New York. The eyes of tennis lovers are now on the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year starting this month. The US Open will begin on August 30 and its title match will be held on September 12. This time the winners of both the women’s and men’s singles categories will receive 35 percent less prize money than in 2019, while the total prize money of the tournament has increased.
Spectators will be allowed into the stadium for the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, while the prize money for the first 3 rounds of the main draw has increased in addition to the qualifiers.
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Following a reduction in prize money due to the total ban on stadium attendance and loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Tennis Association has announced that it is increasing the total prize money to $57.5 million. 50 million in 2019. A little over $72 million.
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Last year, total prize money was $53.4 million. Those who won the singles title will get $2.5 million ie Rs 18.5 crore this year compared to last year’s $3 million. This is the lowest prize money for a singles champion at the US Open since 2012. At that time, the champion who won the single title received 19 lakh dollars i.e. 14 crore rupees.
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First Published: August 24, 2021, 08:12 IST