The stars of women's tennis will make a second pitstop on the African continent for the second edition of the Tunisia Open which will run from October 16th to 22nd in the coastal city of Monastir.
The Tunisia Open, while being a freshly minted event in the calendar, ensures that all players are rewarded generously for their efforts. The tournament has committed a financial pool in excess of $259,303, which is slightly over $7,500 from last year's prize money pouch.
This increase will be reflected across all rounds, meaning that players will make a few extra bucks just 12 months from last year's edition. The event will be played on outdoor hard courts, featuring 32 singles players. Inaugural champion Elise Mertens will return to defend her crown.
French player Alize Cornet was the beaten finalist last year. She has committed to play the event in its second staging. Half of the playing field is ranked inside the world's Top 100 which shows the high level of competency between the participants and we could be getting some exciting matchups.
Seasoned campaigners cannot be ruled out from making an imprint. These are Tatjana Maria and Lesia Tsurenko, and there will be a buzz to see the extent of Peyton Stearns' progress after reaching a WTA final earlier this season.
The 32 players will vie for prize money and points during the week in Tunisia. The champion will earn a sizable chunk of the total prize money of $259,303 which represents a 3% increase from last year's purse. The winner will take home a trophy, a paycheck of $34,228, and 280 points.
On the other hand, the beaten finalist will still collect a runner-up trophy and receive $20,226 in addition to 180 points. Losing the semfinal will fill the coffers in cash amounting to $11,275 along with 110 points.
Quarterfinalists get $6,417 and 60 points. Winning a match in Monastir guarantees players a cash prize worth $4,220 and 30 ranking points, while those who fail to win a single main draw match altogether will still fill their pockets with bank notes to the tune of $2,930. You can find the prize money details and points distribution of the 2023 Tunisia Open below.
2023 Tunisia Open Monastir WTA Prize Money & Points Overview: