US Open prize money reaches $42.3M

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA today announced that the total purse for the 2015 US Open will increase by $4 million dollars, bringing the total purse for the tournament to a record $42.3 million and a 10.5 percent increase over the 2014 US Open.

Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3.3 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, with the minimum increase of 10 percent for the champions and up to a 14.4 percent increase in the round of 32. Both the men’s and women’s doubles champions will earn $570,000, the highest in US Open history, and overall doubles prize money has been increased by 8.4 percent. The US Open Qualifying Tournament will now offer more than $1.7 million in prize money, a 12 percent increase over 2014.

In the last three years, US Open main draw prize money has increased by 67 percent. Round-by-round individual prize money for the US Open is as follows:

Singles Doubles (each team)
Winner $3,300,000 Winners $570,000
Runner-Up 1,600,000 Runners-Up 275,000
Semifinalist 805,000 Semifinalist 133,150
Quarterfinalist 410,975 Quarterfinalist 67,675
Round of 16 213,575 Round of 16 35,025
Round of 32 120,200 Round of 32 21,700
Round of 64 68,600 Round of 64 14,200
Round of 128 39,500

“We continue our commitment to ensure that the US Open offers one of the most lucrative purses in all of sports,” said USTA Chairman of the Board and President Katrina Adams. “As we have stated, total player compensation at the US Open will reach $50 million by 2017.”

This year’s US Open is scheduled for August 31 through September 13, with the US Open Qualifying Tournament beginning on August 25.


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