14 Jul 2012

Big boost to US Open purse

7:32 am on 14 July 2012

Prize money for the upcoming US Open major tennis championships has been boosted to a record $32 million, with another $2.6 million available in potential bonuses.

The singles champions will take home a record $2.4 million, and potentially up to $1.25 million each in bonus money for performances in designated lead-up events.

The total purse will be 11 percent up on last year, and first round prize money will be boosted by 21 percent, and second round prize money will jump 19 percent.