Women



Chris Evert was the first ever women's ITF World Champion in 1978 and went on to be honoured three times in total. Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf have also been prolific recipients, receiving the accolade six and seven times respectively. More recently, Serena Williams and Justine Henin have both won on multiple occasions.


Women's singles

Serena Williams was named Women’s World Champion for the second straight year after reclaiming the year-end world No. 1 ranking for the first time since 2009.

The 32-year-old was almost invincible in 2013, winning 78 of 82 singles matches played, and a career-best 11 titles. She captured two Grand Slam titles, at Roland Garros and the US Open, to stand at 17 career majors, and went on to win the year-end WTA Championships.

Williams will receive her 2013 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 3 June 2014.

Honour roll

- 2013: Serena Williams (USA)
- 2012: Serena Williams (USA)

- 2011: Petra Kvitova (CZE)
- 2010: Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
- 2009: Serena Williams (USA)
- 2008: Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
- 2007: Justine Henin (BEL)
- 2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)
- 2005: Kim Clijsters (BEL)
- 2004: Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
- 2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)
- 2002: Serena Williams (USA)
- 2001: Jennifer Capriarti (USA)
- 2000: Martina Hingis (SUI)
- 1999: Martina Hingis (SUI)
- 1998: Lindsay Davenport (USA)
- 1997: Martina Hingis (SUI)
- 1996: Steffi Graf (GER)
- 1995: Steffi Graf (GER)
- 1994: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP)
- 1993: Steffi Graf (GER)
- 1992: Monica Seles (YUG)
- 1991: Monica Seles (YUG)
- 1990: Steffi Graf (GER)
- 1989: Steffi Graf (GER)
- 1988: Steffi Graf (GER)
- 1987: Steffi Graf (GER)
- 1986: Martina Navratilova (USA)
- 1985: Martina Navratilova (USA)
- 1984: Martina Navratilova (USA)
- 1983: Martina Navratilova (USA)
- 1982: Martina Navratilova (USA)
- 1981: Chris Evert Lloyd (USA)
- 1980: Chris Evert (USA)
- 1979: Martina Navratilova (USA)
- 1978: Chris Evert (USA)


Women's doubles

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci are the first pair since 2008 to be named Women’s Doubles World Champions in consecutive years.

The Italians’ year was highlighted by three titles together, including the Australian Open, and they went on to lead their country to victory in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. They were also finalists at Roland Garros, and ended the year co-ranked No. 1 on the WTA Doubles Rankings.

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci said: “We are both very happy to be Women’s Doubles World Champions for the second consecutive year. It is a great pleasure and honour to have finished this year as No. 1 in the doubles rankings. Our goal for 2014 is to continue these results.”

Errani and Vinci will receive their 2013 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 3 June 2014.

Honour roll

- 2013: Sara Errani (ITA) / Roberta Vinci (ITA)
- 2012: Sara Errani (ITA) / Roberta Vinci (ITA)

- 2011: Kveta Peschke (CZE) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
- 2010: Gisela Dulko (ARG) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
- 2009: Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA)
- 2008: Cara Black (ZIM) / Liezel Huber (USA)
- 2007: Cara Black (ZIM) / Liezel Huber (USA)
- 2006: Lisa Raymond (USA) / Samantha Stosur (AUS)
- 2005: Lisa Raymond (USA) / Samantha Stosur (AUS)
- 2004: Virginia Ruano-Pascual (ESP) / Paola Suarez (ARG)
- 2003: Virginia Ruano-Pascual (ESP) / Paola Suarez (ARG)
- 2002: Virginia Ruano-Pascual (ESP) / Paola Suarez (ARG)
- 2001: Lisa Raymond (USA) / Rennae Stubbs (AUS)
- 2000: Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA) / Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
- 1999: Martina Hingis (SUI) / Anna Kournikova (RUS)
- 1998: Lindsay Davenport (USA) / Natalia Zvereva (BLR)
- 1997: Lindsay Davenport (USA) / Jana Novotna (CZE)
- 1996: Lindsay Davenport (USA) / Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)



CHAMPIONS DINNER GALLERY

  • ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti and Martina Navratilova - World Champions Dinner 2013 Serena Williams - World Champions Dinner 2013
  • World Champions Dinner 2013 Taylor Townsend - World Champions Dinner 2013
  • Esther Vergeer - World Champions Dinner 2013 Esther Vergeer and Stéphane Houdet - World Champions Dinner 2013
  • The All England Lawn Tennis Club receive the Philippe Chatrier Award from ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti - World Champions Dinner 2013 Francesco Ricci Bitti and Philip Brook, Chairman of the All England Club
  • Novak Djokovic - World Champions Dinner 2013 Novak Djokovic - World Champions Dinner 2013
  • Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic - World Champions Dinner 2013 Stephane Houdet - World Champions Dinner 2013

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