Sony Ericsson WTA Tour

The Women's Tennis Association or WTA organizes worldwide tennis tournaments for women, which is called the WTA Tour. The current Chairman and CEO of WTA is Stacey Allaster.

WTA is the global leader in women's professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for more than $100 million in prize money at the WTA's 54 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries.

The WTA was founded by Billie Jean King in 1973.

On the 40th anniversary of the WTA, the official website and the mobile site of the WTA were relaunched in English and Spanish. The WTA has surpassed 52 million fans with over 1 million fans for the WTA Facebook page. The WTA's social media community in China has more than 29.3 million fans.

WTA also provides content and updates on the WTA Tour on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Sina Weibo, QQ and Baidu social networking sites. WTA serves as the social media manager for the social media pages of 25 WTA players.

Timeline

More than 5.4 million people attended women's tennis events in 2012 with millions more watching on television and digital channels around the world. The 2013 WTA competitive season concludes with the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, October 22-27, and the Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, October 29-November 3.

The WTA Tour comprises of

Event CategoryNumber of EventsTotal Prize MoneyWinner's ranking pointsGoverning Body
Sony Ericsson Championships1WTA
Premier Mandatory44,500,0001000WTA
Premier Five52,000,000800WTA
Premier10600,000 to 1,000,000470WTA
International31220,000280WTA

Note: Prize Money mentioned above is in US Dollars

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