The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour is the women’s professional tennis tour organized and operated by the WTA. The tour, which includes 56 tournaments on four continents, is the most important tournament in the world for women’s professional tennis.
The WTA publishes a schedule of tournaments each year, which includes Grand Slams, Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, International, and Challenger competitions. Grand Slams are the four main tournaments that are played each year and are the most popular tournaments on the WTA Tour. The Australian Open, Roland Garros (French Open), Wimbledon, and the US Open are the four Grand Slams in a row. The Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournaments are the second-highest tier of tournaments, while the International and Challenger tournaments are the third and fourth tiers, respectively. .
The WTA Tour schedule consists of 56 tournaments in 2021, with 20 Grand Slams taking place. The remaining 36 tournaments consist of 8 Premier Mandatory activities, 5 Premier 5 activities, 16 International tournaments, and 7 Challenger tournaments.
The Grand Slams are the most prestigious tournaments on the WTA Tour and are the most lucrative for the players involved. The Australian Open is held in January, followed by the French Open in May/June, Wimbledon in July, and the US Open in August/September. Each Grand Slam tournament has singles, doubles, and mixed doubles tournaments, and they all have a points system that determines the players’ rankings.
Throughout the year, the Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournaments are held all over the world, and they are the second-highest tier of tournaments on the WTA Tour. The BNP Paribas Open, the Mutua Madrid Open, the Italian Open, the Rogers Cup, and the China Open are among the premier Mandatory tournaments. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, the Internationali BNL d’Italia, the Western & Southern Open, and the Wuhan Open are among the Premier 5 tournaments.
The International tournaments are the third-highest tier of WTA Tour tournaments, and they are held throughout the year in various nations. In general, the tournaments feature a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. The Challenger tournaments are the lowest-tier on the WTA Tour, with a 32-player singles draw and an 8-team doubles draw.
The WTA Tour schedule contains 56 tournaments each year, including 20 Grand Slams, 8 Premier Mandatory events, 5 Premier 5 events, 16 International tournaments, and 7 Challenger tournaments. The WTA Tour schedule is a grueling one, with the players competing in tournaments all over the country throughout the year.