- 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 2007, Roger Federer collected the biggest paycheck in tennis history – $2.4 million ($1.4 million for winning the men’s singles title plus $1 million in bonus prize money as the Emirates Airline US Open Series champion) – for winning the US Open and Emirates Airline US Open Series.
With her victory at the 2010 US Open, Kim Clijsters matched her own record for largest payday in women’s tennis history, earning a total of $2.2 million ($1.7 million as the women’s singles champion and $500,000 in bonus prize money for finishing second in the Emirates Airline US Open Series). Clijsters also won $2.2 million ($1.1 million for winning the US Open and double prize money bonus) in 2005 as the US Open women’s champion and Emirates Airline US Open Series champion.