USTA announces 2020 US Open Prize Money

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USTA announces 2020 US Open Prize Money

The USTA has reaffirmed its financial commitment to player relief efforts in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic with its announcement of the total player compensation for the 2020 US Open. 

Players at this year's tournament will be compensated with a total amount of $53.4 million, which represents nearly 95 percent of the record sum that was distributed in 2019. In the men's and women's singles draws, the first-round prize money has increased by 5 percent from 2019 - to $61,000 from $58,000 - while the second- and third-round prize money remains unchanged. In men's and women's doubles, prize money for the rounds of 32, 16, and the quarterfinals also remains unchanged from a year ago. 

In all, the combined singles and doubles purse totals more than $43 million. In addition, the USTA has dedicated a total of $7.6 million towards further monetary assistance for players who have seen their earning opportunities reduced this year as a result of the nearly five-month suspension of international tennis.

Having previously contributed $1 million to the sport's organized Player Relief Program earlier this year, the USTA will provide an additional $6.6 million in grants and subsidies as a result of its decisions to not hold a qualifying tournament, and reduce the doubles draws, at this year's US Open.

These funds will be allocated equally between the WTA and ATP tours, with each organization determining how they will be distributed to players and/or utilized to create other playing and earning opportunities. 

“We’re proud to be able to offer a player compensation package that maintains nearly 95 percent of the prize pool from 2019,” said Mike Dowse, USTA Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Director. “The prize money distribution for the 2020 US Open is the result of close collaboration between the USTA, WTA, and ATP, and represents a commitment to supporting players and their financial well-being during an unprecedented time.”

Round-by-round individual prize money for the US Open is as follows:

Winner: $3,000,000
Runner-Up: $1,500,000
Semifinalist: $800,000
Quarterfinalist: $425,000
Round of 16: $250,000
Round of 32: $163,000
Round of 64: $100,000
Round of 128: $61,000

Doubles (each team):
Winner: $400,000
Runner-Up: $240,000
Semifinalist: $130,000
Quarterfinalist: $91,000
Round of 16: $50,000
Round of 32: $30,000

The 2020 US Open is scheduled to begin on Aug. 31, running through Sept. 13.

Source: US Open.

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