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Here’s how much French Open players will cash in this year

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 26: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action during his first round victory against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on day 1 of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros stadium on May 26, 2019 in Paris, France. Source: Getty Images

This year’s French Open in Roland-Garros, Paris is well underway, with former champion Roger Federer marking his return today with a straight-set victory over Lorenzo Sonego.

But: onto the good stuff.

How much are tennis players in the French Open going to bank this year?

Last year, the total prize money for the French Open was a whopping $63.4 million, with the winners of the men’s and women’s singles title to receive $3.5 million each, which was an increase of $161,802 on 2017.

This year, Roland-Garros reports there’s been an 8 per cent increase on the 2018 prize winnings, with the total now sitting at a huge $68.9 million.

The winner of the men’s and women’s singles title is set to receive $3.7 million each (a 4.55 per cent increase on 2018), while the runner-up will bank $1.9 million (a 5.36 per cent increase on 2018).

Semi-finalists will still cash in just under $1 million, quarter-finalists will make $671,486 and just winning the first round will see players take home $74,435.

Qualifying round winnings have even been bumped up a whopping 15 per cent, with first round qualifiers seeing players win $11,326.

Doubles winners for both men’s and women’s will win $938,435 per pair, while runners-up will win $469,226 per pair.

Wheelchair singles winners have had their prize money bumped 12.77 per cent to $85,748, and semi-finalists have had a bump of 14.89 per cent to $21,841.

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