WTA Elite Trophy

The WTA Elite Trophy is a year end women’s tennis tournament for players who have just missed out on qualifying for the WTA Finals.

The tournament was first played in 2015, with Venus Williams winning the singles event and Liang Chen and Wang Yafan winning the doubles.

From 2015 to 2019, the tournament was held in Zhuhai, China, with no tournament being held in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

WTA Elite Trophy

WTA Elite Trophy 2023

Location:Zhuhai, China
Court Surface:Outdoor Hard Courts
Draw Size:Singles: 12, Doubles: 6
Prize Money:$2,400,000


The 2023 edition of the WTA’s Elite Trophy was held from Tuesday, the 24th to Sunday, the 28th of October 2023.

The 2023 tournament was held in the same week as the Swiss Indoors in Basel and the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.


In the singles, the 12 players were split into four groups of three, with each player playing the other two players in their group once.

The winner of each group qualified for the semifinals, with the winner of each semifinal meeting in the final.

Group matches were played over four days (Tuesday-Friday), with the semifinals being held on Saturday and the final on Sunday.

In the doubles, the six teams were split into two groups of three, with the winner of each group meeting in the final.


The following players/teams qualified for the 2023 tournament in Zhuhai.


  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Caroline Garica
  • Daria Kasatkina
  • Jelena Ostapenko
  • Liudmila Samsonova
  • Madison Keys
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Zheng Qinwen
  • Magda Linette
  • Zhu Lin
  • Donna Vekić


  • Beatriz Haddad Maia and Veronika Kudermetova
  • Aldila Sutjiadi and Miyu Kato
  • Oksana Kalashnikova and Yana Sizikova
  • Lyudmyla Kichenok and Ulrikke Eikeri
  • Wang Xiyu and Xu Yifan
  • Jiang Xinyu and Tang Qianhui

Prize Money and Points

The total prize money fund for the 2023 WTA Elite Trophy was approximately $2,400,000 with the below amounts being paid out to singles players.

In terms of ranking points, singles players had the opportunity to win up to 700 WTA points if were undefeated throughout the tournament.


A singles player won between $50,000 and $220,000 in the group stage depending on their results, with a losing semifinalist winning an additional $17,000.

The winner of the singles in 2023 won an additional $550,000 ($365,000 + $165,000), while the losing finalist received an additional $165,000.

An undefeated champion received a total of $770,000 in winnings ($220,000 + $550,000).

Below is a full breakdown of the prize money and points earned by singles players in 2023.

PlayerPrize MoneyPoints
Beatriz Haddad Maia$770,000700
Qinwen Zheng$385,000440
Daria Kasatkina$237,000240
Zhu Lin$194,00080
Barbora Krejcikova$137,750160
Jelena Ostapenko$137,750160
Caroline Garica$137,750160
Liudmila Samsonova$127,750160
Veronika Kudermetova$103,000160
Magda Linette$50,00080
Madison Keys$50,00080
Donna Vekić$50,00080


Doubles teams received a participation fee of $20,000, with an additional $6,000 being earned for each group stage win.

The winning doubles team received an additional $23,000, with the losing finalists receiving an additional $12,000.

An undefeated doubles team received a total of $55,000 in winnings ($20,000 + $6,000 x 2 + $23,000).

Below are the payouts for the doubles teams in 2023.

Beatriz Haddad Maia and Veronika Kudermetova$55,000
Aldila Sutjiadi and Miyu Kato$44,000
Lyudmyla Kichenok and Ulrikke Eikeri$20,000
Oksana Kalashnikova and Yana Sizikova$20,000
Wang Xiyu and Xu Yifan$20,000
Jiang Xinyu and Tang Qianhui$20,000

Past Winners and Runners Up


Beatriz Haddad Maia is the current singles champion after she defeated Zheng Qinwen 7-6, 7-6 in the 2023 singles final (see match highlights below).

Below is a full list of past winners and runners-up from 2015 to 2023.

2023Beatriz Haddad MaiaZheng Qinwen7-6, 7-6
2019Aryna SabalenkaKiki Bertens6–4, 6–2
2018Ashleigh BartyWang Qiang6–3, 6–4
2017Julia GorgesCoCo Vandeweghe7–5, 6–1
2016Petra KvitováElina Svitolina6–4, 6–2
2015Venus WilliamsKarolína Plíšková7–5, 7–6


The current doubles champions are Beatriz Haddad Maia and Veronika Kudermetova, who defeated Miyu Kato and Aldila Sutjiadi 6–3, 6–3 in the 2023 doubles final

2023Beatriz Haddad Maia and Veronika KudermetovaMiyu Kato and Aldila Sutjiadi6–3, 6–3
2019Lyudmyla Kichenok and Andreja KlepacDuan Yingying and Yang Zhaoxuan6–3, 6–3
2018Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia KichenokShuko Aoyama and Lidziya Marozava6–4, 3–6, 10–7
2017Duan Yingying and Han XinyunLu Jingjing and Zhang Shuai6–2, 6–1
2016İpek Soylu and Xu YifanYang Zhaoxuan and You Xiaodi6–4, 3–6, 10–7
2015Liang Chen and Wang YafanAnabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja6–4, 6–3