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Tennis Grand Slams With Highest Prize Money In 2022 Calendar Year.

Wimbleon and US Open usually undo each other every year in terms of highest prize money in tennis grand slams. In the last 5 years, US Open has over taken other grand slams as financially most rewarding tennis event in the world. We breakdown each grand slam prize money.

Australian Open 2022: saw another 4.5% increase in prize money purse for 2022 event taking the total to a massive $75 million AUD ($54m USD). Winners of singles events earned as much as AUD $4.4 million (USD $3.19).

French Open 2022: 10.8% reduction in prize money purse for French open 2020 and 2021 saw total purse reduced to €38,000,000 ($44 million). However, we can expect an increase in the 2022 event with things getting back to normal in terms of pandemics.

Wimbledon 2022: Wimbledon was canceled in 2022 and as it returned in 2021 prize money pool saw a 7.8% reduction taking the total to £35 million ($45.5m). However, we can expect a massive rise in the 2022 event which will take the total prize money to over $50 million.

US Open 2022: US open has been the highest paying grand slam in the last few years and we can expect another rise in the 2022 event where total prize money will cross $60 million and singles winner’s purse will be around $3 million.

financial numbers in the table below are converted to USD currency for ranking and understanding purposes. After converting all to single currency US Open comes up triumphs with the highest prize money of any tennis tournament.

StageAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS Open
Winner$2.875m$2.7m$2.9m$3m
Runners-up$1.575m$1.4m$1.50m$1.5m
Semifinalists$895,000$670,000$725,750$800,000
Quarterfinal$538,500 $528,500 $362,875$425,000
4th Round$328,000$265,000$191,598$250,000
3rd Round$221,000$155,000$116,120$163,000
2nd Round$154,000$94,000$72,575$100,000
1st Round$103,000$48,800$43,545$61,000
Qualifying Round 3$53,500$43,500$33410
Qualifying Round 2$35,500$22,000$20310
Qualifying Round 1$25,250$15,000$11136


US Open

US open was started way back in 1877. US Open become the first grand slam tournament that offers equal prize money for both male and female athletes. US open is the last grand slam tournament of the year.


  1. Date for the torunament
    US open is a last Grand Slam event of the clander year. It begins from 30 August-12 September. However, date can be changedd due to ongoing covid situtaion.
  2. Prize Money
    Total prize money for the event was $57,500,000
  3. Winners share
    US open single winners get $2,500,000. Winning the double’s title got $660,000.
  4. Prize Money Hike
    From previous season, this year total prize money witness 7.60% in hike. Single’s winner see a decline of -16.67% due to covid and Double’s category winner gets 65.00% in hike.
Australian Open

It is the first grand slam event of the tennis calendar year. It was started in 1905. The tournament is played in January.


  1. Date for the Tournament
    Australian open take place in the 1st month of the year. it begins from 15 January-5 Febuary. However, this year Grand Slam started with two week delay due to covid.
  2. Prize Money
    Total Prize money for the event is $71.5 million AUD.
  3. Winners Share
    Single winners get $2,750,000 AUD. Double winners took $600,000 AUD home.
  4. Prize Money Hike
    Like ever other tournament, a prominent check was decutued from the winners prize money comapre to last year. Single winner’s got -33.25% in hike and Double’s winner witness -21.05% in price change. However, Total prize hike increased with 0.70%.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon was the only slam that got canceled in 2020. This year tennis world witnesses its return. The first-ever tournament was played in 1877.


  1. Date
    Every year Wimbledon take place in summer. This year wimbeldon tournament was played from 28 june- 11 july.
  2. Total Prize Money
    Wimbledon tournament paid £35 million in prize money to players.
  3. Winners share
    Single’s winner got £1,700,000 and Double’s winner take £480,000.
  4. Przie Money Hike
    This year Wimbledon sees a decline of -7.85% comapres to 2019 prize money.
French Open

It is also known as Ronald Garros is the second Grand slam event in the year. Ronald Garro’s event is played on clay. Rafa Nadal won the tournament the most number of times.


  1. Tournament date
    French Open took place in the begining of summer.This year event was held from 30 May- 13 June.
  2. Total Prize money
    The total prize money at Roland Garros for 2021 was €34,367,215.
  3. Winners Share
    The single’s winner in Paris receives €1,400,000. The Double’s winner got €244,295.
  4. Prize Money hike
    The total prize money at Fench Open was €34,367,215 which is down -10.53% compared to 2020.
Which grand slam has the highest over all prize money purse ?

Wimbledon is the highest paying grand slam of 2022. US open is yet to announce this year’s purse and once announced that might overtake Wimbledon.

How much the winner of singles event earn in Grand Slam ?

Every grand slam has different prize money for mens and women’s singles champions. Wimbledon pay as much as $2.5 million to singles winners.

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