Australian Open 2022: how much money does the male and female winner earn?
The Australian Open prize money in the women’s singles event is on par with the men.
Organisers of the Australian Open have added to the tournament's prize money for a second consecutive year, with a greater share of the pot now going to the men's and women's finalists.
The men’s and women’s singles winners will each earn $2.875 million (Australian dollars), a 53 per cent increase on the 2021 figure. The doubles and mixed doubles champions will also see a 33 per cent and 26 per cent rise in their tournament winnings.
Australia offers more
The prize money in the women’s singles event is on par with the men. The Australian Open maintains its status as the biggest prize pool out of the four major tennis Grand Slams. This year's runner-up will get $1.575 million and the beaten semi-finalists will receive $895,000 each.
Doubles winners receive less
The prize-money in the doubles events are considerably lower than in the singles but there is still a healthy prize purse to compete for. The winners in the events will take home $675,000 while the runners-up receive $360,000 and the defeated semi-finalists get $205,000. Like in the singles events, the prize money for the men’s and women’s doubles is on par.
Australian Ash Barty won the Australian Open women's singles title on Saturday.
"This is a dream come true for me, and I am so proud to be an Aussie," Barty said.
"As an Aussie, the most important part of this tournament is to be able to share it with so many people and you guys in the crowd have been nothing short of exceptional.
"I have said numerous times, I am so lucky to have so many people here that love me, support me. Pretty special that my mum, dad and sisters are here... I am an incredibly fortunate and lucky girl to have so much love in my corner."
Nadal wins men's final
Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 7-5 to win his second Australian Open title in an epic battle lasting five hours and 24 minutes.