Paris: French Open prize money will increase by 14 per cent this year, with the men's and women's champions winning 2 million euros ($2.25 million) each — an increase of 200,000 euros ($225,000).
Roland Garros organisers say that the total prize money of about 32 million euros ($36 million) is an increase of 4 million euros ($4.5 million) from last year.
The biggest increase of 20 perc ent is for players who lose in the second, third and fourth rounds.
This year's tournament in Paris is scheduled for May 22-June 5. The defending champions are Stan Wawrinka and Serena Williams.