The 2019 WTA tennis season was both interesting and exciting. Some tennis players experienced significant breakthroughs, while others have to wait until 2020 to achieve some of their targets. But all in all, the season had a lot of titles and prize money to be won. Below is a demystification of some of the top prize money leaders and the amount they collected this season.
Ashleigh Barty leads the top prize money leaders in the women’s category after collecting at least $11,307,587 both in singles and doubles tournaments. The current world number, according to the WTA rankings, won his first Paris Glad Slam after winning the Miami Open. Besides, she also clinched the WTA Finals title in Shenzhen. The victory saw her make a total of $4.42 million as prize money.
The Australian is one of the favorites to win the upcoming Australian Open early next year. According to the bet365 betting site, Ashleigh Barty has an odd of 9.00 to win outright the tournament.
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At number two is Simona Halep, the 2019 Wimbledon champion. She managed to make a cool $6,962,442 from all the WTA tours. Besides, she also made it to the Paris major semifinals, Qatar and Madrid finals. It is fair enough to suggest that she had a fantastic season considering the title won and the money earned.
Simona Halep also has a substantial chance of clinching the Australian Open title. Bet365 has given her an odd of 11.00 to win the tournament. It is up to her to go forth and be victorious.
Naomi Osaka is considered to be one of the sweetest and kindest tennis players in the women category. The Japanese come third in the top prize money leaders in the WTA circuit, having earned $6,788,282. She won the Australian Open, before hitting an extreme low in terms of performance. However, she recovered in time to win a title in Beijing.
It was her kind heart that captured the attention of many tennis fans. During the US Open third round stage, she invited the teary Coco Gauff to address the present fans in a post-match address.
Naomi has been given an odd of 11.00 by bet365 to win the Australian Open in 2020.
The Canadian teenager has been nothing short of exemplary this season. Andreescu won the Indian Wells, Toronto, and US Open titles. She became the first Canadian to win a grand slam title and be ranked among the top 5. The exceptional performance saw her make up to $6,504,150 in terms of prize money.
The 19-year-old is tipped to perform well in the upcoming Australian Open. Bet365 has given her an odd of 8.00 to win the tournament. This is an indication that Andreescu can kickstart her 2020 season on a high by even clinching the Australian Open title.
Serena Williams attempt to make it 24 Grand Slam titles hit a brick wall. She lost the Toronto and US Open finals to Bianca Andreescu. Despite the losses, she still managed to collect a total of $4,310,515. The prize money took her all-time WTA Tour tally to $92,543,816.
Despite not winning titles in 2019, Serena Williams might get back to winning ways during the Australian Open. According to Bet365, she has an odd of 6.50 to win the tournament.
Ashleigh Barty’s ranking and performance in 2019
Now ranked no.1, Barty played her last match on the 3rd of November when she overcame Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-3 in the final in Shenzhen to win her 7th career title.
This year Barty has a 52-12 win-loss record. Barty clinched 4 titles in 2019 in Miami, at the French Open, in Birmingham and in Shenzhen. Barty was the finalist in Sydney and in Beijing.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.5, Andreescu played her last match on the 30th of October when she was defeated by Karolina Pliskova 6-3 ret. in the R in Shenzhen.
This year Andreescu has a 46-7 win-loss record. The Canadian clinched 4 titles in 2019 in the Newport Beach, in Indian Wells, in Toronto and at the U.S. Open. Andreescu was the finalist in Auckland.
Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Vanessa Andreescu have never played each other.