WTA Elite Trophy

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WTA Elite Trophy
Tournament information
Founded 2015; 3 years ago (2015)
Abolished 2019
Editions 4rd (2018)
Location Zhuhai
China (2015–2019)
Venue Hengqin Tennis Center
Category Tour Championships[1]
Surface Hard - indoors
Draw 12S / 6D
Prize money US$2,349,363 (2018)
Website wtaelitetrophy.com
Current champions (2017)
Women's singles Germany Julia Görges
Women's doubles China Duan Yingying
China Han Xinyun

The WTA Elite Trophy is the second-tier year-end professional women's tennis tournament on the WTA Tour. It is the successor event of the WTA Tournament of Champions which took place from 2009–14.

The Elite Trophy takes place at the end of each season in two disciplines: singles and doubles. The singles event features 12 players (11 of them ranked from 9th to 19th on the final table of the WTA ranking, and one wildcard). The players are split into four groups of three, with the group winners advancing to the single elimination semifinals. The doubles championships features six teams in two groups with the group winners contesting the final.[2]

The inaugural edition was held in 2015, offering $2.15 million in prize money. Zhuhai, China, hosts the WTA Elite Trophy for the first five years until 2019.


Town Years Stadium Surface Capacity
China Zhuhai, China 2015–2019 Hengqin Tennis Center, Zhuhai [3] Hard (i) 5,000

Past results[edit]


Venue Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
China Zhuhai 2015 United States Venus Williams Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
2016 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová Ukraine Elina Svitolina 6–4, 6–2
2017 Germany Julia Görges United States CoCo Vandeweghe 7–5, 6–1


Venue Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
China Zhuhai 2015 China Liang Chen
China Wang Yafan
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 6–3
2016 Turkey İpek Soylu
China Xu Yifan
China Yang Zhaoxuan
China You Xiaodi
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
2017 China Duan Yingying
China Han Xinyun
China Lu Jingjing
China Zhang Shuai
6–2, 6–1


See also[edit]

WTA Finals


  1. ^ "WTA Elite Trophy Info". WTA Tour. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  2. ^ "WTA Elite Trophy To Debut In Zhuhai". WTA Tour. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Venue Info". Populous.com. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 

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