French Open Prize Money 2018: How much will players earn?

French Open Prize Money 2018: The clay court season has been up and running with the conclusion of the Monte Carlo Masters taking place just last Sunday. But we already have some news from the ultimate clay court tournament, The French Open, which is still 4 weeks away from its commencement have increased French Open 2018 Prize Money by 12 percent on last year’s pot. The French Open has increased prize money for 2018 edition to a total of £39million which is a rise of about 3 million euros from last year’s event. Check How to Watch French Open 2018 Live Stream

After the prize money announcement, the singles first round will now get 14.29% more money. The players losing in the first round will get €40,000 ($47,500). While the winners of men’s and women’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. The 2018 Roland Garros in Paris is scheduled for May 27 to June 10.

French Open 2018 Prize Money

2018 Roland Garros Prize Money Breakdown

The total pot will now be 39 million euros as opposed to last year’s 32 million euros. This has been done just to narrow the gap between the earnings of winners and losers of each round. The winners of men’s and women’s singles titles to take home 2.1 million euros each which is an increase of 100,000 euros.

But the biggest increase in the French Open 2018 Prize Money has arrived in the form of the qualifying rounds where the prize money will rise a whopping 33 percent from last year. The amount handed out to the winner will rise by only five percent from 2 million euros to 2.1 million euros. Whereas, a first-round loser will receive an increase of 17 percent from 30,000 euros to 35,000 euros.

French Open 2018 Prize Money

Stage Men and women’s singles Increase on 2017 figures (%)
Winner €2.2m 4.6
Runner-up €1.12m 5.66
Semi-final € 560,000 5.66
Quarter-final € 380,000 11.76
4th round € 222,000 11
3rd round € 130,000 10.17
2nd round € 79,000 12.86
1st round € 40,000 14.29

The increment in French Open 2018 Prize Money makes the tournament a little more gripping as the lower ranked players will now have a little extra motivation to perform well. (Prize money table source is totalsportek.com)

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