Australian Open announces prize money increase

Melbourne, Australia: Australian Open organizers say the tournament will increase its prize money by $3 million next year to bring overall player compensation to $31 million.   In keeping with player demands to see a larger
australian open announces prize money increase -...
India TV News Desk October 02, 2013 12:57 IST
Melbourne, Australia: Australian Open organizers say the tournament will increase its prize money by $3 million next year to bring overall player compensation to $31 million.
   



In keeping with player demands to see a larger slice of Grand Slam revenues, all four of the sport's most prestigious tennis tournaments have greatly increased their prize money in the past two years.
   
Wimbledon now offers about $36.5 million, while the U.S. Open increased its purse to $34.3 million and the French Open went up to $29.7 million.
   
Australian Open organizers did not break down the prize money awarded per round at their launch Wednesday for the Jan. 13-26 tournament, but men and women will receive equal amounts as in previous years.
  
Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka are the defending champions at Melbourne Park.

 
Chunav Manch Gujarat 2017
 
 
 
Assembly Elections 2017
 
 

You May Like

   
 

More from sports