ATP, WTA provide player fund details, ITF to announce additional fund

ATP, WTA provide player fund details, ITF to announce additional fund

The ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slams had already announced that the relief fund would amount to $6 million paid to players.

The ATP and WTA have told players the monetary amounts that lower-ranked pros will receive during the tour hiatus.

According to La Nacion, the ATP has notified players through its official channels, saying that those ranked between No. 101 and 500 in singles will receive $8,650 in two installments, with half that amount for doubles players No. 51-175 in the rankings. Players between 150 and 400 will not get other aid they would have received during competition.

The WTA, according to the Open Court blog, will pay $10,400 in two installments to singles players higher than No. 500 and higher than No. 175 in doubles. It is not apparent whether this will take into account first-round prize money at Indian Wells, which had been given back to players when the event was canceled just before it began.

There are some restrictions based on recent and career earnings.

The WTA Player Council was opposed to using relief funds for players ranked below 500, according to council member Aleksandra Krunic.


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The Serbian, ranked No. 59, told BTU that none of the players on the council were in favor of extending the funds to those lower in the rankings, whose expenses are typically higher than their earnings.

"If the money is from the Grand Slams, it should go firstly to players who play them," Krunic said. "If you have been 500th for a lot of years, you're going to be in the red, you have to expect that. We've all been in that position. It's the responsibility of the players to understand their positions."

WTA players within the specified rankings are eligible to receive fund dollars if they have played more than six WTA events within the previous year, one of them a Grand Slam, and have earned less than the allowed amount of season or career earnings.

"There are players in the Top 500 who will get more from this than they would a regular season," Krunic said.

Krunic is among eight players on the player council, which includes Madison Keys, Gaby Dabrowski, Anastasia Pavyuchenkova, and Kristie Ahn.

In addition, the ITF has announced it will provide funding for some players No. 501-700 in the rankings.

"We are doing everything within our power to ensure that the talented players climbing the ITF pathway receive the support they need," said David Haggerty, the ITF president, in a statement.

The ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slams had already announced that the relief fund would amount to $6 million paid to players.

The suspension of the tours was recently extended and will now stretch for at least five months.