By McCarton Ackerman
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic collected a cool $3.3 million for winning the men's singles title at this year's US Open, and he also received some significant bonus money for his outstanding performance this summer during the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
Djokovic received an additional $500,000 for coming in second place in the Series bonus challenge standings and then winning the 2015 US Open men's singles title. He reached the finals of both the Rogers Cup in Montreal and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The world No. 1 finished with 140 points in total, just five points shy of this year's Series champion, Andy Murray, who earned $70,000 in bonus prize money by reaching the fourth round at the Open.
World No. 1 Serena Williams earned $125,000 in bonus prize money for finishing in second place in the Series standings and then advancing to the semifinals of the US Open, which earned her $805,000. Williams won in Cincinnati and reached the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. She finished with 145 points, just five points less than this year's Series champion Karolina Pliskova.
Simona Halep earned a $62,500 bonus for coming in third place in the Series standings and also advancing to the semifinals of the US Open. The world No. 2 reached the finals in both Toronto and Cincinnati.
The top three finishers in the men's and women's standings collectively earned a total of $778,750 in bonus prize money, in addition to the $5,376,650 they collectively earned in singles during this year's US Open.
For more on how each Series Top 3 finisher fared at the US Open, go to USOpen.org.