The 2020 WTA season was one of the most unusual in the history of the sport, due to multiple different reasons.
The season was heavily impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the cancellation or postponement of many tournaments and disrupted the regular schedule.
Despite these challenges, the year still featured several standout performances and memorable moments. Ashleigh Barty continued her dominance, but the first Grand Slam of the season was won by another player, Sofia Kenin.
In 2020, the rankings were frozen after some time as a new system was introduced, and it heavily affected the order of players in the Top 10. Do you think you can name them? Try it in our quiz, comment your score, and don't forget to also refresh your memory with our summary.
2020 WTA Season Summary:
The start of the new season saw another new and surprising Grand Slam champion, as Sofia Kenin won the Australian Open, surprising everyone. The American won also one lower-tier event, being one of only four players that managed to win more than one title in 2020.
The other three were Aryna Sabalenka, Simona Halep, and Elina Svitolina, and for all of them, it was a significant boost in their attempts to finish the season in the Top 10, and they succeeded in doing so.
Kenin was a dominant WTA Race leader with more than a 1,000-point lead over second Naomi Osaka, but still that didn't help her to finish better than fourth in the year-end rankings due to the frozen rankings which were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The second Grand Slam of the season, which was very unusually the US Open, was won by Osaka for the second time in her career. It was the second major because Wimbledon was cancelled and Roland Garros was moved after the New York Slam.
On the Parisian clay, untraditionally during fall and not summer, Iga Swiatek showed her clay-court qualities when she dismantled all of her opponents in one of the most dominant Grand Slam runs ever.