WTA 125K Series
In 2012 the WTA announced the WTA 125K Series, a new stream of events that will not only provide an opportunity for emerging markets currently unable to host a Premier or International event to showcase a women's tennis product, but will also offer the WTA's lower-ranked and up-and-coming players a chance to play extra tournaments and earn more ranking points.
With total prize money of $125,000 and 160 ranking points for the champion, WTA 125K Series events are a level above top-tier ITF Women's Circuit events, which offer $100,000 prize money and 150 points for the champion.
There are currently five WTA 125K Series tournaments scheduled for 2013: Cali, Colombia (week of February 11); Suzhou, China (week of August 5); Ningbo, China (week of September 23); Nanjing, China (week of October 28); and finally Taipei, Chinese Taipei (week of November 4).
|Start||WTA 125K Series Event||Location||Winner|
|Oct 29, 2012||OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open||CHINESE TAIPEI||Kristina Mladenovic|
|Nov 05, 2012||Royal Indian Open||Pune, INDIA||Elina Svitolina|
|Feb 11, 2013||Copa Bionaire||Cali, COLOMBIA||Lara Arruabarrena|
|Aug 05, 2013||SUZHOU, CHINA||CHINA|
|Sep 22, 2013||NINGBO, CHINA||CHINA|
|Oct 28, 2013||NANJING, CHINA||CHINA|
|Nov 04, 2013||OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open||CHINESE TAIPEI|