French Open Prize Money 2017: 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 prize money by 14 per cent on last year’s pot. The French Open has increased prize money for 2017 edition to a total of £36million which is a rise of about 4 million euros from last year’s event.
Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza are the singles defending champions. The 2017 Roland Garros in Paris is scheduled for May 28 to June 11.
2017 Roland Garros Prize Money Breakdown
The total pot will now be 36 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 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 Prize Money 2017
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This can make 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)