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Tennis - WTA Championship

The women's end of season tennis championship began in 1972 and is significant for the fact that for 15 seasons (1984-1998) it was the only tournament in the women's calendar to stage a best of five sets final. It has a similar format to the men's event.

+ Played in March    # Played in November
All tournaments played on an Indoor surface, apart from 1972 & 73 (clay)

Venues: 1972-73 Boca Raton, Usa; 1974-76 & 2002-05  Los Angeles, Usa; 1977 & 1979-2000 New York, Usa; 2001 Munich, Ger; 2006-07 Madrid, Esp; 2008-10 Doha, Qtr; 2011-13 Istanbul, Tur; 2014- Singapore, Sin

YEAR
WINNER
1972
CHRIS EVERT (Usa)
1973
CHRIS EVERT (Usa)
1974
EVONNE GOOLAGONG (Aus)
1975
CHRIS EVERT (Usa)
1976
EVONNE CAWLEY * (Aus)
1977
CHRIS EVERT (Usa)
1978
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Csv)
1979
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Csv)
1980
TRACY AUSTIN (Usa)
1981
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Csv)
1982
SYLVIA HANIKA (Frg)
1983
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1984
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1985
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1986+
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1986#
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (Usa)
1987
STEFFI GRAF (Frg)
1988
GABRIELA SABATINI (Arg)
1989
STEFFI GRAF (Frg)
1990
MONICA SELES (Yug)
1991
MONICA SELES (Yug)
1992
MONICA SELES (Yug)
1993
STEFFI GRAF (Ger)
1994
GABRIELA SABATINI (Arg)
1995
STEFFI GRAF (Ger)
1996
STEFFI GRAF (Ger) 
1997
JANA NOVOTNA (Cze)
1998
MARTINA HINGIS (Swi)
1999
LINDSAY DAVENPORT (Usa)
2000
MARTINA HINGIS (Swi)
2001
SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2002
KIM CLIJSTERS (Bel)
2003
KIM CLIJSTERS (Bel)
2004
MARIA SHARAPOVA (Rus)
2005
AMELIE MAURESMO (Fra)
2006
JUSTINE HENIN-H'DENNE (Bel)
2007
JUSTINE HENIN-H'DENNE (Bel)
2008
VENUS WILLIAMS (Usa)
2009
SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2010
KIM CLIJSTERS (Bel)
2011 PETRA KVITOVA (Cze)
2012 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2013 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2014 SERENA WILLIAMS (Usa)
2015 AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA (Pol)
2016 DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA (Svk)
2017 CAROLINE WOZNIACKI (Den)
2018 ELINA SVITOLINA  (Ukr)

* nee Goolagong


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