The last Grand Slam of the year – US Open is almost upon us. The players are making their last-minute preparations before the ball is set to roll on August 29. Qualifiers begin on August 23.

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Emma Raducanu is all smiles after winning the US Open in 2021

The USTA announced on Thursday that the prize money for men and women at the US Open will top more than $60 million for the first time.

The qualifying event and initial rounds will also have an increased sum as prize money which resulted from fruitful discussions with the ATP and WTA Player Councils.

If a player loses in the first round of the main draw, he will earn $80,000. This is an increase of 85 percent since 2016. The qualifying event will award prize money of $6.26 million which is up by 223 percent from 2016. Competitors in the final-round qualifiers will earn $44,000.

The men’s and women’s singles champions will be rewarded with whopping prize money of $2,600,000 while the runner-up will receive $1,300,000.

Champion$2,600,000
Runner-up$1,300,000
Semi-finalist$705,000
Quarter-finalist$445,000
Fourth Round$278,000
Third Round$188,000
Second Round$121,000
First Round$80,000

Prize Money for doubles

The champion team in doubles competitions will receive a total amount of $688,000. The finalist team will get half the amount – $344,000.

Champion$688,000
Finalists$344,000
Semi-finalists$172,000
Quarter-finalists$97,500
Third Round$56,400
Second Round$35,800
First Round$21,300
The prize money will be given to the team

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