Record prize money at the French Open
The prize money spiral at the Grand Slam tournaments continues to turn. At this year’s French Open, players can look forward to over 39 million euros.
The French Open is increasing its prize money this year by almost ten percent to 39.197 million euros. This was announced by Guy Forget, tournament director of the second Grand Slam of the year, on Tuesday.
So far, the tennis pros could only earn more money at the US Open 2017 (approx. 43.3 million euros). The 117. The 7th edition of the sand court tournament at Stade Roland Garros in Paris will take place from 27. May till 10. June instead of.
For years, the prize money for the four Grand Slams has been increasing. Craig Tiley, tournament director of the Australian Open, announced in January that he wanted to break the sound barrier of 100 million dollars over the next five years. By way of comparison: five years ago, the French Open paid out 22 million euros.
This year, the winners in the men’s and women’s singles will receive 2.2 million euros. The losers of the first round may console themselves with 40,000 euros. Defending champions are Rafael Nadal (Spain) and Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia).