The US Open keeps raising the bar when it comes to its prize money purse.

The USTA announced that total player prize money for 2019 US Open will surpass $57 million for the first time, maintaining the US Open as the richest purse in tennis history.

In addition to the prize money provided to the players by the US Open, the USTA has agreed to make a payment of $1,000,000 ($500,000 per tour) to support the ATP and WTA Tour player programs including pension.

The new record total represents an 8% increase over 2018 total compensation.

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According to the tournament, main draw prize money for the first round of singles has increased by 47% over the last four years, and in that same time the second round has increased by 46.

Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3.85 million, and the men’s and women’s doubles champion teams will earn $740,000, both payouts the highest in US Open history. The US Open Qualifying Tournament, which this year will see a near 20% increase in total prize money, and a doubling of prize money over the past four years, will offer more than $3.5 million in prize money for the first time.

Round-by-round individual prize money for the US Open is as follows:

“The US Open prides itself on offering the best tennis players in the world, the richest total prize money in our sport,” said Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. “We strive to be innovative, and feel that our new contribution of $500,000 to the ATP’s player programs including its pension and the WTA Tour’s transition programs for players will go a long way toward the long-term financial well-being of all of our sport’s athletes.”

The Main Draw of the US Open begins on Monday, August 26, with qualifying beginning the week prior.