2020 WTA Tour
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Ashleigh Barty finished the year as the no. 1 player for the second consecutive year. She won one title, at Adelaide.
Details
Duration6 January – 15 November 2020
Edition50th
Tournaments24
CategoriesGrand Slam (3)
WTA Premier 5 (3)
WTA Premier (5)
WTA International (13)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesRomania Simona Halep
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (3)
Most tournament finalsKazakhstan Elena Rybakina (5)
Prize money leaderUnited States Sofia Kenin ($4,302,970)[1]
Points leaderUnited States Sofia Kenin (3,934)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States Sofia Kenin
Doubles team of the yearHungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
Most improved
player of the year
Poland Iga Świątek
Newcomer of the yearArgentina Nadia Podoroska
Comeback
player of the year
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
2019
2021
Sofia Kenin won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the final. Naomi Osaka won her third Grand Slam title, her second at the US Open, defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final. Iga Świątek won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open defeating Kenin in the final. Świątek was the first Polish player and first player born in the 21st century, male or female, to win a Grand Slam singles title. Then, Wimbledon was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2020 tennis season. The 2020 WTA Tour calendar originally comprised the Grand Slam tournaments supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), the WTA International tournaments, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF), and the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy).[2]

Many tournaments were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Tokyo Summer Olympics.[3][4][5][6][7]

Schedule

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2020 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.

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

January

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 6 Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$1,500,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
United States Madison Keys Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Japan Naomi Osaka
United States Jennifer Brady
United States Danielle Collins
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
United States Alison Riske
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(9–7), [10–8]
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Shenzhen Open
Shenzhen, China
WTA International
$775,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
6–2, 6–4
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
China Wang Qiang
Belgium Elise Mertens
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–2, 3–6, [10–4]
China Duan Yingying
China Zheng Saisai
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
United States Serena Williams
6–3, 6–4
United States Jessica Pegula United States Amanda Anisimova
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Germany Laura Siegemund
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Germany Julia Görges
France Alizé Cornet
United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
6–4, 6–4
United States Serena Williams
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
January 13 Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
WTA Premier
$848,000 – Hard – 30S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–2, 7–5
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska United States Danielle Collins
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Croatia Donna Vekić
Romania Simona Halep
United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
2–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Croatia Darija Jurak
Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina
7–6(9–7), 6–3
China Zhang Shuai United Kingdom Heather Watson
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Belgium Elise Mertens
Australia Lizette Cabrera
United States Lauren Davis
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
India Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–4
China Peng Shuai
China Zhang Shuai
January 20
January 27
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
A$32,846,000 – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed doubles
United States Sofia Kenin
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza Australia Ashleigh Barty
Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–2, 6–1
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Croatia Nikola Mektić
5–7, 6–4, [10–1]
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United Kingdom Jamie Murray

February

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 3 Fed Cup Qualifying Round
Everett, United States – Hard (i)
The Hague, Netherlands – Clay (i)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania – Hard (i)
Florianópolis, Brazil – Clay
Cartagena, Spain – Clay
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland – Hard (i)
Kortrijk, Belgium – Hard (i)
Bratislava, Slovakia – Clay (i)
Qualifying round winners
Qualifying round losers
February 10 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WTA Premier
$848,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
6–1, 6–3
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina Greece Maria Sakkari
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
France Océane Dodin
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
4–6, 6–0, [10–3]
United States Kaitlyn Christian
Chile Alexa Guarachi
Thailand Open
Hua Hin, Thailand
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Poland Magda Linette
6–3, 6–2
Switzerland Leonie Küng Japan Nao Hibino
Romania Patricia Maria Țig
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
China Wang Qiang
China Zheng Saisai
China Wang Xiyu
Australia Arina Rodionova
Australia Storm Sanders
6–3, 6–3
Austria Barbara Haas
Australia Ellen Perez
February 17 Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
$2,908,770 – Hard – 30S/48Q/28D
Singles – Doubles
Romania Simona Halep
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina United States Jennifer Brady
Croatia Petra Martić
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
7–5, 3–6, [10–5]
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
China Zheng Saisai
February 24 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$3,240,445 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles – Doubles
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6–3, 6–3
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Australia Ashleigh Barty
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
China Zheng Saisai
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–2, 5–7, [10–2]
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
United Kingdom Heather Watson
6–4, 6–7(8–10), 6–1
Canada Leylah Annie Fernandez Mexico Renata Zarazúa
China Wang Xiyu
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
Russia Anastasia Potapova
United States Christina McHale
China Zhu Lin
United States Desirae Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Canada Sharon Fichman

