US Open 2021 Prize money: Check prize money breakdown for singles and doubles tournaments inside

US Open 2021 Prize money: Check prize money breakdown for singles and doubles tournaments inside
US Open 2021 Prize money: Check prize money breakdown for singles and doubles tournaments inside

US Open 2021 Prize money: Check prize money breakdown for singles and doubles tournaments inside: The 2021 US Open will set a new record in prize money and total player compensation, with the $57.5 million on offer surpassing the previous high from 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The USTA again worked collaboratively with the players and WTA and ATP management to design the prize money allocation. The 2021 US Open Qualifying Tournament will now offer nearly $6 million in prize money, a 66% increase over 2019 (the last time US Open Qualifying was held).

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US Open 2021 Prize money: Check prize money breakdown for singles and doubles tournaments inside

Additionally, the first-round main-draw prize money is now $75,000, a 23% increase over last year. To achieve these numbers, the players and Tour management agreed to decrease the singles champion’s prize from its previous $3 million to $2.5 million. The runner-up prize money also is being reduced accordingly, to $1.25 million. As has been the case since 1973, when the US Open was the first of the four majors to institute the policy, the tournament provides equal prize money for both women and men.

Prize money was increased for each competition within the US Open, including the singles, doubles, mixed doubles and wheelchair competitions.

“Last year was a very difficult year for all of us, and the pandemic had a profound impact on the USTA’s financial health,” said Mike Dowse, USTA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. “Yet we worked—and continue to work—extremely hard to ensure that tennis would continue to thrive for the long-term at every level, and that work led to more than 4 million new and returning players participating in tennis in 2020. Our support of tennis is very broad, and touches every level of the game. The US Open is an unparalleled showcase for all that is so wonderful about our sport, and the players are an integral part of that. We are proud to return our player compensation to pre-pandemic levels.”

In addition to providing more than $130 million in player compensation over the past two years (a total which includes US Open and Western & Southern Open compensation), the USTA also has infused nearly the same amount into the grassroots of the sport. With this commitment to ensuring tennis’ overall, long-term health, the sport saw an overall 22% increase in participation in 2020. Indications are that this momentum, as tracked by equipment sales and early participation reports, is continuing in 2021.

US Open 2021 Prize money: Check prize money breakdown for singles and doubles tournaments inside

“With the US Open’s greatest return—fans on-site and full draws across all competitions—we know that 2021 will be an historic year for this great tournament,” said Stacey Allaster, Chief Executive, Professional Tennis and US Open Tournament Director. “We determined our round-by-round prize money allocations by engaging in an open dialogue with the players and the management of both tours. We applaud their collective leadership in directing the 2021 US Open prize money to benefit the maximum number of players.”

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Singles:
Winner: $2,500,000
Runner-Up: $1,250,000
Semifinalist: $675,000
Quarterfinalist: $425,000
Round of 16: $265,000
Round of 32: $180,000
Round of 64: $115,000
Round of 128: $75,000

Doubles (each team):
Winner: $660,000
Runner-Up: $330,000
Semifinalist: $164,000
Quarterfinalist: $93,000
Round of 16: $54,000
Round of 32: $34,000
Round of 64: $20,000

The 2021 US Open is scheduled for Aug. 30 through Sept. 12, with the US Open Qualifying Tournament, beginning on Aug. 24.

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