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Women's Tennis Association Awards

This is a list with all the WTA Awards given by the Women's Tennis Association to players for achievements during the season or their career.

Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Nationality
1977 Virginia Wade  United Kingdom
1978 Martina Navratilova  United States
1979 Martina Navratilova (2)  United States
1980 Tracy Austin  United States
1981 Chris Evert-Lloyd  United States
1982 Martina Navratilova (3)  United States [1]
1983 Martina Navratilova (4)  United States
1984 Martina Navratilova (5)  United States
1985 Martina Navratilova (6)  United States
1986 Martina Navratilova (7)  United States
1987 Steffi Graf  West Germany
1988 Steffi Graf (2)  West Germany
1989 Steffi Graf (3)  West Germany
1990 Steffi Graf (4)  Germany
1991 Monica Seles  SFR Yugoslavia
1992 Monica Seles (2)  FR Yugoslavia
1993 Steffi Graf (5)  Germany
1994 Steffi Graf (6)  Germany
1995 Steffi Graf (7)  Germany
1996 Steffi Graf (8)  Germany
1997 Martina Hingis   Switzerland
1998 Lindsay Davenport  United States
1999 Lindsay Davenport (2)  United States
2000 Venus Williams  United States
2001 Jennifer Capriati  United States
2002 Serena Williams  United States
2003 Justine Henin  Belgium
2004 Maria Sharapova  Russia
2005 Kim Clijsters  Belgium
2006 Amélie Mauresmo  France
2007 Justine Henin (2)  Belgium
2008 Serena Williams (2)  United States
2009 Serena Williams (3)  United States
2010 Kim Clijsters (2)  Belgium
2011 Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic
2012 Serena Williams (4)  United States
2013 Serena Williams (5)  United States
2014 Serena Williams (6)  United States
2015 Serena Williams (7)  United States

Doubles Team of the Year[edit]

Year Player Nationality
1977 Martina Navratilova
Betty Stöve
 United States
 Netherlands
1978 Billie Jean King
Martina Navratilova
 United States
 United States
1979 Billie Jean King
Martina Navratilova (2)
 United States
 United States
1980 Kathy Jordan
Anne Smith
 United States
 United States
1981 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver
 United States
 United States
1982 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver (1)
 United States
 United States
1983 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver (2)
 United States
 United States
1984 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver (3)
 United States
 United States
1985 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver (4)
 United States
 United States
1986 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver (5)
 United States
 United States
1987 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver (6)
 United States
 United States
1988 Martina Navratilova
Pam Shriver (7)
 United States
 United States
1989 Jana Novotná
Helena Suková
 Czechoslovakia
 Czechoslovakia
1990 Jana Novotná
Helena Suková (2)
 Czechoslovakia
 Czechoslovakia
1991 Gigi Fernández
Jana Novotná
 United States
 Czechoslovakia
1992 Larisa Neiland
Natasha Zvereva
 Latvia
Belarus Belarus
1993 Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
 United States
Belarus Belarus
1994 Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva (2)
 United States
Belarus Belarus
1995 Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva (3)
 United States
Belarus Belarus
1996 Jana Novotná
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
 Czech Republic
 Spain
1997 Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva (4)
 United States
 Belarus
1998 Martina Hingis
Jana Novotná
  Switzerland
 Czech Republic
1999 Martina Hingis
Anna Kournikova
  Switzerland
 Russia
2000 Serena Williams
Venus Williams
 United States
 United States
2001 Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
 United States
 Australia
2002 Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
 Spain
 Argentina
2003 Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez (2)
 Spain
 Argentina
2004 Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez (3)
 Spain
 Argentina
2005 Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
 United States
 Australia
2006 Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur (2)
 United States
 Australia
2007 Cara Black
Liezel Huber
 Zimbabwe
 United States
2008 Cara Black
Liezel Huber (2)
 Zimbabwe
 United States
2009 Serena Williams
Venus Williams (2)
 United States
 United States
2010 Gisela Dulko
Flavia Pennetta
 Argentina
 Italy
2011 Květa Peschke
Katarina Srebotnik
 Czech Republic
 Slovenia
2012 Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
 Italy
 Italy
2013 Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci (2)
 Italy
 Italy
2014 Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci (3)
 Italy
 Italy
2015 Martina Hingis
Sania Mirza (1)
  Switzerland
 India

