved to Prague, Czech Republic[13][14]
Kunming Open
Anning, China
WTA 250
Clay (Red)

Postponed
May 17 Morocco Open
Rabat, Morocco
WTA 250
Clay

Cancelled
Cologne Open
Cologne, Germany
WTA 250
Clay (Red)

Cancelled
May 24 French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (Red)

Postponed to 31 May
June 7 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA 250
Grass

Cancelled[15]
September 13 Zhengzhou Open
Zhengzhou, China
WTA 500
Hard
Japan Open
Hiroshima, Japan
WTA 250
Hard
September 20 Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA 500
Hard
Guangzhou Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA 250
Hard
Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA 250
Hard

Postponed to 20 December as WTA 125 tournament
September 27 Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
WTA 1000 (Non-mandatory)
Hard

Cancelled
October 4 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA 1000 (Mandatory)
Hard
October 11 Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, China
WTA 250
Hard
Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
WTA 250
Hard
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA 250
Hard (i)

Postponed to 8 November
October 18 Jiangxi Open
Nanchang, China
WTA 250
Hard

Cancelled
November 1 WTA Elite Trophy
Zhuhai, China
Year-end championships
Hard (i)
November 8 WTA Finals
Shenzhen, China
Year-end championships
Hard (i)

Moved to Guadalajara, Mexico[16]

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 (WTA 1000 and WTA 500), and the WTA 250. 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 WTA 1000 wins, one year-end championships win equalling one-and-a-half WTA 1000 win, one WTA 1000 win equalling two WTA 500 wins, one WTA 500 win equalling two WTA 250 wins);
  3. a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
  4. alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Key[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments
Summer Olympics
Year-end championships
WTA 1000 (Mandatory)
WTA 1000 (Non-mandatory)
WTA 500
WTA 250

Titles won by player[edit]

Total Player Grand Slam Olympic Games Year-end WTA 1000 WTA 1000 WTA 500 WTA 250 Total
 S   D   X   S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
9  Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 3 5 1
6  Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 5 1 0
6  Kateřina Siniaková (CZE) 0 6 0
5  Elise Mertens (BEL) 1 4 0
5  Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 0 2 3
5  Shuko Aoyama (JPN) 0 5 0
5  Ena Shibahara (JPN) 0 5 0
4  Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 2 2 0
4  Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4 0 0
3  Zhang Shuai (CHN) 0 3 0
3  Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 3 0 0
3  Alexa Guarachi (CHI) 0 3 0
3  Darija Jurak (CRO) 0 3 0
2  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 0 2 0
2  Samantha Stosur (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Paula Badosa (ESP) 2 0 0
2  Iga Świątek (POL) 2 0 0
2  Jeļena Ostapenko (LAT) 1 1 0
2  Danielle Collins (USA) 2 0 0
2  Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 2 0 0
2  Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 1 1 0
2  Nicole Melichar (USA) 0 2 0
2  Demi Schuurs (NED) 0 2 0
2  Andrea Petkovic (GER) 1 1 0
2  Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) 0 2 0
2  Andreja Klepač (SLO) 0 2 0
2  Raluca Olaru (ROU) 0 2 0
2  Clara Tauson (DEN) 2 0 0
2  Coco Gauff (USA) 1 1 0
2  Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 1 1 0
2  Astra Sharma (AUS) 1 1 0
2  Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 1 1 0
2  Marie Bouzková (CZE) 0 2 0
2  Natela Dzalamidze (RUS) 0 2 0
2  Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 0 2 0
2  Caty McNally (USA) 0 2 0
2  Ellen Perez (AUS) 0 2 0
2  Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) 0 2 0
1  Naomi Osaka (JPN) 1 0 0
1  Emma Raducanu (GBR) 1 0 0
1  Belinda Bencic (SUI) 1 0 0
1  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 0 0 1
1  Camila Giorgi (ITA) 1 0 0
1  Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) 0 1 0
1  Sharon Fichman (CAN) 0 1 0
1  Giuliana Olmos (MEX) 0 1 0
1  Luisa Stefani (BRA) 0 1 0
1  Petra Kvitová (CZE) 1 0 0
1  Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) 1 0 0
1  Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 0 1 0
1  Jennifer Brady (USA) 0 1 0
1  Sania Mirza (IND) 0 1 0
1  Květa Peschke (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Sorana Cîrstea (ROU) 1 0 0
1  Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 1 0 0
1  Ons Jabeur (TUN) 1 0 0
1  Angelique Kerber (GER) 1 0 0
1  Johanna Konta (GBR) 1 0 0
1  Ann Li (USA) 1 0 0
1  Camila Osorio (COL) 1 0 0
1  Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 1 0 0
1  Alison Riske (USA) 1 0 0
1  Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) 1 0 0
1  Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 1 0 0
1  Elina Svitolina (UKR) 1 0 0
1  Donna Vekić (CRO) 1 0 0
1  Maryna Zanevska (BEL) 1 0 0
1  Tamara Zidanšek (SLO) 1 0 0
1  Susan Bandecchi (SUI) 0 1 0
1  Hailey Baptiste (USA) 0 1 0
1  Irina Bara (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Mihaela Buzărnescu (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Anna Danilina (KAZ) 0 1 0
1  Caroline Dolehide (USA) 0 1 0
1  Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) 0 1 0
1  Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 0 1 0
1  Ekaterine Gorgodze (GEO) 0 1 0
1  Kaja Juvan (SLO) 0 1 0
1  Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 0 1 0
1  Aleksandra Krunić (SRB) 0 1 0
1  Viktória Kužmová (SVK) 0 1 0
1  Elixane Lechemia (FRA) 0 1 0
1  Lidziya Marozava (BLR) 0 1 0
1  Tereza Mihalíková (SVK) 0 1 0
1  Greet Minnen (BEL) 0 1 0
1  Asia Muhammad (USA) 0 1 0
1  Ingrid Neel (USA) 0 1 0
1  Monica Niculescu (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Ankita Raina (IND) 0 1 0
1  Erin Routliffe (NZL) 0 1 0
1  Arantxa Rus (NED) 0 1 0
1  Nina Stojanović (SRB) 0 1 0
1  Fanny Stollár (HUN) 0 1 0
1  Jil Teichmann (SUI) 0 1 0
1  Simona Waltert (SUI) 0 1 0
1  Wang Xinyu (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Zheng Saisai (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Kimberley Zimmermann (BEL) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation[edit]

Total Nation Grand Slam Olympic Games Year-end WTA 1000 WTA 1000 WTA 500 WTA 250 Total
 S   D   X   S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
17  United States (USA) 3 1 4 4 5 5 9 3
14  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 4 9 1
11  Australia (AUS) 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 6 5 0
10  Russia (RUS) 1 3 1 5 4 5 1
9  Belgium (BEL) 2 1 1 2 3 3 6 0
7  Japan (JPN) 1 1 3 2 1 6 0
7  Romania (ROU) 1 2 4 2 5 0
6  Spain (ESP) 1 1 1 1 2 6 0 0
5  Belarus (BLR) 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 0
4  China (CHN) 1 1 1 1 0 4 0
4  Croatia (CRO) 1 1 1 1 1 3 0
4  Estonia (EST) 2 2 4 0 0
4  Germany (GER) 1 2 1 2 2 0
4  Slovenia (SLO) 1 1 2 1 3 0
4  Ukraine (UKR) 1 1 2 1 3 0
3   Switzerland (SUI) 1 2 1 2 0
3  Italy (ITA) 1 1 1 2 1 0
3  Canada (CAN) 2 1 1 2 0
3  Chile (CHI) 1 1 1 0 3 0
3  Netherlands (NED) 2 1 0 3 0
2  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 2 0 0
2  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 1 1 0 2 0
2  Poland (POL) 1 1 2 0 0
2  Latvia (LAT) 1 1 1 1 0
2  India (IND) 1 1 0 2 0
2  Denmark (DEN) 2 2 0 0
2  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Slovakia (SVK) 2 0 2 0
1  Brazil (BRA) 1 0 1 0
1  Mexico (MEX) 1 0 1 0
1  Colombia (COL) 1 1 0 0
1  Tunisia (TUN) 1 1 0 0
1  France (FRA) 1 0 1 0
1  Georgia (GEO) 1 0 1 0
1  Hungary (HUN) 1 0 1 0
1  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 1 0
1  Norway (NOR) 1 0 1 0
1  Serbia (SRB) 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 2021 season.

Singles[edit]

Number 1 ranking[edit]

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) Year end 2020 Year end 2021

Doubles[edit]

Number 1 ranking[edit]

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) Year end 2020 21 February 2021
 Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 22 February 2021 4 April 2021
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 5 April 2021 9 May 2021
 Elise Mertens (BEL) 10 May 2021 16 May 2021
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 17 May 2021 13 June 2021
 Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 14 June 2021 11 July 2021
 Elise Mertens (BEL) 12 July 2021 12 September 2021
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 13 September 2021 19 September 2021
 Elise Mertens (BEL) 20 September 2021 26 September 2021
 Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 27 September 2021 17 October 2021
 Elise Mertens (BEL) 18 October 2021 24 October 2021
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 25 October 2021 31 October 2021
 Elise Mertens (BEL) 1 November 2021 7 November 2021
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 8 November 2021 21 November 2021
 Kateřina Siniaková (CZE) 22 November 2021 Year end 2021

