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The 2016 Miami Open Masters has seen qualifying and the first round of the men’s and women’s singles division played out over the first three days of the tournament.
Some of the best in the world, such as Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, are participating in this year’s field as they look to add to their 2016 earnings.
Here’s a look at the prize money, complete purse and earnings information:
|Players Money||$5,961,035||Players Money||$5,961,035|
|Fees, Bonus, Pool||$1,076,560||Fees, Bonus, Pool||$883,104|
|Total Commitment||$7,037,595||Total Commitment||$6,844,139|
|Singles Winner||$1,028,300||Singles Winner||$1,028,300|
|Runner Up||$501,815||Runner Up||$501,815|
|Fourth Round||$67,590||Fourth Round||$67,590|
|Third Round||$36,170||Third Round||$36,170|
|Second Round||$19,530||Second Round||$19,530|
|First Round||$11,970||First Round||$11,970|
|Round of 16||$22,140|
For the third consecutive year, more money was committed to the men’s game than to the women’s game. Before this streak, both divisions of the game were getting the same amount of money every year since 2006.
Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player, has fallen into some hot water for comments he made Monday on equal pay between the men’s and women’s game, per the Press Association (via the Guardian):
I think that our men’s tennis world, ATP world, should fight for more because the stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the men’s tennis matches. I think that’s one of the reasons why maybe we should get awarded more. Women should fight for what they think they deserve and we should fight for what we think we deserve.
Those comments came shortly after then-Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore said that women’s players should “go down every night on [their] knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport.”
The world’s greatest women’s player in Williams went right back after them, via Chris Chase of FoxSports.com: “Novak is entitled to his opinion but if he has a daughter—I think he has a son right now—he should talk to her and tell her how his son deserves more money because he is a boy.”
Djokovic has since apologized for his comments and reached out to Williams to clear the air, according to Steve Brenner of the Guardian.
She’ll have an opportunity to continue to make Djokovic and Moore eat their words with a strong performance in Miami.
Purse numbers courtesy of MiamiOpen.com