2018 WTA Tour

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2018 WTA Tour
Details
Duration 1 January – 4 November 2018
Edition 48th
Tournaments 58
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Finals
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Premier (12)
WTA International (31)
WTA Elite Trophy
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titles Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (5)
Most tournament finals Romania Simona Halep
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová (5)
Prize money leader Romania Simona Halep ($6,005,336)
Points leader Romania Simona Halep (6,316)
2017
2019
Caroline Wozniacki won her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by defeating Simona Halep in the final and returned to the WTA no. 1 singles ranking for the first time since 2012. Halep then went on to win her first major at the French Open on her fourth appearance at a Grand Slam final, defeating Sloane Stephens in three sets. Angelique Kerber won her third Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Serena Williams in the final and becoming the first German since Steffi Graf in 1996 to lift the trophy.

The 2018 WTA Tour is the elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2018 tennis season. The 2018 WTA Tour calendar comprises 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). Also included in the 2018 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which is organized by the ITF and does not distribute ranking points.[1]

Schedule

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2018 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 1 Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Switzerland
2–1
 Germany
Round robin (Group A)
 Belgium
 Australia
 Canada
Round robin (Group B)
 United States
 Russia
 Japan
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
$1,000,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
6–2, 6–1
Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
France Alizé Cornet
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
7–5, 6–2
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Shenzhen Open
Shenzhen, China
WTA International
$750,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Romania Simona Halep
6–1, 2–6, 6–0
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Russia Maria Sharapova
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Hungary Tímea Babos
Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Simona Halep
1–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Auckland Open
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Julia Görges
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki United States Sachia Vickery
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
United States Sofia Kenin
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Italy Sara Errani
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
7–5, 6–1
Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Miyu Kato
January 8 Sydney International
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
$799,000 – Hard – 30S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Germany Angelique Kerber
6–4, 6–4
Australia Ashleigh Barty Australia Daria Gavrilova
Italy Camila Giorgi
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–1
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Belgium Elise Mertens
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
United Kingdom Heather Watson
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
United States Alison Riske
Croatia Donna Vekić
Romania Monica Niculescu
Belgium Elise Mertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–2, 6–2
Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
January 15
January 22
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
A$25,036,000 – Hard
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4
Romania Simona Halep Germany Angelique Kerber
Belgium Elise Mertens
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
United States Madison Keys
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–4, 6–3
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Croatia Mate Pavić
2–6, 6–4, [11–9]
Hungary Tímea Babos
India Rohan Bopanna
January 29 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WTA Premier
$799,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
6–1, 6–2
France Kristina Mladenovic Russia Daria Kasatkina
Germany Julia Görges
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Russia Elena Rybakina
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Russia Vera Zvonareva
2–6, 6–1, [10–3]
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Taiwan Open
Taipei, Taiwan
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Hungary Tímea Babos
7–5, 6–1
Ukraine Kateryna Kozlova China Wang Yafan
Germany Sabine Lisicki
Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Poland Magda Linette
Romania Monica Niculescu
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
China Duan Yingying
China Wang Yafan
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Japan Nao Hibino
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova

February

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
February 5 Fed Cup Quarterfinals
Minsk, Belarus – Hard (i)
Prague, Czech Republic – Hard (i)
La Roche-sur-Yon, France – Hard (i)
Asheville, United States – Hard (i)
Quarterfinals winners
Quarterfinals losers
February 12 Qatar Open
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
$3,198,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Romania Simona Halep
Germany Angelique Kerber
Germany Julia Görges
France Caroline Garcia
United States Catherine Bellis
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
6–3, 6–3
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
February 19 Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
$2,623,485 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
6–4, 6–0
Russia Daria Kasatkina Germany Angelique Kerber
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Japan Naomi Osaka
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Russia Elena Vesnina
France Caroline Garcia
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
China Yang Zhaoxuan
4–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
Hungarian Ladies Open
Budapest, Hungary
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková Germany Mona Barthel
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
Sweden Johanna Larsson
Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Croatia Petra Martić
China Zhang Shuai
Spain Georgina García Pérez
Hungary Fanny Stollár
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
February 26 Mexican Open
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Australia Daria Gavrilova
United States Sloane Stephens
China Zhang Shuai
Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
France Kristina Mladenovic
Germany Tatjana Maria
United Kingdom Heather Watson
7–5, 2–6, [10–2]
United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Sabrina Santamaria

