The prize money pool for this year's tennis U.S. Open has been increased by 11.7% to a record $38.3 mil. In the comparison, Wimbledon had a total prize pool of $41.98 mil while the Australian Open had an overall purse of $33 mil and the French Open paid out a total of $34.54 mil.
The distribution of the prize-money is an interesting thing to look at. The singles competitors, of course, take the bulk of the coin. The men's and women's singles champions will earn $3 million, a record payout at the year's final grand slam.
On the other hand, the winner of men's and women's doubles take "only" $260,000 each. If you are a qualifier, and an unsuccessful one losing in the third round of the qualification, you would take home poor $13,351.
Tennis is a game of the Champions. No time (and money) for losers... ...actually, much less money for losers, to be correct.