Roland Garros announces 2016 prize money
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.”
|Men's & Women's singles||Prize money
|Round of 16||€173,000||€145,000|
|Men's & Women's Doubles||Prize money
|Men's & Women's singles qualifiers||Prize money
|Loss in third round||€14,000||€12,000|
|Loss in second round||€7,000||€6,000|
|Loss in first round||€3,500||€3,000|