WTA 125K Series
In 2012 the WTA announced the WTA 125K Series, stream of events that 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 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 six WTA 125K Series tournaments scheduled for 2014: NanChang, China (week of July 21); Suzhou, China (week of August 11); Ningbo, China (week of September 1); Taipei, Chinese Taipei (week of November 3), Limoges, France (week of November 3); and Raanana, Israel (week of November 10).
|Start||WTA 125K Series Event||Location||Winner|
|Feb 11, 2013||Copa Bionaire||Cali, COLOMBIA||Lara Arruabarrena|
|Aug 05, 2013||CAOXIJIU Suzhou Ladies Open||Suzhou, CHINA||Shahar Peer|
|Sep 22, 2013||Yinzhou Bank International Women's Tennis Open||Ningbo, CHINA||Bojana Jovanovski|
|Oct 28, 2013||Nanjing Ladies Open||Nanjing, CHINA||Shuai Zhang|
|Nov 04, 2013||OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open||Taipei, CHINESE TAIPEI||Alison Van Uytvanck|