US Open Prize Money: Tennis 2019 US Open

US Open Prize Money 2019

US Open Prize Money

US Open  Prize Money? The US Open started on the last Monday in August, and lasts for two weeks into September, every year. It is the fourth and final tennis major of the grand slam. The other three are the Australian Open, The French Open, and Wimbledon. It has been one of the major tennis tournaments since 1881.  It is held in New York city on a hard outdoors surface. Here we look at the US Open Prize Money.

The US Tennis Association (USTA) announced a 10% increase in the total prize money pool of the US Open in 2017. This took the total prize money to a record $50.8 million for the 2017 tournament. Both men’s and women’s singles champions earn as much as $3.9 million each. This is followed by $1.9 million for singles runners-up. The prize money for the 2019 US Tennis Open Prize Money has not been announced yet. But we take a look at the US Open prize money breakdown for 2019 based on the 2017 tournament.

US Open Prize Money increase

The 10% increase in the total prize money takes the total to a record $50.8 million. The US Open becomes the highest-paying grand slam now after this increase.

Singles competitions get 7.5% increase, followed by 8.5% increase for men’s and women doubles events. The Qualifying event will get a 42.5% increase which will see $3.0 million dollars shared among players eliminated from 3 qualifying rounds.

US Open Prize Money breakdown (Based on 2017 Prize money)

 STAGES Mens SinglesWomen SinglesMens DoublesWomen DoublesMixed DoublesQualifying & Others Events
Winners$3.9m$3.9m$675,000$675,000$175,000$2.7m
Runnerups $1.9m$1.9m$340,000$340,000$90,000$650,000
Semi-Finalists $920,000$920,000$160,000$160,000$45,000
Quarter-Finalists $470,000$470,000$82,000$82,000$22,500
4th Round$253,625$253,625$44,000$44,000$11,750
3rd Round $144,000$144,000$26,500$26,500$5,500
2nd Round $86,000$86,000$16,500$16,500
1st Round $50,000$50,000
TOTAL$20m$20m$3m$3m$500,000 $3.3m

Highest Paying Tennis Event In History – US Open Prize Money

There is an increase in prize money for the 6th year in-a-row. Now, in 2019, that makes the US open the most lucrative tennis tournament in the world. The US Tennis Association announced in 2013 that the tournament will get a yearly increase in prize money to eventually reach $50 million by 2019. The US open is now more lucrative than the Wimbledon Open.

Players participating in the qualifying rounds will get $2.7 million. They will distribute the total prize money pool to the losing players of the qualifying rounds. The losers of the first qualifying rounds will get around $7500 each. Losers in the second round will earn around $15,000 each and the third qualifying rounds dish out $20,000 each.

Comparing the prize money (USD) of each Tennis grand slam tournament

PlacementAustraliaFrenchWimbledonUS Open
Total$42.7 million$48 million$40.79 million$50.8 million
Singles-winners$3.2m$2.70$2.90m$3.9m
Runner-ups$1.60m$1.34m$1.50$1.9m
Semi-finalists Losers$850,000.00$670,000.00$725,750.00$920,000.00
Quarter-finalists losers$450,000.00$450,000.00$362,875.00$470,000.00
4th Round losers$225,000.00$265,000.00$191,598.00$253,625.00
3rd Round losers$112,500.00$155,000.00$116,120.00$144,000.00
2nd Round losers$56,000.00$94,000.00$72,575.00$86,000.00
1st Round losers$30,000.00$47,800.00$43,545.00$50,000.00

US Open Record winners- All-time record holders

US Open Prize Money

Men’s winners of the US Tennis Open- Records

RecordEraPlayer(s)CountYears
Winner of most
men’s singles titles
Before 1968: Richard Sears
Bill Larned
Bill Tilden
71881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1901, 1902, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1929
Open Era: Jimmy Connors
Pete Sampras
Roger Federer
51974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Winner of most consecutive
men’s singles titles
Before 1968: Richard Sears71881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887
Open Era: Roger Federer52004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Winner of most
men’s doubles titles
Before 1968: Richard Sears
Holcombe Ward
61882, 1883, 1884 with James Dwight, 1885 with Joseph Clark, 1886, 1887 with James Dwight
1899, 1900, 1901 with Dwight F. Davis, 1904, 1905, 1906 with Beals Wright
Open Era: Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
52005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
Winner of most consecutive
men’s doubles titles
Before 1968: Richard Sears61882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887
Open Era: Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
21995, 1996
1995, 1996
Winner of most
mixed doubles titles – Men
Before 1968: Bill Tilden
Bill Talbert
41913, 1914, 1922, 1923
1943, 1944, 1945, 1946
Open Era: Bob Bryan42003, 2004, 2006, 2010
Winner of most championships
(total: singles, men’s doubles,
mixed doubles) – Men
Before 1968: Bill Tilden161913–1929 (7 singles, 5 men’s doubles, 4 mixed doubles)
Open Era: Bob Bryan92003–2014 (5 men’s doubles, 4 mixed doubles)

Women’s record winners of the US Tennis Open

Women since 1887
RecordEraPlayerCountYears
Winner of most
women’s singles titles
Before 1968:Molla Bjurstedt Mallory81915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1926
Open Era: Chris Evert
 Serena Williams
61975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982
1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
Winner of most consecutive
women’s singles titles
Before 1968:Molla Bjurstedt Mallory
Helen Jacobs
41915, 1916, 1917, 1918
1932, 1933, 1934, 1935
Open Era: Chris Evert41975, 1976, 1977, 1978

Winner of Most Doubles

    
Winner of most
women’s doubles titles
Before 1968: Margaret Osborne duPont131941 with Sarah Palfrey, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1957 with Louise Brough
Open Era: Martina Navratilova91977 with Betty Stöve, 1978, 1980 with Billie Jean King, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 with Pam Shriver, 1989 with Hana Mandlíková, 1990 with Gigi Fernández
Winner of most consecutive
women’s doubles titles
Before 1968: Margaret Osborne duPont101941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
Open Era: Virginia Ruano Pascual
 Paola Suárez
32002, 2003, 2004
2002, 2003, 2004
Winner of most
mixed doubles titles – Women
All-time: Margaret Osborne duPont
 Margaret Court
81943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1960
1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1972
Before 1968: Margaret Osborne duPont81943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1960
Open Era: Margaret Court
 Billie Jean King
 Martina Navratilova
31969, 1970, 1972
1971, 1973, 1976
1985, 1987, 2006
Winner of most championships
(total: singles, women’s doubles,
mixed doubles) – women
All-time: Margaret Osborne duPont251941–1960 (3 singles, 13 women’s doubles, 9 mixed doubles)
Before 1968: Margaret Osborne duPont251941–1960 (3 singles, 13 women’s doubles, 9 mixed doubles)
Open Era: Martina Navratilova161977–2006 (4 singles, 9 women’s doubles, 3 mixed doubles)

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