2007 WTA Tour

2007 WTA Tour

2007 WTA Tour
Justine Henin won two Grand Slam titles to finish at number one for the second straight season.
Justine Henin won two Grand Slam titles to finish at number one for the second straight season.
Details
Duration January 1 - November 11
Edition 37th
Tournaments 61
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (10)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (17)
WTA Tier IV (14)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Justine Henin (10)
Most tournament finals Justine Henin (11)
Prize money leader Justine Henin ($5,429,586)
Points leader Justine Henin (5,405)
Awards
Player of the year Justine Henin
Doubles Team of the year Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Most improved player of the year Ana Ivanovic
Newcomer of the year Ágnes Szávay
Comeback player of the year Lindsay Davenport
2006
2008

The 2007 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2007 tennis season. The 2007 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour calendar comprises the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA Tier I-IV Events, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF) and the year-end championships.

Justine Henin put together an exceptional season, winning 10 out of the 14 events she entered. This included her sixth and seventh Grand Slam titles at the French Open and U.S. Open,[1] whilst compiling a 63–4 win-loss record.[2] Following her loss to Marion Bartoli in the Wimbledon semifinals she went undefeated for the rest of the year, in the process becoming the first woman to earn over $5 million in a single season.[1]

Meanwhile, the Williams sisters returned to the forefront of tennis after years of injury struggles, with both finishing the season in the top ten, the first time since 2004 that Serena Williams finished in the upper elite in the rankings. Serena's emphatic victory at the Australian Open, ranked No. 81, surprised the tennis world. Venus Williams won her fourth Wimbledon title and sixth Grand Slam overall, becoming the lowest ranked woman to win at Wimbledon.

The season saw two former world No. 1s retire and another one make her return. Kim Clijsters cut her farewell tour short by retiring abruptly in May, having originally been due to play her last event in October.[3] She later returned in 2009. Martina Hingis was forced to quit after she admitted that she had tested positive for cocaine.[4] However, Lindsay Davenport made a successful comeback from her pregnancy and won two tournament titles in the latter half of the season.

Season summary

Singles

Serena Williams started the season by unexpectedly winning her eighth singles Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Many critics and commentators had already written her off, questioning her desire and fitness, especially after an early loss in her only warm-up tournament the week before. Williams won the title in emphatic fashion, thrashing Maria Sharapova in the final in a performance that BBC Sport called "arguably the most powerful display ever seen in women's tennis."[5] In her earlier matches she was pushed by Nadia Petrova in round three and then by Shahar Pe'er in the quarterfinals. Defending champion Amélie Mauresmo suffered an early loss to Lucie Šafářová, allowing Nicole Vaidišová to reach her second Grand Slam semifinal. Despite losing in the final, Sharapova managed to return to the No. 1 ranking for the second time.

Serena Williams finished the season in the top 10 for the first time since 2004.

After withdrawing from the Australian Open due to marital problems,[2] Justine Henin returned for Paris in February. She later won titles in Dubai and Doha that month. Kim Clijsters bade a tearful farewell to her home crowd in Belgium, playing Antwerp for the final time due to her planned retirement in October. She lost the final to Amélie Mauresmo, who won the unique diamond racket for winning the event three times. Martina Hingis won the title in Tokyo for her fifth win at that tournament, more than any other player. Venus Williams returned from missing the Australian Open with a wrist injury by winning a smaller tournament in Memphis.

In March, Daniela Hantuchová overcame a five-year hiatus between tour titles to win Indian Wells, the same event where she won her first title at in 2002. Sharapova lost to Vera Zvonareva in the fourth round and thus surrendered her No. 1 position back to Henin. Elsewhere Serena Williams backed up her Australian Open triumph with a win in Miami, saving match points against Henin in the final.

