US Open Prize Money 2021

With crowds now back in force across the ATP and WTA tours, the US Open prize money for 2021 has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

The total prize money pool for 2021 is $57,462,000, the highest amount ever offered and an increase of 7.60% compared to 2020.

However, despite the figure reaching a new all-time high, the allocation of prize money means that some rounds will be worse off than 12 months ago.

For example, the champion in New York will receive $2,500,000, which is down -16.67% compared to the amount Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka received last year when they lifted the title.

The runner up will also receive -16.67% less than 2020, with a cheque for $1,250,000 landing in their bank account after the final.

Instead, the earlier rounds see prize money increases thanks to the USTA working collaboratively with the players and WTA and ATP management to re-allocate the cash.

First-round prize money has increased by 22.95% from 2020 – to $75,000 from $61,000 – while the second-and third-round prize money has increased 15% and 10.43%, respectively, compared to twelve months ago.

In men's and women's doubles (which is back to 64 pairs rather than the reduced 32 pairs last year), the allocation is slightly different, with more prize money going to the later rounds. The men's and women's doubles champions will each split a cheque for $660,000, up 65%, vs 2020.

In addition to the main draw prize money, the USTA has apportioned nearly $6 million towards the qualifying draw, an increase of 66% compared to when qualifying was last held in 2019.

Last year was a very difficult year for all of us, and the pandemic had a profound impact on the USTA’s financial health. Yet we worked—and continue to work—extremely hard to ensure that tennis would continue to thrive for the long-term at every level, and that work led to more than 4 million new and returning players participating in tennis in 2020. Our support of tennis is very broad and touches every level of the game. The US Open is an unparalleled showcase for all that is so wonderful about our sport, and the players are an integral part of that. We are proud to return our player compensation to pre-pandemic levels.Mike Dowse, USTA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

You can see a full breakdown of the 2021 US Open Prize money below, along with a historical breakdown over the years and how prize money has changed.

Prize Money Breakdown for the US Open 2021

The below tables give you a full round by round breakdown of prize money at this year's US Open tournament: the men's and women's singles (equal prize money) and the men's and women's doubles.

The US dollar amounts have also been converted into GBP and Euros to give a comparison. The exchange rate is from early August but will be updated to the mid-market exchange rate on the day of the final when the tournament is complete. You can also see the % change from the prize money offered last year.

Men's and Women's Singles Prize Money 2021

2021 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2020
Winner $2,500,000 £1,821,361 £2,128,112 -16.67%
Runner-up $1,250,000 £910,680 £1,064,056 -16.67%
Semifinal $675,000 £491,767 £574,590 -15.63%
Quarterfinal $425,000 £309,631 £361,779 0.00%
Round 4 $265,000 £193,064 £225,580 6.00%
Round 3 $180,000 £131,138 £153,224 10.43%
Round 2 $115,000 £83,783 £97,893 15.00%
Round 1 $75,000 £54,641 £63,843 22.95%

Men's and Women's Doubles (shared between each player) Prize Money 2021

2021 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2020
Winner $660,000 £480,806 €561,893 65.00%
Runner-up $330,000 £240,403 €280,947 37.50%
Semifinal $164,000 £119,473 €139,622 26.15%
Quarterfinal $93,000 £67,750 €79,176 2.20%
Round 3 $54,000 £39,339 €45,973 N/A
Round 2 $34,000 £24,769 €28,946 -32.00%
Round 1 $20,000 £14,570 €17,027 -33.33%

