Prize Money Of all Grand Slams, Which is Highest Paying ?

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014 | 2

Australian Open has increased their 2014 prize money to $33 US dollars which is not almost on par with Wimbledon and US Open. All the grand slams are in competition of their own as to become the highest paying grand slam which will attract players interest more as well as the crowd and US Open authorties has made a plan to increase the US Open grand slam total prize money to $50 Million in the next few years. Lets take a look at all the Grand Slams Prize money’s breakdown from 2013.

Total Prize Money Comparison (Currency Adjusted)
Australian Open 2014 logoAUSTRALIAN OPEN Wimbledon logoWIMBLEDON French Open logoFRENCH OPEN US Open logoUS OPEN
Total $33 Million $42.3 Million $34.5 Million  $38.3 Million


Prize Money Comparison of All Four Tennis Grand Slams
SINGLES Australian Open 2014 logoAUSTRALIAN Wimbledon logoWIMBLEDON French Open logoFRENCH OPEN US Open logoUS OPEN
Winner $2,430,000 $2,437,600 $2,042,100  $3,000,000
Runner Up $1,215,000 $1,218,800 $1,021,050 $1,430,000
Semifinalists $500,000 $609,400 $510,525 $715,000
Quarterfinalists $250,000 $312,318 $258,666 $377,000
4th Round $125,000 $159,968 $136,140 $182,000
3rd Round $71,000 $95,981 $81,680 $103,000
2nd Round $45,500 $57,893 $47,649 $58,000
1st Round $27,600 $35,802 $28,589 $35,200


Above all the prize money’s are converted from Australian Dollar, British Pounds and Euro to US dollars. Of course Wimbledon pays in british pounds, french open in euros and australian open in aus dollars.

In the last two years we have seen all grand slams who has increased their total prize money and it was after players revolt which was lead by Roger Federer, as players demanded more percentage of total earnings from the grand slams.

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  • chaoba meetei

    Now Ronald garrros has hiked d prize money for d winners,,, 2.5 million euros

  • tbm

    why do the women get same prize money; they only play three sets? i’m all for equality but that’s not equal input for the equal output ?

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