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French Open 2018 Prize Money (Men and Women Single’s winner to pocket €2.2 million)

French Open has got yet another prize money hike for 2018 tournament and it was announced that there will be an 8% increase in the total prize money fund for this year’s event take total purse to €39 million ($48m). The biggest increase was for the singles first round where 14.29% increase means first round losing players will get €40,000 ($47,500). While the winners of man’s and woman’s singles event will pocket as much as €2.2 million ($2.7m) each. Below is the entire breakdown of 2018 French Open Prize Money fund.

Roland Garros Prize Money

2017 French Open Prize Money – Breakdown

A total of €3 million increase see the prize money pool reach €39 million. Men & Women singles winner will earn massive €2.2 million each while the runners up in both men and women singles category taking home around €1.12 million. Total prize money allocated for singles event is increased from €23 million to massive €26 million (€13m for mens singles and €13 for women’s event).

The biggest increase will be for the qualifying rounds where losing players of first round in qualifying will get €6,000 each followed by €11,000 for losing players in qualifying round 2 and finally a massive €21,000 for losing players in third round of qualifiers. Thats on average 15% increase in prize money for qualifiers.

below is the breakdown of Prize Money in all categories and stages of the competition.

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2018 ROLAND GARROS PRIZE MONEY – €39 million ($48m)
 STAGES  Mens Singles Women Singls  Mens Doubles Women Doubles Mixed Doubles  Legends  Wheelchair 
Winners €2.2m €2.2m €560,000 €560,000 €120,000 €40,000 €22,000
Runnerups  €1.12m €1.12m €280,000 €280,000 €60 500 €28,000 €11,000
Semi-Finalists  €560,000 €560,000 €139,000 €139,000 €30,000 €22,000 €6,000
Quarter-Finalists  €380,000 €380,000 €76,000 €76,000 €17,000 €18,000 €3,500
4th Round €222,000 €222,000 €41,000 €41,000 €9,500
3rd Round  €130,000 €130,000 €22,000 €22,000 €4,750
2nd Round  €79,000 €79,000 €11,000 €11,000
1st Round  €40,000 €40,000
TOTAL €13m €13m €3m €3m €500,000 €300,000 €147,400

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In 2015 the euro dropped significantly compared to USD, Leaving French Open trailing other grand slams by a big margin in terms of total prize money pool. However French open authorities announced another 14% hike in total prize money pool in 2016, Followed by another 12% increase in 2017 and this year 8% increase takes French Open prize money pool to just around same numbers as US Open and Wimbledon. .

The increase in prize money is part of the 5 year plan (2015 to 2019) where every year there will be minimum 10% increase taking French Open Prize Money pool to somewhere between €40-€42 million by 2019.

Rafael Nadal and Jeļena Ostapenko won men’s and women’s singles French Open 2017 titles and they took home €2.1 million ($2.29m) each with their title wins. However, 2018 men’s and women’s singles winners will get a bigger chunk as not only there is there is increase in prize money but also that Euro is doing pretty well compared to USD.


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