U.S. Open singles champions to receive record $3.3 million payout
Men's and women's singles champions at the 2015 U.S. Open will each receive record payouts of $3.3 million.
The increase marks a 10% rise from 2014.
In a Tuesday announcement, the U.S. Tennis Association revealed the prize money as well as a total tournament purse of $42.3 million, which has risen 10.5% from last year.
The main draw prize money has risen two-thirds over the past three years.
By comparison, singles champions at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon won around $2.5 million, $2 million and $2.9 million, respectively.
Runners-up will receive $1.6 million apiece. Men's and women's doubles champions are set to make $570,000. Players who lose in the first round are guaranteed $39,500.
The U.S. Open begins Aug. 31 at Flushing Meadows in Queens, N.Y.
- Jeremy Woo