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US Open purse swells to $60 million!

The 2022 US Open will award more than $60 million in total player compensation for the first time in the event’s history.

This is an upgrade on the record-breaking $57.5 million number from 2021.

Each round in every event will will see an increase in the amount of prize money awarded.

Each singles competitor will get $80,000 in the main draw’s first round and $121,000 in the second round.

These figures represent an 85% and 57% increase since 2016, respectively.

The USTA arrived at these numbers after conferring with the WTA and ATP Player Councils.

There was a special focus on increasing winnings for players competing in earlier rounds and not just the semi-finalists or finalists.

The full prize money breakdown for the main draw of singles and doubles is as follows:

Main Draw – Singles

  • Champion         $2,600,000
  • Runner-Up        $1,300,000
  • Semifinalist       $705,000
  • Quarterfinalist   $445,000
  • Round of 16      $278,000
  • Round of 32      $188,000
  • Round of 64      $121,000
  • Round of 128    $80,000

Main Draw – Doubles (each team)

  • Champion         $688,000
  • Runner-Up        $344,000
  • Semifinalist       $172,000
  • Quarterfinalist   $97,500
  • Round of 16      $56,400
  • Round of 32      $35,800
  • Round of 64      $21,300

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