Other Prize Money

Wheelchair $600,000
Per Diem / Direct Hotel Payments $3,100,000

US Open Prize Money History 1968 to 2021

Year Total Prize Money % Change
2021 $57,462,000 7.60%
2020 $53,402,000 -6.70%
2019 $57,238,700 13.20%
2018 $50,565,840 0.20%
2017 $50,464,800 8.99%
2016 $46,303,400 9.59%
2015 $42,253,400 10.46%
2014 $38,251,760 11.68%
2013 $34,252,000 34.18%
2012 $25,526,000 7.62%
2011 $23,718,000 4.63%
2010 $22,668,000 4.63%
2009 $21,664,000 4.87%
2008 $20,657,000 5.11%
2007 $19,653,000 -7.34%
2006 $21,210,000 19.55%
2005 $17,742,000 -0.05%
2004 $17,750,000 3.96%
2003 $17,074,000 5.56%
2002 $16,174,200 2.61%
2001 $15,762,300 5%
2000 $15,011,000 97.63%
1999 $7,595,330 5.38%
1998 $7,207,590 4.69%
1997 $6,884,952 6.48%
1996 $6,465,910 7.31%
1995 $6,025,550 6.04%
1994 $5,682,170 12.55%
1993 $5,048,450 14.30%
1992 $4,416,820 10.12%
1991 $4,010,970 5.01%
1990 $3,819,730 21.89%
1989 $3,133,749 19.97%
1988 $2,612,126 23.23%
1987 $2,119,780 0%
1986 $2,119,780 9.56%
1985 $1,934,760 32.35%
1984 $1,461,896 49.45%
1983 $978,211 64.86%
1982 $593,366 84.20%
1981 $322,136 9.77%
1980 $293,464 5.92%
1979 $277,066 -0.70%
1978 $279,023 25.38%
1977 $222,540 41.08%
1976 $157,740 37.31%
1975 $114,875 18.31%
1974 $97,100 85.31%
1973 $52,400 4.11%
1972 $50,330 33.18%
1971 $37,790 -9.27%
1970 $41,650 24.81%
1969 $33,370 27.61%
1968 $26,150  

Historical Prize Money Breakdown From Previous Years

Conversions to GBP and Euro are based on the closing exchange price on the day of the final that year. So, for example, USD to Euro at the close of play Sunday 10th September 2018.

2020

Men's and Women's Singles Prize Money 2020

2020 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner $3,000,000 £2,292,518 €2,539,263 -22.08%
Runner-up $1,500,000 £1,146,259 €1,269,632 -21.05%
Semifinal $800,000 £611,338 €677,137 -16.67%
Quarterfinal $425,000 £324,773 €359,729 -15%
Round 4 $250,000 £191,043 €211,605 -10.71%
Round 3 $163,000 £124,560 €137,967 0%
Round 2 $100,000 £76,417 €84,642 0%
Round 1 $61,000 £46,615 €51,632 5.17%

Men's and Women's Doubles (shared between each player) Prize Money 2020

2020 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner $400,000 £305,669 €338,568 -45.95%
Runner-up $240,000 £183,401 €203,141 -35.14%
Semifinal $130,000 £99,342 €10,035 -25.71%
Quarterfinal $91,000 £69,540 €77,024 0.00%
Round 2 $50,000 £38,209 €42,321 0.00%
Round 1 $30,000 £22,925 €25,393 0.00%

2019

2019 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2018
Winner $3,850,000 £2,870,563.67 €3,267,335.98 1.32%
Runner-up $1,900,000 £1,416,641.81 €1,612,451.52 2.70%
Semifinal $960,000 £715,776.92 €814,712.35 3.78%
Quarterfinal $500,000 £372,800.48 €424,329.35 5.26%
Round 4 $280,000 £208,768.27 €237,624.43 5.26%
Round 3 $163,000 £121,532.96 €138,331.37 4.49%
Round 2 $100,000 £74,560.10 €84,865.87 7.53%
Round 1 $58,000 £43,244.86 €49,222.20 7.41%

2018

2018 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2017
Winner $3,800,000 £2,917,690.42 €3,277,783.53 2.70%
Runner-up $1,850,000 £1,420,454.55 €1,595,763.03 1.37%
Semifinal $925,000 £710,227.27 €797,881.52 0.54%
Quarterfinal $475,000 £364,711.30 €409,722.94 1.06%
Round 4 $266,000 £204,238.33 €229,444.85 4.88%
Round 3 $156,000 £119,778.87 €134,561.64 8.33%
Round 2 $93,000 £71,406.63 €80,219.44 8.14%
Round 1 $54,000 £41,461.92 €46,579.03 8%

