WTA 1000 tournaments is a category of tennis tournaments in the Women's Tennis Association tour. The old WTA Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournaments merged into a single highest tier and it is implemented since the reorganization of the schedule in 2021.[1][2]

As of 2021, WTA 1000 tournaments include events with prize money of approximately $1,000,000.

The ranking points awarded to the winners of these tournaments are 1,000 (mandatory: Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Beijing) or 900 (non-mandatory: Dubai/Doha, Rome, Canada, Cincinnati and Wuhan).

This compares to 2,000 points for winning a Grand Slam tournament ("major"), up to 1,500 points for winning the WTA Finals, 470 points for winning a WTA 500 tournament, and 280 for winning a WTA 250 tournament.

Events

Legend
WTA 1000 (Mandatory)
WTA 1000 (Non-mandatory)
Tournament City Country Surface Current singles champion Current doubles champion
Dubai or
Qatar Open*
Dubai
Doha
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Qatar Qatar
Hard Poland Iga Świątek (2022) United States Coco Gauff
United States Jessica Pegula (2022)
Indian Wells Open Indian Wells United States United States Hard Poland Iga Świątek (2022) China Xu Yifan
China Yang Zhaoxuan (2022)
Miami Open Miami Gardens United States United States Hard Poland Iga Świątek (2022) Germany Laura Siegemund
Vera Zvonareva (2022)
Madrid Open Madrid Spain Spain Clay Tunisia Ons Jabeur (2022) Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Mexico Giuliana Olmos (2022)
Italian Open Rome Italy Italy Clay Poland Iga Świątek (2022) Canada Sharon Fichman
Mexico Giuliana Olmos (2021)
Canadian Open Toronto or Montreal Canada Canada Hard Italy Camila Giorgi (2021) Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Brazil Luisa Stefani (2021)
Cincinnati Open Mason United States United States Hard Australia Ashleigh Barty (2021) Australia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai (2021)
Wuhan Open Wuhan China China Hard Belarus Aryna Sabalenka (2019) China Duan Yingying
Russia Veronika Kudermetova (2019)
China Open Beijing China China Hard Japan Naomi Osaka (2019) United States Sofia Kenin
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands (2019)

* — Both tournaments take place annually, but each season has only one of them as WTA 1000 status, while the other one becomes WTA 500 (alternates every year).

‡ — The WTA tournament alternates between the two Canadian locations annually.

Historic names

1990–2008
WTA Tier I

2009–2020
WTA Premier Mandatory / Premier 5

2021–present
WTA 1000

Singles champions

WTA Tier I

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Tokyo WTA Tier II United States Navratilova Germany Graf Japan Date Croatia Majoli Switzerland Hingis United States Davenport Switzerland Hingis
Indian Wells WTA Tier II United States Davenport Switzerland Hingis United States S. Williams
Miami Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles Spain Sánchez Vicario Spain Sánchez Vicario Germany Graf Germany Graf Germany Graf Switzerland Hingis United States V. Williams United States V. Williams
Charleston United States Navratilova Argentina Sabatini Argentina Sabatini Germany Graf Spain Martínez Spain Martínez Spain Sánchez Vicario Switzerland Hingis South Africa Coetzer Switzerland Hingis
Berlin Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles Germany Graf Germany Graf Germany Graf Germany Graf Spain Sánchez Vicario Germany Graf United States Fernández Spain Martínez Switzerland Hingis
Rome Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Seles Argentina Sabatini Argentina Sabatini Spain Martínez Spain Martínez Spain Martínez Spain Martínez France Pierce Switzerland Hingis United States V. Williams
Canada Germany Graf United States Capriati Spain Sánchez Vicario Germany Graf Spain Sánchez Vicario United States Seles United States Seles United States Seles United States Seles Switzerland Hingis
Moscow Not an event WTA Tier III Czech Republic Novotná France Pierce France Tauziat
Zurich WTA Tier II Switzerland Man. Maleeva-
Fragnière
Bulgaria Mag. Maleeva Croatia Majoli Czech Republic Novotná United States Davenport United States Davenport United States V. Williams
Chicago United States Navratilova WTA Tier II Not an event
Boca Raton WTA Tier II Argentina Sabatini Germany Graf WTA Tier II Not an event
Philadelphia Not an event WTA Tier II Spain Martínez Germany Huber Germany Graf WTA Tier II


2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Doha Not an event WTA Tier III WTA Tier II Russia Sharapova
Tokyo Switzerland Hingis United States Davenport Switzerland Hingis United States Davenport United States Davenport Russia Sharapova Russia Dementieva Switzerland Hingis Russia Safina
Indian Wells United States Davenport United States S. Williams Slovakia Hantuchová Belgium Clijsters Belgium Henin Belgium Clijsters Russia Sharapova Slovakia Hantuchová Serbia Ivanovic
Miami Switzerland Hingis United States V. Williams United States S. Williams United States S. Williams United States S. Williams Belgium Clijsters Russia Kuznetsova United States S. Williams United States S. Williams
Charleston France Pierce United States Capriati Croatia Majoli Belgium Henin United States V. Williams Belgium Henin Russia Petrova Serbia Janković United States S. Williams
Berlin Spain Martínez France Mauresmo Belgium Henin Belgium Henin France Mauresmo Belgium Henin Russia Petrova Serbia Ivanovic Russia Safina
Rome United States Seles Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dokic United States S. Williams Belgium Clijsters France Mauresmo France Mauresmo Switzerland Hingis Serbia Janković Serbia Janković
San Diego WTA Tier II United States Davenport France Pierce Russia Sharapova Russia Sharapova Not an event
Canada Switzerland Hingis United States S. Williams France Mauresmo Belgium Henin France Mauresmo Belgium Clijsters Serbia Ivanovic Belgium Henin Russia Safina
Moscow Switzerland Hingis Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dokic Bulgaria Mag. Maleeva Russia Myskina Russia Myskina France Pierce Russia Chakvetadze Russia Dementieva Serbia Janković
Zurich Switzerland Hingis United States Davenport Switzerland Schnyder Belgium Henin Australia Molik United States Davenport Russia Sharapova Belgium Henin WTA Tier II

WTA Premier Mandatory / Premier 5

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Dubai United States V. Williams United States V. Williams Denmark Wozniacki WTA Premier Romania Halep WTA Premier Ukraine Svitolina WTA Premier Switzerland Bencic WTA Premier
Doha Not an event WTA Premier Belarus Azarenka Belarus Azarenka Romania Halep WTA Premier Spain Suárez Navarro WTA Premier Czech Republic Kvitová WTA Premier Belarus Sabalenka
Indian Wells Russia Zvonareva Serbia Janković Denmark Wozniacki Belarus Azarenka Russia Sharapova Italy Pennetta Romania Halep Belarus Azarenka Russia Vesnina Japan Osaka Canada Andreescu Cancelled
due to the
COVID-19
pandemic
Miami Belarus Azarenka Belgium Clijsters Belarus Azarenka Poland Radwańska United States S. Williams United States S. Williams United States S. Williams Belarus Azarenka United Kingdom Konta United States Stephens Australia Barty
Madrid Russia Safina France Rezaï Czech Republic Kvitová United States S. Williams United States S. Williams Russia Sharapova Czech Republic Kvitová Romania Halep Romania Halep Czech Republic Kvitová Netherlands Bertens
Rome Russia Safina Spain Martínez Sánchez Russia Sharapova Russia Sharapova United States S. Williams United States S. Williams Russia Sharapova United States S. Williams Ukraine Svitolina Ukraine Svitolina Czech Republic Plíšková Romania Halep
Canada Russia Dementieva Denmark Wozniacki United States S. Williams Czech Republic Kvitová United States S. Williams Poland Radwańska Switzerland Bencic Romania Halep Ukraine Svitolina Romania Halep Canada Andreescu Cancelled
Cincinnati Serbia Janković Belgium Clijsters Russia Sharapova China Li Belarus Azarenka United States S. Williams United States S. Williams Czech Republic Plíšková Spain Muguruza Netherlands Bertens United States Keys Belarus Azarenka
Tokyo Russia Sharapova Denmark Wozniacki Poland Radwańska Russia Petrova Czech Republic Kvitová WTA Premier
Wuhan Not an event Czech Republic Kvitová United States V. Williams Czech Republic Kvitová France Garcia Belarus Sabalenka Belarus Sabalenka Cancelled
Beijing Russia Kuznetsova Denmark Wozniacki Poland Radwańska Belarus Azarenka United States S. Williams Russia Sharapova Spain Muguruza Poland Radwańska France Garcia Denmark Wozniacki Japan Osaka

WTA 1000

2021 2022
Doha WTA 500 Poland Świątek
Dubai Spain Muguruza WTA 500
Indian Wells Spain Badosa Poland Świątek
Miami Australia Barty Poland Świątek
Madrid Belarus Sabalenka Tunisia Jabeur
Rome Poland Świątek Poland Świątek
Canada Italy Giorgi
Cincinnati Australia Barty
Wuhan Cancelled due
to COVID-19
[3]
Suspended due to
Peng Shuai allegation
[4]
Beijing

Statistics

Most titles

Bold face designates active players.

Rank Player Titles
1 United States Serena Williams 23
2 Switzerland Martina Hingis 17
3 Germany Steffi Graf 14
Russia Maria Sharapova
5 United States Lindsay Davenport 11
6 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 10
Belgium Justine Henin
8 Spain Conchita Martínez 9
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/United States Monica Seles
United States Venus Williams

See also

References

  1. ^ "WTA unveils comprehensive rebrand". WTA Tour. Women's Tennis Association (WTA). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "WTA will align tournament categories with ATP from 2021 season". Sky Sports. 2 December 2020.
  3. ^ "WTA announces 2021 calendar update". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  4. ^ "Steve Simon announces WTA's decision to suspend tournaments in China". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2021-12-03.