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2009 WTA Tour

2009 WTA Tour
Grand Slam women's singles champions of 2009: Australian Open and Wimbledon titlist Serena Williams (top/bottom left), French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova (top right), and US Open champion Kim Clijsters (bottom right).
Grand Slam women's singles champions of 2009: Australian Open and Wimbledon titlist Serena Williams (top/bottom left), French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova (top right), and US Open champion Kim Clijsters (bottom right).
Details
Duration January 5 – November 2
Edition 39th
Tournaments 55
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships (2)
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Premier (10)
WTA International tournaments (30)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Dinara Safina (3), Serena Williams (3)
Most tournament finals Dinara Safina (8), Caroline Wozniacki (8)
Prize money leader Serena Williams ($6,545,586)
Points leader Serena Williams (9,075)
Awards
Player of the year Serena Williams
Doubles Team of the year Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Most improved player of the year Yanina Wickmayer
Newcomer of the year Melanie Oudin
Comeback player of the year Kim Clijsters
2008
2010

The 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour was the 37th season since the founding of the Women's Tennis Association. It commenced on January 5, 2009, and concluded on November 8, 2009 after 56 events.

Serena Williams and Dinara Safina engaged in a battle for the year-end No. 1 ranking, with Williams eventually coming out on top after winning the WTA Tour Championships. She won two Grand Slam titles during the year. Safina ascended to No. 1 in April and held it for much of the rest of the season. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Dementieva also enjoyed successful years in 2009.

In contrast, it was a season of struggles for Ana Ivanovic, who dropped outside the top 20 by its conclusion. Jelena Janković also battled with inconsistent results, falling from No. 1 in January to No. 8 by November.

Kim Clijsters returned to competitive tennis in August after giving birth to her daughter, and won the US Open title. Maria Sharapova made her comeback in May, having missed all tournaments since the summer of 2008, and rose back into the top 20.

Former world No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo announced her retirement at the end of the season, while Ai Sugiyama and Nathalie Dechy were among other notable players who retired during the year.

Tour reforms

The 2009 season saw the Women's Tennis Association undergo what was described as "its most sweeping reforms in history", with the aim of creating a more fan friendly structure to the Tour, to reduce player withdrawals, and increase player commitment in the biggest tournaments.

The main features of the new "Roadmap" calendar saw the abolition of the previous Tier system, which were replaced by Premier and International tournaments. 20 Premier events were to be held throughout the season, down from the 26 Tier I and Tier II events that were held in 2008. Of those 20, four—the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open in Madrid, and the China Open in Beijing—would be mandatory,[1] offering $4.5 million in prize money. Along with that were five other tournaments, the Premier 5s, which offered $2 million in prize money. Ten other Premier tournaments were also held throughout the season. These would all lead up to the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Qatar, which boasted a $4.5 million total prize fund.

In addition, 30 International events were created to replace the previous Tier III and IV categories. The top performers in the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships who won an International title during the season were to be eligible to compete in the season-ending Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions, which was held the week after the Sony Ericsson Championships.

The Roadmap calendar also saw a 30% increase in the length off the off-season, from 7 to 9 weeks, with the season ending in October, as well as more breaks between the bigger tournaments throughout the season, an increase in back-to-back events, a decrease in player commitment, a limitation on top player participation in International tournaments and stronger penalties for top players who miss Premier tournament commitments.

The WTA Tour also moved more closely to a combined Tour with the ATP, with 31% of events being combined men and women events, and equal prize money being offered at ten of the biggest events throughout the season. Total prize money increased to $86 million, which was once again a record high, up from $67 million the previous year.

With the changes came a new ranking system, which now included the player's best-performing 16 events (down from 17), including the four Grand Slam tournaments and the four mandatory events for all players who qualified by ranking, and the awarding of "zero pointers" for top players missing commitments at the biggest events.[2]

Lastly, the Women's Tennis Association also announced that On Court Coaching would be included in all events on the Roadmap calendar. Having been tested in many events since 2006, the decision to approve the move was made to increase the relationship between the viewer and the sport, with viewers being able to listen in on conversations between players and their coaches, who are required to wear a microphone during the exchange. Players were allowed to request their coach once per set, at a changeover or at the end of the set, or when the opposing player was taking a medical timeout or toilet break.[3]

Season summary

Singles

Elena Dementieva started the season on a hot streak, taking the title in Sydney, beating Dinara Safina in the final, as well as winning a smaller tournament in Auckland the week before, putting her as a firm contender at the season's opening Grand Slam, the Australian Open.

Serena Williams won her 10th and 11th Grand Slam singles titles during the season.

During the Australian Open fortnight, Venus Williams became the first big casualty when she lost in the second round to Carla Suárez Navarro. Jelena Dokić made a fairytale run to the quarterfinals, the furthest she'd been in a Grand Slam event since 2002, and world No. 1 Jelena Janković lost in the fourth round to Marion Bartoli. In the quarterfinals, Dokić's run was ended by Safina, with Vera Zvonareva, Dementieva and Serena Williams also moving through. Williams eventually beat Safina in a match that saw the No. 1 ranking on the line, to win her tenth Grand Slam title, and fourth at the Australian Open, and sealing her return to the No. 1 spot.

February saw Amélie Mauresmo overcome her struggling form in the previous two seasons to win the Premier event in Paris. Venus Williams also won the Roadmap's first Premier 5 event in Dubai, beating surprise finalist Virginie Razzano.

At the mandatory Indian Wells, Zvonareva won her biggest career title thus far with a win over Ivanovic in the final. Safina had another chance to reach No. 1 after this tournament, but lost to Victoria Azarenka. Azarenka won the event in Miami, stopping Serena Williams achieving a record-breaking sixth title there. Janković continued her struggles with her second straight loss, with Safina, Zvonareva and Ivanovic also losing early.

Dinara Safina held No. 1 for 26 weeks from April.

