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All you need to know about Australian Open 2024 prize money

Published at :January 28, 2024 at 11:06 AM
Modified at :January 30, 2024 at 7:39 PM
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Prize money has increased this year

The Australian Open 2024, marking the commencement of the Hologic WTA Tour season, unfolds as the initial Grand Slam. Boasting a 128-player singles field, a 64-team doubles field, and a 32-team mixed doubles field, the tournament takes place on outdoor hard courts at Melbourne Park, utilizing the Dunlop Australian Open ball. Notably, this edition makes history by extending over 15 days and incorporating a Sunday start on Jan 14.

In response to player and fan feedback, the tournament aims to minimize late finishes while ensuring a fair and equitable schedule for stadium court matches. Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley expressed excitement about the positive impact of the additional day on scheduling, benefiting both fans and players.

In the previous year, Aryna Sabalenka showcased an impressive undefeated run in Australia, clinching titles in both Adelaide and the Australian Open. Her notable achievement culminated in securing her first major title in Melbourne, overcoming a thrilling two-and-a-half-hour contest against Elena Rybakina with a comeback victory of 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

In the doubles category, the formidable pair of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova emerged victorious, defeating Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara with a commanding 6-4, 6-3 scoreline. This triumph not only secured their second Australian Open title but also marked their seventh major overall, underscoring the pair’s consistent excellence on the grand stage.

Novak Djokovic, a formidable force in tennis with 24 Grand Slam victories, holds the title of defending champion in the men’s singles category at the Australian Open.

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What is the prize money for the Australian Open 2024 winner?

The winner of the Australian Open 2024 in the singles category of men’s and women’s department will receive $3.15 million each. The runners-up will receive $1.73 million each.

How much will the men’s and women’s singles players earn

  • First round: A$120,000
  • Second round: A$180,000
  • Third round: A$255,000
  • Round of 16: A$375,000
  • Quarterfinals: A$600,000
  • Semifinals: A$990,000
  • Runner-up: A$1,725,000
  • Champion: A$3,150,000

Prize money on offer in men’s and women’s doubles at the 2024 Australian Open

  • First round: A$36,000
  • Round of 32: A$53,000
  • Round of 16: A$75,000
  • Quarterfinals: A$128,000
  • Semifinals: A$227,500
  • Runners-up: A$400,000
  • Champion: A$730,000

Prize money on offer in mixed doubles at the 2024 Australian Open

  • First round: A$6,900
  • Round of 16: A$13,275
  • Quarterfinals: A$26,500
  • Semifinals: A$50,000
  • Runners-up: A$94,000
  • Champion: A$165,000

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