2005 WTA Tour

The 2005 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2005 tennis season. The 2005 WTA Tour included the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV and Tier V events. ITF tournaments were not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

2005 WTA Tour
Kim Clijsters won nine titles, including her maiden slam at the US Open.
Details
DurationJanuary 3 – November 13, 2005
Edition35th
Tournaments63
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (10)
WTA Tier II (16)
WTA Tier III (16)
WTA Tier IV (14)
WTA Tier V (2)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titles Kim Clijsters (9)
Most tournament finals Lindsay Davenport (10)
Prize money leader Kim Clijsters
(US$3,983,654)
Points leader Lindsay Davenport (4,910)
Awards
Player of the year Kim Clijsters
Doubles Team of the year Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
Most improved
player of the year
Ana Ivanovic
Newcomer of the year Sania Mirza
Comeback
player of the year
Kim Clijsters
2004
2006

Season summary

Singles

Going into 2005, Lindsay Davenport was holding the No. 1 ranking and therefore was the top seed at the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open. She reached the final for the first time since she won the event in 2000, coming back against Alicia Molik in the quarterfinals and Nathalie Dechy in the semifinals. Molik had a successful warm-up by winning the tournament in Sydney. Meanwhile, Serena Williams came through in the bottom half, beating Amélie Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova. In the final, Williams won her seventh Grand Slam title, and first since Wimbledon 2003. Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters both continued to struggle with injuries and skipped the event.

The following week, Sharapova won the event in Tokyo, beating Davenport in the final. Moving into February, Mauresmo proved strong, winning in Antwerp and reaching the Paris final before losing to Dinara Safina. Sharapova also won the event in Doha, with Davenport winning in Dubai. Molik reached the semifinals of Antwerp and the final of Doha to continue her strong start to the season. Clijsters returned to competition in Antwerp, losing to Venus Williams.

Clijsters then won 14 straight matches to take back-to-back titles in Indian Wells and Miami. In the former, she beat Davenport (who had defeated Maria Sharapova 6–0, 6–0 in the semi-finals) in the final. In the latter, she beat Sharapova in the final. Clijsters was only the second woman to achieve the feat of winning both tournaments, after Steffi Graf in 1996.

Henin-Hardenne returned to competitive tennis in Miami, where she lost to Sharapova, but she then went on to dominate the clay season, winning events in Charleston, Warsaw and Berlin and building a 17-match winning streak. In the other big clay tournament in Rome, Mauresmo came out as the champion. Also enjoying good results in the clay season were Nadia Petrova, who reached the final of Berlin and the semifinals of Amelia Island and Patty Schnyder, who reached the semifinals of Berlin and Charleston, and the final of Rome. Davenport won the title in Amelia Island.

As the favourite to win the French Open title, Henin-Hardenne reached the final, saving match points against Kuznetsova in the fourth round, before beating Sharapova in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she beat Petrova. On the top half of the draw, Mary Pierce moved through to her first Grand Slam final since 2000 by defeating Davenport in the quarterfinals and then Elena Likhovtseva in the semifinals. Henin-Hardenne eventually won her fourth Grand Slam title, beating Pierce with the loss of only two games.

Wimbledon opened up with an early upset, as Henin-Hardenne became the first French Open champion to crash out in the first round, losing to Eleni Daniilidou, who brought an end to the Belgian's 24-match win streak. Australian Open champion Serena Williams also continued her struggles since that title, losing in the third round to Jill Craybas. In the semifinals, Venus Williams beat defending champion Sharapova, while Davenport moved past Mauresmo in a tight match. The final turned out to be the longest women's final in Wimbledon history, with Williams saving a match point before going on to win her third Wimbledon title, after 2000 and 2001.[1]

The summer hardcourt season saw a strong run from Kim Clijsters, who won titles in Stanford, Los Angeles and Toronto. Her only loss in the lead-up to the U.S. Open came against Peng Shuai in San Diego. In the absence of Clijsters, Mary Pierce won that event, beating Ai Sugiyama in the final. Lindsay Davenport took the title in New Haven, over Mauresmo in the final.

Maria Sharapova became the first Russian, male or female, to be ranked World No. 1 by the WTA Tour; she claimed the ranking on 22 August,[2] though Lindsay Davenport would reclaim the ranking the following week. Sharapova would herself recapture the top ranking following the US Open, despite losing in the semi-finals to Kim Clijsters. She would hold it until the end of the season, when again Davenport took over at the top.

