WTA finals 2017 prize money: How much will players earn in Singapore?

 
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Wozniacki is through to the final (Source: Getty)

A potential spot at the top of the world rankings is not the only valuable prize on offer at this year’s WTA Finals.

The winner can also walk away from Singapore more than $2m (£1.5m) richer thanks to the most generous prize money purse on the women’s tour outside of the Grand Slams.

The week long curtain call event of the WTA season, in which the eight best performing women on the tour battle for end-of-year supremacy, has a pay cheque of $1.75m waiting for the victor of Sunday’s final.

But players can take home even more based on the number of wins they pick up in the round robin stage which sees the players split into two groups of four.

Read more: Here's how much money is on offer to the men at the ATP Tour Finals

Every player receives a $151,000 participation fee in the hard court event and are awarded a further $153,000 for every win in the round robin stage.

Stage Prize money
Participation fee $151,000
Round robin win $153,000
Semi-finalist + $40,000
Runner-up + $590,000
Champion + $1,750,000

This year’s semi-finalists all progressed into the final four with two wins and one loss, taking their earnings to a cool $497,000, with a semi-final spot worth an additional $40,000.

World No6 Caroline Wozniacki, who triumphed in straight sets over Karolina Pliskova on Saturday to clinch a big payday in the final, has taken her minimum earnings from the tournament to at least $1.1m.

Even a loss in Sunday's match earns a $590,000 runner-up prize, while a $1,750,000 champion's prize would take the Dane's tournament earnings beyond $2m.

Prize money has been relatively evenly split on this year's WTA tour, after large chunks were scooped up by Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams last year.

Kerber became just the second woman to make more than $10m in a single season.

In contrast this year the most anyone can earn is the $6.8m Venus Williams will have generated if she triumphs in Singapore.

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