Most Improved Player[edit]

Year Player Nationality
1977 Wendy Turnbull  Australia
1978 Virginia Ruzici  Romania
1979 Sylvia Hanika  West Germany
1980 Hana Mandlíková  Czechoslovakia [2]
1981 Barbara Potter  United States
1982 Sabina Simmonds  Italy
1983 Andrea Temesvári  Hungary
1984 Kathy Jordan  United States
1985 Helena Suková  Czechoslovakia
1986 Steffi Graf  West Germany
1987 Lori McNeil  United States
1988 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario  Spain
1989 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (2)  Spain
1990 Monica Seles  Yugoslavia [3]
1991 Gabriela Sabatini  Argentina
1992 Kimiko Date  Japan
1993 Magdalena Maleeva  Bulgaria
1994 Mary Pierce  France
1995 Chanda Rubin  United States
1996 Martina Hingis   Switzerland
1997 Amanda Coetzer  South Africa
1998 Patty Schnyder   Switzerland
1999 Serena Williams  United States
2000 Elena Dementieva  Russia
2001 Justine Henin  Belgium
2002 Daniela Hantuchová  Slovakia
2003 Nadia Petrova  Russia
2004 Maria Sharapova  Russia
2005 Ana Ivanovic  Serbia and Montenegro
2006 Jelena Janković  Serbia
2007 Ana Ivanovic (2)  Serbia
2008 Dinara Safina  Russia
2009 Yanina Wickmayer  Belgium
2010 Francesca Schiavone  Italy
2011 Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic
2012 Sara Errani  Italy
2013 Simona Halep  Romania
2014 Eugenie Bouchard  Canada
2015 Timea Bacsinszky   Switzerland

Newcomer of the Year[edit]

Year Player Nationality
1977 Tracy Austin  United States
1978 Pam Shriver  United States
1979 Kathy Jordan  United States
1980 Andrea Jaeger  United States
1981 Kathy Rinaldi  United States
1982 Zina Garrison  United States
1983 Carling Bassett-Seguso  Canada
1984 Manuela Maleeva Fragniere  Bulgaria
1985 Gabriela Sabatini  Argentina
1986 Stephanie Rehe  United States
1987 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario  Spain
1988 Natalia Zvereva  Soviet Union
1989 Conchita Martínez  Spain
1990 Jennifer Capriati  United States
1991 Andrea Strnadová  Czechoslovakia
1992 Debbie Graham  United States
1993 Iva Majoli  Croatia
1994 Irina Spîrlea  Romania
1995 Martina Hingis   Switzerland
1996 Anna Kournikova  Russia
1997 Venus Williams  United States
1998 Serena Williams  United States
1999 Kim Clijsters  Belgium
2000 Dája Bedáňová  Czech Republic
2001 Daniela Hantuchová  Slovakia
2002 Svetlana Kuznetsova  Russia
2003 Maria Sharapova  Russia
2004 Tatiana Golovin  France
2005 Sania Mirza  India
2006 Agnieszka Radwańska  Poland
2007 Ágnes Szávay  Hungary
2008 Caroline Wozniacki  Denmark
2009 Melanie Oudin  United States
2010 Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic
2011 Irina-Camelia Begu  Romania
2012 Laura Robson  United Kingdom
2013 Eugenie Bouchard  Canada
2014 Belinda Bencic   Switzerland
2015 Daria Gavrilova  Russia

