2010 WTA Tour

2010 WTA Tour
Caroline Wozniacki finished the year as WTA world No. 1 for the first time in her career, though Kim Clijsters was named the Player of the Year. Wozniacki won six tournaments during the season, including three Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 events. Clijsters won five tournaments during the season, including a major at the US Open, the WTA Tour Championships, and two Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 events.
Details
DurationJanuary 2 – November 7, 2010
Edition40th
Tournaments57
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships (2)
WTA Premier Mandatory (4)
WTA Premier 5 (5)
WTA Premier (10)
WTA International (32)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesDenmark Caroline Wozniacki (6)
Most tournament finalsDenmark Caroline Wozniacki (8)
Prize money leaderBelgium Kim Clijsters
(US$5,035,060)
Points leaderDenmark Caroline Wozniacki (7,270)
Awards
Player of the yearBelgium Kim Clijsters
Doubles team of the yearArgentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Most improved
player of the year
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Newcomer of the yearCzech Republic Petra Kvitová
Comeback
player of the year
Belgium Justine Henin
2009
2011
Serena Williams won her fifth Australian Open title, defeating former World No. 1, Justine Henin in the final. Williams went on to win her sixth Wimbledon title, defeating first-time finalist Vera Zvonareva. Francesca Schiavone claimed her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open and becoming the first Italian player to win the Grand Slam. Kim Clijsters won her third US Open, defeating Zvonareva in the final.

The 2010 WTA Tour or 2010 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour (its sponsored name) 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 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions and the WTA Tour Championships). Also included in the 2010 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which does not distribute ranking points and is organized by the ITF.

Notable stories

Serena Williams' season

Serena Williams began the season ranked World No. 1, having enjoyed an impressive 2009 season in which she won the Australian Open and Wimbledon (she would successfully defend both titles this year) and reclaimed the World No. 1 ranking on two occasions. Williams began her season by successfully defending her Australian Open title, defeating Justine Henin in a three-set final.[1] She also successfully defended her Wimbledon title, defeating surprise finalist Vera Zvonareva in the final, 6–3, 6–2.[2]

However, shortly after winning Wimbledon, Serena Williams would injure her foot at a German restaurant where she was celebrating her victory, but it didn't deter her from playing in an exhibition match against Kim Clijsters in front of a world-record tennis crowd that same week.[3] The foot injury ended up being very serious enough to necessitate surgery,[4] and as a result she missed the rest of the season and would not return to top-level tennis until June 2011. She was forced to miss her first US Open since 2003,[5] and also had to withdraw from the year-end championships having qualified by virtue of winning Wimbledon. The injury worsened late in the year; despite accepting a wildcard into Linz, she had to withdraw from that tournament, with her wildcard entry later allocated to former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic.[6] Despite progress in her recovery from foot surgery, she lost the World No. 1 ranking to Danish youngster Caroline Wozniacki. Williams then announced her withdrawal from the 2011 Australian Open in November.[7]

Justine Henin's comeback

Former World No. 1 Justine Henin announced her comeback to the WTA Tour in September last year, in the aftermath of Kim Clijsters' victory at the 2009 US Open.[8] She had previously not played at the highest level since suffering a third round defeat to Dinara Safina (who went on to make the final of the French Open that year) at the 2008 Qatar Telecom German Open. Henin's comeback began impressively, reaching the final of the 2010 Brisbane International in which she lost to her compatriot and rival Kim Clijsters in a final set tiebreak.[9] She had defeated Nadia Petrova and Ana Ivanovic en route. She then reached the final of the Australian Open, in which she was defeated by Serena Williams in three sets,[1] having defeated fifth seed Elena Dementieva in the second round, 27th seed Alisa Kleybanova in the third, qualifier Yanina Wickmayer in the fourth, 19th seed Nadia Petrova in the quarter-finals and Zheng Jie in the semi-finals en route.

She then participated at her first French Open since 2007, where she was defeated in the fourth round by eventual finalist Samantha Stosur, ending a 24-match winning streak at the tournament dating back to 2005.[10] Prior to the defeat against Stosur, Henin had played her first three-set match at the tournament, also since 2005, when she defeated Maria Sharapova in the third round.[11] Later, at Wimbledon, Henin again reached the fourth round, but suffered a three-set loss to rival Clijsters.[12] During the match, she suffered an elbow injury which would later rule her out of the US Open, that same injury would lead to her second (and final) retirement in January 2011.

