The prize money for the French Open will jump by 8 per cent this year. This year’s second grand slam will feature a total purse of €42.661m ($48.6m). The news comes on the same day that the tournament announced a new partnership with Infosys.
The Associated Press reports that the men’s and women’s champions will receive €2.3m each, an increase of nearly five per cent from last year. The runners-up will receive €1.18m, which is over a five-per-cent increase.
Those who qualify for the first round proper will see a 15-per-cent jump in earnings this year. Players who are eliminated in the third qualifying round, will also see a jump of nearly 15 per cent in earnings.