US Open singles champs to get record $1.8 million
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The U.S. Tennis Association says the singles champions at this year's U.S. Open will each receive a record $1.8 million.
Total prize money is rising by more than $1 million to $23.7 million, the most ever for the Grand Slam tournament.
The USTA said Wednesday the 2011 tournament would have an increase of about 6 percent in men's and women's singles prize money.
The U.S. Open starts Aug. 29.