French Open prize money up to €2.2m for singles champions

An increase in prize money for the French Open has been announced, with singles winners receiving around five per cent more than last year.

Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal after the 2017 French Open final   -  Getty Images

Singles champions at this year's French Open will take home €2.2million, as the revised prize pot for Roland-Garros has been announced.

The overall pot has increased 10 per cent to over €39m, with the rise seeing winners, finalists and semi-finalists take around five per cent more than they did last year.

There is a bigger increase in prize money for those who fall by the wayside earlier in the tournament, as quarter-finalists now earn €380,000 and beaten first-round entrants €40,000.

Among the other announcements was confirmation that the draw will take place on May 24 at 7pm local time.

Rafael Nadal and Jelena Ostapenko were the singles winners in 2017.

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