The prize money for doubles and mixed doubles players is dwarfed by the prize money for singles players at the U.S. Open, but great doubles players can still earn excellent money and retire with millions in the bank from tennis.
All prize money shown below is not cumulative, players only earn the amounts shown for the last round they advance to. Also, all prize money shown below is per team, so individual players only get half the totals as noted below.
I've also listed the percentage increases in prize money from last year. Again, the increases in prize money for doubles players is dwarfed by the increases for singles players at the 2014 U.S. Open.
Prize money for men and women doubles players at the 2014 U.S. Open
- Winners - $520,000
The men's and women's winning doubles teams at the 2014 U.S. Open will each earn $520,000 per team, or $260,000 per player. That's an increase of 13% over the $460,000 that Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek for the men and Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Safarova for the women each earned when they won last year.
- Runners-up - $250,000
Runners-up in doubles play will each earn $250,000 per team, or $125,000 per player. Up 8.7% over the $230,000 that Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares for the men and Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua for the women each earned last year.
- Semifinals - $124,450
Up 8.2% over $115,000 in 2013.
- Quarter-finals - $62,060
Up 7% over $58,000 last year.
- Third Round - $32,163
Up 7.2% from $30,000 last year.
- Second Round - $20,063
Up 7% over last year's $18,750.
- First Round - $13,375
Up 7% over $12,500 last year.
Mixed doubles prize money at 2014 U.S. Open
- Winners - $150,000
The winners of the mixed doubles competition at the 2014 U.S. Open will earn $150,000 as a team, or $75,000 per player. That is the same prize money that Andrea Hlavackova and Max Mirnyi earned last year when they won the mixed doubles competition.
- Runners-up - $70,000
The runners-up in mixed doubles will earn $70,000 as a team, or $35,000 per player. The same amounts that Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez earned as runners-up last year.
- Semis - $30,000
Same as last year.
- Quarters - $15,000
Same as in 2013
- Second Round - $10,000
Same as last year.
- First Round - $5,000
Same as in 2013.