The 2013 Wimbledon women’s singles event provides a great opportunity for players to achieve three of the top handful of most coveted goals in women’s tennis: winning a Grand Slam title, earning more ranking points towards qualifying for the year-end WTA Championships and achieving a career-high ranking.
The four Grand Slam tournaments offer the highest number of points possible of all tournaments throughout the year with 2,000 points for the winner.
The quantity of points allocated to the players in the women’s draw are all different to what the male players receive for reaching the same round of the same tournament. The only exception is for the two winners.
Every other woman in the main draw will receive more points than her male counterpart except for the first round losers. OnCourt Advantage details the women’s points and a comparison to the men’s points, which is the tally in brackets after the women’s points per round below.
Pictured above is current World No.7 Angelique KERBER playing this forehand ground stroke at Eastbourne last year where she made the final before. The 25-year-old left-handed German went on to achieve by far her career-best Wimbledon result in competing the semi finals against the No.3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
This is how the WTA ranking points are awarded for the 2013 women’s singles draw:
- The winner earns 2,000 points;
- The runner-up earns 1,400 points (1200);
- The two semi finalists earn 900 points (720);
- The four quarter finalists earn 500 points (360);
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 280 points (180);
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 160 points (90);
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 100 points (45); and
- The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 5 points (10).
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round. Further details about each of the different scenarios for points allocation to 1st round losers will be covered in Wimbledon 2013 Women’s Singles Draw: Qualifying once that post is completed.
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