There’s More, Much More, Than a Title . . .
This is fascinating. . . US Open prize money in 2015 will surpass $40 million for the first time, at $42.3 million – a 10.5 percent increase over 2014. Men’s and women’s singles champions will receive the largest pay-out in US Open history, $3.3 million, a figure that could increase if they earn US Open bonus prize money based on their results at this summer’s Emirates Airline US Open Series.
In 2014, women’s singles champion Serena Williams took home $4 million, the biggest single payday in tennis history. She earned $3 million as the US Open singles champion and $1 million in bonus prize money as the 2014 Emirates Airline US Open Series women’s champion. The top three finishers in the Series are eligible for bonus prize money, which could increase the 2015 US Open purse to as much as $44.6 million.
For 2015, the singles compensation for each round will increase by at least 10 percent. Doubles prize money will increase by 8.4 percent overall, with the men’s and women’s doubles champions earning $570,000, the most in US Open history. Also, prize money for the US Open Qualifying Tournament has increased to $1.7 million, a 12 percent gain over 2014.
Here is a look at the round-by-round individual prize money for the 2015 US Open:
Round of 16: $213,575
Round of 32: $120,200
Round of 64: $68,600
Round of 128: $39,500
Doubles (each team):
Round of 16: $35,025
Round of 32: $21,700
Round of 64: $14,200
“We continue our commitment to ensure that the US Open offers one of the most lucrative purses in all of sports,” said USTA President and US Open Chairwoman Katrina Adams. “As we have stated, total player compensation at the US Open will reach $50 million by 2017.”