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Australian Open increases overall purse to $36.2 million (Yahoo Sports)

Posted: December 26, 2016 at 9:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays with the balls during his ATP World Tour Finals singles final tennis match against Andy Murray of Britain at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Australian Open organizers say they will offer 50 million Australian dollars ($ 36.2 million) in prize money for the 2017 tennis tournament, including $ A3.7 million ($ 2.68 million) each to the men’s and women’s singles champions. It is a 14 percent increase in prize money from 2016, and offers A$ 50,000 ($ 36,220) to a first-round loser in the tournament which begins on Jan. 16. The U.S. Open has the largest prize money for a Grand Slam tournament, a purse of $ 46.

Yahoo Sports – Tennis News

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