Ana Ivanovic's season

The first half of Ana Ivanovic's 2010 season appeared to follow on from her poor 2009 season, as her confidence and game continued to disintegrate since she won the 2008 French Open. She started the season ranked World No. 22 and spent almost the entire season ranked outside the Top 20. She was able to reach the semi-finals at the Brisbane International and the Rome Masters,[13] but those would be her best results in the first half of the season, as she dropped out of the WTA's Top 50 for the first time since 2005 with a second round loss to Anastasija Sevastova at Indian Wells.[14] On court results did not improve throughout the year, and Ivanovic dropped to a low of World No. 65 by July.[15] Adding to a growing season of disappointment, Ivanovic also suffered the ignominy of winning the wooden spoon at Wimbledon, having finished at the end of the tournament's longest losing chain after losing in the first round.[16]

However, Ivanovic would begin to turn her season around at the 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open, entering the tournament having lost 17 of her last 29 matches dating back to August 2009 and having dropped to World No. 62. A first round upset win over recent Stanford champion Victoria Azarenka[17] sparked a run to the semi-finals, where she was forced to retire against Kim Clijsters due to a foot injury; nevertheless, she re-entered the World's Top 40 following her run at Cincinnati.[18] With no rankings points to defend for the remainder of the year, Ivanovic reached the fourth round of the US Open, the first time she had gotten that far at a Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon in 2009. She defeated Ekaterina Makarova,[19] Zheng Jie[20] and Virginie Razzano before being crushed by defending and eventual champion Kim Clijsters in the fourth round.

Ivanovic continued to maintain her recent good form after the US Open; she was able to reach the quarter-finals in Beijing where she was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki, who eventually replaced Serena Williams as the new World No. 1 by winning the tournament.[21] She then accepted a late wildcard entry into Linz after Williams withdrew due to her ongoing foot surgery,[6] where she won her first title in two years after defeating Patty Schnyder, 6–2, 6–1, in the year's shortest final; the title returned Ivanovic to the world's Top 30,[22] and qualified her for the 2010 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali. In her final tournament of the year, she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Kimiko Date-Krumm en route to reaching her second final in three weeks, where she defeated Alisa Kleybanova to win her second title of the year and return to the world's Top 20 for the first time in more than one year.[23][24] Ivanovic ended her season by winning 21 of her last 27 matches, having lost 17 of her last 29 beforehand.

Schedule

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2010 calendar, with player progression documented from the quarterfinals stage.[25]

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

January

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Jan 4Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – A$1,000,000 – 8 teams (RR)
 Spain
2–1
 Great Britain
Round robin losers (Group A)
 Romania
 United States
 Australia
Round robin losers (Group B)
 Kazakhstan
 Russia
 Germany
Brisbane International
Brisbane, Australia
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
Belgium Justine HeninGermany Andrea Petkovic
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Hungary Melinda Czink
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–4]
Hungary Melinda Czink
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
6–3, 6–2
Italy Flavia PennettaItaly Francesca Schiavone
Israel Shahar Pe'er
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
France Alizé Cornet
Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
7–6(7–4), 6–2
South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Laura Granville
Jan 11Medibank International Sydney
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
Hard – $600,000 – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Elena Dementieva
6–3, 6–2
United States Serena WilliamsFrance Aravane Rezaï
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Vera Dushevina
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Russia Dinara Safina
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6–1, 3–6, [10–3]
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Russia Nadia Petrova
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
6–2, 6–4
Israel Shahar Pe'erSpain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Italy Sara Errani
Argentina Gisela Dulko
China Zheng Jie
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Romania Monica Niculescu
Jan 18
Jan 25
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Hard – $9,264,098
128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed doubles
United States Serena Williams
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Belgium Justine HeninChina Li Na
China Zheng Jie
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
United States Venus Williams
Russia Nadia Petrova
Russia Maria Kirilenko
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6–4, 6–3
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Leander Paes
7–5, 6–3
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský

February

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Feb 1Fed Cup first round
Kharkiv, Ukraine – hard (i)
Brno, Czech Republic – hard (i)
Belgrade, Serbia – hard (i)
Liévin, France – clay (red) (i)
First round winners
 Italy 4–1
 Czech Republic 3–2
 Russia 3–2
 United States 4–1
First round losers
 Ukraine
 Germany
 Serbia
 France
Feb 8Open GDF Suez
Paris, France
WTA Premier
Hard (i) – $700,000 – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Elena Dementieva
6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–4
Czech Republic Lucie ŠafářováUnited States Melanie Oudin
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Germany Andrea Petkovic
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Israel Shahar Pe'er
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
walkover
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
PTT Pattaya Open
Pattaya, Thailand
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/16Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Vera Zvonareva
6–4, 6–4
Thailand Tamarine TanasugarnKazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Kazakhstan Sesil Karatantcheva
Austria Sybille Bammer
Germany Tatjana Malek
Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–5, 6–1
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Russia Ksenia Pervak
Feb 15Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier 5
Hard – $2,000,000 – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
United States Venus Williams
6–3, 7–5
Belarus Victoria AzarenkaIsrael Shahar Pe'er
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
China Li Na
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Russia Regina Kulikova
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
WTA International
Hard (i) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Maria Sharapova
6–2, 6–1
Sweden Sofia ArvidssonCzech Republic Petra Kvitová
United Kingdom Anne Keothavong
United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Croatia Karolina Šprem
United States Melanie Oudin
United States Vania King
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
7–5, 6–2
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Copa BBVA-Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño
6–4, 6–3
Germany Angelique KerberArgentina Gisela Dulko
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová
France Pauline Parmentier
Italy Sara Errani
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Romania Edina Gallovits
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
Feb 22Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
United States Venus Williams
2–6, 6–2, 6–3
Slovenia Polona HercogRomania Edina Gallovits
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Spain Laura Pous Tió
Canada Sharon Fichman
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
2–6, 6–1, [10–2]
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Malaysian Open
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
6–3, 6–2
Russia Elena DementievaAustria Sybille Bammer
Japan Ayumi Morita
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
China Zheng Jie
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [10–7]
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
Russia Arina Rodionova

March

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Mar 1Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
1–6, 6–1, 6–0
Slovakia Daniela HantuchováLatvia Anastasija Sevastova
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
France Alizé Cornet
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
United States Vania King
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Vania King
Mar 8
Mar 15
BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
Hard – $4,500,000 – 96S/48Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
Serbia Jelena Janković
6–2, 6–4
Denmark Caroline WozniackiAustralia Samantha Stosur
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Russia Elena Dementieva
China Zheng Jie
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 2–6, 10–5
Russia Nadia Petrova
Australia Samantha Stosur
Mar 22
Mar 29
Sony Ericsson Open
Key Biscayne, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
Hard – $4,500,000 – 96S/48Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–1
United States Venus WilliamsFrance Marion Bartoli
Belgium Justine Henin
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Australia Samantha Stosur
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–3, 4–6, 10–7
Russia Nadia Petrova
Australia Samantha Stosur

April

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Apr 5MPS Group Championships
Ponte Vedra Beach, United States
WTA International
Clay – $220,000 (green) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–2, 7–5
Belarus Olga GovortsovaRussia Elena Vesnina
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
United States Melanie Oudin
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
United States Varvara Lepchenko
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
China Yan Zi
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Peng Shuai
Andalucia Tennis Experience
Marbella, Spain
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Spain Carla Suárez NavarroSpain María José Martínez Sánchez
Italy Sara Errani
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Germany Tatjana Malek
Spain Beatriz García Vidagany
Romania Simona Halep
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–2
Russia Maria Kondratieva
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Apr 12Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
Clay – $700,000 (green) – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Australia Samantha Stosur
6–0, 6–3
Russia Vera ZvonarevaDenmark Caroline Wozniacki
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Nadia Petrova
United States Melanie Oudin
China Peng Shuai
Serbia Jelena Janković
United States Liezel Huber
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–3, 6–4
United States Vania King
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Barcelona Ladies Open
Barcelona, Spain
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Italy Francesca Schiavone
6–1, 6–1
Italy Roberta VinciKazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–1, 3–6, [10–2]
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Apr 19Fed Cup Semifinals
Rome, Italy – clay (red)
Birmingham, United States – hard (i)
Semifinals winners
 Italy 5–0
 United States 3–2
Semifinals losers
 Czech Republic
 Russia
Apr 26Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
Clay (red) (i) – $700,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Belgium Justine Henin
6–4, 2–6, 6–1
Australia Samantha StosurRussia Anna Lapushchenkova
Israel Shahar Pe'er
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
China Li Na
Serbia Jelena Janković
Russia Dinara Safina
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
3–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–5]
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Fez, Morocco
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
6–4, 6–2
Romania Simona HalepFrance Alizé Cornet
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
United Kingdom Anne Keothavong
Spain Laura Pous Tió
Germany Angelique Kerber
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–3, 6–1
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová

May

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
May 3Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
Clay (red) – $2,000,000 – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
7–6(7–5), 7–5
Serbia Jelena JankovićUnited States Serena Williams
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Russia Maria Kirilenko
United States Venus Williams
Russia Nadia Petrova
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–4, 6–2
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Estoril Open
Oeiras, Portugal
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
6–2, 7–5
Spain Arantxa Parra SantonjaChina Peng Shuai
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Australia Jarmila Groth
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–1, 7–5
Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
France Aurélie Védy
May 10Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
Clay (red) – $4,500,000 – 60S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
France Aravane Rezaï
6–2, 7–5
United States Venus WilliamsCzech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Israel Shahar Pe'er
Russia Nadia Petrova
Serbia Jelena Janković
Australia Samantha Stosur
China Li Na
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6–2, 7–5
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
May 17Polsat Warsaw Open
Warsaw, Poland
WTA Premier
Clay (red) – $600,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
6–3, 6–4
China Zheng JieHungary Gréta Arn
China Li Na
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
Italy Sara Errani
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 6–4
Zimbabwe Cara Black
China Yan Zi
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/30Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Maria Sharapova
7–5, 6–1
Germany Kristina BarroisSpain Anabel Medina Garrigues
United States Vania King
Germany Julia Görges
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
France Alizé Cornet
United States Vania King
3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
May 24
May 31
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay (red) – $9,938,926 – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed doubles
Italy Francesca Schiavone
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Australia Samantha StosurSerbia Jelena Janković
Russia Elena Dementieva
United States Serena Williams
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Russia Nadia Petrova
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6–2, 6–3
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Austria Julian Knowle

June

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Jun 7Aegon Classic
Birmingham, Great Britain
WTA International
Grass – $220,000 – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
China Li Na
7–5, 6–1
Russia Maria SharapovaFrance Aravane Rezaï
United States Alison Riske
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Italy Sara Errani
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
Kazakhstan Sesil Karatantcheva
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Lisa Raymond
6–3, 3–2 retired
United States Liezel Huber
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Jun 14Aegon International
Eastbourne, Great Britain
WTA Premier
Grass – $600,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Belarus Victoria AzarenkaFrance Marion Bartoli
Australia Samantha Stosur
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Belgium Kim Clijsters
United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 2–6, 13–11
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
UNICEF Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
WTA International
Grass – $220,000 – 32S/16Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Belgium Justine Henin
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Germany Andrea PetkovicRomania Alexandra Dulgheru
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Germany Kristina Barrois
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 6–3, 10–8
United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Jun 21
Jun 28
The Championships, Wimbledon
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass – $9,781,631
128S/96Q/64D/48X
SinglesDoublesMixed doubles
United States Serena Williams
6–3, 6–2
Russia Vera ZvonarevaCzech Republic Petra Kvitová
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
China Li Na
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Venus Williams
United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
7–6(8–6), 6–2
Russia Elena Vesnina
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Leander Paes
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
United States Lisa Raymond
South Africa Wesley Moodie

July

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Jul 5GDF Suez Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
6–2, 6–4
Switzerland Patty SchnyderCzech Republic Zuzana Ondrášková
Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
France Alizé Cornet
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
6–3, 6–3
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Collector Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
France Aravane Rezaï
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Argentina Gisela DulkoItaly Flavia Pennetta
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
United States Jill Craybas
Croatia Ana Vrljić
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–0), 6–0
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Jul 12Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
6–4, 6–3
Italy Flavia PennettaGermany Julia Görges
Italy Romina Oprandi
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
United States Jill Craybas
Italy Sara Errani
France Aravane Rezaï
Italy Alberta Brianti
Italy Sara Errani
6–4, 6–1
United States Jill Craybas
Germany Julia Görges
ECM Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
6–2, 1–6, 6–2
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-StrýcováSwitzerland Patty Schnyder
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Sweden Johanna Larsson
Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Romania Monica Niculescu
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Jul 19Banka Koper Slovenia Open
Portorož, Slovenia
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
6–1, 6–2
Sweden Johanna LarssonRussia Ksenia Pervak
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Russia Vera Dushevina
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
Russia Maria Kondratieva
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
6–4, 2–6, [10–7]
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
NÜRNBERGER Gastein Ladies
Bad Gastein, Austria
WTA International
Clay (red) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Germany Julia Görges
6–1, 6–4
Switzerland Timea BacsinszkyFrance Alizé Cornet
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
Austria Patricia Mayr
Russia Anastasia Pivovarova
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–7(2–7), 6–1, [10–5]
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Jul 26Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
WTA Premier
Hard – $700,000 – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–4, 6–1
Russia Maria SharapovaAustralia Samantha Stosur
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
France Marion Bartoli
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Elena Dementieva
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Liezel Huber
7–5, 6–7(8–10), [10–8]
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
China Zheng Jie
İstanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Russia Elena VesninaGermany Andrea Petkovic
Australia Jarmila Groth
United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Russia Vera Dushevina
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
6–4, 1–6, [11–9]
Russia Maria Kondratieva
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová

