WTA schedule 2024 announced – full 2024 WTA calendar

The WTA schedule 2024 has officially been announced. And with the WTA Tour kicking off in less than one month for the 2024 season, now is the perfect time to look at the specifics of the schedule. Of course, that’s precisely what I shall be focusing on today.

So, how is the WTA schedule 2024 looking? Well, there is a grand total of 54 tournaments listed, which are made up of different levels. Just like previous seasons, 4 Grand Slams will be played, as will the WTA Finals to cap things off – much like the ATP schedule 2024

WTA schedule 2024

Yet this is the kind of information that most tennis fans will already have a vague idea about. So in order to provide real value for those seeking a comprehensive WTA schedule 2024 rundown, I’d like to break things down further. 

This way, I can provide an in-depth look at the schedule, when the largest tournaments will be played, and more. Therefore, let me get into the various areas that must be discussed right now.

The WTA schedule 2024 – full calendar overview

If you look at the specific dates for the WTA calendar, you’ll see that the season officially starts on December 29th, 2023. This may seem weird given that we are discussing the WTA schedule 2024 here. However, since the United Cup begins prior to the turn of the New Year, this is the official kick-off date.

Of course, the WTA schedule 2024 begins in Australia, which is where the United Cup will be held once again. From here, the WTA Tour travels to all corners of the globe over a period of roughly 11 months. Finally, the season will come to a close on November 16th, 2024. 

Ironically, this is the 54th edition of the WTA season, and there are 54 tournaments due to be played. This is merely a coincidence – albeit a pretty cool one! 

Of these 54 tournaments, 4 of them are Grand Slams, 10 of them are WTA 1000 events, 16 are WTA 500 events, and 23 of them are WTA 250 events. As for the one that’s missing, this relates to the 2024 WTA Finals, which doesn’t technically fit any of the traditional tournament grades.

Then again, we all know how important the WTA Finals are, and this event is the one that marks the official end of the WTA schedule 2024.

WTA schedule 2024 – Grand Slam tournaments

As mentioned above, of the 54 tournaments that make up the WTA 2024 season, 4 of them are Grand Slam tournaments. Now, if you follow both the WTA and ATP Tours closely, you’ll know how prestigious these events are and when they are held. 

However, since there are subtle differences from one season to the next, I’d like to give some specifics for these events now.

2024 Australian Open

This is the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments for the 2024 season, and it is scheduled to kick off on January 14th, 2024. The tournament will then run until January 28th, 2024, and as always, it will be played in Melbourne, Australia.

2024 Roland Garros

Roland Garros is always the second slam of the year, and as I’m sure you know, it is the only Grand Slam played on clay. For the WTA schedule 2024, the dates for Roland Garros show that it starts on May 20th, 2024, and ends on June 9th, 2024. Of course, this event is played in Paris, France.

2024 Wimbledon

As is always the case, the WTA Tour jumps from the clay of Paris, France, to the grass of London, England, within the space of a few weeks. This is a tricky transition for many players, yet it does make this period of the WTA schedule 2024 very interesting.

WTA schedule 2024 Wimbledon
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As for the Wimbledon 2024 dates, the tournament will run from July 1st, 2024 to July 14th, 2024.

2024 US Open

Topping off the Grand Slam season, the WTA Tour ends in New York, USA, and this event is always a true blockbuster. The US Open is the second of two Grand Slams played on hard courts, and the tournament will run from August 26th, 2024 to September 8th, 2024.

1000 level tournaments – WTA schedule 2024

Moving one step down the ladder in terms of the prestige of WTA tournaments, we now arrive at the WTA 1000 step. And according to the latest WTA schedule 2024, there will be 10 WTA 1000 events played in the 2024 season. 

Here are the tournaments and their scheduled start dates:

  • February 12th – Qatar Total Open, Qatar
  • February 19th – Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE
  • March 4th – Indian Wells Open, USA
  • March 18th – Miami Open, USA
  • April 22nd – Madrid Open, Spain
  • May 6th – Italian Open, Italy
  • August 5th – Canadian Open, Canada
  • August 12th – Cincinnati Open, USA
  • September 23rd – China Open, China
  • October 7th – Wuhan Open, China

As you can see, the range of WTA 1000 events is pretty awesome, and these events take place over numerous continents throughout the season.

WTA schedule 2024 – 500 and 250 events

Between the WTA 500 and WTA 250 tournaments, the WTA schedule 2024 has a combined total of 39 events in these categories. On January 1st, 2024, one WTA 500 event and one WTA 250 event will begin in Australia. 

This kind of ‘tournament overlapping’ is set to continue throughout the entire 2024 season. And this continues right the way through until the final week of official WTA events, for which October 28th, 2024 is the kick-off date. In that final week, there are three WTA 250 events scheduled – two in China and one in Mexico. 

Of course, the full list of all 39 events in these categories can be seen on the main WTA Tour website. 

Alternative events – WTA schedule 2024

2024 is set to host a range of what I’d consider ‘alternative events’. In fact, there are four alternative events to get excited about based on the WTA schedule 2024. First and foremost, there is the United Cup, which is a team event played in Australia between December 2023 and January 2024.

After that, since 2024 is an Olympic year, this is also on the schedule. To clarify, the Olympics will start on July 29th, 2024, and these will be played at Roland Garros – therefore, they will be played on clay.

As for the remaining alternate events on the WTA schedule 2024, these include the WTA Finals, set to begin on November 4th, 2024. And finally, the season will come to a close with the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, starting on November 11th with 12 teams involved.

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