March

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 2 Lyon Open
Lyon, France
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
United States Sofia Kenin
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
Russia Daria Kasatkina
France Océane Dodin
France Caroline Garcia
Italy Camila Giorgi
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Romania Laura Ioana Paar
Germany Julia Wachaczyk
7–5, 6–4
Netherlands Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková Netherlands Arantxa Rus
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
Canada Leylah Annie Fernandez
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
China Wang Yafan
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Canada Sharon Fichman
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Japan Miyu Kato
China Wang Yafan
Rest of March

April – July

No tournaments were played due to the COVID-19 pandemic, see affected tournaments below.

August

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 3 Palermo Open
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
€163,103 – Clay (red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
France Fiona Ferro
6–2, 7–5
Estonia Anett Kontaveit Croatia Petra Martić
Italy Camila Giorgi
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Italy Elisabetta Cocciaretto
Italy Sara Errani
Ukraine Dayana Yastremska
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek

7–5, 7–5
Italy Elisabetta Cocciaretto
Italy Martina Trevisan
August 10 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$225,500 – Clay (red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Romania Simona Halep
6–2, 7–5
Belgium Elise Mertens Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Poland Magdalena Fręch
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Romania Ana Bogdan
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková

6–2, 6–2
Romania Monica Niculescu
Romania Raluca Olaru
Top Seed Open
Lexington, United States
WTA International
$225,500 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
United States Jennifer Brady
6–3, 6–4
Switzerland Jil Teichmann United States Shelby Rogers
United States Coco Gauff
United States Serena Williams
United States Catherine Bellis
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani

6–1, 7–5
Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
August 17 No tournaments scheduled
August 24 Cincinnati Open
New York City, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,250,829 – Hard – 56S/48Q/32D
Singles – Doubles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Walkover
Japan Naomi Osaka Belgium Elise Mertens
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
United States Jessica Pegula
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Greece Maria Sakkari
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–1, 4–6, [10–4]
United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
August 31
September 7
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$21,656,000 – Hard
128S/32D
Singles – Doubles – Mixed doubles[a]
Japan Naomi Osaka
1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Belarus Victoria Azarenka United States Jennifer Brady
United States Serena Williams
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
United States Shelby Rogers
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Belgium Elise Mertens
Germany Laura Siegemund
Russia Vera Zvonareva
6–4, 6–4
United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan

September

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 7 İstanbul Open
İstanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$225,500 – Clay (red) – 30S/16Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Romania Patricia Maria Țig
2–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Canada Eugenie Bouchard Spain Paula Badosa
Czech Republic Tereza Martincová
Montenegro Danka Kovinić
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Chile Alexa Guarachi
United States Desirae Krawczyk
6–1, 6–3
Australia Ellen Perez
Australia Storm Sanders
September 14 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
€1,692,169 – Clay (red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles – Doubles
Romania Simona Halep
6–0, 2–1, ret.
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Belgium Elise Mertens
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–2, 6–2
Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam
Romania Raluca Olaru
September 21 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$225,500 – Clay (red) – 30S/8Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina Japan Nao Hibino
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
China Zhang Shuai
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
United States Nicole Melichar
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–4, 6–3
United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
September 28
October 5[9]
French Open[10]
Paris, France
Grand Slam
€ – Clay (red)
128S/96Q/64D
SinglesDoubles − Mixed doubles[b]
Poland Iga Świątek
6–4, 6–1
United States Sofia Kenin Argentina Nadia Podoroska
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Italy Martina Trevisan
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
United States Danielle Collins
Germany Laura Siegemund
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–4, 7–5
Chile Alexa Guarachi
United States Desirae Krawczyk

October

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 19 Ostrava Open
Ostrava, Czech Republic
WTA Premier
$528,500 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6–2, 6–2
Belarus Victoria Azarenka Greece Maria Sakkari
United States Jennifer Brady
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Belgium Elise Mertens
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
6–1, 6–3
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Brazil Luisa Stefani

November

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 9 Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$225,500 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
7–5, 6–2
Belgium Elise Mertens Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova
France Océane Dodin
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Argentina Nadia Podoroska
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
6–3, 6–4
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková

Affected tournaments

The COVID-19 pandemic affected many tournaments on the WTA Tour. The following tournaments were suspended or postponed.

Week of Tournament Status
February 17 Hungarian Ladies Open
Debrecen, Hungary
WTA International
Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled due to organiser disagreements
March 9
March 16
Indian Wells Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D

Cancelled
March 23
March 30
Miami Open
Miami Gardens, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
April 6 Charleston Open
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$848,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D

Played as a team exhibition tournament from 22 to 28 June
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (red) – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
April 13 Fed Cup Finals
Budapest, Hungary
Clay (red) (i) – 12 teams

Postponed to 13–18 April 2021[12]
April 20 Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
€ – Clay (red) (i) – 28S/32Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
İstanbul Open
İstanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (red) – 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 7 September
April 27 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (red) – 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 10 August
May 4 Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
€ – Clay (red) – 64S/32Q/28D

Initially rescheduled to September, but later cancelled[13]
May 11 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$3,528,000 – Clay (red) – 56S/32Q/28D

Rescheduled to September
May 18 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Morocco Open
Rabat, Morocco
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (red) – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6]
May 25
June 1
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (red)

Rescheduled to 28 September[10]
June 8 Nottingham Open
Nottingham, United Kingdom
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[3][4][6][14]
Rosmalen Grass Court Championships
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
June 15 German Open
Berlin, Germany
WTA Premier
$1,088,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Birmingham Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
June 22 Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
$1,122,000 – Grass – 48S/16Q/16D
Bad Homburg Open
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
WTA International
$275,000 – Grass – 32S/8Q/16D
June 29
July 6
Wimbledon
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
Grass
July 13 Bucharest Open
Bucharest, Romania
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Swiss Open
Lausanne, Switzerland
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (red) – 32S/24Q/16D
July 20 Baltic Open
Jūrmala, Latvia
WTA International
$275,000 – Clay (red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Palermo Open
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
Clay (red)

Rescheduled to 3 August
July 27 Summer Olympic Games
Tokyo, Japan
Olympic Games
Hard

Rescheduled to 26 July 2021[5]
August 3 Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, United States
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 28S/16Q/16D

Cancelled[15]
Washington Open
Washington, D.C., United States
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
August 10 Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
August 17 Cincinnati Open
Mason, United States
WTA Premier 5
Hard

Rescheduled to 22 August and moved from Mason, Ohio to New York City
August 24 Albany Open
Albany, United States
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][16]
September 14 Zhengzhou Open
Zhengzhou, China
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 28S/24Q/16D

Initially rescheduled to October, but later cancelled[7][16]
Jiangxi Open
Nanchang, China
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Japan Women's Open
Hiroshima, Japan
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][16]
September 21 Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier
$ – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D

Initially rescheduled to November, but later cancelled[7][16]
Guangzhou Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$525,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$225,500 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][16]
September 28 Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
WTA Premier 5
$ – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D

Initially rescheduled to October, but later cancelled[7][16]
October 5 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 60S/32Q/28D

Cancelled[7][16]
October 12 Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong
WTA International
$525,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D

