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2010 USO Hitting New Highs in Prize Money, Winner to Get $1.7M to $2.7Mill

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2010 US Open base prize money tops record $22.6 million with potential $25.2 million payout


July 8, 2010 04:00 PM


The USTA announced that the 2010 US Open purse will top $22.6 million, an increase of $1 million over last yearís record purse, and the richest purse in tennis history. In addition to the base purse of $22.6 million, the top three menís and top three womenís finishers in the Olympus US Open Series may earn up to an additional $2.6 million in bonus prize money at the US Open, providing a potential total payout of $25.2 million.


Both the menís and womenís US Open singles champions will earn a record $1.7 million with the ability to earn an additional $1 million in bonus prize money (for a total $2.7 million potential payout) based on their performances in the Olympus US Open Series.


The Olympus US Open Series Bonus Challenge rewards the top three menís and top three womenís finishers each year with bonus prize money at the US Open and has resulted in the largest paychecks in tennis history for men (2007 Ė Roger Federer, $2.4 million) and women (2005 Ė Kim Clijsters, $2.2 million).


US Open Base Prize Money

The 2010 US Open purse includes a 6.7% increase in menís and womenís singles prize money over last year's total. For the 38th consecutive year, the USTA will offer equal prize money to both men and women -- a Grand Slam first and US Open tradition dating back to 1973. All players also receive per diem payments to help with the cost of accommodations and other expenses.



US Open Bonus Prize Money


The 2010 US Open is the culmination of the Olympus US Open Series, the North American summer season of 10 ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events that begins July 19.

The USTA will offer up to an additional $2.6 million in bonus prize money at the US Open to the top three menís and top three womenís singles finishers in the Olympus US Open Series. $5.7 million in bonus prize money has been awarded since the Olympus US Open Series began in 2004.


The menís and womenís winners of the Olympus US Open Series will play for up to $1 million in bonus prize money at the US Open. In addition, the second-place finishers can earn up to an additional $500,000, while the third-place finishers in the Olympus US Open Series can earn up to an additional $250,000.

The top finishers in the Olympus US Open Series will be determined by the Olympus US Open Series Bonus Challenge -- a point structure based on singles results at each of the 10 Olympus US Open Series tournaments this summer. Players must earn points in at least two Olympus US Open Series events in order to be eligible for bonus prize money at the US Open.


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Kim won $2.2 million when she won the USO series and USO.
That was 2005, so this seems like a normal rise.

I think they should pay more for 1st and 2nd rounds.
3/4's of the field is out after 2 rounds, and they need prizemoney more than the winner needs 1.7 million. They can spare 300,000 for the 96 who are gone before round 3

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Kim won $2.2 million when she won the USO series and USO.
That was 2005, so this seems like a normal rise.

I think they should pay more for 1st and 2nd rounds.
3/4's of the field is out after 2 rounds, and they need prizemoney more than the winner needs 1.7 million. They can spare 300,000 for the 96 who are gone before round 3
It's business. The 3/4 of the draw does not bring in 3/4 of the revenue at the USO. You could easily find another 100 pro players to take their place, and no one would probably even notice a difference.
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There is no guarantee the winner will be a huge draw.
They can spread the prizemoney a little better than they do now

And if the winner is a big draw, they will get huge endorsement money besides the 1.7 million

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Kim won $2.2 million when she won the USO series and USO.
That was 2005, so this seems like a normal rise.
You are treating matter-of-factly, as if the players are overdue to get a raise.

In this recessionary times, that is alot of money.
And frankly, I would not have any problem if the prize statyed the same as last year.
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Well, let me guess, Serena will get around 2.5 million. Lol. They may as well hand the US Open and check to her right now!

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I'm waiting for the Tea Party crazies to accuse Obama of including this in the stimulus package.
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Well, let me guess, Serena will get around 2.5 million. Lol. They may as well hand the US Open and check to her right now!


Only if she plays better than her usual non GS self...

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I'm waiting for the Tea Party crazies to accuse Obama of including this in the stimulus package.


This is not out of the realm of possibilities.

All it takes is for someone to contact FoxNews and and you have breaking news story.
Next thing you know, FoxNews will be accusing BJK of convincing Obama to slip this through at the 11th hour , after Michelle Obama has conveyed BJK's message.

Possible because FoxNews is good at making up stories, not at sourcing or verifying them.

Sorry for getting off topic, but njnetswill post was so funny and improbable, but plausible to become news at the same time
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Well maybe they should pay the 1st and 2nd round losers a little more, but the fact is that if they want to make more, they have to really perform. This is basically similar to General Managers earning way more than Junior Executives. Because they have to perform a lot better. Can you imagine if a WC gets a high amount and loses the first round? It would be completely undeserved.

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Serena will likely win the Open but she ain't winning the US Open series.
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Serena will likely win the Open but she ain't winning the US Open series.
Agree with that.
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Well maybe they should pay the 1st and 2nd round losers a little more, but the fact is that if they want to make more, they have to really perform. This is basically similar to General Managers earning way more than Junior Executives. Because they have to perform a lot better. Can you imagine if a WC gets a high amount and loses the first round? It would be completely undeserved.
But 3/4's of the whole draw will be out after 2 rounds. That is simple mathematics.
Only 32 players in the world left after 2 rounds.

This sport needs a bigger middle class. There are a few superstars and thousands who are broke, and struggling to stay on the tour.

I think the WTA with their Tier I's and definately super Tier I's, should pay more in the early rounds too.

But with the majors, the rewards for the final 8 are already enough, pay the 96 going home the 1st week.

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But 3/4's of the whole draw will be out after 2 rounds. That is simple mathematics.
Only 32 players in the world left after 2 rounds.

This sport needs a bigger middle class. There are a few superstars and thousands who are broke, and struggling to stay on the tour.

I think the WTA with their Tier I's and definately super Tier I's, should pay more in the early rounds too.

But with the majors, the rewards for the final 8 are already enough, pay the 96 going home the 1st week.
If they want to make more money, they should win more matches. If they're not making enough to live, they should hang up their racquets and get a regular job. Playing tennis for a living is a privilege, not a right.

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