PARIS - The French Open prize money pool has risen to 25 million euros (S$43.27 million) after the country's tennis federation announced a three million euro increase to overall winnings on Tuesday.
The FFT added that the men's and women's champions would benefit from a 10 percent rise in earnings, each banking 1.65 million euros for winning the singles titles in Paris. "This noticeable progression of the Roland Garros prize money is part of the four-year plan for the 2013-16 period," tournament director and FFT general director Gilbert Ysern said in a statement.
Last year, Wimbledon had a total prize pool of 22.56 million euros, while the US Open had a US$33.6 million purse.
This year's Australian Open prize money pool was US$33 million.