Rescheduled to 9 November
October 19 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$528,500 – Hard (i) – 28S/24Q/16D

Initially provisionally rescheduled to 2 November,[17] but later cancelled (postponed to 2021)[18]
Luxembourg Open
Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg
WTA International
$275,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D

Cancelled[7][16]
October 26 WTA Elite Trophy
Zhuhai, China
Year-end championships
$2,600,000 – Hard – 12S(RR)/6D(RR)
November 2 WTA Finals
Shenzhen, China
Year-end championships
$14,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8S(RR)/8D(RR)

Statistical information

These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 2019 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the year-end championships (the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Elite Trophy), the WTA Premier tournaments (Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, and regular Premier), and the WTA International tournaments. The players/nations are sorted by:

  1. total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
  2. cumulated importance of those titles (one Grand Slam win equalling two Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 wins, one year-end championships win equalling one-and-a-half Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win, one Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 win equalling two Premier wins, one Premier win equalling two International wins);
  3. a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
  4. alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Key

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

Titles won by player

Total Player Grand Slam Year-end Premier Manda­tory Premier 5 Premier Inter­national Total
 S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
4  Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3 1 0
4  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 0 4 0
4  Barbora Strýcová (CZE) 0 4 0
3  Simona Halep (ROU) 3 0 0
2  Sofia Kenin (USA) 2 0 0
2  Tímea Babos (HUN) 0 2 0
2  Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 0 2 0
2  Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 0 0
2  Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 0 1 1
2  Demi Schuurs (NED) 0 2 0
2  Nicole Melichar (USA) 0 2 0
2  Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 0 2 0
2  Arantxa Rus (NED) 0 2 0
2  Tamara Zidanšek (SLO) 0 2 0
1  Naomi Osaka (JPN) 1 0 0
1  Iga Świątek (POL) 1 0 0
1  Laura Siegemund (GER) 0 1 0
1  Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 1 0 0
1  Květa Peschke (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 1 0 0
1  Kiki Bertens (NED) 1 0 0
1  Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 1 0 0
1  Shuko Aoyama (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Elise Mertens (BEL) 0 1 0
1  Ena Shibahara (JPN) 0 1 0
1  Xu Yifan (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 1 0 0
1  Jennifer Brady (USA) 1 0 0
1  Fiona Ferro (FRA) 1 0 0
1  Magda Linette (POL) 1 0 0
1  Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 1 0 0
1  Patricia Maria Țig (ROU) 1 0 0
1  Heather Watson (GBR) 1 0 0
1  Serena Williams (USA) 1 0 0
1  Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 0 1 0
1  Hayley Carter (USA) 0 1 0
1  Sharon Fichman (CAN) 0 1 0
1  Alexa Guarachi (CHI) 0 1 0
1  Lucie Hradecká (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) 0 1 0
1  Sania Mirza (IND) 0 1 0
1  Asia Muhammad (USA) 0 1 0
1  Giuliana Olmos (MEX) 0 1 0
1  Laura Ioana Paar (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Kristýna Plíšková (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Arina Rodionova (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Storm Sanders (AUS) 0 1 0
1  Kateřina Siniaková (CZE) 0 1 0
1  Luisa Stefani (BRA) 0 1 0
1  Taylor Townsend (USA) 0 1 0
1  Julia Wachaczyk (GER) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation

Total Nation Grand Slam Year-end Premier Manda­tory Premier 5 Premier Inter­national Total
 S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
10  United States (USA) 1 1 3 5 4 6 0
9  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 3 1 2 2 1 7 1
5  Belarus (BLR) 2 1 1 1 4 1 0
5  Romania (ROU) 1 1 2 1 4 1 0
5  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 3 1 4 0
4  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2 2 0 4 0
4  Ukraine (UKR) 2 2 2 2 0
3  France (FRA) 2 1 1 2 0
2  Japan (JPN) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Poland (POL) 1 1 2 0 0
2  Hungary (HUN) 2 0 2 0
2  Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Germany (GER) 1 1 0 2 0
2  Australia (AUS) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Slovenia (SLO) 2 0 2 0
1  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 1 0
1  China (CHN) 1 0 1 0
1  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 0 0
1  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 1 0 0
1  Brazil (BRA) 1 0 1 0
1  Canada (CAN) 1 0 1 0
1  Chile (CHI) 1 0 1 0
1  India (IND) 1 0 1 0
1  Mexico (MEX) 1 0 1 0

Titles information

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

Singles
Doubles

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

Singles
Doubles
Mixed doubles

Best ranking

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).