After a struggling season up until now, Svetlana Kuznetsova went into her U.S. Open title defense in poor form, and subsequently lost on the very first day, becoming the first defending women's champion to lose in the first round.[3] 2003 champion Henin-Hardenne lost to Mary Pierce in the fourth round, while Venus Williams beat her sister, Serena, in the fourth round, before losing to Clijsters in the quarterfinals. Eventually, Clijsters beat Sharapova to reach the final. On the bottom half of the draw, Pierce followed up her upset of Henin-Hardenne with wins over Mauresmo and Dementieva, who beat Davenport in the quarterfinals, to reach her second Grand Slam final of the year. There, she lost to Clijsters, who finally won her first Grand Slam title after losing in four finals previously.

The fall season started with a surprise final in Beijing, with Maria Kirilenko beating Anna-Lena Grönefeld to win the event. Grönefeld also reached the final in Luxembourg, where she lost to Clijsters. Davenport won three tournaments in the last stretch of the year in Bali, Stuttgart and Zurich to secure the year end No. 1 ranking for the second straight season. Mary Pierce won her second Tier I event of the season in the Moscow event. Nadia Petrova won her first title after several lost finals in Linz, and Amélie Mauresmo won her third straight title in Philadelphia. It also proved a successful period for Patty Schnyder, who was the runner-up in Zurich and Linz, and Francesca Schiavone, who recorded three runner-up finishes in Bali, Hasselt and Moscow. Nicole Vaidišová won three smaller titles in three weeks in Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok respectively.

In the big finish to the season, the year-ending championships, Mauresmo beat Pierce to win her biggest career title up to that point, with Davenport and Sharapova reaching the semifinals. Petrova, Dementieva, Clijsters and Schnyder were the other qualifiers.

Notable breakthrough players

The 2005 season saw the breakthrough of 17-year-old Serbian Ana Ivanovic into the WTA Tour. Starting the season ranked World No. 97 (an increase of 608 places from the previous year), Ivanovic won her first WTA career title at the Canberra International as a qualifier, defeating lucky loser Melinda Czink in the final, 7–5, 6–1.[4] She then went on to make her Grand Slam debut at the 2005 Australian Open, defeating Iveta Benešová and Maria Kirilenko in the first two rounds before losing to Amélie Mauresmo in the third.[5] She then went on to make the quarter-finals in Miami (losing to Mauresmo again, having defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadia Petrova en route) and the semi-finals in Warsaw (losing to Justine Henin-Hardenne, having defeated Vera Zvonareva en route); these results saw her enter the World's Top 30 for the first time. Seeded 29th at her first French Open, Ivanovic caused an upset in the third round when she defeated Mauresmo in three sets,[6][7] en route to reaching the quarter-finals in just her second appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, where she eventually lost to Nadia Petrova. Following Wimbledon, Ivanovic entered the World's Top 20 for the first time, however an injury she suffered at the Rogers Cup caused her to be defeated in the second round of the US Open. A strong finish to the season, including two semi-finals in Zurich and Linz, saw her finish the 2005 season ranked World No. 16; subsequently, she was recognised as the WTA's "Most Improved Player" (a feat she would repeat in 2007).

Schedule

The table below shows the 2005 WTA Tour schedule.

