This year's event will be the last WTA 1000 on the calendar and will run between September 30th and October 8th, featuring 60 players in the singles. The draw for the tournament has been released, throwing a plethora of exciting matchups from Day 1.
With a prize money pot of $8,127,389, it is one the largest among the tournaments in this category. We'll get a repeat of the Italian Open first-round match when World No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka takes on Sofia Kenin in one of the popcorn matches to kickstart the tournament.
US Open champion Coco Gauff could have her hands full when she takes on power-hitting Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova. Poland's Iga Swiatek will look to bounce back from the disappointment of losing in the Tokyo quarterfinals. She'll face Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo, and the draw is packed with many exciting matchups.
In terms of prize money, the Beijing champion will take home a paycheck to the tune of $1,324,000, which is a 13% decrease from the 2019 champion Naomi Osaka's earnings. But on the bright side, the reduction is to enable those players who lose early to gain bigger returns from four years ago.
For instance, first-rounders will be awarded $32,325 which is a substantial increase of $8,410 from 2019. Players who win at least one main draw match will make $52,000, again a positive increase from four years ago. Those players who fall in the round of 16 stage will receive $92,500.
Quarterfinalists stand to make a healthy return for their efforts. They'll pocket $185,018. Those who finish the tournament as semifinalists will each receive $402,000, with the runner-up earning in excess of $780,000.
In terms of points, the champion will add a colossal sum of 1,000 points, with the runner-up receiving slightly over half of it, with 650. Points allocation begins as early as the first round. Those who tumble at the first hurdle will receive 10 points. Second-rounders will get 65 points.
Those players who win at least two main draw matches will see a double-digit ranking boost, getting at least 120 points, and the quarterfinalist will each add 215 points in the standings. To see the full prize money breakdown and points distribution for the 2023 China Open, be sure to check it out below.
2023 China Open Beijing WTA Prize Money & Points Overview:
|3rd round||120 points||$92,500|
|2nd round||65 points||$52,000|
|1st round||10 points||$32,325|