While the Australian Open has historically offered the most prize money for singles players, prize money for singles players is way up this year, the same is not true for doubles players. The Australian Open offers competitive prize money for doubles players, but the money is not way above what the other three Grand Slam tennis tournaments offer each year.
This is the prize money offered at the Australian Open for doubles players in 2013. The money is adjusted to the U.S. dollar from the Australian dollar, and the money listed is per team. So each player only gets half the prize money listed. The money is not cumulative.
The total prize money being paid out at the 2013 Australian Open for all competitions is $31.7 million.
Prize money at 2013 Australian Open for doubles players
- 1st round - $13,206
Doubles players in the first round of the Australian Open get $13,206 per team, or $6,603 for each player just for showing up. That is up 30.2% from 2012, when teams earned $10,142.
- 2nd round - $20,602
Doubles teams advancing to the second round earn $20,602, or $10,301 per player. That's up 13.4% above last year's second round prize money of $18,172 per team.
- 3rd round - $35,393
Winning teams from the first two rounds will earn $35,393, or $17,697 per player. That is up 6.4% over last year's $33,280 per team.
- Quarter finalists - $63,390
Doubles teams advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open will each earn $63,390, or $31,695 per player. Up 7.1% from last year's $59,164.
- Semifinalists - $125,459
Teams advancing to the semifinals will each earn $125,459, or $62,730 for each player. An increase of 5.1% above last year's semifinal payout of $119,385.
- Runners-up - $250,919
The two runners-up doubles teams at the 2013 Australian Open will each get $250,919, or $125,460 for each player. That's up 4.4% from last year's payout of $240,090.
- Winners - $501,838
The two winning doubles teams, men and women, at the 2013 Australian Open will each earn $501,838, or $250,919 for each player. Up 4.5% from last year's winning payout of $480,179.
Mixed doubles prize money at the 2013 Australian Open
The prize money for mixed doubles play at the 2013 Australian Open is exactly the same as it was in 2012. So unlike in singles and doubles play, the Australian Open did not increase the prize money for any round in mixed doubles play this year.
- 1st round - $4,015 ($2008 per player)
- 2nd round - $8,241 ($4,121 per player)
- Quarterfinals - $16,376 ($8,188 per player)
- Semifinals - $35,815 ($17,908 per player)
- Runner-up - $71,314 ($35,657 per player)
- Winners - $143,156 ($71,578 per player)