The 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on the WTA tennis circuit for women players is taking place this week from February 15-21, 2016, on the hard courts at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the women tennis players to win at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for women players is a premier event on the WTA tennis circuit that was begun in 2001. The women are playing in 2016 for total prize money of $2 million. That is down 20.4% from the $2.513 million prize money that was up for grabs here last year.
In both singles and doubles the women are playing one round less this year compared to last year. As you will see below in some rounds the prize money has been increased this year in singles play but in doubles play all prize money has been cut from last year.
All prize money shown below is not cumulative players only earn the amounts shown for the last round they advance to. For the doubles prize money the amounts are per team so divide in half as noted below to get the per player amounts.
- Winner – $465,480
The women’s winner in singles play at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will earn $465,480. That is up 2.1% over the $456,000 that Simona Halep earned when she won this tournament last year.
- Runner-up – $254,124
The women’s runner-up in singles play will earn $254,124 at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. That is up 11.5% over the $227,860 that Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic earned as runner-up here last year in singles.
- Semis – $136,138
The two women who lose in the semis in singles play at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will each earn $136,138. That is up 19.6% over the $113,850 that runners-up Caroline Wozniacki and Garbine Muguruza earned here last year.
- Quarters – $35,723
The four women who lose in the quarters this year will each earn $35,723. That is way down by 31.8% over the $52,430 that Ekaterina Makarova, Flavia Pennetta, Lucie Safarova and Carla Suarez Navarro all earned when they reached the quarters last year. It should be noted that last year’s tournament had one extra round vs this year’s which accounts for some of the big drop in quarters pay.
- Second round – $19,809
Reaching the second round at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is worth $19,809. That is up 49% over the $13,340 that women players like Daniela Hantuchova, Zarina Diyas, Sam Stosur, Belinda Bencic, Sabine Lisicki, Camila Giorgi and Caroline Garcia all earned here last year as second round losers.
- First round – $10,950
Just for playing in the first round at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is worth $10,950 to all the players who lost. That is up 46.5% over the $7,474 that players like Arina Rodionova, Timea Babos, Monica Puig, Elena Vesnina, Annika Beck and Heather Watson earned when they lost here in the first round last year.
Doubles prize money at 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
- Winners – $74,042
The winning women’s doubles team at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will earn $74,042 as a team or $37,021 per player. That is down 43% from the $130,300 that Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic earned when they won the doubles title last year.
- Runners-up – $39,184
The runners-up at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will earn $39,184 as a team or $19,592 per team. That is down 40.6% from the $65,920 that Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro earned when the were runners-up in doubles here last year.
Beyond the runner-up spots we have $20,807 for the two teams who lose in the semis, followed by $10,042 for each team that loses in the quarters and finally $5,223 for each team that loses in the first round in doubles play. As with the singles competition there is one less round this year in doubles play which accounts for some of the drop in money but overall this tournament has lopped off $513,000 in prize money from last year.