2016 US Open Breaks Records with the Richest Purse in Tennis History

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2016 US Open Breaks Records with the Richest Purse in Tennis History

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The prestigious US Open title just got even more coveted, with a historic $46.3 million prize purse in 2016, making it the richest in tennis history. Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will take home an unprecedented $3.5 million, setting a new standard for the sport. This year’s total prize money is up by an impressive $4 million, a 10% increase from 2015.

Doubles champions are also hitting a jackpot, with a substantial 10.5% raise, reaching $625,000, the highest payout in US Open history. Even the US Open Qualifying Tournament sees a 10% boost, now offering $1.9 million in prize money.

According to USTA President and US Open Chairwoman, Katrina Adams, “We are proud that this year’s US Open will offer the richest purse in tennis history. We continue to invest in all aspects of this world-class event to provide the best services and experiences for the players, our fans and all of the US Open partners.”

The 2016 US Open isn’t just about the big bucks; it also features exciting new enhancements across the grounds. The Arthur Ashe Stadium now boasts a completed roof, providing an even more electrifying atmosphere. Additionally, a new Grandstand in the southwest corner and expanded pedestrian walkways in the fully renovated South Plaza enhance the overall experience for players and fans alike.

Here’s a breakdown of the 2016 US Open Prize Money for Singles:

  • Winner: $3,500,000
  • Runner-Up: $1,750,000
  • Semifinalist: $875,000
  • Quarterfinalist: $450,000
  • Round of 16: $235,000
  • Round of 32: $140,000
  • Round of 64: $77,200
  • Round of 128: $43,300

Doubles (each team) can look forward to these impressive winnings:

  • Winners: $625,000
  • Runners-Up: $310,000
  • Semifinalist: $150,000
  • Quarterfinalist: $75,000
  • Round of 16: $40,000
  • Round of 32: $24,500
  • Round of 64: $15,150

Reference

https://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2016-07-12/2016_us_open_to_feature_richest_purse_in_tennis_history.html

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