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2017 US Open prize money to top $50 Million

September 10, 2016 - 2016 US Open Women's Singles Champion Angelique Kerber during the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

To become a US Open champion is an impressive feat. In 2017, it will also yield an impressive payout.

The total prize money for the 2017 US Open will be $50.4 million, making it the richest purse in tennis history, with a record $3.7 million going to the men’s and women’s champions. The total purse has increased about $4 million from a year ago, or roughly 9 percent.

With this increase, the US Open becomes the first tennis tournament in history with the total prize-money compensation topping $50 million.

“Five years ago, we committed to the players that total player compensation for players would reach $50 million at the US Open, and we are honoring that commitment.” said USTA President Katrina Adams.

The singles competition has seen an increase of 7.5 percent per round from last year, and the overall doubles prize money is increasing by 8.6 percent, with the men’s and women’s double champions taking home $675,000, which is the highest in US Open history.

The US Open Qualifying Tournament has also seen a notable bump, increasing an unprecedented 49.2 percent, with total prizing now totaling more than $2.9 million dollars.

Besides the boost in prize money, the US Open players will also have a new host of amenities to look forward to, including upgrades to Player Dining, a more generous meal allowance, upgrades to all player workout facilities and additional quiet room space.

2017 US Open Prize Money

Winner: $3,700,000            
Runner-Up: $1,825,000            
Semifinalist: $920,000            
Quarterfinalist: $470,000            
Round of 16: $253,625            
Round of 32: $144,000            
Round of 64: $86,000            
Round of 128:    $50,000

Winner: $675,000
Runner-Up: $340,000
Semifinalist: $160,000
Quarterfinalist: $82,000
Round of 16: $44,000
Round of 32: $26,500
Round of 64: $16,500