Serena Williams, of the United States, holds the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Darron Cummings

This year's U.S. Open men's and women's singles champions will each earn a record $3.3 million, up 10 percent from 2014

July 14, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) This year's U.S. Open men's and women's singles champions will each earn a record $3.3 million, up 10 percent from 2014.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday the total tournament purse will be $42.3 million, a 10.5 percent increase from a year ago. The payout for each round in singles is rising by at least 10 percent.

The main draw prize money has gone up by two-thirds in the last three years.

The runners-up will receive $1.6 million while a player who loses in the first round will make $39,500. The winning doubles teams get $570,000.

The year's last Grand Slam tournament starts Aug. 31 at Flushing Meadows.

The singles champions won about $2.5 million at this year's Australian Open, $2 million at the French Open and $2.9 million at Wimbledon.

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