• The first Grand Slam of the year rolls round and there has been a 12.7% increase in the prize fund.
  • 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 12.7% to a tournament record of A$80m.

 

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How much prize money could the Brits earn at the Australian Open 2021

PLACE (Singles) PRIZE MONEY A$ (£)
Winner $2.750m (£1.537m)
Runner-up $1.500m (£838.4m)
Semi-finalist $850k (£475.1k)
Quarter-finalist $525k (£334.5k)
Round 4 $320k (£178.9k)
Round 3 $215k (£120.2k)
Round 2 $150k (£83.8k)
Round 1 $100k (£55.9k)

 

Total Grand Slam Prize Purses for 2020-21 (Current Currency Conversion)

Australian Open (2021) Roland Garros (2020) Wimbledon (2020) US Open (2019)
AU$80m

£44.716m

€38

£33.3m

£10m

Cancelled and money was distributed to the 620 players who would have taken part

$53.4m

£38.9m

 

What does this mean for the Brits?

While we are missing Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund, there are six Brits in the main draws of the singles event, but how much money will they earn?

Opponents assumed via their ranking/seeding

 

Johanna Konta [13]

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  • R1: Kaja Juvan [Q] | H2H: First Meeting
  • R2: Mayar Sherif [Q] | H2H: First Meeting
  • R3: Jennifer Brady [22] | H2H: Brady leads 1-0 (ITF)
  • R4: Sofia Kenin [4] | H2H: Konta leads 1-0
  • QF: Elina Svitolina [5] | H2H: Svitolina leads 5-0 (incl. ITF)
  • SF: Ashleigh Barty [1] | H2H: Barty leads 3-1
  • F: Simona Halep [2] | H2H: Halep leads 4-3

 

Dan Evans [30]

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  • R1: Cameron Norrie | H2H: Evans leads 1-0 (Challenger)
  • R2: Ilya Ivashka | H2H: Evans leads 2-0 (incl. Challenger)
  • R3: Rafael Nadal [2] | H2H: Nadal leads 2-0
  • R4: Fabio Fognini [16] | H2H: Evans leads 1-0
  • QF: Stefanos Tsitsipas [5] | H2H: Tsitipas leads 2-0
  • SF: Daniil Medvedev [4] | H2H: First Meeting
  • F: Novak Djokovic [1] | H2H: First Meeting

 

Heather Watson

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  • R1: Kristyna Pliskova | H2H tied at 2-1
  • R2: Anett Kontaveit [21] | H2H: Kontaveit leads 3-2
  • R3: Petra Martic [16] | H2H: Martic leads 1-0
  • R4: Ashleigh Barty [1] | H2H: First Meeting
  • QF: Karolina Pliskova [6] | H2H: Watson leads H2H 1-0 (ITF)
  • SF: Sofia Kenin [4] | H2H: Watson leads 1-0
  • F: Simona Halep [2] | H2H: First Meeting

 

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Cameron Norrie

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  • R1: Dan Evans [30] | H2H: Evans leads 1-0 (Challenger)
  • R2: Ilya Ivashka | H2H: Norrie leads 1-0
  • R3: Rafael Nadal [2] | H2H: First Meeting
  • R4: Fabio Fognini [16] | H2H: Fognini leads 1-0
  • QF: Stefanos Tsitsipas [5] | H2H: First Meeting (excl. Hopman Cup)
  • SF: Daniil Medvedev [4] | H2H: Medvedev leads 1-0
  • F: Novak Djokovic [1] | H2H: First Meeting

 

Katie Boulter

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  • R1: Daria Kasatkina | H2H: First Meeting
  • R2: Aryna Sabalenka [7] | H2H: Sabalenka leads 1-0
  • R3: Zhang Shuai [31] | H2H: First Meeting
  • R4: Serena Williams [10] | H2H: First Meeting (excl. Hopman Cup)
  • QF: Simona Halep [2] | H2H: First Meeting
  • SF: Naomi Osaka [3] | H2H: Osaka leads 3-0
  • F: Ashleigh Barty [1] | Barty leads 1-0

 

Francesca Jones [Q]

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  • R1: Shelby Rogers | H2H: First Meeting
  • R2: Petra Martic [16] | H2H: First Meeting
  • R3: Anett Kontaveit [21] | H2H: First Meeting
  • R4: Ashleigh Barty [1] | H2H: First Meeting
  • QF: Karolina Pliskova [6] | H2H: First Meeting
  • SF: Sofia Kenin [4] | H2H: First Meeting
  • F: Simona Halep [2] | H2H: First Meeting

 

The Australian Open takes place between 8-21 February (GMT +11 Hours)

 

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