Safina ascended to the No. 1 ranking on April 20 despite not playing the previous week, due to Williams not defending her title. Playing in her first tournament as the No. 1, Safina lost in the final of Stuttgart to Kuznetsova, before avenging the loss by beating Kuznetsova in the Rome final. In the final major warm-up event, Safina beat Caroline Wozniacki to win Madrid.

After a strong clay season, Safina was the favourite to win her first Grand Slam at the French Open, and she eventually moved through to the finals in the top half. On the bottom half, Kuznetsova came through, beating Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, to set up the third meeting between the two during the clay season. With Safina heavily favoured, Kuznetsova won the title for her second Grand Slam title in singles, and first since the US Open in 2004. Elsewhere, in a fortnight of surprises, Dominika Cibulková reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, beating Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals, who was returning from a lengthy lay-off from shoulder surgery recovery. Samantha Stosur also reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, taking down Elena Dementieva in the second round. Defending champion Ana Ivanovic lost to Azarenka in the fourth round, a loss which dropped her out of the top 10 in the world.

Caroline Wozniacki broke the top 10 during the season, and reached the US Open final.

The top four seeds all reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, the first time it had happened since 2006. The first week did, however, see French Open champion Kuznetsova upset by Sabine Lisicki on her way to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, and Janković lose to American teenager Melanie Oudin. The semifinals were direct contrasts to each other, with Venus Williams thrashing Safina in the top half semifinal, and Serena Williams beating Dementieva in an epic 8–6 in the third encounter. The final was the fourth all-Williams Wimbledon final, and the second in a row. Serena avenged her loss to Venus in last year's final to win her third Wimbledon title, first since 2003, and eleventh Grand Slam title overall.

The US Open Series turned out to be an open race, with five different champions being crowned at the tournaments. Eventually, it went to Toronto champion Elena Dementieva, who also reached the semifinals in Cincinnati and Stanford. Flavia Pennetta finished second after winning Los Angeles and reaching the semifinals in Cincinnati and New Haven, results which saw her break into the top 10. Cincinnati champion Jelena Janković came third. Also during the summer hardcourt season, Kim Clijsters made her return to competitive tennis in Cincinnati after giving birth.

At the US Open, Caroline Wozniacki reached her first Grand Slam final after a half of upsets which saw Safina, Janković and Dementieva all lose in the first week. Melanie Oudin reached her first major quarterfinal by defeating Dementieva, Sharapova and Petrova back-to-back, while Yanina Wickmayer reached her first semifinal at this level. In the bottom half, Clijsters came through after defeating Venus Williams in the fourth round, and later her sister Serena in the semifinals, in a match that ended with Williams receiving a point penalty, and later a fine, for unsportsmanlike conduct after reacting to a foot fault called by the linesperson. In the final, Clijsters beat Wozniacki to win her second Grand Slam title in only her third tournament back, and become the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980.

The fall season saw Maria Sharapova win her first title since returning from her shoulder surgery in Tokyo. Kimiko Date-Krumm provided a notable story, becoming the second oldest player to ever win a title in the Open Era in Seoul. Svetlana Kuznetsova won the event in Beijing, beating Agnieszka Radwańska in the final. Following that tournament, Safina surrendered her No. 1 ranking to Serena Williams, before regaining it the week prior to the WTA Tour Championships. This meant that the year-end No. 1 would be decided in Doha, with whoever performed better in the tournament achieving the position. Safina retired in her first match, while Williams went on to win the title to become the year-end No. 1 for only the second time, after 2002.

Schedule

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.[4][5]

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

January

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
January 5 Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
 Slovakia
2–0
 Russia
Round Robin losers (Group A)
 Germany
 United States
 Australia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
 Italy
 France
 Chinese Taipei
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–1
Marion Bartoli Amélie Mauresmo
Sara Errani
Ana Ivanovic
Tathiana Garbin
Olga Govortsova
Lucie Šafářová
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Vania King
3–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Klaudia Jans
Alicja Rosolska
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Elena Dementieva
6–4, 6–1
Elena Vesnina Aravane Rezaï
Anne Keothavong
Shahar Pe'er
Edina Gallovits
Ayumi Morita
Caroline Wozniacki
Nathalie Dechy
Mara Santangelo
4–6, 7–6(3), [12–10]
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Arantxa Parra Santonja
January 12 Medibank International Sydney
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
$600,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Elena Dementieva
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Dinara Safina Serena Williams
Ai Sugiyama
Caroline Wozniacki
Agnieszka Radwańska
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alizé Cornet
Hsieh Su-wei
Peng Shuai
6–0, 6–1
Nathalie Dechy
Casey Dellacqua
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Petra Kvitová
7–5, 6–1
Iveta Benešová Magdaléna Rybáriková
Virginie Razzano
Melinda Czink
Gisela Dulko
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Tsvetana Pironkova
Gisela Dulko
Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 7–6(4)
Alona Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
January 19
January 26
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$7,262,973 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Serena Williams
6–0, 6–3
Dinara Safina Vera Zvonareva
Elena Dementieva
Marion Bartoli
Jelena Dokić
Carla Suárez Navarro
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–3, 6–3
Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
Sania Mirza
Mahesh Bhupathi
6–3, 6–1
Nathalie Dechy
Andy Ram

