French Open prize money: How much will the winners make in 2021? Purse, breakdown for field

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French Open prize money: How much will the winners make in 2021? Purse, breakdown for field

As the temperatures begin to rise, so is the action at tennis’ second Grand Slam of the year. Roland Garros heads into the second week with some of the biggest names still aiming for the La Coupe des Mousquetaires (men) or the Suzanne-Lenglen cup (women).

Alongside winning two of sports’ biggest trophies, the winner also walks away with some prize money. After a decrease in prize money for the 2020 edition (when the tournament was played in the fall due to the pandemic), the 2021 purse for Paris has also been reduced by 10.53 percent.

In 2020, the purse was $45.69 million and in 2021 it is set at $41.95 million. It’s a decrease of $6,977,070 from last year’s purse.

The men’s and women’s singles champions will earn approximately $1.69 million each. Last year, Iga Swiatek became Poland’s first Grand Slam singles champion. On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal added to his trophy case with his 13th win at Roland Garros and 20th career Grand Slam title. The pair each won $1.9 million

The men’s and women’s doubles champions win $289,235, while the mixed doubles champions win $148,523

While the amount has shifted in total, if a player loses in the qualifying or the first two rounds, they will make the same amount as last year’s tournament.

The doubles winners’ prize money has also taken a hit this year, though again, there’s an increase in pay for those going out in the early rounds.

In 2021, the winning pair takes home $148,523. First-rounders through quarterfinalists stayed stagnant from year to year.

Here’s how each major tournament breaks it down. 

All figures in USD.

Total:  $61.95 million

Winners:  $2.13 million
Runners-Up:  $1.16 million
Semi-finalist: $656,854.50
Quarter-finalist: $405,704.25
First-Round: $77,290

The Championships were canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but here are the 2019 figures.

Total: $51.88 million

Winners: $3.2 million
Runners-Up:  $1.6 million 
Semi-finalist:  $813,114.53
Quarter-finalist: $405,782.87
First-round:  $61,951.58

Total: $53.4 million

Winners: $3 million
Runners-Up: $1.5 million
Semi-finalists: $800,000
Quarter-finalists: $425,000
First-Round: $61,000

Article Found At – Sporting News



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