Pro Tennis Internet Network

US Open Base Prize Money Tops Record $22.6 Million

New York, U.S.A

Roger Federer© Getty ImagesRoger Federer won a record $2.4million at the 2007 US Open.

The USTA today announced that the 2010 US Open purse will top $22.6 million, an increase of $1 million over last year’s record purse, and the richest purse in tennis history.  In addition to the base purse of $22.6 million, the top three men’s and top three women’s finishers in the Olympus US Open Series may earn up to an additional $2.6 million in bonus prize money at the US Open, providing a potential total payout of $25.2 million. 

Both the men’s and women’s US Open singles champions will earn a record $1.7 million with the ability to earn an additional $1 million in bonus prize money (for a total $2.7 million potential payout) based on their performances in the Olympus US Open Series. 

The Olympus US Open Series Bonus Challenge rewards the top three men’s and top three women’s finishers each year with bonus prize money at the US Open and has resulted in the largest paychecks in tennis history for men (2007 – Roger Federer, $2.4 million) and women (2005 – Kim Clijsters, $2.2 million).

US Open Base Prize Money

The 2010 US Open purse includes a 6.7% increase in men’s and women’s singles prize money over last year's total.  For the 38th consecutive year, the USTA will offer equal prize money to both men and women -- a Grand Slam first and US Open tradition dating back to 1973.  All players also receive per diem payments to help with the cost of accommodations and other expenses.

US Open Bonus Prize Money

The 2010 US Open is the culmination of the Olympus US Open Series, the North American summer season of 10 ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events that begins July 19.  The USTA will offer up to an additional $2.6 million in bonus prize money at the US Open to the top three men’s and top three women’s singles finishers in the Olympus US Open Series. $5.7 million in bonus prize money has been awarded since the Olympus US Open Series began in 2004.

The men’s and women’s winners of the Olympus US Open Series will play for up to $1 million in bonus prize money at the US Open.  In addition, the second-place finishers can earn up to an additional $500,000, while the third-place finishers in the Olympus US Open Series can earn up to an additional $250,000.  The top finishers in the Olympus US Open Series will be determined by the Olympus US Open Series Bonus Challenge -- a point structure based on singles results at each of the 10 Olympus US Open Series tournaments this summer.  Players must earn points in at least two Olympus US Open Series events in order to be eligible for bonus prize money at the US Open.

Facebook Fans

Related Topics:

US Open, New York

Search News

© ATP World Tour

PLATINUM PARTNERS


Get Your ATP
Fan Credential

  • Insider News
  • Daily Results
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Ticket Offers

© Copyright 1994 - 2014 ATP Tour, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any way or by any means (including photocopying, recording or storing it in any medium by electronic means), without the written permission of ATP Tour, Inc.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Enable Mobile

EmailDeliciousDeliciousDiggDiggFacebookFacebookMixxMixxRedditRedditStumbleUponStumbleUpon