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Race to Sofia

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The sixth annual Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions is scheduled for October 28 to November 2, 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Featuring top WTA players and next-generation champions competing in an eight-woman, round robin singles format, and the top two finishers in each pool advancing to the semifinals, the tournament offers $750,000 in total prize money.

Six players who have captured at least one International tournament during the year and who are not participating in singles at the BNP Paribas WTA Championships will qualify for the event, as well as two wildcards.

The event debuted in 2009 in Bali, where it was held until 2011. Below is a look at the Race To Sofia - the 31 International tournaments (each offering at least $250,000 in prize money) leading up to the season-ending finale.

Printable WTA Calendar: 2014

Start International Event Location Winner
Dec 29 Shenzhen Open Shenzhen, CHINA Na Li
Dec 30 ASB Classic Auckand, NEW ZEALAND Ana Ivanovic
Jan 05 Hobart International Hobart, AUSTRALIA Garbine Muguruza
Jan 27 PTT Pattaya Open Pattaya City, THAILAND Ekaterina Makarova
Feb 17 Rio Open Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL Kurumi Nara
Feb 23 Brasil Tennis Cup Florianopolis, BRAZIL Klara Koukalova
Feb 24 Abierto Mexicano TELCEL Acapulco, MEXICO Dominika Cibulkova
Mar 31 Monterrey Open Monterrey, MEXICO Ana Ivanovic
Apr 07 BNP Paribas Katowice Open Katowice, POLAND Alize Cornet
Apr 07 Claro Open Colsanitas Bogota, COLOMBIA Caroline Garcia
Apr 14 BMW Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA Donna Vekic
Apr 21 GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem Marrakech, MOROCCO Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor
Apr 28 Portugal Open Oeiras, PORTUGAL Carla Suarez Navarro
May 18 NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNGSCUP NÜRNBERG, GERMANY Eugenie Bouchard
May 19 Internationaux de Strasbourg Strasbourg, FRANCE Monica Puig
Jun 15 Topshelf Open NETHERLANDS Coco Vandeweghe
Jul 07 Bucharest Open - Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, ROMANIA
Jul 07 NURNBERGER Gastein Ladies Bad Gastein, AUSTRIA
Jul 14 Collector Swedish Open Bastad, SWEDEN
Jul 14 TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup Istanbul, TURKEY
Jul 21 Baku Cup Baku, AZERBAIJAN
Jul 28 Citi Open USA
Sep 08 Coupe Banque Nationale Quebec City, CANADA
Sep 08 Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open Hong Kong, CHINA
Sep 08 Tashkent Open Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN
Sep 15 Guangzhou International Women's Open Guangzhou, CHINA
Sep 15 Kia Motors Korea Open Seoul, KOREA
Oct 06 Generali Ladies Linz Linz, AUSTRIA
Oct 06 Japan Women's Open Tennis Osaka, JAPAN
Oct 06 Tianjin Open - Tianjin, China Tianjin, CHINA
Oct 13 BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
Oct 28 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions Sofia, BULGARIA