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

January

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 JanHopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
 Slovakia
3–0
 Argentina
Round Robin losers (Group A)
 Germany
 Italy
 Russia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
 Netherlands
 Australia
 United States
Uncle Tobys Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Patty Schnyder
1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Samantha Stosur Silvia Farina Elia
Tatiana Golovin
Nadia Petrova
Magdalena Maleeva
Flavia Pennetta
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Likhovtseva
Magdalena Maleeva
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
Maria Elena Camerin
Silvia Farina Elia
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Katarina Srebotnik
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Shinobu Asagoe Amy Frazier
Marion Bartoli
Tatiana Panova
Janette Husárová
Shahar Pe'er
Jelena Janković
Shinobu Asagoe
Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–3
Leanne Baker
Francesca Lubiani
10 JanMedibank International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Alicia Molik
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–5
Samantha Stosur Elena Dementieva
Peng Shuai
Lindsay Davenport
Patty Schnyder
Fabiola Zuluaga
Nadia Petrova
Bryanne Stewart
Samantha Stosur
Walkover
Elena Dementieva
Ai Sugiyama
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Zheng Jie
6–2, 6–0
Gisela Dulko Li Na
Iveta Benešová
Marta Domachowska
Klára Koukalová
Nicole Vaidišová
Květa Peschke
Yan Zi
Zheng Jie
6–4, 7–5
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Dinara Safina
Canberra Women's Classic
Canberra, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Ana Ivanovic
7–5, 6–1
Melinda Czink Yuliana Fedak
Lindsay Lee-Waters
Silvia Farina Elia
Marion Bartoli
Anca Barna
Marlene Weingärtner
Tathiana Garbin
Tina Križan
7–5, 1–6, 6–4
Gabriela Navrátilová
Michaela Paštiková
17 Jan
24 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$5,952,601 – Hard – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
Serena Williams
2–6, 6–3, 6–0
Lindsay Davenport Nathalie Dechy
Maria Sharapova
Alicia Molik
Patty Schnyder
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Amélie Mauresmo
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alicia Molik
6–3, 6–4
Lindsay Davenport
Corina Morariu
Scott Draper
Samantha Stosur
6–2, 2–6, 7–6(8–6)
Kevin Ullyett
Liezel Huber
31 JanToray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Carpet (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Maria Sharapova
6–1, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Lindsay Davenport Svetlana Kuznetsova
Shinobu Asagoe
Iveta Benešová
Daniela Hantuchová
Elena Dementieva
Elena Likhovtseva
Janette Husárová
Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–3
Lindsay Davenport
Corina Morariu
Volvo Women's Open
Pattaya City, Thailand
Tier IV event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Conchita Martínez
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Anna-Lena Grönefeld Evgenia Linetskaya
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Vera Zvonareva
Shahar Pe'er
Alona Bondarenko
Magüi Serna
Marion Bartoli
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–3, 6–2
Marta Domachowska
Silvija Talaja

February

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 FebOpen Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Dinara Safina
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Amélie Mauresmo Tatiana Golovin
Nadia Petrova
Serena Williams
Silvia Farina Elia
Marion Bartoli
Magdalena Maleeva
Iveta Benešová
Květa Peschke
6–2, 2–6, 6–2
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Dinara Safina
AP Tourism Hyderabad Open
Hyderabad, India
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Sania Mirza
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Alona Bondarenko Maria Kirilenko
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Li Na
Tzipora Obziler
Marie-Ève Pelletier
Sun Tiantian
Yan Zi
Zheng Jie
6–4, 6–1
Li Ting
Sun Tiantian
14 FebProximus Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Amélie Mauresmo
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Venus Williams Alicia Molik
Anastasia Myskina
Patty Schnyder
Klára Koukalová
Kim Clijsters
Katarina Srebotnik
Cara Black
Els Callens
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Dinara Safina
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Vera Zvonareva
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Meghann Shaughnessy Evgenia Linetskaya
Nicole Vaidišová
Kateryna Bondarenko
Akiko Morigami
Cho Yoon-jeong
Jamea Jackson
Miho Saeki
Yuka Yoshida
6–3, 6–4
Laura Granville
Abigail Spears
Copa Colsanitas Seguros Bolivar
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$170,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Lourdes Domínguez Lino Fabiola Zuluaga
Clarisa Fernández
Catalina Castaño
Eva Birnerová
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Barbora Strýcová
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Tina Pisnik
6–4, 6–3
Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
Barbora Strýcová
21 FebQatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier II event
$600,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Maria Sharapova
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Alicia Molik Amélie Mauresmo
Daniela Hantuchová
Maria Kirilenko
Francesca Schiavone
Conchita Martínez
Marion Bartoli
Alicia Molik
Francesca Schiavone
6–3, 6–4
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$180,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Flavia Pennetta
3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Ľudmila Cervanová Antonella Serra Zanetti
Dally Randriantefy
Lilia Osterloh
Catalina Castaño
Émilie Loit
Arantxa Parra Santonja
Alina Jidkova
Tatiana Perebiynis
7–5, 6–3
Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Conchita Martínez Granados
28 FebDubai Duty Free Women's Open
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$1,000,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Jelena Janković Patty Schnyder
Serena Williams
Conchita Martínez
Anastasia Myskina
Sania Mirza
Daniela Hantuchová
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
6–7(7–9), 6–2, 6–1
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alicia Molik

