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It started almost three years back and now we have been witnessing a consistent rise in prize money in Grand Slam events. Amidst present state of affairs, when other sport authorities have been announcing a whopping increment in prize money for the players, such announcements have come forth as a welcome news for tennis fraternity and professionals.
Following the All England Club, organizers of the French Open have decided to increase the prize money of singles champions from this year onwards. Well, the singles champions at the French Open will each receive $1.7 million, up from about $1.4 million last year.At the same time, organizers also declared that the total prize money for this clay-court Grand Slam tournament is going up to $25 million from about $20.7 million in 2010.
Last year, Rafael Nadal and Francesca schiavone won the men’s and women’s singles finals respectively. The total cash prize last year was €16,807,400. This year the total cash prize money for Roland Garros 2011 is €17,520,000.
Here’s the 2011 Roland Garros Winners Prize Money Breakdown:
French Open 2011 Men’s and Women’s Singles:
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