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 to a record for the Australian Open

 

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

 

PLACE (Singles) PRIZE MONEY A$ (£)
Winner $4.1m (£2.3m)
Runner-up $2.05m (£1.15m)
Semi-finalist $920k (£517.6k)
Quarter-finalist $460 (£258.8k)
Round 4 $260k (£146.4k)
Round 3 $155k (£87.2k)
Round 2 $105k (£59.1k)
Round 1 $54k (£42.2k)

 

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.

 

Total Grand Slam Prize Purses for 2018-9 (Current Currency Conversion)

Australian Open (2018) Roland Garros (2018) Wimbledon (2018) US Open (2018)
AU$62.5m

£35.2m

39m

£34m

£34m $53m

£41.2m

 

What does this mean for the Brits?

It has been a frustrating start to the year across the board for the Brits, and all eyes will be on the return of Andy Murray, but there are plenty of other names to watch. Six Brits are in the main draw with Harriet Dart and Dan Evans into the final round of qualifying, so we could have eight Brits on show – but how much money will they earn?

 

Opponents assumed via their ranking/seeding (H2Hs may include exhibition matches)

 

Kyle Edmund [13] Path to the Final

Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Miami Open, ATP Miami 2018

Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Miami Open, ATP Miami 2018 | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • R1: Tomas Berdych | Berdych leads H2H 1-0
  • R2: Robin Haase | H2H tied at 1-1
  • R3: Diego Schwartzman [18] | Edmund leads H2H 2-1
  • R4: Rafael Nadal [2] | Nadal leads H2H 1-0
  • QF: Kevin Anderson [5] | H2H tied at 1-1
  • SF: Roger Federer [3] | First Meeting
  • F: Novak Djokovic [1] | Djokovic leads H2H 4-1

 

Johanna Konta Path to Final

Johanna Konta in the first round of the US Open, New Yiork 2018

Johanna Konta in the first round of the US Open, New Yiork 2018 | (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • R1: Ajla Tomljanovic | H2H tied at 1-1
  • R2: Garbiñe Muguzura [18] | Konta leads H2H 2-1
  • R3: Daria Kasatkina [10] | Kasatkina leads H2H 2-1
  • R4: Karolina Pliskova [7] | Pliskova leads H2H 5-1
  • QF: Simona Halep [1] | H2H tied at 3-3
  • SF: Naomi Osaka [4] | Konta leads H2H 4-0
  • F: Angelique Kerber [2] | Kerber leads H2H 3-1

 

Cameron Norrie Path to the Final

Cameron Norrie, US Open 2017

Photo by Mike Frey/BPI/REX/Shutterstock | Cameron Norrie, US Open 2017

  • R1: Taylor Fritz | Norrie leads H2H 1-0
  • R2: Gael Monfil [30] | Monfils leads H2H 1-0
  • R3: Roger Federer [3] | Federer leads H2H 1-0 (Hopman Cup)
  • R4: Stefanos Tsitsipas [14] | Norrie leads H2H 1-0 (Hopman Cup)
  • QF: Marin Cilic [6] | First Meeting
  • SF: Rafael Nadal [2] | First Meeting
  • F: Novak Djokovic [1] | First Meeting

 

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Katie Boulter Path to Final

Katie Boulter in the quarter-final of the Nature Valley Open, WTA Nottingham 2018

Katie Boulter in the quarter-final of the Nature Valley Open, WTA Nottingham 2018 | (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)

  • R1: Ekaterina Makarova | First Meeting
  • R2: Aryna Sabalenka [11] | First Meeting
  • R3: Lesia Tsurenka [24] | Tsurenko leads H2H 1-0
  • R4: Petra Kvitova [8] | First Meeting
  • QF: Caroline Wozniacki [3] | First Meeting
  • SF: Angelique Kerber [2] | First Meeting
  • F: Simona Halep [1] | First Meeting

 

Heather Watson Path to Final

Heather Watson in the first round of the US Open, New York 2018

Heather Watson in the first round of the US Open, New York 2018 | (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

  • R1: Petra Martic | First Meeting
  • R2: Marketa Vondrousova | First Meeting
  • R3: Sloane Stephens [5] | Watson leads H2H 5-2
  • R4: Kiki Bertens [9] | Bertens leads H2H 3-0
  • QF: Angelique Kerber [2] | Kerber leads H2H 3-0
  • SF: Caroline Wozniacki [3] | Wozniacki leads H2H 2-1
  • F: Simona Halep [1] | Halep leads H2H 4-0

 

Andy Murray Path to the Final

Andy Murray in the second round of the US Open, New York 2018

Andy Murray in the second round of the US Open, New York 2018 | (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

  • R1: Roberto Bautista Agut [22] | Murray leads H2H 3-0
  • R2: John Millman
  • R3: Karen Khachanov [10] | Murray leads H2H 1-0
  • R4: Marin Cilic [6] | Murray leads H2H 12-3
  • QF: Roger Federer [3] | Federer leads H2H 14-12
  • SF: Rafael Nadal [2] | Nadal leads H2H 19-7
  • F: Novak Djokovic [1] | Novak Djokovic leads H2H 26-11
The Australian Open takes place between 14-27 January

 

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