March

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
March 5
March 12
Indian Wells Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$8,648,508 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Japan Naomi Osaka
6–3, 6–2
Russia Daria Kasatkina Romania Simona Halep
United States Venus Williams
Croatia Petra Martić
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Germany Angelique Kerber
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová

6–4, 6–4
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
March 19
March 26
Miami Open
Miami, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
$8,648,508 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Sloane Stephens
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko Belarus Victoria Azarenka
United States Danielle Collins
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Germany Angelique Kerber
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
United States Venus Williams
Australia Ashleigh Barty
United States CoCo Vandeweghe

6–2, 6–1
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková

April

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
April 2 Charleston Open
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
$800,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
6–2, 6–1
Germany Julia Görges United States Madison Keys
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
France Alizé Cornet
United States Bernarda Pera
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–3
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Hungary Tímea Babos Romania Ana Bogdan
United States Sachia Vickery
Australia Ajla Tomljanović
United States Danielle Collins
Puerto Rico Monica Puig
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
United States Desirae Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
April 9 Ladies Open Lugano
Lugano, Switzerland
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Belgium Elise Mertens
7–5, 6–2
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
Belarus Vera Lapko
Germany Tamara Korpatsch
Italy Camila Giorgi
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Germany Mona Barthel
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Belgium Elise Mertens
6–1, 6–3
Belarus Vera Lapko
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
6–2, 6–4
Spain Lara Arruabarrena Romania Ana Bogdan
Slovenia Dalila Jakupović
Chile Daniela Seguel
Colombia Emiliana Arango
Sweden Johanna Larsson
Poland Magda Linette
Slovenia Dalila Jakupović
Russia Irina Khromacheva
6–3, 6–4
Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño
Argentina Nadia Podoroska
April 16 Fed Cup Semifinals
Stuttgart, Germany – Clay (Red) (i)
Aix-en-Provence, France – Clay (Red) (i)
Semifinals winners
Semifinals losers
April 23 Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
$816,000 – Clay (Red) (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
7–6(7–2), 6–4
United States CoCo Vandeweghe France Caroline Garcia
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
Romania Simona Halep
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
United States Raquel Atawo
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
İstanbul Cup
İstanbul, Turkey
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Pauline Parmentier
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Slovenia Polona Hercog Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Greece Maria Sakkari
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Croatia Donna Vekić
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
China Liang Chen
China Zhang Shuai

6–4, 6–4
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
United Kingdom Anna Smith
April 30 Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu Italy Camila Giorgi
China Zhang Shuai
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Australia Samantha Stosur
Italy Jasmine Paolini
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
6–4, 6–2
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Belarus Lidziya Marozava
Morocco Open
Rabat, Morocco
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Belgium Elise Mertens
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Australia Ajla Tomljanović Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Italy Sara Errani
Ukraine Katarina Zavatska
Croatia Jana Fett
Spain Paula Badosa Gibert
Russia Anna Blinkova
Romania Raluca Olaru
6–4, 6–4
Spain Georgina García Pérez
Hungary Fanny Stollár

May

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
May 7 Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
€6,685,828 – Clay (Red) – 64S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3
Netherlands Kiki Bertens Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
France Caroline Garcia
Romania Simona Halep
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Russia Maria Sharapova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
2–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
May 14 Italian Open
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
$3,351,720 – Clay (Red) – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
6–0, 6–4
Romania Simona Halep Russia Maria Sharapova
Estonia Anett Kontaveit
France Caroline Garcia
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Germany Angelique Kerber
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–3, 6–4
Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
May 21 Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková Australia Ashleigh Barty
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
China Wang Qiang
Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Australia Samantha Stosur
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Romania Raluca Olaru
7–5, 7–5
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
Nuremberg Cup
Nürnberg, Germany
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Sweden Johanna Larsson
7–6(7–4), 6–4
United States Alison Riske Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Hungary Fanny Stollár
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
May 28
June 4
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
€18,392,000 – Clay (Red)
128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Romania Simona Halep
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
United States Sloane Stephens Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
United States Madison Keys
Germany Angelique Kerber
Russia Maria Sharapova
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–3, 6–3
Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Croatia Ivan Dodig
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [10–8]
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Croatia Mate Pavić

