The United States Tennis Association today announced that the total purse for the 2014 US Open will increase by $4 million dollars. Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3 million, the largest payout in US Open history.
This brings the total purse for the tournament to a record $38.3 million and an 11.7% increase over the 2013 US Open.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%.
“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.”
Round-by-round individual prize money for the US Open is as follows:
Round of 16: 187,300
Round of 32: 105,090
Round of 64: 60,420
Round of 128: 35,750
Doubles (each team):
Round of 16: 32,165
Round of 32: 20,060
Round of 64: 13,375
The US Open is scheduled to take place between August 25 and September 8.