August

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Aug 2Mercury Insurance Open
San Diego, United States
WTA Premier
Hard – $700,000 – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–4, 6–7(7–9), 6–3
Poland Agnieszka RadwańskaSlovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Israel Shahar Pe'er
United States CoCo Vandeweghe
Australia Samantha Stosur
Russia Maria Kirilenko
China Zheng Jie
6–4, 6–4
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open
Copenhagen, Denmark
WTA International
Hard (i) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Czech Republic Klára ZakopalováRussia Anna Chakvetadze
China Li Na
Germany Julia Görges
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Germany Angelique Kerber
Germany Julia Görges
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–4, 6–4
Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
Aug 9W&S Financial Group Women's Open
Mason, United States
WTA Premier 5
Hard – $2,000,000 – 56S/48Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Russia Maria SharapovaSerbia Ana Ivanovic
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
France Marion Bartoli
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Maria Kirilenko
7–6(7–4), 7–6(8)
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Aug 16Rogers Cup
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
Hard – $2,000,000 – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–3, 6–2
Russia Vera ZvonarevaBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
France Marion Bartoli
Belgium Kim Clijsters
China Zheng Jie
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–5, 3–6, [12–10]
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Aug 23Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
WTA Premier
Hard – $600,000 – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Russia Nadia PetrovaRussia Elena Dementieva
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
France Marion Bartoli
Russia Dinara Safina
Australia Samantha Stosur
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 6–0
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Aug 30
Sep 6
US Open
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
Hard – $10,258,000
128S/128Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed doubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–1
Russia Vera ZvonarevaDenmark Caroline Wozniacki
United States Venus Williams
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Australia Samantha Stosur
United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
United States Liezel Huber
Russia Nadia Petrova
United States Liezel Huber
United States Bob Bryan
6–4, 6–4
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi

September

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Sep 13Guangzhou International Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Australia Jarmila Groth
6–1, 6–4
Russia Alla KudryavtsevaRomania Edina Gallovits
China Zhang Shuai
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
China Han Xinyun
India Sania Mirza
Russia Ksenia Pervak
Romania Edina Gallovits
India Sania Mirza
7–5, 6–3
China Han Xinyun
China Liu Wanting
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
WTA International
Carpet (i) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Austria Tamira Paszek
7–6(8–6), 2–6, 7–5
United States Bethanie Mattek-SandsCzech Republic Lucie Šafářová
United States Christina McHale
Canada Rebecca Marino
United States Melanie Oudin
United States Alexa Glatch
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Sweden Johanna Larsson
6–1, 2–6, [10–6]
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Sep 20Hansol Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
6–1, 6–3
Czech Republic Klára ZakopalováRussia Nadia Petrova
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Russia Dinara Safina
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
Germany Julia Görges
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–3, 6–4
South Africa Natalie Grandin
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
6–4, 6–4
Russia Elena VesninaRomania Monica Niculescu
Russia Evgeniya Rodina
Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
Belarus Darya Kustova
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Russia Alexandra Panova
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
6–3, 6–4
Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková
Sep 27Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
WTA Premier 5
Hard – $2,000,000 – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Russia Elena DementievaBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
United States CoCo Vandeweghe
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
Israel Shahar Pe'er
China Peng Shuai

October

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Oct 4China Open
Beijing, China
WTA Premier Mandatory
Hard – $4,500,000 – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Russia Vera ZvonarevaIsrael Shahar Pe'er
China Li Na
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
Belarus Olga Govortsova
7–6(7–2), 1–6, [10–7]
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Oct 11Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
WTA International
Hard (i) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
6–1, 6–2
Switzerland Patty SchnyderItaly Roberta Vinci
Germany Andrea Petkovic
Italy Sara Errani
Germany Julia Görges
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
HP Open
Osaka, Japan
WTA International
Hard – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Japan Kimiko Date-KrummIsrael Shahar Pe'er
France Marion Bartoli
Australia Samantha Stosur
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
United States Jill Craybas
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
United States Lilia Osterloh
6–0, 6–3
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
Oct 18Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
WTA Premier
Hard (i) – $1,000,000 – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
6–3, 6–4
Russia Maria KirilenkoRussia Vera Dushevina
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–3, 2–6, [10–6]
Italy Sara Errani
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
BGL Luxembourg Open
Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg
WTA International
Hard (i) – $220,000 – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–3, 6–4
Germany Julia GörgesGermany Angelique Kerber
United Kingdom Anne Keothavong
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Italy Tathiana Garbin
6–4, 6–4
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Oct 25Sony Ericsson Championships
Doha, Qatar
Year-end championships
Hard – $4,550,000 – 8S (RR)/4D
SinglesDoubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
Denmark Caroline WozniackiAustralia Samantha Stosur
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Round robin losers
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Russia Elena Dementieva
Serbia Jelena Janković
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–5, 6–4
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

November

WeekTournamentChampionsRunners-upSemifinalistsQuarterfinalists
Nov 1Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions
Bali, Indonesia
Year-end championships
Hard (i) – $600,000 – 8S
Singles
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
Third Place match winner
Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
7–5, 7–5
China Li Na
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
France Aravane Rezaï
Third Place match loser
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Fed Cup Final
San Diego, United States – hard (i)
 Italy
3–1
 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 2010 Sony Ericsson 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).

To avoid confusion and double counting, these tables should be updated only after an event is completed.

Titles won by player

Total titlesPlayerGrand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Premier
tournaments
International
tournaments
All titles
SinglesDoublesMixedSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesMixed
8Italy Flavia Pennetta
151117
Argentina Gisela Dulko
1528
6Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
426
5United States Serena Williams
22123
United States Venus Williams
211123
Zimbabwe Cara Black
21232
Belgium Kim Clijsters
11215
United States Liezel Huber
13141
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
21214
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
235
4United States Vania King
224
3Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
1221
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
2121
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
213
Germany Julia Görges
1212
Italy Roberta Vinci
1212
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
33
Italy Sara Errani
33
Italy Tathiana Garbin
33
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
33
2Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
22
Italy Francesca Schiavone
112
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
112
Russia Elena Dementieva
22
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
1111
Belgium Justine Henin
112
France Aravane Rezaï
112
Russia Maria Kirilenko
22
United States Lisa Raymond
112
China Zheng Jie
112
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
22
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
22
Russia Maria Sharapova
22
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
22
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
1111
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
1111
Romania Edina Gallovits
22
Slovenia Polona Hercog
22
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
22
1Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
11
Serbia Jelena Janković
11
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
11
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
11
Australia Samantha Stosur
11
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
11
United States Lindsay Davenport
11
Belarus Olga Govortsova
11
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
11
Russia Nadia Petrova
11
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
11
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
11
Australia Rennae Stubbs
11
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
11
Russia Anna Chakvetadze
11
Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño
11
Australia Jarmila Groth
11
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
11
China Li Na
11
Austria Tamira Paszek
11
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
11
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
11
Russia Vera Zvonareva
11
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
11
Italy Alberta Brianti
11
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
11
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
11
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
11
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
11
France Alizé Cornet
11
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
11
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
11
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
11
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
11
Russia Maria Kondratieva
11
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
11
Sweden Johanna Larsson
11
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
11
India Sania Mirza
11
United States Lilia Osterloh
11
Russia Alexandra Panova
11
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
11
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
11
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová
11
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
11
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
11
China Yan Zi
11

Titles won by nation

Total titlesCountryGrand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Premier
tournaments
International
tournaments
All titles
SinglesDoublesMixedSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesMixed
21 United States
24116164161
19 Russia
4393136
17 Italy
11537413
13 Czech Republic
418112
8 Belgium
11338
 Argentina
1528
6 Denmark
426
 Spain
12315
5 Zimbabwe
21232
 Slovenia
12241
 Belarus
22123
4 Australia
111122
 Romania
1313
 China
11213
 Chinese Taipei
134
 Germany
1313
3 Serbia
1113
 France
11121
  Switzerland
33
2 Kazakhstan
22
 Hungary
22
 Thailand
1111
1 Austria
11
 Colombia
11
 Estonia
11
 Latvia
11
 Ukraine
11
 Greece
11
 India
11
 Netherlands
11
 New Zealand
11
 Sweden
11

Titles information

The following players won their first title in singles (S), doubles (D) or mixed doubles (X):

The following players completed a successful title defence in singles (S), doubles (D) or mixed doubles (X):

Best ranking

The following players achieved their career-high ranking in this season inside top 50 (players who made their top 10 debut indicated in bold):[a]

Singles

Rankings

Singles

The following is the 2010 top 20 in the Race To The Championships and the top 20 rank players in the world.[26] Premier Mandatory Events are counted for players in the top 10, even if they did not compete, unless there is an injury excuse.

