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Australian Open prize money: $75 million up for grabs

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A tennis player on the court in Melbourne at the Australian Open and Australian currency.
A tennis player on the court in Melbourne at the Australian Open and Australian currency.

The Australian Open is all about sportsmanship, but it also comes with a hefty cheque depending on how you place.

Prize money is awarded to each player, even those who get knocked out in the first round, with a massive $75 million in total being given away.

So, who gets what? Here’s the breakdown.

Singles

Those knocked out in the first round will still walk away with $103,000 each. This then begins to increase as more players get knocked out.

Second round players will get $154,000, third round will get $221,000 and fourth round will get $328,000.

Those who make it to the quarter-finals will leave with a cool $538,500, semi-finalists with $895,000 and the runner up will get $1.575 million.

The winner of the singles tournament will receive $2.875 million along with the glory.

In total, $26,074,000 will be awarded to the singles players.

Doubles

For the doubles tournament, the prize money is a little different. Those knocked out in the first round will be awarded $30,050 each.

Second round players will receive $45,100 and third round players will get $62,250.

Quarter-finalists will walk away with $113,000, semi-finalists with $205,000 and the runners up will get $360,000.

The winners of the doubles tournament will get $675,000.

In total, $4,102,200 will be awarded to the players.

Mixed doubles

In the mixed doubles tournament the prize money is reduced a bit further. Those playing in the first round will get $6,450.

Those knocked out in the second round will get $12,350.

Quarter-finalists will walk away with $24,750, semi-finalists with $46,350 and the runners up with $87,550.

The winners of the mixed doubles will take home $154,500.

In total, the prize money for the mixed doubles adds up to $635,750.

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