Volvo Car Open, Charleston Prize Money 2021

The prize money on this page is for the Volvo Open in Charleston. There is also a WTA 250 event that takes place a week later called the MUSC Health Women's Open and prize money can be found here.

The Charleston Open, currently carrying the moniker the Volvo Car Open due to sponsor reasons is a WTA 500 that takes place on the green clay courts at LTP-Daniel Island.

Since its formation in 1973, the prize money has jumped around significantly, reaching a high of $1.34 million in 2006.

However, for 2021 it has reached an all-time low of $565,530 which is down -31.28% compared to 2019 when the tournament was last played.

The winner in Charleston this year will take home a cheque for $68,570 which is down -51.5% compared to the money offered in 2019. The runner home receives $50,130, which is a reduction of -33.3% vs 2019.

You can see a full breakdown of the 2021 WTA Charleston Open prize money in the table below. A percentage change is also provided to compare with last season and the US Dollars have been converted into £ and € to give a comparison for British and European readers.

Prize Money Breakdown for the WTA Charleston Open 2021

The below tables give you a full break down of prize money for the WTA 500 event in Charleston this year.

The US dollar amounts have also been converted into GBP and Euros to give a comparison for European readers. The exchange rate shown is the mid-market exchange rate on the day of the final when the tournament is complete. You can also see the % increase from prize money offered last year.

Singles

2021 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner $68,570 £49,577 €58,299 -51.5%
Runner-up $50,130 £36,245 €42,621 -33.3%
Semifinal $26,745 £19,337 €22,739 -27.8%
Quarterfinal $12,670 £9,161 €10,772 -33.4%
Round 3 $6,480 £4,685 €5,509 -34.3%
Round 2 $4,100 £2,964 €3,486 -18.8%
Round 1 $3,330 £2,408 €2,831 28.3%
Q2 $2,000 £1,446 €1,700 69.5%
Q1 $1,020 £737 €867 43.7%

Doubles

2021 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner $25,230 £18,196 €21,464 -42.9%
Runner-up $17,750 £12,802 €15,101 -24.8%
Semifinal $10,000 £7,212 €8,507 -22.5%
Quarterfinal $5,500 £3,967 €4,679 -16.2%
Round 1 $3,500 £2,524 €2,978 -2.0%

WTA Charleston Open Total Prize Money History Since 2000

Year Total Prize Money % Change
2021 $565,530 -31.28%
2020 Not Played  
2019 $823,000 2.88%
2018 $800,000 3.09%
2017 $776,000 3.05%
2016 $753,000 3.01%
2015 $731,000 2.96%
2014 $710,000 -10.77%
2013 $795,707 7.53%
2012 $740,000 2.64%
2011 $721,000 3.00%
2010 $700,000 -30.00%
2009 $1,000,000 -25.37%
2008 $1,340,000 0.00%
2007 $1,340,000 0.00%
2006 $1,340,000 3.08%
2005 $1,300,000 0.00%
2004 $1,300,000 0.00%
2003 $1,300,000 6.21%
2002 $1,224,000 2.00%
2001 $1,200,000 11.11%
2000 $1,080,000  

Historical Charleston Open Prize Money Breakdown From 2001 to 2019

Conversions to GBP and Euro are based on the closing exchange price on the day of the final that year. So, for example, USD to Euro at the close of play Sunday, April 7th January 2019.

2019

2019 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2018
Winner $141,420 £108,577 €125,928 3.1%
Runner-up $75,120 £57,675 €66,891 3.1%
Semifinal $37,020 £28,423 €32,965 3.1%
Quarterfinal $19,031 £14,611 €16,946 3.5%
Round 3 $9,860 £7,570 €8,780 3.1%
Round 2 $5,050 £3,877 €4,497 3.1%
Round 1 $2,595 £1,992 €2,311 3.1%
Q2 $1,180 £906 €1,051 2.6%
Q1 $710 £545 €632 1.4%

2018

2018 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2017
Winner $137,125 £105,280 €122,103 3.6%
Runner-up $72,841 £55,925 €64,862 3.4%
Semifinal $35,890 £27,555 €31,958 3.4%
Quarterfinal $18,387 £14,117 €16,373 3.0%
Round 3 $9,568 £7,346 €8,520 3.4%
Round 2 $4,898 £3,761 €4,361 3.4%
Round 1 $2,516 £1,932 €2,240 3.4%
Q2 $1,150 £883 €1,024 4.0%
Q1 $700 £537 €623 5.9%

2017

2017 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2016
Winner $132,380 £101,637 €117,878 3.3%
Runner-up $70,460 £54,097 €62,741 3.3%
Semifinal $34,723 £26,659 €30,919 3.3%
Quarterfinal $17,858 £13,711 €15,902 3.3%
Round 3 $9,254 £7,105 €8,240 3.3%
Round 2 $4,738 £3,638 €4,219 3.3%
Round 1 $2,434 £1,869 €2,167 3.4%
Q2 $1,106 £849 €985 3.4%
Q1 $661 £507 €589 3.3%