2017

2017 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2016
Winner $3,700,000 £2,803,922.46 €3,079,022.70 5.71%
Runner-up $1,825,000 £1,383,015.81 €1,518,707.14 4.29%
Semifinal $920,000 £697,191.53 €765,594.83 5.14%
Quarterfinal $470,000 £356,173.93 €391,119.10 4.44%
Round 4 $253,625 £192,201.31 €211,058.68 7.93%
Round 3 $144,000 £109,125.63 €119,832.23 2.86%
Round 2 $86,000 £65,172.25 €71,566.47 11.42%
Round 1 $50,000 £37,890.84 €41,608.41 15.44%

2016

2016 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2015
Winner $3,500,000 £2,624,258.65 €3,113,629.69 6.06%
Runner-up $1,750,000 £1,312,129.32 €1,556,814.85 9.38%
Semifinal $875,000 £656,064.66 €778,407.42 8.70%
Quarterfinal $450,000 £337,404.68 €400,323.82 9.50%
Round 4 $235,000 £176,200.22 €209,057.99 10.03%
Round 3 $140,000 £104,970.35 €124,545.19 16.47%
Round 2 $77,188 £57,874.65 €68,667.10 12.52%
Round 1 $43,313 £32,475.58 €38,531.61 9.65%

2015

2015 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2014
Winner $3,300,000 £2,139,384.12 €2,918,546.03 10%
Runner-up $1,600,000 £1,037,277.15 €1,415,052.62 10.34%
Semifinal $805,000 £521,880.06 €711,948.35 10.27%
Quarterfinal $410,975 £266,434.36 €363,469.53 11%
Round 4 $213,575 £138,460.29 €188,887.41 14.03%
Round 3 $120,200 £77,925.45 €106,305.83 14.38%
Round 2 $68,600 £44,473.26 €60,670.38 13.54%
Round 1 $39,500 £25,607.78 €34,934.11 10.48%

2014

2014 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2013
Winner $3,000,000 £1,862,544.24 €2,318,930.20 15.38%
Runner-up $1,450,000 £900,229.71 €1,120,816.26 11.54%
Semifinal $730,000 £453,219.10 €564,273.02 12.31%
Quarterfinal $370,250 £229,869 €286,194.64 13.92%
Round 4 $187,300 £116,284.85 €144,778.54 13.52%
Round 3 $105,090 £65,244.92 €81,232.12 13%
Round 2 $60,420 £37,511.64 €46,703.25 14%
Round 1 $35,754 £22,197.80 €27,637.01 11.73%

2013

2013 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2012
Winner $2,600,000 £1,653,050.20 €1,960,133.89 36.84%
Runner-up $1,300,000 £826,525.10 €980,066.95 36.84%
Semifinal $650,000 £413,262.55 €490,033.47 36.84%
Quarterfinal $325,000 £206,631.27 €245,016.74 36.84%
Round 4 $165,000 £104,905.11 €124,393.11 37.50%
Round 3 $93,000 £59,128.33 €70,112.48 43.08%
Round 2 $53,000 £33,696.79 €39,956.58 43.24%
Round 1 $32,000 £20,345.23 €24,124.72 39.13%

2012

2012 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2011
Winner $1,900,000 £1,182,459.77 €1,478,139.10 5.56%
Runner-up $950,000 £591,229.88 €739,069.55 5.56%
Semifinal $475,000 £295,614.94 €369,534.78 5.56%
Quarterfinal $237,500 £147,807.47 €184,767.39 5.56%
Round 4 $120,000 £74,681.67 €93,356.15 9.09%
Round 3 $65,000 £40,452.57 €50,567.92 18.18%
Round 2 $37,000 £23,026.85 €28,784.81 19.35%
Round 1 $23,000 £14,313.99 €17,893.26 21.05%

