The WTA Elite Trophy is an invitation-only event, the tournament consists of 12 singles players; 11 of the best players who didn't qualify for the WTA Finals, and either the 12th player not qualified for the Finals, or a wild card.
Krejcikova & Keys featuring - Keys already out
Greece's Maria Sakkari has had a consistent year filled with solid results but decided to be an alternate instead at the WTA Finals. Both Madison Keys and Barbora Krejcikova have also produced great performances this season, ensuring their qualification at the tournament.
DRAW 2023 WTA Elite Trophy: Groups confirmed including KEYS, HADDAD MAIA and GARCIA drawn together
The singles event features 12 players in a round-robin stage, split into four groups of three. Each player is facing the other two players in her group, with the winner in each group advancing to the semifinal. The winners of each semifinal will then meet in the championship match.
Pots confirmed for WTA Finals: Elena Rybakina - Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka - Iga Swiatek group clashes off the cards
The tournament offers an impressive $2,419,844 in total prize money, with contestants accumulating more after each victory. Below is the full breakdown.
PRIZE MONEY DISTRIBUTION WTA Elite Trophy
Stage Prize Money
Champion RR + $515,000
Runner-up RR + $155,000
Semifinalist loss RR + $15,000
Round robin win per match 1st win +$50,000 2nd win +$40,000
Round robin first place +$69,500
Round robin second place +$32,000
Participation Fee $46,500