Comeback Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Nationality
1987 Bettina Bunge  West Germany
1988 Pascale Paradis  France
1989 Kathy Rinaldi  United States
1990 Elizabeth Smylie  Australia
1991 Stephanie Rehe  United States
1992 Jenny Byrne  Australia
1993 Elizabeth Smylie (2)  Australia
1994 Meredith McGrath  United States
1995 Monica Seles  United States [3]
1996 Jennifer Capriati  United States
1997 Mary Pierce  France
1998 Monica Seles (2)  United States
1999 Sabine Appelmans  Belgium
2000 Iva Majoli  Croatia
2001 Barbara Schwartz  Austria
2002 Corina Morariu  United States
2003 Amélie Mauresmo  France
2004 Serena Williams  United States
2005 Kim Clijsters  Belgium
2006 Martina Hingis   Switzerland
2007 Lindsay Davenport  United States
2008 Zheng Jie  China
2009 Kim Clijsters (2)  Belgium
2010 Justine Henin  Belgium
2011 Sabine Lisicki  Germany
2012 Yaroslava Shvedova  Kazakhstan
2013 Alisa Kleybanova  Russia
2014 Mirjana Lučić-Baroni  Croatia
2015 Venus Williams  United States

Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service[edit]

Award named for Peachy Kellmeyer.

Year Player Nationality
1985 Chris Evert  United States
1986 Marcella Mesker  Netherlands
1987 Chris Evert (2)  United States
1988 Candy Reynolds  United States
1989 Mercedes Paz  Argentina
1990 Wendy Turnbull  Australia
1991 Kathy Jordan  United States
1992 Elise Burgin  United States
1993 Pam Shriver  United States
1994 Marianne Werdel  United States
1995 Marianne Werdel (2)  United States
1996 Katrina Adams  United States
1997 Katrina Adams (2)  United States
1998 Joannette Kruger  South Africa
1999 Nicole Pratt  Australia
2000 Nicole Pratt (2)  Australia
2001 Nicole Pratt (3)  Australia
2002
Not Awarded
2003 Kim Clijsters  Belgium
2004 Nicole Pratt (4)  Australia
2005 Liezel Huber  United States
2006 Kim Clijsters (2)  Belgium
2007 Liezel Huber (2)  United States
2008 Liezel Huber (3)  United States
2009 Liezel Huber (4)  United States
2010 Kim Clijsters (3)  Belgium
2011 Francesca Schiavone  Italy
2012 Venus Williams  United States
2013 Venus Williams (2)  United States
2014 Lucie Šafářová  Czech Republic
2015 Lucie Šafářová (2)  Czech Republic

Note: in 2002 the award was not given.

Diamond Aces[edit]

This award is named for the late WTA trailblazer Jerry Diamond and is awarded to the player who gives endlessly to promote the game of tennis on and off the court.

Year Player Nationality
1995 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario  Spain
1996 Gabriela Sabatini  Argentina
1997 Amanda Coetzer  South Africa
1998 Lindsay Davenport  United States
1999 Lindsay Davenport (2)  United States
2000 Martina Hingis   Switzerland
2001 Martina Hingis (2)   Switzerland
2002
Not awarded
2003
2004 Anastasia Myskina  Russia
2005 Anastasia Myskina (2)  Russia
2006 Svetlana Kuznetsova  Russia
2007 Jelena Janković  Serbia
2008 Ana Ivanovic  Serbia
2009 Elena Dementieva  Russia
2010 Samantha Stosur  Australia
2011 Caroline Wozniacki  Denmark
2012 Victoria Azarenka  Belarus
2013 Victoria Azarenka (2)  Belarus
2014 Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic
2015 Caroline Wozniacki (2)  Denmark

Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award[edit]

Award named for Karen Krantzcke, an Australian player who died of a heart attack whilst jogging, aged 31, on 11 April 1977.

Year Player Nationality
1978 Evonne Goolagong  Australia
1979 Chris Evert  United States
1980 Evonne Goolagong (2)  Australia
1981 Diane Esfor  United States
1982 Nancy Yeargin  United States
1983 Sharon Walsh-Pete  United States
1984 Marcella Mesker  Netherlands
1985 Peanut Louie-Harper  United States
1986 Peanut Louie-Harper (2)  United States
1987 Anne Minter  Australia
1988 Svetlana Parkhomenko  USSR
1989 Gretchen Magers  United States
1990 Mercedes Paz  Argentina
1991 Judith Wiesner  Austria
1992 Jill Hetherington  Canada
1993 Nicole Arendt  United States
1994 Kimberly Po  United States
1995 Amanda Coetzer  South Africa
1996 Yayuk Basuki  Indonesia
1997 Amanda Coetzer (2)  South Africa
1998 Yayuk Basuki (2)  Indonesia
1999 Ai Sugiyama  Japan
2000 Kim Clijsters  Belgium
2001 Kim Clijsters (2)  Belgium
2002 Kim Clijsters (3)  Belgium
2003 Kim Clijsters (4)  Belgium
2004 Lindsay Davenport  United States
2005 Kim Clijsters (5)  Belgium
2006 Kim Clijsters (6)  Belgium
2007 Ana Ivanovic  Serbia
2008 Elena Dementieva  Russia
2009 Kim Clijsters (7)  Belgium
2010 Elena Dementieva (2)  Russia
2011 Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic
2012 Kim Clijsters (8)  Belgium
2013 Petra Kvitová (2)  Czech Republic
2014 Petra Kvitová (3)  Czech Republic
2015 Petra Kvitová (4)  Czech Republic

