Australian Open 2012 to offer record prize money

October 4, 2011 · Print This Article

The 2012 Australian Open will offer the most prize money in the history of Grand Slam tennis. The the men’s and women’s champions will take home a record A$2.3 million (US$2.18 million) each.

This year’s US Open paid out $1.8 million to the Novak Djokovic and Sam Stosur, with Djokovic earning an extra $500,000 because he finished second in the US Open Series.

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