One of four major annual competitions that make up the Grand Slam tournaments of tennis, the U.S. Open 2016 runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11 in Flushing, N.Y. The world’s best tennis players will compete not just for the U.S. Open trophy, but for their piece of a $46.3 million prize pool.
The winners of the men’s and women’s singles tournaments will each take home $3.5 million, with runner-ups walking away with $1.75 million each. The rest of the prize pool will be dispersed among the semi-finalists, quarter-finalists and lower-place finishers, as well as doubles teams and players in qualifying rounds.
Here is a look at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, the top competitors and their net worths and career earnings.
U.S. Open Tournament History
The most captivating storyline of 2015 U.S. Open was Serena Williams, who was chasing Grand Slam victory until she was upset by the unseeded underdog Roberta Vinci. In one of the least likely outcomes in the history of the tournament, Flavia Pennetta — also a little-known Italian in her 30s — beat Vinci to win the U.S. Open title, and promptly announced her retirement in a post-match interview.
That year’s men’s singles match was no surprise. Novak Djokovic beat out Roger Federer in the 42nd meeting of the pair’s legendary rivalry.
The year before, in 2014, Marin Cilic lifted the trophy as the men’s singles tournament winner, while Williams locked up her 18th career Grand Slam singles title in the women’s competition. Her victory was a followup to her 2013 win.
U.S. Open 2016 Player Net Worths, Career Winnings
The best tennis players in the world earn millions on the court, but many earn far more in endorsements and commercial deals.
In the past year, Djokovic alone earned an estimated $34 million off endorsement deals with Adidas and other top brands, reports Forbes. His career winnings in that same time period was an estimated $21.8 million — though, admittedly, he’s taken in over $102 million in prize money throughout his career.
Williams has similarly earned more off endorsements than tournament prizes in the past year. She earned $20 million off endorsements while bringing in $8.9 million in tournament winnings. Her career winnings top this list of high-earning tennis players, with $80.9 million under her belt.
10 Millionaire Men in the U.S. Open 2016
No surprise Djokovic and Federer top this list of some of the highest-earning tennis players attending the U.S. Open in tennis.
The ATP World Tour ranks the tennis stars at No. 1 and No. 4, respectively. Djokovic himself maintains a win-loss career record of 737-151, as of Aug. 26, 2016, with Federer holding 1080 wins over 245 losses.
|Name||Net Worth||Career Winnings|
|Tomas Berdych net worth||$16 million||$25.82 million|
|Marin Cilic net worth||Unknown||$15.2 million|
|Novak Djokovic net worth||$160 million||$102.81 million|
|Roger Federer net worth||$350 million||$98.83 million|
|Nick Kyrgios net worth||Unknown||$3.07 million|
|Andy Murray net worth||$70 million||$49.88 million|
|Rafael Nadal net worth||$140 million||$78.28 million|
|Kei Nishikori net worth||$9 million||$13.9 million|
|Milos Raonic net worth||$12 million||$12.38 million|
|Stan Wawrinka net worth||$8 million||$22.97 million|
10 Millionaire Women in the U.S. Open 2016
The famed sisters of tennis, Serena and Venus Williams, top this list of the highest-earning female tennis players attending the U.S. Open. Serena maintains her hold as the No. 1 women’s singles champion with 71 career singles titles to her name. Venus ranks just behind her sister, at No. 6, with 49 career singles titles.
|Name||Net Worth||Career Winnings|
|Victoria Azarenka net worth||$15 million||$28.24 million|
|Simona Halep net worth||$14 million||$13.83 million|
|Angelique Kerber net worth||Unknown||$14.31 million|
|Garbine Muguruza net worth||$12 million||$9 million|
|Flavia Pennetta net worth||$7 million||$14.2 million|
|Samantha Stosur net worth||Unknown||$16.25 million|
|Roberta Vinci net worth||$4 million||$10.83 million|
|Serena Williams net worth||$160 million||$80.9 million|
|Venus Williams net worth||$75 million||$34.15 million|
|Caroline Wozniacki net worth||$20 million||$20.89 million|
Men’s tennis career earnings from ATP World Tour and women’s tennis career earnings from the Women’s Tennis Association. Net worth figures are indicative of assets versus liabilities and are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.