Serbians Jelena Janković and Ana Ivanovic dominated the clay season leading up to the French Open, winning the three biggest warm-up tournaments. Janković took the titles at Charleston and Rome, while Ivanovic won in Berlin. Svetlana Kuznetsova was the runner-up in the latter two events. Also during the clay court season Kim Clijsters announced her retirement, months earlier than anticipated, following an early loss in Warsaw.[3] The finish to the clay season saw Henin pick up her fourth French Open title, and sixth Slam overall. She defeated a nervous Ana Ivanovic, in her maiden Grand Slam final, in only an hour and five minutes.[6]

Wimbledon saw an unexpected final between Venus Williams and Marion Bartoli, the two lowest seeds to ever play in the final. Bartoli beat Janković in the fourth round and Henin in the semifinals, a win that was seen as "one of the biggest upsets ever". Williams was on the brink of losing in two of her early round matches, before beating Sharapova, Kuznetsova and Ivanovic back-to-back. In the final, Williams triumphed for her fourth Wimbledon title and sixth Slam overall. Other upsets included Vaidišová's win over the defending champion Mauresmo, who continued to struggle for form throughout the season aside from a run to the final in Eastbourne.

On the summer hardcourts Anna Chakvetadze produced some strong results, winning back-to-back titles in Cincinnati and Stanford, and then reaching the semifinals in San Diego, being stopped by eventual champion Sharapova. Ivanovic won the event in Los Angeles. Henin won her only warm-up tournament in Toronto, beating Janković in the final.

Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the U.S. Open final and won one title, finishing the season ranked at No. 2.

Henin then won her seventh Grand Slam trophy at the U.S. Open and second of the year. She beat both Serena and Venus Williams in the quarterfinal and semifinal respectively, becoming one of the few women to beat them back-to-back, and then Kuznetsova in the final. Venus Williams made it to the semifinals with wins over both Ivanovic and Janković. Chakvetadze backed up her successful results in the warm-ups by reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal, advancing from a quarter that saw defending champion Sharapova knocked out by Agnieszka Radwańska in the third round.

Lindsay Davenport made a return from her pregnancy in Bali, where she ended up winning the title. She followed that up by winning in Quebec. Henin won titles in Stuttgart and Zürich during the fall season, beating Tatiana Golovin in both finals. Elena Dementieva recorded her first ever win over Serena Williams to win her home event in Moscow. In November, Martina Hingis announced that she had tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test, and was hereby retiring from professional tennis.[4]

The climax of the season was, as ever, the WTA Tour Championships. The eight qualifiers were Henin, Janković, Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Serena Williams, Chakvetadze, Venus Williams and Hantuchová. Venus Williams later withdrew and Maria Sharapova replaced her. Also during round robin play Serena Williams withdrew, and Marion Bartoli was brought in as the alternate. The final saw Henin beat Sharapova to finish her career best year on a high note. She ended the season with a 63–4 win-loss record—the most impressive record in a single season since Steffi Graf in 1989,[2] and won her last 25 matches of the year. She also became the first woman to earn over $5 million in a season.[1]

Schedule

The table below shows the 2007 WTA Tour schedule.

Key
Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV events
Team events

January

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 January Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
A$1,000,000 – Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
 Russia
2–0
 Spain
Round Robin losers (Group A)
 France
 Australia
 United States
Round Robin losers (Group B)
 India
 Czech Republic
 Croatia
Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Dinara Safina
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Martina Hingis Tathiana Garbin
Shahar Pe'er
Catalina Castaño
Elena Vesnina
Ana Ivanovic
Samantha Stosur
Dinara Safina
Katarina Srebotnik

6–3, 6–4
Iveta Benešová
Galina Voskoboeva
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Jelena Janković
7–6(9), 5–7, 6–3
Vera Zvonareva Camille Pin
Jill Craybas
Émilie Loit
Paola Suárez
Eleni Daniilidou
Virginie Razzano
Janette Husárová
Paola Suárez

6–0, 6–2
Hsieh Su-wei
Shikha Uberoi
8 January Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Kim Clijsters
4–6, 7–6(1), 6–4
Jelena Janković Nicole Vaidišová
Li Na
Amélie Mauresmo
Ana Ivanovic
Shahar Pe'er
Katarina Srebotnik
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Meghann Shaughnessy

6–3, 3–6, 7–6(2)
Marion Bartoli
Meilen Tu
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
Tier IV event
$170,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Anna Chakvetadze
6–3, 7–6(3)
Vasilisa Bardina Sania Mirza
Sybille Bammer
Zheng Jie
Alicia Molik
Catalina Castaño
Serena Williams
Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Vesnina

2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual
15 January
22 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$6,737,973 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Serena Williams
6–1, 6–2
Maria Sharapova Kim Clijsters
Nicole Vaidišová
Shahar Pe'er
Lucie Šafářová
Anna Chakvetadze
Martina Hingis
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

