US Open prize money will reach $50 million by 2017 and the event will return to a Sunday finish in 2015 under a five-year deal announced on Wednesday between organizers and the ATP and WTA tours.
Li Na of China hits an overhead to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida, March 21, 2013.
The US Open will revert back to a 14-day tournament from 2015 after United States Tennis Association (USTA) officials reached an agreement with players on restructuring the playing schedule and increasing prize money.
The schedule of WTA games in 2013.
Maria Sharapova rose to number two in the rankings on Monday after her impressive title run at the BNP Paribas Open but says she is motivated much more by Grand Slam glory than the prospect of regaining the top spot.
Rafa Nadal added another triumphant chapter to his remarkable comeback when he came from a set and 0-2 down to beat Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday.
Second seed Maria Sharapova won her first title since last year's French Open with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.
Erratic serving cost Andy Murray dearly as the US Open champion was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals 6-7 6-3 6-1 by Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro on Friday.
Victoria Azarenka's boyfriend, American musician and rapper Redfoo, has entered the US Open national playoffs in a bid to earn a spot in the final grand slam of the year.
Rafa Nadal produced vintage form against an out-of-sorts Roger Federer, crushing the Swiss 6-4 6-2 in their heavily anticipated quarter-final at the BNP Paribas on Thursday.
One of the most charismatic players in the game for nearly a decade, Rafa Nadal has commanded much more attention than usual at the BNP Paribas Open, his first hardcourt tournament in almost a year.
No one knows better than Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro how difficult it is to win a grand slam title in the era of the "Big Four" of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray.