US Open winners Bianca Andreescu and Rafael Nadal share top spot on last month’s Money List, thanks to their respective US Open triumphs.
The Canadian and the Spaniard finished ahead of the in-form Russian Daniil Medvedev, who carried his US Open form into his very next event in St Petersburg, where he won the trophy to collect an extra ~$200,000.
Serena Williams and tour workhorse Elina Svitolina round out the top five in September.
With US$3.85 million on offer to the champions at Flushing Meadows, this represents the biggest champion’s cheque of any of the four Grand Slam tournaments.
=1. Bianca Andreescu — $3,850,000
Andreescu’s breakthrough Grand Slam title in New York delivered the Canadian teen the biggest paycheck of her career and boosted her 2019 earnings over US$6 million, a figure also helped by her big WTA titles at Indian Wells and Toronto.
=1. Rafael Nadal — $3,850,000
The Spaniard’s fourth career title at Flushing Meadows was his second major title this season after he triumphed yet again at Roland Garros. Having won 48 of his 54 matches this year, Nadal has earned almost US$12 million in 2019.
3. Daniil Medvedev — $2,103,410
The Russian followed up his first appearance in a Grand Slam final in New York with victory on home soil at the ATP tournament in St Petersburg, pushing his September earnings north of US$2 million.
4. Serena Williams — $1,900,000
Serena’s second consecutive appearance in the final at Flushing Meadows earned her a handy US$1.9 million, increasingly her total 2019 prize money to $4.3 million.
5. Elina Svitolina — $1,065,934
Of the four losing US Open semifinalists, the Ukrainian was the biggest earner in September due to the fact she flew straight to China and contested WTA events in Zhengzhou, Guangzhou and Wuhan, netting her an extra ~$106,000.
October is a lucrative month on the tennis calendar, with the WTA China Open and ATP Shanghai Masters representing the biggest earning opportunities and the ATP players also getting the chance to contest prestigious European indoor events.
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