6–4, 6–7(4), 6–1
Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung
Daniel Nestor
Elena Likhovtseva

6–4, 6–4
Max Mirnyi
Victoria Azarenka
29 January Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Carpet (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Martina Hingis
6–4, 6–2
Ana Ivanovic Elena Dementieva
Maria Sharapova
Jelena Janković
Samantha Stosur
Ai Sugiyama
Roberta Vinci
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur

7–6(6), 3–6, 7–5
Vania King
Rennae Stubbs

February

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 February Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Lucie Šafářová Justine Henin
Amélie Mauresmo
Tatiana Golovin
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Dinara Safina
Anna Chakvetadze
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

6–2, 6–0
Gabriela Navrátilová
Vladimíra Uhlířová
Pattaya Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$170,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Sybille Bammer
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Gisela Dulko Sania Mirza
Peng Shuai
Mara Santangelo
Martina Suchá
Nicole Pratt
Tzipora Obziler
Nicole Pratt
Mara Santangelo

6–4, 7–6(4)
Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung
12 February Proximus Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Amélie Mauresmo
6–4, 7–6(4)
Kim Clijsters Anna Chakvetadze
Tatiana Golovin
Dinara Safina
Ana Ivanovic
Nadia Petrova
Elena Likhovtseva
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

7–5, 4–6, 6–1
Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Vesnina
Sony Ericsson International
Bangalore, India
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/27Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Yaroslava Shvedova
6–4, 6–4
Mara Santangelo Olga Savchuk
Tzipora Obziler
Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Melinda Czink
Sania Mirza
Yurika Sema
Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung

6–7(4), 6–2, 10–9
Hsieh Su-wei
Alla Kudryavtseva
19 February Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$1,500,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
6–4, 7–5
Amélie Mauresmo Svetlana Kuznetsova
Jelena Janković
Eleni Daniilidou
Martina Hingis
Daniela Hantuchová
Patty Schnyder
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

7–6(5), 6–4
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alicia Molik
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Venus Williams
6–1, 6–1
Shahar Pe'er Meilen Tu
Ioana Raluca Olaru
Sofia Arvidsson
Samantha Stosur
Bethanie Mattek
Laura Granville
Nicole Pratt
Bryanne Stewart

7–5, 4–6, 10–5
Jarmila Gajdošová
Akiko Morigami
XV Copa Colsanitas Santander
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Roberta Vinci
6–7(5), 6–4, 0–3 ret.
Tathiana Garbin Flavia Pennetta
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Émilie Loit
Klára Zakopalová
Nathalie Vierin
Barbora Záhlavová Strýcová
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Paola Suárez

1–6, 6–3, 11–9
Flavia Pennetta
Roberta Vinci
26 February Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier II event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
6–4, 6–2
Svetlana Kuznetsova Jelena Janković
Daniela Hantuchová
Martina Hingis
Francesca Schiavone
Kateryna Bondarenko
Patty Schnyder
Martina Hingis
Maria Kirilenko

6–1, 6–1
Ágnes Szávay
Vladimíra Uhlířová
Abierto Mexicano TELCEL
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$180,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Émilie Loit
7–6(0), 6–4
Flavia Pennetta Julia Schruff
Sara Errani
Alizé Cornet
Gisela Dulko
Melissa Torres Sandoval
Tathiana Garbin
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Arantxa Parra Santonja

6–3, 6–3
Émilie Loit
Nicole Pratt

March

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 March
12 March
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Daniela Hantuchová
6–3, 6–4
Svetlana Kuznetsova Li Na
Sybille Bammer
Vera Zvonareva
Shahar Pe'er
Tatiana Golovin
Nicole Vaidišová
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur

6–3, 7–5
Yung-Jan Chan
Chuang Chia-jung
19 March
26 March
Sony Ericsson Open
Key Biscayne, United States
Tier I event
$3,450,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Serena Williams
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
Justine Henin Shahar Pe'er
Anna Chakvetadze
Nicole Vaidišová
Tathiana Garbin
Li Na
Nadia Petrova
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur

