China Open 2023 Prize money: All you need to know about how much is at stake in Beijing

China Open 2023 Prize Money
China Open 2023 Prize Money

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Here’s everything you should know about the prize money on offer at the 2023 China Open

The 2023 China Open tennis tournament is taking place on outdoor hard courts. This marks the 22nd edition for the men and the 24th for the women. In terms of its status, it is classified as an ATP 500 event on the 2023 ATP Tour and as a WTA 1000 event on the 2023 WTA Tour.

Both the men’s and women’s competitions are scheduled to occur at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, with the men’s event running from September 28 to October 4 and the women’s event from September 30 to October 8. Notably, this tournament is the first edition since 2019, as previous editions were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in China and concerns stemming from the disappearance of Peng Shuai.

Beijing Open
Beijing Open 2023 (Twitter)

Facts About China Open

Official NameChina Open
LocationBeijing, China
VenueNational Tennis Center
SurfaceHard (Outdoor)
Tournament CategoryATP Tour 500 (Men’s) and WTA 1000 (Women’s)
DatesTypically held in September/October
Prize Money$3.6 Million
Prominent Past Winners (Men’s)Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray
Prominent Past Winners (Women’s)Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Caroline Wozniacki
Notable Features– Part of the ATP and WTA Tours
– One of the premier tennis events in Asia
– Attracts top-ranked players from around the world
– Known for its state-of-the-art facilities
Historical Significance– Has played a role in promoting tennis in China
– Offers valuable ranking points for players
Official WebsiteChina Open Official Website

Taking place at the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center, the China Open stands as a prominent tournament in Asia and holds a spot on the ATP 500 and WTA 1000 calendars. The central showdown unfolds on the Diamond Court, a stadium with a seating capacity of 15,000. This court boasts a retractable roof to contend with changing weather conditions, and it offers advanced air-cooling technology to provide comfort for both players and spectators, allowing them to escape the heat and pollution of Beijing.

China Open 2023 – Prize Money

After a hiatus since 2019, the 2023 China Open has returned, featuring a total prize money pool of $3,633,875 for the men’s competition, which marks a 3.38% increase compared to four years ago.

The ATP champion in Beijing will be awarded a prize of $679,550, representing a slight decrease of -7.4% compared to what Dominic Thiem won in 2019. The runner-up will receive $365,640, showing a modest 0.3% rise from four years ago. Notably, there are more substantial increases in prize money in the earlier rounds, with losers in the first round of qualifying now receiving $8,150, a significant 58.6% increase from the 2019 amount.

Tennis Prize money

On the women’s side of the tournament, the WTA 1000 event boasts a total prize money pool of $8,127,389, which represents a slight decrease of -1.91% compared to the 2019 edition. The WTA champion will earn $1,324,000, marking a -13.08% reduction from what Naomi Osaka received when she won the title four years ago. However, it’s worth noting that some of the earlier rounds have seen substantial double-digit percentage increases. For instance, players exiting in the first round can anticipate a 35.17% boost from 2019, with a prize purse of $32,325.

Let us take a look at the complete breakdown of prize money in the table below:

ATP Singles

2023Prize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPPrize Money € EUR% Change vs 2019
Runner Up$365,640€342,623£298,7010.3%
Round 2$53,145€49,800£43,41610.0%
Round 1$28,345€26,561£23,1566.0%

WTA Singles

2023Prize Money $ USDPrize Money £ GBPPrize Money € EUR% Change vs 2019
Round 3$92,500£75,898€87,4747.58%
Round 2$52,000£42,667€49,17524.92%
Round 1$32,325£26,523€30,56935.17%

Who are the top players competing at the 2023 China Open?

Naomi Osaka, the winner of the most recent edition of the WTA 1000 event in 2019, will not be participating this year due to her maternity leave. In the history of the China Open, Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska, and Caroline Wozniacki have proven to be the most successful women, each holding two titles. Additionally, players like Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Garcia, and Garbine Muguruza have also claimed victory in the tournament.

Aryna Sabalenka (Instagram)

Aryna Sabalenka, the top seed at the China Open, is considered a strong favorite for victory. She’s determined to secure the WTA 1000 event title after her loss in the US Open final. Seeded second, Iga Swiatek is another contender for the title. However, her recent performance hasn’t quite met her high standards, as she exited in the fourth round of the US Open and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Coco Gauff, the third seed, is certainly in the mix as a title contender, especially after her recent achievement of winning her first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open. Other players to watch out for in Beijing include Jessica Pegula, Elena Rybakina, Maria Sakkari, and Marketa Vondrousova, all of whom have the capability to challenge for the championship.

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