Prize Money: 11 Women in Top 20

Korean phenomenon An Se Young, winner of seven events this season, leads the overall prize money standings with earnings of US$428,480.

Interestingly, half of the top 10 and 11 of the top 20 prize money earners are women.

World No.1 An’s incredible season has seen her make nine finals on the HSBC BWF World Tour, boosting her earnings well ahead of the second-placed Viktor Axelsen (US$270,195).

The only other player to make over a quarter million US dollars in prize money is Malaysia Open winner Akane Yamaguchi, who has won US$259,190.

Mixed doubles world champions Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, winners of all three Super 1000 events (Malaysia Open, All England and Indonesia Open), are in joint sixth place with US$154,828 each.

The highest earning doubles player is Baek Ha Na, who is in eighth place with US$145,021. Her compatriot Seo Seung Jae has the highest combined earnings from two categories (men’s and mixed doubles), and is 20th overall with US$112,850.

Prize Money Standings (Top 30)

1. An Se Young US$428,480
2. Viktor Axelsen US$270,195
3. Akane Yamaguchi US$259,190
4. Chen Yu Fei US$175,760
5. Li Shi Feng US$162,125
6. Huang Ya Qiong US$154,828
6. Zheng Si Wei US$154,828
8. Baek Ha Na US$145,021
9. Kunlavut Vitidsarn US$138,275
10. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting US$133,960
11. Jia Yi Fan US$131,852
11. Chen Qing Chen US$131,852
13. Kim So Yeong US$130,473
13. Kong Hee Yong US$130,473
15. Yuta Watanabe US$128,412
15. Arisa Higashino US$128,412
17. Lee So Hee US$124,727
18. Fajar Alfian US$120,517
18. Muhammad Rian Ardianto US$120,517
20. Seo Seung Jae US$112,850
21. Huang Dong Ping US$109,227
22. Carolina Marin US$106,570
23. Wang Chang US$102,555
23. Liang Wei Keng US$102,555
25. Tai Tzu Ying US$97,385
26. Kodai Naraoka US$95,600
27. Anders Antonsen US$93,250
28. Feng Yan Zhe US$92,321
29. Jonatan Christie US$87,965
30. Chirag Shetty US$87,166
30. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy US$87,166

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