White Plains, N.Y., July 31, 2013 – The USTA today announced the round-by-round prize money distribution for its record $34.3 million purse at the 2013 US Open. Prize money for each round of the singles competitions will increase by at least 37%.
Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $2.6 million, the largest payout in tennis history. The round-by-round breakdown for the men’s and women’s singles competitions is as follows:
Winner: $2.6 million (a 37% increase)
Runner-up: $1.3 million (a 37% increase)
Semifinalist: $650,000 (a 37% increase)
Quarterfinalist: $325,000 (a 37% increase)
Round of 16: $165,000 (a 38% increase)
Round of 32: $93,000 (a 43% increase)
Round of 64: $53,000 (a 43% increase)
Round of 128: $32,000 (a 39% increase)
Prize money for the US Open Qualifying tournament has increased by 37.5%, with a total purse of $1.4 million now available. Prize money for the men’s and women’s doubles competitions has been increased by 12.7% as well.
In March 2013, the USTA announced the overall purse for the 2013 US Open would be $33.6 million, as the base prize money was increased by $8.1 million over the $25.5 million available at the 2012 US Open. However, since that time, the USTA has increased the prize money for the US Open Wheelchair Competition, will re-introduce the Champions Invitational featuring the legends of the game, and will significantly increase the player per diem at the 2013 US Open. These three factors have increased the overall 2013 US Open purse to a record $34.3 million.
This year’s US Open is scheduled for August 26 through September 9, with the US Open Qualifying Tournament beginning on August 20.