3The Sydney International WTA tournament is played along with the men's competition and it is part of the Australian Open Series (preparation tournaments for the first Grand Slam of the year). The WTA event was first played in 1885. For almost one hundred years, the tournament was played on grasscourts. Since 1989, the surface was changed to hardcourts, for both WTA and ATP events.
The WTA tournament is ranked as a Premier event, with prize money of around $750,000. It is one of the most important training tournaments before the start of Australian Open. Margaret Court holds the record for most titles (8), some of them won before the Open Era. After 1970, Martina Navratilova won the most titles (4), followed by Justine Henin (3). Usually, the tournament is disputed among top players.
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WTA Sydney Top Seeds 2018
|Seed||Player||Titles 2018||Win/Loss 2018||Money 2018|
WTA Sydney Prize Money 2018:
- Winner – $137,125
- Finals – $73,201
- Semifinals – $39,132