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.
|STAGES||Mens Singles||Women Singls||Mens Doubles||Women Doubles||Mixed Doubles|