2013 Australian Open offers record prize money
Tennis Australia chief executive Steve Wood said on Tuesday the USD 4.1 million hike from the last tournament was the single biggest increase in the history of the opening Grand Slam of the season.
"We are proud to announce this major increase in prize money," he said.
"We have led the world in prize money for these incredible athletes and we want to ensure that the Australian Open continues to make a major contribution to the financial wellbeing of professional tennis players."
It follows reports in August that players on the ATP Tour, which runs the men's game, were considering a boycott of January's tournament in a bid to gain a higher percentage of Grand Slam event revenues for themselves.
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