U.S. Open purse rises to $38.3M

Updated: July 9, 2014, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The 2014 U.S. Open men's and women's singles champions will each earn a record $3 million this year.

The U.S. Tennis Association also announced Wednesday that the total purse for the tournament will be $38.3 million, an increase of 11.7 percent from $34.3 million last year. The previous winners of the final Grand Slam tournament of the season -- Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams -- earned $2.6 million in 2013.

Runners-up will get $1.45 million, an increase ...

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