6–4, 3–6, 10–2
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

April

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 April Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Tatiana Golovin
6–2, 6–1
Nadia Petrova Ana Ivanovic
Sybille Bammer
Dinara Safina
Daniela Hantuchová
Venus Williams
Jelena Janković
Mara Santangelo
Katarina Srebotnik

6–3, 7–6(4)
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual
9 April Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Jelena Janković
6–2, 6–2
Dinara Safina Vera Zvonareva
Venus Williams
Michaëlla Krajicek
Tatiana Golovin
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Katarina Srebotnik
Yan Zi
Zheng Jie

7–5, 6–0
Peng Shuai
Sun Tiantian
16 April Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Castellaneta Marina, Italy, Clay (Red)
Limoges, France, Clay (Red) (i)
Moscow, Russia, Clay (Red) (i)
Delray Beach, FL, United States, Hard
Quarterfinal winners
 Italy 5–0
 France 5–0
 Russia 5–0
 United States 5–0
Quarterfinal losers
 Israel
 Germany
 France
 Italy
23 April Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$175,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Gisela Dulko
6–7(2), 6–2, 6–2
Sorana Cîrstea Ágnes Szávay
Karin Knapp
Olga Savchuk
Émilie Loit
Anne Kremer
Eleni Daniilidou
Ágnes Szávay
Vladimíra Uhlířová

7–5, 6–2
Martina Müller
Gabriela Navrátilová
30 April J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$600,000 - Clay (Red) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
6–1, 6–3
Alona Bondarenko Jelena Janković
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Mara Santangelo
Anna Chakvetadze
Venus Williams
Julia Vakulenko
Vera Dushevina
Tatiana Perebiynis

7–5, 3–6, 10–2
Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Vesnina
Estoril Open
Oeiras, Portugal
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Gréta Arn
2–6, 6–1, 7–6(3)
Victoria Azarenka Nuria Llagostera Vives
Lucie Šafářová
Marion Bartoli
Sofia Arvidsson
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Gisela Dulko
Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
Anastassia Rodionova

6–3, 6–2
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Arantxa Parra Santonja

May

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 May Qatar Telecom German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Ana Ivanovic
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(4)
Svetlana Kuznetsova Justine Henin
Julia Vakulenko
Jelena Janković
Nadia Petrova
Patty Schnyder
Dinara Safina
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur

6–3, 6–4
Tathiana Garbin
Roberta Vinci
ECM Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Akiko Morigami
6–1, 6–3
Marion Bartoli Klára Zakopalová
Victoria Azarenka
Jarmila Gajdošová
Julia Schruff
Camille Pin
Dominika Cibulková
Petra Cetkovská
Andrea Hlaváčková

7–6(7), 6–2
Ji Chunmei
Sun Shengnan
14 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Jelena Janković
7–5, 6–1
Svetlana Kuznetsova Patty Schnyder
Daniela Hantuchová
Serena Williams
Elena Dementieva
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Dinara Safina
Nathalie Dechy
Mara Santangelo

6–4, 6–1
Tathiana Garbin
Roberta Vinci
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Fes, Morocco
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Milagros Sequera
6–1, 6–3
Aleksandra Wozniak María Emilia Salerni
Ioana Raluca Olaru
Sandra Klösel
Alizé Cornet
Caroline Wozniacki
Camille Pin
Vania King
Sania Mirza

6–1, 6–2
Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
Anastassia Rodionova
21 May Istanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
Tier III event
$200,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Elena Dementieva
7–6(5), 3–0 ret.
Aravane Rezaï Maria Sharapova
Alona Bondarenko
Agnieszka Radwańska
Meghann Shaughnessy
Patty Schnyder
Catalina Castaño
Agnieszka Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska

6–1, 6–3
Chan Yung-jan
Sania Mirza
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/23Q/15D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Amélie Mauresmo Marion Bartoli
Jelena Janković
Émilie Loit
Elena Vesnina
Li Na
Maria Elena Camerin
Yan Zi
Zheng Jie

6–3, 6–4
Alicia Molik
Sun Tiantian
27 May
4 June
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$8,978,567 - Clay (Red) - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
6–1, 6–2
Ana Ivanovic Jelena Janković
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams
Nicole Vaidišová
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Anna Chakvetadze
Alicia Molik
Mara Santangelo

