Prize boost for Roland Garros

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The men’s and women’s singles champions will each receive 1.8m euros, a raise of 150,000 euros from 2014.

The two beaten finalists will each earn 900,000 euros, which is 75,000 euros more than 12 months ago. ?? ?? ?? ????

Tournament director and French Tennis Federation general director Gilbert Ysern said: “This notable increase in prize money is part of the four-year plan that was put in place for 2013 until 2016.” ?? ?? ?? ?? ????

There are also notable increases for players losing during the first week of the 15-day tournament. ?? ????

The clay court Grand Slam at Roland Garros begins on May 24.