Are you a tennis fanatic? Then, do not miss to experience and stream the 2019 French Open commencing from May 27. The event will take place at Stade Roland Garros in Paris which will go on till June 9, 2019. Top players from all over the world will be competing in the singles, doubles mixed play, and special plays for the wheelchair players.
French Open 2019 is the second Grand Slam of this year and will comprise of 104 and 108 men and women players respectively. The prize money pot for the 2019 French Open has been set as €42.7 million which is 8% higher than last year. The USD equivalent of 2019 prize money is $47.5 million.
French Open 2019 Prize Money
The prize money for the French Open is gradually undergoing an increment every year. Comparing to 2018, the prize pot of 2019 French Open has incremented by 8 percent reaching a total of €42,661,000. Additionally, there has also been a drastic increase of 15 percent for the first round losers.
Players who succeed the quarterfinals to the least will receive prize money of 6 percent more compared to the previous year. However, if a player gets excluded in the first week of the tournament, he will receive an additional increment of 10 percent in his prize money.
What is the Prize Money for Men’s and Women’s Singles?
- The winner and the runner up for the Men’s and Women’s singles will receive an amount of €2,300,000 and €1,180,000 per player.
- The semi-finalists will receive a reward of €590,000 followed by the quarter-finalists with award money of €415,000.
What is the Prize Money for the Qualifying Rounds of Singles and Doubles?
- The prize amount took a rise of nearly 15 percent for the qualifying rounds.
- Each player will be receiving prize money of €24,000, €12,250 and €7,000 for third, second and first-round correspondingly.
Prize Money for Various Categories:
The prize money for each group has been allotted. We have covered all of them in both men’s and women’s category and have listed it down. Check it out in the section below.
Men’s and Women’s Doubles
- The winners for the Men’s and Women’s Doubles will be rewarded with €580,000 per team. Additionally, the Runners-up will be receiving €290,000 for the tournament. Compared to 2018, a rise of 3.57 percent in the prize money can be seen for both the winners and the runners-up.
- The Semi-finalists and the Quarter-finalists of the play will be rewarded with €146,000 and €79,500 per team.
- The winners of the mix doubles will be getting an amount of €122,000 per team.
- Moving on to the runners up, per team will be receiving reward money of €61,000.
- The semi-finalists and the quarter-finalists will be rewarded with €31,000 and €17,500 per team.
Wheelchair Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles
- The winner and the runner-up for Wheelchair Men’s and Women’s Singles will be rewarded with €53,000 and €26,500 respectively.
- Furthermore, the winners of the Wheelchair Men’s & Women’s Doubles will receive an amount of €16,000 per team following €8,000 for the Runners-up.
- Additionally, the wheelchair tennis events will comprise a new category which is named as Quad category. The winner and the runner up of the Quad Men’s Singles will be rewarded with prize money of €20,000 and €10,000 respectively. For the Quad Double Messieurs, the winners and the runners–up will receive an amount of €4,000 and €2,000 respectively.
Check out the complete prize money break down of French Open in the table below.
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French Open: Prize Money History
The percent of the French Open Prize Money has not been a gradual increment, as you can see in the table below. The 2013 French Open saw the highest increment of 17.53% which later dropped to 13.72% in 2014. However, the prize money kept increasing as a year passed by. Check out the French Open Prize Money History.
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Champions of 2018 French Open
- The 2018 Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles were won by Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep respectively.
- The winners of the Men’s Doubles were Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
- Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova became the champions for the 2018 Women’s Doubles.
- The Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles were succeeded by Tseng Chun-Hsin and Cori Gauff respectively, following Ondrej Styler and Naoki Tajima in Men’s Doubles and Iga Swiatek and Caty McNally in Women’s Doubles.
- Singo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji took the leading position in Wheelchair Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles respectively.
- Last but not the least, the Wheelchair Men’s Doubles was won by Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer following Aniek Van Koot and Diede de Groot in the Wheelchair Women’s Doubles.