Women's Tennis Association

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WTA Tour
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Current sports event 2014 WTA Tour
FoundedJune 1973
FounderBillie Jean King

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA), formed in 1973 by Billie Jean King, is the main organizing body of women's professional tennis. It organizes the WTA Tour, the worldwide professional tennis tour for women. The WTA's counterpart organization for men's professional tennis is the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

The WTA was formed in the month of June 1973, and is able to trace its beginnings back to Houston, Texas, with the first Virginia Slims tournament, which was organized by Gladys Heldman and held in September 1970. The WTA gives out awards every year for players who have done well during the season. The WTA is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

WTA rankings[change | change source]

  • Rankings as of 4 August 2014.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "WTA Rankings (singles)". WTATennis.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  2. "WTA Rankings (doubles)". WTATennis.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014.

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