From the Australian summer in January to the year-end championships in November, top-level tennis spans the globe for a non-stop 11-month season. Find full calendars for the ATP World Tour, WTA Tour, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Grand Slams and key exhibition events. 

2018 tennis calendar

DatesTournamentLocationATP/WTA/combinedCategoryChampion
28-30 December 2017Mubadala WTCAbu DhabiATPExhibitionKevin Anderson
30 December-6 January 2018Hopman CupPerthCombinedExhibitionSwitzerland (Roger Federer/Belinda Bencic)
31 December-7 JanuaryBrisbane InternationalBrisbaneCombinedATP 250/WTA PremierATP: Nick Kyrgios
WTA: Elina Svitolina
1-6 JanuaryASB ClassicAucklandWTA WTA InternationalJulia Goerges
1-6 JanuaryQatar ExxonMobil OpenDohaATPATP 250Gael Monfils
1-7 JanuaryShenzhen OpenShenzhenWTAWTA InternationalSimona Halep
1-7 JanuaryMaharashtra OpenPuneATPATP 250Gilles Simon
7-13 JanuaryHobart InternationalHobartWTAWTA InternationalElise Mertens
ATP8-13 JanuaryApia International SydneySydneyCombinedATP 250/WTA PremierATP: Daniil Medvedev
WTA: Angelique Kerber
8-13 JanuaryASB ClassicAucklandATPATP 250Roberto Bautista Agut
15-28 JanuaryAustralian OpenMelbourneCombinedGrand SlamMen: Roger Federer
Women: Caroline Wozniacki
29 January-4 FebruarySt Petersburg Ladies TrophySt PetersburgWTAWTA PremierPetra Kvitova
29 January-4 FebruaryTaiwan OpenTaipei CityWTAWTA InternationalTimea Babos
2-4 FebruaryDavis Cup R1VariousATPDavis Cup/
5-11 FebruaryOpen Sud de FranceMontpellierATPATP 250Lucas Pouille
5-11 FebruaryGaranti Koza Sofia OpenSofiaATPATP 250Mirza Basic
5-11 FebruaryEcuador OpenQuitoATP ATP 250Roberto Carballes Baena
10-11 FebruaryFed Cup R1VariousWTAFed Cup/
11-17 FebruaryQatar Total OpenDohaWTAPremier-5Petra Kvitova
12-18 FebruaryABN AMRO World Tennis TournamentRotterdamATPATP 500Roger Federer
12-18 FebruaryNew York OpenNew YorkATPATP 250Kevin Anderson
12-18 FebruaryArgentina OpenBuenos AiresATPATP 250Dominic Thiem
18-25 FebruaryRio OpenRio de JaneiroATPATP 500Diego Schwartzman
18-25 FebruaryDubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsDubaiWTAWTA PremierElina Svitolina
18-25 FebruaryHungarian Ladies OpenBudapestWTAWTA InternationalAlison van Uytvanck
19-25 FebruaryDelray Beach OpenDelray BeachATPATP 250Frances Tiafoe
19-25 FebruaryOpen 13 ProvenceMarseilleATPATP 250Karen Khachanov
26 February-3 MarchAbierto Mexicano de TenisAcapulcoCombinedATP 500/WTA InternationalATP: Juan Martin del Potro
WTA: Lesia Tsurenko
26 February-3 MarchDubai Duty Free Tennis ChampionshipsDubaiATPATP 500Roberto Bautista Agut
26 February-4 MarchBrasil OpenSao PauloATPATP 250Fabio Fognini
7-18 MarchBNP Paribas OpenIndian WellsCombinedATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier MandatoryATP: Juan Martin del Potro
WTA: Naomi Osaka
20 March-1 AprilMiami OpenMiamiCombinedATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier MandatoryATP: John Isner
WTA: Sloane Stephens
2-8 AprilVolvo Car OpenCharlestonWTAWTA PremierKiki Bertens
2-8 AprilAbierto GNP SegurosMonterreyWTAWTA InternationalGarbine Muguruza
6-8 AprilDavis Cup QFsVariousATPDavis Cup/
9-15 AprilU.S. Men's Clay-Court ChampionshipHoustonATPATP 250
9-15 AprilGrand Prix Hassan IIMarrakechATPATP 250
9-15 AprilClaro Open ColsanitasBogotaWTAWTA International
9-15 AprilLadies Open LuganoLuganoWTAWTA International
15-22 AprilMonte-Carlo Rolex MastersRoquebrune-cap-MartinATPATP Masters 1000
21-22 AprilFed Cup SFsVariousWTAFed Cup
23-29 AprilBarcelona OpenBarcelonaATPATP 500
23-29 AprilGazprom Hungarian OpenBudapestATPATP 250
23-29 AprilPorsche Tennis Grand PrixStuttgartWTAWTA Premier
23-29 AprilTEB BNP Paribas Istanbul CupIstanbulWTAWTA International
30 April-5 MayJ&T Banka Prague OpenPragueWTAWTA International
30 April-5 MayGrand Prix de SAR Princesse Lalla MeryemRabatWTAWTA International
30 April-6 MayMillennium Estoril OpenEstorilATPATP 250
30 April-6 MayTEB BNP Paribas Istanbul OpenIstanbulATPATP 250
30 April-6 MayBMW OpenMunichATPATP 250
5-13 MayMutua Madrid OpenMadridCombinedATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier Mandatory
13-20 MayInternazionali BNL d'ItaliaRomeCombinedATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier-5
20-26 MayBanque Eric Sturdza Geneva OpenGenevaATPATP 250
20-26 MayOpen Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes LyonLyonATPATP 250
20-26 MayNurnberger VersicherungscupNurnbergWTAWTA International
20-26 MayInternationaux de StrasbourgStrasbourgWTAWTA International
27 May-10 JuneFrench OpenRoland Garros, ParisCombinedGrand Slam
11-17 JuneRicoh Open's-HertogenboschCombinedATP 250/WTA International
11-17 JuneMercedes CupStuttgartATPATP 250
11-17 JuneThe Open NottinghamNottinghamWTAWTA International
18-24 JuneGerry Weber OpenHalleATPATP 500
18-24 JuneAegon ChampionshipsLondonATPATP 500
18-24 JuneThe Classic BirminghamBirminghamWTAWTA Premier
18-24 JuneMallorca OpenMallorcaWTAWTA International
24-30 JuneThe International EastbourneEastbourneCombinedATP 250/WTA Premier
24-30 JuneAntalya OpenAntalyaATPATP 250
2-15 JulyWimbledonLondonCombinedGrand Slam
16-22 JulySkiStar Swedish OpenBastadATPATP 250
16-22 JulyHall of Fame OpenNewportATPATP 250
16-22 JulyCroatia OpenUmagATPATP 250
16-22 JulyBucharest OpenBucharestWTAWTA International
16-22 JulyLadies Championship GstaadGstaadWTAWTA International
23-29 JulyGerman Tennis ChampionshipsHamburgATPATP 500
23-29 JulyBB&T Atlanta OpenAtlantaATPATP 250
23-29 JulyJ. Safra Sarasin Swiss OpenGstaadATPATP 250
23-29 JulyOJ Properties Moscow OpenMoscowWTAWTA International
23-29 JulyJiangxi OpenNanchangWTAWTA International
30 July-5 AugustCiti OpenWashington, D.C.CombinedATP 500/WTA International
30 July-5 AugustGenerali OpenKitzbuhelATPATP 250
30 July-5 AugustLos Cabos OpenLos CabosATPATP 250
30 July-5 AugustBay Area ClassicStanfordWTAWTA Premier
6-12 AugustRogers CupMontreal/TorontoCombinedATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier-5
13-19 AugustWestern & Southern OpenCincinnatiCombinedATP Masters 1000/WTA Premier-5
20-25 AugustWinston-Salem OpenWinston-SalemATPATP 250
20-25 AugustConnecticut OpenNew HavenWTAWTA Premier
27 August-2 SeptemberUS OpenNew YorkCombinedGrand Slam
10-16 SeptemberJapan Women's OpenHiroshimaWTAWTA International
10-16 SeptemberCoupe Banque NationaleQuebec CityWTAWTA International
14-16 SeptemberDavis Cup SFsVariousATPDavis Cup
17-23 SeptemberMoselle OpenMetzATPATP 250
17-23 SeptemberSt Petersburg OpenSt PetersburgATPATP 250
17-23 SeptemberToray Pan Pacific OpenTokyoWTAWTA Premier
17-23 SeptemberGuangzhou OpenGuangzhouWTAWTA International
17-23 SeptemberKorea OpenSeoulWTAWTA International
21-23 SeptemberLaver CupChicagoATPExhibition
23-29 SeptemberWuhan OpenWuhanWTAWTA Premier-5
23-29 SeptemberTashkent OpenTashkentWTAWTA International
24-30 SeptemberChengdu OpenChengduATPATP 250
24-30 SeptemberShenzhen OpenShenzhenATPATP 250
30 September-7 OctoberChina OpenBeijingCombinedATP 500/WTA Premier Mandatory
1-7 OctoberRakuten Japan OpenTokyoATPATP 500
7-14 OctoberShanghai Rolex MastersShanghaiATPATP Masters 1000
8-14 OctoberPrudential Hong Kong Tennis OpenHong KongWTAWTA International
8-14 OctoberLadies LinzLinzWTAWTA International
8-14 OctoberTianjin OpenTianjinWTAWTA International
15-21 OctoberKremlin CupMoscowCombinedATP 250/WTA Premier
15-21 OctoberEuropean OpenAntwerpATPATP 250
15-21 OctoberIntrum Stockholm OpenStockholmATPATP 250
15-21 OctoberBGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg OpenLuxembourgWTAWTA Premier
21-28 OctoberWTA Finals SingaporeSingaporeWTAYear-end championship
22-28 OctoberSwiss Indoors BaselBaselATPATP 500
22-28 OctoberErste Bank OpenViennaATPATP 500
29 October-4 NovemberRolex Paris MastersParisATPATP Masters 1000
30 October-4 NovemberWTA Elite TrophyZhuhaiWTAYear-end championship
5-11 NovemberNext Gen ATP FinalsMilanATPYear-end championship
10-11 November Fed Cup finalTBCWTAFed Cup
11-18 NovemberNitto ATP FinalsLondonATPYear-end championship
23-25 November Davis Cup finalTBCATPDavis Cup

