Re: Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champ
As many have already pointed out, the prizemoney allocated depends on the level or tier of the event on each tour. Despite being played at the same time at the same venue, these two tournaments have nothing to do with each other. The women get paid depending on what tier event it is and the same for the men. Memphis is just more important on the mens tour.
As has also been said, in Sydney the women get paid more because it is a tier II event for them and more prestigious than the mens tournament in Sydney.