US Open Tennis 2017 Results: Final Look at Women's Bracket and Prize Money

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist ISeptember 10, 2017

Sloane Stephens, of the United States, holds up the championship trophy after beating Madison Keys, of the United States, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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Sloane Stephens is the women's 2017 U.S. Open champion after a 6-3, 6-0 victory over fellow American Madison Keys in Saturday’s final at Flushing Meadows, New York.

The victory is the 24-year-old's first Grand Slam title and is accompanied by a cheque for $3,700,000.

Stephens' reaction to being awarded the prize money was also a highlight of the final, as shown by Arash Markazi at ESPN:

Here we look at the prize money from the final Slam of the year:

     

2017 U.S. Open Prize Money

Winner—$3,700,000

Runner-up—$1,825,000

Semi-finalist—$920,000

Quarter-finalist—$470,000

Round of 16—$253,625

Round of 32—$144,000

Round of 64—$86,000

Round of 128—$50,000

A full list of the prize money available is provided by the US Open.

The full women's bracket for 2017's tournament can be found here.

     

Stephens took a little over an hour to complete her victory, as noted by Stuart Fraser at The Times:

The win will also see her soar up the rankings, as illustrated by ESPN Stats & Info:

As the scoreline suggests, it was a one-sided final, with Keys looking nervous from the start, perhaps understandably with both players in a Grand Slam final for the first time.

In contrast Stephens showed real composure, playing carefully and with intelligence, as highlighted by Ben Rothenberg at the New York Times:

The win when it came was followed by a touching moment with the two players embracing at the net, as captured by the US Open's official Twitter account:

Despite the final taking barely over an hour to complete, the attitude and sporting spirit demonstrated by both players brought warm tributes from former players:

Stephens' victory seals a remarkable comeback after a lengthy injury lay-off, and while the final itself may have been something of a letdown, the future now looks far brighter with the 24-year-old heading back into the top 20.