WTA 125K Series
In 2012 the WTA announced the WTA 125K Series stream of events that not only provides an opportunity for emerging markets currently unable to host a Premier or International event to showcase a women's tennis product, but also offers the WTA's lower-ranked and up-and-coming players a chance to play some 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 events scheduled for 2014: Nanchang, China (which will be held the week of July 21); Suzhou, China (week of September 1); Ningbo, China (week of October 27); Taipei, Chinese Taipei (week of November 3); and Limoges, France (week of November 3).
|Start||WTA 125K Series Event||Location||Winner|
|Jul 21, 2014||Zhonghong Jiangxi International Women's Open||Nan Chang, CHINA||Shuai Peng|
|Sep 01, 2014||Huangcangyu WTA Suzhou Ladies Open||Suzhou, CHINA||Anna-Lena Friedsam|
|Oct 27, 2014||Yinzhou Bank International Women's Tennis Open||Ningbo, CHINA|
|Nov 03, 2014||OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open||Taipei, CHINESE TAIPEI|
|Nov 03, 2014||Open GDF Suez De Limoges - Limoges, France||Limoges, FRANCE|