March

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Mar
14 Mar
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
Kim Clijsters
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Lindsay Davenport Maria Sharapova
Elena Dementieva
Nathalie Dechy
Mary Pierce
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Conchita Martínez
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
7–6(3), 6–1
Nadia Petrova
Meghann Shaughnessy
21 Mar
28 Mar
NASDAQ-100 Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$3,115,000 – Hard – 96S/48Q/32D
SinglesDoubles
Kim Clijsters
6–3, 7–5
Maria Sharapova Amélie Mauresmo
Venus Williams
Ana Ivanovic
Elena Dementieva
Serena Williams
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alicia Molik
7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs

April

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 AprBausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Lindsay Davenport
7–5, 7–5
Silvia Farina Elia Nadia Petrova
Virginie Razzano
Venus Williams
Shinobu Asagoe
Vera Zvonareva
Serena Williams
Bryanne Stewart
Samantha Stosur
6–4, 6–2
Květa Peschke
Patty Schnyder
11 AprFamily Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Clay (Green) – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Justine Henin-Hardenne
7–5, 6–4
Elena Dementieva Tatiana Golovin
Patty Schnyder
Lindsay Davenport
Nadia Petrova
Nicole Vaidišová
Katarina Srebotnik
Conchita Martínez
Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–1, 6–4
Iveta Benešová
Květa Peschke
18 AprFed Cup: Quarterfinals
Brindisi, Italy, Clay
Delray Beach, FL, United States, Hard
Jerez, Spain, Clay
Pörtschach, Austria, Clay
Quarterfinal winners
 Russia 4–1
 United States 5–0
 Spain 3–2
 France 4–1
Quarterfinal losers
 Italy
 Belgium
 Argentina
 Austria
25 AprJ&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$585,000 – Clay – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Justine Henin-Hardenne
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Svetlana Kuznetsova Ana Ivanovic
Kim Clijsters
Nathalie Dechy
Patty Schnyder
Elena Bovina
Silvia Farina Elia
Tatiana Perebiynis
Barbora Strýcová
6–1, 6–4
Klaudia Jans
Alicja Rosolska
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/21Q/13D
SinglesDoubles
Lucie Šafářová
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–3
Li Na Gisela Dulko
Dinara Safina
Mariana Díaz Oliva
Zheng Jie
Dally Randriantefy
Jill Craybas
Li Ting
Sun Tiantian
6–3, 6–1
Michaëlla Krajicek
Henrieta Nagyová

May

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 MayQatar Total German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Nadia Petrova Patty Schnyder
Jelena Janković
Maria Sharapova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Bovina
Amélie Mauresmo
Elena Likhovtseva
Vera Zvonareva
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Rabat, Morocco
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Nuria Llagostera Vives
6–4, 6–2
Zheng Jie Li Na
Émilie Loit
Antonella Serra Zanetti
Tathiana Garbin
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Arantxa Parra Santonja
Émilie Loit
Barbora Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Nuria Llagostera Vives
9 MayTelecom Italia Masters Rome
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Clay – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Amélie Mauresmo
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Patty Schnyder Maria Sharapova
Vera Zvonareva
Elena Bovina
Evgenia Linetskaya
Francesca Schiavone
Conchita Martínez
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
6–0, 4–6, 6–1
Maria Kirilenko
Anabel Medina Garrigues
ECM Prague Open
Prague, Czech Republic
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/30Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Dinara Safina
7–6(7–2), 6–3
Zuzana Ondrášková Laura Pous Tió
Klára Koukalová
Iveta Benešová
Kristina Brandi
Mariana Díaz Oliva
Jill Craybas
Émilie Loit
Nicole Pratt
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4
Jelena Kostanić
Barbora Strýcová
16 Mayİstanbul Cup
Istanbul, Turkey
Tier III event
$200,000 – Clay – 30S/24Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Venus Williams
6–3, 6–2
Nicole Vaidišová Tsvetana Pironkova
Anna Smashnova
Anna Chakvetadze
Shahar Pe'er
Mashona Washington
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Marta Marrero
Antonella Serra Zanetti
6–4, 6–0
Daniela Klemenschits
Sandra Klemenschits
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 – Clay – 30S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–3
Marta Domachowska Nathalie Dechy
Dally Randriantefy
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
Vera Douchevina
Karolina Šprem
Peng Shuai
Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Andreea Vanc
6–3, 6–1
Marta Domachowska
Marlene Weingärtner
23 May
30 May
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$5,301,154 – Clay – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–1, 6–1
Mary Pierce Elena Likhovtseva
Nadia Petrova
Lindsay Davenport
Sesil Karatantcheva
Ana Ivanovic
Maria Sharapova
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
Fabrice Santoro
Daniela Hantuchová
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Leander Paes
Martina Navratilova

