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Australian Open Tennis 2018 Prize Money (Total purse increased to record AUD$55 million)

Australian Open 2017 has got another prize money hike with 10% increase compared to 2017 prize money pool. The total prize money purse for 2018 Australian Open will be AUD$55 million (USD$42.7m). Men and women singles winners will pocket AUD$4 million (USD$3.11m) each. Below is the entire breakdown of Australian Open 2018 prize money

Australian Open 2016 prize money
Australian Open 2017 will see another 10% increase in the total prize money pool which will take the total prize money for the entire competition to AUD$55 million (USD$4.7m) compared to AUD$50 million offered in 2017. Men and Women singles champions will take home AUD$4 million each. The runner-ups will also pocket AUD$2.2 million while semifinalists in both mens and women singles event will pocket around AUD$1.2m. The increase comes as part of yearly agreement where all four grand slams have been constantly increasing total prize money purse over the past 10 years. Currently US Open is the highest paying grand slam with over $50 million offered in 2017 US Open.

Here is the complete breakout of the 2018 prize money purse for Australia Open in different categories. Players losing in the qualifying rounds also gets paid. (all numbers below are in Australian dollar, if stated otherwise)

2017 AUSTRALIA OPEN PRIZE MONEY – AUD$55 million (USD$42.7m)
 STAGES  Mens Singles Women Singls  Mens Doubles Women Doubles Mixed Doubles  Other Events  
Winners $4m $4m $750,000 $750,000 $160,000
Runners-up  $2m $2m $375,000 $375,000 $80,000
Semi-Finalists  $1.2m $1.2m $185,000 $185,000 $40,000
Quarter-Finalists  $600,000 $600,000 $90,000 $90,000 $20,000
4th Round $250,000 $250,000 $45,000 $45,000 $10,000
3rd Round  $150,000 $150,000 $22,500 $22,500 $5,000
2nd Round  $80,000 $80,000 $14,000 $14,000
1st Round  $50,000 $50,000
TOTAL $20m $20m $5m $5m $500,000 $2.2m

table seperater
We can safely assume that all other three grand slams will also increase their prize money in 2018 and here is our complete details.

The increase see the players winning their singles qualifying round matches earning almost double what they were paid in 2017. Men’s singles qualifying round 1 winners will take home around AUD$15,000, second round winners will get $20,000 and third round winners will pocked massive AUD$30,000. Both mens and women doubles event also got increase with winners taking home $700,000 while runner ups pocketing as much as $375,000.

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