How the tennis calendar works

From the start of the season in Australia to the season-ending showpieces across Europe and Asia and everything in-between, the sport of tennis is truly a global extravaganza spanning across nearly every country in the world, from the four rich and prestigious Grand Slams all the way down to the smallest Futures events on the lower-tier ITF circuits.

Of course, the four biggest prizes in tennis consist of the Grand Slams: the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. Held in the vibrant and energetic cosmopolitan city of Melbourne in sunny January, the Australian Open kicks off the year’s majors in exhilarating fashion on the blue plexicushion hardcourts of Melbourne Park, while the French Open in May/June follows at the famous battleground of Roland Garros as players vie for supremacy in the clay court tournament tennis has to offer. The pristine and historic lawns of Wimbledon comes around shortly after in June/July as the leading men and women square off on the slick grass at The Championships in London, with the Grand Slam year drawing to a close  in August/September in the city that never sleeps as New York and Flushing Meadows plays host to the always-energetic U.S. Open.

But there’s so much more to tennis than the four major tournaments, with the ATP and WTA Tours lasting the course of nearly 11 full months, spanning across Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia as the best in the world spend almost the entire year globe-trotting in search of titles, ranking points and prize money.

2018 ATP WORLD TOUR CALENDAR

The ATP World Tour boasts almost 70 professional tournaments throughout the year across all corners of the world, with the events categorised into three brackets: ATP Masters 1000, ATP 500 and ATP 250. ATP Masters 1000 tournaments are the most renowned and sought-after titles after the four Grand Slams, with nine Masters events held over the course of the season in Indian Wells, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Madrid, Rome, Canada (Montreal or Toronto), Cincinnati, Shanghai and Paris, while there’s 13 ATP 500 tournaments held each year, currently in Rotterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Acapulco, Barcelona, Queen’s Club in London, Halle, Hamburg, Washington D.C, Beijing, Vienna and Basel. Finally, a large collection of ATP 250 tournaments - the smallest events on the ATP World Tour - make up the rest of the season all over the globe.

The ATP World Tour traditionally begins during the chaotic period between Christmas and New Year every season. Players either choose to head to the Middle East for the lucrative ATP 250 Qatar Open in Doha or another ATP 250 event in Pune, India, or make the early trip to Australia in preparation of the first Grand Slam of the season, competing at the ITF-ran mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth - a light-hearted exhibition that ensures three singles matches and three mixed doubles contests - or the Brisbane International, which is widely regarded as one of the best ATP 250 events on the calendar. More ATP 250 events follow in Sydney and Auckland before players converge in Melbourne for a shot at the Australian Open.

Throughout the month of February, players can choose to either head back to Europe for a small indoor swing, highlighted by the first ATP 500 event of the year in Rotterdam, take part in the South American Golden Swing, led by another ATP 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, or the North and Central American hardcourt swing, culminating in the popular ATP 500 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in the Mexican holiday resort city of Acapulco. Tennis’s version of March Madness follows with back-to-back ATP Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, while the European clay court season kicks off in April with the third Masters 1000 tournament of the season in Monte-Carlo - the only Masters that is non-mandatory. Players to continue to hone their games in the biggest and best clay tournaments tennis has to offer, including in Barcelona, Madrid and Rome before arriving in Paris for the second Grand Slam of the season, the French Open at Roland Garros.

