Yearly WTA Tournaments Awards voted by players have been announced. For the fourth year in a row, since the award was introduced in 2014, Indian Wells has been named the most favorite WTA Premier Mandatory. Fourth award in a row also for Stuttgart (WTA Premier), Acapulco (International). Rome has been voted as favorite WTA Premier 5 for the second year in a row. On the ATP side, this year Indian Wells was voted as favorite Masters 1000 by players for the fourth time in a row, while ATP 500 award went to Acapulco. WTA Tournaments Awards are the result of the excellence of their staff and organization, passionate fans, dedication to the sport and its athletes, that's the criteria of the votes.
Stuttgart director Markus Günthardt said: 'The award comes from the players which is what makes it so valuable. They’ve therefore shown us just how much at home they feel here and how much they appreciate our efforts to make the tournament even better. The prize is both a mark of their trust and a spur for us.'