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Cincinnati Open Prize Money

2022 Breakdown & Historicals

By Jon Crim
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From its humble beginnings in 1899 at the Avondale Athletic Club, the Cincinnati Open has a rich history and dedicated fan base that has supported its growth into a premiere Masters and WTA 1000 tournament, which offers big prize money for men and women.

Now known as the Western & Southern Open due to the title sponsor’s involvement, the tournament is one of six US Open Series tournaments leading up to the US Open at the end of August.

In 2022, the ATP tournament’s prize money rises to its highest mark at $6,280,880, equating to €6,167,667 and £5,201,762.

The winner on the men’s side will take home a generous $970,020 paycheck, while the runner-up will pocket $529,710, which has increased 48% and 49% compared to last year.

In doubles, the champion pair will earn $297,620, and the runner-up team will split $161,670, which, although not typical, are massive 310%, and 218% jumps over 2021.

WTA prize money is up 20% to $2,527,250, which translates to €2,482,100 and £2,093,068, but it’s still 15% lower than its peak in 2019, which was $2,944,486.

The ladies champion will earn $412,000 for her efforts, while the runner-up will receive a check for $242,800, which are impressive 61% and 29% increases compared to last year.

The remainder of this guide provides a complete breakdown of the Cincinnati Open’s prize money and historical data for reference.

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2022 Full Breakdown

At a high level, tournament organizers distribute roughly 80% of prize money at the Cincinnati Open to singles, while the doubles events receive the remaining funds.

Like many professional tennis tournaments this year, both disciplines have experienced significant bumps in prize money versus 2021 because the Cincinnati Open is running at total capacity. Whereas last year tournament officials limited capacity due to COVID, resulting in a reduction in revenue and prize money.

The following tables break down prize money by round since 2006 for men and 2008 for women. You can scroll left to right to view the entire data set.

For comparison, I’ve converted US dollars to Euros and Sterling pounds, which I calculate using the prior year’s exchange rate on the day of the final for a close approximation of value.

ATP Singles

Dollar

US Dollar20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012201120102009200820072006
Winner$970,020$654,815$285,000$1,114,225$1,088,450$954,225$834,700$731,000$638,850$583,800$535,600$496,000$443,500$443,500$420,000$400,000$400,000
Runner-up$529,710$354,720$185,015$564,005$533,690$467,880$409,270$358,375$313,240$286,240$262,610$243,200$222,000$222,000$210,000$200,000$200,000
Semifinal$289,655$197,710$124,000$289,290$268,600$235,480$205,980$180,370$157,645$144,060$132,165$122,400$113,725$113,725$105,000$100,000$100,000
Quarterfinal$157,995$116,655$98,500$149,100$136,580$119,740$104,740$91,715$80,165$73,255$67,205$62,240$59,200$59,200$51,000$49,000$49,000
Round 3$84,510$68,325$73,250$74,695$70,925$62,180$54,390$47,625$41,625$38,040$34,900$32,320$31,000$31,000$26,200$25,000$25,000
Round 2$45,315$41,500$43,450$39,120$37,395$32,780$28,675$25,110$21,945$20,055$18,400$17,040$16,250$16,250$17,250$14,000$14,000
Round 1$25,110$23,650$24,560$22,045$20,190$17,700$15,840$13,555$11,850$10,860$9,935$9,200$8,500$8,500$8,500$7,000$7,000
Qualies Round 2$12,860$12,595$12,595$8,435$4,650$4,080$3,570$3,125$2,500$2,500$2,290$2,120$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,000
Qualies Roud 1$6,735$6,655$5,655$4,220$2,370$2,075$1,820$1,590$1,270$1,270$1,165$1,080$1,000$1,000$1000$1,000$1,000

Euro

Please note that all historical data for the Cincinnati Open prize money in euros considers exchange rates on the day of the final for the years listed.

Euro20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012201120102009200820072006
Winner€945,346€553,170€238,504€1,004,485€951,684€811,740€738,980€631,283€478,181€437,815€433,684€345,373€351,120€310,313€269,854€296,956€310,824
Runner-up€516,236€299,658€154,831€508,456€466,631€398,016€362,337€309,488€234,461€214,663€212,640€169,344€175,758€155,332€134,927€148,478€155,412
Semifinal€282,287€167,020€103,770€260,798€234,850€200,318€182,359€155,765€117,998€108,036€107,016€85,229€90,036€79,572€67,463€74,239€77,706
Quarterfinal€153,976€98,547€82,430€134,415€119,418€101,860€92,729€79,204€60,004€54,937€54,417€43,339€46,869€41,422€32,768€36,377€38,076
Round 3€82,360€57,719$61,300€67,338€62,013€52,895€48,153€41,128€31,156€28,528€28,259€22,505€24,543€21,690€16,834€18,560€19,427
Round 2€44,162€35,058€36,361€35,267€32,696€27,885€25,387€21,685€16,426€15,040€14,899€11,865€12,865€11,370€11,083€10,393€10,879
Round 1€24,471€19,979€20,553€19,874€17,653€15,057€14,024€11,706€8,870€8,144€8,045€6,406€6,729€5,947€5,461€5,197€5,439
Qualies Round 2€12,533€10,640€10,540€7,604€4,066€3,471€3,161€2,699€1,871€1,875€1,854€1,476€1,583€1,399€1,285€1,485€1,554
Qualies Roud 1€6,564€5,622€4,732€3,804€2,072€1,765€1,611€1,373€951€952€943€752€792€700€643€742€777

British Sterling Pound

Please note that all historical data for the Cincinnati Open prize money in British sterling pounds considers exchange rates on the day of the final for the years listed.