June

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
June 11 Nottingham Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
United Kingdom Johanna Konta Japan Naomi Osaka
Croatia Donna Vekić
United Kingdom Katie Boulter
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Slovenia Dalila Jakupović
Germany Mona Barthel
Poland Alicja Rosolska
United States Abigail Spears
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
United Kingdom Heather Watson
Rosmalen Grass Court Championships
Rosmalen, Netherlands
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
6–7(0–7), 7–5, 6–1
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens United States CoCo Vandeweghe
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
United States Alison Riske
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
Germany Antonia Lottner
Belgium Elise Mertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
3–3, retired
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
June 18 Birmingham Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
WTA Premier
$936,128 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
Slovenia Dalila Jakupović
Germany Julia Görges
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Belgium Elise Mertens
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Mallorca Open
Santa Ponsa, Spain
WTA International
$250,000 – Grass – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Germany Tatjana Maria
6–4, 7–5
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova United States Sofia Kenin
Australia Samantha Stosur
France Caroline Garcia
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Australia Ajla Tomljanović
United States Alison Riske
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–1, 3–6, [10–3]
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Czech Republic Barbora Štefková
June 25 Eastbourne International
Eastbourne, Great Britain
WTA Premier
$917,664 – Grass – 48S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka Germany Angelique Kerber
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
6–3, 7–5
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu

July

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
July 2
July 9
Wimbledon
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
£15,950,500 – Grass
128S/96Q/64D/16Q/48X
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Draw
Germany Angelique Kerber
6–3, 6–3
United States Serena Williams Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
Germany Julia Görges
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Russia Daria Kasatkina
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Italy Camila Giorgi
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková

6–4, 4–6, 6–0
United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Austria Alexander Peya
United States Nicole Melichar

7–6(7–1), 6–3
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
July 16 Bucharest Open
Bucharest, Romania
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Croatia Petra Martić Slovenia Polona Hercog
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Tunisia Ons Jabeur
Germany Laura Siegemund
China Wang Yafan
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Andreea Mitu

6–3, 6–4
Montenegro Danka Kovinić
Belgium Maryna Zanevska
Ladies Championship Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland
WTA International
$250,000 – Clay (Red) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
France Alizé Cornet
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Luxembourg Mandy Minella Canada Eugenie Bouchard
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
Russia Evgeniya Rodina
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
Chile Alexa Guarachi
United States Desirae Krawczyk

4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
July 23 Moscow River Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA International
$750,000 – Clay – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Serbia Olga Danilović
7–5, 6–7(1–7), 6–4
Russia Anastasia Potapova Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
Germany Julia Görges
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Russia Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Germany Laura Siegemund
Russia Anastasia Potapova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
6–0, 6–3
Russia Alexandra Panova
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Jiangxi Open
Nanchang, China
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
China Wang Qiang
7–5, 4–0 ret.
China Zheng Saisai China Zhu Lin
Poland Magda Linette
China Zhang Shuai
China Xun Fangying
Chinese Taipei Liang En-shuo
China Liu Fangzhou
China Jiang Xinyu
China Tang Qianhui

6–4, 6–4
China Lu Jingjing
China You Xiaodi
July 30 Silicon Valley Classic
San Jose, United States
WTA Premier
$799,000 – Hard – 28S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
6–1, 6–0
Greece Maria Sakkari United States Danielle Collins
Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
United States Venus Williams
United Kingdom Johanna Konta
Australia Ajla Tomljanović
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
6–4, 6–1
Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
Washington Open
Washington D.C., United States
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
Croatia Donna Vekić China Zheng Saisai
Germany Andrea Petkovic
United States Allie Kiick
Poland Magda Linette
Kazakhstan Yulia Putintseva
Switzerland Belinda Bencic
China Han Xinyun
Croatia Darija Jurak

6–3, 6–2
Chile Alexa Guarachi
New Zealand Erin Routliffe

August

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
August 6 Canadian Open
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
$2,820,000 – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
Romania Simona Halep
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–4
United States Sloane Stephens Australia Ashleigh Barty
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
France Caroline Garcia
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Belgium Elise Mertens
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Netherlands Demi Schuurs

4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
August 13 Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
$ – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs Romania S Halep vs Belarus A Sabalenka
Czech Republic P Kvitová vs Netherlands K Bertens
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
United States Madison Keys
Belgium Elise Mertens
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
/
vs
/
August 20 Connecticut Open
New Haven, United States
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 30S/48Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
August 27
September 3
U.S. Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
$ – Hard
128S/128Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw – Mixed Draw
vs. vs.
vs.
vs.
vs.
vs.
vs.
/ vs. /
/ vs. /

