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I understand that M stands for the whole amount of participants (it is like "S" for Singles).
Q stands for qualifiers.
D for doubles tournaments.
X stands for mixed tournaments.

What do "32,16,16" (in the Shenzhen tournament) mean?

I have been told that for example in the Shenzhen tournament the qualification board can have 16 female players and only 4 may qualify. It means that each player must win two matches to enter in the competition. But, how do you know that only 4 can qualify? It is not written in the 2018 WTA calendar.

Moreover, how come in the Australian Open the 2018 prize money is not showed?

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(Partial answer)

From WTA 2018 calender:

TFC: Total Financial Commitment is the Tournament’s Investment in the event, including Tour Fees, Bonus Pool contributions and on-site prize money

: Unlisted amounts are TBD for each event based on the Prize Money Formula Rule (Premier 5 Minimum - $2,666,000; Premier 700 Minimum - $776,000)

That means prize money is not decided yet for Australian Open, which will be done through Prize Money Formula Rule (see: WTA 2018 rulebook page 167 for more information).

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