Australian Open 2018 Prize money – How much players and winners will earn ?


The Australian Open prize pot has been increased by 10 per cent to $55 million (AUD) (£31.8m) for this year’s edition.

Players will earn £28,900 for appearing in the first round with a total of £31.8million to be shared among men and women stars throughout the first major of the season.

The men’s and women’s winners will pocket a $4-million (£2.32m) cheque which is up from £2.14m in 2017. 

Finalists will earn £1.16m for their efforts while first-round losers stand to earn £28,900.

Australian Open 2018 prize money : 

Round Money
Winner £2.32m
Runner-up £1.16m
Semi-final £509k
Quarter-final £255k
Fourth round £139k
Third round £82k
Second round £52k
First round £28.9k
Federer triumphed in last year’s tournament following a five-set victory over Nadal, and there’s an even bigger prize pot to play for in 2018.

Prize money of all Grand Slams

Slam Winner Finalist 1st round
Australian (2018) £2.32m £1.16m £28.9k
Roland Garros (2017) £1.8m £859k £29.6k
Wimbledon (2017) £2.2m £1.1m £35k
US (2017) £2.74m £1.4m £38.6k

The US Open remains the most lucrative slam of the four majors. Last year Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens both received £2.74m each for winning their respective single’s titles.


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