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US Open

Largest purse in tournament history

22 Jul, 2014

The US Open now has the highest purse in any of the four tennis grand slams. This year the winner will receive three million dollars up from last years 2.6 million. The runner up will recieve $1.45 million, up from 1.3 million.

The total prize money awarded will be $38.3 million, an 11.7 percent increase over a year ago and a nearly 65 percent increase over three years ago. The total main draw prize money – which includes the men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles – has increased by 12.5 percent from 2013. USTA President and US Open Chairman Dave Haggerty:

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. This year’s prize money increase continues the commitment to make the US Open one of the most lucrative purses in all of sports.