Masters Series

Premier Tournaments is a category of tennis tournaments in the Women’s Tennis Association tour, implemented since the reorganization of the schedule in 2009.

As of 2017, Premier events include:
•Four “Premier Mandatory” events in Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, Madrid, and Beijing with prize money of $4.5 million.
•Five “Premier 5” events in Dubai, Rome, Cincinnati, Toronto/Montreal, and Wuhan with prize money of $2 million.
•Twelve “Premier” events with prize money of $600,000 to $1,000,000.

The ranking points awarded to the winners of these tournaments are: “Premier Mandatory” 1000; “Premier 5” 900; and “Premier” 470. This compares to 2,000 points for winning a major, up to 1,500 points for winning the WTA Finals, and 280 for winning an International tournament. This system differs from that used for the men’s ATP rankings, but only slightly. The men have nine Masters events with 1,000 points for the winner (akin to WTA Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 tournaments), and the next two tiers of ATP tournaments offer 500 and 250 points for winning respectively.

Here are the winners of this tournaments:

Tournament Current singles champion
Brisbane International
Karolína Plíšková (2017)
Apia International Sydney
Johanna Konta (2017)
St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy
Kristina Mladenovic (2017)
Qatar Total Open
Karolína Plíšková (2017)
Dubai Tennis Championships
Elina Svitolina (2017)
BNP Paribas Open
Elena Vesnina (2017)
Miami Open
Johanna Konta (2017)
Volvo Cars Open
Daria Kasatkina (2017)
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Laura Siegemund (2017)
Mutua Madrid Open
Simona Halep (2017)
Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Elina Svitolina (2017)
Aegon Classic
Petra Kvitová (2017)
Aegon International
Karolína Plíšková (2017)
Bank of the West Classic
Madison Keys (2017)
Rogers Cup
Elina Svitolina (2017)
Western & Southern Open
Garbiñe Muguruza (2017)
Connecticut Open
Daria Gavrilova (2017)
Toray Pan Pacific Open
Caroline Wozniacki (2017)
Wuhan Tennis Open
Caroline Garcia (2017)
China Open
Agnieszka Radwańska (2016)
Kremlin Cup
Svetlana Kuznetsova (2016)