Roland Garros announces 2016 prize money

Roland Garros

In total, the prize money will have increased by an historic 70% during this four-year period

Winners of this year’s French Open singles will receive a cheque for €2 million after organisers revealed a total prize pot of more than €32 million for the 2016 tournament

While the 2016 Roland Garros champions will receive an extra €200,000 compared with last year – representing an 11% increase, most of the prize fund has been committed to the rest of the field.

Players who lose before the quarter-finals who will see the most significant increases: singles players defeated in the second, third or fourth rounds will each collect 20% more than in 2015.

The total prize pot of €32,017,500 is a 14% increase compared to 2015, while the prize money total has increased by an astonishing 70% since 2012. Four years ago Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova both won €1,250,000 for winning the singles from a €18.7 million prize pot.

“This noticeable increase in prize money at Roland Garros is the final raise mentioned in the four-year plan drawn up for 2013 to 2016,” said Roland Garros tournament director Guy Forget.

“In total, the tournament’s prize money will have increased by an historic 70% during this four-year period, with a particular focus on those players who are eliminated in the first week, who have seen their earnings double.”
 

Roland Garros 2016 
Men's & Women's singles Prize money
2016
Prize money
2015
Champion €2,000,000 €1,800,000
Runner-up €1,000,000 €900,000
Semi-finalist €500,000 €450,000
Quarter-finalist €294,000 €250,000
Round of 16 €173,000 €145,000
Third Round €102,000 €85,000
Second Round €60,000 €50,000
First Round €30,000 €27,000

 

Men's & Women's Doubles Prize money
2016
Prize money
2015
Champions €500,000 €450,000
Runners-up €250,000 €225,000
Semi-finalist €125,000 €112,500
Quarter-finalist €68,000 €61,000
Third Round €37,000 €33,000
Second Round €19,000 €18,000
First Round €9,500 €9,000

 

Men's & Women's singles qualifiers Prize money
2016
Prize money
2015
Loss in third round €14,000 €12,000
Loss in second round €7,000 €6,000
Loss in first round €3,500 €3,000

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