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tennisIlove09
Jul 7th, 2005, 10:18 PM
Prize money up more than $550,000 at U.S. Open; could top $20 millionJuly 7, 2005

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Total U.S. Open prize money is rising more than $550,000 from last year to at least $17.74 million, and the men's and women's singles champions will each get a record $1.1 million.

The overall payout for singles players will increase 4.6 percent, the U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday.

In 2004, the singles champions each received $1 million of the total $17.17 million, a figure that includes per diems given to players but doesn't include the roughly $500,000 fees given to the ATP and WTA tours. The total prize money could eventually top $20 million, because the top three men and women in the summer circuit US Open Series will receive bonuses. The No. 1 performers in the US Open Series will double their Grand Slam prize money, so if they win the Aug. 29-Sept. 11 tournament, they'll earn $2.2 million. Last year, $459,000 in US Open Series bonuses were distributed.

selking
Jul 7th, 2005, 10:43 PM
wow lindsay could be winning alot of money this summer

selking
Jul 7th, 2005, 10:50 PM
Has Martina overtaken Mrs. Graf yet?

whats his face said that she has to win like 500,000 more bucks

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jul 7th, 2005, 11:02 PM
The winner has to give 500,000 to the WTA/ATP???? :tape:

darrinbaker00
Jul 7th, 2005, 11:08 PM
Once Wimbledon announced their prize money increase, I knew the USTA would follow suit. As long as I can remember (which, admittedly, isn't all that long), the US Open has been the richest of the four majors.

selking
Jul 7th, 2005, 11:16 PM
Shit that's a lot. Doubles really don't pay enough. They should calculate prize money by tournemants rather than how much they used to pay vs how much they pay now because Graf was in it just as they jacked up the prize money...

well it would be interesting if someone with no life did that for all the major players because martina would just blow them all away due to her huge load of titles.