7–6(5), 6–4
Katarina Srebotnik
Ai Sugiyama
Andy Ram
Nathalie Dechy

7–5, 6–3
Nenad Zimonjić
Katarina Srebotnik

June

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 June DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$200,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Jelena Janković
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Maria Sharapova Marion Bartoli
Mara Santangelo
Elena Likhovtseva
Daniela Hantuchová
Li Na
Alona Bondarenko
Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung

7–6(3), 6–3
Sun Tiantian
Meilen Tu
Barcelona KIA
Barcelona, Spain
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 6–2
Edina Gallovits Flavia Pennetta
Virginie Razzano
Ágnes Szávay
Émilie Loit
Kaia Kanepi
Alla Kudryavtseva
Arantxa Parra Santonja
Nuria Llagostera Vives

7–6(3), 2–6, 12–10
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Flavia Pennetta
18 June International Women's Open
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$600,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
7–5, 6–7(4), 7–6(2)
Amélie Mauresmo Marion Bartoli
Nadia Petrova
Nicole Vaidišová
Elena Dementieva
Sybille Bammer
Shahar Pe'er
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur

6–7(5), 6–4, 6–3
Květa Peschke
Rennae Stubbs
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$175,000 - Grass - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Anna Chakvetadze
7–6(2), 3–6, 6–3
Jelena Janković Dinara Safina
Daniela Hantuchová
Alona Bondarenko
Flavia Pennetta
Angelique Kerber
Ana Ivanovic
Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung

7–5, 6–2
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual
25 June
2 July
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$9,221,372 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Venus Williams
6–4, 6–1
Marion Bartoli Justine Henin
Ana Ivanovic
Serena Williams
Michaëlla Krajicek
Nicole Vaidišová
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Katarina Srebotnik
Ai Sugiyama
Jamie Murray
Jelena Janković

6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Jonas Björkman
Alicia Molik

July

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 July Fed Cup: Semifinals
Castellaneta Marina, Italy, Clay (Red)
Stowe, VT, United States, Hard
Semifinal winners
 Italy 3–2
 Russia 3–2
Semifinal losers
 France
 United States
16 July W&S Financial Group Women's Open
Cincinnati, United States
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Anna Chakvetadze
6–1, 6–3
Akiko Morigami Sania Mirza
Akgul Amanmuradova
Elena Vesnina
Olga Govortsova
Lilia Osterloh
Patty Schnyder
Bethanie Mattek
Sania Mirza

7–6(4), 7–5
Alina Jidkova
Tatiana Poutchek
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Ágnes Szávay
6–0, 6–1
Martina Müller Sara Errani
Karin Knapp
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Agnieszka Radwańska
Émilie Loit
Flavia Pennetta
Mariya Koryttseva
Darya Kustova

6–4, 6–1
Alice Canepa
Karin Knapp
23 July Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Anna Chakvetadze
6–3, 6–2
Sania Mirza Daniela Hantuchová
Sybille Bammer
Katarina Srebotnik
Olga Govortsova
Patty Schnyder
Lilia Osterloh
Sania Mirza
Shahar Pe'er

6–4, 7–6(5)
Victoria Azarenka
Anna Chakvetadze
Gastein Ladies
Bad Gastein, Austria
Tier III event
$175,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Francesca Schiavone
6–1, 6–4
Yvonne Meusburger Kaia Kanepi
Karin Knapp
Ágnes Szávay
Renata Voráčová
María José Martínez Sánchez
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Lucie Hradecká
Renata Voráčová

6–3, 7–5
Ágnes Szávay
Vladimíra Uhlířová
30 July Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Maria Sharapova
6–2, 3–6, 6–0
Patty Schnyder Anna Chakvetadze
Elena Dementieva
Sania Mirza
Venus Williams
Nadia Petrova
Maria Kirilenko
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

7–5, 6–4
Victoria Azarenka
Anna Chakvetadze
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Agnieszka Radwańska
6–1, 6–1
Vera Dushevina Julia Görges
Tsvetana Pironkova
Dominika Cibulková
Émilie Loit
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
Caroline Wozniacki
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual

6–1, 5–7, 10–6
Chan Chin-Wei
Tetiana Luzhanska

August

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 August East West Bank Classic
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Ana Ivanovic
7–5, 6–4
Nadia Petrova Maria Sharapova
Jelena Janković
Elena Dementieva
Virginie Razzano
Maria Kirilenko
Victoria Azarenka
Květa Peschke
Rennae Stubbs

