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US Open prize money: How much do men and women get for winning iconic Grand Slam?

The 2023 US Open is nearly upon us once again and the action gets underway next week.

As with all Grand Slams, there is a hefty prize pot up for grabs as tennis’ biggest stars descend on New York City.


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Swiatek is the US Open singles women’s championCredit: Getty

The sport’s newest ace Carlos Alcaraz will look to build on his first Wimbledon victory, while Iga Swiatek will hope to defend her title from last year.

US Open 2023: Total prize pot

There is a grand total of $65million up for grabs this year.

This includes winnings in the singles, doubles, mixed doubles and wheelchair events and works out at around £51m.

This is a new record for this iconic tournament and players start earning money from the first round onwards.

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This is also the 50th anniversary of equal payments for players and the total prize pot marks an 8 per cent increase on 2022.

Players are also entitled to $1,000 per day in compensation and travel expenses.

Plus, all participants have been offered an extra room or an increase in hotel expenses from $300 a day to $600.

US Open prize money men and women’s singles

Winner: £2.37m

Finalist: £1.18m

Semi-finalist: £611,000

Quarter-finalist: £359,000

Round 4: £224,000

Round 3: £150,000

Round 2: £97,000

Round 1: £64,000

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US Open 2023 prize money: How much do players earn?

The winner of the men’s and women’s singles will earn the same prize money.

The victor will walk away with a cool £2.37m, while the runner-up takes £1.18m home.

In the doubles, the successful duo grab £552,000 and the second-place pair split £276,000.

In the mixed doubles, the prize money comes down to £134,000 per team and £67,000 for the runners-up.

And in the wheelchair competition, there is a grand total of £1.08m up for grabs.

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