September

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
September 10 Tournoi de Québec
Quebec City, Canada
WTA International
$250,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Japan Open
Hiroshima, Japan
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
September 17 Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier
$ – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Guangzhou Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
September 24 Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
WTA Premier 5
$ – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/

October

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
October 1 China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
$ – Hard – 60S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
October 8 Tianjin Open
Tianjin, China
WTA International
$750,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong
WTA International
$500,000 – Hard – 32S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Linz Open
Linz, Austria
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
October 15 Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
$ – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
Luxembourg Open
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
WTA International
$250,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/
October 22 WTA Finals
Singapore
Year-end championships
$ – Hard (i) – 8S (RR)/8D
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs

/
vs
/
October 29 WTA Elite Trophy
Zhuhai, China
Year-end championships
$2,349,363 – Hard (i) – 12S (RR)/6D (RR)
Singles Draw – Doubles Draw
vs vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs
/
vs
/

November

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
November 5 Fed Cup Final
 Czech Republic vs  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 2018 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  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
6  Demi Schuurs (NED) 0 6 0
6  Elise Mertens (BEL) 3 3 0
5  Petra Kvitová (CZE) 5 0 0
4  Simona Halep (ROU) 3 1 0
4  Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) 0 3 1
4  Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 1 3 0
3  Tímea Babos (HUN) 1 2 0
3  Elina Svitolina (UKR) 3 0 0
2  Angelique Kerber (GER) 2 0 0
2  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 2 0 0
2  Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) 0 2 0
2  Kateřina Siniaková (CZE) 0 2 0
2  Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 0 2 0
2  Latisha Chan (TPE) 0 1 1
2  Nicole Melichar (USA) 0 1 1
2  Kiki Bertens (NED) 1 1 0
2  Xu Yifan (CHN) 0 2 0
2  Mihaela Buzărnescu (ROU) 0 1 0
2  Květa Peschke (CZE) 0 2 0
2  Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 0 2 0
2  Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 0 2 0
2  Tatjana Maria (GER) 1 1 0
2  Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 0 2 0
2  Raluca Olaru (ROU) 0 2 0
1  Naomi Osaka (JPN) 1 0 0
1  Sloane Stephens (USA) 1 0 0
1  Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) 0 1 0
1  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Barbora Strýcová (CZE) 0 1 0
1  CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 0 1 0
1  Elena Vesnina (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Jeļena Ostapenko (LAT) 0 1 0
1  Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 1 0 0
1  Raquel Atawo (USA) 0 1 0
1  Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 0 1 0
1  Chan Hao-ching (TPE) 0 1 0
1  Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER) 0 1 0
1  Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Alizé Cornet (FRA) 1 0 0
1  Olga Danilović (SRB) 1 0 0
1  Julia Görges (GER) 1 0 0
1  Aleksandra Krunić (SRB) 1 0 0
1  Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1 0 0
1  Johanna Larsson (SWE) 1 0 0
1  Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 1 0 0
1  Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 1 0 0
1  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 1 0 0
1  Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (SVK) 1 0 0
1  Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 1 0 0
1  Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 1 0 0
1  Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 1 0 0
1  Wang Qiang (CHN) 1 0 0
1  Anna Blinkova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Naomi Broady (GBR) 0 1 0
1  Duan Yingying (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Sara Errani (ITA) 0 1 0
1  Alexa Guarachi (CHI) 0 1 0
1  Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 0 1 0
1  Georgina García Pérez (ESP) 0 1 0
1  Han Xinyun (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Dalila Jakupović (SLO) 0 1 0
1  Jiang Xinyu (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Darija Jurak (CRO) 0 1 0
1  Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Andreja Klepač (SLO) 0 1 0
1  Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 0 1 0
1  Liang Chen (CHN) 0 1 0
1  María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 0 1 0
1  Andreea Mitu (ROU) 0 1 0
1  Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 0 1 0
1  Alicja Rosolska (POL) 0 1 0
1  Bibiane Schoofs (NED) 0 1 0
1  Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 0 1 0
1  Abigail Spears (USA) 0 1 0
1  Fanny Stollár (HUN) 0 1 0
1  Tang Qianhui (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Wang Yafan (CHN) 0 1 0
1  Heather Watson (GBR) 0 1 0
1  Zhang Shuai (CHN) 0 1 0