February

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 2 Fed Cup: First Round
Moscow, Russia, Hard (i)
Orléans, France, Hard (i)
Surprise, United States, Hard
Brno, Czech Republic, Carpet (i)
First Round winners
 Russia 5–0
 Italy 5–0
 United States 3–2
 Czech Republic 4–1
First Round losers
 China
 France
 Argentina
 Spain
February 9 Open GDF Suez
Paris, France
WTA Premier
$700,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Amélie Mauresmo
7–6(7), 2–6, 6–4
Elena Dementieva Serena Williams
Jelena Janković
Émilie Loit
Nathalie Dechy
Agnieszka Radwańska
Alizé Cornet
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Květa Peschke
Lisa Raymond
PTT Pattaya Open
Pattaya, Thailand
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Vera Zvonareva
7–5, 6–1
Sania Mirza Shahar Pe'er
Magdaléna Rybáriková
Peng Shuai
Vera Dushevina
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Caroline Wozniacki
Yaroslava Shvedova
Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–3, 6–2
Yulia Beygelzimer
Vitalia Diatchenko
February 16 Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier 5
$2,000,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Venus Williams
6–4, 6–2
Virginie Razzano Serena Williams
Kaia Kanepi
Ana Ivanovic
Elena Dementieva
Elena Vesnina
Vera Zvonareva
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
6–3, 6–3
Maria Kirilenko
Agnieszka Radwańska
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Victoria Azarenka
6–1, 6–3
Caroline Wozniacki Anne Keothavong
Sabine Lisicki
Michaëlla Krajicek
Marina Erakovic
Lucie Šafářová
Pauline Parmentier
Victoria Azarenka
Caroline Wozniacki
6–1, 7–6(2)
Yuliana Fedak
Michaëlla Krajicek
Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–2
Gisela Dulko Edina Gallovits
Patricia Mayr
Maša Zec Peškirič
Mathilde Johansson
Ioana Raluca Olaru
Betina Jozami
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Gisela Dulko
Flavia Pennetta
February 23 Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Venus Williams
6–1, 6–2
Flavia Pennetta Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Iveta Benešová
Ágnes Szávay
Maret Ani
Mathilde Johansson
Petra Cetkovská
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
6–4, 6–2
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Arantxa Parra Santonja

March

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 2 Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Marion Bartoli
6–4, 6–3
Li Na Iveta Benešová
Zheng Jie
Lucie Šafářová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Gisela Dulko
Vania King
Nathalie Dechy
Mara Santangelo
6–3, 6–4
Iveta Benešová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
March 9
March 16
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$4,500,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Vera Zvonareva
7–6(5), 6–2
Ana Ivanovic Victoria Azarenka
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Dinara Safina
Caroline Wozniacki
Sybille Bammer
Agnieszka Radwańska
Victoria Azarenka
Vera Zvonareva
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Gisela Dulko
Shahar Pe'er
March 23
March 30
Sony Ericsson Open
Key Biscayne, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$4,500,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–1
Serena Williams Venus Williams
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Li Na
Iveta Benešová
Caroline Wozniacki
Samantha Stosur
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Amélie Mauresmo
4–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Květa Peschke
Lisa Raymond

April

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 6 Andalucia Tennis Experience
Marbella, Spain
WTA International
$500,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Jelena Janković
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Carla Suárez Navarro Sorana Cîrstea
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Klára Zakopalová
Kaia Kanepi
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
Klaudia Jans
Alicja Rosolska
6–3, 6–3
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual
MPS Group Championships
Ponte Vedra Beach, United States
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Green) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Caroline Wozniacki
6–1, 6–2
Aleksandra Wozniak Nadia Petrova
Elena Vesnina
Alona Bondarenko
Tamira Paszek
Dominika Cibulková
Daniela Hantuchová
Chuang Chia-jung
Sania Mirza
6–3, 4–6, [10–7]
Květa Peschke
Lisa Raymond
April 13 Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$1,000,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Sabine Lisicki
6–2, 6–4
Caroline Wozniacki Elena Dementieva
Marion Bartoli
Dominika Cibulková
Virginie Razzano
Melinda Czink
Elena Vesnina
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Nadia Petrova
6–7(5), 6–2, [11–9]
Līga Dekmeijere
Patty Schnyder
Barcelona Ladies Open
Barcelona, Spain
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Roberta Vinci
6–0, 6–4
Maria Kirilenko Carla Suárez Navarro
Francesca Schiavone
Tatjana Malek
María José Martínez Sánchez
Lucie Šafářová
Anastasiya Yakimova
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Sorana Cîrstea
Andreja Klepač
April 20 Fed Cup: Semifinals
Castellaneta Clay
Brno Hard (i)
Semifinals winners
 Italy 4–1
 United States 3–2
Semifinals losers
 Russia
 Czech Republic
April 27 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
$700,000 - Clay (Red) (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–4, 6–3
Dinara Safina Flavia Pennetta
Elena Dementieva
Agnieszka Radwańska
Jelena Janković
Gisela Dulko
Marion Bartoli
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Nadia Petrova
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Gisela Dulko
Flavia Pennetta
Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Fes, Morocco
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–0, 6–1
Ekaterina Makarova Melinda Czink
Alisa Kleybanova
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Lucie Hradecká
Marta Domachowska
Polona Hercog
Alisa Kleybanova
Ekaterina Makarova
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Sorana Cîrstea
Maria Kirilenko

May

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 4 Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$2,000,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Dinara Safina
6–3, 6–2
Svetlana Kuznetsova Venus Williams
Victoria Azarenka
María José Martínez Sánchez
Agnieszka Radwańska
Jelena Janković
Kaia Kanepi
Hsieh Su-wei
Peng Shuai
7–5, 7–6(5)
Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
Estoril Open
Oeiras, Portugal
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Yanina Wickmayer
7–5, 6–2
Ekaterina Makarova Shahar Pe'er
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Jarmila Groth
Sorana Cîrstea
Sabine Lisicki
Maria Kirilenko
Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Sharon Fichman
Katalin Marosi
May 11 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
$4,500,000 - Clay (Red) - 60S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Dinara Safina
6–2, 6–4
Caroline Wozniacki Patty Schnyder
Amélie Mauresmo
Alona Bondarenko
Jelena Janković
Ágnes Szávay
Vera Dushevina
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Květa Peschke
Lisa Raymond
May 18 Warsaw Open
Warsaw, Poland
WTA Premier
$600,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Alexandra Dulgheru
7–6(3), 3–6, 6–0
Alona Bondarenko Anne Keothavong
Daniela Hantuchová
Maria Sharapova
Ioana Raluca Olaru
Galina Voskoboeva
Klára Zakopalová
Raquel Kops-Jones
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
6-1, 6–1
Yan Zi
Zheng Jie
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Aravane Rezaï
7–6(2), 6–1
Lucie Hradecká Ayumi Morita
Viktoriya Kutuzova
Kristina Barrois
Peng Shuai
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
Monica Niculescu
Nathalie Dechy
Mara Santangelo
6–0, 6–1
Claire Feuerstein
Stéphanie Foretz
May 24
June 1
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$10,009,638 - Clay (Red) - 128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–4, 6–2
Dinara Safina Dominika Cibulková
Samantha Stosur
Victoria Azarenka
Maria Sharapova
Sorana Cîrstea
Serena Williams
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–1, 6–1
Victoria Azarenka
Elena Vesnina
Bob Bryan
Liezel Huber
5–7, 7–6(5), 10–7
Marcelo Melo
Vania King

