NEW YORK – US Open singles winners will earn $2.6 million this year, and total player compensation for a Grand Slam tournament has topped $60 million for the first time.
A large portion of that total is being allocated to the earlier rounds following input from the men’s and women’s tour councils, the US Tennis Association said Thursday. Players will receive $80,000 for the main draw alone and $121,000 for the second round.
In the year In 2019, the year before the coronavirus pandemic, singles winners earned $3.9 million. The player who lost in the first round received $58,000 and the player who lost in the second round received $100,000.
Players will earn $445,000 for reaching the quarterfinals and $705,000 for the semifinals. The runner-up will get $1.3 million.
Double championship teams will earn $688,000.
The $60.1 million total is up from last year’s $57.5 million total, which is more than any other three Grand Slam tournaments paid out this year. The total prize money for the US Open qualifiers now stands at $6.26 million, with $44,000 in prize money for the final round.
Main draw play begins Aug. 29 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.