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Encyclopedia > Women's Tennis Association

The Women's Tennis Association, formed in 1973, is the principal organizing body of women's professional tennis. It organizes the WTA Tour, the worldwide professional tennis tour for women, which has for sponsorship reasons been known since 2005 as The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Its counterpart organization in the men's professional game is the ATP. Image File history File links WTA_Tour. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in 1972 to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. ...


The Women's Tennis Association can trace its origins back to Houston, Texas when the inaugural Virginia Slims event was won on 23 September 1970. Billie Jean King was a major figure in the early days of the WTA. Houston redirects here. ... 1978 Virginia Slims magazine ad. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ...

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Tournament categories

The WTA divides the main women's tournaments into several tiers:

  1. Grand Slam Events (4)
  2. Season-ending championships (Sony Ericsson Championships): with Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) prize money.
  3. Tier tournaments:
    1. Tier I (minimum prize money of $1,340,000): There are ten (10) Tier I Tournaments.
    2. Tier II (minimum prize money of $600,000): There are sixteen (16) Tier II Tournaments.
    3. Tier III(minimum prize money of $175,000): There are seventeen (17) Tournaments in this Tier.
    4. Tier IV (minimum prize money of $145,000): There are twelve (12) Tournaments in this Tier.

Ranking points are also available at certain International Tennis Federation (ITF) events below Tier IV (see next section). In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ... The WTA Tour Championships is a tennis tournament played annually at the end of the season for the top-ranked players on the Womens Tennis Association (WTA) tour. ... The WTA Tier I tournaments are ten Womens Tennis Association (WTA) tennis tournaments held throughout the year in various locations around the world, chiefly in Europe and North America. ... The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations. ...


Ranking

The organization releases a weekly ranking of the players's performance in the tour. Players' ranking points are counted how they fare on individual rounds of a tournament (round points). The following table gives the distribution of "round points" (note that these values were changed for the 2007 season):

Description W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 QLFR Q3 Q2 Q1
Grand Slam (Singles) 1000 700 450 250 140 90 60 2 31 25 15 2
Grand Slam (Doubles) 1000 700 450 250 140 90 2 - 24 - - -
SE Champs (Singles) 750 525 335 185 105 - - - - - - -
SE Champs (Doubles) 750 525 335 185 - - - - - - - -
Tier I $3,000,000 (Singles) 500 350 225 125 70 45 30 1 20 - 10 1
Tier I $3,000,000 (Doubles) 500 350 225 125 70 1 - - 15 - 10 1
Tier I $2,000,000 (Singles) 465 325 210 115 65 40 25 1 15 - 10 1
Tier I $2,000,000 (Doubles) 465 325 210 115 65 1 - - - - - -
Tier I $1,340,000 (56S) 430 300 195 110 60 35 1 - 15 - 10 1
Tier I $1,340,000 (28S/32D) 430 300 195 110 60 1 - - 20 15 10 1
Tier I $1,340,000 (16D) 430 300 195 110 1 - - - - - - -
Tier II $650,000 (28S) 300 215 140 75 40 1 - - 15 10 5 1
Tier II $650,000 (16D) 300 215 140 75 1 - - - - - - -
Tier II $600,000 (56S) 275 190 125 70 35 20 1 - 10 - 5 1
Tier II $600,000 (28S) 275 190 125 70 35 1 - - 15 10 5 1
Tier II $600,000 (16D) 275 190 125 70 1 - - - - - - -
Tier III $225,000 (32S) 165 115 75 40 20 1 - - 5 - 3 1
Tier III $225,000 (16D) 165 115 75 40 1 - - - - - - -
Tier III $175,000 (56S) 140 100 65 35 20 10 1 - 4 - 3 1
Tier III $175,000 (30/32S, 32Q) 140 100 65 35 20 1 - - 8 4 3 1
Tier III $175,000 (30/32S, 16Q) 140 100 65 35 20 1 - - 4 - 3 1
Tier III $175,000 (16D) 140 100 65 35 1 - - - - - - -
Tier IV $145,000 (32S, 32Q) 115 80 50 30 15 1 - - 7 3 2 1
Tier IV $145,000 (32S, 16Q) 115 80 50 30 15 1 - - 3 - 2 1
Tier IV $145,000 (16S, 16D) 115 80 50 30 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $100,000 + H* (32) 75 55 40 20 10 1 - - 3 2 1 -
ITF $100,000 + H* (16) 75 55 40 20 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $100,000 (32) 70 50 35 18 9 1 - - 3 2 1 -
ITF $100,000 (16) 70 50 35 18 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $75,000 (32) + H* 65 45 29 16 8 1 - - 3 2 1 -
ITF $75,000 (16) + H* 65 45 29 16 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $75,000 (32) 55 39 25 15 7 1 - - 3 2 1 -
ITF $75,000 (16) 55 39 25 15 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $50,000 + H* (32) 45 32 20 12 6 1 - - 3 2 1 -
ITF $50,000 + H* (16) 45 32 20 12 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $50,000 (32) 35 25 16 9 5 1 - - 3 2 1 -
ITF $50,000 (16) 35 25 16 9 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $25,000 (32) 25 17 12 7 4 1 - - 1 - - -
ITF $25,000 (16) 25 17 12 7 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $10,000 (32) 6 4 3 2 1 - - - - - - -
ITF $10,000 (16) 6 4 3 1 1 - - - - - - -

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A player's point total is calculated on a weekly basis, counting only tournaments played within the last year. The top 17 tournaments of the past year count toward a player's point total, with the lowest of the player's scores being dropped from the total. The exceptions are the four grand slam tournaments and the mandatory Tier I tournament, which always count toward the player's point total, even if their score in the slam is lower than another score achieved in a non-slam tournament. All players who qualify by ranking for acceptance into the main draw of a Grand Slam or the mandatory Tier I tournament will be entered automatically. Any player who is accepted into one of these tournaments and subsequently withdraws will automatically receive zero points for the tournament and will have it count as one of their best 17 tournament results. In tennis, a singles player or doubles team that wins all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam. ...


In 1996, the WTA started awarding players "quality points", which were calculated based on the rankings of players they defeated in tournaments. This would give more points to a player who beat a top ranked player than one who beat a lower ranked player. Quality points were discontinued after the 2005 season and are no longer used.


WTA Rankings

WTA Rankings (23 June 2008)
Rk Name Nation Points +/-
1 Ana Ivanović Flag of Serbia SRB 4,188 =
2 Maria Sharapova Flag of Russia RUS 3,706 +1
3 Jelena Janković Flag of Serbia SRB 3,685 −1
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova Flag of Russia RUS 3,565 =
5 Elena Dementieva Flag of Russia RUS 2,745 =
6 Serena Williams Flag of the United States USA 2,676 =
7 Venus Williams Flag of the United States USA 2,606 =
8 Anna Chakvetadze Flag of Russia RUS 2,436 =
9 Dinara Safina Flag of Russia RUS 2,257 =
10 Marion Bartoli Flag of France FRA 2,030 +1
11 Agnieszka Radwańska Flag of Poland POL 2,011 +3
12 Daniela Hantuchová Flag of Slovakia SVK 2,007 −2
13 Patty Schnyder Flag of Switzerland SUI 1,940 −1
14 Vera Zvonareva Flag of Russia RUS 1,912 −1
15 Ágnes Szávay Flag of Hungary HUN 1,645 =
16 Victoria Azarenka Flag of Belarus BLR 1,386 =
17 Alizé Cornet Flag of France FRA 1,248 =
18 Nadia Petrova Flag of Russia RUS 1,211 +4
19 Maria Kirilenko Flag of Russia RUS 1,208 =
20 Francesca Schiavone Flag of Italy ITA 1,201 =
21 Tatiana Golovin Flag of France FRA 1,160 =
22 Nicole Vaidišová Flag of the Czech Republic CZE 1,153 −4
23 Flavia Pennetta Flag of Italy ITA 1,122 =
24 Katarina Srebotnik Flag of Slovenia SLO 1,110 =
25 Lindsay Davenport Flag of the United States USA 1,055 +1
26 Shahar Pe'er Flag of Israel ISR 1,027 −1
27 Alona Bondarenko Flag of Ukraine UKR 1,018 +2
28 Virginie Razzano Flag of France FRA 1,015 =
29 Sybille Bammer Flag of Austria AUT 977 −2
30 Caroline Wozniacki Flag of Denmark DEN 932 +2

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Elena Vyacheslavovna Dementieva (pronounced: L-e-nuh de-MENT-ye-vuh Russian:  ); born October 15, 1981, Moscow), is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Anthem Hymn of the Russian Federation Capital (and largest city) Moscow Official languages Russian official throughout nation; thirty others co-official in various regions Government Semi-presidential federal republic  -  President Vladimir Putin  -  Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov Formation  -  Declared June 12, 1990   -  Finalized December 25, 1991  Area  -  Total 17,075,400... Serena Jameka Williams, (born September 26, 1981) is an American former World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Anna Chakvetadze (last named proncounced chuck-veh-tud-zeh) (born March 5, 1987, Moscow, Russia) is a professional female tennis player from Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Anthem Hymn of the Russian Federation Capital (and largest city) Moscow Official languages Russian official throughout nation; thirty others co-official in various regions Government Semi-presidential federal republic  -  President Vladimir Putin  -  Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov Formation  -  Declared June 12, 1990   -  Finalized December 25, 1991  Area  -  Total 17,075,400... Safina at the 2007 Australian Open. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... 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Agnieszka Roma RadwaÅ„ska ( ) (born 6 March 1989) is a Polish tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... This article is about the country in Europe. ... Daniela Hantuchová (pronounced , roughly HAHN-too-khoh-vah; (born April 23, 1983 in Poprad, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovak professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Anthem: Nad Tatrou sa blýska Lightning over the Tatras Slovakia() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() [] Capital (and largest city) Bratislava Official languages Slovak Demonym Slovak Government Parliamentary republic  -  President Ivan GaÅ¡parovič  -  Prime Minister Robert Fico Independence due to dissolution of Czechoslovakia   -  Date January 1, 19931... Patty Schnyder (born December 14, 1978, Basel) is professional female tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... For other uses of the word Switzerland, see Switzerland (disambiguation). ... Vera Igorevna Zvonareva (pronunciation: VEH-ruh zvon-a-RYOH-vuh, Russian: Вера Игоревна Звонарёва ( ), born September 7, 1984, Moscow, Russia) is a professional tennis player from Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Anthem Hymn of the Russian Federation Capital (and largest city) Moscow Official languages Russian official throughout nation; thirty others co-official in various regions Government Semi-presidential federal republic  -  President Vladimir Putin  -  Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov Formation  -  Declared June 12, 1990   -  Finalized December 25, 1991  Area  -  Total 17,075,400... Ágnes Szávay (born December 29, 1988 in Kiskunhalas Hungary) is a tennis player from Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... This article is about the European country. ... -1... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... BLR redirects here. ... 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Francesca Schiavone (June 23, 1980, Milan) is a professional tennis player from Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... “Italian Republic” redirects here. ... Tatiana Golovin (born 25 January 1988) is a French professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Anthem: La Marseillaise France() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital (and largest city) Paris Official languages French Demonym French Government Unitary semi-presidential republic  -  President Nicolas Sarkozy  -  Prime Minister François Fillon Formation  -  French State 843 French State Formed   -  Current... Nicole VaidiÅ¡ová (born April 23, 1989 in Nürnberg, West Germany) is a Czech female tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... 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Records

Most titles won during the open era

Pos Player Titles
1 Flag of the United States/ Flag of the Czech Republic Martina Navratilova 167
2 Flag of the United States Chris Evert 154
3 Flag of Germany Steffi Graf 107
4 Flag of Australia Margaret Court 92
5 Flag of Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 68
6 Flag of the United States Billie Jean King 67
7 Flag of the United States Lindsay Davenport* 55
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Virginia Wade 55
9 Flag of the United States/ Flag of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 53
10 Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis 43
11 Flag of Belgium Justine Henin 41
12 Flag of the United States Venus Williams* 36
13 Flag of Belgium Kim Clijsters 34
14 Flag of Spain Conchita Martinez 33
15 Flag of the United States Serena Williams* 31
* = active player

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For the Austrian runner, see Stephanie Graf. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Margaret Smith Court (pre-marital name: Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley, born July 31, 1951 at Griffith, New South Wales, Australia, was a professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Sarah Virginia Wade (born July 10, 1945, in Bournemouth, England) is a former tennis player from the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a former world No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in KoÅ¡ice, Slovakia) is a retired professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Justine Henin; ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a Belgian professional tennis player from the Walloon (French-speaking) region of Belgium. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Clijsters redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Conchita Mart nez (born April 16, 1972) is a Spanish professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Serena Jameka Williams, (born September 26, 1981) is an American former World No. ...

Most titles won in a year during the open era

Before 1990 (15 +):
1. 21 - Margaret Court (1970)
2. 18 - Margaret Court (1969, 1973)
3. 17 - Billie Jean King (1971)
4. 16 - Chris Evert (1974, 1975)
4. 16 - Martina Navratilova (1983)
6. 15 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1970)
6. 15 - Martina Navratilova (1982)


Since 1990 (8 +):
1. 12 - Martina Hingis (1997)
2. 10 - Steffi Graf (1990, 1993)
2. 10 - Monica Seles (1991, 1992)
2. 10 - Justine Henin (2007)
5. 09 - Monica Seles (1990)
5. 09 - Steffi Graf (1995)
5. 09 - Martina Hingis (2000)
5. 09 - Kim Clijsters (2003, 2005)
9. 08 - Steffi Graf (1992)
9. 08 - Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario (1994)
9. 08 - Serena Williams (2002)
9. 08 - Justine Henin (2003)


Oldest winners of a title during the open era

  1. Billie Jean King: 39 yrs, 7 mos, 23 days (1983 Birmingham)
  2. Martina Navratilova: 37 yrs, 4 mos, 2 days (1994 Paris Indoors)
  3. Margaret Court: 34 yrs, 4 mos, 26 days (1976 Melbourne)