2016

2016 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2015
Winner $128,100 £98,351 €114,067 3.3%
Runner-up $68,180 £52,346 €60,711 3.3%
Semifinal $33,600 £25,797 €29,919 3.3%
Quarterfinal $17,280 £13,267 €15,387 3.3%
Round 3 $8,955 £6,875 €7,974 3.3%
Round 2 $4,585 £3,520 €4,083 3.3%
Round 1 $2,355 £1,808 €2,097 3.3%
Q2 $1,070 £822 €953 3.4%
Q1 $640 £491 €570 3.2%

2015

2015 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2014
Winner $124,000 £95,203 €110,416 3.3%
Runner-up $66,000 £50,673 €58,770 3.1%
Semifinal $32,525 £24,972 €28,962 3.2%
Quarterfinal $16,725 £12,841 €14,893 3.2%
Round 3 $8,670 £6,657 €7,720 3.2%
Round 2 $4,440 £3,409 €3,954 3.3%
Round 1 $2,280 £1,751 €2,030 3.6%
Q2 $1,035 £795 €922 3.5%
Q1 $620 £476 €552 3.3%

2014

2014 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2013
Winner $120,000 £92,132 €106,854 -4.0%
Runner-up $64,000 £49,137 €56,989 -1.5%
Semifinal $31,510 £24,192 €28,058 -4.0%
Quarterfinal $16,200 £12,438 €14,425 -4.6%
Round 3 $8,400 £6,449 €7,480 -2.8%
Round 2 $4,300 £3,301 €3,829 -4.0%
Round 1 $2,200 £1,689 €1,959 -3.3%
Q2 $1,000 £768 €890 -23.1%
Q1 $600 £461 €534 -14.3%

2013

2013 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2012
Winner $125,000 £95,971 €111,307 8.7%
Runner-up $65,000 £49,905 €57,879 10.2%
Semifinal $32,825 £25,202 €29,229 9.4%
Quarterfinal $16,990 £13,044 €15,129 9.6%
Round 3 $8,645 £6,637 €7,698 6.6%
Round 2 $4,480 £3,440 €3,989 9.3%
Round 1 $2,275 £1,747 €2,026 9.6%
Q2 $1,300 £998 €1,158 13.0%
Q1 $700 £537 €623 22.8%

2012

2012 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2011
Winner $115,000 £88,293 €102,402 3.6%
Runner-up $59,000 £45,298 €52,537 2.9%
Semifinal $30,000 £23,033 €26,714 2.7%
Quarterfinal $15,500 £11,900 €13,802 2.0%
Round 3 $8,110 £6,227 €7,222 3.3%
Round 2 $4,100 £3,148 €3,651 2.5%
Round 1 $2,075 £1,593 €1,848 2.5%
Q2 $1,150 £883 €1,024 11.1%
Q1 $570 £438 €508 6.5%

2011

2011 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2010
Winner $111,000 £85,222 €98,840 3.7%
Runner-up $57,350 £44,031 €51,067 3.3%
Semifinal $29,205 £22,423 €26,006 1.6%
Quarterfinal $15,200 £11,670 €13,535 2.5%
Round 3 $7,850 £6,027 €6,990 3.3%
Round 2 $4,000 £3,071 €3,562 4.4%
Round 1 $2,025 £1,555 €1,803 3.1%
Q2 $1,035 £795 €922 3.5%
Q1 $535 £411 €476 2.9%

2010

2010 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2009
Winner $107,000 £82,151 €95,279 -43.0%
Runner-up $55,500 £42,611 €49,420 -43.0%
Semifinal $28,750 £22,073 €25,601 -43.0%
Quarterfinal $14,825 £11,382 €13,201 -17.3%
Round 3 $7,600 £5,835 €6,767 -17.3%
Round 2 $3,830 £2,941 €3,410 -17.4%
Round 1 $1,965 £1,509 €1,750 -17.3%
Q2 $1,000 £768 €890 -17.4%
Q1 $520 £399 €463 -17.3%

2009

2009 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2008
Winner $187,815 £144,198 €167,240 -4.6%
Runner-up $97,418 £74,794 €86,746 -2.6%
Semifinal $50,464 £38,745 €44,936 -1.1%
Quarterfinal $17,936 £13,771 €15,971 -31.1%
Round 3 $9,195 £7,060 €8,188 -30.8%
Round 2 $4,634 £3,558 €4,126 -31.6%
Round 1 $2,377 £1,825 €2,117 -31.2%
Q2 $1,210 £929 €1,077 -31.4%
Q1 $629 £483 €560 -30.1%

