The grand slam on clay has already started and the contenders are eying for a huge amount of prize money with the title.
The French Open 2018 that started on 27 May will last until 10 June. This year’s clay grand slam has a total of 39 million euros in prize money. The title winner – men’s and women’s singles – will receive a lofty 2.2 million euros each while the finalists will pocket 1.12 million euros.
Even the players playing the first round of the main draw will leave Paris with 40 thousand euros in their pocket.
In the men’s singles, world no. 1 Rafael Nadal is the most favorite of all for the title while Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov etc. are vying for the title.
Whereas, in the women’s singles, the defending champion Jelena Ostapenko, who disappointed Simona Halep last year to clinch the title, is already out of the title race this year.
Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina, and Angelique Kerber are on the race. Serena Williams is making her comeback after she had her first child. She has made it to the round of 32. Maria Sharapova has also reached the round of 32. It’s an open race for the 2.2 million euros in women’s singles.
Here is the list of the French Open 2018 Prize Money
|Stage||Men and women’s singles||Increase on 2017 figures (%)|
|4th round||€ 222,000||11|
|3rd round||€ 130,000||10.17|
|2nd round||€ 79,000||12.86|
|1st round||€ 40,000||14.29|