Petra Kvitova tops money list for February

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Petra Kvitova, a winner in St. Petersburg and Doha, banked more than US$700,000 in February 2018; Getty Images
February money list: Here are the five highest prize money winners on tour in the past month – and a look at what they did to earn their cheques.

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.

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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.

Player Earnings ($US) Activity
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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