U.S. Open will set prize record

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NEW YORK -- The 2010 U.S. Open will offer the richest purse in tennis history, at over $22.6 million US, with the singles winners pocketing at least $1.7 million US apiece.

The overall prize money is up $1 million from last year, when Argentine Juan Martin del Potro and Belgian Kim Clijsters took home the titles, and plenty of cash.

This year's singles champs can make an additional $1 million US, or bonus money from the U.S. Open Series, which is a 10-tournament stretch linked to the year's final Grand Slam event.

The U.S. Open will commence Aug. 30 and end Sept. 12.


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