Basketball - WNBA Championship

The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Championship began in 1997 with eight teams. with two added in 1998 and two more in 1999 to bring the total up to the current 12 franchises, split into Eastern and Western Conferences with the leading eight teams at the end of the regular season competing in the play-offs, which culminate in a best-of-five series between the finalists.

YEAR
WINNERS
RUNNERS-UP
1997
HOUSTON COMETS
New York Liberty
1998
HOUSTON COMETS
Phoenix Mercury
1999
HOUSTON COMETS New York Liberty
2000
HOUSTON COMETS New York Liberty
2001
LA SPARKS
Charlotte Sting
2002
LA SPARKS
New York Liberty
2003
DETROIT SHOCK
LA Sparks
2004
SEATTLE STORM
Connecticut Sun
2005
SACRAMENTO MONARCHS
Connecticut Sun
2006
DETROIT SHOCK
Sacramento Monarchs
2007
PHOENIX MERCURY
Detroit Shock
2008
DETROIT SHOCK
San Antonio Silver Stars
2009
PHOENIX MERCURY
Indiana Fever
2010
SEATTLE STORM
Atlanta Dream
2011 MINNESOTA LYNX
Atlanta Dream
2012 INDIANA FEVER Minnesota Lynx
2013 MINNESOTA LYNX Atlanta Dream
2014 PHOENIX MERCURY Chicago Sky
2015 MINNESOTA LYNX Indiana Fever
2016 LA SPARKS Minnesota Lynx
2017 MINNESOTA LYNX LA Sparks
2018 SEATTLE STORM Washington Mystics
2019 WASHINGTON MYSTICS Connecticut Sun
2020 SEATTLE STORM Las Vegas Aces

 

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