2011

2011 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2010
Winner $1,800,000 £1,135,209.79 €1,317,899.27 5.88%
Runner-up $900,000 £567,604.90 €658,949.63 5.88%
Semifinal $450,000 £283,802.45 €329,474.82 12.50%
Quarterfinal $225,000 £141,901.22 €164,737.41 12.50%
Round 4 $110,000 £69,373.93 €80,538.29 10%
Round 3 $55,000 £34,686.97 €40,269.14 9.45%
Round 2 $31,000 £19,550.84 €22,697.15 0%
Round 1 $19,000 £11,982.77 €13,911.16 0%

2010

2010 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2009
Winner $1,700,000 £1,094,585.02 €1,308,719.15 6.25%
Runner-up $850,000 £547,292.51 €654,359.57 6.25%
Semifinal $400,000 £257,549.42 €307,933.92 14.29%
Quarterfinal $200,000 £128,774.71 €153,966.96 14.29%
Round 4 $100,000 £64,387.35 €76,983.48 17.65%
Round 3 $50,250 £32,354.65 €38,684.20 4.69%
Round 2 $31,000 £19,960.08 €23,864.88 0%
Round 1 $19,000 £12,233.60 €14,626.86 0%

2009

2009 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2008
Winner $1,600,000 £970,461.58 €1,090,661.21 6.67%
Runner-up $800,000 £485,230.79 €545,330.61 6.67%
Semifinal $350,000 £212,288.47 €238,582.14 9.38%
Quarterfinal $175,000 £106,144.23 €119,291.07 9.38%
Round 4 $85,000 £51,555.77 €57,941.38 6.25%
Round 3 $48,000 £29,113.85 €32,719.84 4.35%
Round 2 $31,000 £18,802.69 €21,131.56 3.33%
Round 1 $19,000 £11,524.23 €12,951.60 2.70%

2008

2008 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2007
Winner $1,500,000 £851,353.65 €1,060,220.53 7.14%
Runner-up $750,000 £425,676.83 €530,110.26 7.14%
Semifinal $320,000 £181,622.11 €226,180.38 6.67%
Quarterfinal $160,000 £90,811.06 €113,090.19 6.67%
Round 4 $80,000 £45,405.53 €56,545.09 6.67%
Round 3 $46,000 £26,108.18 €32,513.43 6.98%
Round 2 $30,000 £17,027.07 €21,204.41 9.09%
Round 1 $18,500 £10,500.03 €13,076.05 5.71%

2007

2007 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2006
Winner $1,400,000 £688,705.23 €1,011,999.42 16.67%
Runner-up $700,000 £344,352.62 €505,999.71 16.67%
Semifinal $300,000 £147,579.69 €216,857.02 7.14%
Quarterfinal $150,000 £73,789.85 €108,428.51 7.14%
Round 4 $75,000 £36,894.92 €54,214.25 4.17%
Round 3 $43,000 £21,153.09 €31,082.84 2.38%
Round 2 $27,500 £13,528.14 €19,878.56 3.77%
Round 1 $17,500 £8,608.82 €12,649.99 6.06%

2006

2006 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2005
Winner $1,200,000 £643,259.18 €944,435.70 9.09%
Runner-up $600,000 £321,629.59 €472,217.85 9.09%
Semifinal $280,000 £150,093.81 €220,368.33 3.70%
Quarterfinal $140,000 £75,046.90 €110,184.16 3.70%
Round 4 $72,000 £38,595.55 €56,666.14 2.86%
Round 3 $42,000 £22,514.07 €33,055.25 5%
Round 2 $26,500 £14,205.31 €20,856.29 6%
Round 1 $16,500 £8,844.81 €12,985.99 10%

2005

2005 Prize Money $ USD Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2004
Winner $1,100,000 £604,130.05 €895,255.15 10%
Runner-up $550,000 £302,065.03 €447,627.57 10%
Semifinal $270,000 £148,286.47 €219,744.45 3.85%
Quarterfinal $135,000 £74,143.23 €109,872.22 3.85%
Round 4 $70,000 £38,444.64 €56,970.78 0%
Round 3 $40,000 £21,968.37 €32,554.73 0%
Round 2 $25,000 £13,730.23 €20,346.71 0%
Round 1 $15,000 £8,238.14 €12,208.02 7.14%
Back to top button