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U.S. Open prize money for men and women tennis players in 2014

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The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for professional tennis players at the 2014 U.S. Open, which is taking place from August 25 to September 8, 2014, at the USTA Bilie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, New York.

The U.S. Open is the last major of the year and every tennis player in the world would love to win the tournament. As you can see below, winning the 2014 U.S. Open will make any tennis player rich, or richer than they already are.

The prize money for men and women players at the U.S. Open is the same. The prize money shown is not cumulative, players only earn the amounts shown for the last round they advance to.

In addition to listing the prize money for singles players at the 2014 U.S. Open, I've also listed how much the purses have increased for each round from last year. Based up the large increases in prize money at the 2014 U.S. Open, it's easy to see that tennis is very much a popular and alive sport today.

Prize money for men and women tennis players at 2014 U.S. Open

  • Winners - $3 million each

The men's and women's winners of the 2014 U.S. Open in singles play will each earn a very cool $3 million. That is up 15.4% over the $2.6 million that Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams each earned when they won the U.S. Open last year.

I believe that if Serena Williams repeats as the winner of the U.S. Open in 2014 she is in line to earn another $1 million in bonus money from the Emirates Airlines U.S. Open Series, which would bring her prize money up to $4 million. On the men's side, Milos Raonic from Canada could also earn the $1 million bonus if he were to win the title.

  • Runners-up - $1.45 million

The two runners-up at the 2014 U.S. Open will each earn $1.45 million. That is 11.5% above the $1.3 million that Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka each earned last year as the runners-up.

  • Semifinals - $730,000

The four players who lose in the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open will each earn $730,000. Up 12.3% over $650,000 last year.

  • Quarter-finals - $370,250

The eight players who lose in the quarter-finals will each earn $370,250. Up 13.9% over $325,000 last year.

  • Fourth Round - $187,300

Making the fourth round is worth $187,300. Up 13.5% over $165,000 last year.

  • Third Round - $105,090

Advancing to the third round is worth $105,090 in 2014. Up 13% over $93,000 in 2013.

  • Second Round - $60,420

Reaching the second round is worth $60,420. Up 14% over $53,000 last year.

  • First Round - $35,754

Just for playing in the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open is worth at least $35,754. Up 11.7% over $32,000 last year.

Prize money at 2014 U.S. Open for qualifying rounds

  • First round losers - $4,551

Up 11% over last year.

  • Second round losers - $8,781

Up 11% over last year.

  • Third round losers - $13,351

Up 11% over last year.

Players who won all three rounds of qualifiers advanced to the first round of the real tournament and are each guaranteed to earn at least first round money of $35,754.

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