2000 WTA Tour Championships

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2000 WTA Tour Championships
DateNovember 13–19
Edition30th / 25th
CategoryYear-end championships
Prize money$2,000,000
SurfaceCarpet / indoor
LocationNew York City, United States
VenueMadison Square Garden
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova
← 1999 · WTA Tour Championships · 2001 →

The 2000 WTA Tour Championships, also known by its sponsored name The Chase Championships was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York in the United States. It was the 30th edition of the year-end singles championships, the 25th edition of the year-end doubles championships, and was part of the 2000 WTA Tour. The tournament was held from November 13 through November 19, 2000. First-seeded Martina Hingis won the singles event and the accompanying $500,000 first prize money as well as 390 ranking points. It was the last edition of the WTA Tour Championships to be held in New York.[1][2][3]

Five players, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Mary Pierce, Amélie Mauresmo and Anke Huber, had qualified for the tournament but withdrew citing various injuries and ailments.[4][5]



Switzerland Martina Hingis defeated United States Monica Seles, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4.

  • It was Hingis' 9th title of the year and the 35th of her career.


Switzerland Martina Hingis / Russia Anna Kournikova defeated United States Nicole Arendt / Netherlands Manon Bollegraf, 6–2, 6–3.


  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (2001). ITF World of Tennis 2001. London: HarperCollins. pp. 193–194. ISBN 9780007111299.
  2. ^ Selena Roberts (November 20, 2000). "Tennis; Hingis Pulls Out Victory Over an Emotional Seles". The New York Times.
  3. ^ John Parsons (November 20, 2000). "WTA Chase Championships: Hingis denies Seles winning send-off". The Telegraph.
  4. ^ "The Chase is on for Hingis". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. November 12, 2000.
  5. ^ Selena Roberts (November 12, 2000). "Tennis; Williamses Missing From Season Finale". The New York Times.

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