Tennis stars’ hourly earnings from Open

KEY FINDINGS FROM STUDY INTO 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN PRIZE MONEY

– Women’s champion Angelique Kerber earned $116,000 an hour more than men’s winner Novak Djokovic

– The men spent a collective 633.83 hours on court and earned an average of $25,619 per hour each.

– The women’s total court time amounted to 401.54 hours, individually receiving an average of $40,439 an hour – a 63 per cent higher hourly pay rate than the men.

– While 47 of the lowest 50 singles earners per hour at the Open were men, women boasted 38 of the top 50 earners per hour, including 14 of the top 20.

– Former world No.1 and 14-times grand slam champion Rafael Nadal was the third-lowest earner per hour of the 256 singles competitors at Melbourne Park.

– Caroline Wozniacki was the lowest women’s singles earner per hour, but the Dane was still better off than 22 men following her marathon first-round loss.

– Almost 94 per cent of the women earned more per hour than half of the entire 128-strong men’s field.

– Alison Van Uytvanck didn’t win a game in a 53-minute first-round loss to Victoria Azarenka yet still featured in the top-10 earners for the tournament on an hourly basis.

TOP 20 PRIZE MONEY EARNERS BY THE HOUR AT THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS

1.Angelique Kerber – $332,757 – women’s champion

2.Novak Djokovic – $216,535 – men’s champion

3.Serena Williams – $208,105 – women’s runner-up

4.Andy Murray – $99,842 – men’s runner-up

5.Agnieszka Radwanska – $89,385 – women’s semi-finalist

6.Johanna Konta – $83,594 – women’s semi-finalist

7.Roger Federer – $69,747 – men’s semi-finalist

8.Victoria Azarenka – $66,115 – women’s quarter-finalist

9.Zhang Shuai – $57,720 – women’s quarter-finalist

10.Milos Raonic – $49,443 – men’s semi-finalist

11.Maria Sharapova – $48,484 – women’s quarter-finalist

12.Carla Suarez Navarro – $47,732 – women’s quarter-finalist

13.Bojana Jovanovski – $43,125 – women’s 1st rd

14.Gael Monfils – $41,322 – men’s quarter-finalist

=15.Alison Van Uytvanck – $39,205 – women’s 1st rd loser

=15.Mariana Duque-Marino – $39,205 – women’s 1st rd loser

=17.Filip Krajinovic – $38,333 – men’s 1st rd loser

=17.Jarmila Wolfe – $38,333 – women’s 1st rd loser

19.Annika Beck – $36,232 – women’s 4th rd loser

20.Maddison Inglis – $35,567 – women’s 1st rd loser

LOWEST 20 PRIZE MONEY EARNERS BY THE HOUR AT THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS

1.Malek Jaziri – $7,218 – men’s 1st rd loser

2.Ernests Gulbis – $7,309 – men’s 1st rd loser

3.Rafael Nadal – $7,371 – men’s 1st rd loser

4.Renzo Olivo – $7,662 – men’s 2nd rd loser

5.Gilles Muller – $7,712 – men’s 2nd rd loser

6.Tommy Robredo – $7,792 – men’s 2nd rd loser

7.Guido Pella – $7,874 – men’s 2nd rd loser

8.Fernando Verdasco – men’s 2nd rd loser

9.Fabio Fognini – $8,668 – men’s 1st rd loser

10.Jeremy Chardy – $8,759 – men’s 2nd rd loser

11.Simone Bolelli – $8,996 – men’s 2nd rd loser

12.Evgeny Donskoy – $9,119 – men’s 2nd rd loser

13.Taro Daniel – $9,375 – men’s 1st rd loser

14.Teymuraz Gabashvili – $9,400 – men’s 1st rd loser

15.Brian Baker – $9,452 – men’s 1st rd loser

16.Rajeev Ram – $9,884 – men’s 2nd rd loser

17.Daniel Munoz de la Nava – $9,913 – men’s 1st rd loser

18.Jiri Vesely – $10,000 – men’s 1st rd loser

19.Ivan Dodig – $10,298 – men’s 1st rd loser

20.Damir Dzumhur – $10,309 – men’s 2nd rd loser

*=23.Caroline Wozniacki – $10,781 – women’s 1st rd loser

*denotes Wozniacki was the lowest-earning women’s player per hour

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