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The WTA or “Women’s Tennis Association” is the governing body of the women’s game. This year over 2000 players representing 90 nations are competing for $79.8 million in prize money at 60 events in 34 countries.

The WTA calendar has been revamped in 2009 to include 20 premier events consisting of 4 mandatory events, the season ending championship and another 15 making up the rest. Prize money this year exceeds $86 million dollars and the off-season has been increased from 7 to 9 weeks.

Premier Events

Date Event Location Winner
Jan 09 – 14 Medibank International Sydney Sydney Li Na
Feb 07 – 13 Open GDF Suez Paris Petra Kvitova
Feb 14 – 20 Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships Dubai
Feb 21 – 27 Qatar Ladies Open 2011 Doha
Mar 09 – 20 BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells
Mar 22 – Apr 03 Sony Ericsson Open Miami
Apr 04 – 10 Family Circle Cup Charleston
Apr 18 – 24 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Stuttgart
Apr 30 – May 08 Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Madrid
May 09 – 15 Internazionali BNL d’Italia Rome
May 16 – 22 Brussels Ladies Open Brussels
Jun 13 – 19 AEGON International Eastbourne
Jul 25 – 31 Bank of the West Classic Stanford
Aug 01 – 07 Mercury Insurance Open San Diego
Aug 08 – 14 Rogers Club Toronto
Aug 15 – 20 Western & Southern Open Cincinnati
Aug 21 – 28 New Haven Open at Yale New Haven
Sep 25 – 30 Toray PPO Tokyo
Oct 01 – 09 China Open Beijing
Oct 17 – 23 Kremlin Cup Moscow
Oct 25 – Nov 31 WTA Championships Turkey

WTA Champions

Year Champion
Kim Clijsters (Bel)
2010 Kim Clijsters (Bel)
2009 Serena Williams (USA)
2008 Venus Williams (USA)
2007 Justine Henin (Bel)
2006 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel)
2005 Amelie Mauresmo (Fra)
2004 Maria Sharapova (Rus)
2003 Kim Clijsters (Bel)
2002 Kim Clijsters (Bel)
2001 Serena Williams (USA)