June

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 JunDFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$200,000 – Grass – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Maria Sharapova
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Jelena Janković Tatiana Golovin
Laura Granville
Eleni Daniilidou
Anna Chakvetadze
Mashona Washington
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
6–2, 6–3
Eleni Daniilidou
Jennifer Russell
13 JunHastings Direct International Champs.
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$585,000 – Grass – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–0
Vera Douchevina Roberta Vinci
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Marion Bartoli
Anastasia Myskina
Mashona Washington
Nathalie Dechy
Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–5
Elena Likhovtseva
Vera Zvonareva
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 – Grass – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Klára Koukalová
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Lucie Šafářová Meghann Shaughnessy
Gisela Dulko
Denisa Chládková
Michaëlla Krajicek
Dinara Safina
Nadia Petrova
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Dinara Safina
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(11)
Iveta Benešová
Nuria Llagostera Vives
20 Jun
27 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$7,385,286 – Grass – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
Venus Williams
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 9–7
Lindsay Davenport Amélie Mauresmo
Maria Sharapova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Anastasia Myskina
Mary Pierce
Nadia Petrova
Cara Black
Liezel Huber
6–2, 6–1
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Amélie Mauresmo
Mahesh Bhupathi
Mary Pierce
6–4, 6–2
Paul Hanley
Tatiana Perebiynis

July

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 JulFed Cup: Semifinals
Moscow, Russia, Clay (i)
Aix-en-Provence, France, Hard
Semifinal winners
 Russia 4–1
 France 3–1
Semifinal losers
 United States
 Spain
11 JulInternazionali di Modena
Modena, Italy
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Anna Smashnova
6–6 (3–0) ret.
Tathiana Garbin Ágnes Szávay
Flavia Pennetta
Francesca Schiavone
Sanda Mamić
Émilie Loit
Mariana Díaz Oliva
Yulia Beygelzimer
Mervana Jugić-Salkić
6–2, 6–0
Gabriela Navrátilová
Michaela Paštiková
18 JulW&S Financial Group Women's Open
Mason, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Patty Schnyder
6–4, 6–0
Akiko Morigami Bethanie Mattek
Daniela Hantuchová
Shahar Pe'er
Jelena Janković
Cho Yoon-jeong
Sania Mirza
Laura Granville
Abigail Spears
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Květa Peschke
María Emilia Salerni
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–0
Klára Koukalová Tsvetana Pironkova
Flavia Pennetta
Nathalie Vierin
Mariana Díaz Oliva
Martina Müller
Roberta Vinci
Giulia Casoni
Mariya Koryttseva
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Klaudia Jans
Alicja Rosolska
25 JulBank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–2
Venus Williams Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Patty Schnyder
Nathalie Dechy
Daniela Hantuchová
Iveta Benešová
Jelena Janković
Cara Black
Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–5
Elena Likhovtseva
Vera Zvonareva
Tippmix Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Clay – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Anna Smashnova
6–2, 6–2
Catalina Castaño Jelena Kostanić
Laura Pous Tió
Anikó Kapros
María Sánchez Lorenzo
Martina Suchá
Katarina Srebotnik
Émilie Loit
Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Marta Marrero

