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The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour is the number one tier professional tennis tour for a women's tennis competition. The 2014 WTA Tour calendar consists of the four Grand Slam tournaments (organised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), and fifty regular tournaments, the Fed Cup (organised by the ITF), and the year-end championships (the WTA Tournament of Champions and the WTA Tour Championships). Also included in the 2014 calendar is the Hopman Cup, which does not distribute ranking points, and is organised by the ITF. The season begins on 30 December 2013 and will end on 9 November 2014.

The tournaments are played on a squared flat surface, called a tennis court. The measurements of a tennis court are described and monitored by the ITF and the court is 23.78 meters (78.0 feet) long, 10.97 meters (36.0 feet) wide. Its width is 8.23 meters (27.0 feet) for singles matches and 10.97 meters (36.0 feet) for doubles matches. Tennis is played on a variety of court types and each type has its own aspects that control how the sport is played. There are four main types of courts based on what's used to build the court surface, clay, hard, grass and carpet courts with the ITF rating five different speed ratings from slow to fast.

Schedule

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

January

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
30 December Hopman Cup (report)
Perth, Australia
ITF Mixed Teams Championships
Prize money: $1,000,000 – Court type: Hard (i)
 France
Alizé Cornet
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
 Poland
Agnieszka Radwańska
Grzegorz Panfil
2–1
Brisbane International (report)
Brisbane, Australia
WTA Premier
Prize money: $1,000,000 – Court type: Hard
United States Serena Williams Belarus Victoria Azarenka 6–4, 7–5
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–1
Shenzhen Open (report)
Shenzhen, China
WTA International
Prize money: $500,000 – Court type: Hard
People's Republic of China Li Na People's Republic of China Peng Shuai 6–4, 7–5
Romania Monica Niculescu
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
6–3, 6–4
ASB Classic (report)
Auckland, New Zealand
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Serbia Ana Ivanovic United States Venus Williams 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Canada Sharon Fichman
United States Maria Sanchez
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Netherlands Michaella Krajicek
2–6, 6–0, [10–4]
6 January Apia International Sydney (report)
Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier
Prize money: $710,000 – Court type: Hard
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova Germany Angelique Kerber 6–4, 6–4
Hungary Tímea Babos
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Hobart International (report)
Hobart, Australia
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 6–4, 6–0
Romania Monica Niculescu
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová
United States Lisa Raymond
People's Republic of China Zhang Shuai
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–8]
13 January
20 January
Australian Open (report)
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Prize money: $12,122,762 – Court type: Hard
People's Republic of China Li Na Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 7–6(7–3), 6–0
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
France Kristina Mladenovic
Canada Daniel Nestor
India Sania Mirza
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–2
27 January Open GDF Suez (report)
Paris, France
WTA Premier
Prize money: $710,000 – Court type: Hard (i)
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Italy Sara Errani 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–7(7–9), 6–4, [10–5]
PTT Pattaya Open (report)
Pattaya City, Thailand
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Russia Ekaterina Makarova Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
People's Republic of China Peng Shuai
People's Republic of China Zhang Shuai
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–6]

February

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
3 February Fed Cup Quarterfinals
Cleveland, United States – Court type: Hard (i)
Seville, Spain – Court type: Clay (Red)
Bratislava, Slovakia – Court type: Hard (i)
Hobart, Australia – Court type: Hard
 Italy
 Czech Republic
 Germany
 Australia
 United States
 Spain
 Slovakia
 Russia
3–1
3–2
3–1
4–0
10 February Qatar Total Open (report)
Doha, Qatar
WTA Premier 5
Prize money: $2,369,000 – Court type: Hard
Romania Simona Halep Germany Angelique Kerber 6–2, 6–3
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
People's Republic of China Peng Shuai
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–0
17 February Dubai Tennis Championships (report)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WTA Premier
Prize money: $2,000,000 – Court type: Hard
United States Venus Williams France Alizé Cornet 6–3, 6–0
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Rio Open (report)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Japan Kurumi Nara Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 6–1, 4–6, 6–1
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Argentina María Irigoyen
Sweden Johanna Larsson
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
6–2, 6–0
24 February Abierto Mexicano Telcel (report)
Acapulco, Mexico
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Slovakia Dominika Cibulková United States Christina McHale 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–4
France Kristina Mladenovic
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Iveta Melzer
6–3, 2–6, [10–5]
Brasil Tennis Cup (report)
Florianópolis, Brazil
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 4–6, 7–5, 6–0
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Spain Silvia Soler Espinosa
7–6(7–1), 2–6, [10–3]

March

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
3 March
10 March
BNP Paribas Open (report)
Indian Wells, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
Prize money: $5,946,740 – Court type: Hard
Italy Flavia Pennetta Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6–2, 6–1
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
People's Republic of China Peng Shuai
Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
7–6(7–5), 6–2
17 March
24 March
Sony Open Tennis (report)
Miami, United States
WTA Premier Mandatory
Prize money: $5,427,105 – Court type: Hard
United States Serena Williams People's Republic of China Li Na 7–5, 6–1
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Germany Sabine Lisicki
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
4–6, 6–4, [10–5]
31 March Family Circle Cup (report)
Charleston, United States
WTA Premier
Prize money: $710,000 – Court type: Clay (Green)
Germany Andrea Petkovic Slovakia Jana Čepelová 7–5, 6–2
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Monterrey Open (report)
Monterrey, Mexico
WTA International
Prize money: $500,000 – Court type: Hard
Serbia Ana Ivanovic Serbia Jovana Jakšić 6–2, 6–1
Croatia Darija Jurak
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
Hungary Tímea Babos
Belarus Olga Govortsova
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [11–9]

