PARIS — French Open prize money will increase by eight percent at this year’s tournament to $48.6 million.
The French Tennis Federation says the men’s and women’s champions will receive $2.62 million, an increase of 4.55 percent from last year. Runners-up will receive $1.34 million, a 5.36 percent increase.
The biggest jump was 15 percent for those reaching the first round. They now get about $52,000, while quarterfinalists get roughly nine percent more at $473,000.
Players who go out in the third round of qualifying, failing to make the main draw, will receive $27,000, an increase of 14.29 percent.
The men’s and women’s doubles champions will get $660,000 and finalists $330,000 – both receiving about 3.5 percent more than last year.