ATP and WTA Finals: the difference between the two prize money triggers controversy



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ATP and WTA Finals: the difference between the two prize money triggers controversy

ATP and WTA FIinals 2022 show crazy figures, but with sensational differences between the two men's and women's Tours. Of all the world disciplines, especially among those with the greatest media coverage and following, she has always defended her female component, supporting legends and tournaments.

After all, the present also says so. In competitions where men and women compete at the same time, the prize pool is the same. Starting with the Grand Slam tournaments, which represent the greatest source of income for professional tennis players.

But also in the WTA and in the Masters 1000. This in the past has also generated some controversy among the protagonists of the racket, and in these Finals the music will be very different. The leap in numbers is enormous, and much goes through a different interest in the media, and perhaps also due to the development of the two movements.

Men, in the new millennium, have experienced spectacular eras and rivalries, while women, Serena Williams aside, have gone through a more frequent turnover. And these Finals live accordingly. Those ATP are always at the center of a struggle between the cities ready to organize the event, which moved to Turin for a year.

The WTA, on the other hand, lost pace a bit, especially after the end of the Asian Tour. In 2020 the tournament was not played due to Covid, Guadalajara in 2021, and Fort Worth today, are instead emergency solutions. Hence a huge gap, without forgetting that the girls will be on the pitch simultaneously with a super men's event: Paris-Bercy.

So here are the differences in prize money

Round Robin elimination with record 0-3 WTA Finals: $ 110,000
ATP Finals: $ 320,000 Elimination in Round Robin with record 1-2 WTA Finals: $ 220,000
ATP Finals: $ 703,300 Elimination in Round Robin with record 2-1 WTA Finals: $ 330,000
ATP Finals: $ 1,086,600 Semifinalists with 1-2 in Round Robin WTA Finals: $ 250,000
ATP Finals: $ 703,300 Semi-finalists with 2-1 in Round Robin WTA Finals: $ 360,000
ATP Finals: $ 1,086,600 Semi-Finalist with 3-0 in Round Robin WTA Finals: $ 470,000
ATP Finals: $ 1,469,900 Finalist with 1-2 in Round Robin WTA Finals: $ 640,000
ATP Finals: $ 1,773,000 Finalist with 2-1 in Round Robin WTA Finals: $ 750,000
ATP Finals: $ 2,156,000 Finalist with 3-0 in Round Robin WTA Finals: $ 860,000
ATP Finals: $ 2,539,000 Champion with 1-2 Round Robin WTA Finals: $ 1,460,000
ATP Finals: $ 3,973,700 Champion with 2-1 in Round Robin WTA Finals: $ 1,570,000
ATP Finals: $ 4,357,000 Undefeated Champion for All Tournament WTA Finals: $ 1,680,000
ATP Finals: $ 4,740,300