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US Open prize fund rises to record $57m mark

The total purse at the US Open this year will pass the $57m (€51m) mark for the first time in the tennis grand slam’s history, a rise of eight percent from 2018.

The men’s and women’s singles champions will each receive $3.85m, while the men’s and women’s doubles champion teams will get $740,000. Both are the highest payouts in US Open and grand slam history. The total prize pool is up by a third from 2015.

“The US Open prides itself on offering the best tennis players in the world the richest total prize money in our sport,” said Patrick Galbraith, United States Tennis Association chairman of the board and president.

USTA also announced that it will make a payment of $500,000 to both the ATP and WTA tours “in order to assist in providing transition programs for players, including a pension”.

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