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 $151,000.
|Player||Earnings ($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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