The 2015 Wuhan Open tennis tournament on the WTA tennis circuit for women is taking place this week from September 27 to October 3, 2015, on the hard courts at the Optics Valley International Tennis Center located in the city of Wuhan in the province of Hubei in east-central China. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the women tennis players at the 2015 Wuhan Open.
The Wuhan Open is a premier 5 event on the WTA circuit and has a total prize money fund of $2.513 million in 2015. That is up 3% over the $2.44 million that was up for grabs for the women players at the Wuhan Open in 2014. The Wuhan Open is a very new women’s tennis tournament as last year in 2014 was the first year it was played.
In addition to giving the prize money for each round below, the percentage increases for each round from last year are also listed as are the women players who finished in each respective round last year. For the top players last year career earnings on the WTC circuit are also listed. All prize money listed below is not cumulative, players only earn the amounts shown for the last round they advance to.
- Winner – $456,000
The winner of the 2015 Wuhan Open in singles play will earn a cool $456,000. That is up 3.4% over the $441,000 that Petra Kvitova earned when she won this tournament last year. So far in her tennis career Petra Kvitova has earned $19.2 million in prize money. Many consider Petra Kvitova one of the prettiest women in tennis today.
- Runner-up – $227,700
The runner-up at the 2015 Wuhan Open in singles play will earn $227,000. That is up 3.1% over the $220,200 that Eugenie Bouchard earned last year when she was runner-up. So far in her tennis career Eugnie Bouchard has earned $4.5 million. Eugenie was forced to withdraw from this year’s tournament due to concussion problems.
- Semifinalists – $113,860
The two women semifinalists who lose in the semis in 2015 at the Wuhan Open in China will each earn $113,860. That is up 3.4% over the $110,100 that Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina earned when they lost in the semis last year. Caroline Wozniacki has earned $20.4 million in her tennis career and Elina Svitolina has earned $2.2 million.
- Quarterfinals – $52,430
The women singles players who lose in the quarters will each earn $52,430 at the Wuhan Open in 2015. That is up 3.4% over the $50,700 that Alize Cornet, Timea Bacsinszky, Caroline Garcia and Angelique Kerber earned when they lost in the quarters last year. Alize Cornet has earned $4.4 million, Timea Bacsinszky has earned $3.1 million, Caroline Garcia has earned $2 million and Angelique Kerber has earned $8.4 million in prize money playing tennis.
- Third round – $26,000
Women singles players losing in the third round will earn $26,000 in 2015 at the Wuhan Open in China. That is up 3.44% over the $25,135 that Kirsten Flipkins, Alison Riske, Maria Sharapova, Casey Dellacqua, Coco Vandeweghe, Karolina Pliskova, Barbora Strycova, and Garbine Muguruza all earned when they lost in the third round last year.
- Second round – $13,335
Players losing in the second round will each earn $13,335 at the Wuhan Open in 2015. That is up 3.4% over the $12,900 that players like Zarina Diyas, Simona Halep. Madison Keys, Sabine Lisicki, Andrea Petkovic, Jelena Jankovic, Mona Barthel, Sara Errani, and Serena Williams all earned when they lost in the second round last year.
- First round – $6,855
Women singles tennis players at the 2015 Wuhan Open who lose in the first round will each earn $6,855. That is up 3.4% over the $6,630 that players like Flavia Pennetta, Heather Watson, Peng Shuai, Kurumi Nara, Ana Ivanovic, Roberta Vinci, Venus Williams, Annika Beck, Donna Vekic, Sam Stosur, and Camila Giorgi all earned when they lost in the first round last year.