St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy is a tournament for professional female tennis players, founded in 2003 played on indoor hard courts. The tournament was earlier known as Ladies Neva Cup and was a part of ITF Women's Circuit event till 2015. In 2016, the WTA Premier Tournament was upgraded. The prize money offered in previous years were $25,000 and $50,000 but in 2016 the prize money offered was $753,000. The tournament was first held in 2003 in St. Petersburg. The Proximus Diamond Games was replaced on WTA tour from 2016. The St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy tournament held every year from 2003 to 2008 and WTA Premier Tournament held from 2016 and 2018.
The two time Wimbledon Champion, Petra Kvitova won the first title of the year of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy when entered as wild card in 2018 with a world ranking no.6 currently. Other than Petra Kvitova, the world also witnessed Kristina Mladenovich and Robert Vinci as the winners of the past years. In 2019, Russian tennis players Maria Sharaporva, champion of 2008 Federation Cup Championship and five Grand slams, ranked 24th in the WTA ranking list and Daria Kasatkina, with a unique forehand generates lots of topspins as her strength, are going to play in WTA Tour on their motherland.
In 2019, the tournament is going to held in St. Petersburg, Russia from January 28th to February 3rd 2019 as the 10th edition of the tournament and 4th time of the WTA premier tour. The tournament will be a part of the 2019 WTA tour and will be played on the indoor hard courts. The tournament director Natalia Kamelzon, the very first vice president of ITF in Moscow, declared the total prize money of $823,000. The top 50 players will be the official participants. So the competition is going to be very tough this year.