June

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 8 Aegon Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
WTA International
$220,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Magdaléna Rybáriková
6–0, 7–6(2)
Li Na Sania Mirza
Maria Sharapova
Urszula Radwańska
Melinda Czink
Stefanie Vögele
Yanina Wickmayer
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
6–1, 6–4
Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
June 15 Aegon International
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
$600,000 - Grass - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Caroline Wozniacki
7–6(5), 7–5
Virginie Razzano Marion Bartoli
Aleksandra Wozniak
Agnieszka Radwańska
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Ekaterina Makarova
Vera Dushevina
Akgul Amanmuradova
Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 6–3
Samantha Stosur
Rennae Stubbs
UNICEF Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
$220,000 - Grass - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–3, 7–5
Yanina Wickmayer Dinara Safina
Francesca Schiavone
Daniela Hantuchová
Flavia Pennetta
Kristina Barrois
Olga Govortsova
Sara Errani
Flavia Pennetta
6–4, 5–7, [13–11]
Michaëlla Krajicek
Yanina Wickmayer
June 22
June 29
Wimbledon Championships
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$9,487,267 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/48X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Serena Williams
7–6(3), 6–2
Venus Williams Dinara Safina
Elena Dementieva
Sabine Lisicki
Agnieszka Radwańska
Francesca Schiavone
Victoria Azarenka
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
7–6(4), 6–4
Samantha Stosur
Rennae Stubbs
Mark Knowles
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
7–5, 6–3
Leander Paes
Cara Black

July

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 6 GDF Suez Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Ágnes Szávay
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Patty Schnyder Edina Gallovits
Alona Bondarenko
Alisa Kleybanova
Petra Martić
Timea Bacsinszky
Shahar Pe'er
Alisa Kleybanova
Monica Niculescu
6–4, 7–6(5)
Alona Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
Collector Swedish Open Women
Båstad, Sweden
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
María José Martínez Sánchez
7–5, 6–4
Caroline Wozniacki Flavia Pennetta
Gisela Dulko
Maria Kirilenko
Alla Kudryavtseva
Carla Suárez Navarro
Dominika Cibulková
Gisela Dulko
Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 0–6, [10–5]
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
July 13 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Flavia Pennetta
6–1, 6–2
Sara Errani Tathiana Garbin
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Aravane Rezaï
Olga Govortsova
Yaroslava Shvedova
Patty Schnyder
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
6–1, 6–2
Mariya Koryttseva
Darya Kustova
ECM Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Sybille Bammer
7–6(4), 6–2
Francesca Schiavone Timea Bacsinszky
Iveta Benešová
Kateryna Bondarenko
Carla Suárez Navarro
Zarina Diyas
Lucie Hradecká
Alona Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
6–1, 6–2
Iveta Benešová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
July 20 Banka Koper Slovenia Open
Portorož, Slovenia
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Dinara Safina
6–7(5), 6–1, 7–5
Sara Errani Alberta Brianti
Stefanie Vögele
Maria Elena Camerin
Camille Pin
Rossana de los Ríos
Petra Martić
Julia Görges
Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 6–2
Camille Pin
Klára Zakopalová
Gastein Ladies
Bad Gastein, Austria
WTA International
$220,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Andrea Petkovic
6–2, 6–3
Ioana Raluca Olaru Alizé Cornet
Yaroslava Shvedova
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Magdaléna Rybáriková
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Yvonne Meusburger
Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
6–2, 6–4
Tatjana Malek
Andrea Petkovic
July 27 Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
WTA Premier
$700,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Marion Bartoli
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Venus Williams Samantha Stosur
Elena Dementieva
Serena Williams
Jelena Janković
Daniela Hantuchová
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–4, 6–1
Chan Yung-jan
Monica Niculescu
İstanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Vera Dushevina
6–0, 6–1
Lucie Hradecká Timea Bacsinszky
Andrea Petkovic
Urszula Radwańska
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Marta Domachowska
Olga Govortsova
Lucie Hradecká
Renata Voráčová
2–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Julia Görges
Patty Schnyder

