2019 Professional Pathway Update:
May 1, 2018
At the beginning of each month, the USTA will provide an update of any new information as it pertains to the 2019 professional pathway restructure. Below is the May 2018 update:
The ranking conversion from 2018 to 2019 for the women's tour will be as follows:
- Performance at Best 10 $15K tournaments in 2018 converted to ITF Entry Points.
- WTA rankings recalculated based off results at Best 16 $25K tournaments and above.
- “Shadow” rankings published on IPIN/Playerzone in 2018 to familiarize players with new system. (We will announce when the shadow rankings become available.)
The ranking conversion from 2018 to 2019 for the men's tour will be as follows:
- Performance at any rounds in 2018 that award ITF Entry Points in 2019 to be converted to ITF Entry Points (Best 10).
- Performance at any rounds in 2018 that award ATP points in 2019 to be converted to ATP points (2019 points structure).
- With limited points at the ITF level tournaments in 2019, players should adjust and plan their 2018 tournament schedule accordingly.
The ATP has created this document, which outlines the changes to the ranking system beginning in 2019.
The USTA submitted an official proposal to the ITF requesting an additional wild card into the qualifying of Transition Tour events. This was accepted by the ITF.
The qualifying-draw composition is as follows:
- 19 Direct Acceptance
- 5 Wildcards
Main-draw composition is as follows:
- 17 Direct Acceptance
- 5 ITF Top 100 Juniors
- 4 Wildcards
- 6 Qualifiers
Event Length & Draw Size
All Pro Circuit and Transition Tour events in 2019 will be:
- 7-day events (Monday start and a Sunday final)
- 32 Main Draw
- 24 Qualifying Draw