The winner of the women's singles title in the Australian Open would win $2,650,000. This is the same amount for the men's
The men's singles winner at the Australian Open receives a miniature replica of the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup.
Men's singles winner was Roger Federer. Women's singles winner was Justine Henin.
Djokovic defeats Tsonga
The Women's Singles at the 2009 Australian Open was won by Serena Williams, who beat Dinara Safina in the final.
For 2011, the winner of the Australian Open are as follows: Men's Singles: Novak Djokovic Women's Singles: Kim Clijsters Men's Doubles: Bob & Mike Bryan Women's Doubles: Gisela Dulko & Flavia Pennetta
Men's & women's singles: $1,370,000 Men's & women's doubles: $446,020 Mixed doubles: $134,460
Salaries are based on ratings and how many folks watch the competition. Currently, most women's sports are not as popular nor have as many viewers as men's sports. Therefore, salaries are lower. There are some sporting events where women make the same amount as men. The major tournaments in tennis are one example. For the 2008 Australian Open, both the men's singles winner and the women's singles winner won $1,197,739.20 (US). Both the men's singles winner and the ladies singles winner at the 2007 Wimbledon Championship won $1.4 million (US).