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U.S. Open prize money compared to the other Grand Slam tennis events in 2014

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The following is a comparison of how the prize money at the U.S. Open compares to the prize money paid out at the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon in tennis in 2014.

I've converted all of the prize money into US dollars based upon exchange rates in effect when each tournament began. As noted below, the exchange rates have changed since each tournament which would change the value of the prize monies paid out, but players are paid right after their wins and not months down the road.

U.S. Open prize money compared to the other Grand Slam tennis events in 2014

U.S. Open prize money in 2014

  • Winners - $3 million

The winners of the U.S. Open in singles play in 2014 will each earn a very nice $3 million in prize money. That's the best payout in a Grand Slam in 2014.

French Open prize money in 2014 was 76.7% of U.S. Open prize money

  • Winners - $2.3 million

The winners of the 2014 French Open, Rafael Nadal for the men and Maria Sharapova for the women each earned $2.3 million for their wins. That was just 76.7% of the prize money that the U.S. Open winners will each earn in 2014.

The euro has declined against the dollar to the point where the prize money paid out at the 2014 French Open is only worth $2.169 million now, but the players where paid their prize money months ago.

Australian Open prize money in 2014 was 79% of U.S. Open prize money

  • Winners - $2.38 million

The winners of the 2014 Australian Open, Stan Wawrinka for the men and Li Na for the women each earned $2.38 million for their wins. That was just 79% of the prize money that the U.S. Open winners will each earn in 2014.

The $2.38 million paid out to Stan Wawrinka and Li Na in US dollars was $2.65 million in Australian dollars. At the current exchange rate of .93, the money is now worth $2.48 million, but it was only worth $2.38 million back in early February.

Wimbledon prize money in 2014 was 99.8% of U.S. Open prize money

  • Winners- $2.993 million

The winners of Wimbledon in 2014, Novak Djokovic for the men and Petra Kvitova for the women, each earned $2.993 million for their wins. That was 99.8% of the prize money the U.S. Open winners will each earn in 2014.

That was based upon the pounds to dollar exchange rate in late June. Now, the same prize money in pounds would be worth $2.919 million, or 97.3% or the money at the U.S. Open.

So what do we have?

The U.S. Open has the highest prize money in tennis among the Grand Slam tournaments in 2014.

U.S. Open prize money compared to the other Grand Slam tennis events in 2014

1. U.S. Open - $3 million

2. Wimbledon - $2.993 million

99.7% of U.S. Open money

3. Australian Open - $2.38 million

79% of of U.S. Open money

4. French Open - $2.3 million

76.7% of U.S. Open prize money

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