The U.S. Open will pay out $46.3 million — more than any tennis tournament in history

The new $150 million retractable roof over Arthur Ashe stadium isn’t the only thing that’s gone up for next week’s U.S. Open: The prize money has increased by 10% — to $46.3 million, which is more than any tournament in the world pays out.

Plus:Take a look at the U.S. Open’s brand new retractable roof

“We are proud that this year’s U.S. Open will offer the richest purse in tennis history,” said USTA President and U.S. Open Chairwoman Katrina Adams. “We continue to invest in all aspects of this world-class event to provide the best services and experiences for the players [and] our fans.

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