Posted January 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
Prize money for the women's tennis tour will increase more than 10 percent this year. The WTA said Wednesday that total prize money for the 54 events in 2013, not including Grand Slam tournaments, will rise from $53.3 million to $58.7 million. The tour will return to Poland in 2013 with an event in April. Last summer, Agnieszka Radwanska became the first Polish Grand Slam finalist since 1939. The 2014 calendar will add tournaments in Wuhan, China, and Hong Kong. Li Na, the 2011 French Open champ, is from Wuhan, which will take over hosting the event currently in Tokyo. It will feature at least seven of the year-end top 10 players. Brazil will add a tournament in Florianopolis in 2013 and another in Rio de Janeiro in 2014.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Top-seeded Radwanska wins 6th match in a row

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland extended her unbeaten start to the season to six matches with a 6-4, 6-3 win Tuesday over 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm at the Sydney International. Radwanska, who won last week's WTA tournament at Auckland, New Zealand, coped as best she could with the searing 40 degree Celsius (over 100 degrees F) temperatures at Olympic Park and secured...

Radwanska wins second straight title

Agnieszka Radwanska claimed back-to-back WTA titles by dispatching Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-0, 6-0 in the Sydney International final Friday. A week after winning in Auckland, the Pole reinforced her billing as the top-seeded player in Sydney when she claimed her 12th career WTA title and her ninth straight match to start the 2013 season. Radwanska faces Australian qualifier...

Radwanska improves to 8-0 in 2013

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska has advanced to the Sydney International final, running her 2013 winning streak to eight matches with a 6-3, 6-4 win Thursday over former French Open champion Li Na. Radwanska, who lost last year's Wimbledon final to Serena Williams, won the Auckland WTA tournament last week and goes into next week's Australian Open as the fourth-seeded player...

Radwanska Wins Sydney, Tomic Makes Final

Agniezska Radwanska (January 11, 2013) World No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska has won back-to-back titles to start 2013 by demolishing Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-0, 6-0 in the final of the Sydney International on Friday. The victory  which gave her her 12 overall WTA title, has extended her winning streak to nine. Next stop for Radwanska will be the Australian Open where she will...

Radwanska Extends Streak to Eight to Move into Sydney Final

(January 10, 2013) World No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska has moved into the Sydney International final, extending her 2013 winning streak to eight matches with a 6-3, 6-4 victory on Thursday over former French Open champion and No. 7  Li Na. So is Radwanska feeling pressure to keep the streak alive? “Actually when I was going on court, of course if I win, great; if not, I mean, not...

WTA Tour prize money to increase

Prize money for the women's tennis tour will increase more than 10 percent this year. The WTA said Wednesday that total prize money for the 54 events in 2013, not including Grand Slam tournaments, will rise from $53.3 million to $58.7 million. The tour will return to Poland in 2013 with an event in April. Last summer, Agnieszka Radwanska became the first Polish Grand Slam finalist...

Azarenka, Radwanska Head Nominations for Fed Cup Zone Group Ties

(January 11, 2013) World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland lead the nominations for the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Zone Group events taking place the week of 4 February alongside the World Group and World Group II first round ties.   The ITF has announced the full nominations for Europe/Africa Zone Group I in Eilat, Israel (6-9 February...
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.