There’s no time to rest as the short and hectic grass season begins just one week after the French Open final, with ATP 250 events in Stuttgart and s-Hertogenbosch followed by big ATP 500 events at Queen’s Club in London and Halle in Germany, with these two events usually the only tournaments the leading men play before arriving at Wimbledon in early July for the Championships - arguably the most coveted prize in tennis. Players then have the choice of transitioning back to clay for a few weeks in Europe or heading over to North America to begin the U.S. Open Series, which includes more Masters 1000 tournaments in Canada and Cincinnati and an ATP 500 meet in the U.S. capital, Washington D.C.. The fourth and final Grand Slam of the year in the hustle and bustle of New York sees players collide under the bright lights of Flushing Meadows for the U.S. Open crown in late August/early September.

A gruelling and energy-sapping season then draws to a close through October and November, starting with the Asian swing across major cities such as Beijing, Tokyo (both ATP 500 events) and Shanghai, the penultimate Masters 1000 of the season. The tour then heads for a dramatic climax back over in Europe as players chase valuable ranking points in Vienna, Basel, the Paris Masters and many more as they try and secure a ticket to the lucrative season-ending championships held in London - the Nitto ATP Finals for the year’s top eight ranked players.

And, amidst all of this, we have the Davis Cup - the World Cup of tennis and the largest annual sporting team competition on the planet - to keep us entertained at four select weekends across the year (February, April, September and the final in November) as players represent their countries in order to claim the most prestigious international team prize in tennis.

2018 WTA TOUR CALENDAR

The WTA Tour mostly follows the same route as the ATP World Tour, but it has a slightly different formula in terms of tournament categorisation. With almost 60 tournaments on the stacked WTA Tour calendar, the events are placed in the following categories in order of importance: WTA Premier Mandatory, WTA Premier 5, WTA Premier and WTA International, while of course including the four Grand Slams at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open, along with the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore and the secondary year-end championships in Zhuhai.

The four WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments - in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Beijing - are the most distinguished prizes in women’s tennis after the four Grand Slams, while the the five WTA Premier 5 events in Doha, Rome, Cincinnati, Canada (Toronto/Montreal) and Wuhan aren’t far behind. The 12 WTA Premier tournaments in Brisbane, Sydney, St. Petersburg, Dubai, Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham, Eastbourne, Stanford, New Haven, Tokyo and Moscow are the next most sought-after titles on the WTA Tour, while the 31 WTA International events are spread out across all corners of the globe all year round.

The Asia-Pacific region plays host to all the leading women throughout the month of January, with tournaments held in Brisbane, Shenzhen, Auckland, Perth, Sydney and Hobart before all the players descend on Melbourne Park for the opening Grand Slam of the season at the Australian Open. The major action then heads over to the Middle East for a short two-week swing in Doha and Dubai in February before the first two Premier Mandatory events of the season take place in Indian Wells and Miami. Players can then choose to kick off their clay season in either Bogota, Charleston or Lugano before the first major European clay court tournament in Stuttgart, which consistently attracts the majority of top 10 players every year. More big tournaments follow in Madrid (the third Premier Mandatory event of the season) an Rome before the tour converges in Paris for the French Open at the famous battleground of Roland Garros.

Then it’s time to swap clay for grass as players have the option of heading to numerous cities, including Nottingham, s-Hertogenbosch, Birmingham, Mallorca and Eastbourne in order to prepare for the big one - the third Grand Slam of the season at The Championships in Wimbledon, London. Players can then either head back to clay in Europe or stop over for a brief stay in Asia on hardcourts before jetting back to North America for the U.S. Open Series, highlighted by events in Canada, Cincinnati and New Haven before culminating with the year’s fourth and final Grand Slam, the U.S. Open in New York at Flushing Meadows.

The Grand Slam season may be over, but players still have plenty to play for as the season concludes in Asia throughout October. The opportunity to accumulate valuable ranking points at big tournaments in Tokyo, Wuhan and Beijing (the last Premier Mandatory event of the season) presents itself to those players who are chasing coveted spots at the elite season-ending WTA Finals Singapore, which boasts the best eight ranked players of the year, while the next eight also compete in Zhuhai. And while all of this is going on, the Fed Cup is also held during sporadic weekends throughout the year as players attempt to lead their respective nations to glory on the international stage.

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