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; +125 per Round Robin Win)
WTA Finals (D) 1500 1080 750 375
WTA 1000 (96S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 20 2
WTA 1000 (64/60S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 10 30 20 2
WTA 1000 (28/32D) 1000 650 390 215 120 10
WTA 1000 (56S, 48Q/32Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 - 20 1
WTA 1000 (28D) 900 585 350 190 105 1
WTA 500 (64/56S) 470 305 185 100 55 30 1 25 13 1
WTA 500 (32/30/28S) 470 305 185 100 55 1 25 18 13 1
WTA 500 (28D) 470 305 185 100 55 1
WTA 500 (16D) 470 305 185 100 1
WTA Elite Trophy (S) 700* 440* 240* (+40 per Round Robin Match; +80 per Round Robin Win)
WTA 250 (32S, 32Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 14 10 1
WTA 250 (32S, 24/16Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 12 1
WTA 250 (28D) 280 180 110 60 30 1 -
WTA 250 (16D) 280 180 110 60 1

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

Prize money leaders[edit]

Prize money in US$ as of November 15, 2021[20]
# Player Singles Doubles Mixed doubles Year-to-date
1  Ashleigh Barty (AUS) $3,914,987 $30,195 $0 $3,945,182
2  Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) $2,969,248 $616,781 $60,854 $3,646,883
3  Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) $2,664,681 $235,522 $0 $2,909,281
4  Karolína Plíšková (CZE) $2,829,000 $39,865 $0 $2,868,865
5  Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) $2,827,274 $3,905 $0 $2,846,871
6  Emma Raducanu (GBR) $2,807,446 $0 $0 $2,807,446
7  Paula Badosa (ESP) $2,602,330 $52,132 $0 $2,655,962
8  Naomi Osaka (JPN) $2,306,222 $0 $0 $2,306,222
9  Elise Mertens (BEL) $1,162,626 $933,007 $0 $2,098,133
10  Maria Sakkari (GRE) $2,021,970 $8,020 $0 $2,029,990

Comebacks[edit]

The following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WTA Rankings top 100 in singles, or top 100 in doubles, for at least one week) who returned from retirement or inactivity during the 2021 season:

Retirements[edit]

The following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WTA Rankings top 100 in singles, or top 100 in 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 2021 season:

  • Hungary Gréta Arn (born 13 April 1979 in Budapest, Hungary) joined the professional tour in 1997 and reached a career-high ranking of No. 40 in singles in May 2011 and No. 175 in doubles in December 2000. She won two singles titles in her career.[28]
  • Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky (born 8 June 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland), has won four WTA singles titles in her 15-year career, where she reached a career high of No.9, and five doubles titles. She reached the semifinals of French Open in singles in 2015 and 2017. She also won a silver medal in doubles with Martina Hingis at 2016 Rio Olympics. Bacsinszky announced her retirement on 16 July due to constant injuries.[29]
  • Netherlands Kiki Bertens (born 10 December 1991 in Wateringen, Netherlands) turned professional in 2009, and reached a career high ranking of No. 4 in singles on 13 May 2019, becoming the highest ranking female Dutch player in WTA history; she had a career high doubles ranking of No. 16 in the world, achieved on 16 April 2018. She won 10 WTA singles titles, including two WTA 1000 titles at the 2018 Western & Southern Open and the 2019 Mutua Madrid Open, and also won 10 WTA doubles titles. Furthermore, she reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, and the semifinals on the 2016 French Open. She announced on 16 June 2021 that 2021 will be her final season due to ongoing injuries, and that her final event would be the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[30] Bertens officially retired from the sport after opening round defeats in both singles and doubles at the Olympics, ranked No. 24 in singles and No. 112 in doubles.
  • United States Nicole Gibbs (born 3 March 1993 in Cincinnati, United States) joined the professional tour in 2013 and reached a career-high ranking of No. 68 in singles in July 2016 and No. 107 in doubles in September 2016. She announced her retirement in February 2021 after battling with oral cancer in 2019 and plans to attend law school.[31]
  • Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  • Serbia Bojana Jovanovski Petrović
  • United States Vania King (born 3 February 1989 in Monterey Park, California, United States) turned professional in 2006 and reached a career high ranking of 50 in singles and 3 in doubles. King reached three WTA singles finals during her career, winning one of them at the Bangkok Open in 2006. She was most known as a doubles specialist, winning fifteen titles in her career, with her biggest achievements coming in winning the women's doubles events at both Wimbledon and the US Open in 2010, alongside Yaroslava Shvedova. King was hampered by an ankle injury throughout the final years of her career, and despite undergoing surgery in 2017, King decided to retire in February 2020[32] however due to the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, she officially retired in April 2021 following a farewell tour.[33]
  • United Kingdom Johanna Konta (born 17 May 1991 in Sydney, Australia) turned professional in 2008, initially representing Australia, before switching allegiance to Great Britain in 2012. She reached a career high singles ranking of No. 4 in the world on 17 July 2017, becoming the first British woman since Jo Durie to be ranked inside the top ten; she had a career high doubles ranking of No. 88 in the world, achieved on 1 August 2016. Konta won four WTA singles titles, including a Premier Mandatory title at the 2017 Miami Open, and became the first British woman to win a singles title on home soil since Sue Barker did so in 1981, doing so at the 2021 Nottingham Open. She reached the quarterfinals or better at all four Grand Slams, including reaching the semifinals at the 2016 Australian Open, 2017 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2019 French Open. Konta announced her retirement on 1 December 2021, after suffering from a long-term knee injury, and a rankings slide to No. 113 in the world.[34][35]
  • Russia Alla Kudryavtseva (born 3 November 1987 in Moscow, Russia) turned professional in 2005 and reached a career high ranking of No. 56 in singles and No. 15 in doubles. Kudryavtseva reached two WTA singles finals during her career, winning one of them at the 2010 Tashkent Open. She was better known for her doubles prowess, winning nine doubles titles throughout her career, and reached the quarterfinals in women's doubles events at the Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships, and the US Open. She announced that she had retired from the sport on Instagram, on 2 November 2021.[36]
  • Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová (born 28 March 1986 in Plzeň, Czech Republic), the No. 2 player in doubles as of 5 April 2021 and former No. 1 player (from July 2019), announced her retirement on 4 May 2021.[37] Strýcová joined the professional tour in 2002 and reached a career-high ranking of No. 16 in singles in January 2017. She has won 31 doubles titles and 2 singles titles (Québec 2011, Linz 2017), as well as the bronze medal in women's doubles at the 2016 Olympics. She reached the singles semifinals and won the women's doubles title at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships and was also a member of the winning Czech Fed Cup team in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018.
  • Spain Carla Suárez Navarro (born 3 September 1988 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) turned professional in 2003. Suárez Navarro reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 6 in the world on 29 February 2016; her career-high doubles ranking was No. 11, achieved on 27 April 2015. Suárez Navarro won two WTA singles titles, including a WTA 1000 title at the 2016 Qatar Open, and won three WTA doubles titles. She also reached the quarterfinals in singles on multiple occasions at the Australian Open, French Open, and the US Open. In doubles, she reached the semifinals of the 2014 French Open, and the final of the 2015 WTA Finals, both with Garbiñe Muguruza. Suárez Navarro previously announced her retirement in 2020; in September 2020, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. In April 2021, She announced that her cancer was in complete remission, and that she would commence a farewell tour beginning at Roland-Garros. She retired from the sport after her participation at the 2020–21 Billie Jean King Cup Finals, in November 2021.[22]
  • Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova (born 12 September 1987 in Moscow, Russia), turned professional in September 2005, representing Russia; Shvedova switched representation to Kazakhstan in 2008. She reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 25 in the world on 29 October 2012; she attained a career-high doubles ranking of No. 3 in the world on 22 February 2016. She reached two WTA singles finals, winning her only title at the 2007 Bangalore Open; she also reached the quarterfinals of three Grand Slam events in singles, at the 2010 and 2012 French Opens, and the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. Known for her doubles prowess, Shvedova won 13 WTA doubles titles, including two Grand Slam titles at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships and 2010 US Open, partnering Vania King; she also reached four further Grand Slam doubles finals, and reached the final of the 2010 French Open in Mixed Doubles partnering Julian Knowle. Shvedova holds the distinction of being the only player in tennis history to score a golden set in a Grand Slam main draw match; she achieved this feat in her third round match against then-world No. 10 Sara Errani at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Shvedova retired on 2 October 2021, after a commemorative ceremony held at the 2021 Astana Open, in Nur-Sultan.
  • United States Abigail Spears
  • United Kingdom Jordanne Whiley

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d These tournaments are still distributed by points:
    • 1000 points (WTA 1000; mandatory)
    • 900 points (WTA 1000; non-mandatory)
    • 470 points (WTA 500)
    • 280 points (WTA 250)
  2. ^ Qualifying matches were held at Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 10–13 January due to Australia's quarantine restrictions.[3]

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