Tennis

Here is what each Grand Slam Prize brings home

French Open clay court
  • Among the richest sports in the world, tennis is one of the most lucrative, thanks to its Grand Slam tournaments.
  • There are four Grand Slam tennis events, each of which offers the most ranking points, prize money and attention from the general public and media.
  • Each Grand Slam has a different prize the most profitable being the US Open because  it is highly entertaining

When you see your favourite tennis stars battle it out on the court as their lives depend on the victory; just know the Grand Slam prize is a key motivator.

Among the richest sports in the world, tennis is one of the most lucrative, thanks to its Grand Slam tournaments.

There are four Grand Slam tennis events, each of which offers the most ranking points, prize money and attention from the general public and media.

They are the Australian Open, U.S Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.

But there have been studies and discussions about the difference in prize money between the professional game’s top and bottom.

One of the most important factors in determining a player’s quality is their performance in Grand Slam tournaments.

More ranking points, money, and attention are given to these events than any other in tennis.

A question asked often is which Grand Slam has the biggest prize. This is what you need to know for each Grand Slam.

Australian Open

Grand slam Prize

Rod Laver Arena. Photo/AuStadiums

The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year. This year’s tournament was 2022 was overshadowed by Novak Djokovic’s deportation but Rafael Nadal calmed the storm by winning the tournament.

Although Covid-19 had a negative impact on the 2021 Australian Open, attendance was up 4.5% in 2022. The prize money also increased.

Tennis stars will now battle out for a share of $75 million in prize money. More money went to the top men’s and women’s singles finishers in 2022 thanks to an increase in prize money from the Australian Open organizers.

An increase of 53% on the 2021 figure means that the men’s and women’s singles winners will each receive $2.875 million (Australian dollars). They will also see a 33% and a 26% increase in their tournament winnings for doubles and mixed doubles.

Half of that total, or $1,575,000, will be awarded to the singles event runner-ups, and $895,000 for each of the beaten semi-finalists, respectively.

Although the winners of the doubles competition received $675,000, the mixed doubles winners received $190,000.

French Open

The French Open is also known as Roland Garros. The French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam, is played on the city’s clay courts on the first full week of July.

The clay-court king is unquestionably Nadal, but Djokovic has proven to be a no pushover in this setting as well.

The tournament will go down in mid-May this year. As of yet, there is no official word on this year’s prize money for the competition.

However, the prize money for the 2021 edition was also reduced by 10% compared to the previous year as a result of Covid-19.

It’s worth noting, however, that 2021 French Open singles winners each received €1,400,000 ($1,586,039) in prize money. Each of the runners-up received €750,000 ($849,536).

Both the men’s and women’s doubles winners each receive €244,295 ($276,716) in prize money. All tournaments have a greater emphasis on singles stars, which is why the prize money is higher.

Wimbledon

The grass courts of London are used for this tournament. There is still no word on the prize money for 2022.

But, there was also a 7.85 percent cut to the 2021 prize money, which is now £35,016,000 ($47,560,482). The top prize money goes to the singles players, as it has in previous Grand Slams.

A total of £1,700,000 ($2,309,025) was paid out to each of the 2021 singles champions, with the losing finalists taking home just £900,000 ($1,222,425).

When it came to the doubles, the winning teams took home a combined £480,000 ($651,931), while the mixed doubles team took home £100,000 ($135,872).

Roger Federer has always ruled in grass courts but and knee injury is threatening to end his tennis career.

U.S Open

Flushing Meadows New York

Flushing Meadows New York. Photo/NYCgo.com

New York hosts the year’s final Grand Slam, which is sure to be the most glitzy event yet.

The US Open is a hard-court tournament where many famous players have won titles.

Unlike the other three grand slams, this one hasn’t been dominated by a single player and is, therefore, more entertaining for the audience.

The prize money for the 2022 edition of the Grand Slam is yet to be announced. However, the prize money for the US Open in 2021 can still be compared.

The US Open has one major factor. In 2021, the tournament’s prize money totalled $57.5 million, making it the most lucrative in tennis.

There were two $2,500,000 winners and two $1.25 million runners-up in the singles. There were $660,000 in prize money for the doubles champions and $160,000 for the mixed doubles champions.

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