Garbiñe Muguruza made history… again. lFrom Caracas, to the two Grand Slams she had on her record, she now adds the WTA Finals, which brings together the best players of the season. In this way, Garbiñe becomes the first national ‘teacher’ after beating the Estonian Kontaveit in Guadalajara (Mexico). As for the financial prizes, this year the event distributed a total of 4.4 million euros (one fifth of which went to the doubles category). Muguruza, as the winner of the tournament, pockets a total of 1.38 million euros. The highest amount that a player could take was 1.48 million euros, but it was in the case of doing it undefeated, while Garbiñe fell in her debut in the tournament against Pliskova. At the point level, it adds up to 1,375 (the maximum was 1,500).
The prizes for Muguruza are distributed as follows: €97,000 for participating, €194,000 for his two victories in the Round Robin, €371,000 for his victory in the semi-finals and €724,300 for his success in the grand final. In 2020 the tournament was not held due to the pandemic and, compared to the 2019 edition, the amount of prizes for the eight players is much smaller: the financial rewards for the participants were reduced by up to 64%. In the case of Paula Badosa, for example, He pocketed the participation fee (€110,000), two victories in the Round Robin (€194,000) and a bonus of 26,500 for losing in the semifinals after reaching this round.
By 2022, the WTA Finals are expected to return to Shenzhen (China). She will do it with Garbiñe Muguruza defending the title achieved this year in Guadalajara (Mexico). It was in 2019 in the Chinese city when the largest prize was given to the winner, Ashleigh Barty, who pocketed 3.9 million euros. If she had won it undefeated, it was 4.2. The pandemic also affects the world of tennis, although no one can take this historic joy away from Garbiñe after a triumph that enters the golden letters of Spanish tennis.