Australian Open increases pay of players to total of $49.1 millionDecember 24, 2019
- Big pay is in store for players
atJanuary’s Australian Open with organisersTuesday announcinga 13.6 percent boost in the total purse to $49.1 million.
- The winners of the men’s and women’s titles at the first Grand Slam of the year will both take home Australian dollar 4.12 million, only a small increase from a year ago.
- Players beaten in earlier rounds do much better. Anyone crashing out in round one will receive Australian dollar 90,000, up 20 percent, while second round players get a 21.9 percent hike to Australian dollar 128,000. Tournament director Craig Tiley said every round would enjoy double digit percentage increases, bar the finalists.
Prize moneyhas increased 61.4 percent over the last five years, broadly in line with other the Grand Slams.