Sunday, October 28, 2018

WTA Women's Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy

The 2018 WTA Elite Trophy tennis tournament for women players on the WTA circuit is taking place this week from October 29 to November 5, 2018, 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 WTA Elite Trophy is $2.35 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 $76,300 for each match won and each player gets a $42,500 participation fee.


WTA Women's Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy


  • Winner - $478,200 plus bonus money for each match won

The winner of the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy will earn $478,200 plus bonus money for each match won plus the participation fee. Julia Goerges won the WTA Elite Trophy last year and earned $673,300. That is the most money a player can earn by going undefeated.

  • Runner-up - $160,000 plus bonus money

The runner-up at the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy in singles play will earn $150,000 plus bonus money for each match won. Last year Coco Vandeweghe was the runner-up to the winner and earned $372,100.


  • Semifinals - $49,500 plus bonus money

Reaching the semis in singles play at the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy is worth $17,000 plus bonus money. Last year the two players who lost in the semifinals each earned $212,100.


  • Next four players will each earn $118,800

In 2017, the four women who finished in the 5 to 8 slots each earned $118,800.


  • Remaining four players each earn $42,500

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