Monday, October 30, 2017

WTA Women's Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy

The 2017 WTA Elite Trophy tennis tournament for women players on the WTA circuit is taking place this week from October 30 to November 6, 2017, on the indoor hard courts at the Hengqin Tennis Centre located in Zhuhai, China. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the women tennis players at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy.



The WTA Elite Trophy is the year-end championship for the 12 top ranked women tennis players who did not make the WTA Finals. Only the 12 women ranked from #9 thru #20 from the 2017 season are eligible to play in the WTA Elite Trophy and those 12 women get to play for $2.28 million in prize money. 

The first half of the WTA Elite Trophy is played in round-robin format with the 12 women split into four groups of three women each. The four round-robin winners advance to play in the semifinals and then the two winners meet for the championship.

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy is $2.28 million. A lot of money considering how few women are competing for the money. Not all the prize money is set beforehand as players earn additional money of $92,500 for each match won and $20,000 for each match loss.


WTA Women's Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy


  • Winner - $450,000 plus bonus money for each match won and lost

The winner of the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy will earn $450,000 plus bonus money for each match won and lost. Petra Kvitova won the WTA Elite Trophy last year.

  • Runner-up - $150,000 plus bonus money

The runner-up at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy in singles play will earn $150,000 plus bonus money for each match won and lost. Last year Elina Svitolina was the runner-up to the winner.

  • Semifinals - $15,000 plus bonus money

Reaching the semis in singles play at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy is worth $15,000 plus bonus money. Last year the two players who lost in the semifinals were Johanna Konta and Zhang Shuai.

  • Next four players will each earn $112,500

In 2016, the four women who finished in the 5 to 8 slots each earned $112,500. Those players were Caroline Garcia Timea Bacsinszky, Barbora Strycova and Elina Vesnina.

  • Remaining four players each earn bonus money

The remaining four women who finish in the 8 to 12 slots will each earn anywhere from $97,500 to $25,000 each depending upon how they do in their matches. Those four players last year were Kiki Bertens, Timea Babos, Sam Stosur and Roberta Vinci.

For more see:

Shortest Women Tennis Players

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