US tennis association (USTA) has announced yet another prize money hike for the 2018 US Open tennis championship making it the most lucrative tennis grand slam. 6% increase in 2018 tournament takes total prize money pool to record $53 million compared to $50.4 million offered in 2017 tournament. Both men’s and women’s singles champions will pocket as much as $3.8 million each followed by $1.85 million for singles runners-up. We take a complete look at 2018 US Open tennis prize money breakdown.
US Open 2018 Prize Money Breakdown: With another 6% increase in the total prize money pool taking the total record $53 million, US Open becomes the highest paying grand slam outright. Singles competitions get 6% increase, followed by 5% increase for men’s and women doubles events. The biggest increase however comes for Qualifying event see the biggest increase where $3.2 million dollars distributed among players eliminated from 3 qualifying rounds.
Here is the full breakdown of 2018 US Open Tennis Championship purse which will be awarded in different categories.
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Highest Paying Tennis Event In History ? 2017 will see increase in US Open prize money for the 6th straight year and that makes US open as the most lucrative tennis tournament for players. US Tennis Association had announced back in 2013 that tournament will see yearly increase in prize money to eventually reach $50 million by 2017 and thats exactly how things panned out. Recent increase in Prize money see US open pip Wimbledon (which was hit hard by brexit) as the highest paying grand slam in the world.
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Even the players participating in the qualifying rounds will get handsomely compensated with around $2.7 million distributed to the losing players of qualifying rounds 1,2 and 3. 1st Qualifying round losers will get around $7500 each, while second qualifying round losers will pocket around $15,000 each and the third qualifying rounds getting as much as $20,000 each.