NEW YORK (Reuters) – This year’s U.S. Open will turn a initial tennis contest to tip $50 million in esteem income following a 9 percent boost in a sum purse, a United States Tennis Association (USTA) pronounced on Tuesday.
Winners of a men’s and women’s singles titles will any acquire $3.7 million, while runners-up will slot $1.825 million from a $50.4 million sum pot.
The men’s and women’s doubles champion teams will any acquire $675,000, also a top in U.S. Open history.
The subordinate contest for a season’s final grand impact will offer some-more than $2.9 million in esteem money, a 49.2 percent boost from 2016.
“Five years ago, we committed to a players that sum actor remuneration for players would strech $50 million during a U.S. Open, and we are honoring that commitment,” USTA President Katrina Adams pronounced in a statement.
“In further to rare esteem income increases, players also will see a horde of new amenities during this year’s contest including upgrades to actor dining, a some-more inexhaustible dish allowance, upgrades to all actor examination facilities, and additional still room space.
“Our idea is to make each knowledge during a U.S. Open, either for a players, a fans, or a partners, a best, world-class knowledge possible.”
The U.S. Open runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 10 during a Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during Flushing Meadows, New York.
Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Christian Radnedge