2014/07/25

US Open Prize Money to Increase by $4 Million Dollars

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US OPEN PRIZE MONEY TO INCREASE BY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS

$38.3 Million US Open Purse Features Record $3 Million

for Each Singles Champion

USTA, White Plains, N.Y., July 9, 2014 – The USTA today announced that the total purse for the 2014 US Open will increase by $4 million dollars bringing the total purse for the tournament to a record $38.3 million and an 11.7% increase over the 2013 US Open. 

Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3 million, the largest payout in US Open history.  Each round of the singles competition will see double digit percentage increases over last year’s record payouts.  Total main draw prize money, which includes both the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competitions, has increased by 12.5% over last year.  Both the men’s and women’s doubles champions will earn $520,000, the highest in US Open history.  The US Open qualifying tournament will now offer more than $1.5 million in prize money ($1,572,000) for the first time, and this represents an 11% increase over 2013.

In the last three years, US Open main draw prize money has increased by 64.6%.

Round-by-round individual prize money for the US Open is as follows:

Singles:                                                               Doubles (each team):

Winner:                   $3,000,000                          Winners:                      $520,000

Runner-Up:               1,450,000                          Runners-Up:                  250,000

Semifinalist:                 730,000                           Semifinalist:                   124,450

Quarterfinalist:             370,250                          Quarterfinalist:                 62,060

Round of 16:                187,300                          Round of 16:                    32,165

Round of 32:                105,090                          Round of 32:                    20,060

Round of 64:                  60,420                          Round of 64:                    13,375

Round of 128:                35,750

“Last year to recognize the importance of the players and the key role they have in building our sport, the USTA shared our vision to reach $50 million in prize money at the US Open by 2017,” said Dave Haggerty, USTA Chairman of the Board and President.  “This year’s prize money increase continues the commitment to make the US Open one of the most lucrative purses in all of sports.”

This year’s US Open is scheduled for August 25 through September 8, with the US Open Qualifying Tournament beginning on August 19.

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