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>[Live-Reddit]< 2021 Australian Open Live: Reddit Stream #FreE: World’s best players to contest Australian Open 2021. Author Tennis Australia. Australia’s world No.1 Ash Barty and eight-time Australian Open
The first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne will see players compete for a new all-time high prize money pool as the Australian Open has just announced $71.5 million in prize money for 2021.
Despite the pandemic having dire economic consequences worldwide, the 2021 prize money total shows a small rise of 0.70% vs last year. There is a strong focus on qualifiers and early-round losers who see double-digit percentage growth compared to what they could have earned 12 months ago.
Players losing in the first round of qualifying will take home $25,000, while players losing in the first round of the main draw will earn $100,000 in prize money which are jumps of 25% and 11.11% respectively.
Those increases are seen across the majority of the main draw, except for the finalists, runners up and semi-finalists who see their paycheques significantly reduced compared to last year.