The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2013 will take place October 22 to October 27 and is the season-ending event of the WTA season. The Top 8 singles players and Top 4 doubles teams in the Race to Istanbul are invited to compete based on results throughout the 2013 season.


PRIZE MONEY
Total prize money for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2013 is US$6 million, awarded as follows:


Singles (all amounts in USD)
Winner (if undefeated): $2,145,000
Winner (if loses 1 RR match): $2,005,000
Winner (if loses 2 RR matches): $1,865,000
Runner-up (if undefeated in RR): $1,090,000
Runner-up (if wins 2 RR matches): $950,000
Runner-up (if wins 1 RR match): $810,000
Semifinalist (if undefeated in RR): $591,500
Semifinalist (if wins 2 RR matches): $451,500
Semifinalist (if wins 1 RR match): $311,500
Round Robin (if 3-0): $555,000
Round Robin (if 2-1): $415,000
Round Robin (if 1-2): $275,000
Round Robin (if 0-3): $135,000
Round Robin (if 2-0): $390,000
Round Robin (if 1-1): $250,000
Round Robin (if 0-2): $110,000
Round Robin (if 1-0): $230,000
Round Robin (if 0-1): $90,000
* Alternates receive $50,000

Doubles (per team) (all amounts in USD)

Winners: $460,000
Runners-up: $230,000
Semifinalists: $115,000


RANKING POINTS
Winner (if undefeated): 1,500
Winner (if loses 1 RR match): 1,340
Winner (if loses 2 RR matches): 1,180
Runner-up (if undefeated in RR): 1,050
Runner-up (if wins 2 RR matches): 890
Runner-up (if wins 1 RR match): 730
Semifinalist (if undefeated in RR): 690
Semifinalist (if wins 2 RR matches): 530
Semifinalist (if wins 1 RR match): 370
Round Robin (if 3-0): 690
Round Robin (if 2-1): 530
Round Robin (if 1-2): 370
Round Robin (if 0-3): 210
Round Robin (if 2-0): 460
Round Robin (if 1-1): 300
Round Robin (if 0-2): 140
Round Robin (if 1-0): 230
Round Robin (if 0-1): 70


Doubles
Winners: 1,500
Runners-up: 1,050
Semifinalists: 690


FORMAT
The singles event at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which features eight players, begins as a round robin event, with four players in the Red Pool and four in the White Pool. Over the first four days of competition, each player meets the other three players in their pool, with the Top 2 in each pool of four moving on to the semifinals. The first-placed player in one group meets the second-placed player in the other group, and vice versa. The winners of each semifinal meet in the championship match.


ROUND ROBIN TIE-BREAKING METHODS
The final standings of each group shall be determined by the first of the following methods that apply:
1) Greatest number of wins
2) Greatest number of matches played; or
3) Head-to-head results if only two players are tied, or if three players are tied then:
a. If three players each have the same number of wins, a player having played less than all three matches is automatically eliminated and the player advancing to the single elimination competition is the winner of the match-up of the two remaining tied players; or
b. Highest percentage of sets won; or
c. Highest percentage of games won

The doubles event at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, which features four, is a single elimination draw, beginning with the semifinal round.


LOCATION
The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships will be held at the Sinan Erdem in Istanbul, Turkey, through 2013. It will move to the Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore for the 2014-2018 stagings.