Youngest winners of a title during the open era

  1. Tracy Austin: 14 yrs, 0 mos, 28 days (1977 Portland)
  2. Kathy Rinaldi: 14 yrs, 6 mos, 24 days (1981 Kyoto)
  3. Andrea Jaeger: 14 yrs, 7 mos, 14 days (1980 Las Vegas)

Most matches won during the open era

Pos Player Wins
1 Flag of the United States/ Flag of Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 1,442
2 Flag of the United States Chris Evert 1,304
3 Flag of Germany Steffi Graf 902
4 Flag of the United Kingdom Virginia Wade 839
5 Flag of Spain Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 759
6 Flag of the United States Lindsay Davenport* 750
7 Flag of Spain Conchita Martínez 711
8 Flag of Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 704
9 Flag of the United States Billie Jean King 695
10 Flag of Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 632
11 Flag of the United States Pam Shriver 625
12 Flag of Czechoslovakia Helena Sukova 614
13 Flag of France Nathalie Tauziat 606
* = active player

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Singles career win-loss ratio during the open era

Rank Player Wins Losses Ratio
1. Flag of the United States Chris Evert 1,304 144 .901
2. Flag of Germany Steffi Graf 902 115 .887
3. Flag of the United States/ Flag of Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 1,442 219 .868
4. Flag of the United States/ Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 595 122 .830
5. Flag of the United States Serena Williams* 380 80 .826
6. Flag of Belgium Justine Henin 493 107 .821
7. Flag of Russia Maria Sharapova* 303 69 .815
8. Flag of the United States Venus Williams* 489 117 .807
9. Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis 548 133 .805
10. Flag of Belgium Kim Clijsters 427 104 .804
* = active player

Minimum of 25 tournaments played. The source for this table is the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) as of July 9, 2008. For reasons that the WTA does not explain, the list omits players such as Billie Jean King (.818 win ratio in 850 matches), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (.810 win ratio in 869 matches), and Margaret Court. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For the Austrian runner, see Stephanie Graf. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a former world No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Serena Jameka Williams, (born September 26, 1981) is an American former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Justine Henin; ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a Belgian professional tennis player from the Walloon (French-speaking) region of Belgium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian:  ) (born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player, former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in KoÅ¡ice, Slovakia) is a retired professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Clijsters redirects here. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ... Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley AO MBE (born July 31, 1951, in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia) is a former World No. ... Margaret Smith Court (pre-marital name: Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player. ...


Grand Slam title leaders

Player Australia France Wimbledon United States Overall Total
S D MD S D MD S D MD S D MD S D MD
Margaret Court 11 8 2 5 4 4 3 2 5 5 5 8 24 19 19 62
Martina Navratilova 3 8 1 2 7 2 9 7 4 4 9 3 18 31 10 59
Billie Jean King 1 0 1 1 1 2 6 10 4 4 5 4 12 16 11 39
Margaret Osborne duPont A A A 2 3 0 1 5 1 3 13 9 6 21 10 37
Louise Brough Clapp 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 5 4 1 12 4 6 21 8 35
Doris Hart 1 1 2 2 5 3 1 4 5 2 4 5 6 14 15 35

[S=Singles; D=Doubles; MD= Mixed Doubles; A = never played in the event] Margaret Smith Court (pre-marital name: Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ... Margaret Evelyn Osborne duPont (born on March 4, 1918, in Joseph, Oregon, United States) is a former American female tennis player. ... Althea Louise Brough Clapp (March 11, 1923) was an American female tennis player who was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Doris Hart (born on June 2, 1925 in St. ...


Earnings

  • Career money leaders (as of April 14, 2008)
Rank Player Prize Money (US$)
1. Flag of the United States Lindsay Davenport* 22,050,839
2. Flag of Germany Steffi Graf 21,895,277
3. Flag of the United States/ Flag of Czechoslovakia Martina Navratilova 21,626,089
4. Flag of Switzerland Martina Hingis 20,130,657
5. Flag of Belgium Justine Henin 19,461,375
6. Flag of the United States Serena Williams* 19,266,700
7. Flag of the United States Venus Williams* 18,556,982
8. Flag of Spain Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 16,942,640
9. Flag of the United States/ Flag of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 14,891,762
10. Flag of Belgium Kim Clijsters 14,764,296
* = active player
  • As of April 7, 2008
    • 188 players have earned at least U.S. $1 million since 1970.
    • 34 players have earned at least U.S. $5 million since 1970.
    • 15 players have earned at least U.S. $10 million since 1970.
    • 8 players have earned at least U.S. $15 million dollars since 1970.
    • 4 players have earned at least U.S. $20 million dollars since 1970.

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See also

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External links

  • The official Sony Ericsson WTA Tour web site
  • Unofficial WTA Tour Message Board (Forum)
  • WTA and ATP tournews and players
  • WTA tour schedule
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