Sterling Pound20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012201120102009200820072006
Winner£800,733£471,468£215,041£918,021£854,021£741,295£639,396£463,891£382,019£373,085£340,912£301,254£286,351£270,361£214,176£201,187£211,517
Runner-up£437,266£255,399£139,599£464,689£418,745£363,475£313,509£227,424£187,311£182,926£167,153£147,712£143,337£135,333£107,088£100,594£105,759
Semifinal£239,105£142,352£93,562£238,349£210,749£182,934£157,785£114,463£94,268£92,063£84,124£74,342£73,428£69,328£53,544£50,297£52,879
Quarterfinal£130,422£83,992£74,321£122,845£107,164£93,021£80,233£58,202£47,937£46,815£42,776£37,803£38,223£36,089£26,007£24,645£25,911
Round 3£69,761£49,194$55,269£61,542£55,649£48,305£41,664£30,223£24,891£24,310£22,214£19,630£20,016£18,898£13,361£12,574£13,220
Round 2£37,407£29,880£32,784£32,231£29,341£25,465£21,966£15,935£13,123£12,816£11,712£10,350£10,492£9,906£8,797£7,042£7,403
Round 1£20,728£17,028£18,531£18,163£15,842£13,750£12,134£8,602£7,086£6,940£6,324£5,588£5,488£5,182£4,335£3,521£3,702
Qualies Round 2£10,616£9,068£9,503£6,950£3,648£3,170£2,735£1,983£1,495£1,598£1,458£1,288£1,291£1,219£1,020£1,006£1,058
Qualies Roud 1£5,560£4,792£4,267£3,477£1,860£1,612£1,394£1,009£759£812741.53£656£646£610509.94£503£529

ATP Doubles (Per Pair)

2022US DollarEuroSterling Pound
Winner$297,620€245,678£290,029
Runner-up$161,670€133,454£157,546
Semifinal$88,800€73,302£86,535
Quarterfinal$48,990€40,440£47,740
Round 2$26,940€22,238£26,253
Round 1$14,700€12,134£14,325

WTA Singles

Dollar

US Dollar202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Winner$412,000$255,220$285,000$544,500$544,500$522,450$515,000$467,300$467,300$426,000$385,000$360,000$360,000$350,000$28,000
Runner-up$242,800$188,945$152,999$269,576$269,576$260,970$247,320$227,000$227,000$213,000$192,000$180,000$180,000$175,000$15,000
Semifinal$125,000$100,250$75,000$133,850$133,850$128,330$123,665$113,770$113,770$104,700$96,100$90,000$90,000$87,500$8,025
Quarterfinal$57,440$47,820$43,000$62,660$62,660$60,105$58,390$54,170$54,170$49,040$45,750$41,450$41,450$40,000$4,300
Round 3$28,730$24,200$22,000$30,330$30,330$29,100$29,320$26,090$26,090$23,730$22,060$20,550$20,550$20,000$2,300
Round 2$16,340$15,330$14,200$15,600$15,600$14,965$15,205$13,370$13,370$12,200$11,300$10,575$10,575$10,275
Round 1$11,725$12,385$11,000$8,300$8,300$7,850$12,205$7,215$7,215$6,400$6,100$5,500$5,500$5,400$1,315
Qualies Round 2$6,880$7,258$5,000$5,100$5,100$3,275$3,230$2,930$2,930$2,670$2,050$1,995$1,995$1,935$670
Qualies Roud 1$3,580$3,745$3,000$3,090$3,090$1,987$1,960$1,775$1,775$1,620$1,080$1,035$1,035$1,000$360

