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As Serena Williams looks to make history by becoming just the fourth female player to capture all four Grand Slams in the same calendar year, this year’s US Open ticket prices on the secondary market have increased considerably.

According to TiqIQ the average price for US Open tickets across all 24 sessions in 2015 is $448.69. That marks a 47.2% jump from last year’s average of $304.35. Since TiqIQ began record secondary market ticket data in 2011, the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament saw its most expensive year in 2013, when tickets averaged $316.60.

Ticket prices are significantly cheaper over the tournament’s first week through September 6 than the second week, which will be highlighted by the Finals on September 12 and 13. Week 1 US Open tickets on TiqIQ currently average $324.72, with Session 13 on September 6 the most expensive at an average price of $421.02 and a $115 get-in.

During the second week of play between September 7 and 13, the average secondary market price for US Open tickets is $533.66. Following the Round of 16, prices will only continue to increase as the Final rounds draw closer, and the respective Men and Women’s Final are garnering ticket prices that are both exceeding the $900 average.

Interestingly, the excitement surrounding William’s pursuit of the calendar Grand Slam has been enough to make the Women’s Final the most expensive individual session of the tournament in 2015. The median price for US Open women’s final tickets is now $970.56 on the secondary market, 5.5% more expensive than men’s final tickets, which average $919.70. The cheapest available ticket for the women’s final on September 12 is currently $156. If planning on just getting into the Men’s Final one day later, the cheapest ticket is $198.

Marin Cilic is looking to defend his Men’s title from a year ago. The 26-year-old Croatian native won his first and only Grand Slam title at the 2014 US Open, beating out Kei Nishikori for the coveted honor. Nishikori is now out. All eyes will be on Williams, however, as she pursues her 22nd Grand Slam title and seventh US Open. Pending a victory, she would join Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf as the only female players to win all four Grand Slams in the same year.