How much is the WTA Finals prize money, is it less than the men’s ATP World Tour and who is playing?

THE WTA Finals are arriving in Singapore for the final year.

People will be watching the best singles and pairs female tennis that the WTA has to offer.

 Carolina Wozniacki won the singles final 6-4,6-4 against Venus Williams

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Carolina Wozniacki won the singles final 6-4,6-4 against Venus Williams

How much is the WTA Finals prize money?

The WTA Finals hands out the biggest winning prize after the Grand Slams.

Naomi Osaka took home a tidy pay check of £2.99m for winning the US Open in September, and will hope to take her career prize money over £8m in Singapore.

The TOTAL amount for the tournament overall is £5.34m, with a breakdown for the singles tournament below:

  • Winner: £1.4m
  • Runner-ups: £529,200
  • Semi Finalists: £30,250
  • Quarter Finalists: TBC
  • Round Robin win per match: £115,650
  • Participation Fee: £114,120
  • Alternates: £82,400

Is it less than the men's ATP World Tour?

The TOTAL prize money amount at the men's ATP World Tour is £6.05m.

The TOTAL prize money amount at the women's WTA Finals is £5.25m.

These tournaments do not share the same prize money distribution like Wimbledon where every player, male or female, receives the same amount depending on final position in their tournament.

Who is playing at the WTA Finals in Singapore?

We will be seeing the players at the top of the Porsche Race to Singapore Leaderboard both in singles and in doubles.

Those qualified so far are:

  • Simona Halep
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Caroline Wozniacki
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Sloane Stephens

The main absentees will be both Serena and Venus Williams. Venus finished runner-up in last year's final.

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THE WTA Finals are arriving in Singapore for the final year.