August

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 3 Herbalife LA Tennis Championships
Los Angeles, United States
WTA Premier
$700,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Flavia Pennetta
6–4, 6–3
Samantha Stosur Sorana Cîrstea
Maria Sharapova
Zheng Jie
Agnieszka Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska
Vera Zvonareva
Chuang Chia-jung
Yan Zi
6–0, 4–6, [10–7]
Maria Kirilenko
Agnieszka Radwańska
August 10 W&S Financial Group Women's Open
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
$2,000,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Jelena Janković
6–4, 6–2
Dinara Safina Flavia Pennetta
Elena Dementieva
Kim Clijsters
Daniela Hantuchová
Caroline Wozniacki
Sybille Bammer
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
August 17 Rogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
WTA Premier 5
$2,000,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Elena Dementieva
6–4, 6–3
Maria Sharapova Alisa Kleybanova
Serena Williams
Jelena Janković
Agnieszka Radwańska
Samantha Stosur
Lucie Šafářová
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Samantha Stosur
Rennae Stubbs
August 24 Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
WTA Premier
$600,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Caroline Wozniacki
6–2, 6–4
Elena Vesnina Amélie Mauresmo
Flavia Pennetta
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Anna Chakvetadze
Magdaléna Rybáriková
Virginie Razzano
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
6–2, 7–5
Iveta Benešová
Lucie Hradecká
August 31
September 7
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$9,756,000 - Hard - 128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–3
Caroline Wozniacki Yanina Wickmayer
Serena Williams
Kateryna Bondarenko
Melanie Oudin
Li Na
Flavia Pennetta
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–2, 6–2
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Travis Parrott
Carly Gullickson
6–2, 6–4
Leander Paes
Cara Black

September

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 14 Guangzhou International Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Shahar Pe'er
6–3, 6–4
Alberta Brianti Ayumi Morita
Peng Shuai
Anastasija Sevastova
Olga Savchuk
Alexandra Panova
Chan Yung-jan
Olga Govortsova
Tatiana Poutchek
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Kimiko Date-Krumm
Sun Tiantian
Bell Challenge présenté par Banque Nationale
Quebec City, Canada
WTA International
$220,000 - Carpet - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Melinda Czink
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Lucie Šafářová Aleksandra Wozniak
Julia Görges
Nadia Petrova
Alla Kudryavtseva
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Lilia Osterloh
Vania King
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–1, 6–3
Sofia Arvidsson
Séverine Brémond Beltrame
September 21 Hansol Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Kimiko Date-Krumm
6–3, 6–3
Anabel Medina Garrigues Maria Kirilenko
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Daniela Hantuchová
Vera Dushevina
Chan Yung-jan
Magdaléna Rybáriková
Chan Yung-jan
Abigail Spears
6–3, 6–4
Carly Gullickson
Nicole Kriz
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Shahar Pe'er
6–3, 6–4
Akgul Amanmuradova Yaroslava Shvedova
Olga Govortsova
Monica Niculescu
Stefanie Vögele
Darya Kustova
Alexandra Panova
Olga Govortsova
Tatiana Poutchek
6–2, 6–7(1), [10–8]
Vitalia Diatchenko
Ekaterina Dzehalevich
September 28 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier 5
$2,000,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Maria Sharapova
5–2 retired
Jelena Janković Agnieszka Radwańska
Li Na
Iveta Benešová
Magdaléna Rybáriková
Victoria Azarenka
Marion Bartoli
Alisa Kleybanova
Francesca Schiavone
6–4, 6–2
Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama

October

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 5 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$4,500,000 - Hard - 60S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–2, 6–4
Agnieszka Radwańska Marion Bartoli
Nadia Petrova
Vera Zvonareva
Elena Dementieva
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Peng Shuai
Hsieh Su-wei
Peng Shuai
6–3, 6–1
Alla Kudryavtseva
Ekaterina Makarova
October 12 Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Yanina Wickmayer
6–3, 6–4
Petra Kvitová Flavia Pennetta
Agnieszka Radwańska
Ioana Raluca Olaru
Sara Errani
Carla Suárez Navarro
Lucie Šafářová
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 6–4
Klaudia Jans
Alicja Rosolska
HP Open
Osaka, Japan
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Samantha Stosur
7–5, 6–1
Francesca Schiavone Caroline Wozniacki
Sania Mirza
Aleksandra Wozniak
Jill Craybas
Melinda Czink
Marion Bartoli
Chuang Chia-jung
Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–4
Chanelle Scheepers
Abigail Spears
October 19 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$1,000,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Francesca Schiavone
6–3, 6–0
Olga Govortsova Alona Bondarenko
Alisa Kleybanova
Tsvetana Pironkova
Maria Kirilenko
Vera Dushevina
Jelena Janković
Maria Kirilenko
Nadia Petrova
6–2, 6–2
Maria Kondratieva
Klára Zakopalová
BGL Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$220,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Timea Bacsinszky
6–2, 7–5
Sabine Lisicki Yanina Wickmayer
Shahar Pe'er
Katarina Srebotnik
Kirsten Flipkens
Daniela Hantuchová
Patty Schnyder
Iveta Benešová
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
1–6, 6–0, [10–7]
Vladimíra Uhlířová
Renata Voráčová
October 26 Sony Ericsson Championships
Doha, Qatar
Year-end championships
$4,550,000 - Hard - 8S (RR)/4D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Serena Williams
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Venus Williams Caroline Wozniacki
Jelena Janković
Round Robin
Dinara Safina
Victoria Azarenka
Vera Zvonareva
Agnieszka Radwańska
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Dementieva
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
7–6(0), 5–7, [10–7]
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

November

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Round Robin
November 2 Commonwealth Bank
Tournament of Champions

Bali, Indonesia
Year-end championships
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 12S
Singles Draw
Aravane Rezaï
7–5 retired
Marion Bartoli Kimiko Date-Krumm
María José Martínez Sánchez
Shahar Pe'er
Magdaléna Rybáriková
Samantha Stosur
Ágnes Szávay
Yanina Wickmayer
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Vera Dushevina
Sabine Lisicki
Melinda Czink
November 2 Fed Cup: Final
Reggio Calabria Clay
 Italy 4–0  United States

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 2009 WTA Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships, the WTA Premier tournaments 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) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).

