2005 WTA Tour Championships

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2005 WTA Tour Championships
DateNovember 8 - November 13
CategoryYear-end championships
Draw8S (round robin) / 4D
Prize money$3,000,000
LocationLos Angeles, United States
VenueStaples Center
France Amélie Mauresmo
United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur
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The 2005 WTA Tour Championships, also known as the Sony Ericsson Championships, was a women's round robin tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, United States. It was the 35th edition of the year-end singles championships, the 30th edition of the year-end doubles championships, and was part of the 2005 WTA Tour; the tournament was held between November 8 and November 13, 2005. Fourth-seeded Amélie Mauresmo won the singles event, the first French player to win the title, and she earned $1,000,000 first-prize money as well as 485 ranking points.[1][2][3]

Justine Henin-Hardenne had qualified for the tournament but withdrew due to a hamstring injury.[4]



France Amélie Mauresmo defeated France Mary Pierce, 5–7, 7–6(7–3), 6–4.


United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4.


  1. ^ Jerry Magee (November 14, 2005). "Mauresmo magnifique". The San Diego Union-Tribune.
  2. ^ Tom Tebbutt (November 14, 2005). "Mauresmo survives gruelling marathon". The Globe and Mail.
  3. ^ "Mauresmo wins French battle in LA". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. November 14, 2005.
  4. ^ "Clijsters set to take on lone American at WTA". www.taipeitimes.com. Taipei Times. November 9, 2005.

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