Tuesday, August 30, 2016

U.S. Open Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs for Doubles Players in 2016

The 2016 U.S. Open Grand Slam tennis tournament for men and women players is taking place from August 29 to September 11, 2016, on the hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center located in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the men and women doubles tennis players at the 2016 U.S. Open.


                                            (Photo by Steve Pisano)

The prize money at the 2016 U.S. Open is the highest of the four Grand Slam tennis events in 2016 and the highest in all of tennis. The men and women doubles players are paid the same amounts of prize money at the 2016 U.S. Open.

In addition to the prize money for each round also listed below is how much the prize money has been increased for each round in 2016 vs what it was last year. The money below is not cumulative. Players only earn the amounts shown for the last round they advance to. The amounts shown are per team.

  • Winners - $625,000

The men and women's winners of the 2016 U.S. Open in doubles play will earn very cool paychecks of $625,000 per team or $312,500 per player. That is up 9.7% over the $570,000 that the teams of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza for the women and Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert for the men earned when they won the U.S. Open in doubles last year.

  • Runners-up - $310,000

The runners-up at the 2016 U.S. Open in doubles play will earn $310,000 per team or $155,000 per player each. That is up 12.7% over the $275,000 that the teams of Jamie Murray and John Peers for the men and Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova for the women earned as the runners-up in this tournament last year in doubles play.

  • Semifinals - $150,000

Reaching the semis in doubles play at the 2016 U.S. Open is worth $150,000 per team or $75,000 per player. That is up 12.7% over the $133,150 that each doubles team that lost in the semis earned last year.

  • Quarterfinals - $75,000

Reaching the quarterfinals is worth $75,000 for each doubles team as the  2016 U.S. Open. That is up 10.8% over the $67,675 that each doubles team that lost in the quarters earned last year.


  • Third Round - $40,000

Up 14.2% over the $35,025 last year. 


  • Second Round - $24,500

Up 12.9% from the $21,700 last year.

  • First Round - $15,141

Up 6.6% over $14,200 last year.


Mixed Doubles prize money payouts 2016 U.S. Open (per team)


  • Winning team - $150,000

  • Runners-up - $70,000


  • Semis - $30,000

  • Quarters - $15,000


  • Second round - $10,000



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