Australian Open increases pay of players to total of $49.1 million

December 24, 2019

Lawn TennisAustralian Open

  • Big pay is in store for players at January’s Australian Open with organisers Tuesday announcing a 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 money has increased 61.4 percent over the last five years, broadly in line with other the Grand Slams.

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