US Open US Open winners to bank $3.3million

Winning the US Open just became even more lucrative of an exercise, after a prize money boost.

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US Open champions will pocket a record $3.3million in September, after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) revealed a prize money hike.

The USTA boosted the overall prize pool across the five events to $42.3m - 10.5 per cent up on 2014 - with the singles champions to net $3.3m apiece.

Runners-up at Flushing Meadows will net a cool $1.6m, while first-round losers will pocket $39,500 - the second-highest of the majors, behind only Wimbledon (£29,000 or about $45,369).

However, the US Open winners' cheque dwarfs that of all other grand slams.

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