Titles won by player

Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Premier
tournaments
International
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
9 María José Martínez Sánchez 1 2 2 4 2 7 0
7 Serena Williams 2 3 1 1 3 4 0
Nuria Llagostera Vives 1 2 4 0 7 0
6 Venus Williams 3 1 1 1 2 4 0
Liezel Huber 1 4 1 0 5 1
5 Victoria Azarenka 1 1 2 1 3 2 0
Flavia Pennetta 1 1 3 2 3 0
Cara Black 4 1 0 5 0
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova 1 2 1 3 1 0
Caroline Wozniacki 2 1 1 3 1 0
3 Anna-Lena Grönefeld 1 2 0 2 1
Dinara Safina 2 1 3 0 0
Elena Dementieva 2 1 3 0 0
Vera Zvonareva 1 1 1 2 1 0
Hsieh Su-wei 3 0 3 0
Bethanie Mattek-Sands 3 0 3 0
Peng Shuai 3 0 3 0
Nadia Petrova 3 0 3 0
Chuang Chia-jung 1 3 0 3 0
Alisa Kleybanova 1 2 0 3 0
Nathalie Dechy 3 0 3 0
Mara Santangelo 3 0 3 0
2 Anabel Medina Garrigues 1 1 1 1 0
Sania Mirza 1 1 0 1 1
Aravane Rezaï 1 1 2 0 0
Amélie Mauresmo 1 1 1 1 0
Francesca Schiavone 1 1 1 1 0
Marion Bartoli 1 1 2 0 0
Jelena Janković 1 1 2 0 0
Racquel Kops-Jones 1 1 0 2 0
Shahar Pe'er 2 2 0 0
Yanina Wickmayer 2 2 0 0
Tamarine Tanasugarn 1 1 1 1 0
Gisela Dulko 2 0 2 0
Olga Govortsova 2 0 2 0
Lucie Hradecká 2 0 2 0
Vania King 2 0 2 0
Tatiana Poutchek 2 0 2 0
Abigail Spears 2 0 2 0
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 2 0 2 0
1 Kim Clijsters 1 1 0 0
Virginia Ruano Pascual 1 0 1 0
Carly Gullickson 1 0 0 1
Alexandra Dulgheru 1 1 0 0
Sabine Lisicki 1 1 0 0
Maria Sharapova 1 1 0 0
Akgul Amanmuradova 1 0 1 0
Maria Kirilenko 1 0 1 0
Ai Sugiyama 1 0 1 0
Yan Zi 1 0 1 0
Timea Bacsinszky 1 1 0 0
Sybille Bammer 1 1 0 0
Melinda Czink 1 1 0 0
Kimiko Date-Krumm 1 1 0 0
Vera Dushevina 1 1 0 0
Petra Kvitová 1 1 0 0
Andrea Petkovic 1 1 0 0
Magdaléna Rybáriková 1 1 0 0
Samantha Stosur 1 1 0 0
Ágnes Szávay 1 1 0 0
Roberta Vinci 1 1 0 0
Iveta Benešová 1 0 1 0
Alona Bondarenko 1 0 1 0
Kateryna Bondarenko 1 0 1 0
Chan Yung-jan 1 0 1 0
Sara Errani 1 0 1 0
Julia Görges 1 0 1 0
Andrea Hlaváčková 1 0 1 0
Klaudia Jans 1 0 1 0
Ekaterina Makarova 1 0 1 0
Monica Niculescu 1 0 1 0
Lisa Raymond 1 0 1 0
Alicja Rosolska 1 0 1 0
Yaroslava Shvedova 1 0 1 0
Katarina Srebotnik 1 0 1 0
Vladimíra Uhlířová 1 0 1 0
Renata Voráčová 1 0 1 0

Titles won by nation

Total titles Player Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Premier
tournaments
International
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
24  United States 2 3 2 1 1 8 1 6 5 17 2
21  Russia 1 8 6 4 2 13 8 0
11  Spain 1 1 2 3 4 3 8 0
 Italy 2 1 2 6 4 7 0
10  France 2 1 2 4 4 5 0
7  Belarus 1 1 2 3 3 4 0
 Chinese Taipei 4 3 0 7 0
6  Germany 1 1 1 3 2 3 1
 Czech Republic 1 5 1 5 0
5  Zimbabwe 4 1 0 5 0
4  Denmark 2 1 1 3 1 0
 China 4 0 4 0
3  Belgium 1 2 3 0 0
2  India 1 1 0 1 1
 Serbia 1 1 2 0 0
 Romania 1 1 1 1 0
 Japan 1 1 1 1 0
 Hungary 2 2 0 0
 Israel 2 2 0 0
 Thailand 1 1 1 1 0
 Argentina 2 0 2 0
1  Uzbekistan 1 0 1 0
 Australia 1 1 0 0
 Austria 1 1 0 0
 Slovakia 1 1 0 0
  Switzerland 1 1 0 0
 Kazakhstan 1 0 1 0
 Poland 1 0 1 0
 Slovenia 1 0 1 0
 Ukraine 1 0 1 0

Titles information

The following players won their first singles title:

The following players completed a successful singles title defence:

