THE BRITS WON OUT AGAINST THE CANADIANS IN THE WOMEN’S US OPEN TENNIS FINALS 2021
British Emma Raducanu has won after beating Canadian Leylah Fernandez in women’s final.
No American Women Made It To The Finals.
The 18-year-old is the first qualifier in history – male or female – to reach the final of any of the four grand slams. She has also become the first British woman to win a slam since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977.
This will, of course, mean more to her than the prize money, but her US Open journey has already made her very wealthy, which is far from a bad bonus.
US Open 2021 Prize Money Explained:
Men and women earn the same amount at the US Open.
Here’s how the pay breaks down by finish:
Winner – $2.5m (£1.8m)
Runner-up – $1.25m (£900,000)
Semi-finalists – $675,000 (£486,000)
Quarter-finalists – $425,000 (£306,000)
Round of 16 – $265,000 (£190,000)
Round of 32 – $180,000 (£130,000)
Round of 64 – $115,000 (£83,000)
Round of 128 – $75,000 (£54,000)
This means Raducanu was already guaranteed £900,000 in prize money, even if she had lost on Saturday (9/11/21).