French Open Winners to Receive Record $2 Million Prizes

But how much will France tax?


The winners of next month's French Open will receive a record 1.5 million euros ($2 million) each, while early-round losers will get the biggest raise as the clay- court tennis major responds to player demands for more equal distribution of prize money.

The Paris tournament will pay the singles champions 20 percent more than last year, while first-round losers will get 17 percent more. The biggest increase has been given to losers in the second, third and fourth rounds, who will all be paid 25 percent more, the event said in an e-mailed statement today.