6–0, 6–1
Alicia Molik
Mara Santangelo
13 August Rogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
7–6(3), 7–5
Jelena Janković Yan Zi
Tatiana Golovin
Nadia Petrova
Marion Bartoli
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Virginie Razzano
Katarina Srebotnik
Ai Sugiyama

6–4, 2–6, 10–5
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
20 August Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Svetlana Kuznetsova
4–6, 3–0 ret.
Ágnes Szávay Elena Dementieva
Eleni Daniilidou
Francesca Schiavone
Marion Bartoli
Dinara Safina
Alona Bondarenko
Sania Mirza
Mara Santangelo

6–1, 6–2
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Forest Hills Tennis Classic
Forest Hills, United States
Tier IV event
$74,800 - Hard - 16S
Singles Draw
Gisela Dulko
6–2, 6–2
Virginie Razzano Elena Vesnina
Nathalie Dechy
Akiko Morigami
Aiko Nakamura
Audra Cohen
Meilen Tu
27 August
3 September
U.S. Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$9,098,000 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
6–1, 6–3
Svetlana Kuznetsova Venus Williams
Anna Chakvetadze
Serena Williams
Jelena Janković
Ágnes Szávay
Shahar Pe'er
Nathalie Dechy
Dinara Safina

6–4, 6–2
Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung
Max Mirnyi
Victoria Azarenka

6–4, 7–6(6)
Leander Paes
Meghann Shaughnessy

September

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 September Fed Cup: Final
Moscow, Russia, Clay (Red) (i)
 Russia
4–0
 Italy
Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Daniela Hantuchová Sara Errani
Sorana Cîrstea
Jelena Janković
Aiko Nakamura
Edina Gallovits
Ayumi Morita
Ji Chunmei
Sun Shengnan

6–3, 6–2
Jill Craybas
Natalie Grandin
17 September China Open
Beijing, China
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Ágnes Szávay
6–7(7), 7–5, 6–2
Jelena Janković Peng Shuai
Lindsay Davenport
María Emilia Salerni
Amélie Mauresmo
Elena Dementieva
Akiko Morigami
Chuang Chia-jung
Hsieh Su-wei

7–6(2), 6–3
Han Xinyun
Xu Yi-Fan
Sunfeast Open
Kolkata, India
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Maria Kirilenko
6–0, 6–2
Mariya Koryttseva Anne Keothavong
Daniela Hantuchová
Tatiana Poutchek
Tzipora Obziler
Flavia Pennetta
Chan Yung-jan
Vania King
Alla Kudryavtseva

6–1, 6–4
Alberta Brianti
Mariya Koryttseva
Banka Koper Slovenia Open
Portorož, Slovenia
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Tatiana Golovin
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Katarina Srebotnik Vera Dushevina
Gisela Dulko
Meilen Tu
Vera Zvonareva
Émilie Loit
Sybille Bammer
Lucie Hradecká
Renata Voráčová

5–7, 6–4, 10–7
Andreja Klepač
Elena Likhovtseva
24 September Fortis Championships Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Ana Ivanovic
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Daniela Hantuchová Marion Bartoli
Vera Zvonareva
Anna Chakvetadze
Patty Schnyder
Victoria Azarenka
Tatiana Golovin
Iveta Benešová
Janette Husárová

6–4, 6–2
Victoria Azarenka
Shahar Pe'er
Guangzhou International Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Virginie Razzano
6–0, 6–3
Tzipora Obziler Anastasia Rodionova
Dominika Cibulková
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Ioana Raluca Olaru
Alicia Molik
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Peng Shuai
Yan Zi

6–3, 6–4
Vania King
Sun Tiantian
Hansol Korea Open
Seoul, South Korea
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Venus Williams
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Maria Kirilenko Flavia Pennetta
Eleni Daniilidou
Marta Domachowska
Ayumi Morita
Catalina Castaño
Ágnes Szávay
Chuang Chia-jung
Hsieh Su-wei

6–2, 6–2
Eleni Daniilidou
Jasmin Wöhr

October

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 October Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Tatiana Golovin Jelena Janković
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Dementieva
Nadia Petrova
Kateryna Bondarenko
Serena Williams
Květa Peschke
Rennae Stubbs