Euro

Euro202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Winner€401,460€216,320€240,638€490,872€476,082€444,438€455,942€403,555€349,775€319,474€311,741€250,674€285,013€244,892€19,591
Runner-up€236,588€160,147€129,184€243,025€235,703€222,002€218,958€196,034€169,910€159,737€155,466€125,337€142,507€122,446€10,495
Semifinal€121,802€84,970€63,326€120,667€117,031€109,168€109,484€98,250€85,157€78,519€77,814€62,668€71,253€61,223€5,615
Quarterfinal€55,970€40,531€36,307€56,489€54,787€51,130€51,694€46,781€40,546€36,777€37,045€28,862€32,816€27,988€3,009
Round 3€27,995€20,512$18,576€27,343€26,519€24,755€25,958€22,531€19,528€17,796€17,862€14,309€16,270€13,994
Round 2€15,922€12,993€11,990€14,064€13,640€12,730€13,461€11,546€10,007€9,149€9,150€7,364€8,372€7,189€1,609
Round 1€11,425€10,497€9,288€7,483€7,257€6,678€10,805€6,231€5,400€4,800€4,939€3,830€4,354€3,778€920
Qualies Round 2€6,704€6,152€4,222€4,598€4,459€2,786€2,860€2,530€2,193€2,002€1,660€1,389€1,579€1,354€469
Qualies Roud 1€3,488€3,174€2,533€2,786€2,702€1,690€1,735€1,533€1,329€1,215€874€721€819€700€252

Sterling Pound

Sterling Pound202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Winner£339,328£184,039£217,391£448,619£427,226£405,868£394,500£296,548£279,436£272,241£245,054£218,652£232,438£213,363£17,069
Runner-up£199,973£136,248£116,704£222,106£211,515£202,736£189,452£144,054£135,741£136,121£122,209£109,326£116,219£106,681£9,144
Semifinal£102,951£72,290£57,208£110,280£105,022£99,694£94,730£72,198£68,032£66,910£61,168£54,663£58,110£53,341£4,892
Quarterfinal£47,308£34,483£32,799£51,626£49,164£46,693£44,728£34,376£32,393£31,340£29,120£25,175£26,763£24,384£2,621
Round 3£23,662£17,451$16,781£24,989£23,798£22,607£22,460£16,557£15,601£15,165£14,041£12,481£13,268£12,192
Round 2£13,458£11,054£10,831£12,853£12,240£11,626£11,647£8,485£7,995£7,797£7,193£6,423£6,828£6,264£1,402
Round 1£9,657£8,931£8,391£6,838£6,512£6,098£9,349£4,579£4,314£4,090£3,883£3,341£3,551£3,292£802
Qualies Round 2£5,666£5,234£3,814£4,202£4,002£2,544£2,474£1,859£1,752£1,706£1,305£1,212£1,288£1,180£408
Qualies Roud 1£2,949£2,701£2,288£2,546£2,424£1,544£1,501£1,126£1,061£1,035£687£629£668£610£219

WTA Doubles (Per Pair)

2022US DollarEuroSterling Pound
Winner
Runner-up
Semifinal
Quarterfinal
Round 2
Round 1

Prize Money by Year

often increases, there are years when it decreases due to various factors influencing the event’s revenue.

Generally, the most crucial factors affecting revenue are ticket sales, sponsorships, merchandise, and concessions, so if the tournament underperforms in a given year, prize money will often decrease.

For example, in 2020 and 2021, tournament officials held the Western & Southern Open with reduced capacity, resulting in significantly lower prize money than what it offered in 2019.

Since 2008, the annual prize money at the tournament has increased every other year for the ATP and WTA. For full context, the following table outlines the total yearly prize money at the event starting in 2006 for the men and 2008 for the women.

Keep in mind that prize money was significantly lower in 2008 for women because it was a tier 3 event at the time.

ATP

YearATP – Cincinnati Open Total Prize Money% Change
2022$6,280,88030%
2021$4,845,02515%
2020$4,222,190-30%
2019$6,056,2807%
2018$5,669,36014%
2017$4,973,12014%
2016$4,362,38513%
2015$3,862,66515%
2014$3,356,7159%
2013$3,079,5559%
2012$2,825,2809%
2011$2,592,0007%
2010$2,430,0000%
2009$2,430,0003%
2008$2,365,0008%
2007$2,200,0000%
2006$2,200,000

Please note that all data is in US dollars.

WTA

YearWTA – Cincinnati Open Total Prize Money% Change
2021$2,114,989-6%
2020$2,250,829-24%
2019$2,944,4862%
2018$2,874,2991%
2017$2,836,9041%
2016$2,804,0004%
2015$2,701,2405%
2014$2,567,0008%
2013$2,369,0009%
2012$2,168,4006%
2011$2,050,0002%
2010$2,000,0000%
2009$2,000,0001043%
2008$175,000

Please note that all data is in US dollars.

FAQs

Here are a few frequently asked questions from fans and attendees about the Cincinnati Open’s prize money.

How much does the winner earn at the Cincinnati Open?

For 2022, the ATP winner at the Cincinnati Open will take home $970,020, which translates to €955,038 and £804,573.

For the WTA, the winner will earn $412,000 or €405,531 and £341,729.

How much does the runner-up earn at the Cincinnati Open?

For 2022, the ATP runner-up at the Cincinnati Open will take home $529,710, which translates to €521,393 and £439,362.

For the WTA, the runner-up will earn $242,800 or €238,988 and £201,388.

Is the Cincinnati Open’s prize money taxed?

Yes. The United States government taxes all player earnings at the Cincinnati Open, reaching as high as 37%.

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