Australian Open increases prize money, +25% for singles winners

The Australian OpenThe Australian Open might be in danger of disappearing, but they’re certainly not willing to give up.

Their aim is to take the Australian Open experience to a new level for both players and fans. Among other initiatives, record prize money will be offered in 2009.

The players at the Australian Open 2009 will be competing for a record AUD$22 million in prize money. The men’s and women’s singles winners will each win AUD$1.7m – an increase of more than 25 per cent.

The next Australian Open will take place from January 19th to February 1st, 2009. (source: Australian Open)

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