The total prize money up for grabs at this year’s US Open tennis Grand Slam will reach $50.4 million, the organisers said here.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) on Tuesday said in a statement that the tournament purse had been increased by $4 million, which once again makes the tournament the richest event in tennis, reports Xinhua news agency.  Virat Kohli Will Be The First Player In My World XI: James Pattinson

The winners of the men’s and women’s singles will each pocket $3.7 million, while prize money for each round would increase by an average of 7.5 per cent compared to 2016.

The men’s and women’s doubles champions would take home $675,000, while the purse for the qualifying tournament had increased to $2.9 million– a 49.2 per cent increase over last year.  The Way To Become MS Dhoni Is Once Again Trending

“Five years ago, we committed to the players that total player compensation for players would reach $50 million at the US Open, and we are honouring that commitment,” USTA chairman Katrina Adams said in a statement.

This year’s US Open will be held from August 28 to September 10.  Bhajji, Raina, Kaif Hail Zaheer Being Named India Bowling Consultant

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