August

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 AugAcura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Mary Pierce
6–0, 6–3
Ai Sugiyama Peng Shuai
Akiko Morigami
Kim Clijsters
Patty Schnyder
Anna Chakvetadze
Sesil Karatantcheva
Conchita Martínez
Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–7(7–9), 6–1, 7–5
Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
8 AugJPMorgan Chase Open
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 56S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Kim Clijsters
6–4, 6–1
Daniela Hantuchová Elena Dementieva
Francesca Schiavone
Maria Sharapova
Tathiana Garbin
Nadia Petrova
Conchita Martínez
Elena Dementieva
Flavia Pennetta
6–2, 6–4
Angela Haynes
Bethanie Mattek
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 6–2
Anastasia Myskina Vera Douchevina
Émilie Loit
Martina Suchá
Catalina Castaño
Arantxa Parra Santonja
Sofia Arvidsson
Émilie Loit
Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–3
Eva Birnerová
Mara Santangelo
15 AugRogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$1,300,000 – Hard – 56S/48Q/28D
SinglesDoubles
Kim Clijsters
7–5, 6–1
Justine Henin-Hardenne Anastasia Myskina
Amélie Mauresmo
Gisela Dulko
Flavia Pennetta
Nicole Vaidišová
Nadia Petrova
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Conchita Martínez
Virginia Ruano Pascual
22 AugPilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–4
Amélie Mauresmo Anna Chakvetadze
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Daniela Hantuchová
Zheng Jie
Elena Dementieva
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–1
Gisela Dulko
Maria Kirilenko
Forest Hills Tennis Classic
Forest Hills, United States
Tier IV event
$74,800 – Hard – 16S
Singles
Lucie Šafářová
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Sania Mirza Alexa Glatch
Iveta Benešová
Martina Suchá
Roberta Vinci
Zuzana Ondrášková
Antonella Serra Zanetti
29 Aug
5 Sep
U.S. Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$7,147,042 – Hard – 128S/96Q/64D/32X
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
Kim Clijsters
6–3, 6–1
Mary Pierce Maria Sharapova
Elena Dementieva
Nadia Petrova
Venus Williams
Amélie Mauresmo
Lindsay Davenport
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Elena Dementieva
Flavia Pennetta
Mahesh Bhupathi
Daniela Hantuchová
6–4, 6–2
Nenad Zimonjić
Katarina Srebotnik

September

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 SepFed Cup: Final
Paris, France, Clay
 Russia
3–2
 France
Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 – Hard – 30S/15Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Lindsay Davenport
6–2, 6–4
Francesca Schiavone Li Na
Patty Schnyder
Maria Elena Camerin
Alona Bondarenko
Flavia Pennetta
Aiko Nakamura
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 6–3
Yan Zi
Zheng Jie
19 SepChina Open
Beijing, China
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Maria Kirilenko
6–3, 6–4
Anna-Lena Grönefeld Maria Sharapova
Marta Domachowska
Shinobu Asagoe
Sun Tiantian
Venus Williams
Peng Shuai
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María Vento-Kabchi
6–2, 6–4
Yan Zi
Zheng Jie
Sunfeast Open
Kolkata, India
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/10Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Anastasia Myskina
6–2, 6–2
Karolina Šprem Kaia Kanepi
Elena Likhovtseva
Shikha Uberoi
Sybille Bammer
Melinda Czink
Sofia Arvidsson
Elena Likhovtseva
Anastasia Myskina
6–1, 6–0
Neha Uberoi
Shikha Uberoi
Banka Koper Slovenia Open
Portoroz, Slovenia
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Klára Koukalová
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Katarina Srebotnik Vanessa Henke
Eleni Daniilidou
Meilen Tu
Roberta Vinci
Séverine Brémond
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Roberta Vinci
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Jelena Kostanić
Katarina Srebotnik
26 SepFortis Championships Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–4
Anna-Lena Grönefeld Nathalie Dechy
Dinara Safina
Francesca Schiavone
Daniela Hantuchová
Roberta Vinci
Nadia Petrova
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
7–5, 6–1
Cara Black
Rennae Stubbs
Guangzhou International
Guangzhou, China
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Yan Zi
6–4, 4–0 ret.
Nuria Llagostera Vives Zheng Jie
Victoria Azarenka
Li Ting
Maria Kirilenko
Li Na
Peng Shuai
Maria Elena Camerin
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
7–6(5), 6–3
Neha Uberoi
Shikha Uberoi
Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships
Seoul, South Korea
Tier IV event
$140,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Nicole Vaidišová
7–5, 6–3
Jelena Janković Tatiana Golovin
Catalina Castaño
Vera Douchevina
Ai Sugiyama
Laura Granville
Marion Bartoli
Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung
6–2, 6–4
Jill Craybas
Natalie Grandin