Rankings

Singles

The following is the 2009 top 20 in the Race To The Championships.[6] Premier Mandatory Events are counted even if the player did not compete, if there is no injury excuse, it is counted as one of their events, when you are in the top 10. Players in gold are players who competed in the 2009 WTA Tour Championships.
Race Singles
Rk Name Nation Points Tour
1 Dinara Safina  RUS 7731 18
2 Serena Williams  USA 7576 17
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova  RUS 5772 18
4 Caroline Wozniacki  DEN 5475 24
5 Elena Dementieva  RUS 5415 19
6 Victoria Azarenka  BLR 4451 16
7 Venus Williams  USA 4397 16
8 Jelena Janković  SRB 3555 18
9 Vera Zvonareva  RUS 3550 19
10 Agnieszka Radwańska  POL 3340 22
11 Flavia Pennetta  ITA 3150 24
12 Marion Bartoli  FRA 3105 23
13 Samantha Stosur  AUS 2945 20
14 Maria Sharapova  RUS 2820 16
15 Li Na  CHN 2541 18
16 Francesca Schiavone  ITA 2375 27
17 Kim Clijsters  BEL 2340 4
18 Virginie Razzano  FRA 2300 21
19 Yanina Wickmayer  BEL 2290 19
20 Nadia Petrova  RUS 2220 22
Singles Year-end Ranking
Rk Name Nation Points Change
1 Serena Williams  USA 9,075 Increase1
2 Dinara Safina  RUS 7,800 Increase1
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova  RUS 6,141 Increase5
4 Caroline Wozniacki  DEN 5,875 Increase8
5 Elena Dementieva  RUS 5,585 Decrease1
6 Venus Williams  USA 5,126 Steady
7 Victoria Azarenka  BLR 4,820 Increase8
8 Jelena Janković  SRB 3,965 Decrease7
9 Vera Zvonareva  RUS 3,560 Decrease2
10 Agnieszka Radwańska  POL 3,450 Steady
11 Marion Bartoli  FRA 3,415 Increase6
12 Flavia Pennetta  ITA 3,150 Increase1
13 Samantha Stosur  AUS 3,045 Increase39
14 Maria Sharapova  RUS 2,820 Decrease5
15 Li Na  CHN 2,541 Increase8
16 Yanina Wickmayer  BEL 2,385 Increase53
17 Francesca Schiavone  ITA 2,375 Increase13
18 Kim Clijsters  BEL 2,340 IncreaseNR
19 Virginie Razzano  FRA 2,300 Increase40
20 Nadia Petrova  RUS 2,220 Decrease9

Number 1 Ranking

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Jelena Janković (SRB) Year-End 2008 2 February 2009
 Serena Williams (USA) 2 February 2009 20 April 2009
 Dinara Safina (RUS) 20 April 2009 12 October 2009
 Serena Williams (USA) 12 October 2009 26 October 2009
 Dinara Safina (RUS) 26 October 2009 2 November 2009
 Serena Williams (USA) 2 November 2009 Year-End 2009

Doubles

Race Rankings Team
Rk Name Points Tour
1 Cara Black
Liezel Huber
9100 20
2 Venus Williams
Serena Williams
6750 5
3 Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
6397 20
4 Rennae Stubbs
Samantha Stosur
5048 15
5 Peng Shuai
Hsieh Su-wei
4286 11
6 Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
4192 15
7 Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual
4128 13
8 Květa Peschke
Lisa Raymond
3206 12
9 Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Nadia Petrova
3031 12
10 Yan Zi
Zheng Jie
2482 11
Doubles Year-end Rankings
Rk Name Nation Points Change
1 Cara Black  ZIM 8,520 Steady
= Liezel Huber  USA 8,520 Steady
3 Serena Williams  USA 7,440 Increase25
= Venus Williams  USA 7,440 Increase20
5 Nuria Llagostera Vives  ESP 6,180 Increase25
6 María José Martínez Sánchez  ESP 6,180 Increase24
7 Samantha Stosur  AUS 5,610 Increase7
= Rennae Stubbs  AUS 5,610 Increase2
9 Hsieh Su-wei  TPE 4,730 Increase42
10 Virginia Ruano Pascual  ESP 4,670 Decrease5
11 Anabel Medina Garrigues  ESP 4,600 Decrease8
12 Peng Shuai  CHN 4,550 Increase15
13 Daniela Hantuchová  SVK 4,180 Increase41
14 Alisa Kleybanova  RUS 4,150 Increase69
15 Victoria Azarenka  BLR 3,801 Decrease3
16 Nadia Petrova  RUS 3,735 Increase4
17 Bethanie Mattek-Sands  USA 3,620 Increase9
18 Lisa Raymond  USA 3,560 Decrease10
19 Francesca Schiavone  ITA 3,540 Increase13
20 Ekaterina Makarova  RUS 3,510 Increase42

Number 1 Ranking

Holder Dates Held
 Cara Black (ZIM)
 Liezel Huber (USA)
Held Through The Entirety of 2009

WTA Prize Money Leaders

As of 16 November 2009
# Country Player Singles Doubles Bonus Pool 1 Year-to-date
1.  USA Serena Williams $5,584,437 $636,149 $325,000 $6,545,586
2.  RUS Dinara Safina $3,601,325 $8,893 $700,000 $4,310,218
3.  RUS Svetlana Kuznetsova $3,280,865 $152,976 $225,000 $3,658,841
4.  USA Venus Williams $2,240,745 $636,149 $250,000 $3,126,894
5.  SRB Jelena Janković $1,491,514 $0 $1,000,000 $2,491,514
6.  DEN Caroline Wozniacki $2,324,692 $46,858 $0 $2,371,550
7.  RUS Elena Dementieva $1,880,156 $825 $462,500 $2,343,481
8.  BLR Victoria Azarenka $1,827,770 $287,766 $0 $2,115,536
9.  RUS Vera Zvonareva $1,447,361 $144,784 $50,000 $1,642,145
10.  BEL Kim Clijsters $1,630,150 $2,410 $0 $1,632,560

