Petra Kvitova earned the most money of any player in February – and a handy sum at that.
The Czech’s titles in St Petersburg and Doha saw her earn more than US$700,000 in what was an extremely profitable month for the two-time Wimbledon champion.
During February, five WTA tournaments unfolded around the globe – in St. Petersburg, Taiwan, Doha, Dubai and Budapest – while the ATP World Tour staged nine events in the same period, the biggest being 500-level tournaments in Rotterdam and Rio de Janeiro.
Below is a list of the five biggest earners in the past month – and what they did to accrue their prize money.
|1||Petra Kvitova||$728,875||Kvitova built a stunning 13-match winning streak in February, beginning with her title in St.Petersburg (earning her $137,125) and continuing in Doha, where she beat three top-five players and pocketed $591,750.|
|2||Elina Svitolina||$685,097||Svitolina received the biggest pay-check of any player in February, earning $651,347 for her title in Dubai. She also reached the last 16 in Doha.|
|3||Roger Federer||$489,618||Federer appeared just once in February, in Rotterdam. He returned to world No.1 by reaching the semifinals and then banked almost $500,000 for going on to claim the trophy.|
|4||Garbine Muguruza||$481,131||Muguruza was one of the most consistent performers in the Middle East, reaching the final in Doha (for $295,900) and the semis in Dubai (for $185,631) the following week.|
|5||Daria Kasatkina||$395,040||After reaching the semifinals in St Petersburg and falling in the first round in Doha, Kasatkina advanced to the final in Dubai, the reward for which was almost $350,000.|
Next best: Diego Schwartzman pocketed US$382,035 thanks mostly to his victory at the Rio Open.
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