October

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 OctPorsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Lindsay Davenport
6–2, 6–4
Amélie Mauresmo Daniela Hantuchová
Elena Dementieva
Anastasia Myskina
Flavia Pennetta
Nadia Petrova
Kim Clijsters
Daniela Hantuchová
Anastasia Myskina
6–0, 3–6, 7–5
Květa Peschke
Francesca Schiavone
AIG Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Nicole Vaidišová
7–6(7–4), 3–2 ret.
Tatiana Golovin Sania Mirza
Maria Kirilenko
Vera Zvonareva
Ai Sugiyama
Jill Craybas
Sofia Arvidsson
Gisela Dulko
Maria Kirilenko
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
Shinobu Asagoe
María Vento-Kabchi
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$145,000 – Hard – 32S/16Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Michaëlla Krajicek
6–0, 4–6, 6–3
Akgul Amanmuradova Ekaterina Bychkova
Maria Elena Camerin
Evgeniya Rodina
Kateryna Bondarenko
Antonella Serra Zanetti
Elena Vesnina
Maria Elena Camerin
Émilie Loit
6–3, 6–0
Anastasia Rodionova
Galina Voskoboeva
10 OctKremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,340,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Mary Pierce
6–4, 6–3
Francesca Schiavone Dinara Safina
Elena Dementieva
Maria Sharapova
Elena Likhovtseva
Anastasia Myskina
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
6–2, 6–4
Cara Black
Rennae Stubbs
PTT Thailand Open
Bangkok, Thailand
Tier III event
$200,000 – Hard – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Nicole Vaidišová
6–1, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Nadia Petrova Antonella Serra Zanetti
Gisela Dulko
Stéphanie Foretz
Shahar Pe'er
Yuan Meng
Conchita Martínez
Shinobu Asagoe
Gisela Dulko
6–1, 7–5
Conchita Martínez
Virginia Ruano Pascual
17 OctZurich Open
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,340,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Lindsay Davenport
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Patty Schnyder Anastasia Myskina
Ana Ivanovic
Francesca Schiavone
Elena Dementieva
Flavia Pennetta
Katarina Srebotnik
Cara Black
Rennae Stubbs
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
24 OctGenerali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Nadia Petrova
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Patty Schnyder Ana Ivanovic
Květa Peschke
Tatiana Golovin
Daniela Hantuchová
Sybille Bammer
Ai Sugiyama
Gisela Dulko
Květa Peschke
6–2, 6–3
Conchita Martínez
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Gaz de France Stars
Hasselt, Belgium
Tier III event
$170,000 – Hard (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–3
Francesca Schiavone Dinara Safina
Michaëlla Krajicek
Julia Schruff
Katarina Srebotnik
Samantha Stosur
Nathalie Dechy
Émilie Loit
Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4
Michaëlla Krajicek
Ágnes Szávay
31 OctAdvanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 – Hard (i) – 28S/32Q/16D
Singles – Doubles
Amélie Mauresmo
7–5, 2–6, 7–5
Elena Dementieva Nadia Petrova
Nicole Vaidišová
Martina Suchá
Květa Peschke
Mashona Washington
Lisa Raymond
Cara Black
Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 – Carpet (i) – 32S/32Q/16D
SinglesDoubles
Amy Frazier
6–1, 7–5
Sofia Arvidsson Nathalie Dechy
Marion Bartoli
Stéphanie Dubois
Henrieta Nagyová
Elena Vesnina
Shenay Perry
Anastasia Rodionova
Elena Vesnina
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–2
Līga Dekmeijere
Ashley Harkleroad

November

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 NovWTA Tour Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 – Hard – 8S (Round Robin)/4D
SinglesDoubles
Amélie Mauresmo
5–7, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Mary Pierce Lindsay Davenport
Maria Sharapova
Patty Schnyder
Nadia Petrova
Kim Clijsters
Elena Dementieva
Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4
Cara Black
Rennae Stubbs

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
SinglesDoublesMixedSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesSinglesDoublesMixed
20 Russia
11242361911
19 USA
211124332109
17 Australia
21131811151
14 Belgium
25511131
14 France
113216671
14 Spain
1321331410
11 Czech Republic
334174
10 Italy
221428
8 Slovenia
22426
6 USA
11226
6 Zimbabwe
1236
5 China
11323
5 Slovakia
211152
4  Switzerland
2222
4 Ukraine
1124
4 Japan
314
3 Germany
1113
2 Israel
22
2 South Africa
112
1 Netherlands
11
1 India
11
1 Serbia and Montenegro
11
1 Venezuela
11
1 Romania
11
1 Chinese Taipei
11
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
11

