The US Open is the last Grand Slam event of the 2022 tennis season, and it will also be the most lucrative of the four major tournaments on the tour.
The US Open is set to award its biggest prize pool in tournament history. It breaks a previously set record in 2021 and will offer its winners the biggest winner’s share of the four $100,000 majors.
The prize money awarded to each finisher is determined by the USTA. The men’s and women’s tournaments will each receive the same prize money allocation for all 128 tournament participants, and the champions on each side will receive the same winner’s share.
So how much will the US Open winner earn in 2022? Here’s a full breakdown of the event’s scholarship and how it compares to that of other majors.
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What is the US Open scholarship for 2022?
The US Open is set to offer its biggest ever purse for 2022. According to the tournament’s official website, the US Open will reward over $60 million in total player compensation.
Last year, the US Open purse was then a record $57.5 million. However, the total purse only increased by $300,000 from 2020 to 2021. The US Open purse is expected to increase by more than $2.5 million from 2021 to 2022.
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How much money does the 2021 US Open winner get?
The men’s and women’s singles champions will each win $2.6 million in 2022. Each received $2.5 million in 2021, so the USTA increased the winner’s share by $100,000.
That said, the prize money has increased across the board for each finishing stage. The second in 2022 will earn $50,000 more than the second in 2021; semi-finalists will win an additional $30,000; and even those who made the initial draw of 128 will win $5,000 more than last year.
Additionally, the USTA offered $6.25 million in prize money during the US Open qualifying tournament this year. Players who made it to the final round received $44,000 in prize money.
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Prize money breakdown for US Open 2022
Below is a breakdown of prize money for the US Open in 2022. Doubles prize money is split equally between the team of two.
Men’s and Ladies’ Singles
|Round of 16||$278,000|
|round of 32||$188,000|
Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles
|Round of 16||$56,400|
|round of 32||$35,800|
Grand Slam Tournament Prize Breakdown
The US Open has a purse of around $60 million, which compares favorably to other tennis Grand Slam tournaments.
Below is an overview of what each of the other majors – the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon – pay their participants. All figures are in US dollars.
- Total: $53.5 million
- Winners: $2.07 million
- Finalists: $1.13 million
- Semi-finalists: $644,731
- Quarter-finalists: $387,919
- First round: $74,198
- Total: $46.7 million
- Winners: $2.36 million
- Finalists: $1.18 million
- Semi-finalists: $642,635
- Quarter-finalists: $407,000
- First round: $66,405
- Total: $49.55 million
- Winners: $2.5 million
- Finalists: $1.29 million
- Semi-finalist: $636,000
- Quarter-finalist: $380,000
- First round: $61,000