Most tournament titles Steffi Graf (7)
Start date 1996
Most tournament finals Steffi Graf (8)
Player of the year Steffi Graf
|Duration January 1, 1996 - November 25, 1996|
Categories Grand Slam (4) WTA Championships Summer Olympics WTA Tier I (8) WTA Tier II (15) WTA Tier III (11) WTA Tier IV (11)
Similar 1992 WTA Tour, 1991 WTA Tour, 1997 WTA Tour, 1995 WTA Tour, 1989 WTA Tour
The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The 1996 WTA Tour included the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV events. ITF tournaments are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.
The table below shows the 1996 WTA Tour schedule.
These tables present the number of singles (S), doubles (D), and mixed doubles (X) titles won by each player and each nation during the season, within all the tournament categories of the 1996 WTA World Tour: the Grand Slam tournaments, the Year-end championships and the Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV tournaments. The players/nations are sorted by:
1) total number of titles (a doubles title won by two players representing the same nation counts as only one win for the nation);
2) highest amount of highest category tournaments (for example, having a single Grand Slam gives preference over any kind of combination without a Grand Slam title);
3) a singles > doubles > mixed doubles hierarchy;
4) alphabetical order (by family names for players).
Titles won by player
List of players and singles titles won, last name alphabetically:
The following players won their first title:
Below are the 1996 WTA year-end rankings in both singles and doubles competition: