WTA Finals, Guadalajara Prize Money 2021

The WTA Finals is the season-ending championship for the women's game and allows the top eight singles players and top eight doubles pairings to battle it out for a chance to take home some hefty prize money ahead of the festive period.

For 2021, the tournament will take place at the Akron Tennis Stadium in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, from November 10 to 17. Marking the first time, Mexico has held the season-ending finals before it returns to Shenzhen in 2022.

The total prize money pool on offer at the 2021 WTA Finals stands at $5,000,000, a decrease of -64.29% compared to 2019. The WTA cancelled the 2020 edition due to the pandemic.

The round-robin format compromises two groups of four, meaning players pick up prize money for each win. The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the semifinals, and then the final showpiece determines the overall champion.

For 2021, players receive a participation fee of $110,000, a drop of -61.90% vs 2019. For each round-robin match they win, another $110,000 is added to their prize money.

Should a player reach the semi-final and lose, they receive an extra $30,000 on top of their participation fee, and round-robin wins.

The winning semi-finalists each receive $420,000, and the eventual champion will bag themselves $820,000 on top of that plus their participation fee and round robin wins. The final prize money alone is a drop of 76.60% vs 2019.

Should a player go through the tournament undefeated, they will leave Guadalajara with a cheque for $1,680,000 ($110k appearance fee, $330k for three round-robin wins, $420k for the semi-final win and $820k for the final win).

You can see a full breakdown of the prize money for the 2021 WTA Finals below for both singles and doubles. A percentage change from last year is also included.

WTA Finals 2021 Prize Money Breakdown

The tables below give you a full breakdown of prize money across the WTA Finals in Guadalajara this year.

The exchange rate shown is the mid-market exchange rate. The US Dollar amounts have been converted into GBP and Euros to compare for British and European readers. You can also see the % change from the prize money offered last year.

Singles

2021 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2019
Alternate $80,000 £58,419 €69,240 -61.90%
Participation Fee* $110,000 £80,326 €95,205 -63.93%
Round-robin Match Win $110,000 £80,326 €95,205 -63.93%
Semi Final Loss $30,000 £21,907 €25,965 -62.50%
Semi-final Match Win $420,000 £306,700 €363,509 -64.41%
Final Win $820,000 £598,796 €709,708 -76.60%
Undefeated Champion $1,680,000 £1,226,801 €1,454,036 -64.44%

* Prorated on a per match basis. 1 match = $70,000, 2 matches = $90,000 and 3 matches = $110,000.

Doubles

2021 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2019
Alternate $20,000 £36,512 €43,275 -44.44%
Participation Fee* $50,000 £36,512 €43,275 -66.67%
Round-robin Match Win $20,000 £14,605 €17,310 -60.00%
Semi-Final Loss $0 £0 €0 -100.00%
Semi-final Match Win $80,000 £58,419 €69,240 -64.44%
Final Win $170,000 £124,141 €147,135 -75.71%
Undefeated Champion $360,000 £262,886 €311,579 -64.00%

* Prorated on a per match basis. 1 match = $30,000, 2 matches = $40,000 and 3 matches = $50,000.

WTA Finals Total Prize Money History Since 2006

Year Total Prize Money % Change
2021 $5,000,000 -64.29%
2020 Not played  
2019 $14,000,000 100.00%
2018 $7,000,000 0.00%
2017 $7,000,000 0.00%
2016 $7,000,000 0.00%
2015 $7,000,000 7.69%
2014 $6,500,000 8.33%
2013 $6,000,000 0.00%
2012 $6,000,000 22.45%
2011 $4,900,000 7.69%
2010 $4,550,000 0.00%
2009 $4,550,000 0.00%
2008 $4,550,000 51.67%
2007 $3,000,000 0.00%
2006 $3,000,000  

Historical WTA Finals Prize Money Breakdown From 2010 to 2020

Conversions to USD and GBP are based on the closing exchange price on the day of the final that year. So, for example, Euro to USD at the close of play Sunday 30th October 2011.

2020

Cancelled

2019

Singles

2019 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2018
Alternate $210,000 £162,331 €188,074 92.66%
Participation Fee $305,000 £235,767 €273,156 101.99%
Round-robin Match Win $305,000 £235,767 €273,156 99.35%
Semi Finalist $80,000 £61,841 €71,647 100.00%
Runner Up $1,180,000 £912,148 €1,056,798 100.00%
Final Win $3,505,000 £2,709,388 €3,139,050 100.29%
Undefeated Champion $4,725,000 £3,652,456 €4,231,672 100.21%

Doubles

2019 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro
Alternate $90,000 £69,571 €80,603
Participation Fee $150,000 £115,951 €134,339
Round-robin Match Win $50,000 £38,650 €44,780
Semi Finalist $15,000 £11,595 €13,434
Runner Up $225,000 £173,926 €201,508
Final Win $700,000 £541,105 €626,914
Undefeated Champion $1,000,000 £773,007 €895,592

