• 26 April 2023
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WTA, or Women’s Tennis Association, is the principal organizing body of professional women’s tennis, overseeing the women’s tennis tour globally. Founded in 1973, the WTA has been responsible for promoting and developing women’s tennis, elevating the sport to new heights of popularity and professionalism.

The organization sanctions and operates a number of tournaments each year, including the 4 Grand Slam tournaments, and sets the standards for player and tournament eligibility. With a rich history of legendary players and iconic moments, the WTA continues to inspire and captivate tennis fans around the world.

The WTA tournaments are divided into five different categories based on the prize money, ranking points, and the level of competitiveness. Here are the different tournament categories in women’s tennis:

  1. Grand Slam Tournaments – There are four Grand Slam tournaments: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open. These tournaments are the most prestigious in women’s tennis and offer the highest prize money and ranking points.

  2. WTA 1000 Tournaments – Formerly known as Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournaments, WTA 1000 tournaments are the second-highest tier of events on the women’s tour. There are currently four WTA 1000 tournaments: Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, and Beijing.

  3. WTA 500 Tournaments – Formerly known as Premier tournaments, WTA 500 tournaments offer slightly lower prize money and ranking points than the WTA 1000 events. There are currently six WTA 500 tournaments: Dubai, Doha, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Eastbourne, and San Jose.

  4. WTA 250 Tournaments – These tournaments are the lowest-tiered events on the WTA tour, with the lowest prize money and ranking points. However, they still provide important opportunities for players to earn points and improve their rankings. There are currently 31 WTA 250 tournaments held around the world.

  5. WTA Finals – The WTA Finals is the season-ending championship tournament for the top eight singles players and doubles teams on the WTA tour. It is held annually in late October or early November, and offers a significant prize money and ranking points.

United CupWTA 500Australia29/12/2208/01/23U.S.A
Adelaide International 1WTA 500Adelaide, Australia01/01/2308/01/23Aryna Sabalenka
ASB ClassicWTA 250Auckland, New Zealand02/01/2308/01/23Coco Gauff
Hobart InternationalWTA 250Hobart, Australia09/01/2314/01/23Lauren Davis
Adelaide International 2WTA 500Adelaide, Australia09/01/2314/01/23Belinda Bencic
Australian OpenGrand SlamMelbourne, Australia16/01/2329/01/23Aryna Sabalenka
Thailand OpenWTA 250Hua Hin, Thailand30/01/2305/02/23Zhu Lin
Open 6e Sens Métropole LyonWTA 250Lyon, France30/01/2305/02/23Alycia Parks
Upper Austria Ladies LinzWTA 250Linz, Austria06/02/2312/02/23Anastasia Potapova
Qatar TotalEnergies Open WTA 500Doha, Qatar13/02/2318/02/23Iga Świątek
Dubai Duty Free TennisMasters 1000Dubai, United Arab Emirates19/02/2325/02/23Barbora Krejčíková
Merida Open Akron WTA 250Mérida, Mexico20/02/2326/02/23Camila Giorgi
ATX OpenWTA 250Austin, United States 27/02/2305/03/23Marta Kostyuk
Abierto GNP SegurosWTA 250Monterrey, Mexico27/02/2305/03/23Leylah Fernandez
BNP Paribas OpenMasters 1000Indian Wells, United States08/03/2319/03/23Elena Rybakina
Miami Open presented by ItaúMasters 1000Miami, United States21/03/2302/04/23Iga Świątek
Credit One Charleston OpenWTA 500Charleston, United States03/04/2309/04/23Ons Jabeur
Copa Colsanitas ZurichWTA 250Bogota, Colombia03/04/2309/04/23Tatjana Maria
Porsche Tennis Grand PrixWTA 500Stuttgart, Germany17/04/2323/04/23Iga Świątek
TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship IstanbulWTA 250Istanbul, Turkey17/04/2323/04/23Anastasia Potapova
Mutua Madrid OpenMasters 1000Madrid, Spain25/04/2306/05/23Aryna Sabalenka
L'Open 35 de Saint MaloWTA 12501/05/2301/05/2307/05/23Sloane Stephens
Internazionali BNL d'ItaliaMasters 1000Rome, Italy08/05/2321/05/23TBD
Trophée ClarinsWTA 125Paris, France15/05/2321/05/23TBD
Internationaux de StrasbourgWTA 250Strasbourg, France21/05/2327/05/23TBD

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