French Open increases prize money

The singles champions at the French Open will each receive $1.7

million, up from about $1.4 million last year.

Organizers say total prize money for the clay-court Grand Slam

tournament is going up to $25 million from about $20.7 million in


Women gained parity in prize money at the tournament four years


The French Open will be held from May 22-June 5 at Roland


Wimbledon announced a day earlier that its singles champions

will each receive $1.8 million and that total prize money will be

$23.8 million.