6–7(5), 7–6(4), 10–2
Chan Yung-jan
Dinara Safina
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$175,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Virginie Razzano
4–6, 7–6(7), 6–4
Venus Williams Caroline Wozniacki
Flavia Pennetta
Alicia Molik
Klára Zakopalová
Camille Pin
Sania Mirza
Sun Tiantian
Yan Zi

1–6, 6–2, 10–6
Chuang Chia-jung
Vania King
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$145,000 - Hard - 32S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Pauline Parmentier
7–5, 6–2
Victoria Azarenka Elena Vesnina
Olga Govortsova
Ksenia Palkina
Ioana Raluca Olaru
Katie O'Brien
Akgul Amanmuradova
Ekaterina Dzehalevich
Anastasiya Yakimova

2–6, 6–4, 10–7
Tatiana Poutchek
Anastasia Rodionova
8 October Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Elena Dementieva
5–7, 6–1, 6–1
Serena Williams Svetlana Kuznetsova
Dinara Safina
Vera Dushevina
Nicole Vaidišová
Vera Zvonareva
Victoria Azarenka
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

4–6, 6–1, 10–7
Victoria Azarenka
Tatiana Poutchek
PTT Bangkok Open
Bangkok, Thailand
Tier III event
$200,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Flavia Pennetta
6–1, 6–3
Chan Yung-jan Yan Zi
Venus Williams
Vania King
Urszula Radwańska
Shahar Pe'er
Camille Pin
Sun Tiantian
Yan Zi

Walkover
Ayumi Morita
Junri Namigata
15 October Zürich Open
Zürich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,340,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
6–4, 6–4
Tatiana Golovin Nicole Vaidišová
Francesca Schiavone
Agnieszka Radwańska
Alona Bondarenko
Marion Bartoli
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Květa Peschke
Rennae Stubbs

7–5, 7–6(1)
Lisa Raymond
Francesca Schiavone
22 October Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/29Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Daniela Hantuchová
6–4, 6–2
Patty Schnyder Marion Bartoli
Nicole Vaidišová
Anna Chakvetadze
Julia Vakulenko
Dinara Safina
Alona Bondarenko
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

6–2, 3–6, 10–8
Katarina Srebotnik
Ai Sugiyama
29 October Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$175,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–1
Julia Vakulenko Julie Ditty
Vera Zvonareva
Vania King
Olga Govortsova
Stéphanie Foretz
Olga Poutchkova
Christina Fusano
Raquel Kops-Jones

6–2, 7–6(6)
Stéphanie Dubois
Renata Voráčová

November

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Round Robin
5 November WTA Tour Championships
Madrid, Spain
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 8S (Round Robin)/4D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Justine Henin
5–7, 7–5, 6–3
Maria Sharapova Ana Ivanovic
Anna Chakvetadze
Marion Bartoli
Jelena Janković
Daniela Hantuchová
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Cara Black
Liezel Huber

5–7, 6–3, 10–8
Katarina Srebotnik
Ai Sugiyama

Statistics

Titles information

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •  Russia - 12 (Gold Coast, Hobart, Paris, Bangalore, Istanbul, 's-Hertogenbosch, Cincinnati, Stanford, San Diego, New Haven, Kolkata and Moscow)
  •  Belgium - 11 (Sydney, Dubai, Doha, Warsaw, French Open, Eastbourne, Toronto, U.S. Open, Stuttgart, Zürich and WTA Tour Championships)
  •  United States - 8 (Australian Open, Memphis, Key Biscayne, Barcelona, Wimbledon, Bali, Seoul and Quebec City)
  •  France - 7 (Antwerp, Acapulco, Amelia Island, Portorož, Guangzhou, Tokyo Japan Open and Tashkent)
  •  Serbia - 7 (Auckland, Charleston, Berlin, Rome, Birmingham, Los Angeles and Luxembourg)
  •  Italy - 3 (Bogotá, Bad Gastein and Bangkok)
  •  Argentina - 2 (Budapest and Forest Hills)
  •  Hungary - 2 (Palermo and Beijing)
  •  Slovakia - 2 (Indian Wells and Linz)
  •  Austria - 1 (Pattaya City)
  •  Germany - 1 (Estoril)
  •  Japan - 1 (Prague)
  •  Poland - 1 (Stockholm)
  •  Spain - 1 (Strasbourg)
  •   Switzerland - 1 (Tokyo)
  •  Venezuela - 1 (Fes)