Race Singles (as of October 25, 2010)
RkPlayerPointsTour
1 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)7,27021
2 Vera Zvonareva (RUS)6,09618
3 Serena Williams (USA)5,35512(6)
4 Kim Clijsters (BEL)5,29513
5 Venus Williams (USA)4,98514(9)
6 Francesca Schiavone (ITA)4,59521
7 Samantha Stosur (AUS)4,57217
8 Jelena Janković (SRB)4,23620
9 Elena Dementieva (RUS)4,08520
10 Victoria Azarenka (BLR)3,93520
11 Li Na (CHN)3,54020
12 Justine Henin (BEL)3,41511
13 Shahar Pe'er (ISR)3,36521
14 Agnieszka Radwańska (POL)3,00018
15 Nadia Petrova (RUS)2,70220
16 Marion Bartoli (FRA)2,64521
17 Maria Sharapova (RUS)2,59114
18 Aravane Rezaï (FRA)2,57025
19 Maria Kirilenko (RUS)2,55023
20 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)2,52023
WTA Singles Year-End Rankings[27]
RkPlayerNationPointsChange
1Caroline Wozniacki DEN8,035+3
2Vera Zvonareva RUS6,785+7
3Kim Clijsters BEL6,635+15
4Serena Williams USA5,355-3
5Venus Williams USA4,985+1
6Samantha Stosur AUS4,982+7
7Francesca Schiavone ITA4,935+10
8Jelena Janković SRB4,445=
9Elena Dementieva RUS4,335-4
10Victoria Azarenka BLR4,235-3
11Li Na CHN3,545+4
12Justine Henin BEL3,415NR
13Shahar Pe'er ISR3,410+18
14Agnieszka Radwańska POL3,000-4
15Nadia Petrova RUS2,702+5
16Marion Bartoli FRA2,645-5
17Ana Ivanovic SRB2,600+5
18Maria Sharapova RUS2,591-4
19Aravane Rezaï FRA2,575+7
20Maria Kirilenko RUS2,550+43

Number 1 Ranking

HolderDate gainedDate forfeited
 Serena Williams (USA)Year-End 200910 October 2010
 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)11 October 2010Year-End 2010

Doubles

The following is the 2010 top 20 in the Race To The Championships – Doubles and the top 20 individual ranked doubles players.

Race Doubles (as of October 11, 2010)
RkTeamPointsTour
1 Gisela Dulko (ARG)
 Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
811115
2 Květa Peschke (CZE)
 Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
639616
3 Serena Williams (USA)
 Venus Williams (USA)
55004
4 Lisa Raymond (USA)
 Rennae Stubbs (AUS)
510418
5 Vania King (USA)
 Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
497810
6 Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)
 María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
392712
7 Zheng Jie (CHN)
 Chan Yung-jan (TPE)
362012
8 Iveta Benešová (CZE)
 Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (CZE)
326714
9 Cara Black (ZIM)
 Liezel Huber (USA)
30607
10 Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
 Agnieszka Radwańska (POL)
28409
WTA Doubles Year-End Rankings
RkPlayerNationPointsChange
1Gisela Dulko ARG8,570+26
2Flavia Pennetta ITA8,570+27
3Liezel Huber USA7,590-2
4Vania King USA6,920+28
5Květa Peschke CZE6,860+21
6Katarina Srebotnik SLO6,830+117
7Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ6,240+42
8Nadia Petrova RUS5,530+8
9Lisa Raymond USA5,520+9
10Rennae Stubbs AUS5,520-3
11Serena Williams USA5,500-8
=Venus Williams USA5,500-8
13Cara Black ZIM5,115-12
14Maria Kirilenko RUS4,425+7
15María José Martínez Sánchez ESP4,400-9
16Zheng Jie CHN4,105+8
17Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA4,055=
18Chan Yung-jan TPE4,030+34
19Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP3,926-14
20Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová CZE3,775+15

Number 1 Ranking

HolderDate gainedDate forfeited
 Cara Black (ZIM)
 Liezel Huber (USA)
Year-End 200919 April 2010
 Liezel Huber (USA)19 April 20107 June 2010
 Serena Williams (USA)
 Venus Williams (USA)
7 June 20102 August 2010
 Liezel Huber (USA)2 August 20101 November 2010
 Gisela Dulko (ARG)1 November 2010Year-End 2010

Prize money leaders

The top-19 players earned over $1,000,000.

As of 8 November 2010
#CountryPlayerSinglesDoublesMixedBonus Pool 1Year-to-date
1. BELKim Clijsters$5,019,440$7,025$8,595$0$5,035,060
2. DENCaroline Wozniacki$3,886,512$34,976$0$525,000$4,446,488
3. USASerena Williams$3,707,007$559,004$0$0$4,266,011
4. RUSVera Zvonareva$3,000,667$141,846$2,128$300,000$3,444,641
5. USAVenus Williams$2,055,778$559,004$0$0$2,614,782
6. ITAFrancesca Schiavone$2,360,751$95,883$0$0$2,456,634
7. SRBJelena Janković$1,803,164$33,827$0$300,000$2,136,991
8. AUSSamantha Stosur$1,917,832$168,251$4,257$0$2,090,340
9. RUSElena Dementieva$1,346,690$0$0$550,000$1,896,690
10. BLRVictoria Azarenka$1,278,601$98,427$0$275,000$1,652,028

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

Statistics leaders

As of October 25, 2010. Source[permanent dead link]