Georgina Clark Mother Award[edit]

Year Player Nationality
2010 Ann Haydon-Jones  United Kingdom
2011 Judy Tegart-Dalton  Australia
2012 Gladys Heldman  United States
2013
?
2014 Françoise Durr  France
2015 Ingrid Löfdahl-Bentzer  Sweden
2016 Yulia Berberian-Maleeva  Bulgaria

Fan Favorite (public voting) Awards[edit]

Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Nationality
2009 Elena Dementieva  Russia
2010 Maria Sharapova  Russia
2011 Agnieszka Radwańska  Poland
2012 Agnieszka Radwańska (2)  Poland
2013 Agnieszka Radwańska (3)  Poland
2014 Agnieszka Radwańska (4)  Poland
2015 Agnieszka Radwańska (5)  Poland

wtatennis.com Most Popular Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Nationality Ref.
2012 Victoria Azarenka  Belarus [1]
2013 Serena Williams  United States [2]
2014 Simona Halep  Romania [3]
2015 Simona Halep (2)  Romania [4]

Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year[edit]

Year Players
2009
United States Serena Williams & United States Venus Williams
2010
United States Serena Williams & United States Venus Williams (2)
2011
Russia Maria Kirilenko & Belarus Victoria Azarenka
2012
United States Serena Williams & United States Venus Williams (3)
2013
Russia Ekaterina Makarova & Russia Elena Vesnina
2014
Italy Sara Errani & Italy Roberta Vinci[4]

Fan Favorite Breakthrough Player[edit]

Year Player Nationality
2011 Petra Kvitová  Czech Republic

Humanitarian of the Year[edit]

Year Player Nationality
2005 Liezel Huber  United States
2006 Kim Clijsters  Belgium
2007 Liezel Huber (2)  United States
2008 Ana Ivanovic  Serbia
2009
?
2010 Maria Sharapova  Russia

Fan favorite shot of the year[edit]

Year Player Nationality Tournament Video
2013 Agnieszka Radwańska  Poland United States Miami QF [5]
2014 Agnieszka Radwańska (2)  Poland Canada Montreal SF [6]
2015 Agnieszka Radwańska (3)  Poland Singapore Singapore F [7]

Fan favorite WTA match of the year[edit]

Year Match Tournament Result Video
2013 Russia Maria Sharapova (Winner) vs. Belarus Victoria Azarenka France French Open SF 6–1, 2–6, 6–4 [8]
2014 United States Serena Williams (W) vs. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Singapore WTA Finals SF 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6) [9]
2015 Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (W) vs. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza Singapore WTA Finals SF 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–5 [10]

Fan favorite Grand Slam match of the year[edit]

Year Match Tournament Result Video
2014 Russia Maria Sharapova (W) vs. Romania Simona Halep France French Open F 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–4 [11]
2015 Belarus Victoria Azarenka (W) vs. Germany Angelique Kerber United States US Open R32 7–5, 2–6, 6–4 [12]

More awards, winners and nominees (runner-ups) per year[edit]

Players[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Martina Navratilova, originally from Czechoslovakia, became a U. S. citizen in 1981.
  2. ^ Hana Mandlíková became an Australian citizen in 1988
  3. ^ a b Monica Seles, originally from Yugoslavia, became a U. S. citizen in 1994.
  4. ^ "WTA Fan Favorite Awards: The Winners". wtatennis.com. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

References[edit]