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US Open: Singles Champions To Receive Record $3.7m Prize Money

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.”

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

                         Singles:                               
Winner: $3,700,000
Runner-Up: $1,825,000
Semifinalist: $920,000
Quarterfinalist: $470,000
Round of 16: $253,625
Round of 32: $144,000
Round of 64: $86,000
Round of 128:    $50,000

Doubles:
Winner: $675,000
Runner-Up: $340,000
Semifinalist: $160,000
Quarterfinalist: $82,000
Round of 16: $44,000
Round of 32: $26,500
Round of 64: $16,500

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