U.S. Open Prize Money: How Much Can a Champion Win?

It’s not about cash for the unlikely U.S. Open finalists Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu. But the cash actually received’t harm.

Before the match, Fernandez had earned $786,772 in official prize cash throughout her quick profession. Raducanu had earned $303,376 in her even shorter profession, most of it from reaching the fourth spherical at Wimbledon in her Grand Slam debut in July.

Those numbers are about to vary dramatically. The winner immediately will earn $2.5 million, the runner-up $1.25 million. Those figures don’t account for the sponsorships and different business offers that Fernandez, a Canadian, and Raducanu, who’s British, will most definitely signal due to their attention-grabbing runs in New York.

Before the ultimate, Raducanu mentioned that her largest title thus far had come two years in the past at a match in India the place the full prize cash was $25,000. The U.S. Open’s complete purse this 12 months: $57.5 million.

Speaking of Raducanu, Tim Crow, a sports activities advertising and marketing advisor, informed The Guardian that he “hadn’t had this many calls from clients, major brands, who are interested in her since Lewis Hamilton broke through in Formula One. If she wins, she will become one of the hottest properties in British sport, if not the hottest.”

Tennis has a world fan base, however Raducanu’s and Fernandez’s multicultural backgrounds might add to their world attraction. Raducanu was born in Canada and has a Romanian father and Chinese mom. Fernandez’s mom’s mother and father immigrated to Canada from the Philippines, and her father was born in Ecuador.