WTA top 10 prize-money earners in 2022: Iga Swiatek well clear as Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula also feature

Iga Swiatek wins 2022 French Open

Iga Swiatek enjoyed a stellar season on the WTA Tour this year in terms of results so it is no surprise that the Pole tops the WTA top 10 prize-money earners in 2022.

The world No 1 won the French Open and US Open to take her Grand Slam tally to three while she also lifted four WTA 1000 and two WTA 500 trophies and with big trophies come back winners’ cheques.

Swiatek laughed all the way to the bank as she won more than $9m in prize money this year.

WTA top 10 prize-money earners in 2022

10. Simona Halep (Romania) – $2,253,197 (Singles: $2,240,117, Doubles: $13,080)

Two-time Grand Slam winner Halep played in only 15 tournaments this year due to injury and illness and her biggest paydays came when she reached the semi-final of Wimbledon ($643,000), won the Canadian Open ($439,700) and reached the semi-final of the Indian Wells Open ($343,985).

9. Ashleigh Barty (Australia) – $2,289,320 (Singles: $2,271,220, Doubles: $18,100)

It is impressive that the Australian makes the list as she played only two events this year, but she won both of those. Her first title came at the Adelaide International and she picked up a cheque of $108,000.

She then won the Australian Open and added A$2,875,000 (about $1,921,200) to her bank account while she also won the $18,100 from doubles in Adelaide.

Ashleigh Barty celebrates with the Australian Open trophy

8. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) – $2,461,320 (Singles: $2,431,495. Doubles: $29,825)

Sabalenka didn’t win any tournaments in 2022, but she did earn $750,000 for finishing runner-up at the WTA Finals while she also reached the semi-final of the US Open and walked away with $705,000.

The Belarusian’s other big earnings came from finishing runner-up at the Stuttgart Open and Rosmalen Open, and reaching the semi-finals of the Italian Open and Cincinnati Open.

7. Maria Sakkari (Greece) – $2,481,419 (Singles: $2,464,204, Doubles: $17,215)

The Greek is another player who didn’t win any WTA titles this year, but she finished runner-up at two WTA 1000 events (Indian Wells Open and Guadalajara Open) and was also a finalist at the St. Petersburg Trophy and Emilia-Romagna Open.

Sakkari also reached the semi-final of the WTA Finals and Qatar Open.

6. Coco Gauff (United States) – $3,051,953 (Singles: $2,541,338, Doubles: $490,618, Mixed doubles: $19,997)

Teenager Gauff reached only one singles final this year, but it was a big one as she finished runner-up to Swiatek at the French Open and earned €1,100,000 (roughly $1,142,000) while she also reached the quarter-final of the US Open and three WTA 1000 events.

On the doubles front the American won WTA 1000 Qatar Open and Canadian Open alongside Jessica Pegula while they also finished runner-up at the French Open.

5. Jessica Pegula (United States) – $3,611,716 (Singles: $3,165,252, Doubles: $434,293, Mixed doubles: $12,171)

The American picked up $412,000 for winning the inaugural Guadalajara Open while she also finished runner-up at the Madrid Open and reached the semi-final in Miami and Canada, and three Grand Slam quarter-finals.

The 28-year-old also shared doubles pay packets with Gauff for winning the Qatar Open and Canadian Open and finishing runner-up at Roland Garros while she also won two WTA 250 events with Asia Muhammad and Erin Routliffe respectively.

4. Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) – $3,613,440 (Singles: $3,570,968, Doubles: $42,472)

Rybakina became the first player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam when she lifted the Venus Rosewater Dish after defeating Ons Jabeur in the Wimbledon final. Along with the trophy came a cheque of £2,000,000 ($2,4m).

The 23-year-old’s other impressive performances came at the Adelaide International and Slovenia Open as she finished runner-up.

3. Caroline Garcia (France) – $3,729,317 (Singles: $3,353,354, Doubles: $375,963)

The Frenchwoman struggled during the first half of the 2022 season and she admitted she had doubts over her playing future, but she started finding form at Roland Garros as she won the women’s doubles alongside compatriot Kristina Mladenovic.

And she took it up a notch at the grass-court season as she won the Bad Homburg Open before winning the Poland Open and Cincinatti Masters.

She also reached the semi-final of the US Open where she walked away with a $705,000 cheque, but her biggest payday came at the WTA Finals at Fort Worth as she collected $1.57 million.

2. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)- $4,977,069 (Singles: $4,976,594, Doubles: $20,475)

It has been another record-breaking season for the Tunisian as she became the first Arab and woman from Africa to win a WTA 1000 event when she lifted the Madrid Open trophy ($1,08m) while she also won the WTA 500 German Open.

At Wimbledon she added $1,26m to her back account after finishing runner-up while at the US Open she collected another $1,3m after being beaten by Swiatek.

US Open finalists Ons Jabeur and Iga Swiatek

1. Iga Swiatek (Poland) – $9,875,525 (Singles: $9,875,525)

The world No 1 enjoyed the best season on the WTA Tour in terms of prize money since the 2019 campaign when Barty earned $11,307,587. In case you were wondering, Serena Williams’ $12,385,572 earnings in 2013 still tops the list.

Swiatek earned $2,6m after winning the US Open and at Roland Garros she collected $2,36m. Her titles at the Indian Wells Open and Miami Open came with cheques in excess of $1.2m while her bank balance also grew after she won the Qatar Open, Stuttgart Open, Italian Open and the San Diego Open.

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