The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced Monday that the US Open will offer 57.5 million dollars in player prizes in the 2021 edition, which will begin next Monday, August 30. This will surpass the award record set in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic.
This time, the US Open qualifier will now offer nearly $ 6 million in prizes, an increase of 66% compared to 2019 -in 2020 it was not disputed-. Plus the first round jackpot of the main draw is now $ 75,000, with an increase of 23% compared to last year.
In return, it was agreed to reduce the prize of the singles champions from 3 million dollars to 2.5 million. The finalists’ prize will also be reduced to $ 1.25 million. However, prizes were increased in all US Open competitions, including single, double, mixed double, and adapted tennis tables.