The 2023 Korea Open will run from October 9th to 15th and will staged at the famous Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center.
The entry list for the tournament was released, and it is loaded with world-class talent. USA's No. 2 player Jessica Pegula returns to her mother's city of birth. A title win would be an amazing story, but the World No. 4 faces stiff opposition in the 32-woman field.
Former and current champions in Seoul - Jelena Ostapenko and Ekaterina Alexandrova - are expected to challenge the American's bid. A rejuvenated Sofia Kenin is also a player who could be in the running to contend for the title.
A mix of youth and experience is what this event will offer. Alycia Parks, Diane Parry, Marie Bouzkova, and Katie Boulter will bring flair and energy. While Irina-Camelia Begu, Lesia Tsurenko, and Yanina Wickmayer will bring experience.
This WTA 250-level event has committed a total financial package amounting to $259,303 with 32 players in the singles field all trying to earn a fair share of this prize money total and have their name engraved in the history books as the winner of the 2023 Korea Open.
In terms of prize money, the champion of the 2023 Korea Open will take home the biggest sum of the total prize money amounting to $34,228, while the runner-up will receive $20,226. Those who reach the last four in Seoul will fill their coffers with funds amounting to $11,275, while all four losing quarter-finalists will each receive $6,418.
Players who win at least one main draw match will receive $3,922, and even those who are eliminated in the first round will receive a generous sum of $2,804 for their efforts.
In terms of points, the champion of the 2023 Korea Open will receive 280 points, which will be a significant boost to their WTA ranking this late in the season. The beaten finalist of the tournament will receive 180 points. The semi-finalists will each get three-digit ranking points of 110.
Players who make it to the last eight stage will receive 60 points, while those who lost in the second round have 30 points attached next to their names. First-round losers will receive a single point for their efforts. You can find the full prize money and points breakdown for the 2023 Korea Open in the table below.
2023 Korea Open Seoul WTA Prize Money & Points Overview: