ITF announces record prize money for 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals06/11/2023 14:46
An unprecedented Player Prize Money purse of $9.6 million is on offer at the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals, with a record $2.4 million going to the eventual World Champions
For the second consecutive year, the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals will offer record payments to players, equivalent to the levels of prize money awarded at the 2023 Davis Cup Finals.
Thanks to the partnership and support of title sponsor, Gainbridge, the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals will offer an unprecedented Player Prize Money (PPM) purse of $9.6 million, with this year’s World Champions set to receive a record $2.4 million as part of the ITF’s Advantage All programme to drive value for the women’s game.
This year’s record prize money purse will be broken down as follows:
• The world champions will receive $2,400,000
• The runners-up will receive $1,440,000
• The semi-finalists will receive $960,000
• Group stage teams will receive $480,000
David Haggerty, ITF President, said: “We are proud to announce this news on the eve of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals. Achieving gender parity in our sport is a key part of the ITF’s Advantage All programme, and I am delighted we have been able to offer equivalent prize money with the Davis Cup again this year. We are grateful to our title sponsor Gainbridge for helping to make this possible and for their ongoing support as we continue to build on the recent growth of the women’s World Cup of Tennis.”
Dan Towriss, CEO and President of Group 1001, the parent company of Gainbridge, said: "We are committed to women’s sports and are thrilled to help ensure that the prize money for the Billie Jean King Cup Finals is equivalent to the Davis Cup. I look forward to watching a great competition and handing out the biggest cheque in the event's history to the winning team."
The 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals gets underway at 10:00 CET on Tuesday 7 November at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, and last year’s runners-up Australia will take on Slovenia in the first tie.