2024 WTA prize money leaders: Iga Swiatek miles ahead, Jasmine Paolini and Coco Gauff on the rise

Ewan West
A happy Iga Swiatek
A delighted Iga Swiatek celebrates

Iga Swiatek comfortably leads the way at the top of the WTA prize money earners list for 2024, while Jasmine Paolini and Coco Gauff have both entered the top four. 

There are 19 players who have broken the $1 million barrier this year, while Mirra Andreeva has climbed to 10th on the list.

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WTA top 10 prize money earners in 2024

10) Mirra Andreeva – $1.24m

Andreeva made a strong start to the 2024 campaign by reaching the last eight of the Brisbane International and the fourth round at the Australian Open.

The 17-year-old Russian was a quarter-finalist at the Madrid Open in May, before she earned $695,243 for reaching the Roland Garros semi-finals.

9) Jelena Ostapenko – $1.25m

This year, Jelena Ostapenko has claimed WTA 500 titles in Adelaide in January and Linz in February, while she was also a quarter-finalist at the Italian Open.

The 26-year-old Latvian has earned a healthy portion of her 2024 prize money to date in doubles, having won the Brisbane title and reached the Australian Open final with partner Lyudmyla Kicherok.

8) Maria Sakkari – $1.57m

Maria Sakkari was rewarded with $585,000 for her runner-up effort at the Indian Wells Open in March — her best result of the year to date.

The 28-year-old Greek, who is ranked ninth, was also a quarter-finalist at the Madrid Open in April.

7) Zheng Qinwen – $1.81m

World No 8 Zheng Qinwen collected a $1,166,963 payout for her impressive run to the final of the Australian Open in January.

The 21-year-old Chinese star has also reached the last eight at the Dubai Championships and the Italian Open in 2024.

6) Danielle Collins – $2m

Danielle Collins, who is currently ranked 11th, has been in outstanding form in recent months and won the biggest title of her career at the Miami Open in March — earning her $1,100,000.

The 30-year-old American, who will retire after this season, has also won the Charleston Open WTA 500 event, reached the semi-finals of the Italian Open, and made the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open.

5) Elena Rybakina – $2.29m

World No 4 Elena Rybakina has secured three WTA 500 titles so far in 2024: the Brisbane International; the Abu Dhabi Open; and the Stuttgart Grand Prix

The 24-year-old was a runner-up at WTA 1000 tournaments in Qatar and Miami, with these runs winning her $308,320 and $585,000 respectively. The Kazakh also reached the semi-finals of the Madrid Open and the last eight at Roland Garros.

4) Coco Gauff – $2.59m

World No 2 Coco Gauff started her 2024 season by winning the WTA 250 tournament in Auckland and she then reached the last four of the Australian Open, which earned her $669,735.

The 20-year-old American was also a semi-finalist at WTA 1000 events in Indian Wells and Rome, as well as the French Open, while she made the quarter-finals in Dubai.

In doubles, Gauff secured the Roland Garros title alongside Katerina Siniakova, while she was a runner-up in Rome with partner Erin Routliffe.

3) Jasmine Paolini – $2.8m

Jasmine Paolini, who is the current world No 7, won the second and biggest title of her career at the Dubai Championships in February, claiming $454,500 for her triumph at the WTA 1000 tournament.

The 28-year-old Italian earned a $1,283,525 payday for her runner-up result at the 2024 French Open. Paolini also won the Italian Open doubles title with Sara Errani, before the pair were finalists at Roland Garros.

2) Aryna Sabalenka – $3.71m

Aryna Sabalenka started her 2024 campaign with a runner-up result in Brisbane, before she successfully defended her Australian Open title to collect a winners’ cheque of $2,130,975.

The 26-year-old Belarusian, who is the world No 3, was also a runner-up at the back-to-back clay-court WTA 1000 tournaments in Madrid and Rome in March. Sabalenka then reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals.

1) Iga Swiatek – $6.68m

Iga Swiatek is the prize money leader on the WTA Tour in 2024 courtesy of her amazing haul of four titles from six WTA 1000 events so far, as well as her French Open triumph.

After winning the Qatar Open in February, the Pole earned $1,100,000 for her Indian Wells victory in March. The 22-year-old then secured $1,107,709 for her Madrid Open win and $804,644 for her third Italian Open triumph.

The world No 1 was rewarded with $2,567,051 for claiming her fourth Roland Garros crown and fifth Grand Slam title.

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