1 Only for 2008 year-end top 10, Certain players receive fines for skipping events

Statistics leaders

As of November 16, 2009. Source

ACES
Player Aces Matches
1 Serena Williams 381 62
2 Nadia Petrova 306 51
3 Venus Williams 277 54
4 Samantha Stosur 277 58
5 Sabine Lisicki 243 46
6 Alisa Kleybanova 215 53
7 Lucie Šafářová 202 55
8 Svetlana Kuznetsova 200 56
9 Flavia Pennetta 199 75
10 Magdaléna Rybáriková 189 52
SERVICE GAMES WON
Player % Matches
1 Serena Williams 77.6 62
2 Venus Williams 77.6 54
3 Samantha Stosur 75.7 58
4 Lucie Šafářová 75.7 55
5 Svetlana Kuznetsova 74.4 56
6 Vera Zvonareva 74.3 47
7 Nadia Petrova 72.4 51
8 Sabine Lisicki 72.2 46
9 Caroline Wozniacki 71.7 91
10 Kristina Barrois 71.5 24
BREAK POINTS SAVED
Player % Matches
1 Samantha Stosur 63.2 58
2 Venus Williams 62.0 54
3 Vera Zvonareva 60.8 47
4 Kristina Barrois 60.5 24
5 Ana Ivanovic 59.8 35
6 Iveta Benešová 58.7 54
7 Amélie Mauresmo 59.5 37
8 Patty Schnyder 59.4 43
9 Virginie Razzano 59.3 50
10 Elena Dementieva 59.1 72
FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Player % Matches
1 Monica Niculescu 72.3 32
2 Alona Bondarenko 72.1 55
3 Victoria Azarenka 72.0 60
4 Patricia Mayr 71.6 28
5 Zheng Jie 70.6 48
6 Sara Errani 70.2 52
7 Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 69.7 32
8 Sybille Bammer 69.5 43
9 Caroline Wozniacki 68.8 91
10 Carla Suárez Navarro 67.8 54
FIRST SERVICE POINTS WON
Player % Matches
1 Serena Williams 73.5 62
2 Venus Williams 72.1 54
3 Sabine Lisicki 71.1 46
4 Nadia Petrova 70.8 51
5 Lucie Šafářová 69.6 55
6 Lucie Hradecká 69.6 25
7 Samantha Stosur 68.4 58
8 Kristina Barrois 67.7 24
9 Vera Zvonareva 67.6 47
10 Flavia Pennetta 67.1 75
SECOND SERVE POINTS WON
Player % Matches
1 Svetlana Kuznetsova 50.6 56
2 Patty Schnyder 50.5 43
3 Samantha Stosur 49.5 58
4 Caroline Wozniacki 49.4 91
5 Lucie Šafářová 49.3 55
6 Patricia Mayr 49.2 28
7 Li Na 49.1 51
8 Virginie Razzano 49 50
9 Yaroslava Shvedova 48.6 35
10 Venus Williams 48.6 54
POINTS WON RETURNING 1ST SERVICE
Player % Matches
1 Dinara Safina 43.1 71
2 Elena Dementieva 42.5 72
3 Victoria Azarenka 42.5 60
4 Caroline Wozniacki 42.2 91
5 Anabel Medina Garrigues 41.5 59
6 Maria Sharapova 41.4 40
7 Olga Govortsova 41.4 50
8 Carla Suárez Navarro 41.1 74
9 Sara Errani 40.7 52
10 Alizé Cornet 40.7 44
BREAK POINTS CONVERTED
Player % Matches
1 Victoria Azarenka 53.3 60
2 Klára Zakopalová 52.9 25
3 Anna Chakvetadze 52.4 31
4 Agnieszka Radwańska 52.3 67
5 Carla Suárez Navarro 52.1 54
6 Dinara Safina 51.8 71
7 Dominika Cibulková 51.7 36
8 Kateryna Bondarenko 51.3 43
9 Elena Dementieva 51.0 72
10 Flavia Pennetta 50.4 75
RETURN GAMES WON
Player % Matches
1 Victoria Azarenka 49.5 60
2 Maria Sharapova 48.6 40
3 Elena Dementieva 47.0 72
4 Dinara Safina 46.5 71
5 Marion Bartoli 45.8 68
6 Caroline Wozniacki 44.9 91
7 Agnieszka Radwańska 43.8 67
8 Flavia Pennetta 43.2 75
9 Shahar Pe'er 42.9 57
10 Sara Errani 42.8 52

Points distribution

Category W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Grand Slam (S) 2000 1400 900 500 280 160 100 5 60 50 40 2
Grand Slam (D) 2000 1400 900 500 280 160 5 48
WTA Championships (S) +450 +360 (230 for each win, 70 for each loss)
WTA Championships (D) 1500 1050 690
WTA Premier Mandatory (96S) 1000 700 450 250 140 80 50 5 30 20 1
WTA Premier Mandatory (64S) 1000 700 450 250 140 80 5 30 20 1
WTA Premier Mandatory (28/32D) 1000 700 450 250 140 5
WTA Premier 5 (56S) 800 550 350 200 110 60 1 30 20 1
WTA Premier 5 (28D) 800 550 350 200 110 1
WTA Premier (56S) 470 320 200 120 60 40 1 12 8 1
WTA Premier (32S) 470 320 200 120 60 1 20 12 8 1
WTA Premier (16D) 470 320 200 120 1
Tournament of Champions +280 +170 (125 for each win, 35 for each loss)
WTA International (56S) 280 200 130 70 30 15 1 10 6 1
WTA International (32S) 280 200 130 70 30 1 16 10 6 1
WTA International (16D) 280 200 130 70 1

Retirements

Following are notable players who announced their retirement from the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour during the 2009 season:

Awards

The winners of the 2009 WTA Awards were announced on 24 March 2010, during a special ceremony at the Sony Ericsson Open.[14]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Safina warns of possible boycott". BBC News. October 11, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Road Map sends WTA tour in new direction". Reuters. July 30, 2008. 
  3. ^ "WTA Tour allows on-court coaching next year". The New York Times. December 31, 1969. 
  4. ^ "2009 Tournament Archive". WTA Tour. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Notes & Netcords: November 9, 2009" (PDF). WTA Tour. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Notes & Netcords: October 26, 2009" (PDF). WTA Tour. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  7. ^ Dechy Retires
  8. ^ Jamea Looks to Fresh Start
  9. ^ Émilie Loit Announces Retirement
  10. ^ Mauresmo Calls It A Career
  11. ^ Morigami Retires
  12. ^ Obziler Calls Time On Career
  13. ^ Sugiyama Calls It A Career
  14. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Player Awards Announced

External links

  • Women's Tennis Association (WTA) official website
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) official website


2009 WTA Tour

Pages in category "2009 WTA Tour"

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