By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursdsay August 18, 2022
The US Open has announced its prize money figures for the 2022 edition, with total prize purse ticking above 60 million for the first time in tournament history, compared to $57.5 million for 2021.
More from the tournament, via an emailed statement:
The player compensation has been allocated after input from the WTA and ATP Player Councils, with a goal of increasing prize money in the earlier rounds of the main draw, as well as the US Open Qualifying Tournament Prize money. As a result, main draw payouts are now set at $80,000 for the first round and $121,000 for the second round, an 85% and 57% increase since 2016, respectively. Total prize money for the US Open Qualifying Tournament has now reached $6.26 million, an increase of 223% from $1.94 million in 2016. Final round prize money for the US Open Qualifying Tournament will be $44,000.
Qualifying begins in New York next week, with main draw play kicking off on Monday August 29.