October Money List: Svitolina’s big pay day

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Elina Svitolina, posing with her WTA Finals trophy, earned just shy of US$2.4 million in the month of October alone; Getty Images
Elina Svitolina banks more than $2 million for winning the WTA Finals in Singapore, and tops this month’s Money List.

Elina Svitolina out-earned all other players in October thanks to her victory at the WTA Finals in Singapore last week.

Svitolina pocketed US$2.36 million for winning the biggest title of her career. Adding to that a little extra for reaching the quarters in Hong Kong and entering the mandatory event in Beijing, she finished with close to $2.4 million.

It put Svitolina ahead of Beijing champion Caroline Wozniacki (who banked $1.52 million for that title) and Shanghai victor Novak Djokovic, who took home $1.36 million after winning his fourth trophy of the season.

Rounding out the top five were WTA Finals runner-up Sloane Stephens and Roger Federer, whose triumph on home soil in Basel earned him €428,000 (which converts to roughly $485,000 in US dollars).

Last month’s Money List leader, Naomi Osaka, banked another half a million US dollars after reaching the semis in Beijing and taking part in the WTA Finals. Although she didn’t win a match, she still took home $151,000.

October Money List

Player Earnings ($US) Best result/s
1 Elina Svitolina $2,397,013 W WTA Finals
2 Caroline Wozniacki $1,829,245 W Beijing
3 Novak Djokovic $1,360,560 W Shanghai
4 Sloane Stephens $1,299,415 F WTA Finals
5 Roger Federer $821,066 W Basel, SF Shanghai

Next best: Anastasija Sevastova ($809,465)

The Latvian, now ranked No.11, advanced to the final in Beijing (earning $763,255) and followed that up with a semifinal run at Moscow’s Kremlin Cup, which earned her almost $50,000.

There are more big cheques to be cashed in November. The women’s season concludes at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai – where the total prize pool is $2.35 million and the champion can earn up to $673,000 – while the men have big earning potential at the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals, the latter at which the total financial commitment is $8.5 million.

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