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APNewsBreak: US Open tennis prizes to $50M by '17

Updated: March 19, 2013, 10:55 PM ET
Associated Press

Updates with USTA saying it did not consult other Grand Slam tournaments. With AP Photos.

By HOWARD FENDRICH

AP Tennis Writer

The U.S. Open tennis tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 -- nearly double what it was last year -- and switch back to a Sunday men's final in 2015, The Associated Press has learned.

As part of an unprecedented five-year agreement with the men's and women's professional tours, New York's Grand Slam also is making ...

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