April

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
7 April BNP Paribas Katowice Open (report)
Katowice, Poland
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard (i)
France Alizé Cornet Italy Camila Giorgi 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 7–5
Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
Czech Republic Klára Koukalová
Romania Monica Niculescu
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]
Copa Colsanitas (report)
Bogotá, Colombia
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
France Caroline Garcia Serbia Jelena Janković 6–3, 6–4
Spain Lara Arruabarrena
France Caroline Garcia
United States Vania King
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
–6(7–5), 6–4
14 April Fed Cup Semifinals
Brisbane, Australia – Court type: Hard
Ostrava, Czech Republic – Court type: Hard (i)
 Germany
 Czech Republic
 Australia
 Italy
3–1
4–0
Malaysian Open (report)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Croatia Donna Vekić Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Hungary Tímea Babos
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
People's Republic of China Zheng Saisai
6–3, 6–4
21 April Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (report)
Stuttgart, Germany
WTA Premier
Prize money: $710,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Russia Maria Sharapova Serbia Ana Ivanovic 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
6–2, 6–3
Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem (report)
Marrakesh, Morocco
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor Switzerland Romina Oprandi 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Switzerland Romina Oprandi
Poland Katarzyna Piter
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
4–6, 6–2, [11–9]
28 April Portugal Open (report)
Estoril, Portugal
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
Russia Valeria Solovyeva
6–4, 6–3

May

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
5 May Mutua Madrid Open (report)
Madrid, Spain
WTA Premier Mandatory
Prize money: €4,033,254 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Russia Maria Sharapova Romania Simona Halep 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6–4, 6–3
12 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia (report)
Rome, Italy
WTA Premier 5
Prize money: $2,369,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
United States Serena Williams Italy Sara Errani 6–3, 6–0
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
4–0, retired
19 May Nürnberger Versicherungscup (report)
Nuremberg, Germany
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Canada Eugenie Bouchard Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Romania Raluca Olaru
Israel Shahar Pe'er
6–0, 4–6, [10–6]
Internationaux de Strasbourg (report)
Strasbourg, France
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Puerto Rico Mónica Puig Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa 6–4, 6–3
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
Argentina Tatiana Búa
Chile Daniela Seguel
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
26 May
2 June
French Open (report)
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Prize money: $11,315,740 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Russia Maria Sharapova Romania Simona Halep 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–4
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
People's Republic of China Peng Shuai
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–1
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Germany Julia Görges
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 6–2, [10–7]

June

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
9 June Aegon Classic (report)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
Prize money: $710,000 – Court type: Grass
Serbia Ana Ivanovic Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–3, 6–2
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
7–6(7–1), 6–1
16 June Aegon International (report)
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
WTA Premier
Prize money: $710,000 – Court type: Grass
United States Madison Keys Germany Angelique Kerber 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–3, 5–7, [10–7]
Topshelf Open (report)
Rosmalen, Netherlands
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Grass
United States Coco Vandeweghe People's Republic of China Zheng Jie 6–2, 6–4
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
France Kristina Mladenovic
0–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–8]
23 June
30 June
The Championships, Wimbledon (report)
London, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
Prize money: $11,174,883 – Court type: Grass
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Canada Eugenie Bouchard 6–3, 6–0
Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–1, 6–3
Australia Samantha Stosur
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–2

July

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
7 July BRD Bucharest Open (report)
Bucharest, Romania
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Romania Simona Halep Italy Roberta Vinci 6–1, 6–3
Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Italy Karin Knapp
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Gastein Ladies (report)
Bad Gastein, Austria
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Germany Andrea Petkovic United States Shelby Rogers 6–3, 6–3
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
14 July Swedish Open (report)
Båstad, Sweden
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Clay (Red)
Germany Mona Barthel South Africa Chanelle Scheepers 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María Teresa Torró Flor
United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
6–1, 6–1
İstanbul Cup (report)
Bad Gastein, Austria
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Italy Roberta Vinci 6–1, 6–1
Japan Misaki Doi
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Poland Paula Kania
6–4, 6–0
21 July Baku Cup (report)
Baku, Azerbaijan
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Ukraine Elina Svitolina Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Russia Alexandra Panova
United Kingdom Heather Watson
Romania Raluca Olaru
Israel Shahar Peer
6-2, 7–6(7–3)
28 July Bank of the West Classic (report)
Stanford, United States
WTA Premier
Prize money: $710,000 – Court type: Hard
United States Serena Williams Germany Angelique Kerber 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
Poland Paula Kania
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Citi Open (report)
Washington, D.C., United States
WTA International
Prize money: $250,000 – Court type: Hard
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Japan Kurumi Nara 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Japan Shuko Aoyama
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Japan Hiroko Kuwata
Japan Kurumi Nara
6–1, 6–2

August

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score
4 August Rogers Cup (report)
Montreal, Canada
WTA Premier 5
Prize money: $2,369,000 – Court type: Hard
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11 August Western & Southern Open (report)
Cincinnati, United States
WTA Premier 5
Prize money: $2,369,000 – Court type: Hard
/ /
18 August Connecticut Open (report)
New Haven, United States
WTA Premier
Prize money: $795,707 – Court type: Hard
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25 August
1 September
US Open (report)
New York City, United States
Grand Slam
Prize money: $11,517,008 – Court type: Hard
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September

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score

October

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score

November

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Score

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