WHITE PLAINS, New York This years U.S. Open mens and womens singles champions will each earn a record $3.3 million, up 10 percent from 2014.
The USTA boosted the overall prize pool across the five events to $42.3m – 10.5 per cent up on 2014 – with the singles champions to net $3.3m apiece.
By comparison, singles champions at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon won around $2.5 million, $2 million and $2.9 million, respectively.
The winners’ shares are a 10 percent increase over a year ago. “As we have stated, total player compensation at the USA Open will reach United States dollars 50 million by 2017”.
The men’s and women’s runners-up will receive $1.6 million, and every player who makes it into the singles draw will be paid at least $39,500. The winning doubles teams get $US570,000.
Last year, defending champion Williams – who owns all four Grand Slam titles for the second time in her career – took $4 million for her U.S. Open title thanks to a $1 million bonus based upon her results in tuneup tournaments.
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