Friday, May 25, 2018

Women's Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs 2018 French Open Grand Slam at Roland Garros

The 2018 French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament for women players on the WTA circuit is taking place this month from May 27 to June 10, 2018, on the clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros located in Paris, France. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the women tennis players at the 2018 French Open.

The 2018 French Open is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments on the WTA circuit which means it easily has one of the highest prize money funds in tennis in 2018. Actual prize money at the 2018 French Open is $45.7 million.  

All prize money below is in American dollars converted from Euros. The prize money is not cumulative, players only earn the amounts shown for the last round they advance to. 

The highest ranked women playing in the 2018 French Open are Simona Halep from Romania, Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark, Garbine Muguruza from Spain and Elina Svitolina from the Ukraine. Serena Williams is playing as an unseeded player as she returns to this event after missing last year due to her first pregnancy.

After the prize money from each round the percentage increase from last year is also shown in parenthesis. While the percentage increases are quite large compared to last year part of the increases are due to the gain in the Euro vs the dollar from this time last year.

Women's Tennis Prize Money Up for Grabs 2018 French Open Grand Slam at Roland Garros

  • Winner - $2.57 million (up 9.4% from 2017)

  • Runner-Up - $1.306 million (up 9.8%)

  • Semifinalists - $653,080 (up 10.2%)

  • Quarter-finalists - $443,162 (up 16.6%)

  • Fourth Round - $258,900 (up 15.8%)

  • Third Round - $151,608 (up 14.9%)

  • Second Round - $92,130 (up 17.8%)

  • First Round - $46,649 (up 19.2%)

Qualifying Rounds Prize Money at the 2018 French Open

The following shows the payouts for the qualifying rounds at the 2018 French Open. The money shown is for the losers in each qualifying round. Players who win all three qualifying rounds move into the main draw and are guaranteed at least first round money there as shown right above.  

  • 1st round - $6,997

  • 2nd round - $12,828

  • 3rd round - $24,491

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