rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » French Open prize money gets $4 million boost

French Open prize money gets $4 million boost

April 15, 2013 18:15 IST

The French Open's total prize money for 2013 has been increased by more than three million euros to 22 million euros, organisers said on Monday.

The winners of the men's and women's singles titles will each earn 1.5 million euros, up 250,000 euros from last year.

French OpenOrganisers added that the move was part of plans to boost the total prize money by a further 10 million euros to 32 million euros by 2016.

In comparison, US Open prize money will reach $33.6 million this year and rise to $50 million by 2017, while Wimbledon prize money was more than 16 million pounds in 2012.

This year's Australian Open prize money was A$30 million.

Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Source:
© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.