- TOP THREE MEN’S AND TOP THREE WOMEN’S FINISHERS COMPETE FOR BONUS PRIZE MONEY AT THE US OPEN
- MORE THAN $2.6 MILLION IN TOTAL BONUS PRIZE MONEY AVAILABLE
- CURRENT PAYOUT SCHEDULE IN PLACE SINCE 2006
In 2014, Serena Williams set the record for the biggest payout in professional tennis history, at $4 million – $3 million as the US Open singles champions plus $1 million in bonus prize money as the 2014 Emirates Airline US Open Series champions.
The previous record, set in 2013, was shared by Williams and Rafael Nadal, at $3.6 million – $2.6 million as the US Open singles champions plus $1 million in bonus prize money as the 2013 Emirates Airline US Open Series champions.
Prior record holders include Roger Federer, who won the Emirates Airline US Open Series and the US Open in 2007 to collect a total of $2.4 million, and Kim Clijsters, who won $2.2 million in 2005 as the Series and US Open champions and again in 2010 as the US Open champion and the Series runner-up.