Aces
PlayerAcesMatches
1Russia Nadia Petrova30651
2Australia Samantha Stosur28058
3United States Serena Williams24829
4Germany Andrea Petkovic22456
5Russia Maria Kirilenko22160
6United States Venus Williams21245
7France Aravane Rezaï20458
8Italy Flavia Pennetta19867
9France Marion Bartoli18755
10Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová18549
Service games won
Player%Matches
1United States Serena Williams81.429
2Australia Samantha Stosur77.258
3Belgium Kim Clijsters76.341
4Belgium Justine Henin75.739
5United States Venus Williams75.745
6Russia Maria Sharapova75.244
7Croatia Karolina Šprem75.020
8Australia Jarmila Groth74.931
9Russia Nadia Petrova74.651
10Russia Vera Zvonareva73.463
Break points saved
Player%Matches
1United States Serena Williams65.929
2Russia Nadia Petrova65.351
3Germany Kristina Barrois61.526
4Denmark Caroline Wozniacki61.274
5Australia Samantha Stosur61.058
6Belgium Kim Clijsters60.841
7United Kingdom Elena Baltacha60.330
8Belgium Justine Henin60.239
9United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands59.927
10Italy Flavia Pennetta59.967
First serve percentage
Player%Matches
1Italy Sara Errani75.865
2Austria Yvonne Meusburger74.819
3Ukraine Alona Bondarenko71.443
4Belarus Victoria Azarenka71.359
5China Zheng Jie70.341
6Spain Carla Suárez Navarro70.235
7China Peng Shuai69.427
8Romania Alexandra Dulgheru69.357
9Austria Sybille Bammer69.134
10Denmark Caroline Wozniacki68.674
First service points won
Player%Matches
1United States Serena Williams75.329
2United States Venus Williams72.845
3Croatia Karolina Šprem72.720
4Russia Maria Sharapova71.644
5Belgium Justine Henin70.839
6Russia Nadia Petrova70.551
7Australia Jarmila Groth70.131
8Australia Samantha Stosur69.458
9Serbia Ana Ivanovic69.348
10Spain María José Martínez Sánchez68.839
Second serve points won
Player%Matches
1Australia Samantha Stosur51.758
2Belgium Kim Clijsters50.441
3Belgium Justine Henin50.439
4Italy Roberta Vinci50.148
5Italy Flavia Pennetta49.967
6Poland Agnieszka Radwańska49.750
7Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn49.623
8Romania Alexandra Dulgheru49.657
9China Peng Shuai49.327
10Russia Maria Kirilenko49.360
Points won returning 1st service
Player%Matches
1Russia Elena Dementieva42.454
2Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues42.442
3Poland Agnieszka Radwańska42.350
4Spain Carla Suárez Navarro42.335
5Belarus Victoria Azarenka42.259
6Hungary Ágnes Szávay42.049
7Denmark Caroline Wozniacki41.774
8Russia Vera Zvonareva41.463
9Italy Flavia Pennetta41.267
10Belgium Kim Clijsters41.241
Break points converted
Player%Matches
1United States Melanie Oudin58.839
2France Virginie Razzano54.429
3Belarus Victoria Azarenka52.559
4Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn52.323
5Hungary Ágnes Szávay52.049
6Ukraine Alona Bondarenko51.343
7Australia Jarmila Groth51.332
8Russia Elena Dementieva51.254
9Belgium Kim Clijsters51.041
10Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm50.834
Return games won
Player%Matches
1Russia Elena Dementieva49.454
2Belgium Kim Clijsters48.941
3Belarus Victoria Azarenka48.759
4Denmark Caroline Wozniacki46.174
5Poland Agnieszka Radwańska44.850
6Serbia Jelena Janković44.754
7Spain Carla Suárez Navarro44.535
8Italy Flavia Pennetta44.267
9Italy Sara Errani44.065
10Russia Maria Sharapova43.844

Point distribution

DescriptionWFSFQFR16R32R64R128QLFRQ3Q2Q1
Grand Slam (S)2000140090050028016010056050402
Grand Slam (D)20001400900500280160548-
WTA Tour Championships (S)+450+360(230 for each round robin match won
70 for each round robin match lost)
-
WTA Tour Championships (D)15001050690----
Premier Mandatory (96S)10007004502501408050530201
Premier Mandatory (64S)100070045025014080530201
Premier Mandatory (28/32D)10007004502501405-
Premier 5 (56S)90062039522512570130201
Premier 5 (28D)9006203952251251-
Premier (56S)470320200120604011281
Premier (32S)470320200120601201281
Premier (16D)4703202001201-
Commonwealth Bank
Tournament of Champions
375255180(3rd)
165(4th)
75----
International (56S)28020013070301511061
International (32S)28020013070301161061
International (16D)280200130701-

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 (doubles) for at least one week) who announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2010 season:

See also

Notes

References

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