Iga Świątek, one of the stars present in Cancun
WTA tour in the financial crisis? You wouldn’t think so given the prize money available to the season’s best tennis players when they compete in the women’s tour finals in Cancun. The WTA has finally confirmed the prizes for the players taking part in the year-end tournament, and in the event that the winner manages to lift the trophy on a clear path and without defeats, she will receive one of the largest checks in world history of women’s tennis.
While last year $1,680,000 was up for grabs for an undefeated champion in the WTA Finals singles draw, this year the prize was increased by 80% to $3,024,000. A doubles pair can win up to $657,000, almost double the $340,000 in 2022.
These really important numbers are still lower than the last “pre-Covid-19” finals: in 2019, an undefeated tennis player at the Shenzhen finals would have taken home the astronomical sum of $4.7 million.
The total prize pool for this year’s event in Mexico is $9 million, a nice jump from last year’s $5,000,000, although down from 2019’s $14,000,000.
All individual players competing in Cancun will receive an entry fee of $198,000, while each group stage win will net them an additional $198,000. The entry fee for a doubles pair is $90,000 plus $36,000 for each bracket win, while the winners receive a check for $306,000.
That’s what matters 🏆
– wta (@WTA) October 23, 2023
The individual prize money at the WTA Finals 2023 will be distributed as follows:
Equity – $198,000
Win any round robin match – $198,000
Semifinal Participation Bonus – $54,000
Semifinal win – $756,000
Final win – $1,476,000
This is the points situation for the 2023 WTA Finals:
Points for each game played – 125
Points for each round robin win – 125
Points for a semi-final victory – 330
Points for winning the final – 420