The US Open tennis Grand Slam by the numbers
The GIST: The US Open — tennis’ fourth and final Grand Slam of the season — begins today, and this year’s tournament is special for a few reasons. Let’s take a look at this year’s event by the numbers.
50: The number of years the event has offered equal prize money to the men’s and women’s winners, thanks to the one and only Billie Jean King. Sponsors, including JP Morgan, have come to the
court table by underwriting bespoke content to celebrate.
$65M: As in this year’s record-setting purse. Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3M, an increase from 2022 but down from 2019, in an effort to have a larger distribution of prize money to support all players. Love to see it.
24: The number of sponsors for this year’s event. The tournament, which will air on Disney platforms like ABC, ESPN, and ESPN+, also sold out its advertising inventory, bringing on nearly 150 advertisers. After last year’s rating surge, this comes as no surprise.
776,120: Last year’s IRL attendance, setting a record in the process. Can the USTA do it again this year?