Titles won by nation

Total Nation  S   D   X   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   S   D   X 
11  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 6 5 0
8  Romania (ROU) 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 0
8  Russia (RUS) 1 2 2 3 2 6 0
8  Netherlands (NED) 2 1 1 4 1 7 0
8  China (CHN) 3 1 4 1 7 0
7  United States (USA) 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 5 1
7  Belgium (BEL) 4 3 4 3 0
6  Germany (GER) 1 1 1 2 1 4 2 0
4  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 1 1 1 3 0
4  France (FRA) 1 1 2 2 2 0
4  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 1 1 2 0 3 1
4  Canada (CAN) 1 1 2 0 3 1
4  Australia (AUS) 1 2 1 1 3 0
4  Ukraine (UKR) 1 2 1 4 0 0
4  Slovenia (SLO) 1 3 0 4 0
4  Spain (ESP) 1 3 1 3 0
2  Denmark (DEN) 1 1 2 0 0
2  Latvia (LAT) 1 1 1 1 0
2  Serbia (SRB) 2 2 0 0
2  Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 2 0
1  Japan (JPN) 1 1 0 0
1   Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 1 0
1  Slovakia (SVK) 1 1 0 0
1  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 0 0
1  Chile (CHI) 1 0 1 0
1  Croatia (CRO) 1 0 1 0
1  Italy (ITA) 1 0 1 0
1  Poland (POL) 1 0 1 0

Titles information

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

Singles
Doubles
Mixed Doubles

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

Singles
Doubles

Top 10 entry

The following players entered the top 10 for the first time in their careers:

Singles
Doubles

WTA Rankings

These are the WTA rankings of the top 20 singles players, doubles players, and the top 10 doubles teams on the WTA Tour, at the current date of the 2018 season.[2][3]

Singles

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
Romania Simona Halep Year end 2017 28 January 2018
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 29 January 2018 25 February 2018
Romania Simona Halep 26 February 2018

Doubles

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Year end 2017 11 February 2018
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan 12 February 2018 18 February 2018
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
19 February 2018 18 March 2018
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan 19 March 2018 10 June 2018
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
11 June 2018 15 July 2018
Hungary Tímea Babos 16 July 2018 12 August 2018
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan 13 August 2018 19 August 2018
20 August 2018

Prize money leaders

# Player Singles Doubles Mixed Year-to-date
1 Romania Simona Halep $5,963,007 $42,329 $0 $6,005,336
2 Germany Angelique Kerber $5,067,147 $0 $0 $5,067,147
3 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki $4,015,439 $0 $0 $4,015,439
4 United States Sloane Stephens $2,953,817 $25,927 $4,477 $2,984,221
5 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová $2,762,495 $0 $0 $2,762,495
6 Ukraine Elina Svitolina $2,349,261 $4,755 $2,238 $2,356,254
7 Russia Daria Kasatkina $2,264,697 $32,730 $0 $2,297,427
8 Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko $1,840,570 $157,141 $2,794 $2,000,505
9 Japan Naomi Osaka $1,978,291 $0 $0 $1,978,291
10 United States Serena Williams $1,873,417 $24,113 $0 $1,897,530

Statistics leaders

as of May 7, 2018[9]

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 (32S) 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.

Awards

Player of the month

Breakthrough of the month

Shot of the month

Retirements

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the WTA Rankings top 100 [singles] or top 100 [doubles] for at least one week) who returned from retirement, announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2018 season:

  • France Marion Bartoli (born 2 October 1984 in Le Puy-en-Velay, France) joined the professional tour in 2000 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 7 in singles and no. 15 in doubles. Bartoli won 8 singles titles and 3 doubles titles during her career, with her final singles title being her most prestigious, at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships where she defeated Sabine Lisicki to claim her only grand slam title. In addition, she reached the final of Wimbledon in 2007 where she lost to Venus Williams, and also reached the quarterfinals or better at each of the other three majors. Bartoli announced her retirement in August 2013 after the Cincinnati Open. In December 2017 she announced that she would return to the professional tennis tour in 2018.[21] Bartoli was awarded a wildcard at the 2018 Mexican Open but withdrew before the tournament stating that she was injured and that she hoped to be fully fit for the grass season. However, as a result of ongoing injuries, Bartoli decided to abandon her comeback attempt in June.[22][23]
  • Italy Karin Knapp (born 28 June 1987 in Bruneck, Italy) joined the professional tour in 2002 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 33 in singles and no. 49 in doubles. Knapp won 2 singles titles during her career. As a member of the Italian Fed Cup team, Knapp was part of the squad that won the title in 2013. After having not played the tournament since the previous year's Australian Open, she announced her retirement on May 2018.[25]
  • Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues (born 12 April 1982 in Valencia, Spain) joined the professional tour in 1998 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 16 in singles and no. 3 in doubles. Medina Garrigues won 11 singles and 28 titles during her career, including two Grand Slam doubles titles and a silver medal in Olympic doubles with partner Virginia Ruano Pascual. Most notably became part of Jeļena Ostapenko's coaching staff which she coached her to win the 2017 French Open. Medina Garrigues was announced that the 2018 US Open would be her final tournament.[26]
  • Italy Roberta Vinci (born 18 February 1983 in Taranto, Italy) joined the professional tour in 1999 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 7 in singles and no. 1 in doubles. Vinci won 10 singles titles and 25 doubles titles during her career. She reached the final of the 2015 US Open singles event and won five grand slams doubles titles alongside compatriot Sara Errani, with whom she completed the Career Grand Slam. As a member of the Italian Fed Cup team, Vinci was part of the four italian title-winning squads in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Vinci announced that the 2018 Italian Open would be her final tournament.[27]

Comebacks

Following are notable players who will come back after retirements during the 2018 WTA Tour season:

  • Canada Rebecca Marino (born 16 December 1990 in Toronto, Canada) joined the professional tour in 2008 and reached a career-high ranking of no. 38 in singles. She reached her first and only tour-level final at the 2011 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, losing to Magdaléna Rybáriková. She took a break from tennis to deal with mental and physical fatigue from February to August 2012. After playing some ITF and WTA tournaments, she decided in late February 2013 to take a second break from tennis with no timetable for her return. Marino started training again during the first week of September 2017 and decided to return to competition in October 2017, after being away from the game for nearly five years. She was scheduled to play an ITF 60K event in Saguenay but her comeback was delayed of three months due to ITF administrative regulations. She returned at an ITF 15K event in Antalya at the end of January 2018 and won the title in her first tournament back.[28]

See also

References

  1. ^ "2018 WTA calendar" (PDF). wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2017-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Singles Rankings". Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 2014-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Doubles Rankings". Women's Tennis Association. 
  4. ^ "WTA Championships Road to Singapore Singles Rankings". Women's Tennis Association. 
  5. ^ "WTA Rankings". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 
  6. ^ "WTA Championships Road to Singapore Doubles Rankings". Women's Tennis Association. 
  7. ^ "WTA Rankings". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 
  8. ^ "WTA Prize Money" (PDF). wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. 
  9. ^ "WTA MATCHFACTS" (PDF). wtatour.com. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  10. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/june-2018-player-month-petra-kvitova
  11. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/july-2018-player-month-angelique-kerber
  12. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/june-2018-breakthrough-month-tatjana-maria
  13. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/july-2018-breakthrough-month-wang-qiang
  14. ^ "January 2018 Shot of the Month: Agnieszka Radwanska". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 
  15. ^ "February 2018 WTA Shot of the Month: Maria Sharapova". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 9 March 2018. 
  16. ^ "March 2018 Shot of the Month: Simona Halep". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 6 April 2018. 
  17. ^ "April 2018 Shot of the Month: Maria Sharapova". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  18. ^ "May 2018 Shot of the Month: Simona Halep". wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  19. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/june-2018-shot-month-caroline-wozniacki
  20. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/july-2018-shot-month-magda-linette
  21. ^ "Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli to return to WTA Tour in 2018". The Guardian. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 
  22. ^ "Tennis: Marion Bartoli Bosse Comme Une Dingue" (in French). Le Matin. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 
  23. ^ "Marion Bartoli: Former Wimbledon champion ends plan to return to tennis". BBC Sport. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  24. ^ "Casey Dellacqua retires from tennis for family life". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 
  25. ^ "Karin Knapp dice addio al tennis: "Si tratta di una decisione molto sofferta, ma purtroppo devo rassegnarmi all'idea che il mio ginocchio destro non ce la fa più"". livetennis.it. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  26. ^ "Medina Garrigues to retire at US Open". WTA. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018. 
  27. ^ "La mia ultima partita sarà una festa. E voi siete invitati. Roma, Foro italico 2018. #R3". 
  28. ^ Fitzpatrick, Cody (6 February 2018). "Rebecca Marino Wins First Title In Five Years". Baseline Tennis. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 

External links

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