Official site of the Open championship of Australia reports on the increased of 14% of the prize pool.
According to information from official sources, in 2017, the year of the prize’s first major of the year will be 50 million Australian dollars, which correspond to 36 million and 260 thousand in U.S. currency.
Thus, the winners of the men’s and women’s singles will receive 2 million 680 thousand dollars.
Other facts relating to the updated prizes:
– The prize Fund of Aus Open has grown more than three times over the past 15 years. In 2001 it was 13.9 million Australian dollars.
For the past two years, the prize Fund increased by 10 million Australian dollars.
– 30% compared to last year’s draw, has increased the reward for getting into the first round of the competition.
By 19% compared to last year’s draw, has increased the reward for getting to the second round of the competition.
By 20% compared to last year’s draw, has increased the reward for getting to the third round of the competition.
By 9%, compared with last year’s draw, has increased the reward for getting into the later rounds of the competition.
Note that the record on the part of the prize is the last draw of the U.S. Open. In 2016, the prize Fund amounted to 50 million U.S. dollars.The same news on iSport.ua: Australian Open Prize money increased again
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