The US Open prize money is one of the highest in the world and in 2019, there will again be high amounts paid out to the female and male tennis players during the US Open Tennis Championship.
The US Open
The US Open Tennis Championship always takes place at the end of August and the beginning of September for two weeks. It is the last Grand Slam tournament of the year. The surface on which the tennis players play is hard court, the matches are being played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, United States of America. The most important tennis matches are played in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. This accommodation is the largest tennis stadium in the world with a capacity of 22,500 spectators. The US Open is organized by the United States Tennis Association.
2019 US Open Tennis Championship
On Monday 26th August 2019, the 139th edition of the US Open will start. The last match of the 2019 edition is the men’s final, which will be played on Sunday 8th September. Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are defending this year their 2018 US Open titles.
US Open Prize Money 2019
The US Open Tennis Championship will pay out a total of $57 million US dollars in prize money. The break down of the US Open Prize Money for 2019 is:
Singles (female and male players)
Winner US Open 2019: $3,850,000
Round of 16: $280,000
Round of 32: $163,000
Round of 64: $100,000
Round of 128: $58,000
Doubles (male doubles, female doubles and mixed doubles):
Round of 16: $50,000
Round of 32: $30,000
Round of 64: $17,000
Equalization the prize money for men and women
The US Open Tennis Championship was the first grand slam tournament to equate the prize money for men and women. This happened in 1973. The Australian Open did the same almost 27 years later, Roland Garros equalized the prize money for male and female tennis players in 2006, after which Wimbledon followed the example of the other three grand slam tournaments in 2007.
These decisions were and still are not without discussion, since female players play according to the best of three principle (two sets won), while male tennis players play according to the best of five principle, where three sets have to be won. Opponents of the equalization of the prize money for men and women believe that men work harder for the money during a tennis tournament.