2018

2018 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2017
Alternate $109,000 £84,957 €95,648 0.00%
Participation Fee $151,000 £117,693 €132,503 0.00%
Round-robin Match Win $153,000 £119,252 €134,258 0.00%
Semi Finalist $40,000 £31,177 €35,100 0.00%
Runner Up $590,000 £459,860 €517,726 0.00%
Final Win $1,750,000 £1,363,991 €1,535,627 0.00%
Undefeated Champion $2,360,000 £1,839,439 €2,070,902 0.00%

2017

2017 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2016
Alternate $109,000 £82,011 €93,553 0.00%
Participation Fee $151,000 £113,612 €129,600 0.00%
Round-robin Match Win $153,000 £115,116 €131,317 0.00%
Semi Finalist $40,000 £30,096 €34,331 0.00%
Runner Up $590,000 £443,913 €506,386 0.00%
Final Win $1,750,000 £1,316,690 €1,501,991 0.00%
Undefeated Champion $2,360,000 £1,775,651 €2,025,542 0.00%

2016

2016 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2015
Alternate $109,000 £82,011 €93,553 0.00%
Participation Fee $151,000 £113,612 €129,600 0.00%
Round-robin Match Win $153,000 £115,116 €131,317 0.00%
Semi Finalist $40,000 £30,096 €34,331 0.00%
Runner Up $590,000 £443,913 €506,386 0.00%
Final Win $1,750,000 £1,316,690 €1,501,991 0.00%
Undefeated Champion $2,360,000 £1,775,651 €2,025,542 0.00%

2015

2015 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2014
Alternate $109,000 £82,011 €93,553 75.81%
Participation Fee $151,000 £113,612 €129,600 7.86%
Round-robin Match Win $153,000 £115,116 €131,317 6.99%
Semi Finalist $40,000 £30,096 €34,331 8.11%
Runner Up $590,000 £443,913 €506,386 1.37%
Final Win $1,750,000 £1,316,690 €1,501,991 5.55%
Undefeated Champion $2,360,000 £1,775,651 €2,025,542 21.59%

2014

2014 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2013
Alternate $62,000 £46,648 €53,213 24.00%
Participation Fee $140,000 £105,335 €120,159 27.27%
Round-robin Match Win $143,000 £107,592 €122,734 24.35%
Semi Finalist $37,000 £27,839 €31,756 23.33%
Runner Up $582,000 £437,894 €499,519 33.79%
Final Win $1,658,000 £1,247,470 €1,423,029 28.03%
Undefeated Champion $1,941,000 £1,460,398 €1,665,923 10.91%

2013

2013 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2012
Alternate $50,000 £37,620 €42,914 0.00%
Participation Fee $110,000 £82,763 €94,411 0.00%
Round-robin Match Win $115,000 £86,525 €98,702 0.00%
Semi Finalist $30,000 £22,572 €25,748 0.00%
Runner Up $435,000 £327,292 €373,352 0.00%
Final Win $1,295,000 £974,351 €1,111,473 0.00%
Undefeated Champion $1,750,000 £1,316,690 €1,501,991 0.00%

2012

2012 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2011
Alternate $50,000 £37,620 €42,914 0.00%
Participation Fee $110,000 £82,763 €94,411 0.00%
Round-robin Match Win $115,000 £86,525 €98,702 0.00%
Semi Finalist $30,000 £22,572 €25,748 -14.29%
Runner Up $435,000 £327,292 €373,352 0.00%
Final Win $1,295,000 £974,351 €1,111,473 0.00%
Undefeated Champion $1,750,000 £1,316,690 €1,501,991 0.00%

2011

2011 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro % Change vs 2010
Alternate $50,000 £37,620 €42,914 0.00%
Participation Fee $110,000 £82,763 €94,411 0.00%
Round-robin Match Win $115,000 £86,525 €98,702 0.00%
Semi Finalist $35,000 £26,334 €30,040 0.00%
Runner Up $435,000 £327,292 €373,352 0.00%
Final Win $1,295,000 £974,351 €1,111,473 0.00%
Undefeated Champion $1,750,000 £1,316,690 €1,501,991 0.00%

2010

2010 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money Euro
Alternate $50,000 £37,620 €42,914
Participation Fee $110,000 £82,763 €94,411
Round-robin Match Win $115,000 £86,525 €98,702
Semi Finalist $35,000 £26,334 €30,040
Runner Up $435,000 £327,292 €373,352
Final Win $1,295,000 £974,351 €1,111,473
Undefeated Champion $1,750,000 £1,316,690 €1,501,991
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