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US Open singles prize money soars to $3.3 mn; Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, others eye windfall

Thu July 16 2015, 3:56 pm
  • US Open singles prize money

    US Open men's and women's singles champions will receive a record $3.3 million in prize money this year, a 10 per cent boost over last year, the US Tennis Association has announced. This makes for great news for Wimbledon 2015 champs Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, and all others who fancy their chances of laying their hands on the trophy. (Reuters)

  • US Open singles prize money

    1. US Open prize money:

    The richest prizes in the sport will be part of a record $42.3 million total purse, which jumps 10.5 per cent from 2014. Runner-ups will take home $1.6 million each with every player who makes the New York main draws of 128 assured at least $39,500. (Reuters)

  • US Open singles prize money

    2. US Open prize money:

    Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams each won $2.9 million last weekend at Wimbledon while this year's Australian Open winners each made $2.5 million and the French Open champions each took $2 million. (Reuters)

  • US Open singles prize money

    Serena Williams's triple century moved the world number one above Chris Evert into sole ownership of second place in the all-time list, with only Martina Navratilova's Open era record of 306 ahead of her.(Reuters)

  • US Open singles prize money

    4.US Open prize money:

    Players can also boost their take if they earn bonus money based on their results at select warm-up tournaments for the Flushing Meadows showdown that begins August 31, extra funds that could take the total purse to $44.6 million if certain players win the crowns. (Reuters)

  • US Open singles prize money

    5.US Open prize money:

    Last year, defending champion Williams - who owns all four Grand Slam titles for the second time in her career - took $4 million for her US Open title thanks to a $1 million bonus based upon her results in tuneup tournaments.(AP)

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