U.S. Open Awards $60 Million in Total Prizes

The 2022 US Open will award more than $60 million in total player compensation for the first time in the event’s history, topping the record-breaking $57.5 million number from 2021.

The two-week event at the National Tennis Center in Flushing ends this Sunday and the winner of the men’s and women’s singles final will each earn $2.6 million in cash.

Each round in every event will see an increase in the amount of prize money awarded, including $80,000 to each singles competitor in the main draw’s first round and $121,000 in the second round. These figures represent an 85% and 57% increase since 2016, respectively.

Prior to the main draw, this year’s US Open Qualifying Tournament will distribute more than $6.25 million–a 223% increase from 2016, which totaled $1.94 million. Final round prize money for the US Open Qualifying Tournament will be $44,000.

The USTA arrived at these numbers after conferring with the WTA and ATP Player Councils, with a focus on increasing winnings for players competing in earlier rounds.

The full prize money breakdown for the main draw of singles and doubles is as follows:

Main Draw – Singles

  • Champion         $2,600,000
  • Runner-Up        $1,300,000
  • Semifinalist       $705,000
  • Quarterfinalist   $445,000
  • Round of 16      $278,000
  • Round of 32      $188,000
  • Round of 64      $121,000
  • Round of 128    $80,000

Main Draw – Doubles (each team)

  • Champion         $688,000
  • Runner-Up        $344,000
  • Semifinalist       $172,000
  • Quarterfinalist   $97,500
  • Round of 16      $56,400
  • Round of 32      $35,800
  • Round of 64      $21,300