2008

2008 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2007
Winner $196,900 £151,173 €175,330 8.2%
Runner-up $100,000 £76,777 €89,045 8.2%
Semifinal $51,000 £39,156 €45,413 8.2%
Quarterfinal $26,050 £20,000 €23,196 8.2%
Round 3 $13,285 £10,200 €11,830 8.2%
Round 2 $6,775 £5,202 €6,033 8.1%
Round 1 $3,455 £2,653 €3,077 8.1%
Q2 $1,765 £1,355 €1,572 8.0%
Q1 $900 £691 €801 8.4%

2007

2007 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2006
Winner $181,980 £139,718 €162,045 -7.6%
Runner-up $92,410 £70,949 €82,287 -7.6%
Semifinal $47,130 £36,185 €41,967 -7.6%
Quarterfinal $24,075 £18,484 €21,438 -7.6%
Round 3 $12,275 £9,424 €10,930 -7.6%
Round 2 $6,265 £4,810 €5,579 -7.5%
Round 1 $3,195 £2,453 €2,845 -7.5%
Q2 $1,635 £1,255 €1,456 -7.4%
Q1 $830 £637 €739 -7.8%

2006

2006 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2005
Winner $196,900 £151,173 €175,330 4.2%
Runner-up $100,000 £76,777 €89,045 4.2%
Semifinal $51,000 £39,156 €45,413 3.8%
Quarterfinal $26,050 £20,000 €23,196 4.0%
Round 3 $13,285 £10,200 €11,830 4.0%
Round 2 $6,775 £5,202 €6,033 4.2%
Round 1 $3,455 £2,653 €3,077 3.9%
Q2 $1,765 £1,355 €1,572 3.8%
Q1 $900 £691 €801 4.0%

2005

2005 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2004
Winner $189,000 £145,108 €168,296 0.0%
Runner-up $96,000 £73,705 €85,484 0.0%
Semifinal $49,125 £37,716 €43,744 0.0%
Quarterfinal $25,050 £19,233 €22,306 0.0%
Round 3 $12,775 £9,808 €11,376 0.0%
Round 2 $6,500 £4,990 €5,788 0.0%
Round 1 $3,325 £2,553 €2,961 0.0%
Q2 $1,700 £1,305 €1,514 0.0%
Q1 $865 £664 €770 0.0%

2004

2004 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2003
Winner $189,000 £145,108 €168,296 0.0%
Runner-up $96,000 £73,705 €85,484 0.0%
Semifinal $49,125 £37,716 €43,744 0.0%
Quarterfinal $25,050 £19,233 €22,306 0.0%
Round 3 $12,775 £9,808 €11,376 0.0%
Round 2 $6,500 £4,990 €5,788 0.0%
Round 1 $3,325 £2,553 €2,961 0.0%
Q2 $1,700 £1,305 €1,514 0.0%
Q1 $865 £664 €770 0.0%

2003

2003 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2002
Winner $189,000 £145,108 €168,296 3.8%
Runner-up $96,000 £73,705 €85,484 3.8%
Semifinal $49,125 £37,716 €43,744 4.5%
Quarterfinal $25,050 £19,233 €22,306 4.4%
Round 3 $12,775 £9,808 €11,376 6.5%
Round 2 $6,500 £4,990 €5,788 4.8%
Round 1 $3,325 £2,553 €2,961 6.4%
Q2 $1,700 £1,305 €1,514 6.3%
Q1 $865 £664 €770 4.8%

2002

2002 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2001
Winner $182,000 £139,733 €162,062 2.2%
Runner-up $92,500 £71,018 €82,367 14.2%
Semifinal $47,000 £36,085 €41,851 -2.1%
Quarterfinal $24,000 £18,426 €21,371 2.6%
Round 3 $12,000 £9,213 €10,685 0.8%
Round 2 $6,200 £4,760 €5,521 1.6%
Round 1 $3,125 £2,399 €2,783 2.5%
Q2 $1,600 £1,228 €1,425 1.6%
Q1 $825 £633 €735 0.0%

2001

2001 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2000
Winner $178,000 £136,662 €158,501 -3.3%
Runner-up $81,000 £62,189 €72,127 -5.8%
Semifinal $48,000 £36,853 €42,742 26.3%
Quarterfinal $23,400 £17,966 €20,837 162.9%
Round 3 $11,900 £9,136 €10,596  
Round 2 $6,100 £4,683 €5,432 15.1%
Round 1 $3,050 £2,342 €2,716 -21.8%
Q2 $1,575 £1,209 €1,402  
Q1 $825 £633 €735 -57.9%

2000

2000 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR
Winner $184,000 £141,269 €163,843
Runner-up $86,000 £66,028 €76,579
Semifinal $38,000 £29,175 €33,837
Quarterfinal $8,900 £6,833 €7,925
Round 2 $5,300 £4,069 €4,719
Round 1 $3,900 £2,994 €3,473
Q1 $1,960 £1,505 €1,745
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