By Ros Satar

  • Another year, another prize money bump for the Australian Open prize purse – what will the winners pocket?
  • What will our Brits stand to earn over the next two weeks?
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – It is the first Grand Slam of the season, and the prize money has been bumped up by 13.6% to a tournament record A$71m

 

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How much prize money could the Brits earn at the Australian Open 2019

PLACE (Singles) PRIZE MONEY A$ (£)
Winner $4.12m (£2.175m)
Runner-up $2.065m (£1.09m)
Semi-finalist $1.04m (£549k)
Quarter-finalist $525k (£277.18k)
Round 4 $300k (£158.4k)
Round 3 $180k (£95k)
Round 2 $128k (£67.57k)
Round 1 $90k (£47.5k)

As we have seen throughout recent years, as the Slams roll around the different tournaments step up the bar with the others beginning to follow suit. The US Open continues to be the most lucrative, with Wimbledon now just behind the Aussies.

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Total Grand Slam Prize Purses for 2019-20 (Current Currency Conversion)

Australian Open (2020) Roland Garros (2019) Wimbledon (2019) US Open (2019)
AU$71m

£37.476m

€42.661m

£36.3m

£38m $57.2m

£43.9m

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What does this mean for the Brits?

With British women’s No. 1 Johanna Konta managing a troubling knee injury, it is men’s No. 1 Dan Evans who comes in as the player in form, although he and Kyle Edmund made quarter-finals in the week before the Australian Open, and Heather Watson made the semi-final in Hobart.

 

Opponents assumed via their ranking/seeding

 

Johanna Konta [12]

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  • R1: Ons Jabeur | H2H tied at 1-1
  • R2: Zheng Saisai | Konta leads H2H 3-1
  • R3: Caroline Garcia | H2H tied at 3-3
  • R4: Dayana Yastremska [23] | H2H tied at 1-1
  • QF: Serena Williams [8] | H2H tied at 1-1
  • SF: Naomi Osaka [3] | Konta leads H2H 3-0
  • F: Ashleigh Barty [1] | Barty leads H2H 3-1

 

Dan Evans [30]

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  • R1: Mackenzie McDonald | First Meeting
  • R2: Laslo Djere | First Meeting
  • R3: Novak Djokovic [2] | First Meeting
  • R4: Diego Schwartzman [14] | First Meeting
  • QF: Stefanos Tsitsipas [6] | First Meeting
  • SF: Roger Federer [3] | Federer leads H2H 3-0
  • F: Rafael Nadal [1] | Nadal leads H2H 2-0

 

Cameron Norrie

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  • R1: Pierre-Hugues Herbert | First Meeting
  • R2: David Goffin [11] | First Meeting
  • R3: Andrey Rublev [17] | First Meeting
  • R4: Alexander Zverev [7] | Zverev leads H2H 2-0
  • QF: Daniil Medvedev [4] | Medvedev leads H2H 1-0
  • SF: Rafael Nadal [1] | First Meeting
  • F: Novak Djokovic [2] | First Meeting

 

Kyle Edmund

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  • R1: Dusan Lajovic [24] | Edmund leads 2-0
  • R2: Mikhail Kukushkin | H2H tied at 1-1
  • R3: Diego Schwartzman [14] | H2H tied at 2-2
  • R4: Novak Djokovic [2] | Djokovic leads H2H 5-1
  • QF: Stefanos Tsitsipas [6] | Tsitsipas leads H2H 1-0
  • SF: Roger Federer [3] | Federer leads 1-0
  • F: Rafael Nadal [1] | Nadal leads 1-0

 

Katie Boulter

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  • R1: Elina Svitolina [5] | First Meeting
  • R2: Lauren Davis | First Meeting
  • R3: Anastasija Sevastova [31] | First Meeting
  • R4: Kiki Bertens [9] | First Meeting
  • QF: Karolina Pliskova [2] | Pliskova leads H2H 1-0
  • SF: Simona Halep [4] | First Meeting
  • F: Ashleigh Barty [1] | Barty leads 1-0

 

Heather Watson

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  • R1: Kristyna Pliskova | H2H tied at 1-1
  • R2: Elise Mertens [16] | Mertens leads H2H 3-1
  • R3: Karolina Muchova [20] | Muchova leads H2H 1-0
  • R4: Simona Halep [4] | Halep leads 3-0
  • QF: Belinda Bencic [6] | Watson leads H2H 1-0
  • SF: Karolina Pliskova [2] | Watson leads 1-0 (ITF)
  • F: Ashleigh Barty [1] | First Meeting

 

Harriet Dart [Q]

  • R1: Misaki Doi | First Meeting
  • R2: Simona Halep [4] | First Meeting
  • R3: Danielle Collins [26] | First Meeting
  • R4: Elise Mertens [16] | Mertens leads H2H 1-0 (ITF)
  • QF: Belinda Bencic [6] | Bencic leads H2H 1-0
  • SF: Karolina Pliskova [2] | Pliskova leads H2H 1-0
  • F: Ashleigh Barty [1] | Barty leads H2H 1-0

The Australian Open takes place between 20 January and 2 February

 

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