Friday, 15 July 2016

US Open Tennis 2016 Prize Money (Singles Winners to get $3.5m)

Us Open tennis championship is all set to become the most lucrative and highest paying tennis grandslam in the world after leapfrogging Wimbledon in total prize money fund. US Open 2016 total Prize Money pool will be $46.3 million with a whooping 10% increase from 2015.

Winners of mens and women singles taking home $3.5 million each. Increase in the prize money was confirmed by US tennis Association.

USTA has announced another 10% increase in total prize money of US Open 2016 taking it to record $46.3 million. Mens and womens singles winner will get $3.5 million each. This increase in prize money will make US open highest paying tennis tournament in the world ahead of Wimbledon where 5% increase in 2016 saw it reach £28.1 million mark.

US Tennis Association also announced that by 2017 the total prize money pool of US open will reach massive $50 million which means other grand slams like Australian Open and French Open will be under pressure to increase their own prize money and now it looks like a wage race between the top 4 grand slams.

Here is the full breakdown of 2016 US Open Tennis Championship purse which will be awarded in different categories. prize money for singles events increased 10% in each round while mens and women doubles also got 8.5% increase for every round.

2016 US Open Tennis Total Prize Money – $46.3 million
STAGES Mens Singles Women Singls Mens Doubles Women Doubles Mixed Doubles
Winners $3.5m $3.5m $625,000 $625,000 $175,000
Runnerups $1.75m $1.75m $300,000 $300,000 90,000
Semi-Finalists $875,000 $875,000 $150,000 $150,000 45,000
Quarter-Finalists $450,000 $450,000 $80,750 $80,750 22,000
4th Round $235,000 $235,000 $40,000 $40,000 11,000
3rd Round $140,000 $140,000 $20,063 $20,063 6,000
2nd Round $77,200 $77,200 $15,375 $15,375
1st Round $43,300 $43,300
TOTAL $16.5m $16.5m $2.5m $2.5m $600,000