This year’s US Open will see men’s and women’s singles champions earn a record $3.7m each, making the tournament the first tennis competition to top $50m in prize money.
The record breaking purse for the 2017 US Open will be $50.4m, an increase of about 9% from the previous year, the U.S. Tennis Association announced.
USTA President, Katrina Adams said: “Five years ago, we committed to the players that total player compensation for players would reach $50 million at the US Open, and we are honoring that commitment.”
#USOpen By the Numbers: 50,000,000. Take a look at the record-breaking 2017 purse & past tournament prize money. https://t.co/dvAZ3jBV3u pic.twitter.com/cqTkK5DK68
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) July 18, 2017
Runners-up will also receive $1.825m each, while men’s and women’s doubles champions will earn $675,000, with players who crash out in the singles 1st round pocketing $50,000.
“Our goal is to make every experience at the US Open, whether for the players, our fans, or our partners, the best, world-class experience possible.” she concluded.
The US Open starts on August 28 to September 10, 2017, at Flushing Meadows in New York.
At A Glance – 2017 US Open Prize Money
Round of 16: $253,625
Round of 32: $144,000
Round of 64: $86,000
Round of 128: $50,000
Round of 16: $44,000
Round of 32: $26,500
Round of 64: $16,500