The US Open is the final Grand Slam tennis tournament on the annual tennis calendar, and so marks the last opportunity for the world’s best tennis players to take home some considerable prize money winnings.
The US Open tennis tournament kicked off on Monday 29th August and will run until Sunday 11th September, when the men’s final will take place in the Arthur Ashe stadium.
Prize money for the 2022 US Open has now been confirmed, and will top more than $60 million for the first time in the tournament’s history, and a good $20 million more than the Wimbledon prize money on offer earlier in the year.
As with the other major tennis Grand Slams, both the men’s and women’s singles winner will receive the same prize money purse of $2,600,000 each (a 4% increase over 2021’s prize money) and anyone who goes out in the very first round will still take home a rather significant $80,000 (a 6.67% increase over 2021).
Read on to find out the full breakdown of the 2022 US Open prize money. All figures are in US dollars.
2022 US Open Prize Money Breakdown
Men’s / Women’s Singles
- Winner: $2,600,000
- Runner-up: $1,300,000
- Semi-finalists: $705,000
- Quarter-finalists: $445,000
- Fourth Round: $278,000
- Third Round: $188,000
- Second Round: $121,000
- First Round: $80,000
Men’s / Women’s Doubles (per team)
- Winner: $688,000
- Runner-up: $344,000
- Semi-finalists: $172,000
- Quarter-finalists: $97,500
- Third Round: $56,400
- Second Round: $35,800
- First Round: $21,300
Mixed Doubles (per team)
- Winner: $163,000
- Runner-up: $81,500
- Semi-finalists: $42,000
- Quarter-finalists: $23,000
- Second Round: $14,200
- First Round: $8,300
When is the US Open 2022?
- Monday 29th August – 11th September 2022
The US Open is the last Grand Slam on the tennis calendar and always begins on the last Monday of August, and runs for two weeks into September. For 2022, the US Open tennis begins on Monday 29th August and comes to an end on Sunday 11th September.
Qualifying matches for players who didn’t automatically qualify took place from August 23rd until August 26th.
Where is the US Open played?
The US Open tennis takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York, and has done so since 1978. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is home to some of the largest tennis stadiums in the world. The main courts are:
- Arthur Ashe Stadium: Capacity, 23,771
- Louis Armstrong Stadium: Capacity, 14,000
- Grandstand: Capacity, 8,125
How to watch the 2022 US Open tennis in Australia
For 2022, Australia’s Nine Network have secured the broadcasting rights in a three-year deal. This means you will be able to watch the US Open live and on-demand on Stan Sport. There is also a good chance Nine will broadcast some matches live on Channel 9, but this has yet to be confirmed.
Previously, ESPN was the official broadcaster in Australia, which meant the US Open was available to stream via Kayo Sport or Foxtel.
Who won the US Open 2021?
The 2021 US Open served up some shock results, with Emma Raducanu being of particular note, as she was the first singles qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title.
The following players won titles at the US Open 2021.
- Winner: Daniil Medvedev
- Runner-Up: Novak Djokovic
- Winner: Emma Raducanu
- Runner-Up: Leylah Fernandez
- Winner: Rajeev Ram & Joe Salisbury
- Runner-Up: Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares
- Winner: Samantha Stosur & Zhang Shuai
- Runner-Up: Coco Gauff & Caty McNally
- Winner: Desirae Krawczyk & Joe Salisbury
- Runner-Up: Giuliana Olmos & Marcelo Arévalo