Titles won by nation

Total titles Country Grand Slam
tournaments
Year-end
championships
Tier I
tournaments
Tier II
tournaments
Tier III
tournaments
Tier IV/V
tournaments
All titles
Singles Doubles Mixed Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Mixed
22  USA
2 1 1 6 3 3 3 2 1 8 14
20  Russia
1 1 2 1 3 2 6 2 1 2 12 7 1
11  Belgium
2 1 2 6 11
11  Australia
1 5 3 1 1 11
10  France
1 1 1 2 3 2 7 2 1
8  Serbia
1 3 2 1 1 7 1
8  Italy
1 1 2 3 1 3 5
8  Zimbabwe
2 1 2 4 8
8  Czech Republic
1 3 1 3 8
6  China
1 5 6
5  Spain
1 2 2 1 4
5  South Africa
2 3 5
5  Chinese Taipei
1 3 1 5
4  Slovakia
1 1 1 1 2 2
4  Argentina
1 2 1 2 2
4  India
2 1 1 4
3  Hungary
1 1 1 2 1
3  Belarus
1 2 2 1

Rankings

Singles Championship Race (5 November 2007)
Rk Name Nation Points Tour
1 Justine Henin  BEL 5,405 13
2 Jelena Janković  SRB 4,097 27
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova  RUS 3,691 18
4 Ana Ivanovic  SRB 3,163 19
5 Serena Williams  USA 2,767 11
6 Anna Chakvetadze  RUS 2,698 21
7 Venus Williams  USA 2,623 13
8 Daniela Hantuchová  SVK 2,431 26
9 Maria Sharapova  RUS 2,431 12
10 Marion Bartoli  FRA 2,224 30
11 Elena Dementieva  RUS 2,023 20
12 Dinara Safina  RUS 1,973 24
13 Nicole Vaidišová  CZE 1,942 14
14 Patty Schnyder   SUI 1,936 26
15 Tatiana Golovin  FRA 1,919 19
16 Nadia Petrova  RUS 1,864 19
17 Shahar Pe'er  ISR 1,699 22
18 Amélie Mauresmo  FRA 1,538 15
19 Sybille Bammer  AUT 1,497 26
20 Martina Hingis   SUI 1,372 14
Singles Year-end Ranking[7]
Rk Name Nation Points Change
1 Justine Henin  BEL 6,155 +/-
2 Svetlana Kuznetsova  RUS 3,725 +2
3 Jelena Janković  SRB 3,475 +9
4 Ana Ivanovic  SRB 3,461 +10
5 Maria Sharapova  RUS 2,956 -3
6 Anna Chakvetadze  RUS 2,935 +7
7 Serena Williams  USA 2,802 +88
8 Venus Williams  USA 2,470 +38
9 Daniela Hantuchová  SVK 2,367 +8
10 Marion Bartoli  FRA 2,191 +8
11 Elena Dementieva  RUS 1,985 -3
12 Nicole Vaidišová  CZE 1,942 -2
13 Tatiana Golovin  FRA 1,882 +9
14 Nadia Petrova  RUS 1,862 -8
15 Dinara Safina  RUS 1,830 -4
16 Patty Schnyder   SUI 1,806 -7
17 Shahar Pe'er  ISR 1,675 +3
18 Amélie Mauresmo  FRA 1,538 -15
19 Martina Hingis   SUI 1,372 -12
20 Ágnes Szávay  HUN 1,331.5 +169

Number 1 ranking

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
 Justine Henin (BEL) Year-End 2006 28 January 2007
 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 29 January 2007 18 March 2007
 Justine Henin (BEL) 19 March 2007 Year-End 2007

See also

External links

  • Official WTA Tour website.

References

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  2. ^ a b c "Henin's greatest strength came at a price". ESPN Sports. 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Kim Clijsters retires from pro tennis". CBC Sports. 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  4. ^ a b Hooper, Andy (2007-11-01). "Martina Hingis admits positive cocaine test". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Resurgent Serena targets Paris". BBC Sport. 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
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2007 WTA Tour