History is going to be created in the fourth Grand Slam of 2015 as the prize money of US Open winners is increased and players will be awarded more money than any other previous edition of this prestigious tennis competition. This is the first occasion when US Open prize money has cross the 40 million dollars mark and it will be $42.3 million exact amount. The prize money is increased by 10.5 percent that of last year.
US Open 2015 Grand Slam Singles winners (both men’s and women’s) will bag $3.3 million. This amount is never ever given to any winner in the history of US Open. If you are thinking that this will be the final winner amount then you are wrong as if winning players success to earn US Open bonus prize money with their performance at Emirates Airline US Open Series, then the prize money will be increased even more than $3.3 m.
Doubles winners (each team) will get $570, 000 in this year’s US Open Grand Slam beginning from 31st August. This is also the highest paying money ever in the history of US open in doubles titles. 8.4 percent increment is there in Doubles prize money this year. As per the higher authorities of US Open tennis association the total prize money of tournament may cross $50 million by the year 2017.
United States Tennis Association and US Open Chairwoman Katrina Adams said, “We continue our commitment to ensure that the US Open offers one of the most lucrative purses in all of sports. As we have stated, total player compensation at the US Open will reach $50 million by 2017.”
US Open 2015 Money breakdown at each round
|Stages||Men’s Singles||Women’s Singles||Men’s Doubles||Women’s Doubles||Mixed Doubles|
|4th Round (Round of 16)||$213,575||$213,575||$35,025||$35,025||$35,025|
|3rd Round (Round of 32)||$120,200||$120,200||$21,700||$21,700||$21,700|
|2nd Round (Round of 64)||$68,600||$68,600||$14,200||$14,200||$14,200|
|1st Round (Round of 128)||$39,500||$39,500||–||–||–|
Even if player failed to reach at the advance rounds of US Open, they will get some compensate money. The players who knockout from the competition in the first round, still they will earn $39,500 (Only for Singles).