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Singles
Doubles

Points distribution

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 Premier Mandatory (96S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (64/60S) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 10 30 20 2
WTA Premier Mandatory (28/32D) 1000 650 390 215 120 10
WTA Premier 5 (56S, 64Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 22 15 1
WTA Premier 5 (56S, 48/32Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 30 20 1
WTA Premier 5 (28D) 900 585 350 190 105 1
WTA Premier 5 (16D) 900 585 350 190 1
WTA Premier (56S) 470 305 185 100 55 30 1 25 13 1
WTA Premier (32/30/28S) 470 305 185 100 55 1 25 18 13 1
WTA Premier (16D) 470 305 185 100 1
WTA Elite Trophy (S) 700* 440* 240* (+40 per Round Robin Match; +80 per Round Robin Win)
WTA International (32S, 32Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 14 10 1
WTA International (32S, 24/16Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 - 12 1
WTA International (16D) 280 180 110 60 1

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

WTA rankings

These are the WTA rankings and yearly WTA Race rankings of the top 20 singles and doubles players at the current date of the 2020 season. Rankings were frozen due to the COVID-19 pandemic from 16 March 2020 up until the resumption of the season on 3 August 2020. The 2020 WTA Finals was then cancelled on 24 July 2020 due to the pandemic, so below are the unofficial WTA Singles and Doubles Race rankings for only 2020 events.[19]

Singles

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date gained Date forfeited
 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) Year end 2019 Year end 2020

Doubles

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date gained Date forfeited
 Barbora Strýcová (CZE) Year end 2019 2 February 2020
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 3 February 2020 23 February 2020
 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 24 February 2020 1 March 2020
 Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 2 March 2020 Year end 2020

Prize money leaders

Prize money in US$ as of 9 November 2020[1]
# Player Singles Doubles Mixed Year-to-date
1  Sofia Kenin (USA) $4,187,581 $115,389 $0 $4,302,970
2  Naomi Osaka (JPN) $3,352,755 $0 $0 $3,352,755
3  Iga Świątek (POL) $2,179,271 $73,626 $8,316 $2,261,213
4  Victoria Azarenka (BLR) $1,959,453 $32,330 $0 $1,991,783
5  Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) $1,942,072 $0 $0 $1,942,072
6  Simona Halep (ROU) $1,928,119 $9,771 $0 $1,937,890
7  Petra Kvitová (CZE) $1,505,967 $0 $0 $1,505,967
8  Jennifer Brady (USA) $1,245,741 $74,215 $0 $1,319,956
9  Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) $1,087,700 $126,984 $0 $1,214,684
10  Elise Mertens (BEL) $985,904 $123,654 $0 $1,109,558

Retirements

Former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki retired after her third round defeat at the 2020 Australian Open.
Former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki retired after her third round defeat at the 2020 Australian Open.
Former world no. 1 and career Grand Slam holder Maria Sharapova retires at the age of 32.
Former world no. 1 and career Grand Slam holder Maria Sharapova retires at the age of 32.

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 doubles, for at least one week; and wheelchair players) 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 2020 season:[20]

Comebacks

Following are notable players who announced their comebacks after retirements during the 2020 WTA Tour season:

See also

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Notes

  1. ^ Cancelled[8]
  2. ^ Cancelled[11]
  3. ^ Name and ranking in bold means the player entered top 10 for the first time, and only the ranking in bold means the player had entered top 10 before, but it's his/her highest ranking.