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US Open boosts prize money to record $46.3 million

  • US Open boosts prize money to record $46.3 million

  • NEW YORK: The 2016 US Open, the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year, will dole out a record $46.3 million in prize cash, including $3.5 million for the men’s and ladies’ singles champions.

    The knock up new handbag, reported by the US Tennis Association, will make for an expansion of around 10 percent for each round for players, with the singles runners-up directing $1.75 million.

    The numbers exceed those paid at the other Grand Slam occasions. The current year’s Wimbledon champions, Andy Murray and Serena Williams, earned two million pounds (about $2.6 million) each out of a prize cash pool of 28.1 million pounds.

    “We are pleased that the current year’s US Open will offer the wealthiest tote in tennis history,” said USTA president Katrina Adams.

    The current year’s version of the US Open will start August 23 and highlight another retractable rooftop over Arthur Ashe Stadium Court and also another Grandstand Stadium.