Sony Ericsson Championships winner to get record prize money

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In 2008, the winner of the most prestigious event on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour will receive a record $1,485,000, the largest single guaranteed payout in women’s tennis today. The total tournament prize money...

Henin, Jankovic first to qualify for Sony Ericsson Championships

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Justine Henin and Jelena Jankovic are the first women to qualify for the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid, November 6-11. The Belgian and the Serb are currently in first and second place respectively...

Ana Ivanovic qualifies for Sony Ericsson Championships

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Ana Ivanovic became the fourth player to qualify for the Sony Ericsson Championships, joining Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic, and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Ivanovic qualified for the season-ending event on Friday, after a 6-1 6-2 victory...

Serena Williams fifth to qualify for Sony Ericsson Championships

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World number six Serena Williams is the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending Championships, after Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ana Ivanovic. By reaching the final of the Kremlin Cup in...

Chakvetadze sixth to qualify for Sony Ericsson Championships

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World number seven Anna Chakvetadze is the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending Championships, which will take place in Madrid, Spain from November 6-11. This great achievement was expected from the Russian taking...

Venus Williams withdraws from Sony Ericsson Championships; Sharapova and Hantuchova to play

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Venus Williams, originally in seventh place in the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships points standing, has been forced to withdraw. Williams suffered dizziness during the US Open earlier this year and has been...

Sony Ericsson Championships draw announced

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The draw for the 2007 Sony Ericsson Championships has been announced today in Madrid. There are two groups of four players, which play in a round-robin format. The leader of the yellow group is...

Past winners of WTA Tour Championships

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The 2007 Sony Ericsson Championships begins on Tuesday, and the round-robin draw has been announced today, so let's remind ourselves of the past champions of this tournament. 1971: Billie Jean King 1972: Chris Evert 1973: Chris Evert 1974:...

Sony Ericsson Championships schedule for Tuesday

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The season-ending Championships begin on Tuesday, November 6, and here’s what the order of play for the day one looks like: From 18.00hrs (Madrid time, of course) 1. Justine Henin vs. Anna Chakvetadze 2. Maria Sharapova vs....

Justine Henin starts with confident win in Madrid

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Top-seeded Justine Henin claimed an opening round-robin victory at the Sony Ericsson Championships in Madrid defeating seventh-seeded Anna Chakvetadze 6-1 7-6(4). The Belgian world number one quickly took the first set, in which she had...