| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo credit: Getty Images/aerogondo
Photo credit: Getty Images/aerogondo

In 2019, the Roland Garros tournament’s prize fund has risen by eight percent over last year, to reach a total of $48,420,320.32.

The President of the French Tennis Federation Bernard Giudicelli and French Open Director Guy Forget wanted to continue narrowing the gap between the amounts awarded to the tournament winners (women’s and men’s singles) and to the players who are knocked out in the first round.

The players who are beaten in “Week One” of the tournament will see a significant increase in their prize money (in excess of 10 percent on average, from the first round to the Round of 16).

A special effort has been made for the qualifying rounds, whose prize money has risen by an average of nearly 15 percent.