Rankings

Below are the 2005 WTA year-end rankings in singles competition:

Singles Year-end Ranking[8]
No. Player Name Points 2004 Change
1  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4910 1 0
2  Kim Clijsters (BEL) 4829 22 +20
3  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 4030 2 -1
4  Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3958 4 0
5  Mary Pierce (FRA) 3797 29 +24
6  Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2936 5 -1
7  Patty Schnyder (SUI) 2774 8 +1
8  Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2748 6 –2
9  Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2638 12 +3
10  Venus Williams (USA) 2628 9 –1
11  Serena Williams (USA) 1851 7 –4
12  Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1773 21 +9
13  Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1704 19 +6
14  Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 1616 3 –11
15  Nicole Vaidišová (CZE) 1581 75 +60
16  Ana Ivanovic (SCG) 1551 101 +75
17  Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1519 24 +7
18  Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1491 5 –13
19  Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 1486 31 +12
20  Dinara Safina (RUS) 1372 44 +24

Statistics

Number of singles titles:
9Kim ClijstersBelgium
6Lindsay DavenportUSA
4Justine HeninBelgium
Amélie MauresmoFrance
3Maria SharapovaRussia
Nicole VaidišováCzech Republic
2Mary PierceFrance Klára KoukalováCzech Republic
Flavia PennettaItaly
Lucie ŠafářováCzech Republic
Dinara SafinaRussia
Patty SchnyderSwitzerland
Venus WilliamsUSA
List of players who won their first WTA-singles title this year:
1.Ana IvanovicSerbia & MontenegroCanberra, Australia
2.Jie ZhengChinaHobart, Australia
3.Sania MirzaIndiaHyderabad, India
4.Lucie ŠafářováCzech RepublicEstoril, Portugal
5.Nuria Llagostera VivesSpainRabat, Morocco
6.Klára KoukalováCzech RepublicRosmalen, Netherlands
7.Maria KirilenkoRussiaBeijing, China
8.Zi YanChinaGuangzhou, China
9.Michaella KrajicekNetherlandsTashkent, Uzbekistan
10.Nadia PetrovaRussiaLinz, Austria
List of players who reached their first WTA-singles final this year:
1.Samantha StosurAustraliaGold Coast, AustraliaL
2.Ana IvanovicSerbia & MontenegroCanberra, AustraliaW
3.Melinda CzinkHungaryCanberra, AustraliaL
4.Jie ZhengChinaHobart, AustraliaW
5.Gisela DulkoArgentinaHobart, AustraliaL
6.Anna-Lena GrönefeldGermanyPattaya, ThailandL
7.Sania MirzaIndiaHyderabad, IndiaW
8.Alyona BondarenkoUkraineHyderabad, IndiaL
9.Lourdes Dominguez LinoSpainBogotá, ColombiaL
10.Lucie ŠafářováCzech RepublicEstoril, PortugalW
11.Nuria Llagostera VivesSpainRabat, MoroccoW
12.Zuzana OndráškováCzech RepublicPrague, Czech RepublicL
13.Vera DouchevinaRussiaEastbourne, UKL
14.Maria KirilenkoRussiaBeijing, ChinaW
15.Zi YanChinaGangzhou, ChinaW
16.Michaella KrajicekNetherlandsTashkent, UzbekistanW
17.Akgul AmmanmoeradovaUzbekistanTashkent, UzbekistanL
18.Sofia ArvidssonSwedenQuebec, CanadaL
List of players who defended their WTA-singles title this year:
1.Vera ZvonarevaRussiaMemphis, USA (Tier III)
2.Lindsay DavenportUSAAmelia Island, USA (Tier II)
3.Amélie MauresmoFranceRome, Italy (Tier I)
4.Maria SharapovaRussiaBirmingham (Tier III)
5.Anabel Medina GarriguesSpainPalermo (Tier III)
6.Lindsay DavenportUSAFilderstadt (Tier II)
7.Amélie MauresmoFrancePhiladelphia, USA (Tier II)
Winner/Runners-up by country:
1.Belgium13–1
2.Russia9–7
3.USA8–6
4.Czech Republic7–3
5.France6–7
6.Spain3–2
7.Italy2–4
=China2–2
9.Australia1–3
10.Serbia & Montenegro1–2
11.India1–1
=Switzerland1–2

See also

References

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